04 mai 2014

A large blue and white 'phoenix' bowl, Chenghua six character mark, Ming Dynasty

Lot 110. A large blue and white 'phoenix' bowl, Chenghua six character mark, Ming Dynasty; 36.2cm (14.1/4in) diam. Estimate £8,000 - 10,000 (€9,700 - 12,000). Unsold. Photo Bonhams. Painted to the exterior with phoenix in flight amongst cloud scrolls and ruyi motifs, the interior with a central roundel of a crane amongst four ruyi and foliate pendants.  Bonhams. ASIAN ART, London, Knightsbridge, 12 May 2014 - http://www.bonhams.com/
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04 mai 2014

A blue and white footed bowl, Kangxi six character mark and of the period

A blue and white footed bowl, Kangxi six character mark and of the period. Photo Bonhams. Painted to the exterior with a continuous meander of scrolling passion flowers and foliage above a band of entwined c-form foliate motifs, the interior with a single flowering stem roundel. 16cm (6.3/8in) diam. Estimate £800 - 1,200 (€970 - 1,500) Bonhams. ASIAN ART, London, Knightsbridge, 12 May 2014 - http://www.bonhams.com/
04 mai 2014

A small blue and white bottle vase, Kangxi

A small blue and white bottle vase, Kangxi. Photo Bonhams. With slender flaring neck, painted with lobed panels of lotus sprays and foliage, ruyi form floral pendants and scattered flowersprays, the neck with a dense ground of stylised flowerheads, carved wood stand. The vase 17.8cm (7in) high. Estimate £1,000 - 1,500 (€1,200 - 1,800) Bonhams. ASIAN ART, London, Knightsbridge, 12 May 2014 - http://www.bonhams.com/
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04 mai 2014

A blue and white shallow dish, Chenghua six-character mark, circa 1630-1660

Lot 95. A blue and white shallow dish, Chenghua six-character mark, circa 1630-1660; 26.6cm (10½ in) diam. Estimate £5,000 - 6,000 (€6,100 - 7,300). Sold for £ 8,750 (€ 10,006). Photo Bonhams. Sturdily potted with steep sides rising to a metal-mounted, everted rim, the centre delicately painted with varying tones of cobalt blue, depicting a gathering of Scholars in an open pavilion overlooking a river bank, an attendant preparing tea just outside, all below a fourteen-character poem.  Note: The poem... [Lire la suite]
03 mai 2014

A blue and white 'Dragon' stem cup , Yuan dynasty

A blue and white 'Dragon' stem cup , Yuan dynasty. Photo Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides rising from a tall spreading foot to a flared rim, freely painted to the exterior with a scaly three-clawed dragon chasing a flaming pearl, the interior with a classic scroll at the rim and flame wisps in the centre; 9.5cm., 3 ¾ in. Estimation 8,000 — 12,000 GBP Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, London | 14 mai 2014 - http://www.sothebys.com/
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03 mai 2014

A large blue and white jar, Ming dynasty, Jiajing-Wanli period (1522-1620)

Lot 216. A large blue and white jar, Ming dynasty, Jiajing-Wanli period (1522-1620); 45.8cm., 18in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 37,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2014. heavily potted, the rounded sides rising to a short waisted neck and lipped rim, boldly painted to the exterior with a design of coiled chilong roundels interspersed with alternating peach, pomegranate, camelia, chrysanthemum, magnolia, peony and prunus roundels, with fruiting and flowering sprays repeated to the shoulder, the neck painted... [Lire la suite]

03 mai 2014

A blue and white ‘Boys’ bowl, Ming dynasty, Jiajing-Wanli period (1522-1620)

Lot 214. A blue and white ‘Boys’ bowl, Ming dynasty, Jiajing-Wanli period (1522-1620); 18.3cm., 7 ¼ in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 20,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the rounded sides supported on a slightly tapered foot, vividly painted on the exterior with ten boys at play in a fenced garden with plantain, bamboo and pine, the interior with a central medallion enclosing a stylised lingzhi spray supporting a shou character, inscribed to the base with a four-character mark reading Wanfu youtong (May a... [Lire la suite]
03 mai 2014

A blue and white ‘Egret and Lotus’ bottle vase, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Lot 213. A blue and white ‘Egret and Lotus’ bottle vase, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620); 27cm., 10 5/8 in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 5,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2014. the pear-shaped body rising from a short foot to a tall waisted neck and garlic mouth, freely painted with three egrets standing amongst blooming lotus and leaves reserved on a ground of foliate scrolls, the neck and mouth similarly decorated with a chilong grasping a sprig of lingzhi in its mouth. PROPERTY FROM A JAPANESE... [Lire la suite]
03 mai 2014

A blue and white ‘Buddhist lion’ sprinkler, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 212. A blue and white ‘Buddhist lion’ sprinkler, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 22cm., 8 5/8 in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 74,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2014. the globular body rising from a spreading foot to a pseudo stepped cover surmounted by a small knop, the shoulder set with six tubular loops conjoining to a coup pierced with seven apertures, brightly painted to the exterior with three Buddhist lions at play with brocade balls, all below floral, ruyi and chevron bands, the loops decorated with... [Lire la suite]
03 mai 2014

A blue and white garlic neck bottle vase, Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period, circa 1640

A blue and white garlic neck bottle vase, Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period, circa 1640. Photo Sotheby's. the slightly compressed globular body rising from a short straight foot to a tall tapering garlic knopped neck and flaring rim, brightly painted around the body in rich cobalt-blue tones with figures in a landscape and stylised geometric floral sprays to the neck, later highlighted with European gilt decoration; 36cm., 14 1/4 in. Estimation 4,000 — 6,000 GBP Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, London | 14... [Lire la suite]