13 novembre 2019

A rare blue and white 'Dragon and Phoenix' jar, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 2925. A rare blue and white 'Dragon and Phoenix' jar, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619); 5 1/4 in. (13.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000 (USD 38,489 - USD 64,148). Price realised HKD 400,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The jar is painted to the sides with a pair of five-clawed dragons and a pair of phoenix in pursuit of 'flaming pearls', on a composite floral scroll ground, with a broad border at the shoulder... [Lire la suite]

13 novembre 2019

A very rare large blue and white ‘Figures in windswept landscape’ jar, Ming dynasty, mid-15th century

Lot 2924.  A very rare large blue and white ‘Figures in windswept landscape’ jar, Ming dynasty, mid-15th century; 14 in. (36 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000 (USD 51,318 - USD 76,977). Unsold.  © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.   The heavily potted jar is painted in vibrant tones of cobalt blue with two lively scenes, depicting three scholar-officials on horseback accompanied by attendants on foot on one side, the other side with a scholar seated in an architectural... [Lire la suite]
13 novembre 2019

An exceptional blue and white Indian lotus ‘Palace’ bowl, Chenghua six-character mark and of the period (1465-1487)

Lot 2923. An exceptional blue and white Indian lotus ‘Palace’ bowl, Chenghua six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1465-1487); 6 in. (15.2 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 6,000,000 - HKD 8,000,000 (USD 769,771 - USD 1,026,361). Price realised HKD 13,325,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.   The thinly potted bowl is finely painted in exceptionally strong washed-blue tones around the exterior with an undulating lotus scroll comprising six blooms, underneath... [Lire la suite]
13 novembre 2019

A rare blue and white ‘floral scroll’ jar, Xuande six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period

Lot 2922. A rare blue and white ‘floral scroll’ jar, Xuande six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1426-1435), yellow enamel later; 4 7/8 in. (12.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 2,000,000 - HKD 3,000,000 (USD 256,590 - USD 384,885). Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.   The jar is potted with a bulbous body rising from a stepped foot to a short neck, painted in cobalt blue with a composite floral scroll comprising peony, lotus and chrysanthemum,... [Lire la suite]
13 novembre 2019

A small blue and white ‘lotus’ stem cup, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 2930. A small blue and white ‘lotus’ stem cup, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 3 ½ in. (8.7 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 70,000 (USD 6,415 - USD 8,981). Price realised HKD 187,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.   The cup is decorated to the exterior of the sides with a lotus scroll below keyfret, the interior centre with a lotus bouquet beneath a honeycomb band around the rim. The hollow stem is painted on the exterior with pendent plaintain leaves below a classic scroll. The... [Lire la suite]
11 novembre 2019

A blue and white elephant-handled vase, Transitional period

Lot 328. A blue and white elephant-handled vase, Transitional period. Height 20.7 cm, 8⅛ in. Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 5,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. painted to the lower globular bulb with peony blossoms borne on leafy stems, rising to a wasited neck skirting with a band of lotus scroll, surmounted by small upper section with similar decoration, flanked by a pair of elephant-shaped handles, all supported on a splayed foot. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 06 Nov 2019 ... [Lire la suite]

11 novembre 2019

A blue and white jar, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 325. A blue and white jar, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566). Height 25 cm, 9⅞ in. Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 GBP. Lot sold 7,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. painted to the ovoid body with interlaced ruyi heads suspending stylised lotus flowers alternating with bajixiang ('Eight Buddhist Emblems') hanging from the beaded tassels, all above a band enclosing mythical horses galloping among vivid turbulent wave, the neck collared with stylised foliage, the... [Lire la suite]
11 novembre 2019

A blue and white 'elephant' kendi, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Lot 324. A blue and white 'elephant' kendi, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620). Length 15.2 cm, 6 in. Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 GBP. Lot sold 4,375 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. modelled with its head facing upwards and the truncated tusks forming a double-spout, its tasselled saddle cloth painted to both sides with cartouches depicting garden scenes. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 06 Nov 2019
11 novembre 2019

A copper-red and underglaze-blue 'Immortals' bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 334. A copper-red and underglaze-blue 'Immortals' bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). DDiameter 22.3 cm, 8¾ in. Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP. Lot sold: 11,875 GBP. Photo Sotheby's painted to the exterior in underglaze blue with the 'Eight Daoist Immortals' carrying their various attributes, journeying across a dense copper-red wave ground, the interior rendered with Shoulao with his deer reserved against a wave ground enclosed within a double-ring circle, the base with a six-character... [Lire la suite]
11 novembre 2019

A pair of blue and white 'fish' saucer dishes, Yongzheng marks and period (1723-1735)

Lot 332. A pair of blue and white 'fish' saucer dishes, Yongzheng marks and period (1723-1735). Diameter 16 and 16 cm, 6¼ and 6¼ in. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 GBP. Lot sold: 15,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's each painted to the interior with two fishes leaping above the swirling waves within a central medallion, the base inscribed with a six-character mark within a double circle. Provenance: Bonhams London, 16th May 2013, lot 36. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 06 Nov 2019