21 janvier 2017

Chinese blue and white huqqa base made for the Indian market, China, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Chinese blue and white huqqa base made for the Indian market, China, Kangxi period (1662-1722), 20cm high. Amir Mohtashemi Ltd at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. The compressed globular body of Indian form, painted in underglaze blue with three panels of depictions of Chinese antiques decorated on a cracked ice and prunus background. The neck and cup also painted with a cracked ice and prunus ground with an unglazed and rounded base. The form of this huqqa base derives from 17th century Indian... [Lire la suite]

21 janvier 2017

Blue and white ewer, China, Ming Dynasty, Jiajing Period with apocryphal four-character Xuande mark

Blue and white ewer, China, Ming Dynasty, Jiajing Period with apocryphal four-character Xuande mark, 24cm high. Amir Mohtashemi Ltd at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. The flattened pear-shaped body is painted with cobalt blue lotus scrolls on a white ground. Each side of the ewer is decorated with three floral sprays on a scrolled leafy ground on a central tear-shaped raised panel. Upright leaves are painted on the tapered neck with a diamond-pattern band set below the neck. The curved spout is... [Lire la suite]
14 janvier 2017

A large Chinese blue and white porcelain jar and cover, 17th Century

Lot 191. A large Chinese blue and white porcelain jar and cover, 17th Century. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Sold 5,625 GBP. Photo Sotheby’s. of baluster form, the exterior decorated with four oval cartouches variously enclosing figures at leisure, scholars and attendants, and a boy sitting on a water buffalo and playing a flute in a landscape, divided by a band of mountainous landscape, all reserved on meandering floral scrolls, the rim and foot with floral bands, surmounted by a domed cover painted with... [Lire la suite]
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14 janvier 2017

A silver-gilt mounted blue and white tankard. The porcelain: Chinese, 17th Century; The mounts: European, 17th Century

Lot 233. A silver-gilt mounted blue and white tankard. The porcelain: Chinese, 17th Century; The mounts: European, 17th Century. Estimate 2,500 — 3,500 GBP. Sold 25,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby’s. the pear-shaped body rising from a straight foot to a waisted neck gently flaring at the rim, set on one side with a loop handle, the exterior brightly painted with rectangular panels enclosing birds and flowers, all divided by beribboned tassels and below a lappet band, the rim encircled by a band of floral... [Lire la suite]
14 janvier 2017

A rare large blue and white vase with hunting scene, Early Kangxi period, circa 1680

Lot 3586. A rare large blue and white vase with hunting scene, Early Kangxi period, circa 1680. Estimate $25,000 – $35,000. Price Realized $35,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The vase is decorated on the body with an action-filled scene of a mother, Cai Wenji, holding an infant and seated within a curtained tent as two barbarians kneel before her. Outside the tent huntsmen on horseback pursue a small hare as another huntsman successfully shoots a goose with an arrow above. A four-character illegible... [Lire la suite]
14 janvier 2017

A blue and white kendi, Chongzhen period circa 1643

Lot 3515. A blue and white kendi, Chongzhen period circa 1643. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 6,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The globular pouring vessel has a lobed body, domed spout and a tall, cylindrical neck that flares toward the top and recedes to the smaller circular mouth. The body is decorated with panels of birds and flowers, beneath a band of small fruit medallions on a diaper ground on the shoulder and tall pointed leaves encircling the neck. 9 ¼ in. (23.3... [Lire la suite]
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12 janvier 2017

A small blue and white baluster vase, Early Kangxi period, circa 1670

Lot 3572. A small blue and white baluster vase, Early Kangxi period, circa 1670. Estimate $15,000 – $18,000. Price Realized $21,250. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The small high-shouldered vase, with slender neck and flaring mouth, is decorated with a scene from The Water Margin, depicting Huyan Zhuo and Wu Song combating each other with a sword and a whip. Each figure is accompanied by an identifying inscription, all between decorative bands and small flowers on the neck. The base bears an apocryphal... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2017

A large blue and white ‘Immortals’ bowl, Shunzhi period, circa 1650

Lot 3559. A large blue and white ‘Immortals’ bowl, Shunzhi period, circa 1650. Estimate $12,000 – $18,000. Price Realized $12,500. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The shallow bowl is decorated on the exterior with a mountainous river landscape scene including the Eight Daoist Immortals with their attributes beneath swirling clouds, and the Star God Shoulao seated beside a deer and a smoldering censer with an attendant nearby. The interior is decorated with a small landscape medallion. The base bears a... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2017

A rare blue and white rouleau vase, Kangxi period, 17th century

Lot 3578. A rare blue and white rouleau vase, Kangxi period, 17th century. Estimate $12,000 – $18,000. Price Realized $43,750. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The vase is painted in muted tones of cobalt blue in the style of Mi Fu, the Northern Song Master, with a continuous mountainous landscape beneath bamboo sprays on the neck. The base bears a chrysanthemum spray within a double circle. 17 ¼ in. (43.8 cm.) high Provenance: S. Marchant & Son, Ltd., London, 1985.Collection of Julia and... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2017

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

Lot 3550. A large blue and white sleeve vase, Transitional period, circa 1640-1650. Estimate $25,000 – $35,000. Price Realized $43,750. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The tapering, cylindrical vase is decorated with two leaf-shaped panels that contain a moonlit scene of birds or geese with blossoming branches, with scattered floral branches around the panels and on the waisted neck. The flat base is unglazed. 17 ½ in. (44.1 cm.) high Provenance: Jan van Beers, London, 1984.Collection of Julia and John... [Lire la suite]