06 novembre 2019

A rare pair of champlevé enamel 'luduan' censers and covers, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 69. A rare pair of champlevé enamel 'luduan' censers and covers, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 10 in. (25.4 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 25,000. Price realised GBP 137,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Each of the censers is cast as a mythical beast, luduan, with its rotund body finely decorated with flower heads amongst tendrils, highlighted in blue and red champlevé enamels against a turquoise ground. The small bell is cast above a stripe of pink enamelled... [Lire la suite]

16 août 2019

A rare cloisonné enamel vase, zun, Xuande period (1426-1435) 

Lot 119. A rare cloisonné enamel vase, zun, Xuande period (1426-1435); 7¼ in. (18.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 200,000 - GBP 300,000. Price realised GBP 265,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Of archaic bronze form, finely enamelled with multi-coloured stylised lotus-heads borne on leafy stems against a rich turquoise ground, the interior of the mouth similarly decorated with a lotus scroll above ten incised gilt upright plantain leaves, the trumpet neck, drum-shaped mid-section and spreading foot... [Lire la suite]
07 août 2019

A rare cloisonné enamel meiping, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 57. A rare cloisonné enamel meiping, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 24.5cm., 9 5/8 in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot Sold 8,125 GBP. © Sotheby's the broad shouldered baluster body rising from a spreading foot to a narrow waisted neck with rolled rim, polychrome decorated around the exterior with leafy scrolling lotus reserved on a turquoise ground, all between lotus-lappet and stiff leaf bands, the footring and rim gilt. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of... [Lire la suite]
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07 août 2019

A cloisonné enamel tripod censer, Ming dynasty, Xuande mark, late 16th-early 17th century

Lot 34. A cloisonné enamel tripod censer, Ming dynasty, Xuande mark, late 16th-early 17th century; 13.8cm., 5 3/8 in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot Sold 25,000 GBP. © Sotheby's of bombe form, decorated with a wide band of stylised lotus on a turquoise ground, between two narrow bands of raised bosses and two applied lion mask handles on three cabriole legs, ornately marked between two dragons cast in relief. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of... [Lire la suite]
07 août 2019

A rare cloisonné enamel and gilt-bronze parfumier, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 31. A rare cloisonné enamel and gilt-bronze parfumier, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619); 23cm., 9in. (the basket). Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot Sold 39,650 GBP. © Sotheby's the baluster body brightly decorated with bands of flower-filled ruyi and quatrefoil panels reserved on a cash diaper ground, divided by a pierced gilt 'Three Friends' band, the broad everted gilt-bronze rim pierced with leafy floral sprays and encircled by a vertical cloisonne lip,... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2019

A rare inscribed green and black jade 'Tiger' tally, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 1223. A rare inscribed green and black jade 'Tiger' tally, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 2 in. (5.1 cm.) long. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 17,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 Each half of the tally is carved in the form of a recumbent tiger, with the spine decorated with six archaistic characters in seal script. The interior of each half is incised with an identical long archaistic inscription incorporating different government official titles surrounding a large... [Lire la suite]

03 août 2019

A Canton enamel 'Dragon' dish, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3732. A Canton enamel 'Dragon' dish, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 21.7 cm., 8 1/2  in. Estimate  90,000 — 120,000  HKD. Lot sold 112,500 HKD. © Sotheby's the interior vividly enamelled in the centre with a medallion enclosing a five-clawed dragon leaping through billowing multi-coloured clouds, encircled by a lotus scroll studded with pink bats reserved on a vibrant yellow ground, the exterior with three further dragons partly hidden by clouds... [Lire la suite]
03 août 2019

A cloisonné enamel "Lotus" vase, hu, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 3727. A cloisonné enamel "Lotus" vase, hu, Ming dynasty, 17th century; 39.5 cm., 15 1/2  in. Estimate  200,000 — 300,000  HKD. Lot sold 250,000 HKD. © Sotheby's of archaistic hu form, cast with a pear-shaped body of generous proportion rising from a splayed foot to a waisted neck and flared rim, the shoulder flanked by a pair of Buddhist lion mask handles suspending loose rings, the exterior brightly enamelled against a turquoise ground with four main registers... [Lire la suite]
20 juillet 2019

A pair of cloisonné enamel ‘Phoenix’ lanterns, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 136. A pair of cloisonné enamel ‘Phoenix’ lanterns, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). The lanterns, 30cm., 11 7/8 in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 GBP. Lot sold 92,500 GBP. © Sotheby's each of lozenge form, the open frame decorated with archaistic kui dragons, set with four rectangular glass panels, the bevelled shoulders and foot similarly decorated with stylised lotus sprays and further kui dragon bands, the gilt-bronze rim and foot encircled by keyfret... [Lire la suite]
20 juillet 2019

A rare pair of gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamel 'double-gourd' lanterns, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 141. A rare pair of gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamel 'double-gourd' lanterns, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 34.4cm., 13 5/8 in. Estimate 160,000 — 180,000 GBP. Lot sold 146,500 GBP. © Sotheby's each of square double-gourd form rising from a high spreading foot to a waisted neck, set to each side with a glass panel variously painted and gilded with bats and emblems from the bajixiang amidst cloud scrolls, each framed by brightly enamelled lotus lappet... [Lire la suite]