30 septembre 2019

A rare blue and white seated figure of Shoulao, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 28. A rare blue and white seated figure of Shoulao, Wanli period (1573-1619); 10 ¼ in. (26.3 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 80,000 (USD 7,693 - USD 10,257). Unsold. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 box.  Property from the the Quek Kiok Lee Collection.  Provenance: Acquired in Singapore, 8 January 1975. Note: Large blue and white figures of this type and date, depicting Shoulao seated on a deer, appear to be quite rare. One in the British Museum (Franks. 1472) is illustrated by J.... [Lire la suite]

30 septembre 2019

A blue and white bird feeder, Xuande six-character mark in undrglaze blue and of the period (1426-1435)

Lot 164. A blue and white bird feeder, Xuande six-character mark in undrglaze blue and of the period (1426-1435); 2 in.(5.1 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 80,000 (USD 6,411 - USD 10,257). © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 box.  Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including the Quek Kiok Lee Collection, Hong Kong, 9 October 2019
28 septembre 2019

A magnificent and extremely rare large blue and white 'anbaxian' moonflask, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3108. A magnificent and extremely rare large blue and white 'anbaxian' moonflask, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 50.5 cm, 19 7/8  in. Estimate Upon Request. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. sturdily and robustly potted, the generously proportioned vessel with a circular body rising from a splayed oval foot to a flaring neck flanked by a pair of S-scroll handles rendered in the form of cloud swirls, the substantial vessel superbly painted overall in shaded tones of cobalt blue, each... [Lire la suite]
25 septembre 2019

A large blue and white 'Shoulao' double gourd vase, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period (1522-1566)

Lot 885. A large blue and white 'Shoulao' double gourd vase, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period (1522-1566). Height 22 in., 55.9 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 USD. Lot sold 18,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. robustly potted, the bud-shaped upper lobe decorated with stylized shou character central medallions, surrounded by regular script shou character roundels alternating in radiating stylized and ruyi-head cloud borders, all below a band of ruyi-head border at the... [Lire la suite]
25 septembre 2019

A blue and white quadrilobed 'lotus' jardinière, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 883. A blue and white quadrilobed 'lotus' jardinière, Ming dynasty, 15th century. Width 8 1/2  in., 21.6 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 18,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the lobed sides supported on a four broad ruyi-form feet and rising to an everted rim, the sides delicately painted with scrolling lotus stems each issuing numerous leaves and terminating in a large blossom, all between a line border above and a band of ruyi heads below,... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2019

A large blue and white 'Four Gentlemens' bowl, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

Lot 1562. A large blue and white 'Four Gentlemens' bowl, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619); 29.2cm., 11 1/2 in. Estimate HKD 250,000 — 300,000. Price realised HKD 307,500. Courtesy Sotheby's  the deep rounded sides of the robustly potted bowl well-painted on the exterior in bright cobalt blue with the 'The Four Gentlemen' - prunus, pine, bamboo, and chrysanthemum, each blooming from a stem twisted in the form of one of... [Lire la suite]

24 septembre 2019

A blue and white 'dragon' box and cover, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620)

Lot 1561. A blue and white 'dragon' box and cover, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620); 24cm., 9 1/2 in. Estimate HKD 250,000 — 300,000. Price realised HKD 307,500. Courtesy Sotheby's  of well potted rectangular form with indented corners resting on a short foot, the cover with a rectangular panel enclosing two five-clawed dragons contesting a 'flaming pearl' amid cloud swirls and above rolling waves crashing against rockwork, surrounded by lotus blooms on meandering... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2019

A rare late Ming anhua-decorated blue and white 'dragon and phoenix' bowl, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1619

Lot 615. A rare late Ming anhua-decorated blue and white 'dragon and phoenix' bowl, Wanli six-character mark within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619); 8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 100,000. Price realised HKD  95,600. © Christie's Image Ltd 2002 Painted in vibrant blue tones around the exterior to depict a dragon striding towards a phoenix with wings outstretched and streaming tail feathers above a band of lotus lappets around the foot, the... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2019

A fine and rare Ming blue and white 'boys' octagonal box and cover, Wanli six-character mark within a double circle and of the p

Lot 611. A fine and rare Ming blue and white 'boys' octagonal box and cover, Wanli six-character mark within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619). The box 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 700,000. Price realised HKD 537,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2002 The box is superbly painted in characteristic bright purplish-blue, alternating on the eight sides with two scenes of boys at play in balustraded gardens, the flattened cover of corresponding octagonal shape,... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2019

A blue and white sweetmeat' box and cover, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

Lot 120. A blue and white sweetmeat' box and cover, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619); 18.4 cm, 7 1/4  in.. Estimate 120,000 — 150,000 HKD (15,343 - 19,179 USD). Lot Sold 275,000 HKD (35,016 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's of circular section, the domed cover decorated with a medallion depicting a seated official with two attendants to his left whilst receiving two other officials, surrounded by a band of four lobed cartouches, each enclosing flowering branches and two... [Lire la suite]