06 mai 2018

A blue and white rouleau vase, Qing dynasty

Lot 125. A blue and white rouleau vase, Qing dynasty; 45.3 cm, 17 3/4  in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 17,500 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the cylindrical body rising from a short straight foot to a tall tapering neck with galleried rim, painted around the exterior in rich cobalt-blue tones with military figures in a pavilion, the neck with bands of dots, key-fret and ruyi. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 16 may 2018, 10:30 AM
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06 mai 2018

A blue and white 'Deer and Crane' baluster vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 114. A blue and white 'Deer and Crane' baluster vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 46 cm, 18 1/8  in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot Sold 8,125 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the tapering body rising from a recessed base to a tall waisted neck with flaring rim, painted around the exterior with deer standing beneath fir trees with cranes perched and in flight above, the neck with two simple leafy floral sprays . Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 16 may 2018, 10:30 AM
06 mai 2018

A large blue and white 'Lotus' bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 14. A large blue and white 'Lotus' bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795); 25.9 cm, 10 1/4  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the deep rounded sides rising from a straight foot, the exterior decorated in deep cobalt-blue with bajixiangabove a continuous band of lotus blossoms borne on an undulating scroll issuing stylised curling leaves, all above a band of upright stylised ruyi-shaped lappets bordering the foot, the interior centred with... [Lire la suite]
06 mai 2018

A blue and white Hu-shaped vase, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850)

Lot 13. A blue and white Hu-shaped vase, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850); 24.8 cm, 9 3/4  in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 12,500 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. of archaistic hu form, painted to the exterior with simulated ‘heaping and piling’, the ovoid body encircled by two bands, the upper with continuous lotus scroll, the lower with a composite floral meander, all between slightly raised double-line borders, the shoulder set with animal mask and mock ring handles,... [Lire la suite]
06 mai 2018

A blue and white Ming-style bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 9. A blue and white Ming-style bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735); 23.5 cm, 9 1/4  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot Sold 30,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the rounded sides rising from a slightly spreading foot to an everted rim, painted to the exterior in various tones of cobalt blue with an undulating stem of various flowers, between a band of key-fret at the rim and a band of classic scroll above the foot, the base inscribed with an underglaze blue mark. Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
06 mai 2018

A pair of small blue and white cups, Yongzheng marks and period (1723-1735)

Lot 2. A pair of small blue and white cups, Yongzheng marks and period (1723-1735); 6.8 cm, 2 5/8  in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot Sold 10,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the rounded sides of each rising from a short slightly spreading foot to a straight rim, painted in varying tones of cobalt blue with a meandering floral scroll above a band of pendant leaves at the foot, the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue. Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 29th/30th April... [Lire la suite]

06 mai 2018

A small blue and white 'Lotus' bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 1. A small blue and white 'Lotus' bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795), 9.7 cm, 3 3/4  in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot Sold 8,125 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the rounded sides rising from a short foot to a slightly everted rim, painted in varying tones of cobalt blue with a band of meandering leafy lotus scroll between narrow bands of spiral scrolls at the rim and ruyi at the foot, the base with a seal mark in underglaze blue. Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 2nd... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2018

A blue and white miniature vase, hu, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze-blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 13. A blue and white miniature vase, hu, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze-blue and of the period (1736-1795); 4 ½ in. (11.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 40,000 (USD 20,925 - USD 34,875). © Christie’s Images Limited 2018. The small vase in intricately painted in shades of cobalt blue to depict flower heads and scrolling leaves, below a band of crashing waves encircling the mouth and above a lappet band and classic scroll around the foot. The sides of the neck are applied... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2018

A rare Ming-style blue and white double-gourd vase, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795)

Lot 12. A rare Ming-style blue and white double-gourd vase, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795); 9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 40,000 (USD 20,925 - USD 34,875). Price realised GBP 40,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2018. The vase is well potted with two pronounced bulbs, painted in Ming style with a dense composite floral scroll, divided by a waisted neck encircled by bands of key-fret, pendent trefoils and angular lappets. The narrow mouth rim is decorated with classic... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2018

A rare blue and white 'Double vajra ' dish, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 7. A rare blue and white 'Double vajra ' dish, Ming dynasty, 15th century; 6 ¾ in. (17.3 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 50,000 - GBP 80,000 (USD 69,750 - USD 111,600). Price realised GBP 81,250. © Christie’s Images Limited 2018. The interior of the dish is painted with two beribboned vajra conjoined with a flower head. The exterior is decorated with lotus blooms and foliate scrolls. Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 30 October 2002, lot 278. A... [Lire la suite]