15 décembre 2017

A polychrome enameled bottle, bình Tỳ Bà, Lê dynasty, 15th-16th century, the enamels possibly added later

Lot 870. A polychrome enameled bottle, bình Tỳ Bà, Lê dynasty, 15th-16th century, the enamels possibly added later; 11 1/2in (29.2cm) high. Estimate US$ 6,000 - 8,000 (€5,100 - 6,800). Sold for US$ 3,750 (€3,165). Photo: Bonhams.   The graceful pear shape, intricately painted in iron red outline with successive registers of plantain leaves and composite lotus flowers, large curly-petaled peony blossoms attached to scrolling leafy tendrils and wave-filled reserves above jeweled... [Lire la suite]

15 décembre 2017

An iron brown-decorated bottle, bình Tỳ Bà, Trần-Lê dynasty, 14th-15th century

Lot 863. An iron brown-decorated bottle, bình Tỳ Bà, Trần-Lê dynasty, 14th-15th century; 11 1/2in (29cm) high. Estimate US$ 4,000 - 6,000 (€3,400 - 5,100). Sold for US$ 2,500 (€2,110). Photo: Bonhams. Of pear form with a pale greenish tinge to the glaze layer, the flared neck painted with flaming pearls on the interior and plantain leaves on the exterior above more flaming pearls filling four lappets on the shoulder, the body inscribed with four Han-Nom characters separated by waves above a... [Lire la suite]
15 décembre 2017

A blue and white bottle, bình Tỳ Bà, Lê dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 860. A blue and white bottle, bình Tỳ Bà, Lê dynasty, 15th-16th century; 11 1/2in (29cm) high. Estimate US$ 2,000 - 3,000 (€1,700 - 2,500). Sold for US$ 1,250 (€1,055).Photo: Bonhams. Of pear form with a flared rim to the neck, painted in underglaze cobalt with successive bands of plantain leaves, descending jeweled lappets and birds alternating with bamboo above a jeweled lappet band rising along the foot, the foot area unglazed and brown wash applied across the recessed base..   ... [Lire la suite]
15 décembre 2017

A blue and white bottle, bình Tỳ Bà, Lê dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 857. A blue and white bottle, bình Tỳ Bà, Lê dynasty, 15th-16th century; 11 5/8in (29.5cm) high. Estimate US$ 2,000 - 3,000 (€1,700 - 2,500). Unsold. Photo: Bonhams. Of pear form with a flared rim, painted with successive bands of plantain leaves, shell-shaped flowers in lotus reserves, alternating leaf sprays and young plants separated by wave diapers and jeweled lappets rising from the foot, the foot area unglazed and the recessed base coated with a reddish brown wash.   ... [Lire la suite]