24 mars 2018

A large Ming-style blue and white moonflask, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 746. A large Ming-style blue and white moonflask, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 19 in. (48.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 564,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The vase is decorated in rich underglaze blue with simulated 'heaping and piling' on the convex sides with eight petals enclosing the bajixiang (Eight Buddhist Emblems) radiating from a central boss decorated with a flower head, on the narrow sides with a band of stylized lotus... [Lire la suite]

22 mars 2018

A very rare blue and white 'Peacock' jar, guan, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 715. A very rare blue and white 'Peacock' jar, guan, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 9 in. (23 cm. ) high. Estimate USD 120,000 - USD 180,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The heavily potted, tapering body is decorated on one side with a peacock with spread wings and extended tail and legs and on the reverse with a peahen shown descending, the two above bamboo and between flowering and budding tree peonies that grow from rocks positioned below each of the molded animal-mask handles. All between a band... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2018

A rare blue and white peach-form ewer, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1522-1566)

Lot 283. A rare blue and white peach-form ewer, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1522-1566); 8 in. (20.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 29,800. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007   Each side molded with a peach-shaped panel enclosing a pair of dragons leaping above waves and a rock as they contest a flaming pearl, surrounded by cranes and sprigs of lingzhi and peaches, with a band of petal tips below and... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2018

A blue and white square baluster jar and cover, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period

Lot 274. A blue and white square baluster jar and cover, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double rectangle and of the period (1522-1566); 8 3/8 in. (21.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 29,800. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007  Each side painted with a dragon leaping amidst scrolling, leafy stems of lotus, above a band of petal lappets below and a ruyi band on the shoulder, with a key-fret band around the square neck, the... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2018

A set of five small blue and white bowls, Wanli six-character marks in underglaze blue within double circles and of the period

Lot 268. A set of five small blue and white bowls, Wanli six-character marks in underglaze blue within double circles and of the period (1573-1619); 4¾ in. (12 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 29,800. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007 With rounded sides rising to a slightly everted rim, the exterior decorated with four alternating branches of peaches and pomegranates, and the center of the interior with four flower sprigs including lotus, peony, rose and... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2018

An exceptional and rare pair of underglaze-blue and copper-red vases, Attributed to Tang Ying, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 529. An exceptional and rare pair of underglaze-blue and copper-red vases, Attributed to Tang Ying, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Height 16 in., 40.5 cm. Estimate $200,000 — 300,000. Sold for $399,000. Courtesy Sotheby’s. each well potted with the slightly tapered cylindrical body rising from a recessed base to an angular shoulder, sweeping up to a waisted neck and mouth collared with a raised band, the exterior finely painted with a crane standing on top of rockwork... [Lire la suite]

21 mars 2018

A large blue and white jar, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 3242. A large blue and white jar, Wanli period (1573-1619); 13 in. (33.2 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 240,000. Price realised HKD 200,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014    The jar is sturdily potted with an ovoid body rising to a short waisted neck and decorated with four shaped cartouches enclosing flower and rock compositions, all conjoined by ruyi and flower-head strapwork, reserved on a blue wan patterned ground. The shoulder is further... [Lire la suite]
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21 mars 2018

A blue and white moulded 'Lotus' dish, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 3241. A blue and white moulded 'Lotus' dish, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619); 7 3/4 in. (19.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 180,000 - HKD 240,000. Price realised HKD 225,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014    The dish is moulded in the form of a lotus flower, supported on a short straight foot. The interior is decorated to the centre with a roundel containing a Sanskrit character, encircled by two ruyi-bands... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2018

A very large blue and white hexagonal jar, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 3246. A very large blue and white hexagonal jar, Wanli period (1573-1619); 19 in. (48.3 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000. Price realised HKD 750,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014    The jar is boldly decorated with large lobed panels enclosing pairs of animals, comprising cranes, pheasants, tigers, peacocks, deer and eagles, interspersed with cloud scrolls between a band of ruyi-heads and scrolling foliage above a lappet band. The shoulders are decorated with... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2018

A rare blue and white 'Bamboo and Plantain' bowl, Wanli six-character mark and of the period

Lot 3245. A rare blue and white 'Bamboo and Plantain' bowl, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619); 9 3/8 in. (23.8 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000. Price realised HKD 1,720,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The bowl is painted on the exterior in cobalt of vivid inky blue tones with a continuous scene depicting bamboo and plantain trees growing from a rocky ground, all above a band of petal lappets around the foot. The... [Lire la suite]