09 octobre 2008

A pair of blue and white 'ruyi' dishes. Marks and period of Jiajing

A pair of blue and white 'ruyi' dishes. Marks and period of Jiajing. Photo: Courtesy Sotheby's each painted on the interior in deep tones of cobalt underglaze-blue with a central medallion of interlocking ruyi-heads and lotus buds enclosed within double-line borders repeated at the rim, the underside with stylised lotus sprays and pendant clouds divided by a zigzag band - 14.8 cm., 5 7/8 in. - Lot Sold: 187,500 HKD PROVENANCE: Sotheby's New York, 15th June 1983, lot 280.Collection of Eugene O. Perkins.Christie's... [Lire la suite]
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09 octobre 2008

A rare blue and white 'fruit' bowl. Mark and Period of Xuande. Photo: Courtesy Sotheby's

A rare blue and white 'fruit' bowl. Mark and Period of Xuande. Photo: Courtesy Sotheby's solidly potted with shallow rounded sides, the exterior painted in rich and strong cobalt blue with darker 'heaping and piling' effect with a composite flower scroll, including lotus, chrysanthemum, rose, tree peony, pomegranate, hibiscus, camellia, and herbaceous peony, with their associated leaves and buds, between a double-line border around the rim and upright lappets skirting the base, above classic scroll encircling the foot, the... [Lire la suite]
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09 octobre 2008

A rare blue and white 'mantouxin' bowl. Mark and period of Xuande

A rare blue and white 'mantouxin' bowl. Mark and period of Xuande. Photo: Courtesy Sotheby's well-potted with the characteristic 'mantouxin' bump on the base of the interior, painted in inky washes of cobalt blue with a four-pointed star in-filled with four interconnected trefoils, encircled by a thin floral scroll, and a band of interlinked trefoils enclosed within rounded petals, all below a band of classic scroll below the rim, opposite a lotus scroll band with pendant trefoils on the exterior, all above upright... [Lire la suite]
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09 octobre 2008

A rare blue and white 'lotus' dish. Ming dynasty, Yongle period

A rare blue and white 'lotus' dish. Ming dynasty, Yongle period. Photo: Courtesy Sotheby's well potted with gently curving sides, finely painted in vivid tones of underglaze-blue with characteristic 'heaping and piling', decorated to the interior with a central medallion enclosing five large lotus blooms emitting intertwining leafy stems within triple line borders, surrounded in the cavetto by a continuous lotus meander beneath a classic scroll band at the lip, with a similar chrysanthemum scroll on the exterior between a... [Lire la suite]
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09 octobre 2008

A rare blue and white barbed floral dish. Ming dynasty, Yongle period

A rare blue and white barbed floral dish. Ming dynasty, Yongle period.  Photo: Courtesy Sotheby's painted in deep purplish-blue shades of cobalt with 'heaping and piling' effect, centred with a meandering spray consisting of five different floral blooms surrounding a peony, enclosed by twelve further blooming sprigs around the well with each strategically placed within a lobe, the everted barbed rim with a simple lingzhi scroll, all within bracket-shaped double borders, the exterior repeating the twelve flower sprigs... [Lire la suite]
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06 octobre 2008

A safavid blue and white moulded soft paste porcelain bottle. Iran, 17th century

A safavid blue and white moulded soft paste porcelain bottle. Iran, 17th century. Photo: Courtesy Christie's On short vertical foot, the body of drop shape rising to tapering tubular neck, the white ground decorated with in two tones of blue with a repeating design of hovering and sitting birds surrounded by floral motifs, above a register of cobalt quatrefoil motifs and vertical bands containing repeated scrolling motifs, the underside with makers mark, the neck broken and replaced with Qajar mount - 11¼in. (28.6cm.)... [Lire la suite]
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05 octobre 2008

A Kangxi (1662-1722) blue and white bottle vase with later silver mounts, China

A Kangxi (1662-1722) blue and white bottle vase with later silver mounts, China Painted to the globular bodyAwith a continuous leafy lotus scroll, below two bands of stylised flower elements, Kangxi artemesia leaf design to base - 8 7/8in (22.6cm) high - Estimate : £800 - £1,200 ($1,413 - $2,119) Christie's. Islamic Works Of Art & Textiles. 6 October 2008. London, South Kensington - www.christies.com
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05 octobre 2008

Two similar Kangxi (1662-1722) islamic market blue and white huqqa bases, China

Two similar Kangxi (1662-1722) islamic market blue and white huqqa bases, China Of slightly lobed bell form, with later silver covers, the first decorated to the body with vertical bands of scrolling lotus, the second with scrolling chrysanthemum, underglaze blue Chenghua six-character mark to base - 11½in (29.2cm) high (2) - Estimate : £2,000 - £3,000 ($3,532 - $5,298) Christie's. Islamic Works Of Art & Textiles. 6 October 2008. London, South Kensington - www.christies.com
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05 octobre 2008

A late Ming large blue and white bowl made for the islamic market, 16th century

A late Ming large blue and white bowl made for the islamic market, 16th century Decorated to the outside with a continuous scene of peacocks in a landscape amongst peony branches and peaches, above lappets and below stylised clouds, to the interior with a qilin looking at the moon, the rim with a geometrical pattern alternating with flying cranes in shaped cartouches, underglaze blue Fu Gui Jia Qi mark to base - 14¾in (37.4cm) diameter - Estimate : £1,000 - £1,200 ($1,766 - $2,119) Notes : The mark to the base can be... [Lire la suite]
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28 septembre 2008

A Ming-style blue and white pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping. Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

A Ming-style blue and white pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping. Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795) The well-potted body painted in inky tones of blue with a continuous frieze of bamboo, plantain trees and ornamental rockwork in a fenced garden, set between decorative borders above and below, and with detached demi-lotus on the spreading foot - 11 3/16 in. (28.4 cm.) high - Estimate : $30,000 - $40,000 - Price Realized $72,100 Provenance : Sotheby's, New York, 20 March 1976, lot 174. Notes :... [Lire la suite]