26 juillet 2020

Blue and white porcelains from the Collection of Peter Tcherepnine sold at Christie's, 7 - 24 July 2020

Lot 6. A small blue and white ovoid 'dragon and phoenix' jar, Wanli six-character mark within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619); 51⁄4 in. (13.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000 (EUR 8,923 - EUR 13,384.50). Price realised USD 16,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The sides are decorated with two five-clawed dragons pursuing flaming pearls alternating with two phoenixes, all amidst foliate scroll between a band of 'The Three Friends of Winter' on the shoulder and ribbon-tied... [Lire la suite]

23 juillet 2020

A fine blue and white garlic-mouth vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3112. A fine blue and white garlic-mouth vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 28 cm, 11 . Estimate 3,000,000 — 4,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,500,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's with a pear-shaped body supported on a flared foot and tapering to a tall slender neck with a garlic-head mouth and thin-lipped rim, the body painted in bright cobalt-blue tones with stipples to imitate the ‘heaped and piled’ effect, decorated with alternating flowering and fruiting branches of... [Lire la suite]
20 juillet 2020

A pair of blue and white floral bowls, Marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3605. A pair of blue and white floral bowls, Marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 12 cm, 4 3/4  in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD. Lot sold 400,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. each with deep rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a gently flared rim, the exterior painted in varying tones of cobalt blue with a composite floral scroll bearing varying blooms, each borne on an undulating leafy scroll, all above a frieze of interlocking ruyi heads accentuated with... [Lire la suite]
19 juillet 2020

A blue and white 'Boy and peony' dish, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 3107. A blue and white 'Boy and peony' dish, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 15.8 cm, 6 1/4  in. Estimate 100,000 — 200,000 HKD. Lot sold 400,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's the deep rounded sides raised on an angled base and a short straight foot, reverse painted in rich cobalt-blue tones to the interior with a medallion enclosing a boy holding a branch of peony flowers against a dense blue leafy scroll ground, encircled at the rim by a lotus scroll band, the exterior with... [Lire la suite]
12 juillet 2020

A fine and rare blue and white barrel-form jar, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795

Lot 2844. A fine and rare blue and white barrel-form jar, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 7.¾ in. (19.7 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 2,000,000 - HKD 3,000,000. Price realised HKD 2,500,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  The jar is sturdily potted in barrel shape with a flat base and curved sides tapering at the mouth and foot rims. It is painted to the exterior in vibrant tones of blue with alternating lotus and chrysanthemum... [Lire la suite]
11 juillet 2020

A Ming-style blue and white ‘Floral scroll’ dish, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 2842. A Ming-style blue and white ‘Floral scroll’ dish, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735); 10.½ in. (26.7 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 600,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The dish is finely painted on the interior with composite floral blooms borne on meandering stems in the centre, enclosed within a band of composite floral scroll on the well underneath a classic scroll around... [Lire la suite]

11 juillet 2020

A large blue and white ‘Squirrel and Grapes’ bowl, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1

Lot 2841. A large blue and white ‘Squirrel and Grapes’ bowl, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 15 in. (38.1 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 375,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The exterior of the bowl is delicately painted in various vibrant shades of cobalt blue with a continuous scene of squirrels clambering on leafy fruiting grapevines, all framed within a double line encircling the mouth and foot,... [Lire la suite]
10 juillet 2020

A rare blue and white ‘figural’ tripod censer, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 2828. A rare blue and white ‘figural’ tripod censer, Ming dynasty, 15th century; 7 in. (17.8 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 700,000. Price realised HKD 562,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The cylindrical censer is painted on the exterior with several figures in a garden scene, featuring a gentleman looking back at two scholars in conversation, followed by an attendant with a carrying pole, divided by an architectural complex partially behind rocks and grassy mounds, all... [Lire la suite]
10 juillet 2020

A very rare and finely painted blue and white basin, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 2826. A very rare and finely painted blue and white basin, Yongle period (1403-1424); 12 13/16 in. (32 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 1,200,000 - HKD 2,000,000. Price realised HKD 1,875,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The interior of the vessel is finely painted in vibrant shades of cobalt blue to depict a large open-form flower, with each petal containing an auspicious emblem. The flower is encircled by a keyfret border, with the interior of the walls decorated with seven stylised... [Lire la suite]
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10 juillet 2020

A fine blue and white ‘rose’ bird feeder, Xuande six-character mark in underglaze blue in a line and of the period (1426-1435)

Lot 2825. A fine blue and white ‘rose’ bird feeder, Xuande six-character mark in underglaze blue in a line and of the period (1426-1435); 8 13/16 in. (22.1 cm.) high overall. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 800,000. Price realised HKD 562,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The vessel is delicately potted with a flat base rising to a compressed globular body below a tapering mouth rim, applied to one shoulder with a small loop handle, painted on the exterior with cobalt of inky-blue tones... [Lire la suite]