19 septembre 2021

A large wucai 'dragon' jardinière, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620)

Lot 88. A large wucai 'dragon' jardinière, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620). Diameter 22⅜ in., 56.9 cm. Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 the deep sides tapering slightly towards the base and rising to a galleried rim, boldly painted with two five-clawed dragons striding above a lotus pond, each with a serpentine scaly body emitting flame wisps, a spiky ridged spine, and sharp talons, the pond teeming with lingzhi, waterweeds, and lotus in green, yellow, or... [Lire la suite]

17 août 2021

A very rare wucai 'six-dragon' dish, Longqing six-character mark and of the period (1567-1572)

Lot 118. A very rare wucai 'six-dragon' dish, Longqing six-character mark and of the period (1567-1572); 33cm (13in) diam. Estimate 15.000 £ - 20.000 £. Sold for £ 52,500 (€ 61,530). Photo: Bonhams. The shallow rounded sides supported on a tapered foot, the interior decorated with a medallion enclosing two five-clawed dragons writhing sinuously amid ruyi-shaped clouds and flames in mutual pursuit of a blue 'flaming pearl' in the centre, one dragon with an underglaze-blue body and an... [Lire la suite]
03 août 2021

A wucai 'figural' jar, Qing dynasty, Shunzhi-Kangxi period (1644-1722)

Lot 127. A wucai 'figural' jar, Qing dynasty, Shunzhi-Kangxi period (1644-1722); Height 12 in., 30.5 cm. Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD. Lot sold: 8,820 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Property from the Byrnes Children Trust. Provenance: R&G McPherson, London.Collection of Roy Louis Byrnes (1924-2019), and thence by descent. Sotheby's.The Hundred Antiques: Fine & Decorative Asian Art, New York, 22 June 2021
03 août 2021

A pair of inscribed wucai sleeve vases, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 6. A pair of inscribed wucai sleeve vases, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); Height 8¼ in., 20.9 cm. Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 USD. Lot sold: 52,920 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Sotheby's.The Hundred Antiques: Fine & Decorative Asian Art, New York, 22 June 2021  
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29 juillet 2021

A wucai moulded slender baluster vase and cover, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 420. A wucai moulded slender baluster vase and cover, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Hauteur: 32,5 cm. (12 3⁄4 in.). Estimate EUR 1,000 - EUR 2,500. Price Realised EUR 1,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021 Provenance:  Private European collection, predominantly assembled by the current owner's father from the 1970s to 1990s, then by descent within the family. Christie's. Art of Asia, Paris, 4 June - 25 June 2021
25 juillet 2021

A wucai 'ladies' jar and cover, Transitional period, circa 17th century

Lot 321. A wucai 'ladies' jar and cover, Transitional period, circa 17th century. Hauteur: 52 cm. (20 1⁄2 in.). Estimate EUR 4,000 - EUR 6,000. Price Realised EUR 27,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021 Property from Galerie Duchange, Paris. Note: See a similar piece in The Chinese Pavilion at Drottningholm, p. 163 and Jörg, Famille Verte, Chinese Porcelain in Green enamel, Groninger Museum, p.21. Christie's. Art of Asia, Paris, 4 Jun - 25 June 2021

25 juillet 2021

A wucai 'ladies' jar and cover, China, Transitional period, circa 17th century

Lot 323. A wucai 'ladies' jar and cover, Transitional period, circa 17th century. Hauteur: 48 cm. (18 7⁄8 in.). Estimate EUR 5,000 - EUR 7,000. Price Realised EUR 13,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021 Property from the Duchange Gallery. Note: See The Chinese Pavilion at Drottningholm, p. 163 and Jörg, Famille Verte, Chinese Porcelain in Green enamel, Groninger Museum, p.21. Christie's. Art of Asia, Paris, 4 Jun - 25 Jun 2021
23 juin 2021

A wucai ‘longevity’ kosometsuke dish, Ming dynasty, Tianqi-Chongzhen period

Lot 126. A wucai ‘longevity’ kosometsuke dish, Ming dynasty, Tianqi-Chongzhen period (1621-1644). Diameter 7⅞ in., 20 cm. Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 USD. Lot sold: 4,410 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the base with an apocryphal Chenghua mark in underglaze blue within a double circle. Provenance: Collection of Johanna (1931-2004) and Frank Uhl (1926-2006), and thence by descent. Sotheby's. The Hundred Antiques: Fine & Decorative Asian Art, New York, 22 June 2021   
13 juin 2021

Kangxi porcelain sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 26 May 2021

Lot 313. A wucai 'landscape' brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 14.7 cm. Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 HKD. Lot sold: 378,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's Property from a Hong Kong private collection. Provenance: Collection of Edward T. Chow (1910-1980). Sotheby's Hong Kong, 19th May 1981, lot 575. Lot 313. A wucai 'landscape' brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 14.5 cm. Estimate: 50,000 - 80,000 HKD. Lot... [Lire la suite]
22 mai 2021

Property from the collection of Umehara Ryuzaburo (1888-1986) at Sotheby's HK

Portrait of Umehara Ryuzaburo at his easel. Lots 322-329 are from the collection of Umehara Ryuzaburo (1888-1986). Umehara Ryuzaburo was a renowned Japanese painter, he was one of the first Japanese artists to work in the Western style. Characterised by vibrant colours and expressive brushstrokes, his work had perpetual influences on the younger generation of Japanese painters. Born to a family of textile merchants in Kyoto, Umehara Ryuzaburo’s surroundings honed his keen sensitivity to beauty and devotion to art. He was... [Lire la suite]