11 janvier 2019

A pair of blue and white 'dragon' and 'phoenix' bowls, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1666. A pair of blue and white 'dragon' and 'phoenix' bowls, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 7¾ in. (19.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price Realized USD 8,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.  With steep sides rising to a slightly flared, rounded rim, painted around the exterior with alternating dragon and phoenix roundels framed by conjoined lotus blossoms, the interior painted with a single phoenix roundel beneath a diaper border, the base of one with apocryphal Chenghua... [Lire la suite]

11 janvier 2019

A blue and white pear-shaped vase, Transitional period, circa 1645-1655

Lot 1661. A blue and  white pear-shaped vase, Transitional period, circa 1645-1655; 9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price Realized USD 10,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.  Raised on a spreading pedestal foot, one side painted with an unusual scene of an immortal playing the arrow game standing beside an attendant holding arrows on a cloud to one side of a pavilion set amidst rocks and crashing waves, with a vase filled with arrows sitting on the... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2019

An unusual small blue and white vase, Yongzheng period (1723-1736)

Lot 1660. An unusual small blue and white vase, Yongzheng period (1723-1736); 7 5/8 in. (19.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price Realized USD 60,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.  The high rounded shoulder applied with four loop handles and the body well painted with a prunus tree growing amidst bamboo, a rose growing beside a rock to one side of the trunk and butterflies in flight on the reverse, with single and double line borders around the base of the short neck with... [Lire la suite]
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11 janvier 2019

A copper-red and celadon-decorated blue and white carved baluster vase, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 1659. A copper-red and celadon-decorated blue and white carved baluster vase, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722); 17 3/8 in. (44.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price Realized USD 146,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. The well-potted body carved in relief with tree peony, chrysanthemum and asters growing from amidst a large rock formation, the details of the flowers picked out in red against the blue of the... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2019

An unusual large blue and white bottle vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1658. An unusual large blue and white bottle vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 18 in. (45.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price Realized USD 35,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. Painted around the compressed, globular body with two quatrefoil reserves framing scenes of two gentlemen with frolicking boys and an official holding a hu tablet greeting two maidens and their attendant in an interior, the tall, tapered neck painted with two bands of a scholar and his... [Lire la suite]
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11 janvier 2019

An underglaze blue, red, celadon and slip-decorated baluster jar, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1657. An underglaze blue, red, celadon and slip-decorated baluster jar, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 14 in. (36.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price Realized USD 18,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. The jar carved, slip-decorated and painted in shades of underglaze blue, red and celadon with a continuous scene of pavilions amidst a mountainous waterscape growing profusely with pine and other trees, between double line borders below and a cross-hatch border above, the neck painted in... [Lire la suite]

03 janvier 2019

A pair of blue and white garden stools, late Qing dynasty

Lot 217. A pair of blue and white garden stools, late Qing dynasty; 18 3/8 in. (46.6 cm.) high. Estimate HK$30,000 - HK$50,000. Price Realized HK$93,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015. Each stool is painted on the curved sides with birds in flight amidst lotus and peony blossoms, pierced in between with two coin-shaped cartouches, between an upper register of precious objects and lower register of bamboo stems. The top is decorated with butterflies and flowers surrounding an openwork coin-shaped... [Lire la suite]
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28 décembre 2018

Bowl with children in a garden, Ming dynasty (1368–1644), Jiajing mark and period (1522–66), mid-16th century

Bowl with children in a garden, Ming dynasty (1368–1644), Jiajing mark and period (1522–66), mid-16th century. Porcelain painted in underglaze cobalt blue (Jingdezhen ware). H. 6 in. (15.2 cm); Diam. of mouth 12 1/4 in. (31.1 cm). Gift of Denise and Andrew Saul, 2001; 2001.738. © 2000–2018 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  The theme of boys playing was popular in Chinese decorative arts, as demonstrated by this blue-and-white porcelain bowl. Unlike carving and weaving, brush painting on porcelain... [Lire la suite]
28 décembre 2018

A blue and white 'Daoist emblems' bowl, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850)

Lot 1080. A blue and white 'Daoist emblems' bowl, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850). Diameter 8 in., 20.3 cm. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Sold: $11,875 . © Sotheby's the flaring ogee form supported by a broad, tapering foot, the interior painted with a roundel of stylized chrysanthemum and peaches below eight Daoist emblems to the cavetto, the exterior painted with scrolling flowers above a band of ruyi encircling the foot, the base with a six-character seal mark. Property... [Lire la suite]
28 décembre 2018

A pair of blue and white garden seats, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 1471. A pair of blue and white garden seats, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Height 18 1/2  in., 47 cm. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Sold: $12,500. © Sotheby's each of barrel form, with raised bosses at the top and base, the sides and top of the seat with pierced coin motif painted with prunus blossoms centering a field of bold lotus amidst dense scrolled foliate vines, with a collar of ruyi and prunus, the foot encircled by a band of upright leaves (2). Provenance: Private... [Lire la suite]
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