31 mai 2019

A rare wucai ovoid jar, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze-blue within a double circle and of the period (1522-1566)

Lot 2815. A rare wucai ovoid jar, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze-blue within a double circle and of the period (1522-1566); 4 in. (10 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000. Price realised HKD 687,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The jar is decorated in overglaze turquoise, yellow, green, iron-red and black enamels with six quatrefoil cartouches, alternately enclosing phoenix or cranes, on a ground of twelve beribboned musical instruments interspersed with floral sprays,... [Lire la suite]

31 mai 2019

A very rare Ming wucai 'boys' square box and cover, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 2816. A very rare Ming wucai 'boys' square box and cover, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619); 5 ¼ in. (13.5 cm.) square. Estimate HKD 900,000 - HKD 1,200,000. Price realised HKD 1,625,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The box is decorated on each side with children at play in a garden landscape within a double-outlined frame, under a key-fret band surrounding the exterior of the mouth rim. The flat square lid is... [Lire la suite]
31 mai 2019

A fine and rare enamelled and copper-red decorated water pot, matizun, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze-blue and of the p

Lot 2801. A fine and rare enamelled and copper-red decorated water pot, matizun, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze-blue and of the period (1662-1722); 4 7/8in. (12.5cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 1,800,000 - HKD 2,600,000. Price realised HKD 3,365,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The steep incurved sides terminating in a wide mouth with lipped rim, each side painted with a rose in bloom rising on leafy stems from the foot, the flowers in copper-red with the leafy stem in green enamel... [Lire la suite]
31 mai 2019

A doucai 'birthday' dish, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze-blue and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 2803. A doucai 'birthday' dish, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze-blue and of the period (1723-1735); 6 1/8 in. (15.7cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000. Price realised HKD 500,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The dish is finely painted in the interior with five iron-red bats, wufu, flying around a fruiting peach tree growing from the side of a cliff that overhangs a blue rock rising from breaking green waves. The exterior is painted with pairs of bats... [Lire la suite]
31 mai 2019

A rare doucai zun-form vase, Yongzheng period (1723-1735) 

Lot 2802. A rare doucai zun-form vase, Yongzheng period (1723-1735); 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 1,800,000 - HKD 2,600,000. Price realised HKD 2,250,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  The mid-section of the vase is decorated with two striding five-clawed dragons amidst clouds and flames divided by vertical flanges, below the broad flaring neck with branches of tree peony emerging from behind a pierced rock, above the pedestal foot decorated with three horizontal bands... [Lire la suite]
31 mai 2019

A fine and very rare pair of doucai ‘lotus-scroll’ bowls, Yongzheng six-character marks in underglaze-blue within double-circles

Lot 2804. A fine and very rare pair of doucai ‘lotus-scroll’ bowls, Yongzheng six-character marks in underglaze-blue within double-circles and of the period (1723-1735); 4 in. (10cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 1,600,000 - HKD 2,600,000. Price realised HKD 2,500,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The exterior of each bowl is delicately outlined in underglaze-blue and enamelled in yellow, aubergine, green and iron-red, with four lotus flower borne on undulating branches above a band of lotus... [Lire la suite]

31 mai 2019

A fine and rare large doucai jardiniere, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze-blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 2811. A fine and rare large doucai jardiniere, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze-blue and of the period (1736-1795); 13 ¼ in. (33.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 2,800,000 - HKD 3,500,000. Price realised HKD 4,685,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The jardinière is sturdily potted with deep rounded sides rising to a thickened rim, finely painted on the exterior with four composite foliate roundels, interspersed by elaborate interlocking leafy scrolls, between borders of lotus... [Lire la suite]
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31 mai 2019

A blue and white early-Ming foliate-rim dish, Yongle period (1403-1424) 

Lot 2813. A blue and white early-Ming foliate-rim dish, Yongle period (1403-1424); 12 ½ in. (31.8 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 1,600,000 - HKD 2,600,000. Price realised HKD 2,000,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The dish has a foliate rim and rests on a circular slanting foot. The centre is painted with a mixed floral scroll with five blooms, with tree peony in the centre and lotus, hibiscus, camellia and gardenia around it, and sprays of lotus, morning glory, hibiscus, pomegranate,... [Lire la suite]
31 mai 2019

A fine and extremely rare early-Ming blue and white ‘lotus’ dish, Xuande six-character mark and of the period (1426-1435)

Lot 2812. A fine and extremely rare early-Ming blue and white ‘lotus’ dish, Xuande six-character mark in underglaze blue in a line and of the period (1426-1435); 10 ¾ in. (27.6 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 1,800,000 - HKD 2,500,000. Price realised HKD 3,725,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The dish is painted in deep cobalt tones in the interior with a lotus scroll in a central medallion with four blooms revolving around a central flower, the well with a similar scroll but with the... [Lire la suite]
31 mai 2019

A large blue and white ‘bajixiang’ moonflask, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795

Lot 2810. A large blue and white ‘bajixiang’ moonflask, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 19 ½ in. (49.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 1,200,000 - HKD 2,000,000. Price realised HKD 6,125,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The moonflask is finely painted on the front and back in underglaze blue with eight lotus petal-shaped panels, each enclosing one of the bajixiang, Eight Buddhist Emblems, radiating from a central raised boss decorated with a... [Lire la suite]