11 janvier 2020

A rare yellow and green-glazed iron-red-ground square bowl, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period

Lot 1521. A rare yellow and green-glazed iron-red-ground square bowl, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1522-1566); 4 7/8 in. (12.3 cm.) across. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 35,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013.  Each facet of the deep rounded sides is decorated with a yellow carp swimming amidst green water weeds reserved on an iron-red ground below a green line border. Another carp is shown amidst water weeds in the center of the interior below... [Lire la suite]

11 janvier 2020

A rare polychrome-decorated dish, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 1521. A rare polychrome-decorated dish, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 12 1/8 in. (30.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 5,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013.  The dish has rounded sides and is decorated in iron red, and green and yellow glaze in the center with a scene of a woman greeting an official on horseback in a landscape with mountains in the distance below a band of chrysanthemum scroll in the well. A band of peony scroll encircles the exterior. A four-character mark,... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2020

A blue and white cylindrical jar, late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 1457. A blue and white cylindrical jar, late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 5 5/8 in. (14.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 2,500 - USD 3,500. Price realised USD 4,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013.  The sides are painted with two scenes of a pair of rabbits in front of rocks flanked by bamboo and tall leaves, between decorative lappet borders above and below, wood cover. Provenance: J.T. Tai & Co., New York. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 21 - 22... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2020

A blue and white anhua-decorated dish, Longqing four-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1567-1572)

Lot 1475. A blue and white anhua-decorated dish, Longqing four-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1567-1572); 7½ in. (19.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 8,125. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013.  The dish is potted with rounded sides decorated on the interior in underglaze blue with three striding chilong grasping lingzhi stems in their mouths encircling a central incised lingzhi sprig. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics &... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2020

A blue and white Chenghua-style jar, late 15th-early 16th century

Lot 1450. A blue and white Chenghua-style jar, late 15th-early 16th century; 5¼ in. (13.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 10,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013.  The compressed globular body is painted around the sides with a band of mallow meander bearing four blossoms separated by leaves. The shoulder is decorated with a band of overlapping petals below the short neck, and the foot is encircled by a stylized lappet border. The base is unglazed. Provenance: Acquired in... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2020

A blue and white 'Kraak' bottle, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 1460. A blue and white 'Kraak' bottle, Wanli period (1573-1619); 12 5/8 in. (32 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 6,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013.  Of pear form with slender neck, the bottle is molded and painted with six vertical panels of flowering plants separated by dot borders, below a band of interlocked ruyi heads and tasselled beaded pendants. The base is painted with a recumbent rabbit. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New... [Lire la suite]

11 janvier 2020

A rare wucai 'Dragon' dish, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 1454. A rare wucai 'Dragon' dish, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619); 12½ in. (31.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 115,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 43,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013.  The dish has shallow rounded sides that rise to an everted rim and is decorated in the interior with a dragon supporting a basket of peaches flanked by two dragons holding wan emblems below two further dragons mutually holding a lotus blossom... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2020

A rare large blue and white square jardinière, Jiajing-Wanli period (1522-1619)

Lot 1461. A rare large blue and white square jardinière, Jiajing-Wanli period (1522-1619); 11 13/16 in. (28.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 12,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013.  Of rounded square section with chamfered corners, the vessel is painted on each side of the exterior with a shaped panel containing a mythical beast in a fenced garden setting, between bands of ruyi heads and classic scroll above and petal lappets and chevron borders below, which are... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2020

A very rare blue and white 'dragon' jar, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period (1522-1566)

Lot 1455. A very rare blue and white 'dragon' jar, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1522-1566); 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) high. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 62,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013.  The tapering body is painted in inky tones of underglaze blue with two five-clawed dragons racing amidst clouds and flames in pursuit of flaming pearls between a petal lappet band below and a band of overlapping petal tips above, all below a... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2020

A blue and white oblong box and cover, Hongzhi period (1488-1505)

Lot 1458. A blue and white oblong box and cover, Hongzhi period (1488-1505); 7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm.) long. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 8,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013.  The box is of compressed form with a flat, unglazed ring at the top beneath a raised lip over which the short, flat cover fits. It is decorated around the sides in rich tones of cobalt blue with characteristic 'heaping and piling' with the bajixiang (Eight Buddhist Emblems) within a scrolling vine... [Lire la suite]