02 mai 2016

A rare miniature wucai 'Romance of the Western Chamber' wine pot, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 65. A rare miniature wucai 'Romance of the Western Chamber' wine pot, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate £1,800 - 2,200 (€2,300 - 2,800). Photo: Bonhams. he bee-hive form pot with a upright loop handle and S-shaped spout, the exterior enamelled with the departure scene from Xixiangji with Cui Yingying and Zhang Sheng leaving each other, the circular lid with a small knop, the base with a yu, or 'jade' character. 10.5cm (4 1/8in) high (2). Bonhams. AUCTION 23541: ASIAN ART, 10:30 BST... [Lire la suite]

01 mai 2016

A small wucai 'scholars' jar, Shunzhi period (1643-1661)

Lot 33. A small wucai 'scholars' jar, Shunzhi period (1643-1661). Estimate £800 - 1,200 (€1,000 - 1,500). Photo Bonhams. Painted with a gentleman scholar flanked by two attendants, one carrying a qin wrapped in cloth, the other offering a vase, in a landscape of bamboo, plantain and rockwork beneath stylised, wispy clouds. 17.2cm (6.3/4in) high. Provenance: A European private collection, acquired between 1960-70, and thence by descent. Bonhams. AUCTION 23541: ASIAN ART, 10:30 BST... [Lire la suite]
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01 mai 2016

A wucai beaker vase, gu, Shunzhi period, circa 1660

Lot 32. A wucai beaker vase, gu, Shunzhi period, circa 1660. Estimate £800 - 1,200 (€1,000 - 1,500). Photo Bonhams. The cylindrical vase finely painted with ladies at leisure in a terraced garden, the slightly bulging mid-section with floral sprays amongst rockwork, the gently flaring foot with further sprigs. 41.5cm (16 1/4in) high. Provenance: A European private collection, acquired between 1960-70, and thence by descent. Bonhams. AUCTION 23541: ASIAN ART, 10:30 BST... [Lire la suite]
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01 mai 2016

An associated pair of wucai 'boys' jars, 17th century

Lot 31. An associated pair of wucai 'boys' jars, 17th century. Estimate £800 - 1,200 (€1,000 - 1,500). Photo Bonhams. Each painted with a continuous scene of boys at play in a rocky landscape, wearing long-sleeved billowing tunics. 16cm (6.1/4in) and 15.2cm (6in) high. (2). Provenance: A European private collection, acquired between 1960-70, and thence by descent. Bonhams. AUCTION 23541: ASIAN ART, 10:30 BST - LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE
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01 mai 2016

A pair of wucai bowls, Ruiqingtang Qingyazhi mark, 17th century

Lot 30. A pair of wucai bowls, Ruiqingtang Qingyazhi mark, 17th century. Estimate £800 - 1,200 (€1,000 - 1,500). Photo Bonhams. With deep rounded sides and gently flaring rims, decorated to the interior and exterior with stylised 'precious objects' and brocade pendants. 14cm (5.1/2in) diam. (2). Provenance: A European private collection, acquired between 1960-70, and thence by descent. Bonhams. AUCTION 23541: ASIAN ART, 10:30 BST - LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE
01 mai 2016

A pair of wucai baluster vases and covers, Circa 1660

Lot 29. A pair of wucai baluster vases and covers, Circa 1660. Estimate £2,000 - 3,000 (€2,600 - 3,800). Photo Bonhams. Each oviform vessel enamelled with rectangular cartouches enclosing floral sprays, with foliate bands at the shoulder, and lappet borders at the foot and neck, the lids similarly decorated. Each: 37cm (14 1/2in) high (4).  Provenance: A European private collection, acquired between 1960-70, and thence by descent. Bonhams. AUCTION 23541: ASIAN ART, 10:30 BST... [Lire la suite]
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23 avril 2016

A wucai dragon dish, Ming dynasty, Wanli six character mark and period (1573-1619)

Lot 10. A wucai dragon dish, Ming dynasty, Wanli six character mark and period (1573-1619). Estimate 10 000/15 000 €. Photo Nagel. Small saucer dish, well painted in the centre in bright tones of underglaze-blue and red, green and yellow enamels with a writhing dragon seen face on amid multi-coloured clouds, all within a double line border, the well with four phoenix in flight in the same direction, divided by further clouds, the reverse with a composite flower scroll borne on a undulating stem with varying... [Lire la suite]
22 avril 2016

Two Chinese wucai beaker vases, 17th Century

Lot 333. Two Chinese wucai beaker vases, 17th Century. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP (7,731 - 10,308 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. one decorated on the upper section with ladies and boys in a garden, the other with scholars and attendants on horseback with a ladies in a terraced pavilion, both with flower and fruits on the middle and lower sections. Quantity: 2 - 41.3 cm, 16 1/4  in. Sotheby's. Collections & Collectors, London, 28 Apr 2016, 10:00 AM
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21 avril 2016

A wucai rectangular 'dragon' box and cover, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 131. A wucai rectangular 'dragon' box and cover, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Estimate £4,000 – £6,000 ($5,728 - $8,592). Photo Christie's Image Mtd 2016 The domed cover is decorated with a front-facing dragon amongst cloud and fire scrolls surrounded by two striding dragons at the sides. The interior is decorated with a stylised character amongst fire scrolls and another front-facing dragon. 9 in. (22.8 cm.) wide Christie's. CHINESE CERAMICS, WORKS OF ART AND TEXTILES PART I, 11 May... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2016

A wucai ‘crane’ waterpot, 17th century

Lot 175. A wucai ‘crane’ waterpot, 17th century. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP (5,108 - 7,663 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. the compressed globular body rising to a wide rolled lip, painted to the exterior with four crane roundels amongst stylised ruyi clouds, the base unglazed; 7.3 cm, 2 1/8  in. Provenance: Spink & Son Ltd., London. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Londres, 11 mai 2016, 10:00 AM
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