30 mai 2019

A small Longquan celadon ‘kinuta’ vase, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 2916. A small Longquan celadon ‘kinuta’ vase, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 250,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The vase is potted with a mallet-shaped body, with sides tapering slightly towards the foot from the canted shoulder. The tall neck is flanked by a pair of phoenix handles below the widely flared mouth with upturned rim. The vase is covered overall with an even glaze of soft sea-green tone, leaving the foot ring... [Lire la suite]

30 mai 2019

A fine Dehua bamboo-form ewer and cover, late Ming-early Qing dynasty

Lot 2966. A fine Dehua bamboo-form ewer and cover, late Ming-early Qing dynasty; 6 in. (15.3 cm.) wide handle to spout. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 120,000. Price realised HKD 275,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The cylindrical ewer is applied with an s-shaped spout and c-shaped handle, it is finely carved overall with horizontal ribs in imitation of bamboo. The ewer is covered with a white glaze of warm creamy tone, box.  Christie's. Leisurely Delights, Hong... [Lire la suite]
30 mai 2019

A doucai ‘bird and flower’ rectangular box and cover, Kangxi-Yongzheng period (1662-1735)

Lot 2975. A doucai ‘bird and flower’ rectangular box and cover, Kangxi-Yongzheng period (1662-1735); 6 in. (15.2 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 350,000 - HKD 550,000. Price realised HKD 437,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The box stands on four delicately moulded raised scroll feet, and the cover of the box is finely decorated with two birds perched on flowering camellia branches, the design delineated in pale shades of cobalt blue. The sides of the box and cover are decorated with a matched... [Lire la suite]
30 mai 2019

A rare Longquan drum-shaped vessel, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 2920. A rare Longquan drum-shaped vessel, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644); 9 ½ in. (24.1 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 450,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The vase is potted in the form of a drum, with a waisted mid-section between the bulging top and bottom each decorated with a band of applied ‘drum-nails’. It is covered overall with a thick glaze of deep sea-green tone, the exterior embellished with several splashes of iron-brown. The... [Lire la suite]
30 mai 2019

A famille verte ‘figural landscape’ brush pot, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 2937. A famille verte ‘figural landscape’ brush pot, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 6 in. (15.3 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 562,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The brush pot is of cylindrical form with straight sides supported on a flat base with central recess. It is brightly enamelled around the exterior with three large panels, one depicting a garden scene with a man pointing at the sun, one portraying a scholar sitting on a rock, and one... [Lire la suite]
30 mai 2019

A rare blue and white Ming ‘figural’ tripod censer, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 2926. A rare blue and white Ming ‘figural’ tripod censer, Ming dynasty, 15th century; 6.15/16 in. (17.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 700,000 - HKD 900,000. Price realised HKD 1,250,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  The cylindrical censer is painted on the exterior with two groups of figures, one depicting an elderly man riding on a donkey, accompanied by an attendant holding a tree branch, the other showing a scholar riding on a horse followed an attendant with a carrying pole, divided... [Lire la suite]

30 mai 2019

A very rare wucai ‘Dragon and prunus’ rectangular box and cover, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 2927. A very rare wucai ‘Dragon and prunus’ rectangular box and cover, Wanli six-character mark in a line in underglaze blue within a double rectangle and of the period (1573-1619); 13 in. (33 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 4,000,000 - HKD 6,000,000. Price realised HKD 4,925,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The cover is decorated in brilliant enamels with a red and a green dragon contesting a flaming pearl amidst flames and clouds, the interior with a prunus branch enamelled in... [Lire la suite]
30 mai 2019

An imperial soapstone ‘Yuanjian huihao’ seal, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 3009. An imperial soapstone ‘Yuanjian huihao’ seal, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 2 5/16 x 2 5/16 x 3 5/8 in. (5.8 x 5.8 x 9.4 cm.), 605 g. Estimate HKD 15,000,000 - HKD 20,000,000. Price realised HKD 19,325,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  The columnar base is carved in shallow relief on the sides with a wide band of intertwined kui-dragons and kui-phoenix, below a narrow band of s-scrolls and a further band of ruyi-motifs, surmounted by a recumbent tri-horned mythical... [Lire la suite]
30 mai 2019

A highly important imperial white jade 'Zhoujia yanxi zhi bao' seal, Jiaqing period (1796-1820)

Lot 3011. A highly important imperial white jade 'Zhoujia yanxi zhi bao' seal, Jiaqing period (1796-1820); 3 13/16 x 3 ¾ x 3 ¾ in. (9.7 x 9.6 x 9.6 cm). Estimate HKD 18,000,000 - HKD 24,000,000. Price realised HKD 20,525,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The square seal platform is surmounted by a mythical double-headed beast carved recumbent with a scaly body, the conjoined mid-body pierced with an aperture and threaded with its original yellow silk braid terminating in knotted tassels,... [Lire la suite]
30 mai 2019

Important William Hogarth painting saved for the nation

William Hogarth (1697 – 1764), William Wollaston and his Family in a Grand Interior. Oil on canvas, signed and dated 1730, 99 cm by 124.5 cm. LEICESTER.- The painting William Wollaston and his Family in a Grand Interior by eminent 18th century English artist William Hogarth, has been allocated to New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester, via the Acceptance in Lieu scheme, following a campaign to save it for the nation. Tax of £903,672 was settled by the acceptance of the painting. The value of the painting exceeded the... [Lire la suite]
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