07 mars 2019

A small blue and white square cup, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1522-1566)

Lot 1634. A small blue and white square cup, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1522-1566); 3 in. (7.6 cm.) square. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  The sides are decorated with alternating scenes of birds in flight and perched on tree branches, and the interior is similarly decorated with a bird perched on a fruiting peach branch within a double square.  Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 22 March... [Lire la suite]

07 mars 2019

A very rare and unusual blue and white wine pot and cover, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 1632. A very rare and unusual blue and white wine pot and cover, Wanli period (1573-1619); 8 3/8 in. (21.2 cm.) wide including the spout. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  The wine pot is decorated on the sides with four cartouches, each depicting a gentleman accompanied by an attendant in various settings, separated by panels covered with a white glaze which is carved through with a key fret pattern to reveal the biscuit below. The shoulder and foot are decorated with bands... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2019

A rare blue and white 'frog' kendi, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 1631. A rare blue and white 'frog' kendi, Wanli period (1573-1619); 7 ¼ in. (18.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  The ewer is naturalistically modeled as a frog seated with its head raised, with a short spout issuing from its mouth, and supporting a tall, cylindrical neck on its back. The body is decorated with flower heads below a band of overlapping ruyi-heads around the base of the neck, which is decorated with a bird perched on a blossoming prunus tree. ... [Lire la suite]
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07 mars 2019

A rare blue and white moon flask, bianhu, Ming dynasty, late 15th-early 16th century

Lot 1630. A rare blue and white moon flask, bianhu, Ming dynasty, late 15th-early 16th century; 13 ¾ in. (35 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  The flattened spherical body is raised on a quatrefoil foot and is decorated on each side with a central recess enclosing a flower head surrounded by two pairs of lions playing amidst flames, babao and the ribbons trailing from two further flower heads, all within a line border and an outer field of peony scroll. The... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2019

A large blue and white dish, Ming dynasty, late 16th century

Lot 1629. A large blue and white dish, Ming dynasty, late 16th century; 17 in. (43 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  The dish has rounded sides and an inverted rim, and is decorated in the center with two pairs of Buddhist lions playing with ribboned brocade balls encircled by a band of ruyi-heads. The mouth rim is decorated with birds in flight amidst floral and fruit sprays. The exterior is further decorated with birds perched on branches, Japanese wood... [Lire la suite]
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07 mars 2019

A large blue and white jar, Ming dynasty, late 15th-16th century

Lot 1628. A large blue and white jar, Ming dynasty, late 15th-16th century; 13 5/8 in. (34.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  The globular jar has a slightly flared mouth and splayed foot, and is finely decorated with the Eight Daoist Immortals (baxian) amidst trees and rocks, between a band of ruyiheads enclosing Eight Buddhist Emblems (anbaxian) on the shoulder and a band of petal lappets above the base, all below trellis pattern on the neck, Japanese wood... [Lire la suite]
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05 mars 2019

One of the best Delftware collections of the past decades at TEFAF Maastricht

AMSTERDAM.- At the upcoming edition of TEFAF Maastricht, Amsterdam based dealer Aronson Antiquairs will bring to market one of the best Delftware collections of the past decades. The collection, which was in a large part assembled by private Dutch collectors over a period of approximately thirty years, comprises many highlights. Although it has its center of gravity in the eighteenth century, it also contains several wonderful early objects.  “What we can bring to an art fair like TEFAF, really depends on what... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2019

A circular Blue and white 'hundred boys' box and cover, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620)

Lot 760. A circular Blue and white 'hundred boys' box and cover, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620); 8 7/8 in., 22.7 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 66,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the domed cover painted in vibrant tones of underglaze-blue with an elderly man seated in front of a decorative screen raising a aloft an open book as if about to read to a group of small boys, while other boys scamper about the fenced garden pavilion flying a kite, acting or playing... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2019

A Ming-style blue and white globular bottle vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 821. A Ming-style blue and white globular bottle vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 14 1/2 in., 36.8 cm. Estimate 20,000 - 30,000 USD. Lot sold 78,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the globular body molded with double filets and further single filets at the stepped shoulder just below the tall waisted neck, finely painted overall with a major band of composite flower scroll above a skirt of upright lappets and classic scrolls at the flared foot, below further composite scrolls and... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2019

A fine and large blue and white rouleau vase, Transitional Period-Shunzhi period(1644-1661)

Lot 763. A fine and large blue and white rouleau vase, Transitional Period-Shunzhi period (1644-1661); 18 in., 45.7 cm. Estimate 90,000 - 120,000 USD. Lot sold 96,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. heavily potted of cylindrical form with sides rising to a tapered neck, the body finely painted in washes of cobalt with a cowherd in his field tending his two oxen kneeling before a king standing beneath a parasol, the attendants holding fans and banners stand on the side by a chariot, all set... [Lire la suite]