12 novembre 2010

A large blue and white jar. Wanli

A large blue and white jar. Wanli © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd The ovoid jar painted around the sides with four shaped panels, alternately enclosing peony and prunus blossoms, all on a blue diaper ground, interspersed by ruyi-head pendants, with a border of lotus lappets at the foot, the shoulder with four quatrefoil panels enclosing floral sprays on a similar diaper ground, wood stand; 39.9cm (15¾in) high (2). Sold for £4,560 Provenance: purchased in London in 1994 Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 11 Nov 2010. New Bond... [Lire la suite]
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12 novembre 2010

A small blue and white bowl. Jiajing-Wanli

A small blue and white bowl. Jiajing-Wanli © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd Vibrantly painted around the deep sides in rich tones of underglaze blue, depicting four boys at play within a garden enclosed by fences, the interior with a central circular medallion enclosing a hare, the base with four-character mark reading fu gui jia qi, Japanese wood box; 11.6cm (4½in) diam. (2). Sold for £4,200 Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 11 Nov 2010. New Bond Street  www.bonhams.com
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12 novembre 2010

A large blue and white 'fish' bowl. Late 16th century

A large blue and white 'fish' bowl. Late 16th century © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd The exterior painted in bold underglaze blue with four different species of fish swimming amidst aquatic plants, the interior painted with a central medallion enclosing two geese on rockwork amidst lotus and peony sprays with two further geese swimming in the distance; 39.2cm (15½in) diam. - Sold for £5,760 Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 11 Nov 2010. New Bond Street  www.bonhams.com
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12 novembre 2010

A blue and white baluster jar, guan, 16th century

A blue and white baluster jar, guan, 16th century © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd The robustly-potted jar lightly modelled around the base with a border of overlapping lappets, boldly painted in underglaze blue with a large lotus scroll wrapping around the central section of the body, the shoulder with further lotus sprays, below a borders of ruyi heads at the neck; 30.9cm (12in) high. Sold for £6,600 Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 11 Nov 2010. New Bond Street  www.bonhams.com
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12 novembre 2010

A small blue and white baluster jar. Wanli six-character mark and of the period

A small blue and white baluster jar. Wanli six-character mark and of the period © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd Boldly painted around the sides with a wide meandering lotus scroll, with one of the Eight Precious Treasures, Babao, including a flaming pearl, ruyi, coral and coin, above each lotus flower, with a diaper cell pattern at the shoulder and a trellis scroll above the foot. 12.9cm (5in) high - Sold for £18,000 Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 11 Nov 2010. New Bond Street  www.bonhams.com 
12 novembre 2010

A blue and white stem cup.Jiajing six-character mark and of the period

A blue and white stem cup.Jiajing six-character mark and of the period © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd Typically painted around the exterior beneath a turned-over rim with two five-clawed dragons, their backs incised with simulated scales, striding in mutual pursuit of a flaming pearl trailing a long fire scroll, above scattered cloud coils and a band of cloud-collar lappets, the interior with a central roundel of a full-faced five-clawed dragon, the mark written in blue within the hollow foot; 10.5cm (4¼in) high. Sold for... [Lire la suite]
12 novembre 2010

A rare blue and white vase, yuhuchunping. Xuande (1425-1435)

A rare blue and white vase, yuhuchunping. Xuande (1425-1435) © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd The pear-shaped vase with a bulbous body rising to the waisted neck and flared rim, supported on a slightly-spreading foot, naturalistically painted in shades of darker and lighter purplish cobalt blue showing the typical 'heaping and piling' with an undulating composite floral scroll with large chrysanthemum, peony, lotus and camellia blossoms, the lobed leaves with cross-hatched veins, all between the shoulders with a... [Lire la suite]
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12 novembre 2010

A blue and white kosometsuke dish. Ming dynasty, Tianqi period (1605-1627).

A blue and white kosometsuke dish. Ming dynasty, Tianqi period (1605-1627). Photo: Sotheby's painted to the interior with a crouching white hare on a fukizumi 'blown blue' ground, below a rectangular panel enclosing the characters Yu tu (jade hare), encircled by florets and a single line at the rim; 28.8cm., 11 3/8 in. Estimate 2,500—3,500 GBP. Lot Sold  5,250 GBP Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 10 Nov 10, London www.sothebys.com NDB: Cf. A pair of blue and white kosometsuke dishes. Tianqi... [Lire la suite]
12 novembre 2010

A blue and white circular box and cover, Jiajing mark and period

A blue and white circular box and cover, Jiajing mark and period. Photo: Sotheby's the upper surface of the cover painted with a frontal five-claw dragon flying amongst cloud scrolls and flames, above a band of two striding dragons, pursuing flaming pearls, with a similar band to the side of the base; 19.2cm., 7 3/4 in. Estimate 8,000—12,000 GBP. Lot Sold 10,000 GBP Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 10 Nov 10, London www.sothebys.com
11 novembre 2010

A large blue and white 'Lotus' jar. Ming dynasty, 16th century

A large blue and white 'Lotus' jar. Ming dynasty, 16th century. Photo: Sotheby's the robustly potted ovoid body rising from a flat base to a short tapering neck, painted around the exterior in rich dark cobalt-blue tones with large lotus flower heads borne on leafy scrolling stems, all between a lotus-lappet band at the base and a pendent jewelled collar encircling the neck; 35.5cm., 14in. Estimate 7,000—9,000 GBP. Lot Sold 13,750 GBP Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 10 Nov 10, London www.sothebys.com