11 août 2019

An unusual large carved blue and white bottle vase, 18th century

Lot 1378. An unusual large carved blue and white bottle vase, 18th century; 21 in. (53.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 37,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. With bulbous body tapering towards the tall, slender neck, carved allover with a sinuous dragon in pursuit of a large flaming pearl amidst scrolling clouds painted in underglaze blue, all between a ruyi border and a band of crashing waves at the rim, and a further border of crashing waves and classic scroll on the slightly splayed... [Lire la suite]
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11 août 2019

A fine blue and white sleeve vase, Transitional period, circa 1644-1661

Lot 1355. A fine blue and white sleeve vase, Transitional period, circa 1644-1661; 18 in. (45.9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 37,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Well painted with a seated qilin looking up at a phoenix in flight, with banana trees and a rock on the reverse, all between incised anhua borders below a leaf tip band. Provenance: S. & G. Gump, San Francisco, 1920s-30s. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from... [Lire la suite]
11 août 2019

A fine iron-red-decorated blue and white dish, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 1377. A fine iron-red-decorated blue and white dish, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 43,750 . © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. With an iron-red dragon leaping against a background of waves on the interior, the design repeated with nine further dragons on the exterior,box. Note: Compare the dishes of this pattern in the exhibitions, Ch'ing Porcelain from the Wah Kwong Collection, The Chinese University... [Lire la suite]
11 août 2019

A pair of fine blue and white bowls, Kangxi six-character marks in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period

Lot 1364. A pair of fine blue and white bowls, Kangxi six-character marks in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722); 5 1/8 in (13 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 47,500 . © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. With rounded sides, painted in the center with a spray of yellow hibiscus repeated as a frieze on the exterior above a band of petal lappets. Note: A pair of bowls with a similar pattern from the Percival David Foundation Collection is illustrated by Rosemary... [Lire la suite]
11 août 2019

A fine pair of iron-red-decorated blue and white bowls, Daoguang seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 1382. A fine pair of iron-red-decorated blue and white bowls, Daoguang seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850); 4 in. (10.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 50,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The deep rounded sides decorated on the exterior in iron-red with the bajixiangpositioned above a band of conjoined lotus scroll in underglaze blue, box. Provenance: Christie's Swire, Hong Kong, 31 October 1994, lot 607. Note: A bowl of the same decoration and size was... [Lire la suite]
11 août 2019

A fine pair of small blue and white wine cups, Yongzheng six-character marks in underglaze blue within a double circle and of th

Lot 1371. A fine pair of small blue and white wine cups, Yongzheng six-character marks in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735); ¾ in. (7.1 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 50,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Each cup thinly potted with flaring sides, painted on the exterior in soft blue tones in Chenghua-style with six flower-heads issuing from a continuous leafy stem, the interior with an enclosed radiating spear-head medallion below five sylized lotus flowers. ... [Lire la suite]

11 août 2019

A fine and rare blue and white sleeve vase, Transitional period, circa 1640

Lot 1357. A fine and rare blue and white sleeve vase, Transitional period, circa 1640; 18 1/8 in. (46 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 50,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Finely painted with an evening scene of two pairs of geese on rocks in a lotus pond awaiting a third pair in flight above, with peony growing beside one pair, and with a willow tree on the reverse, all below a leiwen band and three flower sprays on the neck. Provenance: Private Collection, France.Chinese... [Lire la suite]
11 août 2019

A rare Ming-style blue and white 'peach' dish, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 1373. A rare Ming-style blue and white 'peach' dish, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 10 11/16 in. (27.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 62,500 at Christie's New York, 26 March 2010, lot 1373. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010 With rounded sides flaring to a slightly everted rim, the center painted in Ming style with simulated 'heaping and piling' with a gnarled branch bearing nine peaches, the exterior with a frieze of convolvulvus scroll bearing nine flowers... [Lire la suite]
11 août 2019

A blue and white Ming-style pear-shaped garlic-mouth vase, Jiaqing seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1796-1820)

Lot 1375. A blue and white Ming-style pear-shaped garlic-mouth vase, Jiaqing seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1796-1820); 11 in. (28 cm.) high. Estimate USD 70,000 - USD 90,000. Price realised USD 86,500 at Christie's New York, 26 March 2010, lot 1375. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010 Finely painted in early fifteenth century style with blossoming branches alternating with blossoming and fruiting branches of peach, pomegranate and gourd, between a band of upright petals below and ruyi and key-fret bands... [Lire la suite]
11 août 2019

A rare yellow-ground blue and white bowl, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 1372. A rare yellow-ground blue and white bowl, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 4½ in. (11.4 cm.) diam.. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 146,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Of hexafoil shape, painted around the exterior with six lingzhi sprigs flanked by bamboo leaves, between a herringbone pattern at the rim and lotus lappets at the base, the interior with a single stem of lingzhi within double circles and beneath a single line border at... [Lire la suite]