04 janvier 2019

A large Chinese cloisonné enamel 'mythical beast' basin, Ming dynasty

Lot 90. A large Chinese cloisonné enamel 'mythical beast' basin, Ming dynasty; 50.5 cm, 19 7/8 in. Estimate: £15,000 - £25,000. © Sotheby's. the deep straight sides rising to a broad flattened galleried rim, the interior brightly decorated in multi-coloured enamels against a deep turquoise ground, centred with a red mythical beast portrayed with a fierce expression carrying a large peach on its back, encircled by three finely detailed phoenixes with their wings outstretched, with four sinuous dragons at the rim... [Lire la suite]

14 décembre 2018

A large Chinese cloisonné enamel 'mythical beast' basin, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 90. A large Chinese cloisonné enamel 'mythical beast' basin, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 50.5 cm,  19 7/8  in. Estimate £15,000 - £25,000. © Sotheby's. the deep straight sides rising to a broad flattened galleried rim, the interior brightly decorated in multi-coloured enamels against a deep turquoise ground, centred with a red mythical beast portrayed with a fierce expression carrying a large peach on its back, encircled by three finely detailed phoenixes with their... [Lire la suite]
14 juin 2018

A cloisonné enamel 'lotus' stupa, late Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 209. A cloisonné enamel 'lotus' stupa, late Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Hauteur: 64 cm. (25 ¼ in.). Estimate EUR 10,000 - EUR 15,000. Price realised EUR 143,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. Reposant sur un socle circulaire surélevé, la panse du stupa est entièrement décorée de rinceaux de lotus. L'ouverture frontale est constituée d'un panneau en forme de pétale de lotus. La partie supérieure tubulaire à décor de motifs floraux est surmontée par un dais orné de riches guirlandes. Le sommet est... [Lire la suite]
04 juin 2018

A cloisonné enamel dish decorated with Daoist Immortals, China, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 186. A cloisonné enamel dish decorated with Daoist Immortals, China, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Diameter 20.5 cm. Estimate CHF 8 000 / 12 000 (€ 6 670 / 10 000). Sold for CHF 22 100. Courtesy Koller.  The figural decoration in the center, surrounded by the eight Buddhist emblems on blue ground. On the reverse lotus scrolls on blue ground on the base and on turquoise ground on the well. Enamels slightly worn. Koller. Asian Art: Himalaya, China - Wednesday 06 June 2018 10.00 AM
04 juin 2018

A cylindrical cloisonné enamel box and cover, China, 17th century

Lot 187. A cylindrical cloisonné enamel box and cover, China, 17th century. Diameter 9 cm, height 4 cm. Estimate CHF 10 000 / 15 000 (€ 8 330 / 12 500). Sold for CHF 12 500. Courtesy Koller.  Polychrome decoration of pomegranates on the cover, a double varja on the bottom and flower scrolls on the sides on turquoise ground. Koller. Asian Art: Himalaya, China - Wednesday 06 June 2018 10.00 AM
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04 juin 2018

A cloisonné enamel arrow vase, Ming dynasty, 15th–16th century

Lot 660. A cloisonné enamel arrow vase, Ming dynasty, 15th–16th century; 13.2 cm, 5 1/4  in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Lot sold 125,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the compressed globular body rising to a tall cylindrical neck and set with a pair of tubular handles, the exterior enamelled with lotus and flower scrolls against a turquoise ground. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 31 May 2018.  

04 juin 2018

A cloisonné enamel 'carp' basin, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 653. A cloisonné enamel 'carp' basin, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619); 35.5 cm, 14 in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot sold 175,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. with rounded sides rising from a flat base to an everted rim, the interior depicted with a large carp emerging from turbulent waves below a sun and a moon, further surrounded by lotus scrolls around the cavetto, the flat rim decorated with smaller flower scrolls, Japanese wood box. Provenance: Acquired in... [Lire la suite]
04 juin 2018

A cloisonné enamel 'lotus and grapes' vase, meiping, 16th century

Lot 16. A cloisonné enamel 'lotus and grapes' vase, meiping, 16th century; 19.4cm (7 1/2in) high. Estimate HK$80,000 - 100,000. Sold for HK$ 87,500 (€ 9,501). Courtesy Bonhams. Vividly enamelled in dark blue, green, yellow, red and white with grapevines amidst leafy tendrils, between a band of scrolling lotus and upright plantain leaves, all reserved on a turquoise ground. Note: The subject matter of grapes growing in large clusters on vines was popular during the Ming dynasty, representing the... [Lire la suite]
30 avril 2018

A small cloisonné enamel pear-shaped vase, Hu, Qianlong four-character mark cast in relief within a square and of the period

Lot 3. A small cloisonné enamel pear-shaped vase, Hu, Qianlong four-character mark cast in relief within a square and of the period (1736-1795); 4 3/8 in. (11.2 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 50,000 - GBP 80,000 (USD 69,750 - USD 111,600). Price realised GBP 97,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 Each side of the vessel is exquisitely decorated with a large golden-olive taotie mask surrounded by gilt wire lotus scroll, below a narrow band cast in relief with classic scroll and further... [Lire la suite]
04 avril 2018

A highly important and extremely rare cloisonné enamel 'Lotus' altar vase, Ming dynasty, Yongle–Xuande period

Lot 3428. A highly important and extremely rare cloisonné enamel 'Lotus' altar vase, Ming dynasty, Yongle–Xuande period (1403-; 25.5 cm, 10 in. Estimate 20,000,000 — 30,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 21,720,000 HKD (626,857 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's 2018.   superbly cast with an ovoid body sweeping up from a flat base to a broad rounded shoulder, surmounted by a waisted neck and a wide splayed flange encircling the rim, the exterior of the body brilliantly... [Lire la suite]