25 juillet 2019

A small blue and white globular bowl, jingshuiwan, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 913. A small blue and white globular bowl, jingshuiwan, Yongle period (1403-1425); 4 in. (10.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 47,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The well-potted jar is decorated around the sides with a continuous band of peony scroll below a narrow band of lotus scroll and above bands of upright petal lappets and classic scroll in rich cobalt blue enhanced by darker 'heaping and piling'. The interior is decorated with a chrysanthemum sprig within... [Lire la suite]

25 juillet 2019

A blue and white rosewater sprinkler, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 187. A blue and white rosewater sprinkler, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 33.5cm., 13 1/4in. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP. Lot sold 2,500 GBP. © Sotheby's. painted in rich cobalt-blue tones, the globular lobed body painted with floral sprays, the tall vase-shaped neck painted with lotus, cash symbols and further floral sprays. The Julian Thompson Study Collection. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 14 May 2014
25 juillet 2019

A pair of blue and white silver-mounted candlesticks, circa 1640

Lot 185. A pair of blue and white silver-mounted candlesticks, circa 1640; 16.3cm., 6 1/2 in. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 3,750 GBP. © Sotheby's each of bell shape, painted with figures in fenced gardens, between bands of lappets, the rims with silver mounts. The Julian Thompson Study Collection. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 14 May 2014
25 juillet 2019

A blue and white drum-shaped box and cover, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 182. A blue and white drum-shaped box and cover, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722); 22cm., 8 5/8 in. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP. Lot sold 7,500 GBP. © Sotheby's the deep slightly rounded sides rising from a recessed base to a flanged rim, painted around the exterior with two rectangular panels enclosing a scene from literature, all above a line of bosses and divided by two unglazed animal mask ring handles, the flat cover surmounted by an unglazed lion dog finial, the base with underglaze... [Lire la suite]
25 juillet 2019

A blue and white double-gourd vase, Chongzhen period (1627-1644)

Lot 180. A blue and white double-gourd vase, Chongzhen period (1627-1644); 36cm, 14 1/8 in. Estimate 1,500 — 2,000 GBP. Lot sold 2,250 GBP. © Sotheby's the globular lower bulb rising from a short straight foot to the upper ovoid bulb and short cylindrical neck, painted around the exterior with floral sprays within double-line and floral scroll bands. The Julian Thompson Study Collection. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 14 May 2014
25 juillet 2019

A blue and white bottle vase, Tongzhi mark and period (1861-1875)

Lot 228. A blue and white bottle vase, Tongzhi mark and period (1861-1875); 37.4cm., 14 3/4 in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 21,250 GBP. © Sotheby's of slightly compressed globular form rising from a splayed foot to a tall waisted neck, well painted in deep tones of cobalt around the body with a large foliate scroll of composite flowers, including lotus, peony, chrysanthemum, camellia and hibiscus, above petal panels and a 'classic'... [Lire la suite]

22 juillet 2019

A blue and white 'shou'-character dish, Daoguang six-character seal mark in underglaze-blue and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 873. A blue and white 'shou'-character dish, Daoguang six-character seal mark in underglaze-blue and of the period (1821-1850); 6 1/8 and 8¾ in. (15.5 and 22.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 10,000. Price realised USD 8,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The interior is decorated with a stylized shou character formed by foliate scroll below six smaller shou characters, and the exterior with a band of conjoined ruyi heads. Together with a larger blue and... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2019

Two small blue and white anhua-decorated 'Dragon' dishes, 18th century

Lot 864. Two small blue and white anhua-decorated 'Dragon' dishes, 18th century; 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 5,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The dishes have rounded sides that flare at the rim, and are decorated on the interior with anhua dragons chasing flaming pearls, a similar frieze in deep shades of blue is on the exterior. An apocryphal Xuande mark is on the base. Provenance: Alfred E. Guntermann (1943-2013) Collection.  ... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2019

A rare blue and white Ming-style 'alms' bowl, 18th century

Lot 862. A rare blue and white Ming-style 'alms' bowl, 18th century; 10¼ in. (26 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  Of deep, tapered form, the bowl is decorated around the exterior with a broad band of bold lotus meander below a border of pendent ruyi heads and classic scroll at the rim. Provenance: Alfred E. Guntermann (1943-2013) Collection.   Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 18... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2019

Two blue and white 'Lotus' dishes, Yongzheng six-character marks in underglaze blue within double circles and of the period

Lot 861. Two blue and white 'Lotus' dishes, Yongzheng six-character marks in underglaze blue within double circles and of the period (1723-1735); 8 in. (20.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 23,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  Each dish is painted in rich tones of cobalt blue on the interior with a medallion of seven lotus blossoms borne on leafy scrolling meander repeated as a frieze on the exterior, all within double-line borders. Provenance: Alfred E. Guntermann... [Lire la suite]