28 décembre 2018

A rare blue and white ogee-form bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 1393. A rare blue and white ogee-form bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735). Diameter 7 in., 17.8 cm. Estimate $5,000 - $7,000. Sold: $25,000. © Sotheby's the exterior painted blue with a band of S-scrolls with ruyi-head terminals, above a feathery hibiscus scroll, the center of the interior bearing a hibiscus spray enclosed in a double circle, the base with a six-character mark within a double circle. Provenance: Sotheby Parke Bernet, 18th June 1983, lot 427. ... [Lire la suite]

26 décembre 2018

A blue and white bombé-form censer, Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period (1628-1644)

Lot 1085. A blue and white bombé-form censer, Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period (1628-1644). Diameter 9 in., 23 cm. Estimate $5,000 - $7,000. Sold: $6,250. © Sotheby's of compressed ovoid form, the rounded sides rising to a short waisted neck terminating in an everted rim, the exterior painted with a continuous riverscape with dwellings and two scholars, each with an attendant, beneath a band of beribboned Buddhist emblems interspersed with stylized clouds encircling the waist. Property from the... [Lire la suite]
26 décembre 2018

Two blue and white 'kraak' bowls, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Lot 1120. Two blue and white 'kraak' bowls, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620). Diameter of each 5 7/8  in., 14.9 cm. Estimate $500 - $700. Sold: $1,750. © Sotheby's each bowl with rounded sides rising to a barbed everted rim, the interior painted with a bird among flora, the sides with shaped medallions containing flowers and auspicious emblems, beast masks along the rim, the exterior decorated with quatrefoil and floral motifs (2). Provenance: Purchased in Hong... [Lire la suite]
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24 décembre 2018

A blue and white 'Floral' meiping, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1025. A blue and white 'Floral' meiping, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 6 3/4  in., 17.2 cm. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Sold: $2,250. © Sotheby's with high rounded shoulders rising to a short waisted neck, the body painted with dense scrolling lotus between lappet bands. Provenance: Chait Galleries, New York.Collection of Benno Schmidt, Sr., and thence by descent. Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby’s: Asian Art, New York, 18 March 2017
24 décembre 2018

A blue and white molded dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1024. A blue and white molded dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter 8 1/8  in., 20.6 cm. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Sold: $1,875. © Sotheby's the cavetto molded with lobed and arched reserves below a scalloped rim, a central roundel painted to the interior with a scene of Cui Yingying and her attendant Hong Niang from the Romance of the Western Chamber, the base with an apocryphal six-character Chenghua mark. Provenance: Chait Galleries, New... [Lire la suite]
24 décembre 2018

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

Lot 1023. A blue and white baluster vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 7 1/2  in., 19 cm. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Sold: $13,750. © Sotheby's the tapered ovoid body rising from a splayed foot to an everted rim, painted in shades of blue with a scene from the Romance of the Western Chamber, the base inscribed with an apocryphal six-character Chenghua mark. Provenance: Chait Galleries, New York.Collection of Benno Schmidt, Sr., and thence by descent. ... [Lire la suite]

24 décembre 2018

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

Lot 1022. A blue and white 'Hydrangea' bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter 6 1/4  in., 15.9 cm. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Sold: $9,375 . © Sotheby's well potted with steep sides, finely painted with blossoms on the exterior linked by scrolling leafy stems above a ruyi border, the interior mouth rim with the blooms in alternating views and the central roundel enclosing a single flowerhead, the base inscribed with an apocryphal six-character Chenghua... [Lire la suite]
24 décembre 2018

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

Lot 1020. A blue and white 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter 8 3/4  in., 22.2 cm. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Sold: $2,125. © Sotheby's with steep conical sides flaring at the rim, freely painted with a writhing dragon and phoenix pursuing 'flaming pearls' to the exterior and upper half of the interior wall, centered by a roundel depicting a peak rising above turbulent waves under a moon in mist, the base inscribed with an apocryphal six-character Chenghua... [Lire la suite]
24 décembre 2018

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

Lot 1019. Two blue and white bowls, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter of larger 9 in., 22.9 cm. Estimate $5,000 - $7,000. Sold: $5,625. © Sotheby's each of conical form, the straight walls rising to a flared rim, the first painted with squirrels and grapes, the second painted with the 'three friends of winter,' each inscribed with apocryphal six-character Chenghua marks (2). Provenance: Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Hoover (1874-1964), and thence by... [Lire la suite]
24 décembre 2018

A blue and white bottle vase for the Indian market, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1018. A blue and white bottle vase for the Indian market, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 9 3/8  in., 23.8 cm. Estimate $2,000 - $3,000. Sold: $3,250. © Sotheby's the globular body with a flaring neck rising from a horizontal disc-form flange, painted in bright blue tones with floral sprigs within scalloped cartouches, the base of the neck encircled with a dense ring of lappets. Provenance: Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York.Collection of Benno Schmidt, Sr., and... [Lire la suite]