28 avril 2017

A large blue and white 'Nine dragons' dish, Yongzheng six-character mark within double circles and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 107. A large blue and white 'Nine dragons' dish, Yongzheng six-character mark within double circles and of the period (1723-1735), 24 ¼ in. (61.7 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 50,000 - GBP 80,000 (USD 64,300 - USD 102,880) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. The dish is decorated with a central writhing dragon amongst crashing waves, surrounded by four further dragons amongst cloud scrolls within a wave border. The exterior is similarly decorated with four additional dragons. Christie's. Fine Chinese... [Lire la suite]
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28 avril 2017

A blue and white stem cup, Xuande six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1426-1435)

Lot 110. A blue and white stem cup, Xuande six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1426-1435); 3 ½ in. (8.8 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 60,000 - GBP 80,000 (USD 77,160 - USD 102,880) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. The well-proportioned cup is finely decorated to the exterior with two striding mythical winged elephants amongst ruyi-cloud scrolls above turbulent swirling waves around the base and on the unglazed sealed stem foot. The interior is undecorated except... [Lire la suite]
28 avril 2017

A blue and white tripod censer, Zhengde period (1506-1521)

Lot 109. A blue and white tripod censer, Zhengde period (1506-1521), 10 ¼ in. (26 cm.) wide, across the handles. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000 (USD 25,720 - USD 38,580) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. The form of the censer is modelled upon a bronze original with two upright handles and standing on three cabriole legs. The body is freely decorated with scrolling lotus below a band of stylised ruyi-shaped clouds and a geometric scroll band. Provenance: A private Japanese collection. ... [Lire la suite]
27 avril 2017

A rare and impressive blue and white Iznik pottery dish, Ottoman Turkey, circa 1530-35

Lot 156. A rare and impressive blue and white Iznik pottery dish, Ottoman Turkey, circa 1530-35; 14in. (35.5cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 140,000 - GBP 180,000 (USD 179,620 - USD 230,940). Price realised GBP 281,000 (USD 360,523). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. The white ground decorated under the glaze in turquoise and cobalt-blue, the exterior with scrolling vine beneath a cusped line, underside with an old collection label, repaired breaks. Provenance: With Fernand Adda ... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2017

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

Lot 242. A blue and white beaker vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 44.5 cm, 17 1/2  in. Estimate 12,000 — 18,000 GBP.  Photo: Sotheby's. the globular central section rising from a tall spreading foot to a tall trumpet neck, painted around the exterior with a prunus and cracked-ice ground divided by keyfret and moulded plain bands and chevron bands at the foot and rim.  Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 6th December 1978, lot 757. Roger Keverne Ltd.,... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2017

A large blue and white 'Scholars' dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 241. A large blue and white 'Scholars' dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 48.5 cm, 9 1/16  in. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP.  Photo: Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising to an everted rim, painted to the interior with a garden scene of three scholars playing musical instruments under a pine tree, assisted by two attendants, encircled by a border of four auspicious emblems interspersed with leafy lotus sprays, within a wide border of cartouche panelled scenes reserved on a... [Lire la suite]

25 avril 2017

A fine blue and white 'lotus' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 130. A fine blue and white 'lotus' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722); 16 cm, 6 1/4  in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP.  Photo: Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to an everted rim, painted in rich cobalt blue tones with a band of continuous lotus scroll above a band of lappets at the foot, the interior with a single lotus spray, the base with an underglaze-blue six-character mark within a double circle.  Sotheby's. Important... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2017

A pair of blue and white 'squirrels and grapes' jars and covers, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 210. A pair of blue and white 'squirrels and grapes' jars and covers, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 62cm (24 3/8in) high (4). Estimate £9,000 - 12,000 (€11,000 - 14,000). Photo: Bonhams. Both meticulously painted around the exteriors with large, long, curling, vine trees suspending bunches of ripe grapes, various squirrels perched on the vines nibble at the fruit, all beneath a ruyi-head band, the domed covers similarly painted, surmounted by lotus-bud finials. Provenance: an Italian private... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2017

A pair of blue and white beaker vases, gu, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 209. A pair of blue and white beaker vases, gu, Kangxi period (1662-1722). The largest 46cm (18 1/8in) high. (2). Estimate £9,000 - 12,000 (€11,000 - 14,000). Photo: Bonhams. Both with channelled rims and deftly painted around the exteriors in vibrant hues of cobalt-blue with various scenes, the upper register of one vase with armed soldiers, the middle section with gentleman drinking around a board game, the lower register with elegant ladies in a garden and pavilion playing chess, the other vase decorated... [Lire la suite]
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25 avril 2017

A pair of blue and white baluster jars and covers, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 208. A pair of blue and white baluster jars and covers, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 61cm (24in) high (4). Estimate £18,000 - 25,000 (€21,000 - 29,000). Photo: Bonhams. Both painted around the exterior with circular panels of an elegant lady gazing out of her window, double-gourd panels of antiquities and archaic bronze vessels, all reserved on a honeycomb-pattern ground, the domed cover with lotus-bud finials. Provenance: an Italian private collection Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, 11 May 2017,... [Lire la suite]