07 septembre 2015

A blue and white 'Bagua' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period  (1662-1722

A blue and white 'Bagua' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period  (1662-1722). Estimate $60,000 – $80,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015     The thinly potted bowl is decorated on the exterior with bagua trigrams symbolizing the eight natural phenomena, above a band of crested waves and the ring foot, and on the interior with a taijitu symbol within a double-line border repeated at the rim. 4¾ in. (12 cm.) diam. ... [Lire la suite]

07 septembre 2015

A blue and white stem cup, Kangxi four-character mark in underglaze blue in a line and of the period (1662-1722)

A blue and white stem cup, Kangxi four-character mark in underglaze blue in a line and of the period (1662-1722). Estimate $8,000 – $12,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015   The deep, bell-shaped cup is raised on a tall, flaring foot and decorated in a penciled style with a spray of camellia opposite a similarly rendered spray of crabapple, all below a dentil band interrupted by a four-character Kangxi mark in a line at the rim and above plantain leaves on the foot. 4 in. (10 cm.) high  ... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2015

A pair of blue and white 'dragon' jars, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

A pair of blue and white 'dragon' jars, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate $15,000 – $25,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015  Each jar is decorated with four shaped panels enclosing ferocious five-clawed dragons both clutching and chasing flaming pearls, beneath a ruyi border encircling the neck. 13 ½ in. (34.3 cm.) high Provenance: Imperial Oriental Art, New York, 2000. Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 17 - 18 September 2015, New York, Rockefeller Plaza
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07 septembre 2015

A copper-red and celadon-decorated blue and white teapot and cover, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

A copper-red and celadon-decorated blue and white teapot and cover, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate $12,000 – $18,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015  The teapot has a globular body lightly carved on each side with a vignette of buildings nestled amidst trees detailed in copper red of brownish color and rocks of pale celadon color, and the domed cover is decorated with flowers growing either side of a celadon rock below the blue knob, all on a very pale blue-green ground. An apocryphal Chenghua mark is on the... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2015

A blue and white phoenix tail' vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

A blue and white phoenix tail' vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate $10,000 – $15,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015  The exterior of the vase is decorated in underglaze blue with meandering leafy lotus scroll bearing large blossoms, separated by chevron bands at the base of the neck. 29 7/8 in. (75.9 cm.) high Provenance: The Chinese Porcelain Company, New York. Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 17 - 18 September 2015, New York, Rockefeller Plaza
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07 septembre 2015

A blue and white jardinière, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

A blue and white jardinière, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate $7,000 – $9,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015  The vase is decorated on the shoulder with four cranes in flight above a band of four rocks rising from crashing waves at the foot, and on the neck with a four-clawed dragon pursuing a flaming pearl amidst flames. A double circle in underglaze blue is on the base. 9 7/8 in. (25 cm.) high Provenance: The Chinese Porcelain Company, New York..  Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF... [Lire la suite]
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07 septembre 2015

A blue and white high-shouldered vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

A blue and white high-shouldered vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate $7,000 – $9,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The vase is decorated on the shoulder with four cranes in flight above a band of four rocks rising from crashing waves at the foot, and on the neck with a four-clawed dragon pursuing a flaming pearl amidst flames. A double circle in underglaze blue is on the base. 9 7/8 in. (25 cm.) high Provenance: Private American collection, acquired in the 1950s-60s. Christie's. FINE CHINESE... [Lire la suite]
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07 septembre 2015

A blue and white 'Lotus pond' bowl, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

A blue and white 'Lotus pond' bowl, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate $6,000 – $8,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The deep, rounded sides are decorated on the exterior with a continuous scene of a lotus pond, with water birds either wading in the water or in flight above, the decoration repeated in a medallion in the bottom of the interior below a diaper band at the rim. A four-character mark, Xinlin chunyan ('Spring banquet in the apricot grove'), is in underglaze blue within a double circle on the... [Lire la suite]
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07 septembre 2015

A rare blue and white Ming-style 'Palace' bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

A rare blue and white Ming-style 'Palace' bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's.   the gently rounded sides rising to an everted rim, deftly painted in darker tones of cobalt-blue forming outlines infilled with paler and varying tones of wash, the exterior with a gently undulating meander of four musk mallow blooms alternating with five-pointed leaves with serrated edges, between double line bands at the rim and foot, the interior with a... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2015

A blue and white and copper-red vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

A blue and white and copper-red vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's.  the globular body rising from a short foot to a tall cylindrical flared neck, decorated with a mythical bear with outstretched wings and an eagle perched on rocky outcrops among crested waves, the copper-red sun half covered in clouds, painted with two seals, apocryphal six-character Chenghua mark in underglaze blue within double circles. Height 15 1/2  in., 39.4 cm  ... [Lire la suite]