14 avril 2019

A large Chinese wucai porcelain jar and cover, Transitional period, mid-17th century

Lot 1150. A large Chinese wucai porcelain jar and cover, Transitional period, mid-17th century; height 56.5cm. Estimate: £2,000 - £4,000. Courtesy Toovey's. the stout shouldered body painted with a scene of an artist standing at a bridge with three female attendants, horse and boy in a rocky landscape, the domed cover with boys and rocks (repaired neck). Provenance: R.H. Benson Collection sale, Christie's, 1st July 1924, Lot 183, purchased by Edward Grenfell, 1st Baron St. Just, then left to... [Lire la suite]

14 avril 2019

A large Chinese wucai porcelain jar and cover, Transitional period, mid-17th century

Lot 1028. A large Chinese wucai porcelain jar and cover, Transitional period, mid-17th century; height 56.5cm. Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000. Courtesy Toovey's. the stout shouldered body painted with two figures on horseback accompanied by six musicians within a rocky landscape, the short neck and domed cover with flowers and leaves (restoration). Toovey's. Asian and Islamic Ceramics and Works of Art, 18 Apr 2019 -  auctions@tooveys.com ·  +44 (0)1903 891955
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06 avril 2019

A rare wucai 'Fish' cup, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620)

Lot 3610. A rare wucai 'Fish' cup, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620); 10.5 cm, 4 1/8  in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot Sold 937,500 HKD (120,759 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the low rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot to a gently flaring rim, decorated to the exterior with blue fish swimming amidst waterweeds and aquatic plants rendered in red, yellow and green enamels, the interior painted in cobalt blue with a central dragon medallion encircled by five... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2019

A wucai 'Pomegranate' month cup, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 3606. A wucai 'Pomegranate' month cup, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 6.6 cm, 2 1/2 in. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 HKD. Lot sold 437,500 HKD (56,354 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. with a delicately potted U-shaped body rising from a short foot to a flared rim, the exterior brightly painted with a gnarled pomegranate tree, representing the fifth month, the reverse with a poetic inscription relating to the depicted flowers, followed by a seal reading shang ('to appreciate'), the base with an... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2019

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

Lot 3605. A fine wucai 'Wintersweet' month cup, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 6.7 cm, 2 5/8  in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot sold 625,000 HKD (80,506 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the delicately potted U-shaped body rising from a short foot to a flared rim, the exterior brightly painted with two wintersweet trees and lingzhi blooms, representing the first month, the reverse with a poetic inscription, followed by a seal... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2019

A rare wucai 'Prunus' month cup, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 3605. A rare wucai 'Prunus' month cup, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 6.5 cm, 2 1/2  in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot sold 875,000 HKD (112,709 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. finely potted with deep rounded sides supported on a short straight foot and rising to a flared rim, one side rendered in the wucai palette, a prunus tree's two gnarled branches bearing white blossoms with yellow stamens and dark red calyxes, with some small... [Lire la suite]

05 avril 2019

A fine and very rare wucai 'Rose' month cup, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 3604. A fine and very rare wucai 'Rose' month cup, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 6.5 cm, 2 1/2  in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,062,500 HKD (136,861 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. delicately potted of deep 'U'-shape rising from a short straight foot to a flared rim, painted on one side in the wucai palette in underglaze blue and overglaze enamels with a red rose growing on moss-covered ground, one long stem overhanging some low-growing... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2019

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

Lot 3602. A fine and rare wucai 'Narcissus' month cup, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 6.6 cm, 2 5/8  in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,250,000 HKD (289,823 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. delicately potted of deep 'U'-shape with flared rim and a short straight foot, painted on one side in the wucai palette in underglaze blue and overglaze enamels with two clumps of narcissus, the larger one with a blue rock behind and a single red rose emerging from... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2019

A fine and very rare wucai 'Orchid' month cup, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 3601. A fine and very rare wucai 'Orchid' month cup, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 6.4 cm, 2 1/2  in. Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,500,000 HKD (322,025 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. delicately potted of deep 'U'-shape with a flared rim and a short straight foot, painted on one side in the wucai palette in underglaze blue and overglaze enamels with a bed of densely growing yellowish-green orchids with a cluster of rocks in front and some bare... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2019

A rare wucai double-gourd 'Dragon' vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 345. A rare wucai double-gourd 'Dragon' vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Height 15 3/4  in., 40 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 50,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. superbly potted and boldly enameled, the globular lower section with a pair of sinuous striding dragons fiercely contesting a 'flaming pearl', the tapering upper bulb with a single writhing dragon coiled around the exterior in similar pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', all amid swirling polychrome and... [Lire la suite]