15 avril 2019

A blue and white 'Dragon and Phoenix' bat-shaped box and cover, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue in a double square a

Lot 278. A blue and white 'Dragon and Phoenix' bat-shaped box and cover, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue in a double square and of the period (1573-1619); 6 ¾ in. (17 cm.) wide. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000 (USD 13,050 - USD 19,575). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The cover of the box is decorated in shades of cobalt blue with a dragon and phoenix in flight amongst clouds, with the shape of the raised panel conforming to the bat-shaped contours of the box. The sides are decorated with bands of triangles enclosing... [Lire la suite]

15 avril 2019

A large blue and white 'Phoenix' dish, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period

Lot 277. A large blue and white 'Phoenix' dish, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619); 12 1/8 in. (30.8 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000 (USD 7,830 - USD 10,440). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The dish is decorated in shades of cobalt blue with two confronting phoenixes surrounded by floral sprays and enclosed by a ruyi band. The exterior is similarly decorated. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 14... [Lire la suite]
15 avril 2019

A rare large blue and white 'Shou' character jar, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the

Lot 212. A rare large blue and white 'Shou' character jar, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619); 18 3/8 in. (46.8 cm) high. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000 (USD 39,150 - USD 65,250). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The jar is heavily potted with a high-shouldered body and the exterior is decorated with a pattern of shou roundels reserved against a ground of scrolling lotus tendrils. The base is encircled with a band of ruyi-heads and the short neck is... [Lire la suite]
15 avril 2019

A blue and white circular stand, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 211. A blue and white circular stand, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1573-1619); 9 3/8 in. (23.8 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000 (USD 13,050 - USD 19,575). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The stand is of waisted form and supported on five ruyi-shaped feet standing on an integrated base. The rim is decorated with a lingzhi scroll band above the Eight Buddhist Emblems, bajixiang. Each of the feet is decorated with a bird and flower spray above a further floral band. ... [Lire la suite]
15 avril 2019

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

Lot 210. A blue and white cosmetic box and cover, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619); 4 ¾ in. (12 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 10,000 (USD 7,830 - USD 13,050). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The cover of the box is decorated with a central roundel enclosing a crane in flight amongst clouds, encircled by a scrolling floral band interspersed with precious objects. The interior of the box base is separated into five compartments and the exterior is decorated with a... [Lire la suite]
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]