28 février 2021

A very rare Cizhou sgraffiato ‘Special Blessings’ pillow, Northern Song dynasty, 11th-12th century

Lot 885. A very rare Cizhou sgraffiato ‘Special Blessings’ pillow, Northern Song dynasty, 11th-12th century; 9 ¾ in. (25 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2021 The concave top is carved through the white slip with the characters da (great) and ji (auspiciousness), between two blossoming floral stems, all reserved against a ring-punched 'fish-roe' ground. The sides are carved with panels enclosing chrysanthemum blossoms. Literature: Kaikodo... [Lire la suite]

28 février 2021

A rare white glazed Cizhou jar, Northern Song dynasty (AD 960-1127)

Lot 854. A rare white glazed Cizhou jar, Northern Song dynasty (AD 960-1127); 6 ½ in. (16.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2021 The globular body rising from a short straight foot to a broad tapering short neck, is decorated with five rows of curled petals, and is covered in a creamy-white slip falling short of the foot to reveal the buff body. Provenance: Stephen Junkunc, III (d. 1978) Collection. Note: Compare the very similar Cizhou jar of comparable size, dated... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2021

A rare 'Cizhou' jar, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 246. A rare 'Cizhou' jar, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 17cm., 6 5/8 in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 13,700 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the globular body rising from a short straight foot to a broad tapering short neck, modelled around the exterior in high relief with five rows of curled peony petals, covered overall in a creamy-white slip and transparent glaze falling short of the foot to reveal the pinkish-buff body. Exhibited: Kunst Industri Museet, Copenhagen, 1950, cat. no. 308. ... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2021

A yellow-ground blue and white 'gardenia' dish, Zhengde six-character mark and of the period (1506-1521)

Lot 862. A yellow-ground blue and white 'gardenia' dish, Zhengde six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1506-1521); 10 in. (25.6 cm.) diam., Japanese double wood box. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2021 The dish is decorated in the center with a blossoming gardenia branch surrounded by four flowering or fruiting sprays of ribbon-tied lotus, peach, grape and pomegranate, with... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2021

A large Longquan celadon barbed dish, Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

  Lot 893. A large Longquan celadon barbed dish, Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century; 18 ¾ in. (47.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2021 The dish is sturdily potted with a tapered foot ring rising to the bracket-lobed cavetto below an everted rim of conforming shape. The dish is covered overall with an even translucent glaze of soft sea-green tone with the exception of the wide ring on the recessed base. Provenance: Property from the Jingguantang... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2021

A large sancai-glazed pottery figure of a caparisoned horse, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 880. A large sancai-glazed pottery figure of a caparisoned horse, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 30 ½ in. (77.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2021 The cream-glazed horse is shown standing foursquare on an arched rectangular base with head raised, mouth open and ears pricked either side of the flared forelock which, like the long mane, was separately made and is carved with deep lines. A long cloth textured in imitation of fur is draped over the saddle, and... [Lire la suite]

28 février 2021

A large pale blue-glazed bottle vase, tianqiuping, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 867. A large pale blue-glazed bottle vase, tianqiuping, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 20 in. (50.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2021 The sturdily potted vase has a globular body surmounted by a tall cylindrical neck, and is covered overall with a pale blue-tinged glaze. Note: These massive monochrome vases were made as part of decorative furnishings for the Palace.... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2021

A magnificent famille rose charger, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 858. A magnificent famille rose charger, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within double circles and of the period (1723-1735); 20 in. (50.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2021 The dish is finely enamelled with two large peony blossoms, painted in shades of yellow and pink enamel, borne on blue and green enamelled branches, beside two tall, curved branches bearing buds and blossoms of magnolia and crabapple. ... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2021

A magnificent imperial famille rose charger, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 1557. A magnificent imperial famille rose charger, Yongzheng six-character mark within double circles and of the period (1723-1735); 19 7/8 in. (50.6 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 5,000,000 - HKD 8,000,000. Price realised HKD 9,640,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2006 The large dish finely enamelled on the interior with two branches, the larger gnarled branch issuing white flowering prunus and extending around the curve of the dish, entwined with a smaller pink-flowering peach... [Lire la suite]
27 février 2021

A massive sancai-glazed pottery figure of a striding Bactrian camel, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 881. A massive sancai-glazed pottery figure of a striding Bactrian camel, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 33 in. (83.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2021 The camel is shown striding, with the mane, tail, and two humps highlighted in amber glaze. The head arches strongly upwards with the mouth agape revealing long pointed teeth and the tongue. The camel’s back is fitted with a cloth decorated with diamond pattern and with tufted fur border. Provenance: Hung... [Lire la suite]