21 juillet 2017

Gourd-shaped flask, Ming dynasty, Xuande mark and period, AD 1426–35

Gourd-shaped flask, Ming dynasty, Xuande mark and period, AD 1426–35, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province. Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration. Height: 260 millimetres. Sir Percival David Foundaion of Art, PDF 600 © 2017 Trustees of the British Museum Porcelain flask of double gourd form with flattened lower section, strap handles rising from the shoulder, and a rectangular foot. The flask has stylised flower and yin yang symbol in underglaze blue in the centre on one side of lower bulb, a... [Lire la suite]

21 juillet 2017

An important and rare blue and white moonflask, bianping, Xuande six-character mark in a line and of the period (1426-1435)

Lot 3111. An important and rare blue and white moonflask, bianping, Xuande six-character mark in a line and of the period (1426-1435), 9 5/8 in. (24.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 20,000,000 - HKD 30,000,000. Price realised HKD 28,120,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013  The elegant flask is well potted with a flattened, but slightly domed, circular lower section and a globular upper section narrowing to a short neck and a mouth contracting to match the width of the waisted area... [Lire la suite]
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21 juillet 2017

A very rare blue and white 'Dragon and Phoenix' ewer and cover, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619)

Lot 3120. A very rare blue and white 'Dragon and Phoenix' ewer and cover, Wanli six-character mark within double circles and of the period (1573-1619), 7 7/8 in. (20.1 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - HKD 2,500,000. Price realised HKD 2,440,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013  The ewer is of compressed globular form with a long waisted neck below a galleried rim, surmounted by a cover with a flat surface and bud finial. It is painted in cobalt of vivid blue tones on each side of the... [Lire la suite]
21 juillet 2017

A rare blue and white ewer and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 241. A rare blue and white ewer and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th century, 10¼ in. (26 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 25,000 - GBP 35,000. Price realised GBP 31,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011  The ovoid body with tall flaring neck, slender S-scroll faceted spout and C-scroll handle, painted to the body with a wide band depicting an Immortal and attendant seated on rockwork below bamboo and weeping willow among clouds, the reverse with a figure on horseback with boy attendant carrying... [Lire la suite]
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21 juillet 2017

A blue and white 'Windswept' meiping, late 15th century

Lot 2113. A blue and white 'Windswept' meiping, late 15th century, 14 1/16 in. (36 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price Realized: USD 90,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2014 The sides are painted in 'windswept' style with a continuous scene of a scholar followed by an attendant carrying a cloth-wrapped qin standing in a landscape framed above by scrolling clouds, and set between a band of upright leaf tips below and two graceful, leafy branches of rose and tree peony on the... [Lire la suite]
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21 juillet 2017

A large blue and white ‘Windswept’ jar, guan, Ming dynasty, mid-15th century

Lot 816. A large blue and white ‘Windswept’ jar, guan, Ming dynasty, mid-15th century, 13¾ in. (35 cm.) high. Estimate $80,000 – $100,000. Price Realized: USD 100,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2014 Heavily potted and of baluster form, the jar is deftly painted around the sides in the ‘windswept’ style with Daoist imagery, with a scene of two men playing weiqiwhile an imposing figure with a halo around his head, possibly Laozi holding a ruyi scepter, sits between them... [Lire la suite]

21 juillet 2017

A blue and white 'Windswept' jar, guan, 15th-16th century 

Lot 261. A blue and white 'Windswept' jar, guan, 15th-16th century, 10 in. (25.3 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 43,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011  Of baluster form, painted in underglaze cobalt blue with an official on horseback between two attendants carrying various utensils, approaching a tiered pavilion in a landscape with dense scrolling clouds, all between a band of upright leaves and classic lotus scroll.  Christie's. Fine Chinese... [Lire la suite]
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21 juillet 2017

A late Ming blue and white 'Three Friends of Winter' jar, Wanli underglaze-blue six-character mark and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 259. A late Ming blue and white 'Three Friends of Winter' jar, Wanli underglaze-blue six-character mark and of the period (1573-1619), 7½ in. (19 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000. Price realised GBP 43,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Painted around the exterior with the 'Three Friends of Winter', pine, prunus and bamboo, growing from rocks and breaking waves, the coiling stems forming stylised auspicious characters 'Fu Shou Kang Ning', (prosperity, longevity, health... [Lire la suite]
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21 juillet 2017

A rare blue and white and iron-red moulded 'lotus' dish, Wanli mark and period

Lot 243. A rare blue and white and iron-red moulded 'lotus' dish, Wanli underglaze-blue six-character mark within double circles and of the period (1573-1619), 8 1/8 in. (21 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 35,000 - GBP 45,000. Price realised GBP 49,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Crisply moulded as an open lotus bloom supported on a low straight foot, with two rows of overlapping petals encircling a central medallion enclosing a Tibetan/Sanskrit character bordered by bands of ruyi heads,... [Lire la suite]
18 juillet 2017

Meiping with fruiting branches, Ming dynasty, Yongle period, AD 1403–24

Meiping with fruiting branches, Ming dynasty, Yongle period, AD 1403–24, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province. Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration. Height: 285 millimetres, Diameter: 177 millimetres. Sir Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, PDF A610 © 2017 Trustees of the British Museum Porcelain vase of meiping form. Underglaze blue with wide band of fruiting branches including peaches, cherries and pomegranate between bands of lappets and plantain leaves. All decorative bands separated... [Lire la suite]