23 décembre 2018

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

Lot 1006. A blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850). Diameter 4 3/8  in., 11.1 cm. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Sold: $7,500. © Sotheby's with deep rounded sides and a gently everted rim, painted around the exterior in inky cobalt blue with two five-clawed dragons striding above waves reaching for 'flaming pearls,' the base with a six-character seal mark. Provenance: C.C. Teng & Co. Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby’s: Asian Art, New York, 18 March... [Lire la suite]

23 décembre 2018

A blue and white 'phoenix' dish, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850)

Lot 1002. A blue and white 'phoenix' dish, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850). Diameter 6 1/2  in., 16.5 cm. Estimate $4,000 - $6,000. Sold: $6,000. © Sotheby's the interior painted in inky tones of blue with a medallion enclosing two confronted phoenix amidst cloud wisps, the underside similarly decorated, the base with a six-character seal mark. Provenance: C.C. Teng & Co. Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby’s: Asian Art, New York, 18 March 2017
23 décembre 2018

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

Lot 1001. A blue and white 'dragon' dish, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850). Diameter 6 1/2  in., 16.7 cm. Estimate $4,000 - $6,000. Sold: $9,375. © Sotheby's the rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to a slightly flared rim, the interior painted with a scaly dragon leaping to grasp a 'flaming pearl' amid flame scrolls, the exterior repeating the motif, all within double line borders, the base with a six-character seal mark. Sotheby's. Saturday... [Lire la suite]
21 décembre 2018

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

Lot 515. A blue and white 'Landscape' yenyen vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 45 cm, 17 3/4  in. Estimate £3,000 - £5,000. Sold: £6,250. © Sotheby's the round-shouldered body rising from a spreading foot to a tall trumpet neck, the exterior painted in varying shades of cobalt-blue of scholars in a continuous mountainous landscape, adorned with pavilions and tall trees amongst dense foliage. Sotheby's. St George Street Sale: Chinese Art, London, 10 November 2017
21 décembre 2018

A blue and white sleeve vase, Transitional period

Lot 471. A blue and white sleeve vase, Transitional period; 43 cm, 16 7/8  in. Estimate £4,000 - £6,000. Sold: £6,250. © Sotheby's the cylindrical body rising from a flat base to a short waisted neck, painted around the exterior in rich cobalt-blue tones with a phoenix and qilin in a fenced garden. Provenance: Millon et Associes, Paris, 31st October 2014. Sotheby's. St George Street Sale: Chinese Art, London, 10 November 2017  
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21 décembre 2018

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

Lot 200. A blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Daoguang mark and period (1821-1850); 14.6 cm, 5 3/4  in. Estimate £3,000 - £4,000. Sold: £6,875. © Sotheby's the deep rounded sides rising from a straight foot, the exterior painted with a pair of sinuous five-clawed dragons admist ruyi shaped clouds, the interior with a further dragon in a central medallion, the base with a seal mark in underglaze blue. Sotheby's. St George Street Sale: Chinese Art, London, 10 November 2017

21 décembre 2018

A blue and white double-gourd wall vase, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620)

Lot 449. A blue and white double-gourd wall vase, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620); 31 cm, 12 1/4  in. Estimate £6,000 - £8,000. Sold: £8,125. © Sotheby's the flattened double-gourd body painted in rich cobalt-blue tones to the lower bulb with figures offering tribute, the upper bulb with birds amidst a lotus pond and the neck with a dragon quatrefoil panel, the reverse inscribed with the six-character mark above a rectangular aperture for suspension. Provenance: Cornette de Saint Cyr, Paris, 4th April... [Lire la suite]
21 décembre 2018

A blue and white 'peony' bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 395. A blue and white 'peony' bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795);16.5 cm, 6 1/2  in. Estimate £5,000 - £7,000. Sold: £8,750. © Sotheby's  the rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a flared rim, the exterior painted with a central band of scrolling peony, below a band of chevron at the rim and ruyi at the base, the seal mark in underglaze blue on the base. Provenance: A West Coast Private Collection.Christie's New York, 26th March 2010, lot 1366. Sotheby's. St George... [Lire la suite]
21 décembre 2018

A blue and white 'peony' bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 231. A blue and white 'peony' bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 16.9 cm, 6 5/8  in. Estimate £2,000 - £3,000. Sold: £8,750. © Sotheby's  the deep rounded sides rising to a gently flaring rim, painted to the interior with a medallion enclosing a peony spray, surrounded by undulating leafy peony scrolls, the exterior similarly decorated with large floral blooms surrounded by floral and foliate scrolls above a border of lappets at the foot, the base with a... [Lire la suite]
21 décembre 2018

A blue and white 'dragon' censer, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 242. A blue and white 'dragon' censer, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 25.4 cm, 10 in. Estimate £6,000 - £8,000. Sold: £9,375. © Sotheby's  the body of compressed globular form supported by three cabriole legs rising to a flared everted rim, painted to the exterior in vivid cobalt blue with two large sinuous dragons confronting a flaming pearl among flames, below ruyi shaped cloud scrolls at the neck, the base with an unglazed ring Sotheby's. St George Street Sale: Chinese... [Lire la suite]