30 septembre 2020

A blue and white ceramic plate, Vietnam, late 15th-early 16th century

Lot 240. A blue and white ceramic plate, Vietnam, late 15th-early 16th century; 36.5 cm diameter. Estimate: 700.00-800.00. Courtesy Bertolami Fine Art. The decoration is arranged inside the wall, and consists of a lotus flower in the center of the background around which lotus leafed scrolls are arranged. Provenance: Ambassador Gerardo Carante. Bertolami Fine Art. Live Auction, starts 18 October 2020 from 11:00 CEST (lots 1-202) and from 15:00 CEST (lots 203-470).

29 septembre 2020

A blue and white 'dragon' dish, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period

Lot 845. A blue and white 'dragon' dish, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735); 7 1/8 in. (18.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 125,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Finely decorated in the center with a writhing five-clawed dragon in pursuit of a flaming pearl and on the exterior with a frieze of two striding dragons chasing flaming pearls, all within line borders. Provenance: The James and Marilynn... [Lire la suite]
29 septembre 2020

A blue and white globular water pot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 842. A blue and white globular water pot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 3 7/8 in. (9.9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 8,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. The rounded sides decorated with floral scroll below an apocryphal Chenghua mark written in a line below the brown-glazed mouth rim. Provenance: Sydney L. Moss Ltd., London, 27 May 1971.The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago. Christie's. Sacred and Imperial: The James and Marilynn Alsdorf... [Lire la suite]
29 septembre 2020

A pair of blue and white 'phoenix and bamboo' conical bowls, Qing dynasty, Kangxi-Yongzheng period, early 18th century

Lot 841. A pair of blue and white 'phoenix and bamboo' conical bowls, Qing dynasty, Kangxi-Yongzheng period, early 18th century; 3 7/8 in. (9.9 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 16,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Each finely decorated in penciled style with a phoenix in flight opposite two bamboo stalks, the decoration continuing from the exterior to the interior, each base with an apocryphal Chenghua mark. Provenance: C. T. Loo Chinese Art (successor Frank Caro), New York, 16... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2020

A rare blue and white octagonal jarlet, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 817.  A rare blue and white octagonal jarlet, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1723-1735); 4 ¼ in. (10.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 60,000. © Christie's  Images Ltd 2020. Each facet finely painted with vertical leafy lingzhi scroll below the small, flared mouth. Provenance: The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago, acquired prior to 1990. Note: A similar Yongzheng-marked... [Lire la suite]
22 septembre 2020

A blue and white 'medallion' bowl, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619)

 Lot 523. A blue and white 'medallion' bowl, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619). Diameter 5 ½ in., 14 cm. Estimate 8,000 - 12,000 USD. Lot sold 10,710 USD. © Sotheby's 2020. the shallow rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot to a gently flared rim, richly painted to the exterior in bright cobalt blue tones, with four roundels of pomegranate, camellia, peach and peony sprigs, divided by pairs of cloud motifs, the interior with a central medallion enclosing camellia sprigs, the base... [Lire la suite]

22 septembre 2020

A blue and white 'lança characters' dish, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619)

Lot 522. A blue and white 'lança characters' dish, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619). Diameter 7¼ in., 18.4 cm. Estimate 8,000 - 12,000 USD. Lot sold 11,340 USD. © Sotheby's 2020. the gently rounded sides rising from a tapering foot to an everted rim, painted in inky cobalt blue to the interior with radiating stylized petals containing lança characters around a central character within a double circle, the exterior with two rows of characters all enclosed within multiple double-line borders, and... [Lire la suite]
22 septembre 2020

A rare blue and white 'phoenix and crane' vase, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619)

Lot 521. A rare blue and white 'phoenix and crane' vase, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619). Height 7¼ in., 18.4 cm. Estimate 20,000 - 30,000 USD. Unsold. © Sotheby's 2020. well potted with the slightly compressed globular body rising from a splayed foot to a tall cylindrical neck flanked by a pair of handles, painted in vibrant cobalt blue around the exterior with alternating pairs of phoenix and cranes flying amid cloud wisps, all between further cloud motifs and... [Lire la suite]
22 septembre 2020

A rare blue and white 'figural' plaque, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 520. A rare blue and white 'figural' plaque, Ming dynasty, 15th century. Height 8⅜ in., 21.4 cm; Width 8⅜ in., 21.4 cm. Estimate 20,000 - 30,000 USD. Unsold. © Sotheby's 2020. of square section with beveled corners on the reverse, well painted in the lively 'windswept' style, depicting three scholars engaging in a conversation, each cloaked in a long belted robe and wearing an official hat, all amongst an open landscape with a secluded pavilion partially... [Lire la suite]
22 septembre 2020

A blue and white censer, Ming dynasty, circa 1640

Lot 519. A blue and white censer, Ming dynasty, circa 1640. Diameter 8½ in., 21.5 cm. Estimate 30,000 - 50,000 USD. Lot sold 69,300 USD. © Sotheby's 2020. of bombé form supported on a straight foot, finely painted around the exterior with a narrative scene of a fisherman called away from his post to meet an official accompanied by a retinue of attendants and armored guards, bearing banners and standards, all set within a detailed landscape of rockwork and willow trees by the sides of a... [Lire la suite]
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