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]
07 mars 2017

A large and important wucai 'hundred deer' vase, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619)

Lot 12. A large and important wucai 'hundred deer' vase, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619). Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. sturdily potted, of ovoid form rising to a gently waisted neck with a lipped rim, painted in underglaze-blue, green, yellow, aubergine, brown and two shades of iron-red enamel with a continuous scene depicting a profusion of deer in widely varied poses, some resting or grazing, others prancing in playful contest, several partially hidden by... [Lire la suite]

04 mars 2017

A wucai dragon censer, 17th century

Lot 2144. A wucai dragon censer, 17th century.  Estimate US$ 6,000 - 8,000 (€5,700 - 7,600). Photo: Bonhams. Of bombe form, painted in colored enamels and underglaze blue, with a pair of confronted dragons separated by the sun rising from behind a rock and crashing waves, all amid flaming wisps. 8 5/8in (22cm) diameter Note: A closely related censer was sold at Christie's, London, 15 December 2005, sale 5568, lot 406. Another similar censer was sold at Sotheby's, Amsterdam, 13 November 2006, sale... [Lire la suite]
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13 janvier 2017

An unusual wucai beaker vase, Shunzhi period (1644-1661)

Lot 3538. An unusual wucai beaker vase, Shunzhi period (1644-1661). Estimate $8,000 – $12,000. Price Realized $35,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The vase is decorated on the exterior in underglaze blue and shades of iron-red, green and aubergine glazes with a scene of a peacock perched on a rock beneath a prunus tree next to a flowering peony branch as another peacock flies above amidst smaller birds. 16 ½ in. (41.9 cm.) high  Provenance: J. Reuben Antiques, London, 1987.Collection of... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2017

A large wucai brush pot, Transitional period, circa 1650-1660

  Lot 3542. A large wucai brush pot, Transitional period, circa 1650-1660. Estimate $30,000 – $40,000. Price Realized $185,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The cylindrical brush pot is decorated on the exterior with a pheasant perched on a large blue rock, with large flowering tree peony branches and crab apple blossoms appearing from behind further rocks. On the other side two yellow-breasted birds with green wings flutter above a blue rock surrounded by bamboo and pine branches. The flat... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2017

A large wucai jar and cover, Shunzhi period (1644-1661)

Lot 3541. A large wucai jar and cover, Shunzhi period (1644-1661). Estimate $15,000 – $18,000. Price Realized $68,750. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015  The broad, high-shouldered jar is vibrantly decorated with two dragons, one yellow and one green, writhing above waves in pursuit of a pearl amidst flames. The cover is decorated with three Buddhist emblems enclosed by rocks and waves. The flat base is unglazed. 14 ¾ in. (37.4 cm.) high  Provenance: Frank Caro & Co.,... [Lire la suite]