Important Chinese Art

Sotheby's
New York

Date of the auction: 15.03.2017

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A PAIR OF RARE AND LARGE BLUE AND WHITE 'DRAGON' DISHES KANGXI MARKS AND...

A PAIR OF RARE AND LARGE BLUE AND WHITE 'DRAGON' DISHES KANGXI MARKS AND PERIOD each with shallow rounded sides rising to a flared rim from a short, tapered foot, the interior with a large central medallion of two fierce five-clawed dragons in mutual pursuit of 'flaming pearls' among stylized clouds

Lot #: 501

Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000

Date: 15 Mar 2017

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A BLUE-GROUND POLYCHROME ENAMEL 'DRAGON' BOWL KANGXI MARK AND PERIOD

A BLUE-GROUND POLYCHROME ENAMEL 'DRAGON' BOWL KANGXI MARK AND PERIOD the rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a flared rim, the exterior brightly enameled in red, green, and aubergine with two striding five-clawed dragons in pursuit of 'flaming pearls' amidst flame scrolls and cloud wisps

Lot #: 502

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000

Date: 15 Mar 2017

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

A GREEN-ENAMELED BLUE-GROUND 'DRAGON' BOWL KANGXI MARK AND PERIOD the rounded sides rising to an everted rim, painted to the exterior with two sinuous scaly dragons in pursuit of 'flaming pearls' amid fiery clouds, above two tiers of overlapping upright petals, the interior white with a circular

Lot #: 503

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

Date: 15 Mar 2017

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A GREEN AND BLACK ENAMELED 'DRAGON' DISH KANGXI MARK AND PERIOD

A GREEN AND BLACK ENAMELED 'DRAGON' DISH KANGXI MARK AND PERIOD the interior vividly decorated in green enamel with a five-clawed scaly dragon leaping in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' surrounded by flame motifs and clouds, the scene repeated around the exterior as a frieze with two striding dragons

Lot #: 504

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 15 Mar 2017

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

A YELLOW-GROUND GREEN-ENAMELED 'DRAGON' BOWL KANGXI MARK AND PERIOD delicately-potted with deep rounded sides rising to a flared rim, the exterior engraved with two striding five-clawed dragons in pursuit of 'flaming pearls,' all above a border of ruyi-heads circling the foot, the rim bordered with

Lot #: 505

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000

Date: 15 Mar 2017

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A PAIR OF BLUE AND WHITE 'DRAGON' BOWLS QIANLONG SEAL MARKS AND PERIOD

A PAIR OF BLUE AND WHITE 'DRAGON' BOWLS QIANLONG SEAL MARKS AND PERIOD each with deep rounded sides supported by a slightly curved foot, the exterior painted with a pair of Ming-style dragons amidst ruyi clouds beneath a double-line band at the rim, the interior centered by a double-line roundel

Lot #: 506

Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000

Date: 15 Mar 2017

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A PAIR OF BLUE AND WHITE 'BATS AND SHOU' DISHES QIANLONG SEAL MARKS AND...

A PAIR OF BLUE AND WHITE 'BATS AND SHOU' DISHES QIANLONG SEAL MARKS AND PERIOD each painted in vibrant tones of cobalt-blue to the interior with a central shou roundel, surrounded by five bats each grasping a beribboned wan symbol, bordered by a band of pendent ruyi heads below the rim, the exterior

Lot #: 507

Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000

Date: 15 Mar 2017

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A 'CLAIR-DE-LUNE' GLAZED VASE KANGXI MARK AND PERIOD

A 'CLAIR-DE-LUNE' GLAZED VASE KANGXI MARK AND PERIOD the finely potted globular body rising from a short, slightly splayed foot to a slender cylindrical neck flaring gently at the rim, covered overall in a rich, glossy, soft pale-blue glaze thinning at the everted rim and pooling around the foot

Lot #: 510

Estimate: US$200,000 - US$300,000

Date: 15 Mar 2017

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A RARE AND LARGE RU-TYPE HU-FORM VASE YONGZHENG SEAL MARK AND PERIOD

A RARE AND LARGE RU-TYPE HU-FORM VASE YONGZHENG SEAL MARK AND PERIOD of archaistic bronze form, the broad pear-shaped body rising from a slightly spreading foot to a waisted neck encircled with a raised fillet and flanked by a pair of single-horn mythical animal-mask handles suspending mock rings

Lot #: 511

Estimate: US$200,000 - US$300,000

Date: 15 Mar 2017

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A MAGNIFICENT AND RARE BLUE AND WHITE CYLINDRICAL 'DRAGON' TEA CADDY AND...

A MAGNIFICENT AND RARE BLUE AND WHITE CYLINDRICAL 'DRAGON' TEA CADDY AND COVER YONGZHENG MARK AND PERIOD finely potted, the tall cylindrical body rising to a gently sloping shoulder and short cylindrical neck, surmounted by a slightly domed cylindrical cover with bud finial, the body exceptionally

Lot #: 512

Estimate: US$1,300,000 - US$1,500,000

Date: 15 Mar 2017

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A GRISAILLE-PAINTED 'RIVERSCAPE' BOWL YONGZHENG MARK AND PERIOD

A GRISAILLE-PAINTED 'RIVERSCAPE' BOWL YONGZHENG MARK AND PERIOD the steeply rounded sides everting to a lipped rim, finely painted to the exterior with a continuous scene of a fishing boat plying the waters through a rocky ravine with thatch-roofed cottages and a gnarled pine tree, the interior

Lot #: 513

Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000

Date: 15 Mar 2017

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A GRISAILLE-PAINTED 'LANDSCAPE' BOWL YONGZHENG MARK AND PERIOD

A GRISAILLE-PAINTED 'LANDSCAPE' BOWL YONGZHENG MARK AND PERIOD with deep rounded sides rising from a short foot to a slightly everted rim, finely decorated in a painterly manner with a tranquil landscape with willow trees and a scholar crossing a bridge towards a pavilion nestled among tall

Lot #: 514

Estimate: US$12,000 - US$15,000

Date: 15 Mar 2017

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A COPPER-RED GLAZED DISH QIANLONG SEAL MARK AND PERIOD

A COPPER-RED GLAZED DISH QIANLONG SEAL MARK AND PERIOD the rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot to a straight rim, covered overall in a deep red glaze pooling to a slightly darker tone just below the rim, the rim and base left white, the base with a six-character seal mark in underglaze

Lot #: 515

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 15 Mar 2017

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A COPPER-RED GLAZED STEM BOWL YONGZHENG MARK AND PERIOD

A COPPER-RED GLAZED STEM BOWL YONGZHENG MARK AND PERIOD well-potted, the rounded sides rising to a flared rim, supported on a hollow slightly splayed pedestal foot, the exterior applied with a rich red bubble-suffused glaze draining to white at the rim, the interior glazed white, the interior of the

Lot #: 516

Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000

Date: 15 Mar 2017

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A COPPER-RED 'THREE FISH' BOWL YONGZHENG MARK AND PERIOD

A COPPER-RED 'THREE FISH' BOWL YONGZHENG MARK AND PERIOD delicately-potted with deep curved sides rising from a straight foot to a flared rim, the exterior boldly decorated with three mandarin fish in rich copper-red silhouettes, all reserved on a white ground, the interior left undecorated, the

Lot #: 517

Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000

Date: 15 Mar 2017

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A VERY RARE CELADON-GLAZED CYLINDRICAL TEA CADDY AND COVER YONGZHENG MARK...

A VERY RARE CELADON-GLAZED CYLINDRICAL TEA CADDY AND COVER YONGZHENG MARK AND PERIOD superbly potted, the elegant cylindrical body tapering slightly towards a short foot, the gently rounded shoulders sweeping up to a waisted neck, surmounted by a bell-shaped cover with a rounded bud-form finial

Lot #: 518

Estimate: US$800,000 - US$1,200,000

Date: 15 Mar 2017

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A CORAL-GROUND FAMILLE-ROSE BOWL QIANLONG SEAL MARK AND PERIOD

A CORAL-GROUND FAMILLE-ROSE BOWL QIANLONG SEAL MARK AND PERIOD well-potted with steep rounded sides, painted to the exterior with three evenly spaced yellow-ground panels of shaded pink peony blooms, bordered with foliate scrollwork, all against a rich coral-red ground, the base with a six-character

Lot #: 519

Estimate: US$80,000 - US$120,000

Date: 15 Mar 2017

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A WHITE-GLAZED CHRYSANTHEMUM DISH YONGZHENG MARK AND PERIOD

A WHITE-GLAZED CHRYSANTHEMUM DISH YONGZHENG MARK AND PERIOD evenly potted with narrow fluted sides and pointed tips resembling the petals of a chrysanthemum flower, radiating around a slightly recessed center and continuing on the exterior across the short straight foot, covered overall in a

Lot #: 520

Estimate: US$50,000 - US$70,000

Date: 15 Mar 2017

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AN UNDERGLAZE-BLUE AND COPPER-RED DOUBLE-GOURD 'IMMORTALS' WINE EWER,...

AN UNDERGLAZE-BLUE AND COPPER-RED DOUBLE-GOURD 'IMMORTALS' WINE EWER, WARMER AND COVER QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY / EARLY 19TH CENTURY the pear-shaped ewer set to one side with a curved spout and to the other with a loop handle, with a deep cylindrical container and extending from the base

Lot #: 521

Estimate: US$40,000 - US$60,000

Date: 15 Mar 2017

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A DOUCAI 'LOTUS' VASE QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY

A DOUCAI 'LOTUS' VASE QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY of pear form, the globular body rising to a slender neck and slightly flared mouth, the body enameled with a continuous lotus scroll above a band of lappets and a classic scroll border at the foot, and below ruyi and keyfret borders at the shoulder

Lot #: 522

Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000

Date: 15 Mar 2017

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A DOUCAI 'DRAGON' JAR QIANLONG SEAL MARK AND PERIOD

A DOUCAI 'DRAGON' JAR QIANLONG SEAL MARK AND PERIOD the ovoid body rising to a short cylindrical neck, boldly painted with two striding five-clawed dragons in pursuit of 'flaming pearls' amongst scattered lingzhi-form clouds, all above a band of lappets at the foot and below the Eight Buddhist

Lot #: 523

Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000

Date: 15 Mar 2017

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A SMALL DOUCAI 'SHOU' DISH QIANLONG SEAL MARK AND PERIOD

A SMALL DOUCAI 'SHOU' DISH QIANLONG SEAL MARK AND PERIOD painted with a central medallion enclosing a fruiting peach tree, its trunk twisted to form a shou character amid a setting of lingzhi, grasses, and decorative rocks, the dish's exterior with three further shou character peach trees

Lot #: 524

Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000

Date: 15 Mar 2017

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A PAIR OF DOUCAI 'WANG XIZHI' CUPS QING DYNASTY, KANGXI PERIOD

A PAIR OF DOUCAI 'WANG XIZHI' CUPS QING DYNASTY, KANGXI PERIOD each delicately potted with an everted rim and countersunk base, enameled to the exterior with a continuous scene depicting Wang Xizhi seated below a willow tree overhanging a river, watching five geese in the water below, the base with

Lot #: 525

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$20,000

Date: 15 Mar 2017

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A DOUCAI SAUCER DISH QIANLONG SEAL MARK AND PERIOD

A DOUCAI SAUCER DISH QIANLONG SEAL MARK AND PERIOD with a shallow rounded form, the interior enameled in a rich doucai palette with two cranes carrying tallies in their beaks soaring amid auspicious clouds above a pavilion rising from crested waves, along the rim a band of ruyi heads, the exterior

Lot #: 526

Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000

Date: 15 Mar 2017

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A PAIR OF DOUCAI 'DRAGON AND PHOENIX' DISHES QING DYNASTY, KANGXI PERIOD

A PAIR OF DOUCAI 'DRAGON AND PHOENIX' DISHES QING DYNASTY, KANGXI PERIOD each painted to the interior with a central medallion enclosing a confronted dragon and phoenix amid peony blooms within a double line border, with a band of leafing peony scrolls encircling the cavetto, the exterior with four

Lot #: 527

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

Date: 15 Mar 2017

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A BLUE AND WHITE SOFT PASTE 'BUDDHIST LION' VASE QING DYNASTY, YONGZHENG...

A BLUE AND WHITE SOFT PASTE 'BUDDHIST LION' VASE QING DYNASTY, YONGZHENG PERIOD the ovoid body raised on a splayed foot and rising to a waisted neck and flared rim, the shoulders set to each side with shallow relief-molded lion-mask handles suspending mock rings, brilliantly painted in deep tones of

Lot #: 528

Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000

Date: 15 Mar 2017

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A SOFT PASTE BLUE AND WHITE 'PHOENIX AND KUILONG' BOTTLE VASE QING DYN...

A SOFT PASTE BLUE AND WHITE 'PHOENIX AND KUILONG' BOTTLE VASE QING DYNASTY, YONGZHENG PERIOD finely-potted, the globular body raised on a short slightly splayed foot to a tall cylindrical neck and wide galleried mouth rim, molded with horizontal ribs to the body, shoulder and neck, finely painted

Lot #: 529

Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000

Date: 15 Mar 2017

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A FAMILLE-VERTE 'LADIES' DISH KANGXI MARK AND PERIOD

A FAMILLE-VERTE 'LADIES' DISH KANGXI MARK AND PERIOD painted to the interior with two elegantly attired ladies playing a lively game of weiqi, observed by two companions seated by the table, set in an open pavilion finely furnished with porcelain stools, a side table with books and a censer, a large

Lot #: 530

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 15 Mar 2017

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A BLUE AND WHITE VASE QING DYNASTY, KANGXI PERIOD

A BLUE AND WHITE VASE QING DYNASTY, KANGXI PERIOD the baluster body rising from a spreading foot to a tall cylindrical neck and garlic mouth with everted lipped rim, the body painted to one side with a shaped cartouche enclosing a scene of a scholar and attendant in a landscape, and to the other

Lot #: 531

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

Date: 15 Mar 2017

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A DOUCAI-DECORATED POWDER-BLUE ROULEAU VASE QING DYNASTY, KANGXI PERIOD

A DOUCAI-DECORATED POWDER-BLUE ROULEAU VASE QING DYNASTY, KANGXI PERIOD the cylindrical body sweeping to a tall neck encircled by a collar and tapering slightly towards the galleried rim, reserved on the bright 'powder blue' ground with two figures in military dress conversing with a fisherman

Lot #: 532

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 15 Mar 2017