09 août 2019

A fine and rare large puce-enamelled blue and white bowl, Xuantong six-character mark and of the period (1908-1911)

Lot 3214. A fine and rare large puce-enamelled blue and white bowl, Xuantong six-character mark and of the period (1908-1911); 8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price Realised HKD 920,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010. With the shallow rounded sides decorated in underglaze-blue to the exterior with the Eight Immortals on a ground of puce breaking waves above a narrow band of key-pattern at the foot, the centre of the interior decorated with Shoulao holding a staff beside a... [Lire la suite]

09 août 2019

An underglaze-blue and iron-red 'Dragon' dish, Daoguang six-character sealmark and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 3212. An underglaze-blue and iron-red 'Dragon' dish, Daoguang six-character sealmark and of the period (1821-1850); 7 1/16 in. (17.8 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 70,000. Price Realised HKD 150,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010. The rounded sides rising to a flaring rim, painted to the centre of the interior with an iron-red dragon on a ground of cresting waves within the medallion, the exterior with nine further iron-red dragons on a similar ground below a band of florettes. ... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2019

A massive blue and white 'Lotus' charger, Guangxu period (1875-1908)

Lot 3216. A massive blue and white 'Lotus' charger, Guangxu period (1875-1908); 25 1/4 in. (64 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 150,000. Price Realised HKD 325,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010. The shallow charger with gently rounded sides rising to a flared mouth rim, boldly painted in a vibrant violet blue tone with large lotus flowers among scrolling foliage, the exterior similarly decorated, the base with four-character Chuxiugong zhi mark in underglaze blue. Provenance: The... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2019

A fine blue and white stemcup,Daoguang sealmark and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 3215. A fine blue and white stemcup,Daoguang sealmark and of the period (1821-1850); 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 80,000. Price Realised HKD 212,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010. Painted around the flaring body with lanca characters interspersed with flower-heads growing from scrolled stems issuing curled leaves above a band of radiating lappets, the splayed stem with a collar decorated with sprigs above tassels pendent from ruyi-heads repeated in a band... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2019

A large blue and white 'Lotus' Dish, Kangxi six-character mark within a double-circle and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 3197. A large blue and white 'Lotus' Dish, Kangxi six-character mark within a double-circle and of the period (1662-1722); 15 in. (38 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 120,000. Price Realised HKD 437,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010. With shallow gently rising sides and slightly flared rims, boldly painted in a vibrant blue with large lotus flowers and scrolling foliage, the exterior similarly decorated. Provenance: Chait Galleries, New York Mr. and Mrs. Alan HooverThe Tsui Musem of... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2019

A fine blue and white 'Month' cup, Kangxi six-character mark within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 3196. A fine blue and white 'Month' cup, Kangxi six-character mark within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722); 2 in. (5.1 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 250,000. Price Realised HKD 800,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010. Delicately potted of U-shape with slightly everted mouth rim, finely painted in cobalt-blue of bright tone to depict a blossoming prunus tree growing by a rock with bamboo and narcissus, inscribed on one side with a couplet followed by the sealmark, Shang,... [Lire la suite]

06 août 2019

An archaistic gold and silver-inlaid bronze 'Double-ram' vessel, zun, Ming-early Qing dynasty, 14th-17th century

Lot 1039. An archaistic gold and silver-inlaid bronze 'Double-ram' vessel, zun, Ming-early Qing dynasty, 14th-17th century; 11½ in. (29.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 329,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The vessel is heavily cast in the shape of two addorsed rams sharing the same hollow body that is raised on four legs and from which rises an oblong neck decorated in gold and silver inlay on each side with a taotie mask below a band of diagonal... [Lire la suite]
06 août 2019

A rare blue and white 'Dragon' charger, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period (1522-1566)

Lot 3225. A rare blue and white 'Dragon' charger, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double rectangle and of the period (1522-1566); 21 in. (53.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 1,800,000 - HKD 2,500,000. Price realised HKD 2,200,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The dish is well-potted with deep, rounded sides, and is decorated in the center with a five-clawed dragon leaping amidst flower scroll within a double-line border below similar decoration of four striding dragons... [Lire la suite]
06 août 2019

A large blue and white inscribed double-gourd vase, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1522-1566)

Lot 3224. A large blue and white inscribed double-gourd vase, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1522-1566); 18 3/4 in. (47.2 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 1,000,000 - HKD 1,500,000. Price realised HKD 1,120,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The vase is well painted in rich purplish-blue tones on both globular sections with cranes flying above waves breaking on rocky cliffs and lingzhi amidst cloud scrolls, all below characters within roundels... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2019

A rare bronze figure of a horse, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 13th-15th century

Lot 1020. A rare bronze figure of a horse, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 13th-15th century; 10 in. (25.3 cm.) long. Estimate USD 18,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 35,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The caparisoned horse is shown standing foursquare with head turned slightly to the right, and has a split forelock and pricked ears. The saddle is decorated with a single flower head, and is set on top of a deep oval blanket decorated with a diaper pattern, and the chest strap and crouper are hung... [Lire la suite]