11 août 2019

A pair of famille rose coral-ground bowls, Daoguang seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 1442. A pair of famille rose coral-ground bowls, Daoguang seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850); 4 5/16 in. (11 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 37,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The deep rounded sides enamelled with three yellow-ground reserves enclosing a pink peony blossom bordered by scrolling leafy tendrils bearing blue flowers, all reserved on a deep coral ground of reddish-orange tone, box.  Note: Other bowls of this pattern with a Daoguang mark have... [Lire la suite]

11 août 2019

A fine and rare pair of iron-red-decorated bowls and covers, Xiqing Tang zhi (made for the Xiqin marks in iron red, 18th-19th c.

Lot 1437. A fine and rare pair of iron-red-decorated bowls and covers, Xiqing Tang zhi marks in iron red, 18th-19th century; 4¼ in. (10.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 37,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The exterior of each bowl and cover painted with a poem by the Qianlong emperor between ruyi borders repeated on the interior at the rim and surrounding a medallion of branches of pine, plum blossoms and finger citron, the inscription incorporates the cyclical... [Lire la suite]
11 août 2019

An unusual large carved blue and white bottle vase, 18th century

Lot 1378. An unusual large carved blue and white bottle vase, 18th century; 21 in. (53.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 37,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. With bulbous body tapering towards the tall, slender neck, carved allover with a sinuous dragon in pursuit of a large flaming pearl amidst scrolling clouds painted in underglaze blue, all between a ruyi border and a band of crashing waves at the rim, and a further border of crashing waves and classic scroll on the slightly splayed... [Lire la suite]
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11 août 2019

A fine blue and white sleeve vase, Transitional period, circa 1644-1661

Lot 1355. A fine blue and white sleeve vase, Transitional period, circa 1644-1661; 18 in. (45.9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 37,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Well painted with a seated qilin looking up at a phoenix in flight, with banana trees and a rock on the reverse, all between incised anhua borders below a leaf tip band. Provenance: S. & G. Gump, San Francisco, 1920s-30s. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from... [Lire la suite]
11 août 2019

A set of four rare grisaille and pale iron-red-decorated deep dishes, De Cheng Zhai zhi four-character hall marks in iron-red

Lot 1436. A set of four rare grisaille and pale iron-red-decorated deep dishes, De Cheng Zhai zhi four-character hall marks in iron-red, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 40,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Each with steep sides rising to a slightly flared, rounded rim, delicately decorated in a painterly technique in grisaille and shades of iron red with a different mountainous landscape scene, perhaps representing the four seasons, the mark... [Lire la suite]
11 août 2019

A celadon-glazed barrel-form jar, Jiaqing seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1796-1820)

Lot 1438. A celadon-glazed barrel-form jar, Jiaqing seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1796-1820); 6½ in. (16.5 cm.) high, Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 40,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Decorated in relief with mask and ring handles between rows of 'nail heads', covered overall with a glaze of soft celadon color. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections. 26 March 2010. New York, Rockefeller Plaza ... [Lire la suite]

11 août 2019

A pair of wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowls, Daoguang seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 1377. A pair of wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowls, Daoguang seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850); 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 43,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010 Each well painted with iron-red and green dragons racing amidst flower stems in pursuit of flaming pearls and separated by downward-swooping phoenixes below a narrow band of conjoined bajixiang and ruyi heads, with an iron-red dragon leaping amidst green flames in the... [Lire la suite]
11 août 2019

A fine iron-red-decorated blue and white dish, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 1377. A fine iron-red-decorated blue and white dish, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 43,750 . © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. With an iron-red dragon leaping against a background of waves on the interior, the design repeated with nine further dragons on the exterior,box. Note: Compare the dishes of this pattern in the exhibitions, Ch'ing Porcelain from the Wah Kwong Collection, The Chinese University... [Lire la suite]
11 août 2019

A large white-glazed ovoid jar and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 1280. A large white-glazed ovoid jar and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907); 14 9/16 in. (37 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 43,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The heavily potted ovoid body raised on a flat foot and with lipped rim, covered inside and out with a glaze of warm ivory tone shading to a darker tone on the shoulder, the slightly domed conical cover with bud finial similarly glazed. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong in 1994. Note: Compare a jar of similar shape and size,... [Lire la suite]
11 août 2019

A pair of fine blue and white bowls, Kangxi six-character marks in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period

Lot 1364. A pair of fine blue and white bowls, Kangxi six-character marks in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722); 5 1/8 in (13 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 47,500 . © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. With rounded sides, painted in the center with a spray of yellow hibiscus repeated as a frieze on the exterior above a band of petal lappets. Note: A pair of bowls with a similar pattern from the Percival David Foundation Collection is illustrated by Rosemary... [Lire la suite]