16 mars 2017

A pair of doucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' dishes, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 527. A pair of doucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' dishes, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 7,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.  each painted to the interior with a central medallion enclosing a confronted dragon and phoenix amid peony blooms within a double line border, with a band of leafing peony scrolls encircling the cavetto, the exterior with four blooms, peony, chrysanthemum, prunus and hibiscus, the base with an apocryphal Chenghua mark, wood stands... [Lire la suite]

16 mars 2017

A doucai saucer dish, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 526. A doucai saucer dish, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795). Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 25,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.  with a shallow rounded form, the interior enameled in a rich doucai palette with two cranes carrying tallies in their beaks soaring amid auspicious clouds above a pavilion rising from crested waves, along the rim a band of ruyi heads, the exterior vibrantly painted with bats, peaches, and lotus scroll, the base with a six-character... [Lire la suite]
16 mars 2017

A pair of doucai 'Wang Xizhi' cups, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 525. A pair of doucai 'Wang Xizhi' cups, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 56,250 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.  each delicately potted with an everted rim and countersunk base, enameled to the exterior with a continuous scene depicting Wang Xizhi seated below a willow tree overhanging a river, watching five geese in the water below, the base with an apocryphal six-character Chenghua mark (2). Diameter 2 5/8  in., 6.7 cm . Note: Compare... [Lire la suite]
16 mars 2017

A small doucai 'Shou' dish, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 524. A small doucai 'Shou' dish, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 40,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.  painted with a central medallion enclosing a fruiting peach tree, its trunk twisted to form a shou character amid a setting of lingzhi, grasses, and decorative rocks, the dish's exterior with three further shou character peach trees interspersed by sprigs of lingzhi in underglaze-blue, the base with a... [Lire la suite]
16 mars 2017

A doucai 'Dragon' jar, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 523. A doucai 'Dragon' jar, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 100,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.  the ovoid body rising to a short cylindrical neck, boldly painted with two striding five-clawed dragons in pursuit of 'flaming pearls' amongst scattered lingzhi-form clouds, all above a band of lappets at the foot and below the Eight Buddhist Emblems tied with ribbons enclosed between narrow bands of ruyi scroll and cloud motifs, the... [Lire la suite]
16 mars 2017

A doucai 'lotus' vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 522. A doucai 'lotus' vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 35,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.  of pear form, the globular body rising to a slender neck and slightly flared mouth, the body enameled with a continuous lotus scroll above a band of lappets and a classic scroll border at the foot, and below ruyi and keyfret borders at the shoulder, the neck with a band of stylized upright stiff leaves formed by delicately scrolling lotus and linked... [Lire la suite]
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25 janvier 2017

Pair of Bowls (Wan) with Dragons Chasing Flaming Pearl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi mark and period, 1662-1722

Pair of Bowls (Wan) with Dragons Chasing Flaming Pearl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi mark and period, 1662-1722, China, Jiangxi Province, Jingdezhen. Wheel-thrown porcelain with underglaze blue, clear glaze, and overglaze painted enamel decoration (doucai). Height: 2 1/2 in. (6.35 cm); Diameter: 5 in. (12.7 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Jack G. Kuhrts (58.51.2a-b). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA
13 janvier 2017

A large doucai dish, Kangxi period, circa 1670

Lot 3591. A large doucai dish, Kangxi period, circa 1670. Estimate $18,000 – $25,000. Price Realized $131,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The large dish, with wide, flat, everted rim, is decorated with a scene of King Ding Xing on horseback approaching a Buddhist monk and a Daoist priest on the left, and accompanied by ladies on horseback and attendants. The channeled foot encloses a double circle on the base. 20 1/8 in. (51.1 cm.) diam. Provenance: S. Marchant & Son, Ltd., London,... [Lire la suite]
26 décembre 2016

A doucai 'chrysanthemum' wine cup, China, Chenghua six-character mark, possibly Kangxi period, 18th century

Lot 264. A doucai 'chrysanthemum' wine cup, China, Chenghua six-character mark, possibly Kangxi period, 18th century. Estimate 15 000/25 000 €. Lot sold 15 000 €. Photo Nagel of deep 'U'-shape, the steep sides rising from a short tapered foot, delicately painted around the exterior with four alternating red and blue-petalled chrysanthemum foliate sprays, apocryphal mark of Chenghua. D. 5,7 cm. Good condition  Provenance: Property from an old Paris private collection, according to the family in their... [Lire la suite]
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15 décembre 2016

A fine and rare doucai 'Mythical Horse' dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 156. A fine and rare doucai 'Mythical Horse' dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735). Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 GBP. Lot sold 134,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the shallow sides rising from a tapered foot to a wide everted rim, the interior painted with a central medallion enclosing a mythical horse carrying a bundle of books and galloping over a stormy sea with craggy rocks, the rim encircled by a band of scrolling clouds, painted to the exterior with swirling and foaming waves breaking against rocky... [Lire la suite]