09 mai 2019

A rare underglaze-blue yellow-ground 'gardenia' saucer-dish, Hongzhi six-character mark and of the period (1488-1505)

Lot 83. A rare underglaze-blue yellow-ground 'gardenia' saucer-dish, Hongzhi six-character mark and of the period (1488-1505); 26.7cm (10 1/2in) diam. Estimate £ 10,000 - 15,000€ (12,000 - 17,000). © Bonhams 2001-2019 With shallow rounded sides, painted in shaded tones of blue reserved on a rich yellow enamelled ground, the interior with a central medallion depicting a single leafy branch bearing two five-petalled gardenia blooms and a bud emerging from the top, encircled in the cavetto by fruiting branches of... [Lire la suite]

03 mai 2019

A Ming-style underglaze-blue yellow-ground bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 36. A Ming-style underglaze-blue yellow-ground bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795); 26 cm, 10 1/4  in. Estimate 12,000 — 18,000 GBP (14,009 - 21,013 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep gently rounded sides rising from a short spreading foot to a broad everted rim, painted in rich cobalt-blue tones to the interior with a floral medallion encircled by six further floral sprays and a floral sprig band at the rim, the exterior similarly decorated between keyfret and... [Lire la suite]
15 mai 2016

A rare underglaze-blue yellow-ground 'gardenia' saucer dish, Zhengde six-character mark and of the period (1506-1521)

Lot 37. Property from the Cunliffe Collection. A rare underglaze-blue yellow-ground 'gardenia' saucer dish, Zhengde six-character mark and of the period (1506-1521); 19.8cm (7 7/8in) diam. Sold for £230,500 (€292,668). Photo: Bonhams. With shallow rounded sides, freely painted in shaded tones of cobalt blue reserved on a rich yellow ground, the interior with a central medallion depicting a single leafy branch bearing two five-petalled gardenia blooms and a bud emerging from the top, encircled on the cavetto by... [Lire la suite]