18 mars 2015

A small blue and white censer, Tianqi-Chongzhen period, circa 1630

A small blue and white censer, Tianqi-Chongzhen period, circa 1630. Estimate $2,000 - $3,000. Price Realized $7,500 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The small censer, with gently flaring mouth and applied on either side with a handle topped by an animal head, is decorated in pale tones of cobalt blue with a scene of the Emperor of Heaven surrounded by immortals, and on the reverse with an immortal on horseback with various attendants. The wide, flat foot is unglazed and encircles the glazed base which bears an... [Lire la suite]

18 mars 2015

A conical blue and white 'Dragon' bowl, Shunzhi period (1644-1661)

A conical blue and white 'Dragon' bowl, Shunzhi period (1644-1661). Estimate $2,500 - $3,500. Price Realized $4,000 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The conical bowl is painted on either side of the exterior with a four-clawed dragon amidst flames and a flaming pearl. The interior is decorated with a central medallion containing a circular shou character.  8 in. (20.3 cm.) diam. Provenance: Acquired in the 1980s.Collection of Julia and John Curtis. Christie's. AN ERA OF INSPIRATION:... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2015

A rare small enameled jardinière, Shunzhi period, circa 1645-1650

A rare small enameled jardinière, Shunzhi period, circa 1645-1650. Estimate $40,000 - $60,000. Price Realized $81,250 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The deep and heavily potted vessel is decorated on the exterior with a scene of three female immortals gathering in the grounds of the Moon Palace with an attendant, with a deer emerging from behind a pine tree and a crane perched beneath a wall on the opposite side. The rim is unglazed and the base bears an apocryphal Jiajing mark. 8 ½ in. (21.6 cm.)... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2015

A underglaze-blue and red and green-glazed 'klapmuts' bowl, Transitional period, circa 1630-1643

A underglaze-blue and red and green-glazed 'klapmuts' bowl, Transitional period, circa 1630-1643. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Price Realized $3,000 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The small bowl is decorated at the center of the interior with a medallion containing a scroll with a tassel, enclosed by pendent flowering peony branches below the bracket-lobed rim. The exterior is decorated with two branches bearing small red buds. 5 ½ in. (14 cm.) diam. Provenance: Collection of Sir Michael Butler.Sydney... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2015

A small molded 'Dragon' bowl, Transitional period, mid-17th century

A small molded 'Dragon' bowl, Transitional period, mid-17th century. Estimate $4,000 - $6,000. Price Realized $11,875 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 he small bowl, with steeply rounded sides and a gently flaring rim, is molded in the interior with two four-clawed dragons in pursuit of a flaming pearl above waves and a leaping carp in the center. All but the brown-dressed rim is covered in a blue-tinged glaze. 4 ½ in. (11.4 cm.) diam., silk box   Provenance: The Lord Cunliffe Collection, no.... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2015

A small wucai high-shouldered vase, Shunzhi period, (1644-1661)

A small wucai high-shouldered vase, Shunzhi period, (1644-1661). Estimate $4,000 - $6,000. Price Realized $2,500 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The vase is decorated with a dense overall design of squirrels amidst leafy grape vines. The flat base is unglazed. 7 5/8 in. (19.3 cm.) high Provenance: Anthony Gray, London, 1987.Collection of Julia and John Curtis. Notes: Squirrels and trailing grape vines were often paired as a decorative motif in the Ming and Qing dynasties. The motif is... [Lire la suite]

18 mars 2015

A small blue and white deep bowl, Shunzhi period, (1644-1661)

    A small blue and white deep bowl, Shunzhi period, (1644-1661). Estimate $6,000 - $8,000. Price Realized $6,875 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The small bowl is decorated in deep tones of cobalt blue on either side of the exterior with a dancing lady amidst scattered blossoms. The interior is decorated with a central medallion containing a small boy amidst similar blossoms and beneath a lappet border. The base bears a six-character mark qi shi bao ding zhi zhen ('precious as a... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2015

A dated blue and white brush pot, Shunzhi period, dated 1654

A dated blue and white brush pot, Shunzhi period, dated 1654. Estimate $20,000 - $30,000. Price Realized $47,500 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The cylindrical brush pot is painted in dark tones of underglaze blue with two magpies perched on a bare tree with narcissis flowers growing at its base, beneath a ten-character inscription that reads jiawu qiuri xieyu Wangan Jingshe ('painted in the autumn of the jiawu year [1654] in the studio of Ten Thousand Bamboo'). The opposite side is decorated... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2015

A set of six blue and white nesting cups, Chongzhen period, circa 1643

A set of six blue and white nesting cups, Chongzhen period, circa 1643. Estimate $1,500 - $2,500. Price Realized $1,250 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Of graduating size, each cup is decorated with various figures of sages, attendants and a dignitary in a landscape. Three cups bear apocryphal Chenghua marks and three are inscribed on the base with the character ya ('elegant´). 1 7/8 in. (4.5 cm.) to 3 ¼ in. (8 cm.) diam. Provenance: The Property of Captain Michael Hatcher;... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2015

Two small blue and white ovoid jars and covers, Chongzhen period, circa 1643

Two small blue and white ovoid jars and covers, Chongzhen period, circa 1643. Estimate $1,500 - $2,500. Price Realized $1,250 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each small jar is decorated on the exterior with a mountainous river landscape. The flat covers are decorated with small landscape vignettes, one with a later two-character merchant's mark in black pigment. The flat, slightly recessed bases are unglazed. 3 ¾ in. (9.5 cm.) and 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm.) high Provenance: The Property of Captain... [Lire la suite]