18 janvier 2018

A rare wucai box and cover with pairs of dancers, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620)

Lot 70. A rare wucai box and cover with pairs of dancers, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620); diameter 16 cm., 6 3/8 in. Estimate 4,000,000 — 6,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 10,516,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2011.  of barrel shape with curved sides, the flat cover with a raised edge, painted in a bright underglaze blue and green, red, yellow and brown enamels and black details, showing on the cover and twice around the sides of the box a scene of two men in... [Lire la suite]

18 janvier 2018

A fine wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' saucer, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620)

Lot 69. A fine wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' saucer, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620); 9.9 cm., 3 7/8 in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 800,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2011.  with steep rounded sides and flared rim, painted in underglaze blue and red, yellow, green and black enamels with a five-clawed dragon and phoenix in flight circling around a 'flaming pearl' surrounded by small clouds, the inner sides with small fruit and flower sprays, the outside with books,... [Lire la suite]
17 janvier 2018

A very rare wucai sweetmeat box and cover, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620)

Lot 1620. A very rare wucai sweetmeat box and cover, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620); 24.2 cm., 9 1/2 in. Est. 1,000,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,640,000 HKD. photo Sotheby's 2009 the domed cover vibrantly painted with six sinuous ascending and descending dragons in underglaze blue, iron-red and green enamel, separated by pierced cash symbols, reserved on a ground of flames and lotus scroll painted in blue, iron-red, yellow and green, surmounted by a finial knop decorated with upright... [Lire la suite]
14 janvier 2018

A fine pair of wucai dishes with foliate design, seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850)

Lot 3138. A fine pair of wucai dishes with foliate design, seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850); 21 cm., 8 1/4  in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 250,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2013 each with rounded sides supported on a slightly tapered foot, finely decorated on the interior in the wucaipalette with two addorsed crenulated 'C'-shaped foliate scrolls centred on a post issuing green leaves, all enclosed... [Lire la suite]
14 janvier 2018

A fine wucai 'Immortals' bowl, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620)

Lot 3139. A fine wucai 'Immortals' bowl, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620); 11 cm., 4 3/8  in. Estimate 150,000 - 200,000 HKD. Lot sold 400,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2013 the rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot to a flared rim, decorated in wucai palette, the interior with a winged-red dragon medallion, writhing among multi-coloured clouds within a double-line border, the exterior painted with a continuous scene of five immortals... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2018

A pair of wucai bowls with foliate design, seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850)

Lot 3137. A pair of wucai bowls with foliate design, seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850); 10 cm., 4 7/8  in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 525,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2013 each with deep rounded sides supported on a short straight foot, finely enamelled on the interior in the wucaipalette with two addorsed crenulated foliate 'C'-scrolls tied to a central spearheaded post issuing green leaves, within a... [Lire la suite]

04 janvier 2018

A wucai ‘floral’ box, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620)

Lot 406. A wucai ‘floral’ box, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620);  30.3cm., 12in. Estimate 4,000 - 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 5,625 GBP. Photo Sotheby's of rectangular form raised on a stepped plinth, painted to the interior with flowering peonies and a fruiting peach tree in a garden landscape with pierced rocks, all surrounded by peony scrolls and leafy peach sprays, the exterior painted with shaped floral cartouches reserved on diaper grounds, encircled at the foot with ruyiscrolls, the base... [Lire la suite]
31 décembre 2017

A wucai 'Buddhist Lion' censer and cover, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 291. A wucai 'Buddhist Lion' censer and cover, Ming dynasty, 17th century; 10½ in. (26.6 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000. Price realised GBP 12,500. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014 The censer and cover is modelled in the form of a Buddhist lion standing with upright bushy tail. Its removable single-horned head has bulging eyes and a wide open mouth. The body is decorated with lotus blooms and stylised flower-heads below a band of ruyi and its head is depicted with a... [Lire la suite]
18 décembre 2017

A good wucai 'Flowers and Antiques' porcelain vase, Transitional period

Lot 199. A good wucai 'Flowers and Antiques' porcelain vase, Transitional period. H. 45 cm. Estimate 4.000/6.000 €. Lot sold 4.000 €. Courtesy Nagel  Short hairline and tiny chip to mouth rim. Provenance: Property from an old Munich private collection, bought from Christine Haider, 7.4.1987. Nagel. "Asiatische Kunst - Salzburg", 06.12.2017
18 décembre 2017

A wucai porcelain rouleau vase with career expectations, Transitional period

Lot 198. A wucai porcelain rouleau vase with career expectations, Transitional period. H. 25,2 cm. Estimate 2.000/3.000 €. Lot sold 2.000 €. Courtesy Nagel  Good condition. Provenance: Property from a German private collection, collected between 1940 and 2000. Nagel. "Asiatische Kunst - Salzburg", 06.12.2017