11 janvier 2020

Two blue and white 'Squirrel and grapevine' bowls, Kangxi six-character marks and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 1377. Two blue and white 'Squirrel and grapevine' bowls, Kangxi six-character marks in underglaze blue within double circles and of the period (1662-1722); 8¾ in. (22.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 219,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013. Each has deep, rounded sides that rise to a slightly everted rim, and is decorated on the exterior with a continuous scene of small squirrels clambering amidst leafy, fruit-laden grapevines. Provenance: Imperial Oriental Art, New... [Lire la suite]

11 janvier 2020

An unusual small blue and white bottle vase, 17th-18th century

Lot 1401. An unusual small blue and white bottle vase, 17th-18th century; 5¼ in. (13.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 6,875. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013. The compressed pear-shaped body is decorated with four shou- character roundels surrounded by a border of ruyi heads reserved on the white ground below a ruyi band at the top of the neck and the everted rim. An unglazed foot ring encircles the countersunk base. Provenance: Tim and Sally Turner... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2020

A small blue and white baluster jar, Transitional period, circa 1650

Lot 1402. A small blue and white baluster jar, Transitional period, circa 1650; 5¾ in. (14.5 cm.) high. Together with a blue and white dish, 16th-17th century; 7¼ in. (18.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 8,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013. The sides are decorated with a continuous scene of a scholar on horseback fleeing from two soldiers carrying banners in a landscape between incised borders and below foliate sprays on the neck. Together with a blue and... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2020

A blue and white double-gourd vase, Transitional period, circa 1635-40

Lot 1382. A blue and white double-gourd vase, Transitional period, circa 1635-40; 13 in. (33 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 16,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013. The vase is decorated with vignettes of scholars in landscape settings representing the 'Seven Scholars of the Bamboo Grove'. On the lower bulb three scholars are gathered around a weiqi board, while two other scholars accompanied by an attendant converse, and on the upper bulb two scholars are shown seated... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2020

A rare blue and white water jar and cover, mizusashi, 17th century

Lot 1383. A rare blue and white water jar and cover, mizusashi, 17th century; 18¼ in. (21 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 35,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013. The deep, slightly tapering sides are reverse-decorated with two registers of lotus scroll separated by a basketweave band, with boys at play amidst the stems of the lower register. The flat cover is decorated with further lotus meander encircling a band of overlapping petals surrounding a cockerel-form handle. ... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2020

A rare blue and white water pot and cover, 17th century

Lot 1381. A rare blue and white water pot and cover, 17th century; 19¾ in. (50 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 11,875. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013. The tapering body is divided into two registers of flower scroll bordered by bowstring bands dressed with a pale brown glaze, and has a square spout rising from the rounded shoulder. The very slightly domed top is divided by a handle formed by two dragons contesting a flaming pearl between curved flanges at either end, and is... [Lire la suite]
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02 janvier 2020

A large blue and white fish bowl, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1332. A large blue and white fish bowl, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 22½ in. (57.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013  The sturdily potted vessel is painted in brilliant tones of cobalt blue with a wide band of lotus meander on the deep sides beneath a thumb-grooved edge painted with classic scroll below the round lip. Provenance: Joseph Wei Galleries, Hartford, Connecticut, 1970s. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works... [Lire la suite]
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02 janvier 2020

A well-painted blue and white bowl, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1324. A well-painted blue and white bowl, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 7¾ in. (19.6 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013  The deep, rounded sides are decorated on the exterior with two mounted scholars approaching a fenced compound where a woman greets a man carrying a basket of flowers, while another woman in the pavilion fixes her hair before a mirror. A poem is on the reverse. The center of the interior is decorated with two scholars seated... [Lire la suite]
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02 janvier 2020

A blue and white slender petal-molded vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1323. A blue and white 'phoenix tail' vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 18½ in. (46.9 cm.) tall. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 11,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013  The tapering body is molded with tall upright petals that rise from the slightly flared foot to the shoulder, and is painted around the sides with boys at play between two scenes of court ladies, all in a garden below sprays of prunus and bamboo at the base of the neck, which is encircled by a bow-string band. An... [Lire la suite]
02 janvier 2020

A blue and white 'phoenix tail' vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1322. A blue and white 'phoenix tail' vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 18½ in. (46.9 cm.) tall. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 68,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013  The baluster body and tall trumpet-shaped neck are decorated with continuous riverside landscape scenes depicting figures at leisurely pursuits amidst tall trees and rocky mountains, all within double-line borders. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 19 - 20 September 2013