10 décembre 2019

A rare early Ming blue and white moonflask, bianping, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 1512. A rare early Ming blue and white moonflask, bianping, Yongle period (1403-1425); 12 3/4 in. (32.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 4,500,000 - HKD 5,000,000. Price realised HKD 16,360,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2006 Of double-gourd form after a Middle Eastern metalwork prototype, each domed facet of the moonflask well painted with an eight-pointed starburst radiating from a central yinyang motif, the foliate points interspersed between palmette ornaments, encircled by a... [Lire la suite]

10 décembre 2019

A superb and very rare Ming-style blue and white basin, Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 1511. A superb and very rare Ming-style blue and white basin, Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795); 14 1/8 in. (36 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 3,000,000 - HKD 5,000,000. Price realised HKD 3,480,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2006 In emulation of the Yongle prototype, strongly potted with a flat base and deep, slightly inturned, sides rising to a wide everted rim, finely painted in a rich cobalt-blue with deliberate 'heaping and piling', with Islamic-inspired... [Lire la suite]
10 décembre 2019

An important and extremely rare early Ming blue and white basin, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 1510. An important and extremely rare early Ming blue and white basin, Yongle period (1403-1425); 15 3/4 in. (40 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 7,000,000 - HKD 10,000,000. Price realised HKD 9,640,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2006 Well potted with deep, slightly inturned sides rising to a flared rim, finely painted in brilliant cobalt-blue with extensive 'heaping and piling', on the flat base of the interior with a central floret enclosed within a roundel from which radiates... [Lire la suite]
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10 décembre 2019

A large early Ming blue and white dish, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 1509. A large early Ming blue and white dish, Yongle period (1403-1425); 15 3/4 in. (40 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 1,200,000 - HKD 1,800,000. Price realised HKD 2,248,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2006 Well painted in bright tones of cobalt enhanced by darker 'heaping and piling', on the central medallion with four flowerheads borne on a slender scrolling stem bearing the buds and leaves of each flower, encircled around the cavetto with a composite floral scroll, repeated around the... [Lire la suite]
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10 décembre 2019

A magnificent Yuan blue and white 'fish' charger, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 1506. A magnificent Yuan blue and white 'fish' charger, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 17 3/4 in. (45 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 8,000,000 - HKD 10,000,000. Price realised HKD 14,680,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2006 Superbly painted in vibrant tones of cobalt-blue with a large fish with a scaly body and pronounced dorsal fin in the centre of the dish, swimming amidst several varieties of water weeds swirling in the currents, enclosed within a double-line border, surrounded on the... [Lire la suite]
10 décembre 2019

A superb large Yuan blue and white meiping, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 1505. A superb large Yuan blue and white meiping, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 17 1/4 in. (43.8 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 6,000,000 - HKD 9,000,000. Price realised HKD 9,640,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2006 Well potted with rounded shoulders and a tapering baluster body on a slightly flaring foot, finely painted in rich blue tones with a continuous peony scroll with an undulating leafy stem bearing four large blooms variously shown in profile, full-faced and pendent, between two... [Lire la suite]
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10 décembre 2019

A very rare large carved Longquan celadon dish, Yuan dynasty, early 14th century

Lot 1503. A very rare large carved Longquan celadon dish, Yuan dynasty, early 14th century; 16 1/4 in. (41.3 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 800,000 - HKD 1,000,000. Price realised HKD 840,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2006 Strongly potted with deep, rounded sides rising to an everted lipped rim, freely carved on the interior with a flying crane with wings outspread and a leafy branch in its beak, the cavetto with a broad band of lotus scroll bearing flowerheads and buds below key-fret, the flattened... [Lire la suite]
10 décembre 2019

A very rare large 'numbered' Junyao tripod narcissus bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 1501. A very rare large 'numbered' Junyao tripod narcissus bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 10 1/8 in. (25.7 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 1,200,000 - HKD 1,800,000. Price realised HKD 1,440,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2006 Of unusually large size, the strongly potted shallow bowl is raised on three ruyi feet, decorated below the lipped rim and around the base with twenty-one and eighteen drum-nail bosses respectively, all covered in a thick glaze, predominantly purplish-blue... [Lire la suite]
10 décembre 2019

A pair of mint-green-glazed 'dragon' dishes, black enamel Kangxi six-character marks within double circles and of the period

Lot 240. A pair of mint-green-glazed 'dragon' dishes, black enamel Kangxi six-character marks within double circles and of the period (1662-1722); 5¼ in. (13.4 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000. Price realised GBP 11,950. © Christie's Images Ltd 2004 With shallow rounded sides rising from short tapering feet to straight rims, each incised in the centre of the interior with two five-clawed dragons contesting a flaming pearl below black-enamel lines in the well and around the... [Lire la suite]
10 décembre 2019

An apple-green-glazed vase, gu, 18th century

Lot 232. An apple-green-glazed vase, gu, 18th century; 9 1/8 in. (22.8 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 7,000. Price realised GBP 7,768. © Christie's Images Ltd 2004 With a globular mid-section rising to a trumpet neck from a spreading base, covered overall in a finely crackled deep apple-green glaze stopping neatly around the foot.  Provenance: K. W. Woollcombe-Boyce Collection, no. 133Sydney MossE. T. Hall Collection, no. 359. Note: Compare the small green Langyao... [Lire la suite]