14 juillet 2017

A rare miniature molded archaistic vase and cover, Qianlong molded four-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 1530. A rare miniature molded archaistic vase and cover, Qianlong molded four-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795), 4 in. (10.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 315,750 © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The vase has a somewhat flattened globular body and is molded with pairs of archaistic birds on the sides between petal lappet and ruyi borders, and on the neck between the pair of archaistic bird scroll handles, all of which is covered with... [Lire la suite]

14 juillet 2017

A rare gilt-decorated teadust-glazed imitation bronze beaker vase, gu, Qianlong incised and gilded sel mark and of the period

Lot 1602. A rare gilt-decorated teadust-glazed imitation bronze beaker vase, gu, Qianlong incised and gilded sel mark and of the period (1736-1795), 11 1/8 in. (28.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 386,500 © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Finely molded around the spreading foot, bulbous midsection and flared neck with ruyi heads and archaistic lappets enameled in turquoise in imitation of bronze encrustation, separated by confronted chilong, key fret and archaistic... [Lire la suite]
14 juillet 2017

A fine and rare robbin's egg-ground gilt decorated archaistic bottle vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3004. A fine and rare robbin's egg-ground gilt decorated archaistic bottle vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795), 37.5 cm., 14 3/4 in. Estimate 5,000,000 - 7,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 35,380,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's based on the archaic bronze hu form with decoration imitating bronze and green patina, of compressed ovoid section with broad shoulders rising to a collared neck, flanked by a pair of reticulated archaistic gui dragons below an... [Lire la suite]
14 juillet 2017

A fine and rare gold-ground archaistic bottle vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 1949. A fine and rare gold-ground archaistic bottle vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795), 15 cm., 5 7/8 in. Estimate 5,000,000 — 7,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 12,980,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's of archaic bronze form, the lobed body rising from a short spreading foot to a tall neck with chilong handles and an everted rim, finely moulded to each side with square panels enclosing confronting archaistic dragons reserved on a robins-egg glazed ground, the foot and neck with... [Lire la suite]
14 juillet 2017

An important documentary blue and white altar vase, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, dated to 1741

Lot 508. An important documentary blue and white altar vase, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, dedicatory inscription of Tang Ying, dated to 1741, 64.1 cm., 25 1/4 in. Estimate Upon Request. Sold  11,520,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. finely painted overall in vivid tones of underglaze-blue enhanced by simulated 'heaping and piling', the broad shouldered body with a reserved panel to one side enclosing a seven-line inscription, surrounded by lotus blooms borne on dense scrolling leafy stems, of which the... [Lire la suite]
14 juillet 2017

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

Lot 1525. A blue and white rouleau vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722), 18½ in. (47 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 183,750 © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The vase is well painted with a continuous scene of a gathering of the Eighteen Scholars of the Tang dynasty shown at various pursuits including playing the qin and playing weiqi while being served by numerous attendants, some of whom are floating wine cups on lotus leaves in a stream, all below a band of... [Lire la suite]

14 juillet 2017

A fine and rare blue and white beaker vase, zun, Ming dynasty, Chenghua period (1465-1487)

Lot 523. A fine and rare blue and white beaker vase, zun, Ming dynasty, Chenghua period (1465-1487), 21.5 cm., 8 1/2 in.  Estimate 4,000,000 — 6,000,000 HKD. Sold  13,760,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. well potted after the archaistic bronze zun form, freely painted in rich cobalt-blue tones, set on each section with four vertical flanges, the globular central bulb decorated with four of the 'babao' ('The Eight Treasures'), each issuing from a lotus bloom... [Lire la suite]
14 juillet 2017

An extremely rare blue and white vase, zun, Jiajing period (1522-1566)

Lot 1456. An extremely rare blue and white vase, zun, Jiajing period (1522-1566), 8½ in. (21.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 195,750 © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The well-proportioned bronze-form body is applied with flanges that accentuate its shape. The bulbous mid-section is painted on each side in deep, vibrant tones of underglaze blue with a carp swimming amidst lotus plants and water weeds reserved on a ground of penciled turbulent waves. The... [Lire la suite]
14 juillet 2017

A rare crackled 'apple-green'-glazed 'Chrysanthemum' teapot and cover, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1796) 

Lot 1206. A rare crackled 'apple-green'-glazed 'Chrysanthemum' teapot and cover, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1796), 8 in. (20.3 cm.) across. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 243,750 © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The compressed body is molded with two broad bands of chrysanthemum petals radiating from the base of the shallow, similarly molded neck and from the similarly molded foot. The cover is molded en suite below the pierced finial. The exterior and base... [Lire la suite]
14 juillet 2017

A fine and rare underglaze-blue-decorated, yellow-ground incised pear-shaped vase, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 1183. A fine and rare underglaze-blue-decorated, yellow-ground incised pear-shaped vase, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795), 7¾ in. (19.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 300,000 - USD 500,000. Price realised USD 3,819,750 © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The body is incised under an egg yolk-yellow glaze with a flaming pearl on each side being contested by a full-faced, five-clawed dragon rising above the pearl and a three-clawed dragon reaching for it from below as the two leap amidst clouds... [Lire la suite]