27 janvier 2020

A pair of blue and white baluster jars and covers, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 285. A pair of blue and white baluster jars and covers, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height of jars and covers 22 3/4 in., 57.8 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 32,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's each painted with rows of petal-shaped panels densely filled with peonies and foliage, between narrow flower and foliate bands at the rim and foot; together with a gu-shaped vase, en suite (broken) (5).  Provenance: The Chinese Porcelain... [Lire la suite]

27 janvier 2020

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

Lot 279. A blue and white baluster vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height of vase 18 1/4 in., 46.4 cm. Estimate 18,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 17,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's painted around the tall, slender body with a continuous rocky river landscape with two figures seated on a promontory, a fisherman in a boat, and three further figures in the foreground under a large pine tree, one holding a qin, apocryphal six-character Chenghua mark, affixed to... [Lire la suite]
27 janvier 2020

A blue and white brushpot (bitong), Transitional period, 17th century

Lot 276. A blue and white brushpot (bitong), Transitional period, 17th century. Height 6 1/2 in., 16.5 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 7,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's of tall cylindrical form, painted with lotus and peony floral arrangements in 'cracked ice' vases, flanked by scholar's rocks and flowering orchids on low tables, all between lightly incised bands of stylized waves around the mouth and base.  Provenance: Bluett & Sons, London.Christie's New... [Lire la suite]
27 janvier 2020

A blue and white box and cover, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 273. A blue and white box and cover, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566). Diameter 7 5/8 in., 19.4 cm. Estimate 12,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 11,250 USD. Photo Sotheby's the bowl with an everted rim, supported on a tall, slightly spreading hollow foot, painted on the exterior with a scholar on a horse the cover of compressed domed form, painted in vibrant cobalt-blue featuring a large central medallion enclosing peach branches borne on a gnarled trunk forming a... [Lire la suite]
27 janvier 2020

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

Lot 272. A blue and white stembowl, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566). Height 4 1/4 in., 10.8 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 8,125 USD. Photo Sotheby's the bowl with an everted rim, supported on a tall, slightly spreading hollow foot, painted on the exterior with a scholar on a horse followed by an attendant carrying a qin going to visit friends, with other scholars in a mountainous landscape setting, the interior with a medallion enclosing... [Lire la suite]
23 janvier 2020

A blue and white 'Phoenix' dish, Guangxu mark and period (1875-1908)

Lot 78. A blue and white 'Phoenix' dish, Guangxu mark and period (1875-1908). Diameter 10 1/2 in., 26.6 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Lot sold 3,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's the shallow dish painted in underglaze blue with a central interior medallion of two confronting phoenix clasping a sprig in their beaks, surrounded by clouds within a double circle, the motif repeated on the exterior, six-character mark in underglaze blue.  Property from the Estate of William and... [Lire la suite]

23 janvier 2020

A blue and white ogee 'dragon' bowl, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850)

Lot 85. A blue and white ogee 'dragon' bowl, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850). Diameter 5 3/8 in., 13.6 cm. Estimate 5,000 - 7,000 USD. Lot sold 10,625 USD. Photo Sotheby's with steep and double-ogee sides, the exterior painted with two striding dragons amongst clouds, within double-lines, the interior with a dragon in the central medallion, seal mark in underglaze blue.  Property from the Estate of William and Jennifer Shaw. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2020

A blue and white 'Landscape' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722

Lot 67. A blue and white 'Landscape' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 16 3/4 in., 43 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 6,875 USD.  Photo Sotheby's the cylindrical body painted in underglaze blue with figures walking and conversing in a continuous river landscape, all beneath a waisted neck encircled by narrow ruyi and key-fret bands.  Property from the Estate of William and Jennifer Shaw Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2020

Two blue and white rosewater sprinklers, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 60. Two blue and white rosewater sprinklers, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter 4 7/8 in., 12.3 cm. Estimate 600 — 800 USD. Lot sold 4,375 USD.  Photo Sotheby's made for the Islamic market, each of typical pear shape raised on a high foot and with elongated neck, the larger painted with four stylized foliate medallions between narrow café-au-lait and foliate bands; the other painted around the body with 'Hundred Antiques' and on the neck... [Lire la suite]
20 janvier 2020

Une pièce volée au musée Pincé à Angers se retrouve vendue chez Clars à Oakland, USA

  Lot 3024. From Fonthill Heirlooms & Musée Pincé à Angers. A Chinese blue and white ceramic box, of rectangular shape, each side painted with Arabic inscriptions with flowerheads among foliate scrolls, a six-character Zhengde mark to the base, size: 7.5"l x 3.25"h. Lot sold 3,500 USD. Photo Clars. Un lecteur obligeant a été intrigué par l'étiquette du Musée Pincé et me l'a signalé. J'ai eu confirmation par le MAD (Musée des Arts Décoratifs de Paris) qu'il s'agit d'une pièce mis en dépôt au Musée Pincé et... [Lire la suite]