28 mai 2015

Paire de potiches couvertes en porcelaine wucai, Chine, période Transition, XVIIe siècle

Paire de potiches couvertes en porcelaine wucai, Chine, période Transition, XVIIe siècle. Estimation : 2 000 € / 3 000 €  © Couteau-Begarie à décor en bleu sous couverte et émaux polychromes dits wucai (cinq couleurs) de phénix évoluant parmi des pivoines et des rinceaux. A la base, un décor d’une frise de feuilles de bananiers stylisées. Léger fel sur l’une. H. : 40 cm.  COUTAU-BEGARIE, Chasse, Mobilier, Objets d'Art, le 29 Mai 2015 à 11h et 14h. DROUOT RICHELIEU - SALLE 5 ET 6 

22 mai 2015

A wucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowl, Daoguang seal mark and of the period

A wucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowl, Daoguang seal mark and of the period. Estimate HK$ 120,000 - 180,000 (€14,000 - 21,000). Photo: Bonhams. With deep rounded sides above a short foot rising to a slightly everted rim, the exterior of the body with two five-clawed dragons amidst floral and leafy vines, each chasing a flaming pearl and interspersed by a pair of phoenix, all beneath a band of ruyi-head scrolls interspersed between auspicious Buddhist Emblems, the interior with a central medallion enclosing... [Lire la suite]
05 mai 2015

A wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' dish, Kangxi mark and period

A wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' dish, Kangxi mark and period. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's the rounded sides rising to a slightly everted rim, the interior painted with a pair of five-clawed dragons and a pair of phoenix amidst scrolling, leafy stems of peony, the design repeated in the well and on the exterior, all within double blue line borders, the underside inscribed with a six-character reign mark in underglaze-blue - 31.7cm., 12 1/2 in. Provenance: A Swedish... [Lire la suite]
11 avril 2015

A fine wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowl, Seal mark and period of Daoguang

A fine wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowl, Seal mark and period of Daoguang. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD. Lot sold 300,000 HKD (35,658 EUR). Photo courtesy Sotheby's the rounded sides rising from a short foot to a gently flaring rim, the exterior enamelled with a green and a red scaly dragon striding in pursuit of flaming pearls, divided by a pair of swooping phoenix, all below a band of bajixiang interspersed with ruyi emblems, the interior with a central... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2015

A fine wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowl, Seal mark and period of Jiaqing

A fine wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowl, Seal mark and period of Jiaqing. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 625,000 HKD (74,287 EUR). Photo courtesy Sotheby's the deep rounded sides rising from a short foot to a gently flaring rim, the exterior enamelled with a green and a red scaly dragon striding in pursuit of flaming pearls, divided by a pair of swooping phoenix, all below a band of bajixiang interspersed with ruyi emblems, the interior with a central... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2015

A rare inscribed wucai cup, Mark and period of Yongzheng

A rare inscribed wucai cup, Mark and period of Yongzheng. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 750,000 HKD (89,144 EUR). Photo courtesy Sotheby's potted with flaring sides resting on a countersunk base, the exterior enamelled with an attendant holding out a scroll for a seated scholar writing with a brush, across a further seated figure, inscribed in black with an excerpt from Du Fu's poem Yin Zhong Ba Xian Ge ('The Eight Immortals of the Wine Cup') eulogising... [Lire la suite]


29 mars 2015

A fine pair of wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowls, Marks and period of Kangxi

A fine pair of  wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowls, Marks and period of Kangxi. Estimate 1,000,000 — 1,500,000 HKD (113,943 - 170,915 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. each 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, interrupted by a pair of descending phoenix, all below a band of bajixiang and ruyi emblems, the interior with a medallion... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2015

A small wucai high-shouldered vase, Shunzhi period, (1644-1661)

A small wucai high-shouldered vase, Shunzhi period, (1644-1661). Estimate $4,000 - $6,000. Price Realized $2,500 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The vase is decorated with a dense overall design of squirrels amidst leafy grape vines. The flat base is unglazed. 7 5/8 in. (19.3 cm.) high Provenance: Anthony Gray, London, 1987.Collection of Julia and John Curtis. Notes: Squirrels and trailing grape vines were often paired as a decorative motif in the Ming and Qing dynasties. The motif is... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2015

A rare large wucai box and cover, Wanli six character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period

A rare large wucai box and cover, Wanli six character mark  in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619). Estimate $80,000 – $120,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The cover is decorated below the lotus bud finial with a band of radiating iron-red petal lappets and a continuous scene of scholars and attendants above a band of birds and butterflies amidst fruiting and flowering branches extending from either side of blue rocks on the sides. The sides of the bowl are decorated with... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2015

A rare and important wucai bowl with silver gilt mounts, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period

A rare and important wucai bowl with silver gilt mounts, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. painted on the exterior with four reserves of pheasant and foliage in iron red, green and turquoise on an iron-red ground, the interior in underglaze blue with a central medallion of a small water bird amid lotus flowers enclosed by double lines and a diaper band around the rim, the silver gilt mounts late 16th- early 17th century, possibly Augsburg or Nuremberg... [Lire la suite]