26 octobre 2021

The Best of Chinese Art at Bonhams November Asian Art Week in London

Lot 234. An extremely rare and important cloisonné enamel 'pomegranates' box and cover, Xuande incised six-character marks and of the period (1426-1435); 12cm (4 3/4in) diam. Estimate £ 400,000 - 600,000 (€ 480,000 - 710,000). Sold for £ 622,750 (€ 728,319). © Bonhams 2001-2021 London - This Asian Art Week in London celebrated each November will undoubtedly be an exciting one at Bonhams. The week begins with a wide range of pieces on offer in the Asian Art sale, which will be held at Bonhams Knightsbridge... [Lire la suite]

15 mai 2021

A Pair of Gilt-Bronze ‘Qilin’ Figures, Xuande Period, 1426-1435

Lot 3321. A Pair of Gilt-Bronze ‘Qilin’ Figures, Xuande Mark and Period (1426-1435). H 18cm H 18.6cm. Estimate HKD 2,800,000 - 3,500,000 (USD 358,974 - 448,718). Sold Price: HKD 3,360,000 (USD 430,769). Copyright 2021 © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Two very vividly sculpted gilt-bronze ‘qilin’ figures. Details on the beast’s hair and horns are articulated and resemble typical Yongle and Xuande imperial productions. Provenance: 1. Collection of Mr. Gérard Wahl-Boyer, Paris, France,... [Lire la suite]
07 avril 2021

A finely painted blue and white lobed 'fruit and flower' bowl, Xuande mark and period (1426-1435)

Lot 130. A finely painted blue and white lobed 'fruit and flower' bowl, Xuande mark and period (1426-1435). Diameter 9 in., 22.8 cm. Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 USD. Lot sold: 315,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.  of conical form, well potted with the flaring sides rising from a slightly tapered foot to a six-lobed rim, finely painted in deep cobalt blue accentuated with characteristic 'heaping and piling', the interior centered with... [Lire la suite]
21 septembre 2020

A small incised celadon-glazed 'floral' dish, Xuande mark and period (1426-1435)

Lot 511. A small incised celadon-glazed 'floral' dish, Xuande mark and period (1426-1435). Diameter 3 ½ in., 9 cm. Estimate 20,000 - 30,000 USD. Lot sold 37,800 USD. © Sotheby's 2020. the shallow sides rising from a tapered wedge-shaped foot to a flared barbed rim, faintly incised to the interior with stylized leafy scrolls encircling a six-character reign mark in underglaze blue, the exterior incised with floral scrolls, applied overall with a thick celadon glaze of... [Lire la suite]
07 février 2020

A rare gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamel cup stand, Xuande mark and period (1426-1435)

  Lot 433. A rare gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamel cup stand, Xuande mark and period (1426-1435); 19.2cm., 7 1/2 in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 GBP. Lot sold 61,250 GBP. © Sotheby's. the interior cast with a domed ring to the centre with a flat well and everted rim, finely enamelled to the centre with a single lotus spray framed by a border of lotus lappets, lotus and chrysanthemum sprays, the well with scattered florets with cloud scrolls interspersed by floret... [Lire la suite]
25 septembre 2018

The Stanley Field Early Ming bowl realizes over $1.4 million, setting auction record at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

Lot 255. A Rare Blue and White Porcelain Hexafoil Bowl, Xuande mark and period (1426-1435). Estimate available upon request. Sold for $1,452,500. Courtesy Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. CHICAGO, IL.- On September 17 the Asian Works of Art auction at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers featured The Stanley Field Early Ming Bowl, a blue and white porcelain hexafoil bowl once belonging to Stanley Field of the iconic Field family. It sold for $1,452,500 after a number of bidders competed by phone, eventually selling to a buyer... [Lire la suite]

07 septembre 2018

A large white-glazed bowl, Xuande six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1426-1435)

Lot 1334. A large white-glazed bowl, Xuande six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1426-1435); 8 1/8 in. (25.6 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The bowl is potted with deep, rounded sides rising from a low, circular foot, and is covered overall with a white glaze that pools to a very pale blue above the foot.  Provenance: Private collection, South America, acquired in the early 20th century. Note: A Xuande-marked bowl of similar... [Lire la suite]
19 avril 2018

A rare blue and white 'Peony' bowl, Xuande mark and period (1426-1435)

Lot 134. A rare blue and white 'Peony' bowl, Xuande mark and period (1426-1435); 9.5 cm, 3 3/4  in. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the rounded sides rising from a concave foot, painted to the sides in inky washes of cobalt blue with peonies borne on the same continuous scroll surrounded by fleshy leaves and attendant buds, with a band of classic scroll and lappets at the foot and a band of lotus scrolls at the rim, the underglaze blue six-character mark inscribed... [Lire la suite]
19 avril 2018

A rare blue and white globular bowl, Xuande mark and period (1426-1435)

Lot 508. A rare blue and white globular bowl, Xuande mark and period (1426-1435). Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot sold 960,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2005. the globular body potted with generously rounded sides, painted in soft tones of characteristic 'heaped and piled' cobalt-blue with five large peony flower-heads blooming from long winding stems further issuing tight buds and foliage, all above a band of upright lappets and a border of stylised scrolling stems of at the foot, and below a... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2018

An exceptionally rare and important blue and white ewer, Xuande mark and period (1426-1435)

Lot 110. An exceptionally rare and important blue and white ewer, Xuande mark and period (1426-1435); Height 13 in., 33 cm. Estimate $600,000 — 800,000. Sold to an private Asian collector for $3,135,000. Photo: Sotheby’s. following a Sassanian metal prototype, the upright cylindrical body rising from a short straight foot, painted in soft tones of underglaze blue with characteristic 'heaping and piling', with a large composite floral meander, the open blooms including peony, musk... [Lire la suite]