03 novembre 2019

A pair of large blue and white Dutch-Market armorial dishes, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 384. A pair of large blue and white Dutch-Market armorial dishes, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 49cm and 49.5cm (19.1/4in and 19.1/2in) diam. Estimate £6,000 - £8,000. Photo: Bonhams Each decorated with exotic birds on rocky banks amongst flowering peony, within borders of lotus blooms and floral cartouches on foliate scroll grounds, bearing the arms of Jacob Pelgrom of Holland. Provenance: This dish was part of a dinner service made for Jacob Pelgrom, a VOC merchant who rose to become Director-General of... [Lire la suite]

26 octobre 2019

A blue and white Kutahya pottery jug, Turkey, first half 18th century

Lot 289. A blue and white Kutahya pottery jug, Turkey, first half 18th century; 11.5cm. height. Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 5,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. of typical form, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue on a white background with composite foliate motifs. Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London, 23 october 2019
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25 octobre 2019

A blue and white 'Crane and Trigram' square bowl, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 28. A blue and white 'Crane and Trigram' square bowl, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566). Width 14.8 cm, 5¾ in.. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 GBP. Lot sold 62,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. of square section, robustly potted with wide flaring sides and a slightly tapered foot, the exterior painted with cranes in flight interspersed with ruyi clouds and trigrams above jagged rocks to each corner, the interior embellished with a lingzhi sprig below a shou character within a... [Lire la suite]
25 octobre 2019

A fine blue and white 'lotus bouquet' dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 26. A fine blue and white 'lotus bouquet' dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735). Diameter 34.2 cm, 13½ in. Estimate: 70,000 - 90,000 GBP. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's. modelled after an early Ming dynasty prototype, well potted with shallow rounded sides supported on a short tapered foot, finely decorated to the interior in rich tones of cobalt simulating the 'heaping and piling' effect, with a central roundel enclosing a ribbon-tied bouquet of lotus blossoms and other aquatic plants,... [Lire la suite]
25 octobre 2019

A large blue and white 'Bajixiang' bowl, Yongzheng mark and period

Lot 19. A large blue and white 'Bajixiang' bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735). Diameter 26.1 cm, 10¼ in. Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 GBP GBP. Lot sold 62,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. with deep rounded sides supported on a gently tapered foot, rising to a wide rim, richly painted around the exterior in shades of deep cobalt blue accented by 'heaping and piling' with a row of beribboned bajixiang ('Eight Buddhst Emblems'), each resting atop a large lotus bloom wreathed in scrolling... [Lire la suite]
25 octobre 2019

A fine blue and white Ming-style 'persimmon' moonflask, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Lot 11. A fine blue and white Ming-style 'persimmon' moonflask, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735). Height 29.7 cm, 11⅝ in. Estimate: 120,000 - 160,000 GBP. Lot sold 495,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. elegantly potted with a gently flattened spherical body surmounted by a slender cylindrical neck flanked by two scroll-shaped handles, the rounded sides decorated in vibrant tones of cobalt blue with simulated heaped and piled effect with gnarled leafy branches bearing fruiting clusters of persimmons... [Lire la suite]

24 octobre 2019

A Blue and White 'Klapmuts' Bowl, Ming Dynasty, Wanli Period (1573-1619)

Lot 57. A Blue and White 'Klapmuts' Bowl, Ming Dynasty, Wanli Period (1573-1619); 14.3cm., 5 5/8 in. Estimate 2,000 - 3,000 GBP. Lot sold 13,750 GBP. Photo Sotheby's painted to the central interior with a shaped cartouche enclosing a vase in a terraced garden, the undecorated sides moulded with four shaped cartouches each enclosing a floral bloom against a diaper ground, the everted barbed rim moulded with a keyfret border; together with a blue and white dish painted with a grasshopper and a... [Lire la suite]
24 octobre 2019

A blue and white 'dragon roundel' dish, Wanli eight-character mark and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 293. A blue and white 'dragon roundel' dish, Wanli eight-character mark and of the period (1573-1619); 12¾ in. (32.5 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 10,000. Price realised GBP 10,625. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010 The deep dish with slightly rounded walls, finely painted to the interior with a sinuous dragon amidst vaporous clouds and above crashing waves, all within double-circles repeated at the rim, the exterior with eight dragon roundels separated by clouds, the base with the... [Lire la suite]
24 octobre 2019

A rare blue and white 'boys' dish, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period

Lot 26. A rare blue and white 'boys' dish, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619); 7 in.(17.8 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000 (USD 7,782 - USD 10,376). Price realised GBP 43,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The dish is decorated to the centre with three boys bathing in a large tub and three further boys playing in a fenced garden beside a pine tree, one fishing with a large rod, all enclosed by two pairs of confronted... [Lire la suite]
24 octobre 2019

A large blue and white 'dragon' jar, Jiajing period (1522-1566)

Lot 53. A large blue and white 'dragon' jar, Jiajing period (1522-1566); 13 ¼ in. (33.6 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000 (USD 12,970 - USD 19,455). Price realised GBP 16,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The jar is decorated to the exterior in inky tones of cobalt blue with two winged dragons chasing flaming pearls amidst scrolling clouds, above a band of waves, all between a band of Buddhist lions and brocade balls to the shoulder and a stylised lappet band to the foot. Note:... [Lire la suite]