21 mars 2017

A large wucai 'Daoist pantheon' beaker vase, Qing dynasty, Shunzhi period (1644-1661)

Lot 691. A large wucai 'Daoist pantheon' beaker vase, Qing dynasty, Shunzhi period (1644-1661). Estimate 7,000 — 9,000 USD. Lot sold 10,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   modeled after the archaic gu form, painted with Shoulao riding a crane and the Eight Daoist Immortals with their attributes in a heavenly garden amongst billowing clouds below a band of cracked-ice pattern encircling the mouth, the central section painted with chrysanthemums and peonies springing from rocks, the lower... [Lire la suite]

08 mars 2017

A rare wucai 'lotus scroll' tripod censer and cover, Wanli marks and period (1573-1620)

Lot 13. A rare wucai 'lotus scroll' tripod censer and cover, Wanli marks and period (1573-1620). Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. formed of three sections, the censer body of low cylindrical form supported on three ruyi-form feet below a flanged rim, vividly painted around the exterior with foliate lotus scrolls with blossoms in blue, red and white, between lotus sprays on the feet, and a blue-ground classic scroll at the rim, the interior fitted with a dish-shaped... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2017

A large and important wucai 'hundred deer' vase, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619)

Lot 12. A large and important wucai 'hundred deer' vase, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619). Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. sturdily potted, of ovoid form rising to a gently waisted neck with a lipped rim, painted in underglaze-blue, green, yellow, aubergine, brown and two shades of iron-red enamel with a continuous scene depicting a profusion of deer in widely varied poses, some resting or grazing, others prancing in playful contest, several partially hidden by... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2017

A wucai dragon censer, 17th century

Lot 2144. A wucai dragon censer, 17th century.  Estimate US$ 6,000 - 8,000 (€5,700 - 7,600). Photo: Bonhams. Of bombe form, painted in colored enamels and underglaze blue, with a pair of confronted dragons separated by the sun rising from behind a rock and crashing waves, all amid flaming wisps. 8 5/8in (22cm) diameter Note: A closely related censer was sold at Christie's, London, 15 December 2005, sale 5568, lot 406. Another similar censer was sold at Sotheby's, Amsterdam, 13 November 2006, sale... [Lire la suite]
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13 janvier 2017

An unusual wucai beaker vase, Shunzhi period (1644-1661)

Lot 3538. An unusual wucai beaker vase, Shunzhi period (1644-1661). Estimate $8,000 – $12,000. Price Realized $35,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The vase is decorated on the exterior in underglaze blue and shades of iron-red, green and aubergine glazes with a scene of a peacock perched on a rock beneath a prunus tree next to a flowering peony branch as another peacock flies above amidst smaller birds. 16 ½ in. (41.9 cm.) high  Provenance: J. Reuben Antiques, London, 1987.Collection of... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2017

A large wucai brush pot, Transitional period, circa 1650-1660

  Lot 3542. A large wucai brush pot, Transitional period, circa 1650-1660. Estimate $30,000 – $40,000. Price Realized $185,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The cylindrical brush pot is decorated on the exterior with a pheasant perched on a large blue rock, with large flowering tree peony branches and crab apple blossoms appearing from behind further rocks. On the other side two yellow-breasted birds with green wings flutter above a blue rock surrounded by bamboo and pine branches. The flat... [Lire la suite]

13 janvier 2017

A large wucai jar and cover, Shunzhi period (1644-1661)

Lot 3541. A large wucai jar and cover, Shunzhi period (1644-1661). Estimate $15,000 – $18,000. Price Realized $68,750. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015  The broad, high-shouldered jar is vibrantly decorated with two dragons, one yellow and one green, writhing above waves in pursuit of a pearl amidst flames. The cover is decorated with three Buddhist emblems enclosed by rocks and waves. The flat base is unglazed. 14 ¾ in. (37.4 cm.) high  Provenance: Frank Caro & Co.,... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2017

A wucai sleeve vase, Shunzhi period, circa 1645-1660

Lot 3545. A wucai sleeve vase, Shunzhi period, circa 1645-1660. Estimate $12,000 – $18,000. Price Realized $75,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The vase is decorated on the exterior in underglaze blue and iron-red and yellow, green and aubergine glazes with four oblong cartouches each containing a spray of either chrysanthemum, peony, magnolia or crab apple, all beneath the waisted neck with fruiting branches bearing vibrant peaches and pomegranates. The flat base is unglazed. 15 in.... [Lire la suite]
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12 janvier 2017

A wucai gu-form vase, Shunzhi period, circa 1650

Lot 3549. A wucai gu-form vase, Shunzhi period, circa 1650. Estimate $40,000 – $60,000. Price Realized $106,250. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The tall slender vase, of cylindrical form flaring toward the mouth, is brightly enameled and decorated on the upper register with a scene set against an iron-red diaper ground, depicting a fierce tiger standing in a blue-wash pool, and a sinuous dragon emerging from clouds above in pursuit of a flaming pearl. The scene is set above a band of flowers and... [Lire la suite]
12 janvier 2017

A rare wucai sleeve vase, Shunzhi period, circa 1645-1655

Lot 3547. A rare wucai sleeve vase, Shunzhi period, circa 1645-1655. Estimate $30,000 – $40,000. Price Realized $233,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The vase is of elongated, high-shouldered, tapering cylindrical form with a waisted neck and is finely decorated with a large Lake Tai garden rock amidst flowering branches of chrysanthemums, tree peonies, bamboo shoots, narcissi and millet stalks. The scene is set beneath sprays of lotus, peonies and camelia on the neck and an incised band on... [Lire la suite]