24 mai 2016

A Safavid blue and white ewer, 17th-18th century

Lot 140. A Safavid blue and white ewer, 17th-18th century. Estimation : 8 000 € / 10 000 €. Photo Artcurial Aiguière à anse rubanée sinusoïde et bec incurvé, en céramique siliceuse, à décor bleu et blanc sous glaçure incolore de larges pivoines et motifs sinisants. Inscription illisible sur la base. Petit éclat au bord du col. Haut. : 20,5 cm Provenance : Collection de Mme C., Londres, depuis 1980 Bibliographie : Y. Crowe, Persia and China, Safavid Blue and White Ceramics in the Victoria and... [Lire la suite]
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22 mai 2016

A large Ming-style blue and white 'nine-chilong' vase, meiping, 18th century

Lot 3. A large Ming-style blue and white 'nine-chilong' vase, meiping, 18th century. Estimate HK$ 300,000 - 400,000 (€34,000 - 46,000). Photo: Bonhams. Of tapering form, rising from the slightly flared foot to the high rounded shoulders, surmounted by the waisted neck and rounded rim, finely painted in varying shades of blue around the central register with nine chi dragons amidst a meandering leafy lotus blossom scroll, between a continuous lotus scroll around the shoulders and lotus petal panels framing... [Lire la suite]
22 mai 2016

A blue and white 'dragon' dice bowl, Xuande six-character mark and of the period (1426-1435)

Lot 2. A blue and white 'dragon' dice bowl, Xuande six-character mark and of the period (1426-1435). Estimate HK$ 800,000 - 1.2 million (€92,000 - 140,000). Photo: Bonhams. Sturdily potted with deep rounded sides, the exterior brilliantly painted in vivid and varying tones of cobalt blue with characteristic 'heaping and piling' effect, with two striding five-clawed dragons chasing after one another amidst wispy clouds, between a band of lappets encircling the foot and a border of crashing waves, the interior well... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2016

A pair of blue and white baluster jars and covers, 19th century

Lot 43. A pair of blue and white baluster jars and covers, 19th century. Sold for £6,875 (€8,872). Photo: Bonhams. Similarly painted around the body with a continuous scene of a pair of cranes above a deer, all amid rockwork and pine trees, the necks surrounded by ruyi borders, the domed covers with mountainous landscapes. Each 46.5cm (18 1/4in) high (4). Provenance: an English private collection, assembled in Hong Kong from 1967-1989, and thence by descentExhibited, Published and Illustrated: The Oriental... [Lire la suite]
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18 mai 2016

A rare Ming-style blue and white 'three abundances' soft-paste vase, meiping, 18th century

Lot 52. A rare Ming-style blue and white 'Three Abundances' soft-paste vase, meiping, 18th century. Estimate £30,000 - 50,000 (€39,000 - 65,000). Unsold. Photo: Bonhams. The ovoid body rising from a slightly splayed foot to broad shoulders, well painted in bright cobalt blue tones 'heaped and piled' effect, the body with alternating flowering and fruiting branches of pomegranate, citron and peach,'The Three Abundances', all above a band of upright lappets and beneath a ruyi fringe, the shoulders and foot with stylised... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2016

A Ming-style blue and white baluster vase, hu, Daoguang seal mark and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 54. A Ming-style blue and white baluster vase, hu, Daoguang seal mark and of the period (1821-1850). Sold for £22,500 (€28,790). Photo: Bonhams. Painted in vibrant cobalt-blue tone, the baluster body encircled by two bands, the upper with continuous lotus scroll, the lower with a composite floral scroll, all between slightly raised double-line borders, the shoulder set with animal mask and mock-ring handles, below the waisted flared neck decorated with stiff ruyi-bordered upright plantain leaves and a narrow... [Lire la suite]

18 mai 2016

A Ming-style blue and white lantern-shaped jar, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 53. A Ming-style blue and white lantern-shaped jar, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Sold for £12,500 (€15,994). Photo Bonhams. Painted in vibrant blue with flowers, leafy sprigs, stylised waves and lotus enclosed within an Islamic-style geometric honeycomb pattern, between bands of floral scrolls, the short straight foot with a band of demi-florettes and the wide neck with a border of stylised breaking waves, Japanese box. 23.5cm (9 1/4in) high (2). Notes: In Chinese, this jar was commonly known as... [Lire la suite]
17 mai 2016

A small blue and white 'five magpies' brushpot, bitong, Wenzhang Shandou four-character mark, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 51. A small blue and white 'five magpies' brushpot, bitong, Wenzhang Shandou four-character mark, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Sold for £6,250 (€7,997). Photo Bonhams. With gently spreading foot and flaring neck, painted in underglaze blue to the waisted body with five magpies variously in flight or perching on a gnarled cherry branch, issued from craggy rocks beside a leafy bamboo stalk, the base inscribed with a four-character mark reading 'Wenzhang Shandou', wood stand. 13cm (5 1/8in) high (2). ... [Lire la suite]
17 mai 2016

A blue and white 'eighteen scholars' brushpot, bitong, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

  Lot 50. A blue and white 'eighteen scholars' brushpot, bitong, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Sold for £22,500 (€28,790). Photo Bonhams. Vibrantly painted with a continuous scene of scholars engaged in various leisurely activities, on a table scholars play a game of chess, while others gather to view a hanging scroll painted with bamboo, another group sit on the ground and listen to the zither, all within a garden setting with rockwork. 17cm (16 3/4in) high Provenance: a European private collection ... [Lire la suite]
17 mai 2016

A pair of blue and white bowls, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 49. A pair of blue and white bowls, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Sold for £11,875 (€15,069). Photo Bonhams. With gently sloping sides raising to a slightly everted rim, painted to the exterior in shades of cobalt blue with two leafy gnarled branches borne with prunus and peony blossoms, issued from reticulated rocks, separated by a pair of magpies in flight, the interior well similarly decorated with reticulated rocks issuing flowers and bamboo, with a floral band to the interior rim, wood stands. Each... [Lire la suite]
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