01 décembre 2022

A rare wucai rouleau vase, Shunzhi period (1644-1661)

Lot 41. A rare wucai rouleau vase, Shunzhi period (1644-1661); 39.5cm (15 1/2in) high. Sold for £10,200 (Est: £10,000 - £15,000). © Bonhams 2001-2022 The tall cylindrical vessel vibrantly decorated around the exterior with craggy rocks issuing dense chrysanthemum and peony, two birds in flight, all against a red petal-pattern ground and between floral patterned borders, the waisted neck with floral sprays.  Provenance: Priestly & Ferraro Chinese Art, London, 10 July 2006. Note: The dense... [Lire la suite]

24 novembre 2022

A wucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowl, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 371. A wucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowl, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795). Diameter 5⅛ in., 13 cm. Sold for £44,400 (Estimate $7,000 - $10,000). © Sotheby's 2022 the base with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue. Provenance: Sotheby's New York, 17th March 1977, lot 240. Asian Private Collection. Sotheby's Hong Kong, 17th May 1988, lot 101. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 21 september 2022
18 novembre 2022

A rare wucai 'lotus pond' rouleau vase, Circa 1640

Lot 27. A rare wucai 'lotus pond' rouleau vase, Circa 1640; 9.7cm (3 3/4in) high and 8cm (3 1/4in) high. (2). Sold for £60,780 (Estimate £30,000 - 50,000). © Bonhams 2001-2022 Deftly painted in blue and enamelled in shades of iron-red, aubergine, green and yellow around the exterior with a continuous scene of lotus and aquatic fauna issuing from the water, the shore with one egret resting, one standing and one eating some water-weeds, another two egrets flying in the air amidst red-enamelled... [Lire la suite]
15 novembre 2022

A wucai 'Rise in official rank' jar and cover, Shunzhi period (1644-1661)

Lot 23. A wucai 'Rise in official rank' jar and cover, Shunzhi period (1644-1661); 33cm (13in) high. (2). Sold for £44,400 (Estimate £18,000 - 24,000). © Bonhams 2001-2022 Brightly enamelled around the exterior with a continuous scene of a dignitary seated on a horseshoe-back chair with tiger-skin, surrounded by court retinue with sword and standard bearers, kneeling before the dignitary a gentlemen in black robes proffers a boot, with further guardsmen carrying swords and halberds watching, all amidst a... [Lire la suite]
14 novembre 2022

A rare wucai brushpot, bitong, Chongzhen-Shunzhi period (1627-1661)

Lot 20. A rare wucai brushpot, bitong, Chongzhen-Shunzhi period (1627-1661); 19cm (7 1/2in) diam. Sold for £75,900 (Estimate £30,000 - 50,000). © Bonhams 2001-2022 Exquisitely decorated around the exterior with a bearded scholar official on a balustraded terrace carrying a tablet in his right hand and pointing with his left hand to the sun, behind him two attendants with large fans and three boy-attendants carrying a guqin, robes of office and a saddle, all amidst gnarled rocks and shrubbery,... [Lire la suite]
04 novembre 2022

A rare and large 'ladies and boys' wucai dish, Yu tang jia qi mark, Shunzhi period (1644-1661)

Lot 2. A rare and large 'ladies and boys' wucai dish, Yu tang jia qi mark, Shunzhi period (1644-1661); 33cm (13in) diam. Sold for £44,400. © Bonhams 2001-2022 Finely potted with deep rounded sides rising from a short foot ring, the interior exquisitely decorated with two ladies and five boys, one lady carries a young boy in her arms while the other with her back to us plays with a Cassia flower, one boy hiding behind a lady humorously pulling his face at the viewer, another two boys playing with a... [Lire la suite]

28 septembre 2022

A wucai 'official' vase, 17th century

Lot 625. A wucai 'official' vase, 17th century. Height 7 ⅛ in., 18.2 cm. Lot sold: 3,780 USD (Estimate: 1,000 - 1,500 USD). © Sotheby's 2022  Sotheby's. China 5000 Years, New York, 27 september 2022
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17 septembre 2022

A small wucai 'phoenix' dish, Mark and period of Wanli

Lot 244. A small wucai 'phoenix' dish, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619). Diameter 3½ in., 9 cm. Lot sold: 12,600 USD (Estimate: 12,000 - 15,000 USD). © Sotheby's 2022 the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle, Japanese wood box (3). Property from a Japanese Private Collection. Provenance: Christie's London, 12th December 1977, lot 184 (part lot). Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 21 september 2022
16 septembre 2022

A wucai fan-shaped 'dragon and phoenix' box and cover, Mark and period of Wanli

Lot 240. A wucai fan-shaped 'dragon and phoenix' box and cover, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619). Length 3⅝ in., 9.3 cm. Unsold (Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 USD). © Sotheby's 2022 the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a scallop-edged rectangular cartouche (2). Provenance: Eskenazi Ltd., London.Mayuyama & Co. Ltd., Tokyo. Note:Two related boxes and covers were sold in our London rooms, the first, 11th July 1978, lot 192, and the second, 9th June 2004,... [Lire la suite]
16 septembre 2022

An extremely rare molded wucai 'dragon' zun-form vase, Mark and period of Wanli

Lot 239. An extremely rare molded wucai 'dragon' zun-form vase, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619). Height 25¼ in., 64.2 cm. Unsold (Estimate: 150,000 - 250,000 USD). © Sotheby's 2022 the rim with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a rectangular cartouche. Provenance: French Private Collection. Note: Richly painted in underglaze blue and bright enamels, this vase belongs to a well-known group of Wanli (r. 1573-1620) altar vases modeled after archaic bronze wine containers,... [Lire la suite]