30 octobre 2017

A blue and white garlic-mouth bottle vase, 17th century

Lot 236. A blue and white garlic-mouth bottle vase, 17th century. 35.5 cm, 14 in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. the pear-shaped body rising from a short foot to a tall slender neck with a garlic-head mouth, the body painted in bright cobalt-blue tones with composite leaf scrolls including gingko leaves, all between bands of ruyi-head pendants, the foot skirted with a key fret border, the base with the trigram symbol qian in underglaze blue.  ... [Lire la suite]
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28 octobre 2017

A dark brown-glazed garlic-mouth bottle vase, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 103. A dark brown-glazed garlic-mouth bottle vase, Tang dynasty (618-907). 7 3/4in (19.7cm) high. Estimate US$ 3,000 - 5,000 (€2,600 - 4,300). Unsold. Photo: Bonhams. The quadriobed globular body set with two opposing loop handles flanking the bulbous mouth, covered overall with a dark-brown glaze, stopping at the base above the neatly trimmed splayed foot. Provenance: Roger Keverne, London, 13 February 2004. Note: the result of Oxford Authentication Ltd. thermoluminescence test no. P104b86... [Lire la suite]
22 novembre 2016

An extremely rare pair of Longquan tobi seiji garlic-mouth bottle vases, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 3133. An extremely rare pair of Longquan tobi seiji garlic-mouth bottle vases, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368);  10 in. (25.3 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 15,000,000 - HKD 25,000,000 (USD 1,943,282 - USD 3,238,802). Price realised HKD 12,060,000. Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. Each vase is well potted with a compressed globular body rising from a splayed foot to a long slender neck ending in a garlic-head mouth, covered overall with a fine lustrous glaze of sea-green tone. The exterior is... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2016

A large and rare blue and white garlic-mouth bottle vase, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

Lot 113. A large and rare blue and white garlic-mouth bottle vase, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619). Estimate 6,000,000 — 8,000,000 HKD. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's sturdily and robustly potted after archaic bronze protoypes with a pear-shaped body supported on a short foot, tapering to a tall neck with a garlic-head mouth and upright mouthrim, the body decorated with the Ming dynasty design of four fish, the mackerel, whitefish, carp and freshwater perch, swimming... [Lire la suite]
19 octobre 2013

A fine blue and white ‘sanduo’ garlic-mouth bottle vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong

A fine blue and white ‘sanduo’ garlic-mouth bottle vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong. Photo: Sotheby's. the pear-shaped body rising from a spreading foot to a tall waisted neck with a garlic-head mouth and straight lip, painted in bright cobalt-blue tones in the ‘heaped and piled’ effect, the body with alternating flowering and fruiting branches of the sanduo ('The Three Abundances'), pomegranate, citron and peach, arranged in two registers, all above band of upright lappets, the neck encircled by a... [Lire la suite]