24 avril 2017

A blue and white 'deer and cranes' sleeve vase, Circa 1640

Lot 192. A blue and white 'deer and cranes' sleeve vase, Circa 1640; 43.2cm (17in) high. Estimate £20,000 - 30,000 (€24,000 - 36,000). Photo Bonhams. Vividly painted around the body in vibrant tones of cobalt blue, depicting a continuous garden scene with two deer and a gnarled pine trees amidst rockwork and flying cranes above, all beneath floral sprigs around the neck.  Provenance: a distinguished European private collection   Note: The highly auspicious combination of deer and cranes denotes... [Lire la suite]

24 avril 2017

A rare blue and white 'Li Bai' brush washer, Chongzhen period (1627-1644)

Lot 193. A rare blue and white 'Li Bai' brush washer, Chongzhen period (1627-1644); 20.6cm (8 1/8in) diam. Estimate £35,000 - 50,000 (€42,000 - 60,000). Photo Bonhams. Finely potted with a slightly recessed base and deep sides, the well painted in vibrant tones of cobalt-blue with a scene of the Tang poet Li Bai in an audience with the Tang emperor Minghuang, flanked by ministers and court officials, all within a palatial setting beneath large curtains.  Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 18 November 1979, lot... [Lire la suite]
24 avril 2017

A blue and white double-gourd vase, Chongzhen period (1627-1644)

Lot 191. A blue and white double-gourd vase, Chongzhen period (1627-1644); 34cm (13 3/8in) high. Estimate £15,000 - 20,000 (€18,000 - 24,000). Photo Bonhams. The lower section painted in vivid blue with a continuous scene of two kneeling attendants proffering a book and cap of office before a dignitary followed by attendants carrying halberds and banners, all beneath three bands of leafy scrolls and floral sprays.  Note: The present vase depicts attendants holding a tray with an official hat on it,... [Lire la suite]
24 avril 2017

A large blue and white 'Eight Immortals' incense burner, Late Ming Dynasty

Lot 190. A large blue and white 'Eight Immortals' incense burner, Late Ming Dynasty; 24.7cm (9 3/4in) diam. Estimate £8,000 - 12,000 (€9,600 - 14,000). Photo Bonhams. The tapered cylindrical sides rising from three cabriole feet, painted around the exterior with a continuous scene of Eight Immortals and attendants in a garden landscape, the Queen Mother of the West descending from a cloud and bearing a tray of peaches, all beneath a band of eight Lança characters reserved on a trellis ground. ... [Lire la suite]
24 avril 2017

Two Swatow blue and white dishes for the Islamic market, Late Ming Dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 189. Two Swatow blue and white dishes for the Islamic market, Late Ming Dynasty, 16th-17th century; 42cm (16 1/2in) diam. (2). Estimate £6,000 - 8,000 (€7,200 - 9,600). Photo Bonhams.  One dish painted in the well with a three-peaked rocky island above two islands linked by a bridge above a boat, a fish and a lobster rising from the waves, all surrounded by a lotus scroll and medallions containing dancing men and Arabic script, 41.3cm (16 1/8in) diam; the other dish painted with two... [Lire la suite]
24 avril 2017

A rare blue and white 'lingzhi' dish, Hongzhi-Zhengde period (1488-1521)

Lot 188. A rare blue and white 'lingzhi' dish, Hongzhi-Zhengde period (1488-1521); 26.3cm (10 1/4in) diam. Estimate £8,000 - 12,000 (€9,600 - 14,000). Photo Bonhams. Elegantly potted with gently rounded sides raising to a slightly everted rim, the interior painted in pale shades of blue with a central medallion enclosing four lingzhi funghi borne on leafy meanders, the exterior similarly decorated with six lingzhi funghi surrounded by scrolling foliage, box. (2). Provenance: Herman... [Lire la suite]

22 avril 2017

A massive blue and white 'dragon' dish, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 119. A massive blue and white 'dragon' dish, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566), 79 cm, 31 in. Estimation 60,000 — 80,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's the rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot to a slightly everted rim, painted to the interior with two large scaly five-clawed dragons in mutual pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', all amidst fire scrolls and ruyi-shaped clouds, encircled at the well by a composite floral scroll and a cash band at the rim, the exterior with eight medallions each enclosing an... [Lire la suite]
22 avril 2017

A blue and white islamic market ewer, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 116. A blue and white islamic market ewer, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566), 27 cm, 10 5/8  in. Estimation 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's the flattened pear-shaped body rising from a tall spreading foot to a narrow waisted neck and straight rim, painted to each face with a peony spray within a peach-shaped panel, bordered with scrolling lotus, the tall upright spout with inlaid gilt-bronze mounts to the terminal and base and with an enamelled... [Lire la suite]
22 avril 2017

A blue and white bottle vase, Ming dynasty, Jiajing-Wanli period (1522-1620)

Lot 115. A blue and white bottle vase, Ming dynasty, Jiajing-Wanli period (1522-1620), 32 cm, 12 5/8  in. Estimation 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's the pear-shaped body rising from a straight foot to a tall cylindrical neck, boldly painted to the exterior with fish swimming in a lotus pond with waterweeds and aquatic plants, the base with a four-character mark reading Wanfu youtong (May infinite good fortune be bestowed upon you) Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Londres, 10 mai 2017, 02:00 PM
21 avril 2017

A soft-paste blue and white vase, meiping, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795)

Lot 165. A soft-paste blue and white vase, meiping, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795), 29cm (11 3/8in) high. Estimate £3,000 - 5,000 (€4,800 - 7,100). Photo: Bonhams. The body rising from a slightly splayed foot to broad shoulders, deftly painted in bright cobalt blue with alternating flowering and fruiting branches of pomegranate, lychee and persimmon, the creamy-white body with overall craquelure. Provenance: a British private collection, and thence by descent Note: Compare with a related soft paste... [Lire la suite]