22 mai 2015

A rare pair of blue and white reticulated cups, Wanli six-character marks and of the period

A rare pair of blue and white reticulated cups, Wanli six-character marks and of the period (1573-1619). Estimate HK$ 120,000 - 180,000 (€14,000 - 21,000). Photo: Bonhams. Each cup decorated with four phoenix roundels surrounded by an openwork ground of pierced lattice patterns, interspersed with four small circular roundels reading fu shou kang ning, all between floral bands by the mouth and foot rim, the base with a six-character kaishu mark. Each 9cm (3 1/2in) diam. (2). ... [Lire la suite]

22 mai 2015

A rare large blue and white 'floral scroll' dish, Yongle period

A rare large blue and white 'floral scroll' dish, Yongle period (1403-1425). Estimate HK$ 2.5 million - 4 million (€290,000 - 460,000). Photo: Bonhams. With rounded sides supported on a tapered low foot rising to a slightly flaring rim, the interior exquisitely decorated with a central medallion enclosing interlocking floral scrolls bearing camellia and peony blossoms and buds, encircled with a composite floral scroll bearing eleven evenly-spaced flowers, the rim with a band of braking and crashing waves,... [Lire la suite]
12 mai 2015

A blue and white ovoid jar, Chongzhen

A blue and white ovoid jar, Chongzhen period. Estimate £4,000 - 6,000 (€5,600 - 8,400). Photo Bonhams.  Brightly painted with a fan-shaped cartouche containing a stand of deeply-hollowed Lake Tai rockwork, the reverse with a table placed with scholars items behind a vase filled with lotus blossom and leaves beside a jardinière and other vessels. 19.5cm (7 3/4in) high Note: The three characters inside the fan read Chang Jiang Xie 昌江寫, and the seal reads Juyi zhuren 居易主人 'Master of Juyi [Studio]'.... [Lire la suite]
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12 mai 2015

A rare blue and white 'boys at play' brushpot, bitong, Chongzhen

A rare blue and white 'boys at play' brushpot, bitong, Chongzhen period. Estimate £15,000 - 20,000 (€21,000 - 28,000). Photo Bonhams.  Of cylindrical form, finely painted in vivid blue with three fishermen squatted under a willow tree on a riverside terrace surrounded by craggy rockworks, each placed with a set of chopsticks and wine cups beside a wine ewer, their arms stretched and playing rock-papers-scissors with excitement, observed by a further standing figure from behind holding a long oar over his shoulder... [Lire la suite]
12 mai 2015

A blue and white sleeve vase, rolwagen, Shunzhi

A blue and white sleeve vase, rolwagen, Shunzhi period. Estimate £15,000 - 20,000 (€21,000 - 28,000). Photo Bonhams.  The cylindrical body boldly painted around the exterior in wet and dense washes of cobalt blue with a continuous scene of two gentlemen parting at a shore, one accompanied by his attendants, the everted neck with a typical foliage border above two incised double lines at the shoulder. 46cm (18 1/8in) high Notes: The vase depicts a story set in the twelfth or eleventh century BC, in which... [Lire la suite]
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12 mai 2015

A blue and white sleeve vase, rolwagen, Circa 1640

A blue and white sleeve vase, rolwagen, Circa 1640. Estimate £15,000 - 20,000 (€21,000 - 28,000). Photo Bonhams. Painted in vivid shades of cobalt blue depicting a hunting scene with mounted dignitaries drawing their bows and arrows, galloping across a landscape surrounded by rocky outcrops and scattered with trees, accompanied by footmen holding pikes and an attendant behind carrying a shoulder pole tied with preys, all beneath stiff leaves to the slightly everted rim. 44.8cm (17 5/8in) high Note: Compare with... [Lire la suite]
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12 mai 2015

A fine blue and white sleeve vase, rolwagen, Chongzhen

A fine blue and white sleeve vase, rolwagen, Chongzhen period (1627–1644). Estimate £25,000 - 35,000 (€35,000 - 49,000). Photo Bonhams.  With a slightly tapering body, exquisitely painted in vivid shades of underglaze blue with a garden scene surrounded by rocks, plantain leaves, wutong and willow trees, depicting a martial general elaborately dressed with a prominent feathered headdress proudly standing outside a tent and accompanied by a scholar, flanked by guards holding spears and flags and approached by an... [Lire la suite]
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12 mai 2015

A blue and white double-gourd vase, Chongzhen period

A blue and white double-gourd vase, Chongzhen period (1627–1644). Estimate £4,000 - 6,000 (€5,600 - 8,400). Photo Bonhams.  The lower section finely painted with a dignified scholar cradling a staff of office in his robed arms, the figure standing on grass besides a crane, the rocky landscape also with two boys, one carrying books and the other a lantern, the scene separated by cloud scrolls, the waist with a band of foliate lotus scroll beneath sprays of prunus, lotus, orchid and peony. 36.2cm (14 1/4in) high ... [Lire la suite]
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12 mai 2015

A blue and white double-gourd vase, Circa 1640-1650

A blue and white double-gourd vase, Circa 1640-1650. Estimate £4,000 - 6,000 (€5,600 - 8,400). Photo Bonhams.  Finely painted on the lower section with a continuous scene of two gentleman relaxing with empty wine cups between a board game set on a low table, two boys approaching with a vase and a qin, all on a terrace with rocks and plantain, the waist with a band of wet dots beneath the upper section with clusters of bamboo, the base with a single painted leaf.20.9cm (8 1/4in) high Provenance: Guest & Gray (label)An... [Lire la suite]
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11 mai 2015

A rare blue and white square 'dragon' vase, Wanli six-character mark and of the period

A rare blue and white square 'dragon' vase, Wanli six-character mark and of the period. Estimate £60,000 - 80,000 (€82,000 - 110,000). Photo: Bonhams. Of baluster form with tapering foot rising to a globular upper section and high shoulder, painted in vivid violet tone of underglaze blue to each side with a front-facing five-clawed dragon, striding amongst cloud scrolls, precious objects and flowering sprays above a pair of phoenix and a flying crane flanked by billowing clouds, all beneath a band of overlapping... [Lire la suite]