26 avril 2018

A large blue and white 'Deer' dish, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Lot 124. A large blue and white 'Deer' dish, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620); 43.7 cm, 17 1/4  in. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Lot Sold 6,250 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. painted to the interior with a central roundel enclosing five deer amidst blossoming flowers and leafy foliage issuing from rockworks, with a wide band of further blossoming flowers and rockworks in the cavetto, the reverse decorated with birds on branches and lingzhi sprays . From an Italian... [Lire la suite]

26 avril 2018

A blue and white octogonal kendi, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Lot 123. A blue and white octogonal kendi, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620); 16 cm, 6 1/4  in. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the compressed lobed globular body rising from a short foot to a tall cylindrical flanged neck, painted in rich cobalt-blue tones around the exterior with panels of leafy lingzhi sprays divided by a mamiform spout. From an Italian collection. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 16 May 2018, 10:30 AM
26 avril 2018

A blue and white 'Mythical Beasts' kendi, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Lot 122. A blue and white 'Mythical Beasts' kendi, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620); 18.5 cm, 7 1/4  in. Estimate 1,000 — 2,000 GBP. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the rounded body rising from a short foot to a tall waisted neck, set with a short bulbous spout, painted with a continuous frieze of mythical beasts including a winged horse, Buddhist lion and qilin amongst rolling clouds and above cresting waves, the neck and spout decorated with leafy peaches and auspicious... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2018

A blue and white kendi, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Lot 121. A blue and white kendi, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620); 17. 7 cm, 7 in. Estimate 1,000 — 2,000 GBP. Lot Sold 1,375 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the compressed globular body rising from a short foot to a tall neck, set to the shoulder with a mamiform spout, brightly painted around the exterior in rich shades of cobalt-blue with flower blooms with leafy branches, the base with a four characters mark reading yong bao chang chun (forever spring). From an Italian collection. ... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2018

A blue and white sleeve vase, late Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period (1627-1644)

Lot 120. A blue and white sleeve vase, late Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period (1627-1644); 40.6 cm, 16 in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 75,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the cylindrical body rising to gently curved shoulders surmounted by a waisted neck, painted to the exterior depicting the story of Bingji and cattle, accompanied by a group of attendants, the neck encircled by upright plantain leaves. From an Italian collection. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 16 May 2018, 10:30... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2018

A blue and white sleeve vase, late Ming dynasty

Lot 119. A blue and white sleeve vase, late Ming dynasty; 44.6 cm, 17 1/2  in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot Sold 56,250 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the cylindrical body rising to gently curved shoulders surmounted by a waisted neck, painted to the exterior depicting the story of Bingji and cattle, accompanied by a group of attendants, the neck encircled by upright plantain leaves. From an Italian collection. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 16 May 2018, 10:30 AM
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26 avril 2018

A blue and white sleeve vase, late Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period, dated to the Kuiwei year corresponding to 1643

Lot 118. A blue and white sleeve vase, late Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period, dated to the Kuiwei year corresponding to 1643; 45.2 cm, 17 3/4  in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 77,500 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. of cylindrical form the tapering body rising to a slightly waisted neck with everted rim, finely painted in washes of cobalt blue with a fan-shaped panel of a bird perch on flowering branches, together with a leaf-shaped panel depicting two musicians in a fenced... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2018

A blue and white garlic-necked bottle vase, late Ming dynasty

Lot 117. A blue and white garlic-necked bottle vase, late Ming dynasty; 36.2 cm, 14 1/4  in. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Lot Sold 13,750 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. a globular form with tall slender garlic neck supported on a short spreading foot, painted around the exterior in rich cobalt-blue tones with leafy flower branches. From an Italian collection. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 16 May 2018, 10:30 AM
26 avril 2018

A rare blue and white 'Elephant' kendi, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)

LOt 115. A rare blue and white 'Elephant' kendi, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620); 20.5 cm, 8 in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot Sold 13,750 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. modelled with its head thrust into the air, the tusks forming a double-spout, a tall cylindrical vase on its back forming the handle, its tasselled saddle cloth painted to both sides with a floret reserved on a diaper ground. From an Italian collection. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 16 May 2018,... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2018

A rare blue and white 'Elephant' kendi, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Lot 113. A rare blue and white 'Elephant' kendi, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620); 21.5 cm, 8 1/2  in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot Sold 6,250 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. modelled with its head thrust into the air, the tusks forming a double-spout, a tall cylindrical vase on its back forming the handle, its tasselled saddle cloth painted to both sides with a floret reserved on a diaper ground. From an Italian collection. Note: A similar kendi was sold in... [Lire la suite]