23 mars 2017

A fine Ming-style blue and white vase (yuhuchun ping), Tongzhi mark and period (1865-1875)

Lot 711. A fine Ming-style blue and white vase (yuhuchun ping), Tongzhi mark and period (1865-1875). Estimate 20,000 — 30,000, USD. Lot sold 27,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   the pear-shaped body painted around the sides with banana fronds and bamboo beside rocks in a fenced garden, between a band of lappets encircling the base and a ruyi band at the shoulder, the waisted neck with a scrollwork frieze beneath a band of upright stiff leaves, the base with a six-character mark in... [Lire la suite]

23 mars 2017

A pair of blue and white 'dragon' dishes, Qianlong marks and period (1736-1795)

Lot 710. A pair of blue and white 'dragon' dishes, Qianlong marks and period (1736-1795). Estimate 3,000 — 5,000, USD. Lot sold 23,750 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   each with shallow rounded sides rising to an everted rim, painted to the interior with a central medallion enclosing a five-clawed dragon writhing among flames reaching for a 'flaming pearl' within a double-line border repeated at the rim, the reverse with two dragons striding in similar pursuit, the base... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2017

A blue and white 'peony scroll' dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 709. A blue and white 'peony scroll' dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735). Estimate 4,000 — 6,000, USD. Lot sold 12,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   the shallow rounded sides resting on a short foot, the interior with a central medallion densely decorated with a foliated peony scroll bearing seven blossoms with spiky petals and spindly stems, all within a double-line border repeated at the rim, the exterior similarly painted with nine evenly spaced peonies wreathed in foliage, the base with a... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2017

A pair of blue and white 'peony' bowls, Qing dynasty, Kangxi marks and period (1662-1722)

Lot 708. A pair of blue and white 'peony' bowls, Qing dynasty, Kangxi marks and period (1662-1722). Estimate 5,000 — 7,000, USD. Lot sold 25,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   each with deep, rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to an everted rim, decorated to the exterior with a frieze of stylized peony scroll above a petal-lappet border, the interior with a single bloom issuing leaves within a central roundel, the base with a six-character mark within a double... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2017

A blue and white Ming-style 'Floral' dish, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 705. A blue and white Ming-style 'Floral' dish, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000, USD. Lot sold 8,125 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   sturdily-potted with rounded sides and lipped rim, painted in varying tones of underglaze blue in 'heaped and piled' technique,  the central medallion with a floral meander, the stylized blooms borne on narrow stems with twisting leaves within a classic scroll band, the cavetto with a similar band of scrolling flowers, all enclosed by a... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2017

A large blue and white sleeve vase, Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period (1627-1644)

Lot 693. A large blue and white sleeve vase, Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period (1627-1644). Estimate 25,000 — 35,000, USD. Lot sold 56,250 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   of cylindrical form with a waisted neck and flared rim, well painted in varying tones of cobalt-blue depicting the famous first meeting between King Wen of Zhou, standing at a river's edge with attendants and the self-exiled military strategist Jiang Ziya living as a humble fisherman, all amidst craggy rockwork and foliage, set between a... [Lire la suite]

23 mars 2017

Two soft paste blue and white vases, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 674. Two soft paste blue and white vases, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Estimate 12,000 — 18,000, USD. Lot sold 10,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   each of elongated ovoid form rising to a short waisted neck and painted with gnarled twin pine trees growing beside rockwork and leafy bamboo, one with a moon emerging from mist in the distance (2). Height of taller 8 7/8  in., 22.5 cm Provenance: Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Hoover (1874-1964), no. 46, and thence by... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2017

A blue and white 'Crane and Deer' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 672. A blue and white 'Crane and Deer' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 6,000 — 8,000, USD. Lot sold 12,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   the ovoid body rising from a splayed foot to a waisted neck and flared mouth rim, boldly painted with a pair of deer emerging from an enclave of pine, bamboo, rockwork and lingzhi, a crane in flight amidst scrolled clouds above, the base inscribed with an apocryphal six-character Chenghua mark. Height... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2017

A blue and white brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

  Lot 669. A blue and white brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 8,000 — 12, USD. Lot sold 47,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   of cylindrical form, the straight sides rising from a slightly concave base with a small countersunk center, deftly painted around the exterior with a continuous scene depicting a seated dignitary receiving an official, flanked by attendants and soldiers and set in an open pavilion, wood stand (2). Diameter 6 1/4  in.,... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2017

A blue and white garlic-necked bottle vase, Transitional period, circa 1640

Lot 667. A blue and white garlic-necked bottle vase, Transitional period, circa 1640. Estimate 6,000 — 9,000 USD. Lot sold 8,750 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   a globular form with tall slender garlic neck supported on a short spreading foot, painted around the exterior in rich cobalt-blue tones with a scholar and attendants in a garden, the neck with four bands of stylized blossoms and foliage. Height 16 1/8  in., 40.9 cm Provenance: Sotheby's New York, 7th December 1983, lot 338. ... [Lire la suite]