20 juin 2018

A fine pair of blue and white bowls, Daoguang six-character sealmarks and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 3926. A fine pair of blue and white bowls, Daoguang six-character sealmarks and of the period (1821-1850); 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 40,000 - HKD 60,000. Price Realized HKD 375,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011  Each decorated on the exterior with flower scrolls above overlapping ruyi-heads encircling the foot and a band of classic scrolls on the gently everted mouth rims, the interior with a single floral spray within double-circles. Christie's.... [Lire la suite]

20 juin 2018

A fine and rare blue and white globular jar, Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 3922. A fine and rare blue and white globular jar, Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795); 5 in. (12.7 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 800,000 - HKD 1,200,000. Price Realized HKD 4,220,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011    The finely potted rounded sides rising from a raised footring to a narrow straight neck, painted in penciled outline and cobalt washes with a broad continuous band of five lotus flowerheads and curled jagged leaves borne on... [Lire la suite]
19 juin 2018

A small blue and white vase, zhadou, Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 3920. A small blue and white vase, zhadou, Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795); 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 350,000 - HKD 450,000. Price Realized HKD 524,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011    The bulbous body supported on a short slightly splayed foot and surmounted by a wide flaring neck, the exterior painted with meandering lotus scrolls between stylised lappet bands at the foot, shoulder and neck, below a ruyi band encircling... [Lire la suite]
19 juin 2018

A rare blue and white winecup, Kangxi six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 3915. A rare blue and white winecup, Kangxi six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1662-1722); 3 in. (7.7 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 80,000. Price Realized HKD 400,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011    The deep bell-shaped beaker stands on a tall ring foot, finely painted to the exteior with fish among aquatic plants below mountains in the background, the interior with a medallion enclosing further aquatic plants emerging from... [Lire la suite]
18 juin 2018

A very rare blue and white octagonal pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368) 

Lot 3806. A very rare blue and white octagonal pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 11 3/4 in. (30.2 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 250,000 - HKD 350,000. Price Realized HKD 325,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 Moulded in three horizontal registers with lotus-shaped panels around the base enclosing eight precious objects, babao, the lozenge shaped panels around the body enclosing lotus and peony sprays and bouquets alternating with trellis patterns and lotus sprays... [Lire la suite]
18 juin 2018

A very rare Yuan blue and white pear-shaped 'dragon' vase, yuhuchunping, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 3805. A very rare Yuan blue and white pear-shaped 'dragon' vase, yuhuchunping, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 11 1/4 in. (28.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 700,000. Price Realized HKD 860,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 The full, pear-shaped body raised on a short, slightly spreading foot, rising to a slender neck and widely everted trumpet mouth, freely painted in vivid tones of purplish-blue cobalt with a powerful striding three-clawed dragon among flame scrolls in pursuit... [Lire la suite]

18 juin 2018

A Ming blue and white oviform jar, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period (1522-1566)

Lot 3730. A Ming blue and white oviform jar, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period (1522-1566); 10 in. (25.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 700,000. Price Realized HKD 860,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 The rounded body painted with five horses leaping over swirling and breaking waves above a band of cloud-shaped lappets encircling the base, all below the anbaxiang, Eight Treasures, emblems attached to beaded jewellery chains suspending from a band ofruyi-head on... [Lire la suite]
18 juin 2018

An early Ming blue and white small barbed-rim dish, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 3821. An early Ming blue and white small barbed-rim dish, Yongle period (1403-1425); 7 3/4 in. (19.8 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000. Price Realized HKD 680,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 The eight barbs on the rim continuing into the well, finely painted in vivid cobalt tones at the centre with two pomegranate flowerheads borne on a leafy stem issuing further small buds within lobed double-line borders, the well divided into eight fluted panels, each filled with... [Lire la suite]
18 juin 2018

A fine and very rare blue and white 'mythical beast' bowl, Wanli six-character mark within double-circles and of the period

Lot 3827. A fine and very rare blue and white 'mythical beast' bowl, Wanli six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1573-1619); 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price Realized HKD 800,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 Painted with a fanciful scene of five-clawed dragons and mythical beasts in a tree-strewn landscape including a qilin as well as lion-headed, horse-headed, deer-headed, elephant-headed creatures and a conch,... [Lire la suite]
17 juin 2018

A very rare underglaze-blue moulded 'dragon' stemcup, gaozu wan, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, late 14th century

Lot 3807. A very rare underglaze-blue moulded 'dragon' stemcup, gaozu wan, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, late 14th century; 4 3/8 in. (10.9 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 700,000. Price Realized HKD 1,220,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 The upright sides fluidly and expertly painted in vibrant tones of purplish underglaze-blue with a three-clawed dragon purposefully striding in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' between single line borders in a contrasting blue of paler tone, and... [Lire la suite]