30 octobre 2017

A blue and white 'Dharmachakra' jar, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521)

Lot 253. A blue and white 'Dharmachakra' jar, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521). 18.5 cm, 7 1/4  in. Estimate 3,000 — 4,000 GBP. Lot Sold 6,875 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the baluster body surmounted by a waisted neck with a flared rim, the exterior painted with a band of flaming Dharmachakra (Wheel of the law) and scrolling ruyi shaped clouds, between borders of lappet petals with a band of key frets at the rim, the base with a four-character mark in underglaze blue... [Lire la suite]

30 octobre 2017

A large blue and white 'Phoenix' dish, Late Ming dynasty

Lot 244. A large blue and white 'Phoenix' dish, Late Ming dynasty. 43 cm, 16 7/8  in. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from a short foot, painted to the interior with a roundel depicting a pair of phoenixes facing each other against ruyi shaped scrolls surrounded by a diaper border, the rim painted with stylised floral sprays in cartouches separated by a diaper ground, the exterior with curling leaves and grapes borne on undulating stems,... [Lire la suite]
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30 octobre 2017

A blue and white 'Fish' dish, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 245. A blue and white 'Fish' dish, Ming dynasty, 16th century. 14.7 cm, 5 13/16  in. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising to an everted rim, the interior with a medallion of a carp leaping above crashing waves towards a flaming pearl, enclosed by a diamond border at the rim, the exterior with a band of fruiting branches and birds, the base with the inscription dong quan wang ji in underglaze blue. Note: A similar bowl in the San Diego Museum of Art is... [Lire la suite]
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30 octobre 2017

A blue and white openwork 'Baxijiang' stand, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620)

Lot 243. A blue and white openwork 'Baxijiang' stand, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620). 23.3 cm, 9 1/8  in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the hollow cylindrical body with ribs rising from a flat unglazed base, the sides modelled with five ruyi-shaped heads in openwork, with a band of birds perched on fruiting and flowering branches, above floral sprays rising from a border of stylised waves, the mouth rim with the eight beribboned Buddhist... [Lire la suite]
27 octobre 2017

Collection of Francis Golding (1944-2013) at Christie's London, 7 november 2017

Francis Nelson Golding, architectural, planning and conservation consultant: born Macclesfield 28 January 1944; Honorary Fellow, RIBA 2000; civil partner 2006 Dr Satish Padiyar; died London 7 November 2013. Francis Golding assembled this collection over the last forty years buying from reputable London dealers such as Bluett & Sons, John Sparks, and Spink & Son, and international auction houses including Sotheby's, Bonham's, and Christie’s. It comprises works that span over two thousand years of Chinese art and includes... [Lire la suite]
26 octobre 2017

A large blue and white 'peony' dish, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 14. A large blue and white 'peony' dish, Ming dynasty, 15th century. 9 ½. in. (49.5 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 20,000 (USD 19,665 - USD 26,220). Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The interior centre is decorated with four large peony blooms and leafy sprays with a band of continuous scrolling foliate peony blooms to the rim. Provenance: Important European Private Collection. Note: A similar decorated dish can be found in the Topkapi Saray Museum, illustrated by R.... [Lire la suite]

24 octobre 2017

A Blue and white beaker Vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 112. A Blue and white beaker Vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 USD. Lot sold 7,200 USD. Photo: Sothebys. the flared neck and foot each painted with two panels enclosing scenes of scholars and their attendants strolling through various landscapes, the slightly bulging middle section painted with detached floral sprigs; 18 1/4 in., 46.4 cm.  Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 31 mars 2005
24 octobre 2017

A Blue and white beaker Vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 111. A Blue and white beaker Vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 7,800 USD. Photo: Sothebys. painted in bright cobalt washes of blue with scenes of Daoist Immortals enclosed within panels on the neck and the foot, the central section painted with two panels of flowering prunus; 18 1/2 in., 47 cm.  Provenance: Sotheby's New York, 17th April 1985, lot 175. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 31 mars 2005
24 octobre 2017

A rare blue and white Ming-style washer, Seal Mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 108. A rare blue and white Ming-style washer, Seal Mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795). Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 26,400 USD. Photo: Sothebys. resting on a wide flat base with a low footring, the shallow upright sides finely painted in cobalt blue with controlled heaping and piling on a lotus scroll at the base, below a ruyi lappet collar, key-fret at the shoulder and small circles around the short wasted neck, the sides set with a pair of ruyi head... [Lire la suite]
24 octobre 2017

A blue and white jarlet with boys, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620)

Lot 107. A blue and white jarlet with boys, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620). Estimate 4,000-5,000 USD. Lot sold 7,200 USD. Photo: Sothebys. of globular form, the exterior painted in vivid cobalt with four pairs of large-headed boys playing in a rocky garden with fire crackers, a vase and a wheeled toy, all between cloud lappets at the mouth and ruyi  lappets at the foot; 4 1/8 in., 10.5 cm  Provenance: Formerly from a Maryland Estate. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art,... [Lire la suite]