24 mars 2019

A blue and white Ming-style 'Dragon' meiping, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Lot 739. A blue and white Ming-style 'Dragon' meiping, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735). Height 10 3/4  in., 27.3 cm. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Lot sold 75,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. sturdily potted, the sides rising at an angle to a broad, generous shoulder rounding upward before converging at the short waisted neck, painted in rich cobalt hues with a pair of confronting five-clawed sinuous dragons vigorously writhing amid flaming clouds above a turbulent sea, the... [Lire la suite]

24 mars 2019

A rare small Ming-style blue and white 'lotus' jar, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 738. A rare small Ming-style blue and white 'lotus' jar, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Height 4 1/8  in., 10.4 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 7,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of baluster form, well potted with the broad shoulders gently tapering to a recessed base, surmounted by a short, waisted neck with a lipped rim, painted around the body in deep shades of cobalt blue accented by contrived 'heaping and piling' with stylized lotus blossoms borne on... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2019

A blue and white 'Chrysanthemum' 'Month' cup, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 516. A blue and white 'Chrysanthemum' 'Month' cup, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Height 1 7/8  in., 4.7 cm. Estimate US$50,000 — 70,000. Lot sold 62,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the finely potted sides rising in a subtle bell-shape from a straight foot, the exterior delicately painted in underglaze blue with tall chrysanthemum, the flowers in full bloom over smaller blossoming flora, a spindly leafless plant emerging alongside, its knobby branches arcing... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2019

A rare inscribed blue and white brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, dated dingmao year, corresponding to 1687

Lot 512. A rare inscribed blue and white brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, dated dingmao year, corresponding to 1687. Diameter 7 in., 17.6 cm. Estimate US$50,000 — 70,000. Lot sold 62,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. stoutly potted, of cylindrical form inscribed around the exterior in underglaze blue with the preface, Song Meng Dongye Xu (Farewell to Meng Dongye), written by the Tang dynasty scholar official Han Yu, accompanied by an inscription... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2019

A fine blue and white 'Dragon Medallion' cup, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 510. A fine blue and white 'Dragon Medallion' cup, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Diameter 3 1/2  in., 8.8 cm. Estimate US$40,000 — 60,000. Lot sold 75,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. finely potted, the U-shaped sides set over a straight foot and rising to an everted rim, the exterior finely painted in cobalt blue with five writhing five-clawed dragons, each with a sinuous body coiling to form a roundel, the scales, whiskers, and outlines minutely described, the interior with a... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2019

A fine blue and white 'Three Friends of Winter' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot509. A fine blue and white 'Three Friends of Winter' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Diameter 3 3/4  in., 9.5 cm. Estimate US$20,000 — 30,000. Lot sold 106,250 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. finely potted, the rounded sides set over a straight foot, the exterior delicately painted in muted shades of cobalt with a pine tree at the center, its thick trunk leaning with the farthest branches hovering above long shoots of leafy bamboo, near two intertwining prunus... [Lire la suite]

22 mars 2019

A fine blue and white Ming-style bottle vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 528. A fine blue and white Ming-style bottle vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Height 15 1/8  in., 38.4 cm. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 USD. Lot sold 168,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the globular body and tall, waisted neck, finely painted in rich 'heaped and piled' cobalt-blue tones with a composite floral scroll band, all between lotus-lappet and classic scroll borders at the foot and a ruyi band and floral scroll divided by molded fillets at the shoulder,... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2019

A fine Ming-style blue and white bottle vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 527. A fine Ming-style blue and white bottle vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Height 14 3/4  in., 37.5 cm. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Lot sold 325,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the globular body rising from a spreading foot to a tall, elegant waisted neck, finely painted in rich 'heaped and piled' cobalt-blue tones with a composite flower scroll band, all between lotus-lappet and classic scroll bands at the base and a ruyi band at the... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2019

A rare blue and white seal paste box and cover, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 310. A rare blue and white seal paste box and cover, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Diameter 5 3/8 in., 13.7 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 50,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of circular outline, finely painted in 'Master of the Rocks' style of bold layering and faint 'blobby dots' for depth and perspective, the domed cover with a scene of five scholar-officials offering tribute to a dignitary standing beneath a canopy held by an attendant with a stately sedan in the... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2019

A pair of fine blue and white 'Erotic' wine cups, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 365. A pair of fine blue and white 'Erotic' wine cups, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Diameter 2 5/8  in., 6.8 cm. Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000. Lot Sold 55,000 US$. Courtesy Sotheby's. each of deep 'U' form rising to an everted rim, freely painted around the exterior with a scene of a couple, the amorous pair locked in embrace atop a table amid further furnishings and a broad-leafed plantain tree, all below a slender crescent moon and a constellation, the base... [Lire la suite]