09 septembre 2018

A rare blue and white 'Mandarin duck' ewer, 17th century

Lot 1345. A rare blue and white 'Mandarin duck' ewer, 17th century; 7 ¾ in. (19.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The ewer is made in the shape of two side-by side mandarin ducks, one with head curved back behind one end of the spotted handle to rest behind the raised neck of its mate. Their necks, wings and tails are detailed with feathers, and the sides of their bodies are delicately decorated with lotus plants and water weeds as if they are swimming in a lotus pond... [Lire la suite]
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09 septembre 2018

A very rare blue and white faceted vase, Ming dynasty, late 15th century

Lot 1344. A very rare blue and white faceted vase, Ming dynasty, late 15th century; 8 ¾ in. (22.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 Of square section, the vase is decorated on the faceted body with a continuous scene of Daoist figures in a landscape with rocks and plants, all between lappet petals on the foot and upright leaves on the neck which is flanked by a pair of halberd-form handles, fitted Japanese wood box. Provenance: Yukawa Genyo (Shichiseki-ou, b. 1867)... [Lire la suite]
09 septembre 2018

A rare blue and white 'monkey and deer' circular box and cover, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 1343. A rare blue and white 'monkey and deer' circular box and cover, Wanli period (1573-1619); 8 ¾ in. (22.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 40,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The slightly raised center of the cover is decorated in dark underglaze blue with two deer standing below a peach tree in which a monkey is disturbing a wasp nest while the other stands below ready to catch it. The sides are decorated with four quatrefoil panels of birds perched on blossoming branches above a key-fret... [Lire la suite]
09 septembre 2018

An unusual blue and white 'Dragon' vase, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 1342. An unusual blue and white 'Dragon' vase, Wanli period (1573-1619); 12 ¼ in. (31.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The high-shouldered, tapering body is decorated on one side with two four-clawed dragons leaping amidst clouds and flames interspersed with a flaming pearl and a flaming ruyi head, the two confronted on a panel enclosing four characters, taizi yeye, the flames continuing onto the reverse to surround a large panel enclosing a dedicatory... [Lire la suite]
09 septembre 2018

A blue and white 'Dragon' jar, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 1341. A blue and white 'Dragon' jar, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619); 5 ½ in. (14 cm.) high. Estimate USD 18,000 - USD 24,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The jar is decorated with two dragons racing above a band of waves and rocks in pursuit of flaming pearls, between a band of overlapping leaf tips below and a band of lingzhifungus on the shoulder above, all within narrow decorative borders. Provenance: The Jingguantang... [Lire la suite]
09 septembre 2018

A large blue and white 'Auspicious characters' bowl, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 1340. A large blue and white 'Auspicious characters' bowl, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619); 12 in. (30.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The deep, rounded sides are decorated with large fu and shou characters formed by the twisted trunks of a pine tree, a prunus tree, a chrysanthemum stem and bamboo, all growing amidst tufts of grass and between double line borders.  ... [Lire la suite]

09 septembre 2018

A large blue and white 'Deer and Cranes' dish, Jiajing period (1522-1566)

Lot 1339. A large blue and white 'Deer and Cranes' dish, Jiajing period (1522-1566); 16 in. (40.5 cm) diam. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The dish is heavily potted with rounded sides and is decorated on the interior with a central roundel of a pair of deer and a pair of cranes with a fence in the background, all below two fruiting peach trees alternating with two trees with spreading branches in the well. Two further fruiting peach branches extend around the exterior... [Lire la suite]
09 septembre 2018

A blue and white 'Daoist Immortals' jar, Jiajing period (1522-1566)

Lot 1338. A blue and white 'Daoist Immortals' jar, Jiajing period (1522-1566); 13 in. (33 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The sides are decorated with a broad band of the Eight Daoist Immortals holding their attributes standing on froth-capped, rolling waves, the figures framed by clouds that partially obscure mountains in the distance, all between a petal-lappet border below and a diaper band surrounding four bird and flower cartouches on the shoulder. The waisted... [Lire la suite]
09 septembre 2018

A rare small blue and white dish, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 1337. A rare small blue and white dish, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century; 5 in. (12.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The slightly concave center of the interior is decorated with an immortal wearing a tall hat and long, loose robes enveloped by vapor which is being emitted by a carp emerging from waves below. The shallow, rounded sides are decorated on the exterior with branches of peaches.  Note: Compare the blue and white bowl dated to the late... [Lire la suite]
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09 septembre 2018

A rare yellow-ground blue and white 'gardenia' dish, Zhengde six-character mark and of the period (1506-1521)

Lot 1336. A rare yellow-ground blue and white 'gardenia' dish, Zhengde six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1506-1521); 7 ¾ in. (19.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 125,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The dish is well potted with low rounded sides rising to a slightly flaring rim, and is finely decorated in underglaze-blue with a central gardenia spray bearing two flowers, below the evenly spaced sprays of a beribboned lotus... [Lire la suite]