15 janvier 2021

A pair of famille verte octagonal vases and covers, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 104. A pair of famille verte octagonal vases and covers, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 12 in. (30.5 cm.) and 111⁄2 in. (29.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000. Price Realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 Each vase is decorated with panels of birds perched on peony and prunus branches, alternating with panels of butterflies and flowers, all in between decorative borders and below 'antiques' on the neck. Each cover is decorated with 'antiques' and surmounted by a bud-form... [Lire la suite]

23 novembre 2020

A famille verte square vase, Shunzhi-early Kangxi

Lot 36. A famille verte square vase, Shunzhi-early Kangxi; 35.5cm (14in) high. Estimate £ 1,500-2,000. Sold for £ 26,312 (€ 29,434). Photo: Bonhams. The stoutly potted body with tapered rectangular sides supporting a waisted cylindrical neck and everted rim, each side painted in bright enamels with legendary figures from history and folklore including generals, scholars and emperors, the neck with florets and lozenges. Provenance: Robert Stanley Hope Smith (1910-1979), and thence by descent.... [Lire la suite]
04 novembre 2020

The Robert Stanley Hope Smith Collection sold at Bonhams London, 2 Nov 2020

Robert S. H Smith and Joan Smith. Robert Stanley Hope Smith, known to friends and family as Stanley, was born on 13th December 1910 in Horton, Bradford. During the 2nd world war he served with his local Home Guard Regiment. He was a solicitor and partner at Browning Oliver and Smith in Bradford and was known to have worked closely with the refugee polish community who settled there in the late 1940s and early 50s, helping them establish a future within the city that still prospered with a textile industry. He married Joan Shelton,... [Lire la suite]
26 octobre 2020

A famille verte 'scholar and attendant' brush pot, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 331. A famille verte 'scholar and attendant' brush pot, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 40,000 - HKD 60,000. Price realised HKD 50,000. © Christie's Images Limited 2020. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 9 October 2020
20 septembre 2020

A large famille verte 'Romance of the Three Kingdoms' yenyen vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

  Lot 127. A large famille verte 'Romance of the Three Kingdoms' yenyen vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); Height 30 in., 76 cm. Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD. © 2020 Sotheby's the baluster-form body tapering to a splayed foot and surmounted by a tall trumpet neck rising to an everted rim, the body brightly enameled with a continuous scene of spirited combat from the historic drama Sanguo yanyi (Romance of the Three Kingdoms), possibly the Battle of... [Lire la suite]
01 juin 2020

A pair of large famille verte vases, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 3153. A pair of large famille verte vases, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 17 ¼ in. (44 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price Realized USD 18,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each high-shouldered vase is decorated on each side with a shaped panel enclosing flowering plants, with tree peony and herbaceous peony on one vase, chrysanthemum with roses and poppies with grasses on the other vase, all growing amidst blue rocks, with butterflies and insects hovering... [Lire la suite]
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01 juin 2020

A pair of famille verte chargers, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 3152. A pair of  famille verte chargers, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 14 ¼ in. (36.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price Realized USD 25,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each dish is decorated on the interior with a different scene from an historical play or novel, one depicting two gentlemen in separate sedan chairs being confronted by attackers bearing weapons while their attendants flee, the other with a warrior on horseback confronting foot soldiers... [Lire la suite]
01 juin 2020

A large famille verte jar, guan, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 3151. A large  famille verte jar, guan, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 18 1/8 in. (46 cm.) high. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price Realized USD 68,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The broad body is decorated on the upper and lower body with scenes of figures at various pursuits framed by rocks and trees, including three tribute bearers bringing gifts to an official reclining on a luohanchuang, a military official and his entourage, a gathering of... [Lire la suite]
01 juin 2020

A pair of unusual famille verte bottle vases, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 3149. A pair of unusual famille verte bottle vases, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 17 7/8 in. (45.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 18,000 - USD 25,000. Price Realized USD 35,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each vase is finely potted with a globular body rising to a tall, slender neck, and is decorated in iron-red, turquoise, green and gold with four stylized lotus sprays below the flower-filled cloud collar that is pendent from the cell diaper band on the shoulder from... [Lire la suite]
01 juin 2020

A pair of famille verte bracket-lobed chargers, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 3148. A pair of famille verte bracket-lobed chargers, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 14 ¾ in. (37.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price Realized USD 21,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each dish is decorated on the interior with a different scene from an historical play or novel, one depicting a scholar departing from his friend while an attendant carries his luggage and a rider awaits him on a cart beside an ox, the other depicting two musicians preparing to perform... [Lire la suite]