22 janvier 2019

An unusual small blue-enameled quadrilobed brush pot, Qianlong four-character seal mark in iron-red and of the period (1736-1795

Lot 1749.An unusual small blue-enameled quadrilobed brush pot, Qianlong four-character seal mark in iron-red and of the period (1736-1795); 3 in. (7.7 cm.) high. Estimate $4,000 - $6,000. Price Realized $6,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. Decorated with thick blue enamel, the wider sides each with a shou medallion surrounded by five bats set against a reticulated cloud ground, the narrower sides painted with a vertical band of florets separated by lines and dots, between key-fret borders at the mouth and base,... [Lire la suite]

22 janvier 2019

A small blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 1739. A small blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 4 1/8 in. (10.4 cm.) diam. Estimate $10,000 - $15,000. Price Realized $12,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. The deep sides painted in underglaze blue with two dragons pursuing flaming pearls amidst clouds and flames above a band of overlapping petal tips, with a similar medallion on the interior. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong in 1991.The Tsui Museum of Art. Christie's. Fine Chinese... [Lire la suite]
17 janvier 2019

A blue and white European subject cup, cover, and stand, Kangxi period, circa 1690

Lot 453. A blue and white European subject cup, cover, and stand, Kangxi period, circa 1690; 5 3/8 (13.6 cm.) diameter. Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000. Price realised US$2,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Each painted with the 'Queen Blanche' of France telling Louis XI, 'The Empire of Virtue stretches to the end of the world' (L'EMPIRE DE LA VERTU EST AB AU BOUT DE L'UNIVERS). Provenance: With Charles Perry, Atlanta. Literature: D.S. Howard, The Choice of the Private Trader,... [Lire la suite]
17 janvier 2019

A blue and white 'Sense of smell' dish, Kangxi mark, circa 1700

Lot 450. A blue and white 'Sense of smell' dish, Kangxi mark, circa 1700; 13 ½ in. (34.2 cm.) diameter. Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000. Price realised US$9,375. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. With French court figures on a terrace, a servant bringing them blooms to smell, six-character Kangxi mark in underglaze blue and of the period. Provenance: The Mottahedeh Collection; Sotheby's, New York, 30 January 1985, lot 24.With Hancock, St. James', LondonThe Ionides Collection; Sotheby's, London, 2... [Lire la suite]
17 janvier 2019

A large blue and white 'Porcelain production' charger, Qianlong period, circa 1740

Lot 449. A large blue and white 'Porcelain production' charger, Qianlong period, circa 1740; 23 15 3/8 in. (39.1 cm.) diameter. Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000. Price realised US$3,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Workers refining the clay, the reverse with underglaze blue 23. Provenance: The Mottahedeh Collection; Sotheby's, New York, 19 October 2000, lot 192. The Leo and Doris Hodroff Collection.  Christie's. Chinese Export Art Featuring the Hodroff Collection, Part... [Lire la suite]
17 janvier 2019

A rare blue and white coffee-pot and cover, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 448. A rare blue and white coffee-pot and cover, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 11 ¾ in. (29.8 cm.) high. Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000. Price realised US$10,625. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. A European hunt depicted around the sides, a vignette of Europa and the Bull above. Provenance: The Mottahedeh Collection; Sotheby's, New York, 19 October 2000, lot 92.The Ionides Collection; Sotheby's, London, 2 July 1963, lot 10. The Leo and Doris Hodroff Collection.  ... [Lire la suite]

17 janvier 2019

A blue and white botanical plate, Qianlong period, circa 1740

Lot 447. A blue and white botanical plate, Qianlong period, circa 1740; 9 in. (22.8 cm.) diameter. Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500. Price realised US$3,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Decorated after botanist Marie-Sybille Merian's notebooks. The Leo and Doris Hodroff Collection.  Christie's. Chinese Export Art Featuring the Hodroff Collection, Part IV, New York, 17 January 2019
17 janvier 2019

A blue and white 'Pronk arbor' plate, Qianlong period, circa 1738 

Lot 446. A blue and white 'Pronk arbor' plate, Qianlong period, circa 1738; 9 in. (22.8 cm.) diameter. Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000. Price realised US$4,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Finely painted after the design by Cornelis Pronk for the Dutch East India Co. Literature: D.S. Howard, The Choice of the Private Trader, London, 1994, p. 75, no. 56. The Leo and Doris Hodroff Collection.  Christie's. Chinese Export Art Featuring the Hodroff Collection, Part... [Lire la suite]
17 janvier 2019

A large blue and white dish, Jiajing period (1521-67)

Lot 375. A large blue and white dish, Jiajing period (1521-1567); 16 7/8 in. (42.9 cm.) diameter. Estimate: US$7,000 - US$10,000. Price realised US$11,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The center with a landscape, the rim decorated as a river with cranes amongst water weeds. Property from Antoine Lebel.  Christie's. Chinese Export Art Featuring the Hodroff Collection, Part IV, New York, 17 January 2019
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17 janvier 2019

A large 'Nanking cargo' blue and white dish, Qianlong period, circa 1750

Lot 333. A large 'Nanking cargo' blue and white dish, Qianlong period, circa 1750; 18 in. (45.7 cm.) diameter. Estimate: US$5,000 - US$8,000. Price realised US$8,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Four large carp swimming amidst water weeds and lotus blooms. The Leo and Doris Hodroff Collection.  Christie's. Chinese Export Art Featuring the Hodroff Collection, Part IV, New York, 17 January 2019