24 septembre 2017

Two blue and white bowls, Qianlong six-character seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 1212. Two blue and white bowls, Qianlong six-character seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795), 5 ¼ in. (13.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  Each is decorated on the exterior with a band of bats suspending scrolling double-gourd vines between narrow bands of leafy scroll and lotus lappets. The interior similarly decorated with bats and double-gourds within a double circle. ... [Lire la suite]

24 septembre 2017

A small Ming-style blue and white cylindrical jar, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 1210. A small Ming-style blue and white cylindrical jar, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735), 4 in. (10 cm.) high. Estimate USD 18,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 22,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The cylindrical body is decorated in underglaze blue with simulated 'heaping and piling' with lotus sprays set within a star-pattern formed by ten rhomboid petals and reserved on a complex geometric pattern-ground,... [Lire la suite]
23 septembre 2017

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

Lot 1207. A blue and white 'Phoenix tail' vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722), 13 7/8 in. (35.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 8,125. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The baluster body and tall trumpet-shaped neck are decorated with continuous riverside landscape scenes each incorporating a solitary figure.  Provenance: Collection of Ambassador Ti-Tsun Li (1901-1981), and thence by descent to the present owner. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]
23 septembre 2017

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

Lot 1206. A blue and white baluster jar, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 9 ¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 2,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The high-shouldered, tapering body is decorated in shades of blue with two leafy flowering trees amidst rock formations, birds, and insects.  Provenance: Collection of Ambassador Ti-Tsun Li (1901-1981), and thence by descent to the present owner. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 14 - 15... [Lire la suite]
23 septembre 2017

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

Lot 1205. A blue and white jardinière, Kangxi period (1662-1722), 12 ½ in. (31.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 4,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The heavily potted jardinière is decorated on the sides with a continuous river landscape in which figures are shown engaging in various pursuits including resting in pavilions nestled amidst forested mountains and against a waterfall.  Provenance: J. T. Bradbury Collection, Charlotte, North... [Lire la suite]
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23 septembre 2017

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

Lot 1201. A blue and white mallet vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722), 7 ½ in. (19.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 40,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The vase has a domed body and a tall cylindrical neck rising to a lipped rim, and is decorated with two stylized phoenixes grasping a ring in their beaks. The base is inscribed with an artemisia leaf.  Note: A related Kangxi-period mallet-form blue and white vase in the Palace Museum, Beijing, is... [Lire la suite]
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23 septembre 2017

A pair of blue and white bowls, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1199. A pair of blue and white bowls, Kangxi period (1662-1722), 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 7,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  Each bowl is decorated on the exterior with two blossoming prunus trees against a washed background, all between bands of 'cracked ice and prunus' pattern, which is repeated in a medallion in the center and at the rim of the interior. An apocryphal Chenghua mark is inscribed on each base.  ... [Lire la suite]
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23 septembre 2017

A rare blue and white peach-form ewer, Chongzhen period (1628-1644)

Lot 1186. A rare blue and white peach-form ewer, Chongzhen period (1628-1644), 7 ¾ in (12 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 12,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The peach-shaped ewer is decorated on each side in vibrant shades of blue with two peaches and blossoming branches, the body is surmounted by a flared lotus-form mouth, flanked by an upright S-scroll spout and a C-scroll handle joined to the body with applied leaf-form struts, Japanese wood box. ... [Lire la suite]
23 septembre 2017

A blue and white ewer , Transitional period, circa 1650

Lot 1181. A blue and white ewer , Transitional period, circa 1650, 8 ½ in. (21.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 10,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The vessel is decorated on the globular body with a continuous scene of three seated scholars and a servant standing holding a fan in a landscape surrounded by rocks, pine and a banana tree, all between decorative bands and beneath tulip motifs on the neck. The curved handle is decorated with meandering floral... [Lire la suite]
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22 septembre 2017

A blue and white 'Flower and Rock' bowl, late Ming dynasty

Lot 306. A blue and white 'Flower and Rock' bowl, late Ming dynasty, 6⅛ in. (15.4 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 40,000 - 60,000. Photo: Sotheby's. The base is inscribed with a studio name ‘Zhensan Zihao’, Japanese wood box. Provenance: Sold at Sotheby’s London, 12 May 2010, lot 23 Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New York, 16 Sep 2017