07 mars 2019

A rare blue and white 'frog' kendi, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 1631. A rare blue and white 'frog' kendi, Wanli period (1573-1619); 7 ¼ in. (18.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  The ewer is naturalistically modeled as a frog seated with its head raised, with a short spout issuing from its mouth, and supporting a tall, cylindrical neck on its back. The body is decorated with flower heads below a band of overlapping ruyi-heads around the base of the neck, which is decorated with a bird perched on a blossoming prunus tree. ... [Lire la suite]
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07 mars 2019

A rare blue and white moon flask, bianhu, Ming dynasty, late 15th-early 16th century

Lot 1630. A rare blue and white moon flask, bianhu, Ming dynasty, late 15th-early 16th century; 13 ¾ in. (35 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  The flattened spherical body is raised on a quatrefoil foot and is decorated on each side with a central recess enclosing a flower head surrounded by two pairs of lions playing amidst flames, babao and the ribbons trailing from two further flower heads, all within a line border and an outer field of peony scroll. The... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2019

A large blue and white dish, Ming dynasty, late 16th century

Lot 1629. A large blue and white dish, Ming dynasty, late 16th century; 17 in. (43 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  The dish has rounded sides and an inverted rim, and is decorated in the center with two pairs of Buddhist lions playing with ribboned brocade balls encircled by a band of ruyi-heads. The mouth rim is decorated with birds in flight amidst floral and fruit sprays. The exterior is further decorated with birds perched on branches, Japanese wood... [Lire la suite]
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07 mars 2019

A large blue and white jar, Ming dynasty, late 15th-16th century

Lot 1628. A large blue and white jar, Ming dynasty, late 15th-16th century; 13 5/8 in. (34.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  The globular jar has a slightly flared mouth and splayed foot, and is finely decorated with the Eight Daoist Immortals (baxian) amidst trees and rocks, between a band of ruyiheads enclosing Eight Buddhist Emblems (anbaxian) on the shoulder and a band of petal lappets above the base, all below trellis pattern on the neck, Japanese wood... [Lire la suite]
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07 mars 2019

A rare white-glazed biscuit-decorated 'dragon' dish,Hongzhi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of

Lot 1626. A rare white-glazed biscuit-decorated 'dragon' dish,Hongzhi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1488-1505); 8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Finely potted with shallow, rounded sides, the dish is incised on the interior with a dragon leaping amidst clouds, and on the exterior with two further dragons striding on a ground of waves crashing on rocks, all reserved in the biscuit that has fired to a very... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2019

A large white-glazed anhua-decorated deep bowl, lianziwan, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 1625. A large white-glazed anhua-decorated deep bowl, lianziwan, Yongle period (1403-1424); 8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The bowl is finely potted with deep rounded sides finely incised on the exterior with a band of leafy scroll alternately bearing chrysanthemum and camellia blossoms below a key-fret border at the rim. The center of the interior is decorated with a chrysanthemum sprig below a band of lotus petals that rise towards a frieze of stylized waves... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2019

A rare copper-red-decorated 'peony scroll' bottle vase, yuhuchunping, Hongwu period (1368-1398)

Lot 1624. A rare copper-red-decorated 'Peony scroll' bottle vase, yuhuchunping, Hongwu period (1368-1398); 13 ¼ in. (33.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 300,000 - USD 500,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The elegantly potted body is freely decorated in a greyish tone of copper red with four peony blossoms alternately shown in profile and full face and budding flowers borne on scrolling, leafy stems, all between a large cloud collar filled with hatching on the shoulder and lotus lappets containing ruyi-head... [Lire la suite]