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]

28 juillet 2019

A blue and white 'Bajixiang' vase, 19th century

Lot 958. A blue and white 'Bajixiang' vase, 19th century; 17½ in. (44.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 18,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The globular body is decorated in vibrant shades of cobalt blue with lotus blooms borne on leafy stems below a band of The Eight Buddhist Emblems, bajixiang, tied with ribbons on a dense foliate band interrupted by a pair of molded monster mask and ring handles. An apocryphal Qianlong seal mark is on the base.  Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
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28 juillet 2019

A blue and white bowl and a blue and white dish, Daoguang seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 955. A blue and white bowl and a blue and white dish, Daoguang seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850); 6¾ and 6½ in. (17.2 and 16.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 7,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The bowl, of ogee form, is decorated on the exterior with two five-clawed dragons racing amidst clouds and separated by cruciform clouds, and the bottom of the interior is decorated with a roundel of a dragon leaping amidst flames. The dish, with... [Lire la suite]
28 juillet 2019

A blue and white and celadon-glazed square brush pot, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and probably of the period (1736-179

Lot 953. A blue and white and celadon-glazed square brush pot, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and probably of the period (1736-1795); 5 in. (12.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014    Each side has a recessed, rectangular panel decorated in underglaze blue with a deer, a rose branch, two rams recumbent beneath a full moon, and a prunus branch, all on a celadon ground, wood stand, cloth box. Christie's. FINE CHINESE... [Lire la suite]
28 juillet 2019

A pair of blue and white 'Eight Immortals' bowls, Jiaqing six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1796-182

Lot 952. A pair of blue and white 'Eight Immortals' bowls, Jiaqing six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1796-1820); 4½ in. (11.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 37,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014    Each bowl is decorated on the exterior with the Eight Immortals standing on clouds and separated by vapor. The interior is decorated with a central medallion of Shoulao seated with two other immortals beneath a pine tree. Christie's. FINE... [Lire la suite]
28 juillet 2019

A blue and white Ming-style 'Lotus bouquet' dish, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 951. A blue and white Ming-style 'Lotus bouquet' dish, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735); 13¾ in. (34.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 18,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 56,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014    The dish is decorated in rich cobalt blue with a central ribbon-tied lotus plant bouquet incorporating saggitaria and a stalk of millet, below a narrow band of classic scroll at the rim, which is repeated on the exterior... [Lire la suite]

27 juillet 2019

An iron-red and underglaze-blue 'Dragon' dish, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 346. An iron-red and underglaze-blue 'Dragon' dish, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795); 17.5cm., 6 7/8 in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 13,750 GBP. © Sotheby's. the rounded sides supported on a short foot, painted to the interior with a central medallion enclosing an iron-red five-clawed dragon writhing amongst cresting blue waves, the exterior similarly decorated with nine further dragons amongst waves, all below a band of cash coins, the base inscribed with a... [Lire la suite]
27 juillet 2019

An underglaze-blue and red 'Lotus' meiping, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

  Lot 277. An underglaze-blue and red 'Lotus' meiping, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722) with an underglaze-blue and red 'Buddhist lion' bottle vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). The meiping, 17.7cm., 7in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 17,500 GBP. © Sotheby's. the round shouldered tapering baluster body rising from a recessed base to a narrow short waisted neck, painted around the exterior with a broad lotus between bands of fruiting... [Lire la suite]
27 juillet 2019

A large blue and white ovoid jar, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 949. A large blue and white ovoid jar, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 15¾ in. (40 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014   The jar is decorated in rich tones of underglaze blue with a dense allover design of lotus scroll below a double band of overlapping petal tips on the short neck, box. Note: The decoration on the present jar appears to be an adaptation of a Ming-dynasty... [Lire la suite]
27 juillet 2019

A Ming-style blue and white 'Lotus bouquet' dish, 18th century

Lot 947. A Ming-style blue and white 'Lotus bouquet' dish, 18th century; 13 1/16 in. (33.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 16,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014   The dish has rounded sides and is decorated in fifteenth century-style with a ribbon-tied lotus plant bouquet incorporating saggitaria and millet in the center of the interior below composite flower scroll in the well which is repeated on the exterior. The base is unglazed. Provenance: Private... [Lire la suite]