21 août 2016

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

Lot 855. A copper-red-decorated blue and white jardinière, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The exterior is boldly painted with carp, crawfish, shrimp and a crab amidst water plants beneath a scroll border. The carp are picked-out in copper-red and the crawfish, crab and sea plants in underglaze blue. 19 1/8 in. (48.5 cm.) high (including gilt-metal stand). Provenance: Edna H. Sachs Collection. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accessioned in... [Lire la suite]

21 août 2016

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

Lot 854. A blue and white dish, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The raised center is decorated with four ladies on a terrace, surrounded by a scene of prunus and plantain beneath clouds and the sun, moon and a constellation. The everted rim is decorated with further scenes of ladies, and the exterior with thebajixiang. 14 in. (35.4 cm.) diam.. Provenance: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accessioned in 1920 (Rogers Fund).. ... [Lire la suite]
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21 août 2016

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

Lot 853. A blue and white lobed bowl, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722). Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The exterior is decorated with ladies and boys at play in a garden setting, all above a band of molded petals enclosing flowers, the interior with a central medallion containing three boys at play. 8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm.) diam. Provenance: Samuel Putnam Avery Sr. (1822-1904) Collection, New York. The... [Lire la suite]
21 août 2016

Two blue and white vases, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 852. Two blue and white vases, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The first is a blue and white pear-shaped bottle-vase, painted with alternating vertical panels of a lady holding a fan in a garden and an arrangement of antiques below elaborate lappet borders on the neck. The second is a cylindrical vase decorated with two registers of panels enclosing baskets of flowers and antiques. Pear-shaped vase 10 1/8 in. (25.7 cm.) high, cylindrical vase 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm.)... [Lire la suite]
21 août 2016

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

Lot 851. A blue and white molded dish, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The center of the interior is decorated with a scholar accompanied by his attendant standing beside a crane beneath a towering pine tree. The well is decorated with petal-form panels enclosing precious objects beneath shaped panels enclosing double peaches. The base is inscribed with an apocryphal Chenghua mark. 10 1/8 in. (27.1 cm.) diam. Provenance: Samuel Putnam Avery Sr.... [Lire la suite]
21 août 2016

A blue and white jar and cover, Kangxi period (1662-1722

Lot 850. A blue and white jar and cover, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The exterior is decorated with three Buddhist lions playing with brocade balls all below the neck decorated with beribboned emblems. The affixed cover is decorated with cranes amidst clouds and further emblems. 16 ¼ in. (41.2 cm.) high Provenance: Dorothea Wolff Collection.Mrs. Lewis S. Wolff Collection.The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accessioned in 1922. ... [Lire la suite]

21 août 2016

An unusual blue and white meiping, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 849. An unusual blue and white meiping, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The body is decorated in imitation of Ming-dynasty 'heaping and piling' with a broad band of leafy lotus scroll and grasses. The foot and shoulder are encircled by further leafy scroll. The base is inscribed with an apocryphal Xuande mark. 6 ¾ in. (17.2 cm.) high. Provenance: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accessioned in 1917 (Rogers Fund). ... [Lire la suite]
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21 août 2016

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

Lot 848. A molded blue and white dish, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The dish is decorated in the center with a carp and a four-clawed dragon, both emerging from roiling waves, below a band of radiating petals, some containing flaming pearls, and shaped panels of alternating carp and flower heads in the well. The base is inscribed with a basket. 10 3/8 in. (27 cm.) diam. Provenance: Samuel Putnam Avery Sr. (1822-1904) Collection, New... [Lire la suite]
21 août 2016

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

Lot 847. A blue and white baluster vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The jar is decorated with a scene of court ladies and boys on a garden terrace amidst rock formations and leafy trees, and with roiling waves in the distance, beneath a vaporous cloud border on the shoulder and beribboned emblems on the waisted neck. An artemisia leaf within a double circle is on the base. The cover is decorated with three boys at play. 16 in. (40.7 cm.) high... [Lire la suite]
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21 août 2016

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

Lot 848. A large blue and white 'phoenix tail' vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The vase is decorated with blossoming peony trees on a 'cracked ice' ground. 17 3/8 in. (43.8 cm.) high Provenance: Mrs. Donald V. Lowe Collection.The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accessioned in 1963. Christie's. Collected in America: Chinese Ceramics from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 15 September 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza