22 octobre 2020

A fine and rare tianbai anhua-decorated 'dragon' bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 3641. A fine and rare tianbai anhua-decorated 'dragon' bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 12.5 cm, 4 ⅞ in.. Estimate 200,000 - 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 302,400 HKD.  Courtesy Sotheby's. delicately potted and carved in anhua with two scaly five-clawed dragons in pursuit of flaming pearls amongst flames, the underside with a four-character Yongle mark. Provenance: Collection of Mrs Clayton W. Miller, donated to the Art Institute of Chicago prior... [Lire la suite]

13 avril 2020

An Imperial Tianbai 'Yi jing miao kan hui' Seal, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period (1736-1795)

Lot 3039. An Imperial Tianbai 'Yi jing miao kan hui' Seal, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period (1736-1795); 9.2 cm., 3 5/8  in. Estimate 9,000,000 — 12,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 10,840,000 (1,020,499 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's of square section, the sides carved to resemble a rocky mountain, decorated in low relief around the mountain with a continuous scene depicting four scholars under verdant pine trees dwarfed by the towering... [Lire la suite]
27 décembre 2019

A fine early Ming anhua-decorated tianbai 'lotus bouquet' dish, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 1908. A fine early Ming anhua-decorated tianbai 'lotus bouquet' dish, Yongle period (1403-1425); 10 7/8 in. (27.6 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 800,000. Price Realized HKD 1,470,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 With rounded sides, the interior is delicately incised with a ribboned lotus bouquet surrounded by a composite floral meander issuing thirteen blooms including lotus, gardenia, hibiscus and chrysanthemum and leaves, below a border of classic scroll beneath... [Lire la suite]
27 décembre 2019

A fine large early Ming anhua-decorated tianbai 'lotus bouquet' dish, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 1907. A fine large early Ming anhua-decorated tianbai 'lotus bouquet' dish, Yongle period (1403-1425); 12 3/8 in. (31.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000. Price Realized HKD 1,710,000 (USD 221,315) . © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 With rounded sides, the interior is delicately incised with a ribboned lotus bouquet surrounded by a composite floral meander issuing thirteen blooms including lotus, gardenia, hibiscus and chrysanthemum. The decoration on... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2018

A fine and rare early Ming anhua decorated tianbai stembowl, Yongle four-character sealmark and of the period (1403-1425) 

Lot 2922. A fine and rare early Ming anhua decorated tianbai stembowl, Yongle four-character sealmark and of the period (1403-1425); 6 in. (15.1 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 3,000,000 - HKD 5,000,000. Price realised HKD 4,220,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Thinly potted with deep rounded sides rising to a flared rim, supported on a tall slightly spreading hollow foot, covered overall with a creamy-whitetianbai glaze and finely decorated in anhua on the interior with the Eight... [Lire la suite]
17 janvier 2018

A rare 'sweet-white' (tianbai) yuhuchunping with lotus scrolls, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 49. A rare 'sweet-white' (tianbai) yuhuchunping with lotus scrolls, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424); 29 cm., 11 1/2 in. Est. 4,000,000 — 6,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 4,820,000 HKD. photo Sotheby's 2011 of broad pear shape with waisted neck, flared rim and low foot, decorated around the widest part with an incised lotus scroll with four large blooms among foliage, a border of billowing waves below and sprays of lotus, rose, peony and camellia at the neck below upright leaves and a... [Lire la suite]
12 décembre 2016

A fine and rare early Ming anhua decorated tianbai stembowl, Yongle four-character sealmark and of the period (1403-1425) 

Lot 2922. A fine and rare early Ming anhua decorated tianbai stembowl, Yongle four-character sealmark and of the period (1403-1425). Estimate HKD 3,000,000 - HKD 5,000,000 (USD 390,000 - USD 650,000). Price Realised HKD 4,220,000 (USD 544,279). © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. Thinly potted with deep rounded sides rising to a flared rim, supported on a tall slightly spreading hollow foot, covered overall with a creamy-white tianbai glaze and finely decorated in anhua on... [Lire la suite]
03 décembre 2015

A fine and very rare anhua-decorated tianbai 'dragon' tea bowl, Yongle incised four-character seal mark and of the period

Lot 3111. A fine and very rare anhua-decorated tianbai 'dragon' tea bowl, Yongle incised four-character seal mark and of the period (1403-1424);4 in. (10.2 cm.) diam. Estimate HK$1,200,000 - HK$1,800,000. Price Realized HK$2,200,000 ($285,199). © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The thin-bodied bowl is finely potted with deep rounded sides rising from a straight foot ring to a gently flaring rim. The cavetto is moulded with a pair of dragons striding powerfully amidst ruyi-shaped clouds,... [Lire la suite]
14 juillet 2012

Wine pot and cover. Porcelain with transparent (tianbai ) glaze. Ming dynasty, Yongle period, AD 1403–24.

Wine pot and cover. Porcelain with transparent (tianbai ) glaze. Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province江西省, 景德鎮. Ming dynasty, Yongle period, AD 1403–24. On loan from Sir Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art. PDF A427  © Trustees of the British Museum Height: 124 mm - Width: 120 mm - Depth: 85 mm. Porcelain wine pot, with chain attaching the cover to the pot. The wine-pot has a white body and grey-toned glaze. There is a cloud collar incised on the cover, a classic scroll on the... [Lire la suite]