25 mars 2019

A blue and white 'Fish' jardinière, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 327. A blue and white 'Fish' jardinière, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 9 1/2  in., 24.1 cm. Estimate 12,000 - 15,000 USD. Lot sold 27,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the steeply rounded sides rising to an everted, lipped rim, the exterior well painted in shaded tones of underglaze-blue with four large fan-tailed fish, a carp, mandarin fish and two kinds of bream, swimming in varying poses amongst an array of aquatic plants, set between double lines, coll.... [Lire la suite]

25 mars 2019

A blue and white 'Mythical Beast' rouleau vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 756. A blue and white 'Mythical Beast' rouleau vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 17 3/8  in., 44.1 cm. Estimate 20,000 - 30,000 USD. Lot sold 27,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the cylindrical sides supporting a columnar neck with a galleried rim, boldly painted around the body in brilliant cobalt tones with four qilin frolicking on rocks rising vertiginously from a roiling sea, the creatures exchanging playful glances, the wisps of qi emanating... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2019

A pair of blue and white 'figural' jars and covers, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 754. A pair of blue and white 'figural' jars and covers, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 9 5/8  in., 24.4 cm. Estimate 5,000 - 7,000 USD. Lot sold 21,250 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. each jar of slender ovoid form set over a straight foot and rising to a short, tapered neck, the exterior of one painted in inky cobalt tones with a general seated at a table holding a brush in one hand and a sheet of paper in the other, a military officer addressing him with a defiant... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2019

A rare blue and white 'Silk Production' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 752. A rare blue and white 'Silk Production' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Diameter 8 in., 20.3 cm. Estimate 5,000 - 7,000 USD. Lot sold 43,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. with deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot, finely painted around the exterior in rich cobalt-blue tones with three scenes of silk production, the exterior with a woman and attendant carrying baskets amid leafing mulberry trees and a group a three ladies minding trays of silk worm cocoons,... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2019

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

Lot 751. A blue and white 'figural'  baluster vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 17 in., 42/3 cm. Estimate 8,000 - 12,000 USD. Lot sold 40,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the rounded slightly tapering sides vibrantly painted in rich tones of cobalt blue with a continuous scene depicting two scholars standing on a narrow rocky path conversing with one pointing to an elegant pavilion nestled among trees and rockeries in the distance, in the foreground a fisherman... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2019

A large blue and white 'Peach Blossom Spring' brushpot, Transitional period, circa 1640

Lot 749. A large blue and white 'Peach Blossom Spring' brushpot, Transitional period, circa 1640. Height 8 in., 20.8 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Lot sold 100,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of cylindrical section, painted with a continuous narrative depicting various scenes from Peach Blossom Spring; the fisherman alone in a sampan, encountering a sage in the mystical forest, and a boy sharing the news of the mysterious visitor, all within heavy scrolling... [Lire la suite]

24 mars 2019

A blue and white 'Figural' sleeve vase, Transitional period, circa 1640-1650

Lot 748. A blue and white 'Figural' sleeve vase, Transitional period, circa 1640-1650. Height 17 3/8  in., 44.1 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 25,000 USD. Lot sold 52,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the cylindrical body finely painted in varying tones of underglaze blue with a continuous highly animated scene depicting a group of armed men giving chase over rocky terrain to a soldier, fleeing over water on the back of mythical tortoise, observed from a distance by a pair of compatriots... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2019

A blue and white Ming-style 'Dragon' meiping, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Lot 739. A blue and white Ming-style 'Dragon' meiping, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735). Height 10 3/4  in., 27.3 cm. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Lot sold 75,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. sturdily potted, the sides rising at an angle to a broad, generous shoulder rounding upward before converging at the short waisted neck, painted in rich cobalt hues with a pair of confronting five-clawed sinuous dragons vigorously writhing amid flaming clouds above a turbulent sea, the... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2019

A rare small Ming-style blue and white 'lotus' jar, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 738. A rare small Ming-style blue and white 'lotus' jar, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Height 4 1/8  in., 10.4 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 7,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of baluster form, well potted with the broad shoulders gently tapering to a recessed base, surmounted by a short, waisted neck with a lipped rim, painted around the body in deep shades of cobalt blue accented by contrived 'heaping and piling' with stylized lotus blossoms borne on... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2019

A blue and white 'Chrysanthemum' 'Month' cup, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 516. A blue and white 'Chrysanthemum' 'Month' cup, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Height 1 7/8  in., 4.7 cm. Estimate US$50,000 — 70,000. Lot sold 62,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the finely potted sides rising in a subtle bell-shape from a straight foot, the exterior delicately painted in underglaze blue with tall chrysanthemum, the flowers in full bloom over smaller blossoming flora, a spindly leafless plant emerging alongside, its knobby branches arcing... [Lire la suite]