20 septembre 2021

An extremely rare blue and white 'lotus' vase, Ming dynasty, Xuande-Zhengtong period (1425-1449)

Lot 152. An extremely rare blue and white 'lotus' vase, Ming dynasty, Xuande-Zhengtong period (1425-1449). Height 9½ in., 24 cm. Estimate: 150,000 - 250,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 finely potted and of elongated ovoid form, the full swelling shoulders sweeping to a slightly waisted cylindrical neck, delicately painted in rich tones of cobalt blue accented with characteristic 'heaping and piling', the body with a composite scroll of four stylized lotus, each in alternating stages... [Lire la suite]

20 septembre 2021

A rare blue and white 'phoenix and crane' vase, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620)

Lot 151. A rare blue and white 'phoenix and crane' vase, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620). Height 7¼ in., 18.4 cm. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 well potted with the slightly compressed globular body rising from a splayed foot to a tall cylindrical neck originally flanked by a pair of handles, painted in vibrant cobalt around the exterior with alternating pairs of phoenix and cranes flying amidst cloud wisps, all between further cloud motifs and... [Lire la suite]
20 septembre 2021

A blue and white 'flower basket' dish, Mark and period of Wanli

Lot 150. A blue and white 'flower basket' dish, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620). Diameter 6⅝ in., 16.7 cm. Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 the center painted in shades of dark blue with an arrangement of varying blooms in an arched-handled basket, the cavetto with fans, leaves, pomegranate and waterweed all between double-line borders, the exterior with flowering boughs and insects, the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle. Provenance: Sotheby's... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2021

A blue and white faceted pear-shaped vase, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 93. A blue and white faceted pear-shaped vase, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368). Diameter 22⅜ in., 56.9 cm. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 of octagonal section, each facet painted with an upright petal lappet below a tall rectangular panel enclosing a blossoming floral sprig framed by foliate brackets at the corners, four pendent petal lappets encircling the constricted neck, upright plantain leaves at the rim, bands of keyfret or classic scroll dividing each register of... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2021

A very large blue and white 'boys' fishbowl, Mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566)

  Lot 87. A molded blue and white 'lotus' dish, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620). Diameter 30½ in., 77.4 cm. Estimate: 50,000 - 70,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 the broad sides widening at the mouth, painted in deep cobalt blue with a continuous scene of playful boys engaged in various activities amidst a landscape setting, some holding lanterns, parasols, and chimes, others flying a kite or playing weiqi, all below thin scrolling cloud wisps and a galleried rim painted with line... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2021

A molded blue and white 'lotus' dish, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620)

Lot 86. A molded blue and white 'lotus' dish, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620). Diameter 7½ in., 19.1 cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 formed as a flowerhead with two radiating layers of sixteen petals surrounding a lança character at the center, the tips of the outer petals painted with trefoils and the inner petals with ruyi heads, the exterior painted with lança characters alternating with floral sprays above a tier of molded... [Lire la suite]

19 septembre 2021

A rare blue and white multi-spouted 'fish' vase, Mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566)

Lot 85. A rare blue and white multi-spouted 'fish' vase, Mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566). Diameter 4¼ in., 10.8 cm. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 of globular form, resting on a straight foot and set with six short cylindrical spouts above, vibrantly painted with carp swimming amidst lotus blooms, leaves, waterweed, and other aquatic plants, a border of peach and flower sprays surrounding a stylized radiating lingzhi medallion at the... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2021

A large blue and white 'double-gourd' vase, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period (1522-1566)

Lot 84. A large blue and white 'double-gourd' vase, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period (1522-1566). Height 25 in., 63.5 cm. Estimate: 50,000 - 70,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 the lower bulb of square section, each side boldly painted in inky cobalt blue with a fabulous beast including a qilin, an elephant, a lion, and a horse, sweeping into a constricted waist and surmounted by a round upper bulb, painted with crane and shou medallions on a cloud scroll ground, the elongated... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2021

A large blue and white foliate-rim 'Kraak porcelain' charger, Wanli Period, Early 17th century

Lot 166. A large blue and white foliate-rim 'Kraak porcelain' charger, Wanli Period, Early 17th century; 17 1/2in (44.5cm) diameter. Estimate US$ 5,000 - 7,000 (€ 4,200 - 5,900). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Well painted in deep cobalt blue with a central medallion enclosing a deer group playing under the pine tree surrounded with lappet panels decorated with flowers and insets, the exterior with a bird perching on a tree branch and set on an unglazed recessed foot. Property from the Asbjorn Lunde Foundation. ... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2021

A Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Shallow Bowl, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 141. A Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Shallow Bowl, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Diameter 12 1/2 inches. Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000. Copyright © 2021 William Doyle Galleries, Inc. The barbed-rim bowl decorated to well in underglaze blue to show a dancing fu lion. Doyle. Asian Works of Art. Mon, Sep 20, 2021 at 10am EDT
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