15 janvier 2018

A rare 'Chinese Imari' bottle and cover for the Portuguese market, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, circa 1720

Lot 306. A rare 'Chinese Imari' bottle and cover for the Portuguese market, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, circa 1720; 22cm., 8 5/8 in. Estimate 20,000 - 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 22,500 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 2008 the ovoid body rising from a recessed base to a short cylindrical neck, brightly enamelled to the front face with the arms of Sampaio Melo e Castro, the reverse with underglaze-blue, iron-red and gilt floral sprays, all below a floret and diaper band at the rim, the straight-sided cover... [Lire la suite]

11 janvier 2018

A rare pair of Imari armorial bottles and covers for the Portuguese market, Qing dynasty, Kangxi, circa 1720

Lot 86. A rare pair of Imari armorial bottles and covers for the Portuguese market, Qing dynasty, Kangxi, circa 1720; 22.3cm., 8 3/4 in. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 GBP. Lot sold 72,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2007 each with ovoid body, rising from a short foot with recessed base to a short cylindrical neck, brightly enamelled to the front face with the arms of Sampaio Melo e Castro, the reverse with iron-red and gilt floral sprays, all below a floret and diaper band at the... [Lire la suite]