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]
02 mars 2015

Chinese Wucai Glazed Porcelain Bowl, Yongzheng Six-Character Mark and of the Period

Chinese Wucai Glazed Porcelain Bowl, Yongzheng Six-Character Mark and of the Period.  Estimate $8,000-12,000. 2015 © William Doyle Galleries, Inc. The exterior painted with fruiting and blossoming pomegranate on leafy stems above bands of single and double blue lines at the foot and below a double blue line at the rim. Diameter 6 inches. Very good condition.  Doyle New York, Asian Works of Art, Monday, March 16, 2015 at 10am
05 août 2014

A fine small wucai 'boys and offerings' bowl, Wanli six-character mark and of the period

  A fine small wucai 'boys and offerings' bowl, Wanli six-character mark and of the period. Photo Bonhams. Potted with shallow rounded sides rising from a short slightly spreading foot, the exterior decorated with two boys holding cash-roundel offerings, one walking in front of a spotted deer and the other in front of an ox, within a landscape with distant mountain peaks behind scrolling clouds, all below a narrow band comprising leafy floral sprays, the interior with a central circular medallion enclosing a stylised... [Lire la suite]
01 août 2014

Large, Broad-Shouldered Jar with Decoration of Fish and Aquatic Plants, Jiajing period, 1522-1566

Large, Broad-Shouldered Jar with Decoration of Fish and Aquatic Plants, Jiajing period, 1522-1566, Ming dynasty, 1368-1644. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Samuel C. Davis, 1940.205 © 2013 President and Fellows of Harvard College. Enameled blue-and-white ware, "wucai" type: porcelain with decoration painted in underglaze cobalt blue and overglaze polychrome enamels; with underglaze cobalt-blue mark reading "Da Ming Jiajing nian zhi" on the base. H. 23.5 x Diam. 24 cm (9 1/4 x 9 7/16 in.)