25 août 2016

A pale café-au-lait-glazed bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period

Lot 1334. A pale café-au-lait-glazed bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735). Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The exterior is covered with a glaze of very pale café-au-lait color in contrast to the white interior. 4 ¾ in. (12 cm.) diam., wood stand.     Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 16 September 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

25 août 2016

A very rare small white-glazed relief-decorated double-gourd vase, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 1333. A very rare small white-glazed relief-decorated double-gourd vase, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1723-1735). Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The vase is relief-decorated under a white glaze with a leafy, gourd-hung vine that extends around the sides below the neck. 7 in. (17.8 cm.) high.  Provenance: Frank Caro, New York, 1963.   Note: Compare the Yongzheng-period blue and white vase of similar proportions,... [Lire la suite]
25 août 2016

A small anhua-decorated ruby-pink-enameled bowl, Yongzheng four-character mark and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 928. A small anhua-decorated ruby-pink-enameled bowl, Yongzheng four-character mark in underglaze blue within a double square and of the period (1723-1735). Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The bowl has rounded sides rising to the slightly everted rim, and the interior is anhua-decorated with dragons leaping amidst flames, while the exterior is covered with a finely mottled enamel of ruby-pink tone. 3 5/8 in. (9.5 cm.) diam. Provenance: Mary Clark Thompson... [Lire la suite]
25 août 2016

A small ruby-pink-enameled dish, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double square and of the period (1723-

Lot 927. A small ruby-pink-enameled dish, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double square and of the period (1723-1735). Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The dish has rounded sides rising to the slightly everted rim, and is covered on the exterior with a faintly mottled pink enamel in contrast to the white interior.5 ¼ in. (13.4 cm.) diam.  Provenance: Mary Clark Thompson (1835-1923) Collection. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York,... [Lire la suite]
25 août 2016

A small anhua-decorated ruby-pink-enameled bowl, Yongzheng four-character mark and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 925. A small anhua-decorated ruby-pink-enameled bowl, Yongzheng four-character mark in underglaze blue within a double square and of the period (1723-1735). Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 With rounded sides rising to the slightly everted rim, the interior is anhua-decorated with dragons leaping amidst flames, and the exterior is covered with a vibrant ruby-pink enamel in contrast to the white interior. 3 ¾ in. (9.4 cm.) diam. Provenance: Mary Clark Thompson... [Lire la suite]
25 août 2016

A famille rose pink-enameled bowl, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Lot 924. A famille rose pink-enameled bowl, Yongzheng period (1723-1735). Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The bowl is finely potted with rounded sides rising from a straight foot, and is enameled in the interior with a single peony spray. The exterior is covered in mottled pink enamel. 3 in. (7.6 cm.) diam. Provenance: Samuel Putnam Avery Sr. (1822-1904) Collection, New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accessioned in 1879.. Notes: A similar pair... [Lire la suite]

25 août 2016

A rare and unusual 'mirror black'-glazed stem cup, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue in a line and of the period

Lot 921. A rare and unusual 'mirror black'-glazed stem cup, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue in a line and of the period  (1723-1735). Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The deep cup is raised on a wide pedestal foot, and is covered on the exterior with a deep black glaze that has very faint traces of gilt decoration depicting a dragon chasing a flaming pearl. The reign mark is inscribed in a line inside the pedestal foot. 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm.) high.  ... [Lire la suite]
25 août 2016

A peachbloom-glazed amphora, liuye zun, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 918. A peachbloom-glazed amphora, liuye zun, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722). Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 425,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The vase has an elegant, tapering, high-shouldered body covered in a glaze of crushed-strawberry-red color with some areas of pale green mottling. The lower body is fitted with a gilt-metal band, which extends past the foot. 6 ¼ in. (15.8 cm.) high.  Provenance: Mary Stillman... [Lire la suite]
25 août 2016

A peachbloom-glazed seal paste box and cover, yinse he, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period

Lot 917. A peachbloom-glazed seal paste box and cover, yinse he, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722). Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 75,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The box and cover are of cushion form and are covered with a mottled and speckled glaze of apple-green color suffused with pale blush stopping neatly above the foot. 2 5/8 in. (7.2 cm.) diam.  Provenance: Mary Stillman Harkness (1874-1952) Collection.The... [Lire la suite]
25 août 2016

A very rare peachbloom-glazed 'three-string' vase, laifu zun, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period

Lot 916. A very rare peachbloom-glazed 'three-string' vase, laifu zun, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722). Estimate USD 700,000 - USD 900,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The high-shouldered, tapering vase is molded with three bow-strings on the base of the trumpet-form neck, and is covered overall in a glaze of soft pink tone with red speckling on the body and inner mouth rim. 8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm.) high.  Provenance: Mary Stillman Harkness (1874-1952)... [Lire la suite]