26 mars 2020

A wucai bowl with figures, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

Lot 3205. A wucai bowl with figures, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619); 11 cm., 4 1/4 in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot Sold 800,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the well rounded sides rising from a short straight foot, colourfully painted with a procession of figures bearing tributes on a tray, followed by mythical beasts carrying gifts, below a zig-zag band at the rim, the interior well painted with a... [Lire la suite]

21 mars 2020

A fine wucai 'carp' dish, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 3424. A fine wucai 'carp' dish, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 8 1/4 in. (20.9 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 280,000 - HKD 350,000. Price realised HKD 525,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The dish is painted on the centre of the interior with two iron-red carp, one leaping from the water, the other swimming beneath, in a river pool with lotus and arrow-weed, in green, yellow, and iron-red enamels with light underglaze blue, enclosed by the cavetto similarly painted with five fish swimming amid pond weed and floating blossoms,... [Lire la suite]
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19 mars 2020

A wucai 'figures' deep bowl, Wanli six-character mark within double circles and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 3301. A wucai 'figures' deep bowl, Wanli six-character mark within double circles and of the period (1573-1619); 6 1/8 in. (15.7 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 900,000 - HKD 1,200,000. Price Realized HKD 1,180,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The bowl is finely potted with deep rounded sides rising from a tall narrow foot to a straight rim, vividly painted in red, green, brown, yellow enamels and underglaze blue with a continuous landscape depicting two scholars dressed in official... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2020

A large and rare Ming wucai seated figure of Shoulao, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Lot 3583. A large and rare Ming wucai seated figure of Shoulao, Wanli period (1573-1620); 15 1/2 in. (39.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 1,200,000 - HKD 1,800,000. Price Realized HKD 980,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. The God of Longevity shown seated atop a recumbent deer raised on an oval plinth painted with clouds and waves breaking against rocks, holding a ruyi scepter in his right hand, dressed in a brightly coloured robe predominantly decorated with peony medallions on an iron-red diaper... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2020

A large wucai baluster vase, Transitional period, circa 1650

Lot 1330. A large wucai baluster vase, Transitional period, circa 1650; 20 1/8 in. (51.1 cm.) high. Estimate 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised 8,125 USD. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010 Painted with an official seated in a terraced garden surrounded by attendants and tribute bearers, three kneeling in the foreground and presenting a jue, an ingot and a wine ewer, while a fourth approaches from the side bearing a wrapped gift, the neck painted with leafy chrystanthemum and peony sprays and ornamental... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2020

A wucai baluster jar and cover, Transitional period, circa 1650

Lot 1329. A wucai baluster jar and cover, Transitional period, circa 1650; 15 1/8 in. (38.4 cm.) high. Estimate 18,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised 37,500 USD. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010 Painted around the body with a scene of a maiden kneeling in tribute before male and female officials, their attendants to one side in front of a large screen and altar table, while a group of maidens play musical instruments on a terrace, all beneath a border of 'cracked-ice' pattern on the shoulder and rocks and flowers... [Lire la suite]

07 mars 2020

A rare small wucai dish, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 1317. A rare small wucai dish, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619); 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.) diam. Estimate 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 11,875. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010 Painted on the interior with two birds perched in the branches of a fruiting pomegranate tree above branches of red roses, the reverse painted in underglaze blue with two chilong grasping leafy lingzhi sprays, all within double blue line borders,... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2020

A fine pair of wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowls, Kangxi six-character marks within double circles and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 1869. A fine pair of wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowls, Kangxi six-character marks within double circles and of the period (1662-1722); 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - HKD 2,000,000. Price realised HKD 2,660,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010 Each with deeply rounded sides rising to a slightly flaring rim, painted to the exterior with two dragons amidst flower sprays chasing 'flaming pearls' divided by two descending phoenix, below a narrow band of the eight... [Lire la suite]
09 février 2020

A rare and large wucai cylindrical vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

A rare and large wucai cylindrical vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 29 1/4  in., 74.5 cm. Photo Sotheby's Provenance: Collection of John L. Severence (1863-1936).Cleveland Museum of Art, prior to September 2000.Christie's New York, September 21, 2000, lot 322. Exhibited: Cleveland Museum of Art, Realm of the Immortals: Daoism in the Arts of China, February 10 - April 10, 1988, no. 17. Literature: Henry S. Francis, et al, Catalogue of the John L Severance Collection; Bequest... [Lire la suite]
09 février 2020

A wucai cylindrical vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

A wucai cylindrical vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 17 1/4  in., 44 cm. Photo Sotheby's. Provenance: Vermeer & Griggs Asian Art, Georgia. Exhibited: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The Colors of Earth, Kangxi Era Porcelain from the Stamen Collection, 2002, no. 22. Note: Aprofusion of butterflies, die, conveys a wish for great joy. The present vase amply illustrates the auspicious sentiment with a dazzling array of butterflies, not one like another. The artist has... [Lire la suite]