03 avril 2020

A rare small Beijing enamel dish, mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3179. A rare small Beijing enamel dish, mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 152 cm., 59 3/4 in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,160,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of shallow foliate form with a slightly convex centre, exquisitely painted with a pair of mandarin ducks standing on the banks of a stream below a weeping willow tree and a pair of swallows flying above, set within a narrow yellow wan diaper border, the reverse with a green double-gourd... [Lire la suite]

24 mars 2020

A very rare pair of cloisonné enamel table screens and stands, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 3601. A very rare cloisonné pair of cloisonné enamel table screens and stands, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 11 3/8 in. (28.9 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 800,000. Price Realized HKD 500,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.  Each of rectangular form, finely decorated in tones of green, blue, yellow, red, white and turquoise to one side with the Daoist immortal Li Tieguai resting on his iron crutch standing on a large double-gourd floating on cresting waves issuing a... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2020

A fine and very rare cloisonné enamel basin, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 3593. A fine and very rare cloisonné enamel basin, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 21 5/8 in. (55.6 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 700,000. Price Realized HKD 1,220,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.  Of lobed hexagonal form with a lipped rim, the circular well superbly detailed in colour enamels with a scene depicting an official seated on throne with his feet resting on a footstool, all set within a pavilion with attendants kneeling at his feet and standing to one side,... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2020

An important and exceedingly rare pair of cloisonne and champleve enamel gilt-bronze circular 'Chun' boxes and covers, Qianlong

Lot 3653. An important and exceedingly rare pair of cloisonne and champleve enamel gilt-bronze circular 'Chun' boxes and covers, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 9in. (23 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 15,000,000 - HKD 20,000,000. Price Realized HKD 51,060,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 The top of each cover is decorated with Shoulao holding a peach, seated under a pine tree beside a deer and crane, within a roundel set against a large Chun, 'Spring',... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2020

A fine and extremely rare pair of cloisonné enamel pricket candlesticks, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

 Lot 1879. A fine and extremely rare pair of cloisonné enamel pricket candlesticks, Yongzheng period (1723-1735); 5 1/2 in. (14 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 1,200,000 - HKD 1,500,000. Price Realized HKD 1,340,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010.  Each slightly domed disk base superbly enamelled with lotus scroll on a black ground encircling a smaller band of waves and stylised flowerheads around the central baluster-form shaft decorated with bands of detached flowerheads, foliate scrolls and... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2020

An exquisite pair of imperial Beijing enamel facetted vases, Yongzheng blue-enamel four-character marks within double squares an

Lot 1877. An exquisite pair of imperial Beijing enamel facetted vases, Yongzheng blue-enamel four-character marks within double squares and of the period (1723-1735); 4 1/4in. (10.6cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 5,000,000 - HKD 7,000,000. Price Realized HKD 8,420,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010. Each of octagonal section, the facetted sides delicately enamelled and stippled with shaped panels, each depicting a pair of geese in flight and on the banks of a river flanked by branches of millet and tree peony... [Lire la suite]

01 mars 2020

A fine and rare imperial Beijing enamel blue-ground bowl, Kangxi blue-enamel four-character yuzhi mark within double-squares and

Lot 1862. A fine and rare imperial Beijing enamel blue-ground bowl, Kangxi blue-enamel four-character yuzhi mark within double-squares and of the period (1662-1722); 6 1/8 in. (15.4 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 800,000 - HKD 1,200,000. Price realised HKD 2,060,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010 The deep rounded sides of the exterior intricately enamelled with a broad continuous scroll bearing four large naturalistically rendered peony blossoms finely shaded in ruby, yellow, violet... [Lire la suite]
07 février 2020

A cloisonné enamel 'dragon' moonflask, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 438. A cloisonné enamel 'dragon' moonflask, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 29.8cm., 11 7/8 in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 37,250 GBP. © Sotheby's. the flattened circular body rising from a straight foot to a cylindrical neck, flanked by a pair of ruyi handles, brightly decorated to the front and back with a sinuous dragon amongst meandering lotus scrolls, all reserved on a turquoise ground, the handles with stylised ruyi clouds. Provenance: A French... [Lire la suite]
07 février 2020

A cloisonné enamel 'carp' dish, Late Ming dynasty

Lot 435. A cloisonné enamel 'carp' dish, Late Ming dynasty; 13.6cm., 5 3/8 in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 5,000 GBP. © Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides rising from a short foot, decorated with a central medallion enclosing a carp leaping from turbulent waves, all encircled by leafy lotus sprays separated by radiating clouds, the exterior with a composite floral scroll and the base with ruyi clouds. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art,... [Lire la suite]
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07 février 2020

A small cloisonné enamel seal paste box and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 434. A small cloisonné enamel seal paste box and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century; 4.8cm., 1 7/8 in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 27,500 GBP. © Sotheby's. of cylindrical form, the cover decorated with a floral spray and bamboo issuing from rocks, encircled at the sides with meandering floral scrolls. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 7 November 2012