10 mars 2019

A blue and white figure of a seated luohan, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 735. A blue and white figure of a seated luohan, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619). Height 8 in., 20.3 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot Sold 40,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. well modeled, the figure seated in dhyanasana atop a tall, slightly waisted rockwork pedestal, one hand holding a flame symbol, the other at the waist pulling the edge of the long voluminous sleeve closer to the body, the loose robes falling in rhythmic folds around the body, the head... [Lire la suite]

10 mars 2019

Two blue and white 'floral' dishes, Ming dynasty, Tianqi period (1621-1627)

Lot 733. Two blue and white 'floral' dishes, Ming dynasty, Tianqi period (1621-1627). Diameter 5 3/4  in., 14.6 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's.  each painted in tones of rich blue, the interior with a central roundel containing one or two blossoming flowers wreathed with leaves, bordered by a band of petals, the cavetto with a band of ruyi between line borders, the base with a fugui jiaqi ('fine vessel for wealth and honor') mark... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2019

A blue and white vase, yuhuchunping, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 505. A blue and white vase, yuhuchunping, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566). Height 12 3/8  in., 31.4 cm. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. elegantly potted, the pear-shaped body rising from a short slightly tapered foot to a waisted neck and everted rim, painted in rich tones of underglaze-blue with a peony scroll encircling the body, framed above and below by bands of alternating lappets and florets, the neck painted with two registers of lotus... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2019

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

Lot 504. A large blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566). Diameter 12 1/4  in., 31.1 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot Sold 100,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep, rounded sides sweeping up from a slightly tapered foot to an everted rim, the exterior painted in bright cobalt tones with two five-clawed dragons each in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', their long sinuous bodies covered in scales and accented with a ridged spine, amid clouds and flame... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2019

A blue and white 'lotus' bowl, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 503. A blue and white 'lotus' bowl, Ming dynasty, 15th century. Diameter 8 3/4  in., 22.2 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot sold 75,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides set over a slightly tapered foot, the exterior painted in variegated cobalt tones with a continuous scroll of foliate stems issuing lotus blossoms, the motif framed between a double line at the rim and further plain bands encircling the foot, the interior centered with a large flowerhead within a double... [Lire la suite]
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10 mars 2019

A rare blue and white 'floral' cupstand, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619)

Lot 502. A rare blue and white 'floral' cupstand, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619). Diameter 5 7/8  in., 14.9 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 23,750 USD.  Courtesy Sotheby's. the shallow rounded sides rising from a short, tapered foot to an everted rim divided into five lobes, molded on the interior with a central raised ring decorated in underglaze blue with petal lappets, encircled by undulating leafy chrysanthemum scrolls, all... [Lire la suite]

09 mars 2019

A blue and white deep porcelain bowl, Joseon dynasty (1392-1897), 18th-19th century

Lot 389. A blue and white deep porcelain bowl, Joseon dynasty (1392-1897), 18th-19th century; 9 7/8in (25cm) diameter; 5 1/2in (14cm) high. Estimate US$ 6,000 - 8,000 (€ 5,300 - 7,100).  © Bonhams 2001-2019 The deep bowl set on a ring foot and decorated in underglaze blue with two sprays of citrine, the interior painted with a single auspicious character within a double-ringed roundel. Provenance: Robert W. Moore, sold Christie's, New York, The Robert Moore Collection of Fine and... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2019

A rare blue and white Ko-sometsuke basket, Tianqi period (1621-1627)

Lot 1639. A rare blue and white Ko-sometsuke basket, Tianqi period (1621-1627); 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 40,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  The rounded, rectangular basket has low sides that support a U-shaped handle. The interior is decorated with four prancing horses, the handle with a loosely-painted leafy branch and scrolls, and the sides on the exterior are decorated with further leafy branches, Japanese wood box.  Provenance: Ikemasa Ltd., Tokyo. ... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2019

A very rare blue and white Ko-sometsuke ruyi-form tray, Tianqi period (1621-1627)

Lot 1638. A very rare blue and white Ko-sometsuke ruyi-form tray, Tianqi period (1621-1627); 10 in. (25.3 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  The ruyi-form, shallow tray is raised on three low loop-form feet, the interior decorated with a monkey stealing some fruit from a peach tree, and a four-clawed dragon descending amidst thick clouds. The sides on the exterior are decorated with a large diaper ground, wood cover and carved black and red lacquer cover,... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2019

A large blue and white 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowl, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 1637. A large blue and white 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowl, Wanli period (1573-1619); 14 7/8 in. (37.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 18,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  The exterior is decorated on one side with a striding four-clawed dragon reaching towards a flaming pearl surrounded by flames, and on the other with a phoenix standing amidst leafy branches bearing six-petaled blossoms. The interior is decorated in the medallion with a bird perched on a rock next to a peony branch, and in the well... [Lire la suite]