05 avril 2020

A fine and extremely rare underglaze-blue and iron-red-decorated Tibetan-style ewer, Qianlong sealmark and of the period

Lot 1318. A fine and extremely rare underglaze-blue and iron-red-decorated Tibetan-style ewer, Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795); 7 1/2 in. (19 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 4,500,000 - HKD 5,500,000. Price Realized HKD 6,840,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2006.   The globular body finely painted with two iron-red dragons, each grasping a 'flaming pearl', amidst bats, flames and blue clouds, all between interlocking ruyi and crashing waves, the... [Lire la suite]

05 avril 2020

A fine Ming-style yellow-ground blue and white conical bowl, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 2168. A fine Ming-style yellow-ground blue and white conical bowl, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 10 1/8 in. (26 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price Realized USD 23,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.   The bowl is well potted with widely flaring sides rising from a spreading foot to the everted rim. The interior is delicately painted with a central medallion enclosing a leafy spray of dianthus below... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2020

A fine and magnificent Ming-style blue and white moonflask, Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 1319. A fine and magnificent Ming-style blue and white moonflask, Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795); 14 3/8 in. (36.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 6,500,000 - HKD 7,500,000. Price Realized HKD 8,520,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2006.   Sturdily potted after a fifteenth-century metal prototype with a slightly domed front and a flattened back, well painted in bright tones of cobalt-blue to each side at the centre with a trigram, Qian on... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2020

A rare Ming-style blue and white moonflask, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 2167. A rare Ming-style blue and white moonflask, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 14 3/8 in. (36.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price Realized USD 93,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.   The vase has one convex and one flat side, and is supported on a rectangular foot. The convex face has a central domed medallion decorated with a trigram encircled by two dragons within key-fret and ruyi-head borders,... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2020

A pair of iron-red-decorated blue and white 'dragon' dishes, Qianlong seal marks and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 2163. A pair of iron-red-decorated blue and white 'dragon' dishes, Qianlong seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price Realized USD 118,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.   Each has rounded sides that rise to a slightly everted rim, and is decorated on the interior with a roundel of an iron-red dragon leaping against a ground of wind-tossed waves and on the exterior with a similar... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2020

An iron-red and underglaze blue 'dragon' wine cup and stand, Yuyan Shuwu four-character hall mark in black enamel

Lot 2162. An iron-red and underglaze blue 'dragon' wine cup and stand, Yuyan Shuwu four-character hall mark in black enamel, Qianlong-Jiaqing period (1736-1820); Cup 1 7/8 (4.7 cm.) diam., stand 4¾ in. (12.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price Realized USD 23,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The cup is decorated with a pair of iron-red, five-clawed dragons, each in pursuit of a flaming pearl and striding amidst clouds above a small lotus-lappet band.... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2020

A rare iron-red blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 2161. A rare iron-red blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722); 7 1/8 in. (18 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price Realized USD 75,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The bowl is well potted with deep, rounded sides and is supported on a thick foot encircled by double lines. The exterior is finely decorated with three five-clawed, scaly dragons leaping amidst flames... [Lire la suite]