14 juin 2017

Coupe en porcelaine wucai, Marque et époque Wanli (1573-1619)

Lot 143. Coupe en porcelaine wucai, Marque et époque Wanli (1573-1619), 19,2 cm, 7 1/2  in. Estimation 9,000 — 12,000 €. Photo: Sotheby's.  peinte au centre d'un lettré accompagné de deux jeunes serviteurs dans un jardin entouré de montagnes, le marli rehaussé de double-gourdes multicolores dans des rinceaux feuillagés, le pourtour extérieur orné de fleurs de lotus portant chacune un symbole bouddhiste, restaurations. Sotheby's. Arts d'Asie Paris, 22 juin 2017, 10:30 AM
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23 mai 2017

A fine pair of wucai ‘dragon and phoenix’ bowls, Qianlong six-character seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period

    Lot 3212. A fine pair of wucai ‘dragon and phoenix’ bowls, Qianlong six-character seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795), 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) diam., box. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 800,000 (USD 64,508 - USD 103,213) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The bowl is enamelled on the exterior with two scaly five-clawed dragons in pursuit of the flaming pearl, alternating with descending long-tailed phoenix, all amidst meandering leafy scrolls and below a band with... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2017

A wucai ‘chicken’ cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3022. A wucai ‘chicken’ cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century, 3 in. (7.8 cm.) diam., box. Estimate HKD 350,000 - HKD 450,000 (USD 45,168 - USD 58,073). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The cup is painted around the exterior depicting a cockerel on one side and a hen watching over her small chicks on the other side, divided by two clusters of flowers emerging from rocks. The base is inscribed with an apocryphal Chenghua six-character mark in a double square. Provenance: Sold at Sotheby’s London,... [Lire la suite]
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09 mai 2017

A wucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 228. A wucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722), 13.1 cm, 5 3/16  in. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.  each finely potted with curved sides rising from a flat slightly recessed base, the exterior delicately detailed with a continuous scene of with deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to a gently flared rim, the exterior vividly decorated with a green and a red dragon striding in pursuit of flaming pearls,... [Lire la suite]
09 mai 2017

A wucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 217. A wucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722), 13.1 cm, 5 1/8  in. Estimate 12,000 — 18,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.  the deep rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot to a gently flaring rim, painted to the exterior with two dragons striding in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', divided by phoenix in flight, reserved on a leafy floral ground, all below a band of 'Auspicious Emblems' and ruyi at the rim, the interior... [Lire la suite]
28 avril 2017

A wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period

Lot 104. A wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722), 6 in. (15.3 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 7,000 - GBP 10,000 (USD 9,002 - USD 12,860) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017.  The exterior is decorated with one iron-red and one green dragon each chasing a flaming pearl amongst scrolling flowers, separated by downward-swooping phoenixes, all below a band of bajixiang and ruyi heads to the rim. There... [Lire la suite]

27 avril 2017

A pair of wucai 'boys' baluster jars and covers, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 184. A pair of wucai 'boys' baluster jars and covers, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Each 43.2cm (17in) high (4). stimate £10,000 - 15,000 (€12,000 - 18,000). Photo: Bonhams. Each raised on a gently-tapered foot, the exterior decorated in vivid enamels with eight large peony blossoms evenly distributed in two bands reserved on a dense ground of green leafy scrolling tendrils highlighted with underglaze blue, the upper register separated by four boys holding stems canopied by smaller peony petals to... [Lire la suite]
27 avril 2017

A wucai 'grape vines' jardinière, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 168. A wucai 'grape vines' jardinière, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 28.5cm (11 1/4in) high. Estimate £2,000 - 3,000 (€2,400 - 3,600). Photo: Bonhams. Of cylindrical form with slightly tapering sides, vibrantly enamelled to the exterior with an abundance of grape vines, depicting clusters of red, yellow and green fruits hung on green and underglaze-blue leaves amidst iron-red trailing fruiting tendrils issued on drooping branches, the flat rim decorated with a band enclosing peony blossoms borne on scrolling foliage. ... [Lire la suite]
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]