28 mai 2014

A magnificent and very rare white and blue 'Dragon' jar, guan, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

A magnificent and very rare white and blue 'Dragon' jar, guan, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 Of globular form, the jar is sturdily potted with a high rounded shoulder rising to a straight neck decorated with waves motif and a lipped rim. The exterior is exquisitely painted in brilliant cobalt of deep sapphire-blue tone with a single four-clawed dragon, powerfully striding to the left with its head raised in pursuit of a flaming pearl among large ruyi cloud clusters and jagged flames above waves of... [Lire la suite]
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28 mai 2014

A fine and extremely rare Famille Rose baluster vase, Yongzheng six-character mark within double circles and of the period (1723

A fine and extremely rare Famille Rose baluster vase, Yongzheng six-character mark within double circles and of the period (1723-1735). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The vase is elegantly potted with broad shoulders, flaring mouth and stands on a splayed, stepped foot. The fine white porcelain is masterfully enamelled on one side with a circular panel depicting Fuxi holding the Taiji tu, wearing his characteristic robe fringed by leaf collars and carrying a double gourd at his waist; and on the other with a lingzhi... [Lire la suite]
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28 mai 2014

A very rare celadon-glazed ewer, Yongzheng six-character seal mark and of the period (1723-1735)

A very rare celadon-glazed ewer, Yongzheng six-character seal mark and of the period (1723-1735). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 Inspired by Near Eastern metalwork, the ewer is incised with a central floral scroll flanked by raised lines and moulded bands of petals at the shoulder and above the low splayed foot, the base of the slender neck with a further floral scroll between concentric bands, and the neck moulded with a central horizontal flange incised with stylised flowerheads, dividing pendent tasselled lappets and stiff... [Lire la suite]
28 mai 2014

A fine and very rare Ming tianbai-glazed anhua-decorated moonflask, bianping, Yongle period (1403-1424)

A fine and very rare Ming tianbai-glazed anhua-decorated moonflask, bianping, Yongle period (1403-1424). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The elegant flask is well potted with a flattened, but slightly domed, circular lower section and a globular upper section narrowing to a short neck and a mouth contracting to match the width of the waisted area between the upper and lower sections of the vessel. The flask stands on a rectangular foot and has strap handles on either side, joining the neck and shoulders of the... [Lire la suite]
28 mai 2014

An extremely rare early Ming blue and white flask, bianhu, Yongle period (1403-1424)

An extremely rare early Ming blue and white flask, bianhu, Yongle period (1403-1424). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The sturdily potted flask of circular form with a flattened base and a short cylindrical neck. It is painted in cobalt-blue with characteristic heaping and piling on the domed front with a central raised boss detailed with crashing waves, surrounded by a wide band of composite floral scrolls. The meandering foliage is supporting various blooms and associated buds. The sides of the flask are similarly decorated... [Lire la suite]
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28 mai 2014

A magnificent fine turquoise-ground Famille Rose 'Hundred Boys' vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period

Lot 3326. A magnificent fine turquoise-ground Famille Rose 'Hundred Boys' vase, Qianlong iron-red six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 29 3/4 in. (75.7cm). Estimate HK$20,000,000 - HK$30,000,000 ($2,591,454 - $3,887,181). Price Realized HK$29,240,000 ($3,788,706). © Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The massive baluster vase is exquisitely decorated in brilliant enamels to depict a continuous scene of the 'Hundred Boys' celebrating the Spring Festival in extensive lakeside palace... [Lire la suite]

28 mai 2014

A superb and extremely rare early Ming blue and white 'Dragon and Phoenix' brushwasher, Yongle period (1403-1424)

A superb and extremely rare early Ming blue and white 'Dragon and Phoenix' brushwasher, Yongle period (1403-1424). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The washer is delicately potted with a slightly concave interior base, expertly painted in vivid blue tones with an upright five-clawed dragon confronted by a downward swooping long-tailed phoenix amidst scattered ruyi clouds, all enclosed by double circles which are repeated on the everted mouthrims. The gently flared sides are divided into ten bracket-lobes, each painted with a... [Lire la suite]
28 mai 2014

A magnificent and fine pair of Imperial famille Rose peach dishes , Yongzheng six-character marks within double squares and of t

A magnificent and fine pair of Imperial famille Rose peach dishes , Yongzheng six-character marks within double squares and of the period (1723-1735). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 Each dish is thinly potted with low rounded sides rising from a shallow foot ring to an everted rim with a gently rounded edge. Both are superbly enamelled in varying shades of pink, green, brown, yellow, white, black and iron-red. Each of the exterior is designed with three peaches on growing on flowering branches beside two bats. The... [Lire la suite]
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28 mai 2014

A magnificent and very rare pair of large Imperial Famille Rose Beijing enamel gu-shaped vases, Yongzheng blue-enamelled four-ch

A magnificent and very rare pair of large Imperial Famille Rose Beijing enamel gu-shaped vases, Yongzheng blue-enamelled four-character marks and of the period (1723-1735). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 Each of the vases is of elaborate baluster shape and formed of eight horizontal sections. Both are superbly enamelled in shaded tones of pink, yellow, aubergine and green with a floral meander born on scrolling vines growing curled leaves and tendrils, all are reserved on a pale turquoise-ground. The detachable... [Lire la suite]
28 mai 2014

A very rare red-glazed 'Lotus bud' water pot, Yongzheng six-character mark wtihin double circles and of the period (1736-1795)

A very rare red-glazed 'Lotus bud' water pot, Yongzheng six-character mark wtihin double circles and of the period (1736-1795). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The vessel is finely potted with a pear-shaped body supported on a short foot tapering to a narrow mouth. The exterior is covered with a mottled soft-red glaze. The mouth rim and base are glazed white. 2 1/2 in. (6.5 cm.) high, stand Estimate HK$1,200,000 - HK$1,800,000 ($155,487 - $233,231) - Price Realized HK$2,320,000 ($300,609) Notes: This shape of this vessel is highly... [Lire la suite]