22 juillet 2019

Two underglaze blue, copper-red and celadon-decorated jars, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 849. Two underglaze blue, copper-red and celadon-decorated jars, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 6¼ in. and 9½ in. (15.9 and 24.1 cm.) high, second with wood cover. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 13,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 One is a globular jar and cover, the jar decorated on each side with a panel with carved border and carved scenes of river landscapes in underglaze blue, celadon, and copper red, with a further riverscape on the cover below the pearl-form finial. An apocryphal Chenghua... [Lire la suite]

22 juillet 2019

A large blue and white 'dragon' dish, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double-circle and of the period (1573

Lot 847. A large blue and white 'dragon' dish, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double-circle and of the period (1573-1619); 13½ in. (34.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 22,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The interior of the dish is decorated in the center with two confronted, five-clawed dragons leaping amidst flames and clouds in pursuit of a flaming pearl below two pairs of further dragons at a similar pursuit in the well, the exterior is decorated with a... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2019

A rare blue and white circular plaque, Chenghua period (1465-1487)

Lot 846. A rare blue and white circular plaque, Chenghua period (1465-1487); 10 1/8 in. (25.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 35,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The slightly convex plaque is delicately painted in outline and wash with a scene of Guanyin shown seated on a fringed mat facing an acolyte with outstretched hands, each on a rocky promontory jutting above a lotus plant emerging from wind-tossed waves below. To the other side of Guanyin is an amphora in a basin and a parrot... [Lire la suite]
18 juillet 2019

A rare and unusual blue and white and enameled cup, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 326. A rare and unusual blue and white and enameled cup, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566). Diameter 3 1/4  in., 8.3 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 68,750 USD.© Sotheby's the deep sides rising from a short foot, painted on the exterior with sprays of aubergine-colored berries with leaves, all within double-blue line borders, the center of the interior with an underglaze blue dragon medallion, six-character mark in underglaze blue.  Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
13 juillet 2019

A copper-red and underglaze-blue moonflask, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 167. A copper-red and underglaze-blue moonflask, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Height 19 3/16  in., 48.7 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot sold 93,750 USD. © Sotheby's. the flattened globular body rising from a short oval foot to a slender neck flanked by a pair of scroll handles, painted on each side with scrolling lotus, the lotus heads in underglaze red and the leafy branches in underglaze blue, all between a band of pendent ruyi-heads. ... [Lire la suite]
13 juillet 2019

A Ming-style copper-red and underglaze-blue vase, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 166. A Ming-style copper-red and underglaze-blue vase, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Height 19 3/16  in., 48.7 cm Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 USD. Lot sold 37,500 USD. © Sotheby's. of ovoid form, painted with formal red lotus flower heads borne on an undulating foliate vine with leaves picked out in underglaze blue, all between key-fret borders around the rim and foot. Provenance: Sotheby's New York, 30th March 2006, lot 310. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics... [Lire la suite]

13 juillet 2019

A fine small blue and white 'Lotus' vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 165. A fine small blue and white 'Lotus' vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Height 17 3/4  in., 45.1 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 18,750 USD. © Sotheby's. the globular body raised on a short straight foot and rising to a tall neck with curved galleried rim, delicately painted with multiple bands of scrolling lotus, the wider band further painted with stylized bat pendants dangling chimes and double-fishes, the bands separated by raised filets... [Lire la suite]
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13 juillet 2019

A celadon, copper-red and underglaze-blue yen-yen vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 163. A celadon, copper-red and underglaze-blue yen-yen vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 17 3/4  in., 45.1 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 43,750 USD. © Sotheby's. the body of baluster form rising to a trumpet neck with everted rim, boldly painted in strong tones of underglaze blue and red with a scene of a traveling immortal and acolyte riding on a donkey, approaching a local with a basket of lingzhi who points the way, a... [Lire la suite]
13 juillet 2019

A copper-red and underglaze-blue 'fish' jardinière, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 162. A copper-red and underglaze-blue 'Fish' jardinière, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 18 1/2  in., 47 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 15,000 USD. © Sotheby's. of steeply rounded shape, boldly painted in underglaze blue and copper-red with mackerel, whitefish, carp, freshwater perch and crustacea swimming amidst numerous aquatic weeds below a chevron border around the rim. Note: The names of the four fish on the present... [Lire la suite]
13 juillet 2019

A Ming-style blue and white 'Lotus-bouquet' dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 160. A Ming-style blue and white 'Lotus-bouquet' dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735). Diameter 13 5/8  in., 34.5 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 10,000 USD. Lot sold 15,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the shallow-rounded sides rising from a flat base and a tapered foot, painted on the interior with a 'lotus-bouquet' below a frieze of composite foliate scroll in the well and a band of classic scroll on the rim, with a further band of composite foliate scroll on the exterior, six-character... [Lire la suite]