27 juillet 2019

A blue and white jar, Kangxi period 1662-1722)

Lot 936. A blue and white jar, Kangxi period 1662-1722); 12½ in. (32 cm.) high. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 11,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The sides are decorated with a scene of four court ladies at leisurely pursuits on a terrace. Two are shown seated at a table on which rests a qin, a wave-decorated screen behind them, while the other two are standing to the side and holding fans. An underglaze-blue double circle is on the base. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong in the... [Lire la suite]
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27 juillet 2019

A rare blue and white circular plaque, 17th century

Lot 934. A rare blue and white circular plaque, 17th century; 8 9/16 in. (21.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The plaque is well painted in deep shades of inky blue with a gathering of eight scholars in a lush terraced landscape beside a pavilion; three are shown approaching on horseback with their attendant on an adjacent bridge, and five are gathered around a marble-inset corner-leg table laden with books, a bronze beaker vase and a... [Lire la suite]
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27 juillet 2019

A massive blue and white fish bowl, Guangxu period (1875-1908)

Lot 933. A massive blue and white fish bowl, Guangxu period (1875-1908); 19¾ in. (50.1 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The heavily potted jar is painted in bright purplish-blue tones with four five-clawed dragons, one shown full face with its body twisted around a flaming pearl, and the other three striding around the sides, all above a band of roiling waves that encircle the base, wood stand. An apocryphal Qianlong mark is in a line... [Lire la suite]
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27 juillet 2019

A blue and white 'Dragon' dish, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 931. A blue and white 'Dragon' dish, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 18,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The interior is decorated with a dragon leaping amidst flames in pursuit of a flaming pearl, with similar striding dragons on the exterior. Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 18 – 19 September 2014, New York, Rockefeller Plaza
26 juillet 2019

A blue and white bottle vase, Tongzhi mark and period (1862-1874)

Lot 228. A blue and white bottle vase, Tongzhi mark and period (1862-1874); 37.4cm., 14 3/4 in. Estimate 8,000 - 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 21,250 GBP. © Sotheby's. of slightly compressed globular form rising from a splayed foot to a tall waisted neck, well painted in deep tones of cobalt around the body with a large foliate scroll of composite flowers, including lotus, peony, chrysanthemum, camellia and hibiscus,... [Lire la suite]
26 juillet 2019

A blue and white ‘Floral scroll’ bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 227. A blue and white ‘Floral scroll’ bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795); 16.1cm., 6 3/8 in. Estimate 3,000 - 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 3,500 GBP. © Sotheby's. thickly potted, the rounded sides rising from a short foot, painted to the exterior with composite floral blooms borne on undulating leafy stems, the base inscribed with a six-character seal mark. Provenance: Fürstlich Ysenburgisches Fideicomiss, Büdingen (according to label). Sotheby's. Fine... [Lire la suite]

26 juillet 2019

A blue and white ‘Ladies’ jar and cover. Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 217. A blue and white ‘Ladies’ jar and cover. Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 56cm., 22in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 7,500 GBP. © Sotheby's. the baluster body rising to a waisted neck with lipped rim, the body moulded and painted with three rows of petal-shaped panels variously enclosing blossoming flowers and ladies in a garden, all divided by geometric and floral bands, the cover similarly decorated.  Provenance: A Dutch Private... [Lire la suite]
26 juillet 2019

A blue and white 'Landscape' dish, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 215. A blue and white 'Landscape' dish, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722); 16.9cm., 6 5/8 in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 11,250 GBP. © Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a flared rim, vividly painted to the interior in the style of the Master of the Rocks, depicting a sampan boat journeying across a river landscape flanked by rocky mountains, cottages and trees, the exterior with sprigs of bamboo, the base inscribed with... [Lire la suite]
26 juillet 2019

A blue and white 'Dragon' stem cup , Yuan dynasty (1279-1366)

Lot 207. A blue and white 'Dragon' stem cup , Yuan dynasty (1279-1366); 9.5cm., 3 ¾ in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 10,625 GBP. © Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides rising from a tall spreading foot to a flared rim, freely painted to the exterior with a scaly three-clawed dragon chasing a flaming pearl, the interior with a classic scroll at the rim and flame wisps in the centre. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 14 may 2014
25 juillet 2019

A small blue and white globular bowl, jingshuiwan, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 913. A small blue and white globular bowl, jingshuiwan, Yongle period (1403-1425); 4 in. (10.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 47,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The well-potted jar is decorated around the sides with a continuous band of peony scroll below a narrow band of lotus scroll and above bands of upright petal lappets and classic scroll in rich cobalt blue enhanced by darker 'heaping and piling'. The interior is decorated with a chrysanthemum sprig within... [Lire la suite]