04 mai 2016

A blue and white ‘butterfly and floral’ box and cover, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 113. A blue and white ‘butterfly and floral’ box and cover, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP (12,771 - 19,157 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. of circular form, the domed cover painted with a central medallion enclosing a butterfly with its wings outstretched, surrounded by four further butterflies interspersed amongst stylised camellia sprays, the sides of the cover and the box similarly decorated with further butterflies and camellia scrolls, the base with a... [Lire la suite]

04 mai 2016

A blue and white ‘dragon medallion’ handled cup, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 112. A blue and white ‘dragon medallion’ handled cup, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP (12,771 - 19,157 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. well-potted, the deep rounded sides flanked by a pair of chilong handles, rising from a short foot to a gently flaring rim, the exterior finely painted with two medallions, each formed from a five-clawed ferocious dragon writhing amongst flames, the base with a six-character reign mark within a double circle; 7.7 cm, 3... [Lire la suite]
02 mai 2016

A blue and white soft-paste square vase, cong, 18th century

Lot 265. A blue and white soft-paste square vase, cong, 18th century. Estimate £3,000 - 5,000 (€3,800 - 6,400). Photo: Bonhams. Each face moulded with archaistic ribs, with a dense diaper ground with foliate cartouches, the neck and foot painted with floral borders. 34cm (13 3/8in) high Note: Compare with a very similar vase sold in Christie's New York, 30 March 2005, lot 1491. And another, 18th century, in Sotheby's London, 4 November 2009, lot 194. Bonhams. AUCTION 23541: ASIAN... [Lire la suite]
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02 mai 2016

A blue and white barber's bowl, 18th Century

Lot 264. A blue and white barber's bowl, 18th Century. Estimate £600 - 800 (€770 - 1,000). Photo: Bonhams. Painted in cobalt blue with floral sprays, the rim with a typical foliate and cloud-form border. 27cm (10 5/8in) diam.  Bonhams. AUCTION 23541: ASIAN ART, 10:30 BST - LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE 
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02 mai 2016

A blue and white 'Adam and Eve' saucer dish, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 260. A blue and white 'Adam and Eve' saucer dish, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate £1,800 - 2,200 (€2,300 - 2,800). Photo: Bonhams. The central roundel delicately painted with two figures in a garden surrounded with animals and clouds, the flaring rim with a floral scroll, the underside with further sprigs and an apocryphal Chenghua six-character mark within a double-circle. 16cm (6 1/4in) diam. Note: For a similar example of this rare dish, see D.F. Lunsingh Scheurleer, Chinese Export... [Lire la suite]
02 mai 2016

A pair of blue and white 'Scheveningen' dishes, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 259. A pair of blue and white 'Scheveningen' dishes, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate £1,000 - 1,500 (€1,300 - 1,900). Photo: Bonhams. Each dish with a pastoral scene from a European original, the flat rims with a pie-crust moulding, painted with a wave-pattern, the underside with floral sprigs. 20cm (7 7/8in) diam. (2). Note: According to D.S. Howard's Choice of The Private Trader, p. 44, this design is thought to date from circa 1700-1720 and to have been copied from a drawing by... [Lire la suite]
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02 mai 2016

A blue and white silver-mounted milk jug and cover, Kangxi period, the mounts possibly Dutch

Lot 257. A blue and white silver-mounted milk jug and cover, Kangxi period, the mounts possibly Dutch. Estimate £1,200 - 1,500 (€1,500 - 1,900). Photo: Bonhams. The pear-shaped vessel painted with floral sprigs, with foliate moulded panels enclosing 'Long Elizas', flanked with a loop handle with a white metal mount attaching the flat lid with a hinge, the mount with an integral spout. 17cm (6 3/4in) high  See an identical jug illustrated in C.J.A. Jorg, Chinese Ceramics in the Rijksmuseum,... [Lire la suite]
02 mai 2016

A rare blue and white 'European-shape' wine ewer and cover, 18th century

Lot 256. A rare blue and white 'European-shape' wine ewer and cover, 18th century. Estimate £1,000 - 1,500 (€1,300 - 1,900). Photo: Bonhams. The baluster body finely moulded with foliate lappets and floral motifs, with painted swags at the waisted neck, flanked with a scrolled loop handle and a S-shaped spout, the lid similarly decorated and with a knop. 21cm (8 1/4in) high (2). Note: Compare with a ewer and cover, 18th century, sold in Christie's 28 June 2007, lot 422. ... [Lire la suite]
02 mai 2016

A rare and massive blue and white 'soldier' vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 255. A rare and massive blue and white 'soldier' vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate £20,000 - 30,000 (€26,000 - 38,000). Photo: Bonhams. Of tall baluster form rising to a high shoulder, waisted neck and everted rim, well painted in shades of lighter and darker blue with four panels divided by narrow borders enclosing white morning glory scrolls, the panels painted with two scenes of ladies and boys at play in a fenced garden by a pavilion with well detailed interior, alternating with two scenes of boys... [Lire la suite]
02 mai 2016

A blue and white hookah base Chenghua six-character mark, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 253. A blue and white hookah base, Chenghua six-character mark, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate £2,000 - 3,000 (€2,600 - 3,800). Photo: Bonhams. Painted in underglaze blue with trailing floral sprays interspersed with later, European-enamelled, green and black florettes, the mouth reduced. 22.7cm (9in) high. Note: The characteristic form of hookah bases had only appeared in India in the 17th century. There are similar shaped examples in glass, often with gilt décor but more commonly are those made... [Lire la suite]
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