20 novembre 2018

A fine pair of blue and white saucer dishes, Yongzheng six-character marks within double circles and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 2909. A fine pair of blue and white saucer dishes, Yongzheng six-character marks within double circles and of the period (1723-1735); 3 ¼ in. (8.3 cm.) diam. Estimate: HK$600,000.00 - HK$800,000.00 (USD 76,905 - USD 102,540). Price realised HKD 750,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 Each saucer is delicately decorated on the exterior with blossoming branches of peonies, prunus and camellia, box. Provenance: Sold at Sotheby’s Hong Kong, 18 May 1988, lot 173Sold at Sotheby’s Hong Kong, 29 October 1991,... [Lire la suite]

20 novembre 2018

An extremely rare and fine set of twelve blue and white ‘Month’ cups, Kangxi six-character marks in underglaze blue within doubl

                     Lot 2908. An extremely rare and fine set of twelve blue and white ‘Month’ cups, Kangxi six-character marks in underglaze blue within double circles and of the period (1662-1722); 2 7/16 in. (6.5 cm.) diam. each. Estimate On Request. Price realised HKD 36,100,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 Each cup is delicately potted to eggshell thinness, the exterior superbly painted in cobalt blue with emblematic... [Lire la suite]
19 novembre 2018

An exceptionally rare Imperial Ming-style underglaze-blue and copper-red vase, jiu'er zun, Qianlong seal mark and of the period

Lot 71. An exceptionally rare Imperial Ming-style underglaze-blue and copper-red vase, jiu'er zun, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 34.3cm (13 1/2in) high. Estimate: HK$6,000,000.00 - HK$9,000,000.00 (€ 670,000 - 1,000,000). © Bonhams. Of archaic bronze ovoid form, rising from the slightly spreading foot to the waisted neck, flanked by a pair of zoomorphic elephant ring handles set above a raised band around the shoulders, the body exquisitely painted with a continuous meandering... [Lire la suite]
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19 novembre 2018

A rare blue and white 'dragons and lotus' stem bowl, Yongzheng seal mark and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 70. A rare blue and white 'dragons and lotus' stem bowl, Yongzheng seal mark and of the period (1723-1735); 18.2cm (7 1/8in) diam. Estimate: HK$200,000.00 - HK$300,000.00 (€ 23,000 - 34,000). © Bonhams. Well potted with deep everted round sides supported on a ribbed and slightly splayed stem foot, vividly painted around the exterior with two writhing five-clawed dragons striding amidst large lotus heads borne on continuous scrollwork, the foot decorated on the raised rib with the 'Eight Buddhist Emblems',... [Lire la suite]
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19 novembre 2018

A rare Ming blue and white basin, Jiajing six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 1396. A rare Ming blue and white basin, Jiajing six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1573-1619); 15 3/4 in. (40 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 450,000 - HKD 550,000. Price realised HKD 600,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2006.  The exterior painted with three registers of various musical instruments including theqin, cymbals, drum, musical stone, flute, pipa, sheng, and bell, interspersed with floral sprays below a band of cloud scrolls at the rim and lotus lappets above the... [Lire la suite]
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19 novembre 2018

A fine late Ming blue and white dish, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 1395. A fine late Ming blue and white dish, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1619); 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 200,000. Price realised HKD 192,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2006.  The centre of the dish painted in underglaze-blue of rich purplish-blue tone with a scholar riding a qilin led by an attendant, talking to another scholar sitting under a tree, the cavetto with the 'Three Friends of Winter', pine, bamboo and prunus, grouped in four... [Lire la suite]
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19 novembre 2018

A late Ming blue and white 'Three Friends of Winter' jar, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 1394. A late Ming blue and white 'Three Friends of Winter' jar, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1619); 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 90,000 - HKD 120,000. Price realised HKD 108,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2006.  The oviform jar painted with the Three Friends of Winter, pine, prunus and bamboo, growing from rocks and breaking waves, the coiling stems forming stylised auspicious characters Fu Shou Kang Ning, 'prosperity, longevity, health and peace', alternated... [Lire la suite]
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19 novembre 2018

A rare late Ming reverse-decorated blue and white 'Hundred cranes' jar, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619)

Lot 1392. A rare late Ming reverse-decorated blue and white 'Hundred cranes' jar, Wanli six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1573-1619); 13 in. (33 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 400,000. Price realised HKD 360,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2006. The heavily potted jar finely painted to the sides with a dense overall design of cranes in flight, their wings outstretched, amid scrolling clouds, all reserved in white on a cobalt-blue ground, below a narrow petal lappet border... [Lire la suite]
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19 novembre 2018

A finely painted Ming blue and white 'Figures' bowl, Chenghua period (1465-1487)

Lot 1388. A finely painted Ming blue and white 'Figures' bowl, Chenghua period (1465-1487); 8 in. (22.3 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 800,000. Price realised HKD 600,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2006. The rounded sides rising to straight mouthrims, supported on a short splayed foot ring, painted with cobalt of bright blue tones, the exterior decorated with scholars dressed in voluminous robes, their hair swept under a headdress with ribbons billowing in the wind, walking in a landscape scene... [Lire la suite]
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19 novembre 2018

A fine early Ming blue and white foliate-rim dish, Yongle period (1426-1435)

Lot 1385. A fine early Ming blue and white foliate-rim dish, Yongle period (1426-1435); 15 1/8 in. (38.3cm. ) diam. Estimate HKD 1,200,000 - HKD 1,500,000. Price realised HKD 1,680,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2006. Finely moulded with shallow lobed sides rising to an everted rim with twelve lotus petal lobes, painted in rich violet blue tones with extensive 'heaping and piling' on the central medallion with a conforming bracket-lobed outline enclosing a composite floral scroll with a central peony... [Lire la suite]
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