28 avril 2017

A large blue and white 'Nine dragons' dish, Yongzheng six-character mark within double circles and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 107. A large blue and white 'Nine dragons' dish, Yongzheng six-character mark within double circles and of the period (1723-1735), 24 ¼ in. (61.7 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 50,000 - GBP 80,000 (USD 64,300 - USD 102,880) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. The dish is decorated with a central writhing dragon amongst crashing waves, surrounded by four further dragons amongst cloud scrolls within a wave border. The exterior is similarly decorated with four additional dragons. Christie's. Fine Chinese... [Lire la suite]
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28 avril 2017

An underglaze blue and iron-red dish, Yongzheng six-character mark within double circles and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 105. An underglaze blue and iron-red dish, Yongzheng six-character mark within double circles and of the period (1723-1735); 4 5/8 in. (11.8 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000 (USD 12,860 - USD 19,290) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. The interior is finely detailed in underglaze blue with the Eight Immortals among wispy clouds, all reserved on a ground of iron-red waves repeated on the exterior where five bats (wufu) are in flight above cresting waves and rocks.  ... [Lire la suite]
28 avril 2017

A blue and white stem cup, Xuande six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1426-1435)

Lot 110. A blue and white stem cup, Xuande six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1426-1435); 3 ½ in. (8.8 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 60,000 - GBP 80,000 (USD 77,160 - USD 102,880) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. The well-proportioned cup is finely decorated to the exterior with two striding mythical winged elephants amongst ruyi-cloud scrolls above turbulent swirling waves around the base and on the unglazed sealed stem foot. The interior is undecorated except... [Lire la suite]
28 avril 2017

A blue and white tripod censer, Zhengde period (1506-1521)

Lot 109. A blue and white tripod censer, Zhengde period (1506-1521), 10 ¼ in. (26 cm.) wide, across the handles. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000 (USD 25,720 - USD 38,580) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. The form of the censer is modelled upon a bronze original with two upright handles and standing on three cabriole legs. The body is freely decorated with scrolling lotus below a band of stylised ruyi-shaped clouds and a geometric scroll band. Provenance: A private Japanese collection. ... [Lire la suite]
28 avril 2017

A rare blue and white bowl, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 108. A rare blue and white bowl, Yongle period (1403-1424), 6 ¼ in. (15.8 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000 (USD 25,720 - USD 38,580) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. The bowl is decorated to the central well with a lotus pond roundel surrounded by a gemoetric band, a band of scrolling lotus, and a trellis band at the rim. The exterior is decorated with a wide scrolling leaf band below a stylised ropetwist band. The base with an unusual snowflake mark. Note: A bowl with the same mark... [Lire la suite]
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28 avril 2017

A blue and white dish, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1619)

  Lot 11. A blue and white dish, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1619), 9 3/4 in. (25 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000 (USD 12,860 - USD 19,290) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. The dish is finely painted to the interior with a scene depicting an official seating in a garden and surrounded by attendants. The cavetto is decorated with five phoenixes amidst lotus blooms. The exterior is decorated with lingzhi heads.  Provenance: From the private collection of a... [Lire la suite]

25 avril 2017

A blue and white beaker vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 242. A blue and white beaker vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 44.5 cm, 17 1/2  in. Estimate 12,000 — 18,000 GBP.  Photo: Sotheby's. the globular central section rising from a tall spreading foot to a tall trumpet neck, painted around the exterior with a prunus and cracked-ice ground divided by keyfret and moulded plain bands and chevron bands at the foot and rim.  Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 6th December 1978, lot 757. Roger Keverne Ltd.,... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2017

A large blue and white 'Scholars' dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 241. A large blue and white 'Scholars' dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 48.5 cm, 9 1/16  in. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP.  Photo: Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising to an everted rim, painted to the interior with a garden scene of three scholars playing musical instruments under a pine tree, assisted by two attendants, encircled by a border of four auspicious emblems interspersed with leafy lotus sprays, within a wide border of cartouche panelled scenes reserved on a... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2017

A blue and white bowl, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 132. A blue and white bowl, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 20 cm, 7 7/8  in. Estimate 2,500 — 3,000 GBP.  Photo: Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from a short spreading foot to an everted rim, painted in bright cobalt-blue tones with four panels of figures with scenes from the Romance of the West Chamber below a band of diaper and peach panels to the rim, with a similar band to the interior rim, the base with apocryphal Chenghua mark.  Sotheby's. Important... [Lire la suite]
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25 avril 2017

A fine blue and white 'lotus' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 130. A fine blue and white 'lotus' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722); 16 cm, 6 1/4  in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP.  Photo: Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to an everted rim, painted in rich cobalt blue tones with a band of continuous lotus scroll above a band of lappets at the foot, the interior with a single lotus spray, the base with an underglaze-blue six-character mark within a double circle.  Sotheby's. Important... [Lire la suite]