28 avril 2017

A rare blue and white bowl, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 108. A rare blue and white bowl, Yongle period (1403-1424), 6 ¼ in. (15.8 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000 (USD 25,720 - USD 38,580) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. The bowl is decorated to the central well with a lotus pond roundel surrounded by a gemoetric band, a band of scrolling lotus, and a trellis band at the rim. The exterior is decorated with a wide scrolling leaf band below a stylised ropetwist band. The base with an unusual snowflake mark. Note: A bowl with the same mark... [Lire la suite]
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22 avril 2017

A rare 'sweet-white' 'monk's cap' ewer, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 118. A rare 'sweet-white' 'monk's cap' ewer, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424), 19.5 cm, 7 3/4  in. Estimation 40,000 — 60,000 GBP. Lot sold 62,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's the compressed globular body rising from a splayed foot to a flared cylindrical neck, surmounted by a galleried 'monk’s cap' rim with a small lug on the interior, the tall spout of semi-circular section extending the full length of the neck, the wide strap handle with a ruyi-shaped terminal and a ruyi-shaped tab on... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2017

Yongle and Hongxi period (1403—1425): Peak time of the exchange between China and the West

During the Yongle period, Great prosperity of the Royal kilns in Jingdezheng resulted from a powerful Empire at that time. They produced sweet white, blue-and-white, red glaze and other distinctive kinds of their time. Among them, the sweet white style deeply favored by the Yongle Emperor has sophisticated technique and can be called a unique and exquisite type in that time; the blue-and-white style has distinctive decorations by using the imported cobalt blue-sumali; red-glazed style and other high-temperature-fired single-color... [Lire la suite]
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09 avril 2017

An extremely rare 'sweet-white' incised 'rosette' moonflask, bianhu, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 3609. An extremely rare 'sweet-white' incised 'rosette' moonflask, bianhu, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424), 30 cm, 11 3/4  in. Estimate 10,000,000 — 18,000,000 HKD. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's. well modelled with a flattened spherical body with two domed side supported on an oval footring, surmounted by a waisted neck and small bulb-shaped mouth, flanked by a pair of elegantly arched strap handles extending from the upper neck to the narrow sides with lobed... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2017

A fine blue and white barbed 'floral scroll' dish, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 3611. A fine blue and white barbed 'floral scroll' dish, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424), 33.7 cm, 13 1/4  in.. Estimate 5,000,000 — 7,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 6,700,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. well potted with rounded sides divided into twelve bracket foliations, rising from a short tapered foot to a barbed everted rim, painted in vivid tones of cobalt blue with 'heaped and piled' accents, the slightly recessed interior centred with a large barbed medallion of... [Lire la suite]
01 avril 2017

A large early-Ming Longquan celadon bowl, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 118. A large early-Ming Longquan celadon bowl, Yongle period (1403-1424), 11 1/4 in. (28.6 cm.) diam., box. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 150,000 (USD 10,351 - USD 19,408) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. The shallow bowl is thickly potted and is carved to the interior with a large peony bloom within a foliate panel at the centre, and a wide band of undulating peony scrolls on the well, the pattern repeated on the exterior. It is covered in an even celadon glaze of sea-green tone, with an... [Lire la suite]
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02 mars 2017

An exceptionally anhua-decorated tianbai-glazed meiping, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 3. An exceptionally anhua-decorated tianbai-glazed meiping, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424). Estimate 2,300,000 — 2,800,000 USD. Lot sold 3,132,500. Photo: Sotheby's evenly potted of generous proportions with the full rounded shoulders rising at a gently flared angle from the base and sweeping to a short waisted neck, finely incised around the body with a broad frieze of leafy peony scrolls bearing four large, full blossoms, with smaller subsidiary buds, framed below by... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2017

A rare anhua-decorated tianbai-glazed dish, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 2. A rare anhua-decorated tianbai-glazed dish, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424). Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 USD. Lot sold 275,000. Photo: Sotheby's thinly potted, the gently rounded sides rising to a very slightly lipped rim, decorated around the well in anhua technique with a pair of scaly dragons in pursuit of 'flaming pearls', amidst cloud scrolls, the center with three radiating cloud scrolls, applied overall with a 'sweet white' (tianbai) glaze of warm milky... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2017

An exceptionally rare and important blue and white moon flask, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 4. An exceptionally rare and important blue and white moon flask, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424). Estimation 2,200,000 — 3,000,000 USD. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's. elegantly potted, the full-bodied swelling flask with a flattened globular body of elongated section, surmounted by a slender cylindrical neck flanked by two scroll handles and resting on a slightly concave flat base, exquisitely painted on either side of the body with masterful arrangements of blossoming... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2017

A fine blue and white barbed rim 'floral scroll' dish, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 1. A fine blue and white barbed rim 'floral scroll' dish, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424). Estimation 200,000 — 300,000 USD. Lot sold 732,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. very finely potted with shallow rounded sides divided into twelve bracket foliations, rising from a short tapered foot to a barbed everted rim, deftly and richly painted in shades of cobalt blue with a central lotus bloom to the interior, shown en face surrounded by blooms of camellia,... [Lire la suite]