20 avril 2014

An extremely rare blue and white archaistic vase, zun, Kangxi

An extremely rare blue and white archaistic vase, zun, Kangxi. Photo Bonhams. Of archaistic form, the design inspired by ancient bronze vessels, with four arresting taotie masks painted around the body, surrounded by a continuous design of chilong, stylised rabbits and deer and crescent moons separated by a pattern of flanges with angled edges, flanked on both sides by an archaistic loop handle. 45cm (17 3/4in) high. Estimate £15,000 - 20,000 (€18,000 - 24,000) Property from the collection of Jacques and Galila Hollander Jacques... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2014

A fine and rare large blue and white fishbowl, Kangxi

A fine and rare large blue and white fishbowl, Kangxi. Photo Bonhams. Painted around the body with various depictions of women engaged in domestic activities, two working a loom, two more tending to a table, while in front of them a further couple converse in a walled courtyard, each scene separated by floral borders, a pattern of decorative lappets around the foot. 51cm (20 1/8in) high. Estimate £30,000 - 50,000 (€36,000 - 61,000) Provenance: a distinguished European private collection The present blue and white fishbowl... [Lire la suite]

20 avril 2014

A fine blue and white 'phoenix' bowl, Chenghua six-character mark, Kangxi

A fine blue and white 'phoenix' bowl, Chenghua six-character mark, Kangxi. Photo Bonhams. Of rounded form with high walls rising to the everted rim, supported on a short foot, finely painted around the exterior in varying tones of blue with two pairs of confronted descending phoenix flanking an unmbrella above a peony blossom, below the rim painted on both sides with peony sprays, the interior with a central medallion enclosing a phoenix amidst peony. 20.7cm (8 1/8in) diam. Estimate £3,000 - 5,000 (€3,600 - 6,100) ... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2014

A pair of blue and white jars and covers, Kangxi

A pair of blue and white jars and covers, Kangxi. Photo Bonhams. Each painted in a lively style in a vibrant underglaze blue with four lobed cartouches each containing an archaistic gu vase and books beneath two fan-shaped cartouches enclosing a scholar with a fan on a terrace, all beneath further books and scrolls, the cartouches each flanked by a leafy spray of peony beneath long stems issuing blossoming lotus, the covers each with precious objects on the top bordered by upwards and downwards-pointing foliate palmettes. Each... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2014

A pair of blue and white baluster 'boys' vases, Kangxi

A pair of blue and white baluster 'boys' vases, Kangxi. Photo Bonhams. Each painted with a continuous procession of seven boys amidst plantain trees and clouds, carrying flags, gifts, and vases of lotus flowers, one riding a striding qilin and holding a ruyi, the short neck decorated with auspicious Buddhist emblems. 22.7cm (9in) high (2). Estimate £2,500 - 4,000 (€3,000 - 4,900) Provenance: a British private collection. Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, London, New Bond Street, 15 May 2014 - www.bonhams.com
20 avril 2014

A blue and white baluster vase, Kangxi

A blue and white baluster vase, Kangxi. Photo Bonhams. Boldly painted in a vivid blue colbalt with alternating panels of long-tailed birds amongst prunus or peony and hermits outside their retreats, the mountains rising high above them, the shoulder and foot with bands of moulded foliate lappets enclosing peony, the tall neck with two more mountainous scenes separated by a moulded band. 43.5cm (17 1/8in) high. Estimate £6,000 - 10,000 (€7,300 - 12,000) Provenance: a British private collection. Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART,... [Lire la suite]


20 avril 2014

A fine blue and white tall slender vase, Kangxi

A fine blue and white tall slender vase, Kangxi. Photo Bonhams. Boldly potted with a flaring neck, the body and neck painted with rectangular panels of four different fierce mythical beasts surrounded by a dense circle and dot pattern, divided by bands of zigzag motif and above a row of pendent ruyi-heads around the foot. 44.8cm (17 5/8in) high. Estimate £5,000 - 8,000 (€6,100 - 9,700) Provenance: Sotheby's London, 17 November 1999, lot 916The Inder Rieden Collection. For a Kangxi vase with a related design of auspicious... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2014

A blue and white yen yen vase, Kangxi

A blue and white yen yen vase, Kangxi. Photo Bonhams. The body skilfully painted in exceptionally vivid underglaze blue with a continuous scene of a visitor supplicating a dignitary seated in his hall surrounded by ladies and attendants in front of a painting of foaming waves, the hall opening onto a terrace with further dignitaries, craggy rockwork and delicate trees, the flaring neck with a lady peeping out at a dignitary admonishing a maidservant over a spilt cup of tea, with two boys looking on and two more on the terrace with... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2014

A blue and white baluster jar, Chenghua four-character mark, Kangxi

A blue and white baluster jar, Chenghua four-character mark, Kangxi. Photo Bonhams. Brightly painted with two pairs of ladies between jardinières issuing leafy peony blossoms, each lady playing a different musical instrument, variously the flute, qin, castanets and bells, all separated by trees and rockwork, the shoulder with a band containing four phoenix in flight beneath the neck with tasselled Daoist objects, wood cover. 22cm (8 5/8in) high (2). Estimate £2,000 - 3,000 (€2,400 - 3,600) Provenance: an English private... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2014

Two 'Master of the Rocks' blue and white dishes. Early Kangxi

Two 'Master of the Rocks' blue and white dishes. Early Kangxi. Photo Bonhams. The larger expertly painted with a bent fisherman pushing his boat along a river beneath lofty pines and craggy rocks, all surrounded by three fruiting sprays on the rim, the exterior and underside with further fruiting sprays, 28.4cm (11 1/8in) diam.; the smaller very delicately painted with three tiny figures pointing towards a remote mountain retreat almost hidden amongst the bulging rocks beside a broad river, the border with pine branches and wet... [Lire la suite]


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