23 mars 2015

A fine small inscribed iron-red and underglaze-blue waterpot, Seal mark and period of Jiaqing

A fine small inscribed iron-red and underglaze-blue waterpot, Seal mark and period of Jiaqing. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD (68,366 - 91,155 EUR). Photo Sotheby's potted with a domed body surmounted by a short mouthrim, the exterior decorated in iron-red with an imperial poem, all between an underglaze-blue ruyi-head border painted in reverse technique and a band of wan symbols, the countersunk base inscribed in underglaze-blue with a six-character seal mark; 7 cm.,... [Lire la suite]

23 mars 2015

A rare blue and white alms bowl and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

A rare blue and white alms bowl and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD (68,366 - 91,155 EUR). Photo Sotheby's well potted with a compressed globular body, the exterior and interior both similarly decorated with a dense ground of composite floral scrolls, including lotus and peony blossoms, all wreathed in curling leaves borne on the undulating stems, the outer rim bordered with a 'classic' scroll band, the well-fitted domed cover similarly decorated on the... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2015

A fine and rare blue and white lobed bowl, Mark and period of Xuande

A fine and rare blue and white lobed bowl, Mark and period of Xuande. Estimate 8,000,000 — 10,000,000 HKD (911,546 - 1,139,433 EUR). Photo Sotheby's of conical form with a six-lobed rim supported on a short slightly tapered foot, the interior centred with a medallion containing a flowering peach branch, surrounded by three sprigs of lotus flowers alternating with sprays of tree peony, chrysanthemum, and herbaceous peony, all beneath a row of small floral sprigs at the rim, the exterior painted... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2015

An underglaze-blue and copper-red-decorated high-shouldered vase, China, Qing dynasty, 19th century

An underglaze-blue and copper-red-decorated high-shouldered vase, China, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate $6,000 - $8,000. Price Realized $106,250 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The body decorated with two deer standing beside a pine tree below scrolling clouds and a crane in flight on the tall, slender neck, the base with an apocryphal Kangxi six-character mark; 10 ¾ in. (27.2 cm.) high Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, before 1977. Christie's. THE COLLECTION... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2015

A blue and white meiping, China, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A blue and white meiping, China, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate $10,000 - $15,000. Price Realized $68,750 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The body decorated with a wide band of composite floral scroll between decorative bands at the neck and upright leaf tips at the foot;10 in. (25.4 cm.) high  Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, before 1977. Christie's. THE COLLECTION OF ROBERT HATFIELD ELLSWORTH PART III - CHINESE WORKS OF ART: QING CERAMICS, GLASS AND JADE... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2015

A blue and white cylindrical brush pot, China, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

A blue and white cylindrical brush pot, China, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate $10,000 - $15,000. Price Realized $50,000 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The sides decorated with three panels of butterflies fluttering above various flowers, with prunus in one, peony in another and chrysanthemum in the third; 7 3/8 in. (18.5 cm.) diameter The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York  Christie's. THE COLLECTION OF ROBERT HATFIELD ELLSWORTH PART III - CHINESE WORKS OF ART:... [Lire la suite]


18 mars 2015

A blue and white dish, Early Kangxi period, circa 1670

A blue and white dish, Early Kangxi period, circa 1670. Estimate $5,000 - $7,000. Price Realized $5,625 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The dish is decorated in the interior in the 'Master of the Rocks' style with a mountainous river landscape, with a small sage and two attendants in the foreground, below a pine and bamboo band encircling the rim. The reverse is decorated with three branches and the base bears an apocryphal Chenghua mark. 8 ½ in. (21.6 cm.) diam. Provenance: Spink & Son, Ltd., London,... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2015

A blue and white Armorial dish, Kangxi period, circa 1690

A blue and white Armorial dish, Kangxi period, circa 1690. Estimate $4,000 - $6,000. Price Realized $15,000 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The dish, with flat everted rim, is decorated in the center with the large coat-of-arms of Johannes Camphuijs of Haarlem, enclosed at the rim with small vignettes of ladies at various leisurely pursuits. The reverse is painted with ten small floral sprays and a central peony medallion in a pencilled style on the base. 10 1/8 in. (25.7 cm.) diam. Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2015

A blue and white 'Rotterdam Riots' dish, Kangxi period, circa 1690-1695

A blue and white 'Rotterdam Riots' dish, Kangxi period, circa 1690-1695. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Price Realized $6,250 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The dish is decorated in the center with the well known scene of a row of Dutch houses, showing figures climbing haystacks and a tall ladder to reach the top of one of the houses, with an unruly crowd at the right near cannons, all enclosed by a border of four floral panels set against a diaper ground. The underside of the rim is embellished with a formal... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2015

A blue and white shallow bowl, Early Kangxi period, circa 1662-1670

A blue and white shallow bowl, Early Kangxi period, circa 1662-1670. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Price Realized $8,125 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The shallow bowl is decorated with a rocky garden scene depicting a pavilion in which a dignitary instructs two attendants while a lady looks on from behind a large screen. The rim is dressed in brown and the base bears an apocryphal Jiajing mark.6 ¾ in. (17.1 cm.) diam. Provenance: Anthony Gray, London, 1987.Collection of Julia and John Curtis. ... [Lire la suite]


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