11 janvier 2020

A blue and white Chenghua-style jar, late 15th-early 16th century

Lot 1450. A blue and white Chenghua-style jar, late 15th-early 16th century; 5¼ in. (13.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 10,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013.  The compressed globular body is painted around the sides with a band of mallow meander bearing four blossoms separated by leaves. The shoulder is decorated with a band of overlapping petals below the short neck, and the foot is encircled by a stylized lappet border. The base is unglazed. Provenance: Acquired in... [Lire la suite]

11 janvier 2020

A blue and white 'Kraak' bottle, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 1460. A blue and white 'Kraak' bottle, Wanli period (1573-1619); 12 5/8 in. (32 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 6,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013.  Of pear form with slender neck, the bottle is molded and painted with six vertical panels of flowering plants separated by dot borders, below a band of interlocked ruyi heads and tasselled beaded pendants. The base is painted with a recumbent rabbit. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2020

A rare large blue and white square jardinière, Jiajing-Wanli period (1522-1619)

Lot 1461. A rare large blue and white square jardinière, Jiajing-Wanli period (1522-1619); 11 13/16 in. (28.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 12,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013.  Of rounded square section with chamfered corners, the vessel is painted on each side of the exterior with a shaped panel containing a mythical beast in a fenced garden setting, between bands of ruyi heads and classic scroll above and petal lappets and chevron borders below, which are... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2020

A very rare blue and white 'dragon' jar, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period (1522-1566)

Lot 1455. A very rare blue and white 'dragon' jar, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1522-1566); 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) high. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 62,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013.  The tapering body is painted in inky tones of underglaze blue with two five-clawed dragons racing amidst clouds and flames in pursuit of flaming pearls between a petal lappet band below and a band of overlapping petal tips above, all below a... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2020

A blue and white oblong box and cover, Hongzhi period (1488-1505)

Lot 1458. A blue and white oblong box and cover, Hongzhi period (1488-1505); 7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm.) long. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 8,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013.  The box is of compressed form with a flat, unglazed ring at the top beneath a raised lip over which the short, flat cover fits. It is decorated around the sides in rich tones of cobalt blue with characteristic 'heaping and piling' with the bajixiang (Eight Buddhist Emblems) within a scrolling vine... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2020

A blue and white pear-shaped bottle, yuhuchunping, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 1451. A blue and white pear-shaped bottle, yuhuchunping, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 10 3/8 in. (26.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 50,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013.  The spreading body is raised on a flared foot and is painted around the sides with two phoenixes in flight amidst peony scroll between narrow decorative borders and bands of scroll-filled petal lappets above and below. The upper neck and mouth have been replaced, double Japanese wood box. ... [Lire la suite]

11 janvier 2020

A blue and white 'dragon' dish, Jiaqing seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1796-1820)

Lot 1406. A blue and white 'dragon' dish, Jiaqing seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1796-1820); 7½ in. (19 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 10,000. Price realised USD 10,625. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013.  The dish has rounded sides that rise to a slightly everted rim, and is decorated on the interior with a dragon with foliate scroll tail leaping amidst clouds, and on the exterior with two similar dragons racing amidst flowering, scrolling tendrils. Provenance: Tim and Sally... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2020

A small blue and white meiping, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1405. A small blue and white meiping, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 6½ in. (16.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 10,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013.  The body is decorated in rich underglaze blue with a broad band of leafy floral scroll bearing two large flowers and buds between a narrow band of two flower sprigs above the foot and leafy meander on the high shoulder below the small neck with lipped rim. An apocryphal Xuande mark is on the countersunk center of the... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2020

A small blue and white baluster vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1404. A small blue and white baluster vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 7 5/8 in. (19.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 6,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013.  The body is decorated on one side with a four-clawed dragon, and on the reverse with a carp, both shown leaping from wind-tossed waves and a lishui band between decorative borders and above a relief band of overlapping petals repeated on the rounded collar that encircles the neck. The mouth rim and... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2020

A pair of blue and white bowls, Kangxi six-character marks in underglaze blue within double circles and of the period (1662-1722

Lot 1384. A pair of blue and white bowls, Kangxi six-character marks in underglaze blue within double circles and of the period (1662-1722); 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 18,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 40,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013.  Each has deep, rounded sides that rise to a slightly everted rim, and is painted on the exterior with a frieze of leafy meander bearing six blossoms above a petal-lappet band, and on the interior with a single flower spray within a central... [Lire la suite]