18 mars 2022

A rare cloisonné enamel 'floral' cupstand, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435)

Lot 285. A rare cloisonné enamel 'floral' cupstand, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435). Diameter 7⅝ in., 19.3 cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 USD. © Sothebys. the base incised with a six-character mark filled with blue enamel within a circle. Provenance: Massachusetts Private Collection. Note: Xuande mark and period cloisonné enamel cupstands are rare. Compare a closely related example with a stylized lotus in the center and a wave border on the flanged rim with a similarly incised... [Lire la suite]

18 mars 2022

A cloisonné enamel 'lotus' hu-form vase, Late Ming dynasty

Lot 284. A cloisonné enamel 'lotus' hu-form vase, Late Ming dynasty. Height 13¼ in., 34.3 cm. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD. © Sothebys. Property from an American Private Collection. Provenance: Collection of Samuel P. Avery, Jr. (1847-1920). Gifted to the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, in 1909 (acc. no. 09.438). Literature: John Getz, Catalogue of the Avery Collection of Ancient Chinese Cloisonnés, New York, 1912, pl. 83. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 23... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2022

A cloisonné enamel hu-form vase, 16th-17th century

Lot 283. A cloisonné enamel hu-form vase, 16th-17th century. Height 13¼ in., 33.7 cm. Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD. © Sothebys. Property from an American Private Collection. Provenance: Betty Killam, Chester, Connecticut, 1978.  Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 23 March 2022
18 mars 2022

An extremely rare large cloisonné enamel tripod incense burner and cover, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 282. An extremely rare large cloisonné enamel tripod incense burner and cover, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619). Height 16¼ in., 41.5cm. Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 USD. © Sothebys. the perimeter of the cover with irregularly spaced indentations (2). Provenance: Collection of General Charles H.T. Collis (1838-1902), and thence by descent.  Note: It is extremely rare to find a late Ming cloisonné enamel incense burner of this large size and quality. The vibrant design of... [Lire la suite]
13 mars 2022

A large turquoise-ground cloisonné enamel 'dragon and phoenix' basin, Late Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 90. A large turquoise-ground cloisonné enamel 'dragon and phoenix' basin, Late Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Diameter 16¾ in., 42.7 cm. Diameter 7⅛ in., 18.2 cm. Estimate: 25,000 - 35,000 USD. © Sothebys. the base with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue. Provenance: Christie's London, 4th May 1964, lot 151. Collection of Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1968-present, coll. no. M.2.23. Literature: Rose Kerr et al., Chinese Antiquities... [Lire la suite]
19 février 2022

Ming dynasty cloisonné enamel from The Collection of Raine, Countess Spencer sold at Christie's London, 5 November 2019

Lot 65. A rare cloisonné enamel 'lotus' bowl and cover, Ming dynasty, 17th century; 8 ¼ in. (21 cm.) diam. Price Realised GBP 12,500 (Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000). © Christie's 2022 Property from The Collection of Raine, Countess Spencer. The circular bowl is decorated to the exterior with peonies rising from leafy and scrolling stems. The base is similarly decorated with a central lotus blossom. The slightly stepped cover has a bud-form finial and is decorated with a band of... [Lire la suite]

03 décembre 2021

An exceptionally large and very rare Imperial cloisonné enamel dish, Wanli enamelled six-character mark and of the period (1573-

Lot 20. An exceptionally large and very rare Imperial cloisonné enamel dish, Wanli enamelled six-character mark and of the period (1573-1620); 57cm (22 3/8in) diam. Sold for HK$ 5,752,500 (€ 653,648) (Estimate HKD3,500,000 - HKD4,500,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 The interior brightly and boldly decorated in multi-coloured enamels with two five-clawed dragons confronted within a field of scattered flower sprigs, encircled by a ruyi-head band and multi-coloured lotus scrolls with attendant buds... [Lire la suite]
01 décembre 2021

A very rare cloisonné enamel tripod incense burner, chaoguanlu, 15th century

Lot 4. A very rare cloisonné enamel tripod incense burner, chaoguanlu 15th century; 32.8cm (12 7/8in) wide. Estimate HK$ 1,500,000 - 1,800,000 (€ 170,000 - 200,000). Sold for HK$ 3,502,500 (€ 397,984). © Bonhams 2001-2021 The cylindrical body sturdily cast in circular form, raised on three ruyi-shaped feet to an everted rim, flanked by a pair of upright scroll handles, brightly enamelled around the external sides with a scrolling multi-coloured lotus band against a turquoise... [Lire la suite]
01 décembre 2021

A rare cloisonné enamel 'lotus and double-vajra' dish, Early Ming Dynasty

Lot 28. A rare cloisonné enamel 'lotus and double-vajra' dish, Early Ming Dynasty; 26cm (10 1/4in) diam. Estimate HK$ 1,500,000 - 1,800,000 (€ 170,000 - 200,000). Sold for HK$ 1,752,500 (€ 199,134). © Bonhams 2001-2021 The robustly cast bronze body brightly enamelled with a central medallion of a seeded pod encircled by two rows of radiating lotus lappets, enclosed by four smaller lotus flowers each borne on a leafy scroll alternating four flower buds, bound within a gold border, the cavetto... [Lire la suite]
16 novembre 2021

A rare cloisonné enamel tripod incense burner, 15th century

Lot 209. A rare cloisonné enamel tripod incense burner, 15th century; 11.1cm (4 1/2in) diam. Sold for £ 47,750 (€ 56,486). (Estimate £ 4,000 - £6,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Of curved cylindrical form supported on three legs, expertly enamelled around the exterior with large lotus blooms in yellow, white and purple borne on leafy scrolls, all on a dark lapis-blue ground, the mouth with a further floral band on an emerald-green ground. Provenance: Mrs Gret Hasler (1895-1971), Winterthur, Switzerland, and thence by... [Lire la suite]