23 juillet 2017

A rare early Ming blue and white stem cup, dou, Xuande six-character mark in a line and of the period (1426-1435) 

Lot 4055. A rare early Ming blue and white stem cup, dou, Xuande six-character mark in a line and of the period (1426-1435), 4 in. (10.2 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 1,200,000 - HKD 1,800,000. Price realised HKD 1,580,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The cup has a body of globular form standing on a flared foot, finely painted in bright tones of blue with a central frieze of dianthus borne of a leafy undulating stem, below a geometric band at the rim. The base of the cup and the flaring foot... [Lire la suite]
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23 juillet 2017

Stemmed bowl, Ming dynasty, Xuande mark and period, AD 1426–35

  Stemmed bowl, Ming dynasty, Xuande mark and period, AD 1426–35, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province. Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration. Height: 10,5 cm, Diameter: 8 cm. Bequeathed by Marjorie K Coldwell. Field Collection by Maj Hay, 1943,0215.12 © 2017 Trustees of the British Museum Thickly potted globular porcelain stem bowl with underglaze blue decoration. This thickly potted globular stem bowl has a narrow inverted mouth and a high spreading hollow stem with a stepped edge, glazed... [Lire la suite]
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23 juillet 2017

Stemmed bowl with carnation scroll, Ming dynasty, Xuande mark and period, AD 1426–35

Stemmed bowl with carnation scroll, Ming dynasty, Xuande mark and period, AD 1426–35, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province. Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration. Height: 10,3 cm, Diameter: 9,8 cm. Sir Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, PDF A636 © 2017 Trustees of the British Museum Stemmed porcelain bowl with rounded body. Form based on ancient bronze dou. Underglaze blue with wide band of scrolling day lilies above petals rising from the base. Lotus roundel in a double circle... [Lire la suite]
23 juillet 2017

A massive blue and white 'Daoist Immortals' jar, guan, Jiajing six-character mark within double circles and of the period (1522-

Lot 2248. A massive blue and white 'Daoist Immortals' jar, guan, Jiajing six-character mark within double circles and of the period (1522-1566), 20 1/2 in. (52.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - HKD 2,000,000. Price realised HKD 1,950,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The jar is strongly potted with tapering sides rising to a broad shoulder. It is decorated in vivid tones of cobalt blue depicting a gathering of Daoist Immortals centred upon Shoulao seated on a rocky outcrop in a craggy... [Lire la suite]
23 juillet 2017

Untreated Burma Sapphire Ring, 14.76 Carats

Untreated Burma Sapphire Ring, 14.76 Carats, $900,000 © M.S.Rau Antiques.  A spectacular Burma sapphire positively glows in this impeccable ring. Displaying a natural azure hue, this exceptional cushion-shaped gem weighs an astounding 14.76 carats. Certified by both the Gubelin and AGL as being a natural, unenhanced Burma sapphire, the stunning jewel is one of the treasures of the world. Set in platinum with diamonds totaling 2.13 carats.
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23 juillet 2017

Untreated Burma Sapphire Ring, 35.07 Carats

Untreated Burma Sapphire Ring, 35.07 Carats, $2,450,000. © M.S.Rau Antiques. The vibrant color of this untreated Burma sapphire is perfectly presented in this classic platinum and 18k yellow gold ring. Boasting 35.07 carats, the sapphire exhibits a velvety royal blue hue, the color most desired in Burma sapphires. The brilliant cut of the gem perfectly displays its color, and two diamonds totaling 1.54 carats further enhance this natural stone’s radiance. The sapphire is certified by C. Dunaigre and the Gemological Institute... [Lire la suite]
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23 juillet 2017

A fine and very rare blue and white stem cup, Wanli six-character mark within double circles and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 2247. A fine and very rare blue and white stem cup, Wanli six-character mark within double circles and of the period (1573-1619), 3 1/4 in. (8.2 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000. Price realised HKD 1,950,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013  The everted sides of the stem cup are finely decorated with nine mythical 'sea creatures', haishou including winged dragons, turtles, lions, qilin and horses with long manes and tufted tails reserved in white against a... [Lire la suite]
23 juillet 2017

Blue-and-white stem cup with mythical sea creatures, Ming dynasty, Wanli period, AD 1573–1620

Blue-and-white stem cup with mythical sea creatures, Ming dynasty, Wanli period, AD 1573–1620, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province. Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration. Height: 8,7 cm, Diameter: 10 cm. Sir Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, PDF C601 © 2017 Trustees of the British Museum Porcelain stem cup. Underglaze blue with various animals and flying beasts on dense pencilled wave background covering both porcelain cup and stem. Inscription in central roundel inside. Base... [Lire la suite]
23 juillet 2017

A fine and very rare tianbai-glazed anhua-decorated 'Pomegranate' bottle vase, yuhuchunping, Yongle period (1403-1425) 

Lot 3211. A fine and very rare tianbai-glazed anhua-decorated 'Pomegranate' bottle vase, yuhuchunping, Yongle period (1403-1425), 12 5/8 in. (32.1 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 8,000,000 - HKD 12,000,000. Price realised HKD 27,000,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013  The vase is finely potted with a pear-shaped body gently tapering to an everted rim and supported on a slightly flaring foot. It is delicately incised to the body with flowering and fruiting pomegranate branches above a register... [Lire la suite]
23 juillet 2017

A reserve-decorated blue and white 'Hundred Cranes' jar, Wanli six-character mark within double circles and of the period

Lot 3212. A reserve-decorated blue and white 'Hundred Cranes' jar, Wanli six-character mark within double circles and of the period (1573-1619), 14 in. (35.2 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 1,000,000 - HKD 1,500,000. Price realised HKD 1,480,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Of ovoid form, the sturdily potted jar stands on a recessed base below a short neck with a lipped rim. The exterior is profusely painted with cranes in flight amidst clouds against a blue ground below a classic scroll encircling... [Lire la suite]