29 mai 2019

A fine rare famille rose ‘Eight Buddhist emblems’ tripod censer, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue in a line a

Lot 3139. A fine rare famille rose ‘Eight Buddhist emblems’ tripod censer, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue in a line and of the period (1736-1795); 9 7/8 in. (25.2 cm.) wide across the handles. Estimate HKD 1,200,000 - HKD 1,800,000. Price realised HKD 2,250,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  The censer is potted with a compressed globular body decorated in underglaze-blue and enamelled with the Eight Buddhist Emblems, Bajixiang, alternating with lotus... [Lire la suite]

29 mai 2019

A very rare imitation-lacquer ‘dragon’ porcelain hat stand, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3110. A very rare imitation-lacquer ‘dragon’ porcelain hat stand, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 10 3/8 in. (26.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - HKD 2,600,000. Price realised HKD 1,875,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  The hat stand is finely executed simulating carved cinnabar lacquer, the globular top is decorated in relief with four five-clawed dragons chasing the flaming pearl amongst bats and cloud scrolls all reserved on a patterned ground. The upper aperture is fitted with... [Lire la suite]
29 mai 2019

An important and extremely rare iron-red decorated blue and white ‘Chrysanthemum scroll’ barbed-rim flower pot, Xuande six-chara

Lot 3103. An important and extremely rare iron-red decorated blue and white ‘Chrysanthemum scroll’ barbed-rim flower pot, Xuande six-character mark in underglaze blue in a horizontal line and of the period (1426-1435); 17 ¼ in. (44 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - HKD 2,500,000. Price realised HKD 1,500,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  The flower pot is sturdily potted with deep rounded sides supported on a stepped base simulating a stand, rising to an everted, bracket-lobed... [Lire la suite]
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29 mai 2019

A pair of rare doucai and famille rose ‘Nine peaches’ dishes, Yongzheng six-character marks in underglaze blue within double cir

Lot 3108. A pair of rare doucai and famille rose ‘Nine peaches’ dishes, Yongzheng six-character marks in underglaze blue within double circles and of the period (1723-1735); 7 3/8 in. (18.7 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 4,000,000 - HKD 6,000,000. Price realised HKD 4,685,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. Each dish is finely painted to the interior with a central medallion enclosing a peach tree bearing nine ripe fruits highlighted in delicate shades of pink and green, beside... [Lire la suite]
29 mai 2019

A fine superb blue and white ‘Boys’ jar, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1522-1566)

Lot 3104. A fine superb blue and white ‘Boys’ jar, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1522-1566); 15 5/8 in. (40.2 cm) high. Estimate HKD 6,000,000 - HKD 8,000,000. Price realised HKD 8,525,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The large strongly potted jar is finely painted with vibrant cobalt blue, on the shoulder with ogival panels containing fruit and flower sprays reserved against a background ofwan lattice, the sides of the jar with a scene... [Lire la suite]
29 mai 2019

A fine and exceedingly rare blue and white ‘Fruit and flower spray’ vase, Yongzheng six-character seal mark in underglaze blue a

Lot 3109. A fine and exceedingly rare blue and white ‘Fruit and flower spray’ vase, Yongzheng six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1723-1735); 22 1/2 in. (57 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 32,000,000 - HKD 45,000,000. Price realised HKD 37,260,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  The vase is robustly potted with a compressed globular body rising from a splayed foot to a slightly waisted neck beneath a flared mouth. The body is exquisitely painted in delicate shades of... [Lire la suite]

29 mai 2019

A wood figure of a three-faced and six-armed Guanyin, Dali kingdom, 12th century

Lot 2712. A wood figure of a three-faced and six-armed Guanyin, Dali kingdom, 12th century; 17 ¼ in. (44 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 120,000 - HKD 180,000. Price realised HKD 150,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The figure of Guanyin is depicted with three heads, two of which have wrathful expressions; and six arms, the principal left hand carrying a precious pearl. His body is draped by elaborate bejewelled ornaments. He sits on a rocky throne, with lotus petals and small devotional... [Lire la suite]
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29 mai 2019

Two miniature gilt-bronze figures of bodhisattvas, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 2715. Two miniature gilt-bronze figures of bodhisattvas, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 2 ¼ in. (5.6 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 180,000 - HKD 250,000. Price realised HKD 375,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. Both figures are modelled seated with one knee bent upwards above a double-lotus pedestal, one bodhisattva holding a precious vase in his left hand, the other holding a willow twig in his right hand, Japanese wood box. Provenance: Idemitsu Museum of Art, Tokyo, acquired prior... [Lire la suite]
29 mai 2019

A massive grey stone head of Buddha, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 2705. A massive grey stone head of Buddha, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 20 ¾ in. (53 cm. high). Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 812,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The monumental head is carved with a serene expression, the downcast tear-shaped eyes half closed in mediation below a high-relief urna in the centre of the forehead, above the pursed lips and between long pendulous ear lobes, the hair in tight curls rising to a high usnisha, stand. ... [Lire la suite]
29 mai 2019

A gilt-bronze kila, Dali kingdom, 12th century

Lot 2711. A gilt-bronze kila, Dali kingdom, 12th century; 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 250,000. Price realised HKD 1,062,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The upper portion of the kila is cast with the upper torso of the three-headed Vidyaraja with a pair of wings on the back, the hands in vairocana mudra, rising from lotus petals surmounted by a double vajra, the lower portion in the form of a plain pointed dagger. The back is cast with a... [Lire la suite]
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