30 mai 2018

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

Lot 2751. A magnificent blue and white moonflask, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 23 ¼ in. (59 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 60,000,000 - HKD 80,000,000. Price realised HKD 69,850,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The circular body of oval section is raised on a splayed base and surmounted by a waisted neck flanked by bat-form handles holding lingzhi in their mouths, each side is finely painted in varying shades of bright cobalt... [Lire la suite]

30 mai 2018

A rare Ming-style blue and white floral-form bowl, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period

Lot 3002. A rare Ming-style blue and white floral-form bowl, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722); 7 5/8 in. (19.4 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 2,000,000 - HKD 3,000,000. Price realised HKD 2,500,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The bowl is finely potted with ten lobes, each lobe is painted on the exterior with a medallion of descending or ascending five-clawed dragon amidst clouds, the centre of the interior is similarly painted with a... [Lire la suite]
30 mai 2018

A fine and very rare blue and white double-gourd vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period

Lot 3004. A fine and very rare blue and white double-gourd vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 9 1/8 in. (23.3 cm.) high. Estimate On Request. Price realised HKD 36,100,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The vase is well painted around the globular body with a lotus scroll between ruyi-heads encircling the shoulder and lotus lappets around the foot, the collared neck with further formal borders, all below the bulbous mouth decorated... [Lire la suite]
28 mai 2018

A very fine Imperial Ming-style blue and white vase, yuhuchunping, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 47. A very fine Imperial Ming-style blue and white vase, yuhuchunping, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 28.6cm (11 1/4in) high (2). Estimate HK$ 1,800,000 - 2,400,000 (€ 200,000 - 260,000). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2018 Of elegant pear-shaped form, rising to a wide trumpet mouth, brilliantly painted around the exterior in vivid tones of cobalt-blue with a fenced garden enclosing plantain and bamboo growing beside pierced rockwork on grassy mounds, all beneath a border of... [Lire la suite]
28 mai 2018

A very rare Imperial reverse-decorated blue and white bowl and cover, Yongzheng six-character marks and of the period

Lot 46. A very rare Imperial reverse-decorated blue and white bowl and cover, Yongzheng six-character marks and of the period (1723-1735). Bowl 17.4cm (6 7/8in) diam.; cover 19cm (7 1/2in) diam. (3). Estimate HK$ 700,000 - 1,000,000 (€ 77,000 - 110,000). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2018 Finely and deeply potted rising from a short straight foot to a flaring rim, vividly decorated around the exterior in white slip on a vibrant rich cobalt-blue ground with four carps in a lotus pond, swimming and... [Lire la suite]
28 mai 2018

A blue and white 'dragon' double-gourd vase, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 492. A blue and white 'dragon' double-gourd vase, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 45.5 cm, 17 7/8  in. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. deftly painted with three five-clawed dragons soaring sinuously amidst flames and lingzhi-shaped clouds above crashing waves, one around the upper bulb and two on the lower, interrupted by lappet bands encircling the constricted waist, all between a border of pendent plantain leaves at the mouth and upright lappets skirting the foot. Note:... [Lire la suite]

28 mai 2018

A blue and white 'dragon' sweetmeat box, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

Lot 490. A blue and white 'dragon' sweetmeat box, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619); 24.6 cm, 9 3/4  in. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. centred with a foliate section with six surrounding segments, painted with dragons in pursuit of flaming pearls, the exterior similarly decorated with four dragons. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 31 may 2018, 11:15 AM  
28 mai 2018

A blue and white 'mythical beast' bowl, Late Ming – Early Qing dynasty

Lot 489. A blue and white 'mythical beast' bowl, Late Ming – Early Qing dynasty; 15.8 cm, 6 1/4  in. Estimate 10,000 — 20,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the interior painted with a qilin, the exterior with an elephant, two horses and a Buddhist lion amongst flames and cloud scrolls, the base with an apocryphal Xuande mark. Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 24th November 1981, lot 103. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 31 may 2018, 11:15 AM  
28 mai 2018

A blue and white 'dragon' double-gourd vase, Mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566)

Lot 488. A blue and white 'dragon' double-gourd vase, Mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566); 11.3 cm, 4 1/2  in. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. supported on a countersunk base, the upper bulb with an incurved rim and painted to the exterior with two dragons soaring amidst flames and ruyi-shaped clouds, the lower bulb similarly decorated with two further dragons above crashing waves, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark. ... [Lire la suite]
28 mai 2018

A blue and white 'Immortals' bowl, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

Lot 487. A blue and white 'Immortals' bowl, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619); 17.2 cm, 6 3/4  in. Estimate 120,000 — 150,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the exterior painted with animated immortals and shoulao seated on a rocky outcrop carrying a ruyi sceptre under pine branches, the interior centred with an en face dragon, encircled by sprays of the 'Three Friends of Winter' along the rim. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 31 may 2018, 11:15 AM