17 mars 2018

A blue and white 'Immortals' dish, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 312. A blue and white 'Immortals' dish, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Diameter 6 1/4  in., 15.8 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 68,750 USD.  © Sotheby's the rounded sides rising from a straight foot to an everted rim, the interior painted in vibrant cobalt tones with three immortals accompanied by an attendant bearing peaches, all on a rocky ledge framed by pines and clouds, a crane carrying lengths of bamboo in its beak to a pavilion floating on the waves... [Lire la suite]

17 mars 2018

A large blue and white Persian-style ewer, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 385. A large blue and white Persian-style ewer, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 11 3/8  in., 28.8 cm. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 USD. © Sotheby's the flattened pear-shaped body rising from a spreading foot to a waisted neck with a raised band and cupped mouth, the dragon-form handle set opposite the S-curved spout, the front and back each with a teardrop-shaped panel enclosing a 'pheasant and rockwork' vignette bordered by scrolling peonies against a blue ground, the sides... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2018

A blue and white 'squirrel and grape' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 383. A blue and white 'squirrel and grape' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Diameter 8 3/4  in., 22.2 cm. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 USD. Lot sold 43,750 USD. © Sotheby's the deep rounded sides rising from a straight foot to an everted rim, the exterior finely painted in inky tones with a continuous broad frieze of numerous squirrels clambering among scrolling grape vines issuing curling leaves and clusters of fruit, the tiny furry animals peeking out from behind leaves and... [Lire la suite]
13 mars 2018

A large and fine blue and white 'Western Chamber' bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 631. A large and fine blue and white 'Western Chamber' bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter 14 1/2  in., 36.8 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000. © Sotheby's the deep rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a flaring rim, the interior painted with carp leaping from crested waves within the central medallion, a border of flowering prunus branches and birds around the interior rim, the exterior with two registers illustrating twelve courtship scenes... [Lire la suite]
13 mars 2018

A large blue and white 'Seven sages' brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 313. A large blue and white 'Seven sages' brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter 7 1/2  in., 19 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. © Sotheby's of cylindrical form supported on three bracket feet, finely painted with scholars in a bamboo grove amid resplendent pines and ribbons of clouds, one sage calligraphing a rock in the company of another, nearby a third sage playing the qin and three more listening while considering a group of antiques arranged... [Lire la suite]
12 mars 2018

The Collection of Tang Shao-yi at Bonhams New York, 19 March 2018

Tang Shaoyi Tang Shao-yi was the first prime minister of the Republic of China. Born in Guangdong Province in 1861, he was sent to the United States to attend grammar school, high school and college. Following his return to China, he rose to political prominence through several diplomatic appointments within the imperial Chinese government. He served as Consul-General in Korea, Special Commissioner to Tibet, and Governor of Fengtian Province in Manchuria. He was often dispatched on official missions as a special envoy of the Qing... [Lire la suite]

12 mars 2018

A blue and white bird-headed ewer, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 8064. A blue and white bird-headed ewer, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 9 1/4in (23.5cm) high. Estimate US$ 4,000 - 6,000 (€ 3,300 - 4,900). © Bonhams 2001-2018 Of quatrefoil bottle form, raised on a foot with scalloped edges with a two-tiered neck terminating in a flaring mouth with a single notch, set to one side with a long curved spout formed in the shape of an open-mouthed phoenix, finely painted around the body with birds and insects among flowering prunus, peony and chrysanthemum, with various... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2018

A finely painted blue and white circular box and cover, Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period (1627-1644)

Lot 689. A finely painted blue and white circular box and cover, Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period (1627-1644). Diameter 4 1/2  in., 11.4 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the domed cover finely painted to the center with a quadrilobed medallion composed of four ruyi-shaped panels and lotus flowers linked by foliate scrolls within a ruyi lappet collar enclosing further lotus scrolls, the box with similar decoration, the base with an apocryphal six-character Jiajing... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2018

A large blue and white jar, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 8062. A large blue and white jar, Wanli period (1573-1619); 14 1/4in (36.2cm) high. Estimate US$ 4,000 - 6,000 (€ 3,200 - 4,800). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2018 Of ovoid shape, supported on an unglazed recessed foot, the rounded shoulders rising to a wide metal-mounted neck, painted around the exterior with four ogival panels enclosing flowering plants, below four panels enclosing a peach branch and floral sprigs, all separated from each other by straps and floral buckles reserved against a wan-fret... [Lire la suite]
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08 mars 2018

A finely painted blue and white 'dragon' garlic-mouth bottle vase, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620)

Lot 523. A finely painted blue and white 'dragon' garlic-mouth bottle vase, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620). Height 17 3/8  in., 44.2 cm. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. sturdily potted, the pear-shaped body supported on a short foot, tapering to a tall neck with a garlic-head mouth and upright mouth rim, the body painted with two pairs of confronted phoenix and sinuous five-clawed dragons in pursuit of 'flaming pearls' amidst a composite floral scroll, all above a band... [Lire la suite]