15 avril 2019

A blue and white square-section box and cover, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the per

Lot 209. A blue and white square-section box and cover, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619); 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm.) square. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000 (USD 13,050 - USD 19,575). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The slightly domed box cover is decorated with a scene of a scholar on a cloud. The sides of the box are each decorated with a shaped panel enclosing mythical beasts amongst clouds, all reserved on a geometric ground.  ... [Lire la suite]
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06 avril 2019

A rare blue and white pilgrim bottle, probably late Wanli period, early 17th century 

Lot 26. A rare blue and white pilgrim bottle, probably late Wanli period, early 17th century; 12 ¼ in. (31.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 43,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Painted in inky cobalt with the arms of Castile and Leon quartered by a cross, most likely after a coin minted in Spain or the Spanish New World, the reverse showing insects amidst a clump of flowering plants. Provenance: With Rodrigo Rivera Lake, Mexico City.Anonymous sale, Aspire... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2019

A blue and white 'Dragon' box and cover, mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566)

Lot 3641. A blue and white 'Dragon' box and cover, mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566); 16.3 cm, 6 3/8  in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot Sold 600,000 HKD (77,286 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. of circular section, the cover with a gently raised central medallion enclosing an en face dragon soaring amidst ruyi clouds, encircled by a frieze depicting a pair of dragons and ruyi clouds decorated to the rounded sides and repeated on the... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2019

A fine and rare blue and white 'Trigrams' bowl, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3640. A fine and rare blue and white 'Trigrams' bowl, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 14 cm, 5 1/2  in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 812,500 HKD (161,013 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. well potted with deep rounded sides resting on a slightly tapered foot, the exterior decorated with cranes in flight alternating with the Eight Trigrams, each Trigram rendered within a medallion, all above a band of tempestuous waves crashing against rockwork, the interior... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2019

A fine blue and white 'Fish' bowl, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3636. A fine blue and white 'Fish' bowl, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 18.2 cm, 7 1/8  in. Estimate 1,000,000 — 1,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,250,000 HKD (161,013 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. of conical form, the steeply flaring sides supported on a splayed foot, painted to the interior with a central medallion enclosing three detached sprays of swaying waterweeds, encircled by four fish swimming in various poses, the exterior with tumultuous waves cresting and... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2019

A fine blue and white 'Bajixiang' pouring vessel and cover, he, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3635. A fine blue and white 'Bajixiang' pouring vessel and cover, he, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 21 cm, 8 1/4  in. Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,500,000 HKD (322,025 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. modelled in the form of the archaic bronze he prototype, with a compressed globular body supported on four legs and surmounted by a constricted neck and lipped rim, flanked by a handle and a spout, the exterior of the body richly painted in... [Lire la suite]

05 avril 2019

A large blue and white 'lotus' vase, hu, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3630. A large blue and white 'lotus' vase, hu, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 45.5 cm, 17 7/8  in. Estimate 3,000,000 — 5,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,750,000 HKD (515,240 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. robustly potted with a pear-shaped body rising from a short spreading foot to a short waisted flaring neck flanked by a pair of archaistic scroll handles, painted around the exterior in rich cobalt-blue tones with a broad scrolling lotus band, all between ruyi,... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2019

A fine pair of blue and white 'Crane' bowls, Marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lo 3634. A fine pair of blue and white 'Crane' bowls, Marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735);14.8 and 15 cm, 5 3/4  and 5 7/8  in. Estimate 1,800,000 — 2,800,000 HKD. Lot sold 4,000,000 HKD (515,240 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's.  each potted with rounded sides resting on a short foot, the interior centred with a medallion enclosing a gnarled branch of peaches, the exterior delicately decorated with pencilled details of eight cranes, each bird depicted flying in a different... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2019

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

Lot 3633. A fine and large blue and white 'floral' vase, hu, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 52 cm, 20 1/2  in. Estimate 3,000,000 — 5,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 8,335,000 HKD (1,073,631 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. robustly potted with deep rounded sides rising to an angled shoulder and surmounted by a tall flaring neck flanked by a pair of tubular handles, richly decorated in brilliant cobalt tones around the sides with floral blooms borne on a continuous foliate stem, between... [Lire la suite]
03 avril 2019

An Outstanding And Rare Blue And White 'Pomegranate' Vase, Ming Dynasty, Yongle Period (1403-1425)

Lot 3629. An Outstanding And Rare Blue And White 'Pomegranate' Vase, Ming Dynasty, Yongle Period (1403-1425); 18.7 cm, 7 3/8 in. Estimate: HK$18,000,000 - 25,000,000. Lot sold 22,015,000 HKD (2,835,752 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. modelling after a metal prototype, superbly potted with a baluster body divided into six lobes, rising from a tall splayed foot to a waisted cylindrical neck, elegantly sweeping up to an out-turned rim with rolled lip simulating a pomegranate fruit, the exterior... [Lire la suite]