15 mai 2016

A large blue and white 'kraak porselein' dish, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 40. A large blue and white 'kraak porselein' dish, Wanli period (1573-1619); 50cm (19 3/4in) diam. Sold for £20,000 (€25,394). © Bonhams 2001-2016. The interior boldly painted in deep cobalt-blue with a shaped panel encircling a scene of a white elephant beside a horse in a river, a white rabbit gazing at both from a short distance behind a rock, all amidst dynamic rockwork and various blooming flowers, all framed by shaped panels enclosing various diaper grounds, surrounded by large floral lappets enclosing... [Lire la suite]

15 mai 2016

A very rare blue and white 'lotus' bowl, lianzi wan, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 38. Property from the Cunliffe Collection. A very rare blue and white 'lotus' bowl, lianzi wan, Yongle period (1403-1425); 20.8cm (8 2/8in) diam. Sold for £98,500 (€125,066). Photo: Bonhams. The deep sides rising from a slightly tapered foot, the exterior finely painted in dark blue tones with a band of elongated lotus petals below a keyfret band around the rim, the interior with a central spray of fruiting loquat within double circles, surrounded by leafy scrolls of alternating blossoming camellias and... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2016

A blue and white 'Sparrows' vase, Republic period (1912-1949)

Lot 559. A blue and white 'Sparrows' vase, Republic period (1912-1949). Estimate £2,000 - £4,000 ($2,884 - $5,768). Price Realised £40,000 ($57,600). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.   The slender vase is decorated in varying shade of blue with sparrows perched upon a gnarled branch. Accompanied with two seals reading Wang Bu and Zhu xi. 9 in. (23 cm.) high.   Christie's. CHINESE CERAMICS, WORKS OF ART AND TEXTILES PART  II, 13 May 2016, London, South... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2016

A large blue and white kendi, Qing dynasty, Early Kangxi period (1662-1722)

  Lot 253. A large blue and white kendi, Qing dynasty, Early Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 10,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the large rounded body rising from a short straight foot to a tall waisted neck and flared rim, set with a short bulbous spout, painted with a continuous design of a scholar and a lady accompanied by attendants, beside a an old man leaning against a sedan chair in a fenced garden, the neck decorated with prunus and bamboo, all divided by bands... [Lire la suite]
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13 mai 2016

A large pair of moulded blue and white bowls, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 252. A large pair of moulded blue and white bowls, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's. each with deep rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot to an everted barbed rim, moulded and painted in rich cobalt-blue tones around the body with flower-filled lotus lappets below flower-filled spiralling rectangular panels, the interior with a medallion enclosing flowers issuing from rockwork, encircled at the rim by four quatrefoil... [Lire la suite]
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13 mai 2016

A blue and white ‘Chilong and Lingzhi’ box and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 251. A blue and white ‘Chilong and Lingzhi’ box and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's. of circular form, the flat top of the stepped cover pencilled in underglaze-blue with a central medallion enclosing a pair of chilong writhing amongst stylised lingzhi scrolls and flame wisps, the sides encircled by a band of lingzhi heads repeated on the box, the rims bordered by a keyfret band, the interior similarly painted with a... [Lire la suite]

13 mai 2016

A blue and white ‘Mythical Beast’ jar, Qing dynasty, Shunzhi period (1644-1661)

Lot 250. A blue and white ‘Mythical Beast’ jar, Qing dynasty, Shunzhi period (1644-1661). Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's. the baluster body rising to a short waisted neck and an everted rim, boldly painted with mythical beasts including a dragon, flying horse, elephant and buffalo, striding amidst scrolling clouds interspersed with the ‘Eight Buddhist Treasures’, all below flames and triple circles at the neck, the rim dressed in brown; 40.2 cm, 15¾ in. Sotheby's. Important... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2016

A blue and white 'lianzi' jar, Ming Dynasty, Chongzhen Period (1627-1644)

Lot 249. A blue and white 'lianzi' jar, Ming Dynasty, Chongzhen Period (1627-1644). Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 5,250 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the ovoid body rising from a slightly tapering foot to a wide cylindrical neck, finely painted to the exterior with an official paying tribute to a pheasant standing before a water buffalo, set in a fenced garden landscape with bushes and rocks, the neck incised with a leafy chrysanthemum meander and the foot with a chevron band, later European wood... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2016

A blue and white 'lianzi' jar and cover, Ming Dynasty, Chongzhen Period (1627-1644)

Lot 248. A blue and white 'lianzi' jar and cover, Ming Dynasty, Chongzhen Period (1627-1644). Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 5,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the ovoid body rising from a slightly tapering foot to a wide cylindrical neck, finely painted to the exterior with birds amongst flowering peony, bamboo and rockwork, the upper surface of the cover painted with a scholar seated beside a river. Quantity: 2 - 16.5cm, 6 1/2  in. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London,... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2016

A large blue and white 'lianzi' jar, Ming Dynasty, Chongzhen Period (1627-1644)

Lot 247. A large blue and white 'lianzi' jar, Ming Dynasty, Chongzhen Period (1627-1644). Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 21,250 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from a slightly splayed foot to a straight neck, painted with a continuous scene of scholars and attendants in a sampan beneath a rocky outcrop with a spruce of pine, in a continuous mountainous river landscape, with retreats and a pagoda; 27 cm, 10 5/8  in. Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]