24 avril 2017

A rare blue and white 'lingzhi' dish, Hongzhi-Zhengde period (1488-1521)

Lot 188. A rare blue and white 'lingzhi' dish, Hongzhi-Zhengde period (1488-1521); 26.3cm (10 1/4in) diam. Estimate £8,000 - 12,000 (€9,600 - 14,000). Photo Bonhams. Elegantly potted with gently rounded sides raising to a slightly everted rim, the interior painted in pale shades of blue with a central medallion enclosing four lingzhi funghi borne on leafy meanders, the exterior similarly decorated with six lingzhi funghi surrounded by scrolling foliage, box. (2). Provenance: Herman... [Lire la suite]

22 avril 2017

A massive blue and white 'dragon' dish, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 119. A massive blue and white 'dragon' dish, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566), 79 cm, 31 in. Estimation 60,000 — 80,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's the rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot to a slightly everted rim, painted to the interior with two large scaly five-clawed dragons in mutual pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', all amidst fire scrolls and ruyi-shaped clouds, encircled at the well by a composite floral scroll and a cash band at the rim, the exterior with eight medallions each enclosing an... [Lire la suite]
22 avril 2017

A blue and white islamic market ewer, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 116. A blue and white islamic market ewer, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566), 27 cm, 10 5/8  in. Estimation 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's the flattened pear-shaped body rising from a tall spreading foot to a narrow waisted neck and straight rim, painted to each face with a peony spray within a peach-shaped panel, bordered with scrolling lotus, the tall upright spout with inlaid gilt-bronze mounts to the terminal and base and with an enamelled... [Lire la suite]
22 avril 2017

A blue and white bottle vase, Ming dynasty, Jiajing-Wanli period (1522-1620)

Lot 115. A blue and white bottle vase, Ming dynasty, Jiajing-Wanli period (1522-1620), 32 cm, 12 5/8  in. Estimation 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's the pear-shaped body rising from a straight foot to a tall cylindrical neck, boldly painted to the exterior with fish swimming in a lotus pond with waterweeds and aquatic plants, the base with a four-character mark reading Wanfu youtong (May infinite good fortune be bestowed upon you) Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Londres, 10 mai 2017, 02:00 PM
21 avril 2017

A soft-paste blue and white vase, meiping, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795)

Lot 165. A soft-paste blue and white vase, meiping, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795), 29cm (11 3/8in) high. Estimate £3,000 - 5,000 (€4,800 - 7,100). Photo: Bonhams. The body rising from a slightly splayed foot to broad shoulders, deftly painted in bright cobalt blue with alternating flowering and fruiting branches of pomegranate, lychee and persimmon, the creamy-white body with overall craquelure. Provenance: a British private collection, and thence by descent Note: Compare with a related soft paste... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2017

A blue and white jardinière, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 163. A blue and white jardinière, Kangxi period (1662-1722), 17.2cm (6 3/4in) high. Estimate £3,000 - 5,000 (€4,800 - 7,100). Photo: Bonhams. Painted around the exterior with two large panels divided by two large shou characters, the panels containing scenes of a dignitary receiving an official, flanked by attendants and officials. Provenance: a British private collection, and thence by descent Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, 11 May 2017, 11:00 BST, LONDON, NEW BOND STREET
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21 avril 2017

A rare Ming-style blue and white 'six dragons' bowl, Xuande six-character mark, early 18th century

Lot 166. A rare Ming-style blue and white 'six dragons' bowl, Xuande six-character mark, early 18th century, 22.2cm (8 3/4in) diam. Estimate £4,000 - 6,000 (€4,800 - 7,100). Photo: Bonhams. Of conical shape with gently sloping sides, the exterior painted in vivid shades of cobalt blue with six wrathful five-clawed dragons detailed with horns and manes, striding amidst scrolling flames above protruding rocks emerging from swirling and crashing waves, the interior decorated with a central medallion enclosing a... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2017

A rare Ming-style blue and white box and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 129. A rare Ming-style blue and white box and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century, 6 3/8 in. (16.3 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 150,000 (USD 10,341 - USD 19,390). Price realised HKD 250,000 (USD 32,313) © Christie's Imags Ltd 2017. The cover is decorated with a composite floral scroll centering a lotus bloom, the design repeated on the sides of the box. The base of the box is inscribed with an apocryphal Xuande four-character mark in a double circle. Provenance: Sold at Sotheby's... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2017

A pair of blue and white stem cups with ‘lanca’ characters, Qianlong six-character seal marks in underglaze blue in a line and o

Lot 128. A pair of blue and white stem cups with ‘lanca’ characters, Qianlong six-character seal marks in underglaze blue in a line and of the period (1736-1795), 3 7/8 in. (9.9 cm.) high. Japanese wood box. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 250,000 (USD 19,390 - USD 32,317). Price realised HKD 162,500 (USD 21,004) © Christie's Imags Ltd 2017. The flaring cup painted to the exterior with Lanca characters divided by lotus scrolls above lotus lappets on the sloping base, the spreading foot with flower-heads... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2017

A blue and white ‘Landscape’ brushpot, bitong, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 127. A blue and white ‘Landscape’ brushpot, bitong, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century, 7 1/4 in. (18.5 cm.) diam., Japanese wood box. Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 80,000 (USD 7,756 - USD 10,341). Price realised HKD 52,500 (USD 6,786) © Christie's Imags Ltd 2017. The brush pot is decorated in deep shades of cobalt blue with a continuous scene depicting figures in a mountainous river landscape. Provenance: A Japanese private collection, Kyoto, acquired in the first half of the 20th century. ... [Lire la suite]