02 janvier 2020

A blue and white tripod censer, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1321. Ablue and white tripod censer, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 10 1/8 in. (26.1 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 11,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013  The compressed globular body is raised on three tab feet, and painted with a continuous scene of fishermen in a river landscape below a narrow band of clouds alternating with five of the Eight Buddhist Emblems. Provenance: Acquired in New York in the 1970s. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New... [Lire la suite]

02 janvier 2020

A blue and white square plaque, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1320. A blue and white square plaque, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 13¾ x 13¾ in. (34.8 cm.) square. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013  The plaque is finely painted in rich cobalt blue tones with figures floating down river in a small boat past a docked boat and a pavilion nestled amidst trees and mountains, as Lu Dongbin and another female immortal, carried on the back of a demon, descend on clouds, framed. Provenance: Acquired in London in the... [Lire la suite]
02 janvier 2020

A blue and white rouleau vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1319. A blue and white rouleau vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 7¾ in. (19.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 105,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013  The vase is finely painted in various shades of rich cobalt blue with a continuous scene of a fishermen on a lake below birds in flight within a mountainous river landscape, all below floral sprays and a single bowstring band on the neck. Note: A Kangxi blue and white rouleau vase painted with very similar... [Lire la suite]
30 décembre 2019

Two rare blue and white shonzhui-style serving dishes, Chongzhen period (1628-1644)

Lot 1303. Two rare blue and white shonzhui-style serving dishes, Chongzhen period (1628-1644); 7¾ in. (19.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 8,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Each is heavily potted with shallow rounded sides rising to a brown-dressed, irregularly lobed rim. The interior is decorated with four single characters in a vertical line and two magpies, one perched in a blossoming plum tree, while the other is in flight above, all reserved on... [Lire la suite]
30 décembre 2019

A blue and white bowl, late Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 1299. A blue and white bowl, late Ming dynasty, 17th century; 8¼ in. (20.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 11,875. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The deep, rounded body is decorated on one side with a scene of boats sailing in a river landscape, and the reverse with a rider on a donkey approaching a pagoda in a stylized mountainous landscape, repeated in a roundel in the bottom of the interior.  Provenance: S. Marchant and Son, London. ... [Lire la suite]
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30 décembre 2019

A rare and unusual blue and white globular jar, late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 1298. A rare and unusual blue and white globular jar, late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 4½ in. (11.5 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 7,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The sides are decorated with scenes of ladies and boys at play in a lush garden setting, all beneath a petal-lappet border on the shoulder, Japanese wood box.  Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 19 - 20 September 2013

30 décembre 2019

A blue and white 'lotus' jar, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1522-1566)

Lot 1296. A blue and white 'lotus' jar, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1522-1566); 6 5/8 in. (16.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 18,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 68,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The high-shouldered body is painted with large lotus blossoms borne on leafy, scrolling meander set between double-line borders and bands of interlocking scrolls below the rim and above the foot. Note: A Jiajing-marked jar of identical size and design was... [Lire la suite]
30 décembre 2019

A very rare blue and white deep bell-shaped cup, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1522-1566)

Lot 1292. A very rare blue and white deep bell-shaped cup, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1522-1566); 4½ in. (11.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 93,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The cup has deep upright sides flaring slightly at the rim, and is raised on a tall foot. The exterior is painted in rich shades of underglaze blue with two five-clawed dragons striding amidst lingzhi-shaped clouds above a terrestrial... [Lire la suite]
30 décembre 2019

A very rare blue and white faceted bottle vase, yuhuchunping, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 1302. A very rare blue and white faceted bottle vase, yuhuchunping, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 11 5/8 in. (29.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Lot sold USD 40,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 The elegantly proportioned vase is of octagonal section, and is decorated with three registers of interlocking panels, those of the middle section enclosing repetitions of lotus, peony, chrysanthemum and lingzhi between angular scroll-filled petals below and alternating panels of flaming... [Lire la suite]
28 décembre 2019

A pair of inscribed and dated blue and white quatrefoil dishes, Jiaqing underglaze blue six-character marks and of the period

Lot 395. A pair of inscribed and dated blue and white quatrefoil dishes, Jiaqing underglaze blue six-character marks and of the period (1796-1820); 6 3/8 in. (16.1 cm.) wide. Estimate GBP 50,000 - GBP 80,000.Price realised GBP 85,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The interior of each lobed dish is inscribed with an imperial poem dated to the cyclical year of dingsi, corresponding to 1797. The inscriptions are encircled by bands of lotus scroll, and the exterior of the dishes are similarly... [Lire la suite]