30 mars 2018

A rare blue and white barbed 'Lotus Pond' charger, Yuan dynasty (1279-1366)

Lot 3208. A rare blue and white barbed 'Lotus Pond' charger, Yuan dynasty (1279-1366); 39.8 cm, 15 5/8  in. Estimate 6,000,000 — 8,000,000 HKD (625,910 - 834,547 EUR). Lot Sold 4,920,000 HKD (509,094 EUR).  © Sotheby's 2018 sturdily potted with shallow rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot to a wide everted bracket-lobed rim, the interior centred with a medallion densely decorated with clumps of flowering lotus rising from the rippling waters of a... [Lire la suite]

30 mars 2018

A blue and white 'Floral' charger, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 3207. A  blue and white 'Floral' charger, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424); 37.8 cm, 14 7/8  in. Estimate 6,000,000 — 8,000,000 HKD (625,910 - 834,547 EUR). Lot Sold 5,040,000 HKD (521,511 EUR).  © Sotheby's 2018 with deep rounded sides supported on a sturdy short foot, the exterior of the thick walls exquisitely depicted in shaded tones of cobalt with a continuous garden scene depicting twenty boys divided in several groups, including one with a boy riding... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2018

A superb and rare blue and white 'boys' bowl, Ming dynasty, Chenghua period (1465-1487)

Lot 3206. A superb and rare blue and white 'boys' bowl, Ming dynasty, Chenghua period (1465-1487); 22.5 cm, 8 7/8  in. Estimate 6,000,000 — 8,000,000 HKD (625,910 - 834,547 EUR). Unsold. © Sotheby's 2018 with deep rounded sides supported on a sturdy short foot, the exterior of the thick walls exquisitely depicted in shaded tones of cobalt with a continuous garden scene depicting twenty boys divided in several groups, including one with a boy riding a hobby-horse in the shade of a... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2018

A rare small blue and white footed jar, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period

Lot 1485.  A rare small blue and white footed jar, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619); 5¼ in. (13.3 cm.) across. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 122,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011   The slightly compressed bulbous body painted in inky blue with four five-clawed dragons leaping wildly amidst clouds and separated by phoenixes and cranes, all above detached clouds on the low spreading... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2018

A rare blue and white moonflask, bianping, Yongle period (1403-1425) 

Lot 1480. A rare blue and white moonflask, bianping, Yongle period (1403-1425); 10½ in. (26.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 110,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011  Raised on a short, rounded rectangular foot, each convex side painted in underglaze blue of dark, inky tone with a stylized flower formed by eight palmette-joined petals radiating from a central yinyang motif encircled by a narrow petal band, all within an outer diaper border, the narrow... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2018

A rare blue and white circular plaque, Chenghua period (1465-1487)

Lot 1477. A rare blue and white circular plaque, Chenghua period (1465-1487); 11½ in. (29.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 92,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Finely painted with a scene of three scholars and their two attendants, one holding a book, the other holding a qin, surrounded by trees, the top of a pavilion emerging from behind clouds in the distance, all surrounded by a double-line border, wood stand. Note: This beautifully painted... [Lire la suite]

28 mars 2018

A rare blue and white molded 'Lotus' dish, Wanli six-character mark within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 1476. A rare blue and white molded 'Lotus' dish, Wanli six-character mark within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619); 7¾ in. (19.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 43,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Crisply molded as an open lotus flower raised on a short, narrow foot, painted in underglaze blue on the interior with a Tibetan character encircled by ruyi heads, from which radiate two rows of lotus petals, the outer row enclosing spiral... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2018

A blue and white beaker vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722).

Lot 307. A blue and white beaker vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 8 7/8  in., 22.5 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000. Lot sold 18,750 USD. © Sotheby's modeled after archaic gu, the flaring neck painted in blue washes accented with deep blue cobalt illustrating a scholar sitting on a riverbank by twin pines and rocks, the globular center section with two large quatrefoil cartouches respectively enclosing a scholar fishing riverside and another walking a mountain... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2018

A blue and white ‘Immortals’ bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 327. A blue and white ‘Immortals’ bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter 6 1/4  in., 15.9 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000. Lot sold 18,750 USD. © Sotheby's the widely flared sides painted to the exterior in bright cobalt tones with the Eight Daoist Immortals traversing a landscape to greet Shoulao, the interior with a 'scholar in landscape' medallion, the rim dressed with dark brown, the base with an apocryphal six-character Jiajing mark within a double circle, coll. no.... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2018

A large blue and white ‘Flower basket’ dish, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 382. A large blue and white ‘Flower basket’ dish, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Diameter 14 1/8  in., 35.9 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000. Lot sold 27,500 USD. © Sotheby's the shallow, rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to a broad flared rim, the interior finely painted with a large woven bamboo basket set on a stand with three ruyi-head feet, the rounded sides of the basket supporting a flared rim overflowing with chrysanthemum, aster, peony, pomegranate blossoms,... [Lire la suite]