18 septembre 2017

A pair of large blue and white 'Peony Meander' vases, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 825. A pair of large blue and white 'Peony Meander' vases, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 19 1/2  in. 49.5 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 10,625 USD. Courtesy Sotheby’s.   each of baluster form, painted overall in rich underglaze cobalt blue with blossoms borne on leafing stems (2). Provenance: Sotheby's London, 11th June 1974, lot 4, (inventory no. P120). Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New York, 16 Sep 2017

18 septembre 2017

Four blue and white 'Phoenix' dishes, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing, Daoguang, Tongzhi marks and period

Lot 812. Four blue and white 'Phoenix' dishes, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing, Daoguang, Tongzhi marks and period. Diameter of largest 6 1/2  in., 16.5 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 15,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby’s.  each decorated with a pair of confronting phoenix amidst cloud scrolls, one base with a Jiaqing seal mark, two with Daoguang seal marks, one with a Tongzhi mark, all marks with six characters and in underglaze blue (4). Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New... [Lire la suite]
18 septembre 2017

A blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Jiaqing seal mark and period (1796-1820)

Lot 813. A blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Jiaqing seal mark and period (1796-1820). Diameter 6 7/8  in., 17.5 cm. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 USD. Lot sold 17,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby’s. of ogee form supported on a tapered foot, the exterior painted in a deep cobalt hue with two lively dragons dashing through clouds, one glancing back toward the other, all between double lines at the rim and foot, the interior with a writhing dragon within a double circle, another double circle at the rim, the... [Lire la suite]
13 septembre 2017

Une sélection de Céramiques et Objets d'Art de la Chine chez Czerny's, Sarzana, Italy

 Lot 32. A fine and rare silver and jade ewer for the Mongolian market, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), Late 19th Century; height 30 cm. Estimate 4 000 €. Courtesy Czerny's Pear-shaped and inlaid, a jade medallion applied on each side, representing a qilong; ewer's mouth appears from the mouth of makara; a handle shaped as monster on the opposite side; the cover, tied to the ewer with a chain, ends in an elegant jade, carved in a shape of a duck; the item is decorated with corals and... [Lire la suite]
08 septembre 2017

A Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Dragon Jar, Ming Dynasty, Wanli Mark and Period, circa 1573-1620

Lot 78218. A Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Dragon Jar, Ming Dynasty, Six-character Wanli mark in blue underglaze and of the period, circa 1573-1620; 8-3/4 inches high (22.2 cm). Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000. Courtesy of Heritage Auctions. Mouth of jar encased in bronze, presumably reduced, with later fitted cover; Errant surface scratches, two glaze inclusions to foot, with wear commensurate with age and use.  Provenance: Property of a New York Gentleman  Heritage... [Lire la suite]
08 septembre 2017

A Large and Rare Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Windswept Jar, Guan, Ming Dynasty, 15th century

Lot 78217. A Large and Rare Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Windswept Jar, Guan, Ming Dynasty, 15th century, 13-7/8 inches high (35.2 cm). Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000. Courtesy of Heritage Auctions. The jar having reticulated carved rosewood lid, neck adorned with banded scrollwork in blue underglaze, shoulder with repeating crosshatching and foliate cartouches, body decorated with Xiwangmu, "Queen Mother of West" holding a basket of peaches and flanked by two female attendants, eight figures likely... [Lire la suite]

06 septembre 2017

A rare yellow and green-enameled blue and white 'lotus' vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 25. A rare yellow and green-enameled blue and white 'lotus' vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Height 8 5/8  in., 22 cm. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Lot Sold 1,116,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's the pear-shaped body with a slightly compressed belly, elegantly rising to a waisted neck and flared mouth, painted in deep underglaze-blue tones with a composite lotus and chrysanthemum scroll around the body, framed by a lappet collar below and ruyi-head and C-scrolls borders... [Lire la suite]
06 septembre 2017

A blue and white 'dragon' bottle vase, Jiaqing seal mark and period (1796-1820)

Lot 22. A blue and white 'dragon' bottle vase, Jiaqing seal mark and period (1796-1820). Height 11 1/8  in., 28.4 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot Sold 93,750 USD. Photo: Sotheby's the compressed globular body surmounted by a tall cylindrical neck with a flared rim, finely painted with a large five-clawed dragon writhing amid flames and clouds, with its young below striding among crashing waves, the base with a six-character seal mark  ... [Lire la suite]
06 septembre 2017

A rare and magnificent blue and white ewer, Yongzheng seal mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 19. A rare and magnificent blue and white ewer, Yongzheng seal mark and period (1723-1735). Height 10 in., 25.5cm. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 USD. Lot sold 936,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's inspired by a metalwork prototype, elegantly potted with a broad cylindrical body molded with two ribbed fillets between two registers of molded chrysanthemum petals, rising to a rounded shoulder and waisted neck with a bulbous mid-section and flaring gently to a broad spout, finely painted in... [Lire la suite]
04 septembre 2017

A large blue and white lobed jar, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period

Lot 1189. A large blue and white lobed jar, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1522-1566), 12 5/8 in. (32 cm.) high. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The six-lobed jar is decorated in the exterior with rows of stylized lotus flowers borne on foliate scrolling stems, above lappets at the spreading foot and below scrolling bands on the shoulder and neck.  Note: Although large blue and white jars are well-known from... [Lire la suite]