21 octobre 2017

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

Lot 117. A large blue and white baluster vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722), 50 cm, 19 3/4  in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 21,250 GBP. © Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from a spreading foot to a waisted neck and flaring rim, painted in deep cobalt-blue tones depicting a figure standing in a sampan in a mountainous river landscape with retreats and a pagoda, below two branches of bamboo at the neck, the base with an artemesia leaf mark in... [Lire la suite]

21 octobre 2017

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

Lot 116. A blue and white yenyen vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722), 47 cm, 18 1/2  in. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 GBP. © Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from a spreading foot to a cylindrical neck and flaring rim, the body painted in bright cobalt-blue tones with two deer standing on a promontory beneath pine trees and two cranes in a mountainous river landscape, similarly painted to the neck. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 08 nov. 2017, 11:00 AM 
21 octobre 2017

An blue and white 'Musicians' dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 113. An blue and white 'Musicians' dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722), 34 cm, 13 3/8  in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Sold: 13 750 GBP. © Sotheby's. the shallow rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot to a broad everted rim, the interior painted in rich cobalt blue after an engraving by Nicolas Bonnart, depicting three European figures playing instruments, encircled by landscape-filled lotus-lappet panels in the well and rim, the exterior with... [Lire la suite]
21 octobre 2017

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

Lot 21. A blue and white brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722), 17 cm, 6 11/16  in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP. Lot Sold 106,250 GBP. © Sotheby's. of cylindrical form with the deep straight sides rising from a slightly sunken base, the exterior finely painted with a kneeling scholar holding a zouzhe with both hands before a shrine adorned with two sinuous dragons on individual pillars, amongst an audience of civil and military officials along... [Lire la suite]
21 octobre 2017

A blue and white 'Lotus' bowl, Ming dynasty, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 64. A blue and white 'Lotus' bowl, Ming dynasty, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566), 12 cm, 4 3/4  in. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 GBP. Unsold. © Sotheby's. the exterior painted in bright cobalt blue with a continuous lotus scroll, the interior with a single lotus spray, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character mark within a double circle. Note: This elegant bowl is finely painted with soft washes of underglaze blue in a style that echoes the fabled... [Lire la suite]
21 octobre 2017

A large blue and white 'Dragon' bowl, Ming dynasty, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 62. A large blue and white 'Dragon' bowl, Ming dynasty, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566), 37 cm, 14 5/8  in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Sold: 10 625 GBP. © Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot to an everted rim, freely painted around the exterior in cobalt blue with two scaly five-clawed dragons in pursuit of a flaming pearl, all amidst fire and ruyi cloud scrolls and above a ruyi band, the interior with a dragon... [Lire la suite]

21 octobre 2017

A blue and white 'Cranes' bowl, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period (1522-1566),

Lot 61. A blue and white 'Cranes' bowl, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period (1522-1566), 12.3 cm, 4 7/8  in. Estimate 4,000 — 5,000 GBP. Sold: 5 000 GBP. © Sotheby's. The rounded sides rising from a short foot and a slightly concave base, the exterior painted with roundels of cranes with wings outstretched, all between a band of upright ruyi lappets at the foot and a border of ruyi heads, cash coins and flames at the rim, the interior with a medallion of a... [Lire la suite]
20 octobre 2017

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

Lot 115. A large blue and white 'Kraak' dish, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620), 49 cm, 19 1/4  in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Unsold. © Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot to an everted rim, the interior painted in rich cobalt-blue tones to the centre with a basket of peach and peony, below radiating panels of flowers and precious objects below the rim.  Note: This large 'Kraak' dish is in good condition, but does have a small chip and... [Lire la suite]
20 octobre 2017

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

Lot 114. A large blue and white 'Kraak' dish, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620), 50.8 cm, 20 in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Unsold. © Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot to an everted rim, the interior painted in rich cobalt-blue tones to the centre with ducks standing on a rocky outrcrop beside a lotus pond, below radiating panels of flowers and precious objects below the rim.  Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 08 nov. 2017, 11:00 AM 
18 octobre 2017

One of Europe's biggest Asian art auctions to take place in Belgium

  On October 28 and 29, Belgian auction house Rob Michiels will present a large sale of Asian art from several private collections from around the world. With 1300 lots offered, it is one of the biggest Asian art sales Europe has seen this year. The auction will take place just before Asian Arts Week kicks off in London. The catalog contains several private collections from around the world showcasing a diverse range of pieces including: porcelain, paintings, sculptures, jade, ivory and other objets d'art from China and... [Lire la suite]