18 mai 2017

A rare blue and white ‘fruits and flowers’ box and cover, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle a

Lot 3192. A rare blue and white ‘fruits and flowers’ box and cover, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1522-1566), 6 7/8 in. (17.3 cm.) diam., Japanese wood box.  Estimate HKD 350,000 - HKD 550,000 (USD 45,134 - USD 70,925). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The centre of the domed cover is finely painted with seven various floral and fruiting sprays above a frieze of similar design repeated on the sides of the box, all within double line... [Lire la suite]

18 mai 2017

A blue and white ‘mythical animals’ bowl, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 3191.  A blue and white ‘mythical animals’ bowl, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1573-1619), 6.5 in. (16.6 cm.) diam., Japanese wood box. Estimate HKD 700,000 - HKD 900,000 (USD 90,268 - USD 116,060) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017   The deep rounded sides are well painted with a continuous band of animals, including five-clawed dragons, fox, qilin and ox, above six of the Eight Treasures around the foot and below a band of detached... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2017

A rare large wucai dish with lanterns and officials, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 3190. A rare large wucai dish with lanterns and officials, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619), 11 3/4 in. (29.8 cm.) diam., Japanese wood box. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000 (USD 51,582 - USD 77,373). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The dish, with the scene of Chinese lantern festival, is painted in the interior with a hanging banner at the centre surrounded by three lanterns and two attendants. The well with a band of... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2017

A doucai 'ruyi' dish, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double square and of the period (1522-1566)

Lot 3189. A doucai 'ruyi' dish, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double square and of the period (1522-1566), 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000 (USD 25,791 - USD 38,686). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The dish is decorated to the interior with a band of interlinking ruyi heads. The reserve is painted with seven lingzhi-form motifs in alternating colours.  Christie's. The Imperial Sale / Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]
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18 mai 2017

A superb blue and white ‘dragon’ hexafoil basin, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 3188. A superb blue and white ‘dragon’ hexafoil basin, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619), 5 1/6 in. (38.2 cm.) diam., box. Estimate HKD 1,200,000 - HKD 1,800,000 (USD 154,746 - USD 232,119). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The basin is robustly potted in hexafoil section with deep rounded sides rising from a flat base to a broad everted rim, finely painted in bright cobalt-blue tones with two confronted, five-clawed dragons... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2017

A large early Ming anhua-decorated tianbai 'lotus bouquet' dish, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 3187. A large early Ming anhua-decorated tianbai 'lotus bouquet' dish, Yongle period (1403-1425), 13 3/8 in. (34 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000 (USD 77,373 - USD 103,164). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 With rounded sides, the interior is delicately incised with a ribboned lotus bouquet surrounded by a composite floral meander issuing thirteen blooms. The decoration on the cavetto is repeated around the exterior but with fourteen blooms. Both sides have borders of... [Lire la suite]

18 mai 2017

A fahua ‘lotus pond’ meiping, Ming dynasty, late 15th-early 16th century

Lot 3186. A fahua ‘lotus pond’ meiping, Ming dynasty, late 15th-early 16th century, 11 in. (28 cm.) high, Japanese wood box. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000 (USD 38,686 - USD 64,478).  © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The vase is decorated with flowering lotus and lotus leaves above a band of crested rolling waves and below a band of pendent precious objects on a rich cobalt-blue ground, the decorative motifs on the vase are outlined in low relief slip lines. Provenance: Hirano Kotoken,... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2017

A blue and white ‘dragon’ jar and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 3185. A blue and white ‘dragon’ jar and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th century, 8 1/2 in. (21.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000 (USD 38,686 - USD 64,478). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The jar is of ovoid form rising from a slightly tapered foot to a short neck. The globular sides brilliantly painted with two lively five-clawed dragons striding in pursuit of ‘flaming pearls’ amidst clouds and above a border crashing waves. All between a ruyi-head collar filling with lotus sprigs... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2017

A carved Longquan celadon 'dragon' ewer, early Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 3184. A carved Longquan celadon 'dragon' ewer, early Ming dynasty, 15th century, 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.) high, gilt wood cover, Japanese wood box. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000 (USD 25,791 - USD 38,686). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The ewer is carved around the body with a scaly four-clawed dragon striding through cloud scrolls, and a wavy border above the foot, covered overall with a thick olive-green glaze with the exception of the foot ring.  Christie's. The Imperial Sale /... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2017

A large pair of Longquan celadon bottle vases, Ming dynasty, 17h century

Lot 3183. A large pair of Longquan celadon bottle vases, Ming dynasty, 17h century, 11 3/4 in. (30.2 cm.) high, box. Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000 (USD 77,373 - USD 103,164) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  Each vase is sturdily potted with a pear-shaped body, decorated with a single bow string, raised on a low splayed ring foot. The waisted neck with a pair of mythical beast-head C-shaped handles, each suspending a circular ring. The glaze of a rich olive-green tone. ... [Lire la suite]