16 août 2019

A rare cloisonné enamel vase, zun, Xuande period (1426-1435) 

Lot 119. A rare cloisonné enamel vase, zun, Xuande period (1426-1435); 7¼ in. (18.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 200,000 - GBP 300,000. Price realised GBP 265,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Of archaic bronze form, finely enamelled with multi-coloured stylised lotus-heads borne on leafy stems against a rich turquoise ground, the interior of the mouth similarly decorated with a lotus scroll above ten incised gilt upright plantain leaves, the trumpet neck, drum-shaped mid-section and spreading foot... [Lire la suite]

07 août 2019

A rare cloisonné enamel meiping, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 57. A rare cloisonné enamel meiping, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 24.5cm., 9 5/8 in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot Sold 8,125 GBP. © Sotheby's the broad shouldered baluster body rising from a spreading foot to a narrow waisted neck with rolled rim, polychrome decorated around the exterior with leafy scrolling lotus reserved on a turquoise ground, all between lotus-lappet and stiff leaf bands, the footring and rim gilt. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of... [Lire la suite]
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07 août 2019

A cloisonné enamel tripod censer, Ming dynasty, Xuande mark, late 16th-early 17th century

Lot 34. A cloisonné enamel tripod censer, Ming dynasty, Xuande mark, late 16th-early 17th century; 13.8cm., 5 3/8 in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot Sold 25,000 GBP. © Sotheby's of bombe form, decorated with a wide band of stylised lotus on a turquoise ground, between two narrow bands of raised bosses and two applied lion mask handles on three cabriole legs, ornately marked between two dragons cast in relief. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of... [Lire la suite]
07 août 2019

A rare cloisonné enamel and gilt-bronze parfumier, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 31. A rare cloisonné enamel and gilt-bronze parfumier, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619); 23cm., 9in. (the basket). Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot Sold 39,650 GBP. © Sotheby's the baluster body brightly decorated with bands of flower-filled ruyi and quatrefoil panels reserved on a cash diaper ground, divided by a pierced gilt 'Three Friends' band, the broad everted gilt-bronze rim pierced with leafy floral sprays and encircled by a vertical cloisonne lip,... [Lire la suite]
03 août 2019

A cloisonné enamel "Lotus" vase, hu, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 3727. A cloisonné enamel "Lotus" vase, hu, Ming dynasty, 17th century; 39.5 cm., 15 1/2  in. Estimate  200,000 — 300,000  HKD. Lot sold 250,000 HKD. © Sotheby's of archaistic hu form, cast with a pear-shaped body of generous proportion rising from a splayed foot to a waisted neck and flared rim, the shoulder flanked by a pair of Buddhist lion mask handles suspending loose rings, the exterior brightly enamelled against a turquoise ground with four main registers... [Lire la suite]
20 juillet 2019

A pair of cloisonné enamel ‘Phoenix’ lanterns, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 136. A pair of cloisonné enamel ‘Phoenix’ lanterns, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). The lanterns, 30cm., 11 7/8 in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 GBP. Lot sold 92,500 GBP. © Sotheby's each of lozenge form, the open frame decorated with archaistic kui dragons, set with four rectangular glass panels, the bevelled shoulders and foot similarly decorated with stylised lotus sprays and further kui dragon bands, the gilt-bronze rim and foot encircled by keyfret... [Lire la suite]

24 mai 2019

A large cloisonné enamel archaistic tripod incense burner, Ding, Late Ming Dynasty

Lot 69. A large cloisonné enamel archaistic tripod incense burner, Ding, Late Ming Dynasty; 37.5cm (14 3/4in) high. Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000. Sold for £ 25,062 (€ 28,447). © Bonhams 2001-2019 The globular body supported on three cylindrical legs, the flanged rim chased with a key-fret band and flanked at the sides by a pair of upright bracket handles, decorated in red, blue, yellow and white enamels with stylised archaistic taotie masks on the body and lotus scrolls on the legs against a... [Lire la suite]
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21 mai 2019

A cloisonné enamel tripod incense burner and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 121. A cloisonné enamel tripod incense burner and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 19 cm, 7 1/2. Estimate 10,000 — 20,000 GBP. Lot sold 27,500 GBP (35,533 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the hexagonal square sides rising from three toatie mask short legs, the body divided into three bands of archaistic geometric scrollwork and set with a pair of gilt-bronze dragon-headed handles, the domed cover similarly decorated with lotus and geometric scrollwork, all surmounted... [Lire la suite]
17 mai 2019

A cloisonné enamel 'lotus' tripod censer, Ming dynasty, 16th century

  Lot 119. A cloisonné enamel 'lotus' tripod censer, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 10 cm, 4 in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP.  Lot sold 62,500 GBP (80,756 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the compressed bombé-form body rising from three short, tapered gilt legs and narrowing at the neck to the gilt rim set with two upright loop handles, decorated around the exterior with multi-coloured lotus and floral blooms surrounded by foliate scrolls, all reserved on a turquoise ground. ... [Lire la suite]
16 mai 2019

A rare and large cloisonné enamel lozenge-form vase, 18th century

Lot 141. A rare and large cloisonné enamel lozenge-form vase, 18th century; 18 1/8 in. (46.2 cm.) High. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 60,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Each side of the diamond-section vase is elaborately and finely decorated with a different scene of pavilions among pink scrolling clouds in a river and mountainous landscape setting. The scenes are executed in great detail with the words and infilled with a melange of polychrome... [Lire la suite]