17 juillet 2017

A fine and very rare famille rose 'Boy and Chicken' cup, Qianlong fanggu sealmark and of the period

Lot 1892. A fine and very rare famille rose 'Boy and Chicken' cup, Qianlong six-character fanggu sealmark, with an inscription dated to bingshen year, corresponding to 1776, and of the period; 3 1/4 in. (8.2 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - HKD 2,000,000. Price realised HKD 3,860,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010 The deep U-shaped body finely painted with the scene of Jia Chang stamping his left foot to call the chickens in a setting of blue rocks and... [Lire la suite]

17 juillet 2017

A fine and extremely rare famille rose bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 1873. A fine and extremely rare famille rose bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1723-1735), 3 3/4 in. (9.6 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - HKD 2,000,000. Price realised HKD 4,580,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010 The finely potted steep S-shaped sides rising to a short upright lip, delicately painted around the sides in soft famille roseenamels with dianthus in full bloom picked out in iron-red and shades of pink and a cluster of... [Lire la suite]
17 juillet 2017

An exceedingly rare green and yellow enamelled incised dragon vase, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 1868. An exceedingly rare green and yellow enamelled incised dragon vase, Kangxi six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1662-1722), 10 in. (25.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 7,000,000 - HKD 9,000,000. Price realised HKD 8,420,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010  The vase rising from a tapered foot to an oviform body before a gently waisted neck and trumpet mouth with a lipped rim, the exterior well carved and decorated with green enamel to depict a large scaly... [Lire la suite]
17 juillet 2017

An extremely rare and important carved cinnabar lacquer embellished famille rose vase, Jiaqing mark and period

Lot 1910. An extremely rare and important carved cinnabar lacquer embellished famille rose vase, Jiaqing six-character sealmark and of the period (1796-1820), 10 in. (25.3 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 5,000,000 - HKD 7,000,000. Price realised HKD 9,620,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010 The globular body decorated with the large gnarled branches of a flowing pomegranate tree heavily laden with fruit, above aruyi-form band enclosing classic lotus scroll against a yellow ground, the foot... [Lire la suite]
17 juillet 2017

An extremely rare Ming-style doucai vase, Yongzheng six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 1882. An extremely rare Ming-style doucai vase, Yongzheng six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1723-1735), 9 3/4 in. (25 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 5,000,000 - HKD 7,000,000. Price realised HKD 10,740,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010 The compressed globular body with a tall splayed foot and elongated neck rising to an everted rim, finely pencilled in Chenghua-style with an Indian lotus meander issuing full formal blooms and curled leaves, the foot encircled by a... [Lire la suite]
17 juillet 2017

A superb pair of famille rose vases, Jiaqing iron-red six-character seal marks and of the period (1796-1820)

Lot 238. A superb pair of famille rose vases, Jiaqing iron-red six-character seal marks and of the period (1796-1820), 12¾ in. (32.4 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 200,000 - GBP 300,000. Price realised GBP 289,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Of bottle form with stylised dragon handles to the cylindrical necks, supported on a short foot, delicately decorated around the body with large peony flowers and leafy stems issuing from rockwork, all between bands of lappets and ruyi, the interiors and bases... [Lire la suite]

17 juillet 2017

A magnificent pair of large blue and white vases, hu, Qianlong seal marks and of the period (1736-95) 

Lot 269. A magnificent pair of large blue and white vases, hu, Qianlong seal marks and of the period (1736-95), 20½ in. (51 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 500,000 - GBP 800,000. Price realised GBP 499,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Each robustly potted vessel finely painted around the bulbous lower section with large peony blooms borne on leafy meandering scrolls with smaller blooms and set between a band of pendant ruyi heads at the shoulder and turbulent waves at the base, the broad shoulders... [Lire la suite]
17 juillet 2017

A fine large blue and white hu-form vase, Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 1907. A fine large blue and white hu-form vase, Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795), 20 in. (50.8 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 3,800,000 - HKD 4,500,000. Price realised HKD 10,180,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010 Well painted in Ming style with 'heaped and piled' effect, around the lower body with a broad band of foliate scroll bearing eight large blossoms, between waves around the base and a ruyi collar at the angled shoulders, the upper body with similar... [Lire la suite]
17 juillet 2017

A fine and rare underglaze blue and copper-red-decorated vase meiping, Qianlong underglaze blue seal mark and of the period

Lot 276. A fine and rare underglaze blue and copper-red-decorated vase meiping,  Qianlong underglaze blue seal mark and of the period (1736-1795), 14 3/8 in. (36.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 350,000 - GBP 450,000. Price realised GBP 601,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The finely potted vase decorated around the broad shoulders and tapering body with a composite lotus scroll, the undulating stems and feathery leaves in underglaze blue and the flower-heads in bright copper-red, all between upright leaves... [Lire la suite]
17 juillet 2017

A doucai bottle vase, Qianlong underglaze blue six-character seal mark and possibly of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 288. A doucai bottle vase, Qianlong underglaze blue six-character seal mark and possibly of the period (1736-1795), 8 1/8 in. (20.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000. Price realised GBP 668,450. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The compressed globular body with a short straight foot and elongated neck rising to a slightly everted rim, finely painted and enamelled with bats in flight amongst cloud scrolls, above a key-fret band to the foot. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works... [Lire la suite]