22 juillet 2019

Three Ko-Sometsuke petal-lobed dishes, late Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period (1628-1644)

Lot 851. Three Ko-Sometsuke petal-lobed dishes, late Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period (1628-1644); 8¼ in, 5¾ in. and 5¾ in. (21, 14.5 and 14.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 6,875. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The larger bracket-lobed dish is decorated with a scene of a scholar under a willow tree with his attendant walking towards him holding a censer, a four-character mark, tianxia taiping ('peace under heaven'), is inscribed on the base within a double square and a... [Lire la suite]

07 mars 2019

A rare blue and white Ko-sometsuke basket, Tianqi period (1621-1627)

Lot 1639. A rare blue and white Ko-sometsuke basket, Tianqi period (1621-1627); 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 40,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  The rounded, rectangular basket has low sides that support a U-shaped handle. The interior is decorated with four prancing horses, the handle with a loosely-painted leafy branch and scrolls, and the sides on the exterior are decorated with further leafy branches, Japanese wood box.  Provenance: Ikemasa Ltd., Tokyo. ... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2019

A very rare blue and white Ko-sometsuke ruyi-form tray, Tianqi period (1621-1627)

Lot 1638. A very rare blue and white Ko-sometsuke ruyi-form tray, Tianqi period (1621-1627); 10 in. (25.3 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  The ruyi-form, shallow tray is raised on three low loop-form feet, the interior decorated with a monkey stealing some fruit from a peach tree, and a four-clawed dragon descending amidst thick clouds. The sides on the exterior are decorated with a large diaper ground, wood cover and carved black and red lacquer cover,... [Lire la suite]
31 juillet 2016

A Shonzui-Style Blue-and-White Tea Cup, Late Ming Dynasty, first half 17th century

Lot 56. A Shonzui-Style Blue-and-White Tea Cup, Late Ming Dynasty, first half 17th century. Estimation : 2 400 € / 3 120 €. Photo Auctionata AG Porcelain with underglaze blue painting. Shonzui ware. Cylindrical shaped tea cup with ninefold modeled sides on a high stand. The exterior decorated with cartouches filled with landscape sceneries and geometric patterns, below the rim a patterned border, inside also adorned with geometrical decor. Glazed underside with mark 'Fuku' in underglaze... [Lire la suite]
21 juin 2016

A Shonzui-Style Blue-and-White Tea Cup, Qing dynasty, first half 17th century

Lot 3. A Shonzui-Style Blue-and-White Tea Cup, Qing dynasty, first half 17th century. Estimate 3 000 € - 3 900 €. Unsold. Photo Auctionata AG Shonzui ware. Cylindrical shaped tea cup with ninefold modeled sides on a high stand. The exterior decorated with cartouches filled with landscape sceneries and geometric patterns, below the rim a patterned border, inside also adorned with geometrical decor. Glazed underside with mark 'Fu' in underglaze blue. Made for the Japanese export... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2015

A blue and white trefoil ko-sometsuke stem bowl, Tianqi period (1621-1627)

A blue and white trefoil ko-sometsuke stem bowl, Tianqi period (1621-1627). Estimate £1,000 – £1,500 ($1,534 - $2,301). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The bowl has an everted curling rim decorated with a brocade pattern, and the exterior is decorated with four leafy sprays. The raised foot has a moulded band above grass decoration. 5 ¼ in. (14.5 cm.) wide, Japanese wood box Note: This stem bowl was made for the Japanese market. An almost identical piece can be found in the Itsuo Fine Arts Museum Collection,... [Lire la suite]