10 octobre 2019

A fine wucai 'month' cup, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 3604. A fine wucai 'month' cup, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 6.7 cm, 2 5/8  in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD (50,932 - 76,398 USD). Lot Sold 1,750,000 HKD (222,828 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. finely potted with deep rounded sides rising from a short foot to a flared rim, the exterior delicately enamelled with red florets, the reverse inscribed in underglaze blue with a poem reading Qing xiang he su yu, jia se chu qing yan ('The... [Lire la suite]

03 octobre 2019

A pair of wucai 'hundred boys' jars and covers, 17th century

Lot 892. A pair of wucai 'hundred boys' jars and covers, 17th century. Height 15 3/8  in., 40 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 USD. Lot sold 10,625 USD. © Sotheby's each of baluster form rising from a flat base to a slightly waisted neck, one jar decorated with children engaged in playful activities including playing weiqi and the qin, lighting firecrackers, impersonating officials, and riding a wooden horse, the other depicting children enjoying... [Lire la suite]
03 octobre 2019

A wucai 'figural' jar and a cover, Qing dynasty, Shunzhi period (1644-1661)

Lot 891. A wucai 'figural' jar and a cover, Qing dynasty, Shunzhi period (1644-1661). Height 11 3/4  in., 31 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 10,000 USD. © Sotheby's of ovoid form, surmounted by a short straight neck, enameled with a scholar meeting an official in a misty balustraded terrace, accompanied by attendants, all surrounded by lush greenery, craggy rocks, and suggestions of neighboring walls and houses obscured by the mist, inscribed with a poem by the... [Lire la suite]
03 octobre 2019

A wucai 'floral' jar, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 890. A wucai 'floral' jar, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Height 9 in., 23 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 8,125 USD. © Sotheby's of baluster form, rising from a flat base to a waisted neck, the body painted with a continuous floral scroll above a band of upright lappets around the foot, the shoulders with a similar floral scroll below a border of leaf-shaped lappets around the neck, the base inscribed with a six-character mark in underglaze... [Lire la suite]
03 octobre 2019

A fine wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 877. A fine wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Diameter 5 1/8  in., 13 cm. Estimate  50,000 — 70,000 USD. Lot sold 68,750 USD. © Sotheby's with deep rounded sides, supported on a straight foot sweeping to a gently everted rim, the exterior enameled with alternating iron-red and green dragons and aubergine phoenix against leafy floral stems, below a band of the 'Eight Buddhist Emblems' and ruyi heads, all between line borders,... [Lire la suite]
03 octobre 2019

A large wucai 'dragon and phoenix' dish, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 615. A large wucai 'dragon and phoenix' dish, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Diameter 12 3/4  in., 32.3 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 27,500 USD. © Sotheby's the shallow rounded sides supported on a gently tapered foot, brightly enameled to the center with a pair of confronting dragons divided by a pair of swooping phoenix, against a dense ground of leafy peony stems, the cavetto and exterior similarly decorated with the creatures in profile, the... [Lire la suite]

03 octobre 2019

A fine wucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowl, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850)

Lot 605. A fine wucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowl, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850). Diameter 6 1/8  in., 15.6 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 16,250 USD. © Sotheby's with deep rounded sides, resting on a subtly tapering foot rising to a gently everted rim, the exterior freely decorated with alternating dragon and phoenix against floral sprigs, below a band of the 'Eight Buddhist Emblems' interspersed with ruyi, all between line borders, the center with a... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2019

A late Ming wucai lobed 'dragon' box, Wanli six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1573-1620)

Lot 1751. A late Ming wucai lobed 'dragon' box, Wanli six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1573-1620); 5 7/8 in. (14.5 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 80,000. Price realised HKD 427,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2007 Of lobed pentafoil form, each lobed panel painted around the exterior in vivid green, yellow and iron-red enamels on underglaze blue with confronting dragons amidst ruyi clouds contesting a 'flaming pearl', all above rockwork jutting out from... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2019

A very rare large late Ming wucai temple vase, Wanli six-character mark in a line and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 618. A very rare large late Ming wucai temple vase, Wanli six-character mark in a line and of the period (1573-1619); 26 7/8 in. (68.3 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 350,000 - HKD 450,000. Price realised HKD 573,600. © Christie's Image Ltd 2002   The tall beaker vase is well painted around the bulbous mid-section with blue and yellow baskets of flowers, on the gently splayed lower section with flowers growing from ornamental rockwork, on the neck with a floral scroll and upright... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2019

A rare wucai lobed jar, Wanli mark and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 860. A rare wucai lobed jar, Wanli mark and of the period (1573-1619); 4 1/4in (10.8cm) high. Estimate US$ 20,000 - 30,000 (€ 18,000 - 27,000). © Bonhams. The straight sides divided into six lobes, each lobe painted with a vignette of a seated scholar flanked by two attendants, one holding a goose and the other variously holding a dish, covered box or vase, all with garden rocks in the foreground and pine needles and stylized clouds above, with a band of lotus blossoms and foliate scrolls encircling the... [Lire la suite]