18 mars 2017

A soft paste blue and white 'Phoenix and Kuilong' bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Lot 529. A soft paste blue and white  'Phoenix and  Kuilong' bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735). Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 25,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   finely-potted, the globular body raised on a short slightly splayed foot to a tall cylindrical neck and wide galleried mouth rim, molded with horizontal ribs to the body, shoulder and neck, finely painted around the body with two registers of archaistic phoenix and kuilong amidst a... [Lire la suite]

18 mars 2017

A blue and white soft paste 'Buddhist lion' vase, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Lot 528. A blue and white soft paste 'Buddhist lion' vase, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735). Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 30,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.  the ovoid body raised on a splayed foot and rising to a waisted neck and flared rim, the shoulders set to each side with shallow relief-molded lion-mask handles suspending mock rings, brilliantly painted in deep tones of underglaze blue, with a large Buddhist lion seated beside lingzhi on one side, and a smaller lion beneath a... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2017

A pair of blue and white 'bats and shou' dishes, Qianlong seal marks and period (1736-1795)

Lot 507. A pair of blue and white 'bats and shou' dishes, Qianlong seal marks and period (1736-1795). Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's. each painted in vibrant tones of cobalt-blue to the interior with a central shou roundel, surrounded by five bats each grasping a beribboned wan symbol, bordered by a band of pendent ruyi heads below the rim, the exterior with leafy lotus sprays divided by bats suspending beribboned chimes, the base with a six-character... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2017

A pair of blue and white 'dragon' bowls, Qianlong seal marks and period (1736-1795)

Lot 506. A pair of blue and white 'dragon' bowls, Qianlong seal marks and period (1736-1795). Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 37,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. each with deep rounded sides supported by a slightly curved foot, the exterior painted with a pair of Ming-style dragons amidst ruyi clouds beneath a double-line band at the rim, the interior centered by a double-line roundel encircling a similar dragon, the base with a six-character seal mark (2). Diameter 5 3/4  in., 14.75 cm ... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2017

A pair of rare and large blue and white 'Dragon' dishes, Kangxi marks and period (1662-1722)

Lot 501. A pair of rare and large 'Dragon' dishes, Kangxi marks and period (1662-1722). Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. each with shallow rounded sides rising to a flared rim from a short, tapered foot, the interior with a large central medallion of two fierce five-clawed dragons in mutual pursuit of 'flaming pearls' among stylized clouds and flames, the motif repeated on the cavetto, the exterior similarly decorated, all reserved on a ground of rich cobalt blue, the base with a... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2017

J.P. Morgan's triple gourd vase featured in inaugural Asian Art Signature Auction

Lot 78125. A Monumental Chinese Blue and White Triple Gourd Vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period, circa 1654-1722, 40-1/8 inches high (101.9 cm). Estimate $30,000-50,000. DALLAS, TX.- A monumental triple gourd vase, dramatic bronze figures and exquisite porcelain highlight the offerings at the inaugural Asian Art Signature Auction held by Dallas-based Heritage Auctions on April 2. Standing nearly 3-1/2 feet tall the Chinese blue and white triple gourd vase (est. $30,000-50,000) which features floral and... [Lire la suite]

08 mars 2017

A small blue and white 'Dragon' bowl, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620)

Lot 661. A small blue and white 'Dragon' bowl, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620). Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. ethe rounded sides rising to an everted rim, painted to the center with a striding frontal dragon in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', below a band of flying phoenix divided by stylized clouds, the exterior with an undulating leafy peony scroll, the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue. Diameter 3 5/8  in., 9.2 cm  Provenance: Collection... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2017

Two blue and white 'Scholar' dishes, late Ming-Early Qing dynasty, 17th century

Lot 661. Two blue and white 'Scholar' dishes, late Ming-Early Qing dynasty, 17th century. Estimate 2,500 — 3,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's. each with shallow, rounded sides, painted with a central medallion enclosing a sage in a landscape with an overhanging pine tree and rocks in the foreground, a diaper pattern encircling the rim, the undersides with birds perched on fruiting peach branches, the base with an apocryphal Zhengde mark (2). Diameter 5 in., 12.7 cm  Provenance: Sotheby's... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2017

A rare blue and white water vessel, Ming Dynasty, Late 15th-Early 16th century

Lot 660. A rare blue and white water vessel, Ming Dynasty, Late 15th-Early 16th century. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the globular body molded at the widest point with two raised horizontal ribs, with further ribs to the shoulder rising to a deep bowl-shaped mouth, the inside of the neck with a reticulated filter, the body densely painted with broad bands of lotus and peony scrolls, with a band of lappets at the foot, and the waisted neck with segmented florets, all divided by... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2017

A blue and white square cover, Ming Dynasty, 15th century

Lot 658. A blue and white square cover, Ming Dynasty, 15th century. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. well crafted with the shoulder gracefully curving to a square dome topped with an onion-shaped finial, painted in inky cobalt tones with curling vines issuing from the corners and sides of the shoulder and from the base of the finial, the finial painted blue with vertical white lines in reserve, all above a tapering base of circular form. Width 3 in., 7.6 cm Note: A cover of... [Lire la suite]
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