10 octobre 2021

Porcelain from the collection of Winston F.C. and C.Z. Guest sold at Christie's New York 23 september 2021

Winston Frederick Churchill Guest, born in England in 1906 and named after his godfather and his father's best friend and cousin, Sir Winston Churchill, was raised in the company of great men. His father, Captain the Right Honourable Frederick E. Guest, a grandson of the 7th Duke of Marlborough, was a Member of Parliament and held the post of Britain's first Secretary of State for Air. His mother, Amy Phipps, daughter of Henry Phipps of Pittsburgh who was a philanthropist and partner at Carnegie Steel Corporation, harnessed her... [Lire la suite]

18 août 2021

A famille verte 'Romance of the Western Chamber' brushpot, bitong, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 135. A famille verte 'Romance of the Western Chamber' brushpot, bitong, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 15.1cm (5 8/9in) high. Estimate £ 3,000 -5,000. Sold for £ 20,000 (€ 23,478). © Bonhams. The tall sides delicately enamelled with a continuous scene of a monk squatting on the ground wearing his distinctive cap and holding a fan as he gazes up at a butterfly, beside him two elegant ladies and a gentleman also fix their attention on the butterfly, all set within a terraced garden with rocks and trees. ... [Lire la suite]
18 août 2021

A large famille verte 'Ruse of the Empty Fort' bowl, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 135. A large famille verte 'Ruse of the Empty Fort' bowl, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 30cm (12in) diam. Estimate £ 6,000 -10,000. Sold for £ 7,500 (€ 8,804). © Bonhams. Finely decorated around the exterior with a continuous scene of Zhuge Liang atop a brick wall nonchalantly playing his qin beside a sleeping attendant, the large gate beneath left open while heavily armed soldiers and generals on horseback approach with trepidation, the interior with a mythical qilin and... [Lire la suite]
29 juillet 2021

Famille verte porcelains from Kangxi period (1662-1722) at Christie's. Art of Asia, Paris, 4 June - 25 June 2021

Lot 365. A famille verte ogee 'butterfly' bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diamètre: 18,3 cm. (7 1⁄4 in.). Estimate EUR 1,200 - EUR 1,800. Price Realised EUR 2,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021  Provenance: With Bluett & Sons, London (according to label).With Vanderven & Vanderven Oriental Art, Netherlands.The van Daalen Collection of Chinese Art.Christie's London, The van Daalen Collection of Chinese Art, 30 October - 6... [Lire la suite]
22 février 2021

A very rare coral-ground famille verte 'boys' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 716. A very rare coral-ground famille verte 'boys' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722); 8 ¼ in. (21 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 70,000 - USD 90,000. © Christie's 2021 The bowl is decorated with enamels and gilt on a coral-red ground, with four groups of four boys, some playing with a squirrel and others engaged in different leisurely pursuits, beside rocks and plantain on a continuous fenced garden terrace. Provenance: T. T. Tsui... [Lire la suite]
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]