12 septembre 2018

An unusual blue and white 'lantsa character' dish, Yongzheng six-character mark

Lot 1379. An unusual blue and white 'lantsa character' dish, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735); 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018  The center of the interior is decorated with a medallion of a stylized six-petaled flower head, the center and each petal enclosing a different character, and the exterior is decorated with composite foliate scroll, all within double-line... [Lire la suite]

12 septembre 2018

A rare blue and white 'Crane and Peach' dish, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 1369. A rare blue and white 'Crane and Peach' dish, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735); 16 7/8 in. (43 cm.) high. Estimate USD 18,000 - USD 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The dish has flared sides, and is decorated on the interior with three cranes grasping double peaches in their beaks amidst dense stylized clouds, and the exterior is decorated with composite floral scroll. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works... [Lire la suite]
12 septembre 2018

A blue and white 'phoenix tail' vase, Yongzheng period (123-1735)

Lot 1362. A blue and white 'phoenix tail' vase, Yongzheng period (123-1735); 16 7/8 in. (43 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The vase is decorated on the body with a continuous scene depicting the ‘Three Friends of Winter’, pine, prunus and bamboo, which is repeated on the trumpet-shaped neck. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 13 - 14 September 2018
11 septembre 2018

A rare large blue and white ‘dragon’ stem dish, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue in a line and of the period

Lot 1366. A rare large blue and white ‘dragon’ stem dish, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue in a line and of the period (1736-1795); 7 7/8 in. (22.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The dish has shallow, straight sides, and is raised on a spreading pedestal foot which is decorated with a ferocious five-clawed dragon reaching for a flaming pearl amidst flames, all above crashing waves scattered with carp, lotus, and rocks, cloth box. Note: Similar... [Lire la suite]
10 septembre 2018

A blue and white 'Dragon' jardinière, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 149. A blue and white 'Dragon' jardinière, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Diameter 8 1/4  in., 21 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000. Lot sold 43,750 USD. © Sotheby's. the steeply rounded sides rising to a gently lipped rim, painted around the body with a pair of five-clawed dragons striding among clouds above a band of foaming waves, the slightly concave base with an unglazed ring encircling a further recessed-central medallion, with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue. ... [Lire la suite]
10 septembre 2018

A fine blue and white jarlet, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 147. A fine blue and white jarlet, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735). Height 2 7/8  in., 7.5 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000. Lot sold 30,000 USD. © Sotheby's. well potted with the ovoid body supported on a short foot, gently rising to an angled shoulder, surmounted by a waisted neck and a lipped rim, painted around the exterior in brilliant shades of underglaze blue with stylized Islamic star motif enclosing floral scrolls, the florets divided by... [Lire la suite]

10 septembre 2018

A blue and white 'melon' jar, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 146. A blue and white 'melon' jar, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735). Height 3 5/8  in., 9.2 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000. © Sotheby's. the globular body molded with six lobes rising to a compressed neck with a rolled rim, each lobe painted in underglaze blue with leafy vines suspending ripe melons and spindly tendrils, the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 12 sept. 2018, 10:30 AM
10 septembre 2018

A blue and white 'melon' dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 145. A blue and white 'melon' dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735). Diameter 8 1/4  in., 21 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000. Lot sold 47,500 USD. © Sotheby's. the rounded sides resting on a gently tapering foot, the exterior delicately painted in washes of cobalt blue with two flowering scrolling vines with ripe melons, all between line borders, the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle, wood stand (2). Provenance: Hong Kong Private... [Lire la suite]
10 septembre 2018

A blue and white 'medallion' bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 144. A blue and white 'medallion' bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735). Diameter 5 5/8  in., 14.2 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000. Lot sold 8,750 USD. © Sotheby's. delicately potted, the steeply rounded sides deftly painted in varying tones of underglaze blue on the exterior with five chrysanthemum medallions each composed of four flowerheads wreathed by broad leaves, enclosed by interlaced foliate scrolls, all set between double lines encircling the rim and foot, the base with... [Lire la suite]
09 septembre 2018

A rare blue and white 'Mandarin duck' ewer, 17th century

Lot 1345. A rare blue and white 'Mandarin duck' ewer, 17th century; 7 ¾ in. (19.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The ewer is made in the shape of two side-by side mandarin ducks, one with head curved back behind one end of the spotted handle to rest behind the raised neck of its mate. Their necks, wings and tails are detailed with feathers, and the sides of their bodies are delicately decorated with lotus plants and water weeds as if they are swimming in a lotus pond... [Lire la suite]
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