26 août 2015

A blue and white 'Double-Duck' form water dropper and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

A blue and white 'Double-Duck' form water dropper and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century. Estimation 7,000 — 9,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the ducks swimming side by side, the beak of one pierced to form a spout, the hollow bodies with a round aperture on the back and freely painted with plumage in grayish-blue tones, the cover modeled in the form of a lotus leaf (2). Length 5 in., 12.7 cm Provenance: Collection of J.J. (Ken) Baars, Zurich, Switzerland, 27th March 1978. Note: A 15th... [Lire la suite]

26 août 2015

A blue and white censer, Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period

A blue and white censer, Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period. Estimation 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. of bombé form, the exterior well-painted with a gathering of scholars conversing and playing the qin in a setting of rocky outcroppings, bamboo, pine trees, and a large bank of loosely painted clouds, between a narrow border upright lappets and a bold chevron band, the base unglazed. Diameter 8 3/4  in., 22.2 cm Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 29th November 1978, lot 217.   ... [Lire la suite]
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26 août 2015

A blue and white 'Lingzhi' dish, Wanli mark and period

A blue and white 'Lingzhi' dish, Wanli mark and period. Estimation 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. with shallow rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to an everted rim, the interior with a medallion enclosing three sprigs of lingzhi well-painted in alternating bands of pale and dark cobalt blue, within concentric lines repeated around the rim, the exterior with two striding dragons in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' amid cloud scrolls within double-line borders, the base with... [Lire la suite]
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26 août 2015

A blue and white 'Dragon' box and cover, Wanli mark and period

A blue and white 'Dragon' box and cover, Wanli mark and period. Estimation 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. of rectangular form with indented corners resting on a short foot, the domed cover painted in underglaze blue with a pair of confronting five-clawed dragons contesting a 'flaming pearl' amid cloud swirls and above foaming waves crashing against rockwork, the sides painted with luxuriant lotus scrolls above a keyfret band, the lower portion similarly decorated with meandering leafy lotus... [Lire la suite]
26 août 2015

A large blue and white 'Phoenix Medallion' bowl, Jiajing mark and period

A large blue and white 'Phoenix Medallion' bowl, Jiajing mark and period. Estimation 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. painted around the exterior in dark cobalt-blue tones with six circular medallions enclosing confronting phoenix amidst clouds on a blue ground divided by trefoil cloud scrolls, all between a lappet band and lingzhiborder, the interior with a recumbent qilin within concentric circles, a cell diaper border reserving phoenix around the rim, six-character mark in... [Lire la suite]
26 août 2015

A rare blue and white crescent-shaped flask and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

A rare blue and white crescent-shaped flask and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century. Estimation 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the crescent-shaped body rising to rosette terminals, applied with a central cylindrical ringed neck with a bulbous mouth and a small cylindrical spout to the side, all supported on four low ruyi-shaped feet, painted with two bands of leafy foliate meander divided by a raised U-form rib and a narrow chevron border, the sides with a floral spray rising from waves, base... [Lire la suite]


26 août 2015

A large barbed-rim blue and white 'Peony' dish, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

A large barbed-rim blue and white 'Peony' dish, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century. Estimation 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides supported on a tapering foot, the central medallion painted in varied cobalt-blue tones with four large peony blooms amid leafy bushes emerging from craggy rockwork within a classic scroll border, the well encircled with a band of camellia issuing leaves between double circles, the everted bracket-lobed rim with a scrolling band, the exterior with flowering... [Lire la suite]
18 août 2015

A Chinese blue and white barbed dish, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

A Chinese blue and white barbed dish, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate £1,500 – £2,500($2,349 - $3,915). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Decorated with a central flower enclosed by a ruyi-head band, within two bands of shaped lappets enclosing flowers, reserved on a diaper ground; 14 7/8 in. (37.8 cm.) diam. CHRISTIE'S INTERIORS - INCLUDING ASIAN WORKS OF ART, 9 September 2015 - London, South Kensington
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18 août 2015

A Chinese blue and white 'Equestrian' dish, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

A Chinese blue and white 'Equestrian' dish, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate £1,500 – £2,500 ($2,349 - $3,915). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The dish is decorated with equestrian warriors and figures holding banners, the base with an apocryphal Chenghua mark; 12 3/8 in. (31.5 cm.) diam. CHRISTIE'S INTERIORS - INCLUDING ASIAN WORKS OF ART, 9 September 2015 - London, South Kensington
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18 août 2015

A pair of Chinese blue and white moulded vases, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

A pair of Chinese blue and white moulded vases, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate £2,500 - £3,500 ($3,915 - $5,481). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each vase decorated with stylised flower sprays between ruyi-head lappet bands, on a moulded ribbed ground; 18 in. (45.8 cm.) high CHRISTIE'S INTERIORS - INCLUDING ASIAN WORKS OF ART, 9 September 2015 - London, South Kensingto
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