15 novembre 2022

A pale-green glazed anhua-decorated brushpot, bitong, Circa 1640-1650

Lot 22. A pale-green glazed anhua-decorated brushpot, bitong, Circa 1640-1650; 16,6cm (6 1/2in) high. Sold for £14,025 (Estimate £8,000 - 12,000). © Bonhams 2001-2022 The tall narrow vessel delicately incised around the exterior with flittering butterflies, peonies and bamboo, all between a border of waves and foam at the foot and a band of floral scrolls at the mouth, all covered in a thin translucent pale green glaze. Provenance: Eileen Lesouëf, FranceBen Janssens Oriental Art, London, 17 June 1999. Published,... [Lire la suite]

14 novembre 2022

A rare powder-blue glazed brushpot, bitong, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 21. A rare powder-blue glazed brushpot, bitong, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 16cm (6 1/4in) high. Sold for £5,100 (Estimate £4,000 - 6,000). © Bonhams 2001-2022 The cylindrical vessel slightly tapering, the exterior covered in a lustrous powder blue-glaze, the interior glazed white, the base with small recessed button glazed white. Provenance: Adrian M. Joseph (d.2010), Hong Kong, 6 September 1985. Published and Illustrated: S.Marsh, Brushpots: A Collector's View, Hong Kong, 2020, pp.216-219. ... [Lire la suite]
14 novembre 2022

A rare wucai brushpot, bitong, Chongzhen-Shunzhi period (1627-1661)

Lot 20. A rare wucai brushpot, bitong, Chongzhen-Shunzhi period (1627-1661); 19cm (7 1/2in) diam. Sold for £75,900 (Estimate £30,000 - 50,000). © Bonhams 2001-2022 Exquisitely decorated around the exterior with a bearded scholar official on a balustraded terrace carrying a tablet in his right hand and pointing with his left hand to the sun, behind him two attendants with large fans and three boy-attendants carrying a guqin, robes of office and a saddle, all amidst gnarled rocks and shrubbery,... [Lire la suite]
09 novembre 2022

A rare inscribed cypress wood brushpot, bitong, Xuantong seal mark and Fuchen zhi mark, early 20th century

Lot 15. A rare inscribed cypress wood brushpot, bitong, Xuantong seal mark and Fuchen zhi mark, early 20th century; 16.5cm (6 1/2in) diam. Sold for £2,550 (Estimate £2,000 - 4,000). © Bonhams 2001-2022 The vessel with numerous gnarled and hollowed 'eyes, the wood of amber-honey tone, the base incised with seal mark and maker's signature.  Provenance: Adrian M. Joseph (d.2010), Hong Kong, 1978. Published and Illustrated: S.Marsh, Brushpots: A Collector's View, Hong... [Lire la suite]
09 novembre 2022

A fine burlwood brushpot, bitong, 18th century

  Lot 14. A fine burlwood brushpot, bitong, 18th century; 13cm (5in) diam. Sold for £3,825 (Estimate £2,000 - 3,000). © Bonhams 2001-2022 The cylindrical vessel smoothly carved revealing a lustrous surface with densely knotted grain and attractive 'eye figures', the wood of chocolate-brown tone, the base with pine plug in the centre.  Provenance: Thomas Navratil, ZurichSydney L. Moss Ltd., London, 12 November 1999. Published and Illustrated: Sydney L. Moss... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2022

A very rare blue and white and copper-red brushpot, bitong, Early Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 10. A very rare blue and white and copper-red brushpot, bitong, Early Kangxi period (1662-1722); 16.5cm (6 1/2in) diam. Sold for £31,800 (Estimate £30,000-£40,000). © Bonhams 2001-2022 The tall straight sides rising from a channelled foot ring to a dry mouth-rim, masterfully painted around the exterior with a scene of a bearded scholar-official riding a horse accompanied by an attendant with a parasol decorated with copper-red, beside a crane and followed by other attendants carrying... [Lire la suite]

05 novembre 2022

A rare famille verte biscuit openwork brushpot, bitong, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 6. A rare famille verte biscuit openwork brushpot, bitong, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 13.8cm (5 3/8in) high. Sold for £6,375 (Estimate £6,000-£8,000). © Bonhams 2001-2022 The cylindrical vessel finely pierced around the exterior with a diaper-pattern and roundels containing double-head flowers, all glazed yellow, green, aubergine-purple and white, all between green incised borders.  Provenance: John R. Berwald Oriental Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 10 July 1995. Note:... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2022

An unusual inscribed jadeite-imitation glass brushpot, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 25. An unusual inscribed jadeite-imitation glass brushpot, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Height 4⅝ in., 11.7 cm. Lot sold: 6,300 USD (Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD). © Sothebys. with a sixteen-character inscription followed by two seals incised and gilt on one side. Provenance: Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, coll. no. Q.9.4.  Sotheby's. A Journey Through China's History. The Dr Wou Kiuan Collection Part 1, New York, 22... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2022

A Chinese Blanc de Chine brushpot, bitong, Ming dynasty, circa 1640

A Chinese Blanc de Chine brushpot, bitong, Ming dynasty, circa 1640; 5 3/16 inches, 13.1 cm high. Courtesy Marchant Asian Art London. stoutly potted with gently everted sides, incised on the body with a nineteen-character poem and a four-character signature, covered overall in a rich and even cream glaze. Provenance : From an old Hong Kong family collection. Note: The poem reads, ‘He ye wu yue? He chu wu zhu bai? … Dan shao xian ren ru wu liang ren er’ And the potter’s mark is ‘Dinghe shan ren’. This translates... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2022

A copper red-glazed brushpot, bitong, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

  Lot 732. A copper red-glazed brushpot, bitong, Qing dynasty (1644-1911); Hauteur: 15,3 cm. (6 in.). Price Realised EUR 7,500 (Estimate EUR 2,000- EUR 3,000). © Christie's 2021 Provenance: Christie's, South Kensington, 12 November 2010, lot 1105. Christie's. Art of Asia, Paris, 10 Dec 2021