22 janvier 2020

A blue and white 'Landscape' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722

Lot 67. A blue and white 'Landscape' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 16 3/4 in., 43 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 6,875 USD.  Photo Sotheby's the cylindrical body painted in underglaze blue with figures walking and conversing in a continuous river landscape, all beneath a waisted neck encircled by narrow ruyi and key-fret bands.  Property from the Estate of William and Jennifer Shaw Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics... [Lire la suite]

22 janvier 2020

Two blue and white rosewater sprinklers, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 60. Two blue and white rosewater sprinklers, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter 4 7/8 in., 12.3 cm. Estimate 600 — 800 USD. Lot sold 4,375 USD.  Photo Sotheby's made for the Islamic market, each of typical pear shape raised on a high foot and with elongated neck, the larger painted with four stylized foliate medallions between narrow café-au-lait and foliate bands; the other painted around the body with 'Hundred Antiques' and on the neck... [Lire la suite]
20 janvier 2020

Une pièce volée au musée Pincé à Angers se retrouve vendue chez Clars à Oakland, USA

  Lot 3024. From Fonthill Heirlooms & Musée Pincé à Angers. A Chinese blue and white ceramic box, of rectangular shape, each side painted with Arabic inscriptions with flowerheads among foliate scrolls, a six-character Zhengde mark to the base, size: 7.5"l x 3.25"h. Lot sold 3,500 USD. Photo Clars. Un lecteur obligeant a été intrigué par l'étiquette du Musée Pincé et me l'a signalé. J'ai eu confirmation par le MAD (Musée des Arts Décoratifs de Paris) qu'il s'agit d'une pièce mis en dépôt au Musée Pincé et... [Lire la suite]
14 janvier 2020

A pair of small blue and white dishes, late Ming dynasty, circa 1625

Lot 1181. A pair of small blue and white dishes, late Ming dynasty, circa 1625; 6 3/8 in. (16.1 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 12,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The center of each is decorated with a prunus tree beneath a small crescent moon, below a band of Tibetan characters on the everted rim, which is decorated on the underside with a band of classic scroll above a frieze of floral meander on the shallow rounded sides. An apocryphal Xuande mark is on the... [Lire la suite]
14 janvier 2020

An unusual blue and white boy-form waterdropper, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 1202. An unusual blue and white boy-form waterdropper, Wanli period (1573-1619); 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 10,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The waterdropper is modeled in the shape of a boy standing on one foot on an oval base as he playfully swings his arms in front and behind him. The left sleeve of his belted robe, which is painted on the chest with a rank badge, forms the spout, while the open right sleeve bent behind his back is... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2020

An unusual blue and white faceted vase, hu, 18th century

Lot 1335. An unusual blue and white faceted vase, hu, 18th century; 14 in. (35.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 10,000. Price realised USD 16,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Each side of the faceted body, which is of rectangular section, is painted with a riverscape in a panel, and the facets of the canted shoulder with further landscape panels incorporating pine trees, lingzhi and rocks, all within 'fishroe' borders. The flaring neck, decorated with bands of flower scroll,... [Lire la suite]
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13 janvier 2020

A pair of large blue and white jardinières, 18th century

Lot 1325. A pair of large blue and white jardinières, 18th century; 24½ in. (61 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 62,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Each is heavily potted and painted around the deep sides with a continuous river landscape in which figures are shown at various pursuits in pavilions nestled amidst forested mountains, all below scrolling clouds and a border of reverse-decorated dots below the molded rim, gilt wood stands.  ... [Lire la suite]
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13 janvier 2020

A blue and white 'phoenix tail' vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1180. A blue and white 'phoenix tail' vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 18½ in. (47 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 12,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Both the baluster body and trumpet-shaped neck are painted in tones of rich underglaze blue with scenes of fishermen in mountainous river landscapes between dentil borders at the foot and mouth rim. A double circle in underglaze blue is on the base.  Provenance: Susan Dwight Bliss Collection.The... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2020

A blue and white cylindrical jar, late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 1457. A blue and white cylindrical jar, late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 5 5/8 in. (14.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 2,500 - USD 3,500. Price realised USD 4,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013.  The sides are painted with two scenes of a pair of rabbits in front of rocks flanked by bamboo and tall leaves, between decorative lappet borders above and below, wood cover. Provenance: J.T. Tai & Co., New York. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 21 - 22... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2020

A blue and white anhua-decorated dish, Longqing four-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1567-1572)

Lot 1475. A blue and white anhua-decorated dish, Longqing four-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1567-1572); 7½ in. (19.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 8,125. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013.  The dish is potted with rounded sides decorated on the interior in underglaze blue with three striding chilong grasping lingzhi stems in their mouths encircling a central incised lingzhi sprig. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics &... [Lire la suite]