Important Chinese Art

Sotheby's
New York

Datum der Auktion: 20.03.2019

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A PAIR OF UNDERGLAZE-BLUE AND YELLOW-ENAMELED 'CRANE' DISHES JIAJING MARKS...

each with low rounded sides set over a tapered foot and rising to an everted rim, the interior centered with four cranes in flight amidst wisps of clouds all within a double circle, the motif repeated around the exterior with eight cranes, the negative space on both sides in yellow overglaze enamel

Los #: 501

Schätzpreis: 20.000 $ - 30.000 $

Datum: 20.03.2019

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A BLUE AND WHITE 'LOTUS' BOWL MING DYNASTY, 15TH CENTURY

the deep rounded sides set over a slightly tapered foot, the exterior painted in variegated cobalt tones with a continuous scroll of foliate stems issuing lotus blossoms, the motif framed between a double line at the rim and further plain bands encircling the foot, the interior centered with a large

Los #: 503

Schätzpreis: 40.000 $ - 60.000 $

Datum: 20.03.2019

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A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE 'DRAGON' BOWL JIAJING MARK AND PERIOD

the deep, rounded sides sweeping up from a slightly tapered foot to an everted rim, the exterior painted in bright cobalt tones with two five-clawed dragons each in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', their long sinuous bodies covered in scales and accented with a ridged spine, amid clouds and flame

Los #: 504

Schätzpreis: 40.000 $ - 60.000 $

Datum: 20.03.2019

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A BLUE AND WHITE VASE, YUHUCHUNPING JIAJING MARK AND PERIOD

elegantly potted, the pear-shaped body rising from a short slightly tapered foot to a waisted neck and everted rim, painted in rich tones of underglaze-blue with a peony scroll encircling the body, framed above and below by bands of alternating lappets and florets, the neck painted with two

Los #: 505

Schätzpreis: 80.000 $ - 120.000 $

Datum: 20.03.2019

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A RARE PAIR OF YELLOW-GROUND BLUE AND WHITE 'DRAGON' BOWLS KANGXI MARKS...

each with deep rounded sides set over a slightly tapering foot and rising to an everted rim, the exterior painted in inky cobalt with two sinuous five-clawed dragons each in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' amidst flame scrolls and waves crashing into rocks below, the flame scrolls and some areas of the

Los #: 506

Schätzpreis: 5.000 $ - 7.000 $

Datum: 20.03.2019

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A RARE RED-GLAZED BOWL QING DYNASTY, KANGXI PERIOD

the deep rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to a slightly flared rim, covered overall in a vibrant rich copper-red glaze thinning to white at the rim, the base reserved in a white glaze with a bluish tint, incised with an apocryphal four-character Xuande mark Diameter 4 7/8 in., 12.4 cm

Los #: 507

Schätzpreis: 20.000 $ - 30.000 $

Datum: 20.03.2019

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A FINE AND RARE PAIR OF BLUE AND WHITE 'DRAGON' JARLETS AND COVERS KANGXI...

each elegantly potted with the tapering sides rising from a recessed base to rounded shoulders surmounted by a short, waisted neck, decorated around the body in fine shades of cobalt blue with two ferocious three-clawed dragons, each in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', the domed cover with beribboned

Los #: 508

Schätzpreis: 200.000 $ - 300.000 $

Datum: 20.03.2019

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A FINE BLUE AND WHITE 'THREE FRIENDS OF WINTER' BOWL KANGXI MARK AND PERIOD

finely potted, the rounded sides set over a straight foot, the exterior delicately painted in muted shades of cobalt with a pine tree at the center, its thick trunk leaning with the farthest branches hovering above long shoots of leafy bamboo, near two intertwining prunus trees in full bloom, the

Los #: 509

Schätzpreis: 20.000 $ - 30.000 $

Datum: 20.03.2019

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A FINE BLUE AND WHITE 'DRAGON MEDALLION' CUP KANGXI MARK AND PERIOD

finely potted, the U-shaped sides set over a straight foot and rising to an everted rim, the exterior finely painted in cobalt blue with five writhing five-clawed dragons, each with a sinuous body coiling to form a roundel, the scales, whiskers, and outlines minutely described, the interior with a

Los #: 510

Schätzpreis: 40.000 $ - 60.000 $

Datum: 20.03.2019

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A CIRCULAR BLUE AND WHITE 'PEONY' BOX AND COVER KANGXI MARK AND PERIOD

the shallow rounded sides supported on a tapered foot, the exterior painted with meandering foliate stems issuing lush peony blossoms, the tones of the cobalt carefully modulated to achieve a nuanced, painterly effect, the domed cover similarly adorned, the base with a six-character mark in

Los #: 511

Schätzpreis: 20.000 $ - 30.000 $

Datum: 20.03.2019

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A RARE INSCRIBED BLUE AND WHITE BRUSHPOT QING DYNASTY, KANGXI PERIOD,...

stoutly potted, of cylindrical form inscribed around the exterior in underglaze blue with the preface, Song Meng Dongye Xu (Farewell to Meng Dongye), written by the Tang dynasty scholar official Han Yu, accompanied by an inscription dated dingmao year, corresponding to 1687 and signed Zhong Ling

Los #: 512

Schätzpreis: 50.000 $ - 70.000 $

Datum: 20.03.2019

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A FINE PAIR OF FAMILLE-VERTE WINE CUPS KANGXI MARKS AND PERIOD

each finely potted, of U-form, the gently rounded sides rising steeply from a recessed base, the exterior beautifully enameled with a continuous scene depicting inspirational scholarly themes; one in a wintry landscape with the Tang dynasty poet Meng Haoran in heavy robes, riding a donkey followed

Los #: 513

Schätzpreis: 80.000 $ - 120.000 $

Datum: 20.03.2019

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A RARE PAIR OF LARGE DOUCAI OCTAGONAL 'IMMORTALS' JARDINIERES KANGXI MARKS...

each sturdily potted with flaring sides rising from a conforming splayed base to a wide everted, lipped and barbed rim, the gently curving sides divided neatly into eight rectangular panels, brilliantly enameled with finely painted scenes depicting Daoist Immortals receiving auspicious offerings

Los #: 514

Schätzpreis: 300.000 $ - 500.000 $

Datum: 20.03.2019

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AN EXTREMELY RARE PAIR OF POLYCHROME-ENAMELED 'DRAGON' BOWLS QING DYNASTY,...

each with finely-potted rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to a gently everted rim, the exterior delicately enameled with two sinuous three-clawed dragons each pursuing a 'flaming pearl', each beast with a muscular chest and forearm and a serpentine tail issuing flame-like scrolls, the breath

Los #: 515

Schätzpreis: 20.000 $ - 30.000 $

Datum: 20.03.2019

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A BLUE AND WHITE 'CHRYSANTHEMUM' 'MONTH' CUP KANGXI MARK AND PERIOD

the finely potted sides rising in a subtle bell-shape from a straight foot, the exterior delicately painted in underglaze blue with tall chrysanthemum, the flowers in full bloom over smaller blossoming flora, a spindly leafless plant emerging alongside, its knobby branches arcing over a rocky

Los #: 516

Schätzpreis: 20.000 $ - 30.000 $

Datum: 20.03.2019

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A FINE FAMILLE-VERTE 'HIBISCUS' MONTH CUP KANGXI MARK AND PERIOD

finely potted with deep rounded sides rising from a short foot to a gently flaring rim, the exterior delicately enameled with red hibiscus buds, the reverse inscribed in underglaze blue with a poem reading qing xiang he su yu, jia se chu qing yan ('the fragrance blends with the flavor of evening

Los #: 517

Schätzpreis: 80.000 $ - 120.000 $

Datum: 20.03.2019

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A RARE GUAN-TYPE QUADRUPLE VASE YONGZHENG SEAL MARK AND PERIOD

finely potted as four vases of slender cylindrical form with sides gently curving to a short neck and everted rim, conjoined at the sides, the bodies covered overall in a soft pale bluish-gray glaze suffused with a matrix of golden crackles, the footring applied with dark brown dressing, each base

Los #: 518

Schätzpreis: 80.000 $ - 120.000 $

Datum: 20.03.2019

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A FINE RU-TYPE FANGHU VASE QIANLONG SEAL MARK AND PERIOD

the faceted pear-shaped body rising from a short foot to a tapering neck, set to each side with a cylindrical lug handle, applied overall with a fine caesious-colored glaze stopping neatly just above the foot, the foot ring applied with a dark brown dressing, the base with a six-character seal mark

Los #: 519

Schätzpreis: 80.000 $ - 120.000 $

Datum: 20.03.2019

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A GUAN-TYPE BOTTLE VASE QIANLONG SEAL MARK AND PERIOD

the globular body rising from a short rounded foot to a broad cylindrical neck, applied overall with a soft bluish-gray glaze suffused with a fine crackle encircling the body diagonally, the foot ring dressed in brown, the base with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue Height 4 7/8 in., 12.4

Los #: 520

Schätzpreis: 80.000 $ - 120.000 $

Datum: 20.03.2019

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A VERY RARE MOLDED GOLD-IMITATION 'BIRTHDAY' BOWL AND COVER KANGXI SEAL MARK...

the deep rounded sides molded in relief with a horizontal band of stylized characters interspersed with four bats clasping peach sprays, the domed cover similarly decorated and surmounted by a pierced bird-form finial, all applied with a burnished gold glaze, the interiors and base glazed white, the

Los #: 521

Schätzpreis: 80.000 $ - 120.000 $

Datum: 20.03.2019

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AN EXTREMELY RARE BRONZE-IMITATION GILT-SPLASHED 'BAMBOO' DOUBLE VASE...

finely potted, the two adjoining vases naturalistically modeled in the form of bamboo stalks with horizontal nodes, one vase slightly taller than the other, the exterior decorated with two lively chilong in high relief, one coiling around the lower section of one of the vessels, the other clambering

Los #: 522

Schätzpreis: 50.000 $ - 70.000 $

Datum: 20.03.2019

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A FAMILLE-ROSE 'FLORAL' BOWL THE PORCELAIN YONGZHENG MARK AND PERIOD THE...

the rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot to a subtly lipped rim, the exterior later-painted in brilliant enamels with a rocky outcrop in the center of a garden in full bloom, a gnarled osmanthus tree growing to one side issuing tiny yellow blossoms amidst verdant leaves, tall peony

Los #: 523

Schätzpreis: 80.000 $ - 120.000 $

Datum: 20.03.2019

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A FINE RUBY-GROUND 'FLORAL' MEDALLION BOWL THE PORCELAIN YONGZHENG MARK...

the rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot, the exterior with four medallions reserved against a rich fuchsia-colored ground, each medallion finely painted with auspicious flowers in full bloom, two of the medallions enclosing lush peonies and blossoming white magnolia branches forming

Los #: 524

Schätzpreis: 300.000 $ - 500.000 $

Datum: 20.03.2019

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A FINE FAMILLE-ROSE 'BOY AND CHICKEN' CUP QIANLONG FANGGU SEAL MARK AND...

finely potted with steep rounded sides rising from a recessed base to a slightly everted rim, painted on the exterior with a boy approaching a rooster, a hen tending four small chicks behind the rocks, the scene further decorated with blooming peonies and roses, inscribed with an imperial poem by

Los #: 525

Schätzpreis: 80.000 $ - 120.000 $

Datum: 20.03.2019

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A PAIR OF FAMILLE-ROSE 'BALSAM PEAR' BOWLS QIANLONG SEAL MARKS AND PERIOD

each delicately potted with the deep rounded sides rising from a short foot to a flared rim, the exterior finely enameled with leafy bamboo stalks and a butterfly fluttering over a branch of blossoming and fruiting kugua vines, the branch extending over the rim to the interior, issuing further

Los #: 526

Schätzpreis: 60.000 $ - 80.000 $

Datum: 20.03.2019

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A FINE MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE BOTTLE VASE QIANLONG SEAL MARK AND PERIOD

the globular body rising from a spreading foot to a tall, elegant waisted neck, finely painted in rich 'heaped and piled' cobalt-blue tones with a composite flower scroll band, all between lotus-lappet and classic scroll bands at the base and a ruyi band at the shoulder, the neck with stiff leaf and

Los #: 527

Schätzpreis: 80.000 $ - 120.000 $

Datum: 20.03.2019

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A FINE BLUE AND WHITE MING-STYLE BOTTLE VASE QIANLONG SEAL MARK AND PERIOD

the globular body and tall, waisted neck, finely painted in rich 'heaped and piled' cobalt-blue tones with a composite floral scroll band, all between lotus-lappet and classic scroll borders at the foot and a ruyi band and floral scroll divided by molded fillets at the shoulder, the neck with

Los #: 528

Schätzpreis: 100.000 $ - 150.000 $

Datum: 20.03.2019

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A BLUE-GROUND YELLOW-ENAMELED 'DRAGON' BOWL KANGXI MARK AND PERIOD

the steep rounded sides set on a slightly tapering foot and rising to a gently everted rim, the exterior with two yellow-enameled striding dragons each pursuing a 'flaming pearl' against a deep blue ground, the interior with a central medallion painted with a further dragon and 'flaming pearl', the

Los #: 529

Schätzpreis: 10.000 $ - 15.000 $

Datum: 20.03.2019

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A GREEN-ENAMELED 'DRAGON' DISH QIANLONG SEAL MARK AND PERIOD

the shallow, rounded sides set over a tapered foot, the interior centered with an emerald-green-enameled five-clawed dragon writhing in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', flame scrolls encircling the beast, all enclosed by a green band bordered in underglaze-blue lines and repeated at the rim, the

Los #: 530

Schätzpreis: 8.000 $ - 12.000 $

Datum: 20.03.2019

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A FINE WUCAI ‘DRAGON AND PHOENIX’ BOWL KANGXI MARK AND PERIOD

the deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to a gently flaring rim, the exterior vividly decorated with a green and a red dragon, each striding in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', separated by a pair of descending phoenix, all below a band of the 'Eight Buddhist Emblems' and ruyi heads at

Los #: 531

Schätzpreis: 50.000 $ - 70.000 $

Datum: 20.03.2019