22 juillet 2019

An iron-red-decorated blue and white 'Dragon' dish, Daoguang six-character seal mark and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 874. An iron-red-decorated blue and white 'Dragon' dish, Daoguang six-character seal mark and of the period (1821-1850); Dish 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) diam., bowl 5¾ in. (14.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 18,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The dish is decorated in the center with a medallion enclosing a writhing iron-red dragon on an underglaze blue ground of cresting waves, the exterior with nine further iron-red dragons on a similar ground below a band of... [Lire la suite]

22 juillet 2019

A blue and white 'shou'-character dish, Daoguang six-character seal mark in underglaze-blue and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 873. A blue and white 'shou'-character dish, Daoguang six-character seal mark in underglaze-blue and of the period (1821-1850); 6 1/8 and 8¾ in. (15.5 and 22.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 10,000. Price realised USD 8,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The interior is decorated with a stylized shou character formed by foliate scroll below six smaller shou characters, and the exterior with a band of conjoined ruyi heads. Together with a larger blue and... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2019

Two small blue and white anhua-decorated 'Dragon' dishes, 18th century

Lot 864. Two small blue and white anhua-decorated 'Dragon' dishes, 18th century; 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 5,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The dishes have rounded sides that flare at the rim, and are decorated on the interior with anhua dragons chasing flaming pearls, a similar frieze in deep shades of blue is on the exterior. An apocryphal Xuande mark is on the base. Provenance: Alfred E. Guntermann (1943-2013) Collection.  ... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2019

A rare blue and white Ming-style 'alms' bowl, 18th century

Lot 862. A rare blue and white Ming-style 'alms' bowl, 18th century; 10¼ in. (26 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  Of deep, tapered form, the bowl is decorated around the exterior with a broad band of bold lotus meander below a border of pendent ruyi heads and classic scroll at the rim. Provenance: Alfred E. Guntermann (1943-2013) Collection.   Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 18... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2019

Two blue and white 'Lotus' dishes, Yongzheng six-character marks in underglaze blue within double circles and of the period

Lot 861. Two blue and white 'Lotus' dishes, Yongzheng six-character marks in underglaze blue within double circles and of the period (1723-1735); 8 in. (20.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 23,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  Each dish is painted in rich tones of cobalt blue on the interior with a medallion of seven lotus blossoms borne on leafy scrolling meander repeated as a frieze on the exterior, all within double-line borders. Provenance: Alfred E. Guntermann... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2019

A blue and white 'phoenix tail' vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 860. A blue and white 'phoenix tail' vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 18½ in. (47 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 12,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The body and tall trumpet-shaped neck are decorated with continuous scenes of deer and cranes amidst tall trees and rocky mountains, all within line borders. Provenance: Alfred E. Guntermann (1943-2013) Collection.  Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 18 – 19 September... [Lire la suite]

22 juillet 2019

Two blue and white bowls, Kangxi six-character marks in underglaze blue within double circles and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 859. Two blue and white bowls, Kangxi six-character marks in underglaze blue within double circles and of the period (1662-1722); 7 5/8 and 8 in. (19.3 and 20.4 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 9,375. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The first is of square shape, with deep sides that flare towards the slightly everted rim. The sides are decorated with different scenes of scholars and their attendants at various pursuits within double-line borders separated by... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2019

Two blue and white brush pots, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 858. Two blue and white brush pots, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 7 and 7¼ in. (18 and 18.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 22,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  One is decorated in underglaze blue with two panels enclosing scenes of fishermen and scholars in mountainous river landscapes. The other is decorated with four rectangular panels with canted corners depicting mountainous river landscapes executed in underglaze blue with faint copper-red details, all reserved on... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2019

A large blue and white 'Dragon' dish and a large wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' dish, Kangxi six-character marks and of the period

Lot 854. A large blue and white 'Dragon' dish and a large wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' dish, Kangxi six-character marks in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722); 14½ and 12¾ in. (36.8 and 32.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 43,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The interior of the blue and white dish is decorated in the center with two confronted dragons leaping amidst flames and clouds as they each grasp a flaming pearl below further... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2019

A blue and white censer, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 852. A blue and white censer, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 10 5/8 in. (27 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 6,875. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 Of gui shape, the censer is decorated on the exterior with groupings of antiques alternating with auspicious emblems, all below a band of precious objects and clouds on the waisted neck.  Provenance: Alfred E. Guntermann (1943-2013) Collection. Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 18 – 19 September... [Lire la suite]