16 septembre 2019

A large blue and white rouleau vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1098. A large blue and white rouleau vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 29 ¾ in. (75.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 40,000. Price realised USD 125,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The vase is decorated in rich tones of cobalt blue with a continuous scene of a banquet within a pavilion, with warriors gathered on the steps below, surrounded by trees and rocks on either side. The neck is decorated with three panels enclosing figural scenes including a scholar in a mountainous landscape,... [Lire la suite]

15 septembre 2019

A massive blue and white jardinière, Kangxi period (1662-1722), with cyclical date corresponding to 1717

Lot 1091. A massive blue and white jardinière, Kangxi period (1662-1722), with cyclical date corresponding to 1717; 23 in. (58.4 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 262,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The deep, bell-shaped body is decorated on one side with a scene of two scholars playing weiqi in a canopied boat with attendants at the stern, drifting down a tranquil river in a mountainous landscape. The reverse is inscribed with the Chi Bi Fu (Ode... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2019

A fine blue and white 'floral' hu vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 623. A fine blue and white 'floral' hu vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Height 19 1/4  in., 48.8 cm. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Lot Sold 162,500 USD. © Sotheby's. of archaistic form, well-painted in brilliant tones of underglaze blue with simulated 'heaping and piling', the ovoid body encircled by two bands, the upper with continuous lotus scroll, the lower with a composite floral meander, all between slightly raised double-line borders, the shoulder set... [Lire la suite]
06 septembre 2019

A large and extremely rare blue and white 'Immortals' vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 622. A large and extremely rare blue and white 'Immortals' vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Height 16 1/4  in., 41.5 cm. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 USD. Lot Sold 1,400,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the tall ovoid body rising from a straight foot to rounded shoulders and an everted rim, the exterior of the vessel finely painted in brilliant varying tones of cobalt blue with the Eight Daoist Immortals holding their respective attributes and standing on... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2019

A small blue-glazed duck-form water dropper, 17th century

Lot 1066. A small blue-glazed duck-form water dropper, 17th century; 2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) long. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2019. The water dropper is molded as a duck with a boy clambering on its back. It is covered with a glaze of rich blue tone except for the boy's white-glazed face and chest, Japanese double wood box.  Provenance: The Baron Fujita Family Collection, by 1929.Osaka Bijitsu Club auction held at the Baron Fujita family residence, 10 May 1929,... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2019

A rare blue and white rectangular censer and cover, 17th century

Lot 1065. A rare blue and white rectangular censer and cover, 17th century; 6 ¾ in. (17 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2019. The rectangular censer is decorated on each side with figures in a landscape setting and applied on the ends with a pair of upright loop handles decorated with various Daoist treasures. The cover is decorated on the sides with the Eight Trigrams interspersed with various Daoist treasures and is pierced with small holes on the ends, all below a... [Lire la suite]

01 septembre 2019

A rare blue and white ewer and cover, Chongzhen period (1628-1644)

Lot 1062. A rare blue and white ewer and cover, Chongzhen period (1628-1644); 8 ¼ in. (21 cm.) across. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 18,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2019. The ewer has a compressed tapering body decorated with a continuous river landscape below a band of ruyi-heads on the shoulder below the neck, and is set with a faceted S-shaped spout emerging from a lion mask opposite the imitation-bamboo handle. The domed cover is decorated with ruyi-heads below the lotus bud finial, Japanese wood... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2019

A blue and white faceted vase, late Wanli period, 17th century

Lot 1061. A blue and white faceted vase, late Wanli period, 17th century; 6 7/8 in. (17 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2019. Each facet of the body is decorated with a flowering branch below flower-head tendrils on the broad shoulder. The facets of the neck are decorated with a flower spray and butterflies, double Japanese wood box.  Christie’s. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 13 September 2019
01 septembre 2019

A blue and white double-gourd vase, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 1060. A blue and white double-gourd vase, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 10 ¼ in. (26 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2019. The vase is potted with two pronounced bulbs, each decorated with dense meandering floral scrolls, divided by a waisted neck encircled by a band of classic scroll, the narrow mouth rim with a lappet band, and the foot with overlapping petals, double Japanese wood box.  Christie’s. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2019

A large blue and white dish, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze-blue in a line within a rectangle and of the period

  Lot 1059. A large blue and white dish, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze-blue in a line within a rectangle and of the period (1522-1566); 20 in. (51 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2019. The heavily potted dish has rounded sides rising from a tapering foot, and is decorated in the interior in bright blue tones of underglaze blue with a large medallion enclosing leafy meander bearing cockscomb flowers, below sprays of pomegranate, peony, chrysanthemum and... [Lire la suite]