23 mai 2017

A flambé-glazed ‘pomegranate’ vase, Qianlong incised six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 3206. A flambé-glazed ‘pomegranate’ vase, Qianlong incised six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795), 7 11/16 in. (19.5 cm.) high, box. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000 (USD 51,606 - USD 77,410) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The vase is of hexafoil lobed section with conforming neck and everted rim, standing on a low flaring foot. All under a deep reddish-purple glaze with lavender- and light blue cascades running between the segments. The rim and interior are applied with a pale... [Lire la suite]
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23 mai 2017

A fine and very rare large robin’s egg-glazed double-gourd vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3205. A fine and very rare large robin’s egg-glazed double-gourd vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century, 12 7/8 in. (32.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000 (USD 25,803 - USD 38,705) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The generous double-gourd shape glazed inside and out with a robin’s egg glaze which falls to the edge of the broad unglazed ring encircling the similarly glazed concave centre of the base. Japanese wood box Provenance: Kochukyo Co. Ltd., Tokyo, acquired in 2004 ... [Lire la suite]
23 mai 2017

A fine red-glazed pear-shaped vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 3204. A fine red-glazed pear-shaped vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795), 7 in. (17.8 cm.) high, box. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000 (USD 25,803 - USD 38,705) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The finely potted vase is applied to the exterior with an even glaze of liverish-red tone, the interior and base with a clear glaze.  Christie's. The Imperial Sale / Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 31 May 2017, Convention... [Lire la suite]
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20 mai 2017

A fine and rare large ru-type vase, fanghu , Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 3203. A fine and rare large ru-type vase, fanghu , Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795), 16 1/2 in. (42 cm.) high, Japanese wood box. Estimate HKD 1,200,000 - HKD 1,800,000 (USD 154,951 - USD 232,426). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The pear shaped body of rectangular section is moulded to the front and back with a slightly raised peach-shape panel, the rounded corners rising from a short straight foot, the neck flanked with two tubular handles,... [Lire la suite]
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20 mai 2017

A rare celadon-glazed octagonal lobed vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

  Lot 3202. A rare celadon-glazed octagonal lobed vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795), 8 1/4 in. (21 cm.) high, box. Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - HKD 2,600,000 (USD 193,688 - USD 335,726). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The vase is divided into eight bracketed lobes, moulded on the neck and shoulders with horizontal ribs, covered overall with an even glaze of pale sea-green tone.  Note: Vases of this type are rare with only very few... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2017

A large early Ming anhua-decorated tianbai 'lotus bouquet' dish, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 3187. A large early Ming anhua-decorated tianbai 'lotus bouquet' dish, Yongle period (1403-1425), 13 3/8 in. (34 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000 (USD 77,373 - USD 103,164). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 With rounded sides, the interior is delicately incised with a ribboned lotus bouquet surrounded by a composite floral meander issuing thirteen blooms. The decoration on the cavetto is repeated around the exterior but with fourteen blooms. Both sides have borders of... [Lire la suite]

14 mai 2017

An white-glazed anhua-decorated 'dragons' stem bowl, 18th century

Lot 158. An white-glazed anhua-decorated 'dragons' stem bowl, 18th century. Estimate £8,000 - 12,000. Sold for £5,000 (€5,911). Photo: Bonhams. The shallow bowl with flared rim supported on a tall hollow splayed stem, the interior deftly incised with two striding dragons, applied overall with a transparent glaze. 10.8cm (4 1/4in) high.  Provenance: a distinguished European private collection Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, 11 May 2017, 11:00 BST, LONDON, NEW BOND STREET
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14 mai 2017

A pair of yellow-glazed saucer-dishes, Guangxu six-character marks and of the period (1875-1908)

                Lot 148. A pair of yellow-glazed saucer-dishes, Guangxu six-character marks and of the period (1875-1908). Estimate £2,000 - 4,000. Sold for £3,125 (€3,694). Photo: Bonhams. Each with shallow rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot, covered overall with a rich lemon-yellow glaze. 10.7cm (4 1/4in) diam. (2). Provenance: A distinguished European private collection, and thence by descent Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, 11 May 2017,... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2017

Red-glazed stemcup, China, Ming, Yongle reign (1403-24)

Red-glazed stemcup, China, Ming, Yongle reign (1403-24), Jingdezhen. Height: 10.5 cm, Diameter: 15.5 cm. W. G. Gulland Gift, 168-1905 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2017. This red porcelain stemcup is a rare example of a cup decorated with a red glaze, derived from the red oxide of copper. It dates to the beginning of the Yongle reign period (1403-1424). This type of cup is called quanbei, literally 'urging cup', which refers to the fact that the drinker would toast his companions and at the... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2017

Ritual wine cup, jue, Yongle reign period (1403-24)

Ritual wine cup (jue), Yongle reign period (1403-24), Jingdezhen kilns, south China. Porcelain with white glaze. Height: 14.5 cm, Length: 17.5 cm. 706-1883 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2017. This wine cup would have been used in sacrificial ceremonies performed by the Yongle emperor. The white porcelain cup standing on three legs, known as a 'jue', was a wine container in ancient China. It was one of the V&A's early purchases of Chinese art through the good offices of Dr Stephen Wootton... [Lire la suite]