18 juin 2018

A fine small Ru-type vase, hu, Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 3740. A fine small Ru-type vase, hu, Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795); 5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 700,000. Price Realized HKD 1,040,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011   Of facetted octagonal section supported on a conforming foot, the pear-shaped body rising to a broad neck flanked by a pair of tubular lug handles, covered inside and out in an even, opaque, pale blue glaze stopping short of the brown-dressed foot... [Lire la suite]

18 juin 2018

A rare Ru-type glazed jardinière, Yongzheng six-character sealmark and of the period (1723-1735) 

Lot 3735. A rare Ru-type glazed jardinière, Yongzheng six-character sealmark and of the period (1723-1735); 3 1/4 in. (33.5 cm.) across. Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - HKD 2,000,000. Price Realized HKD 5,780,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011   The high rounded shoulder tapering gently to the base, the mouth rim subtly inturned, covered overall with a glaze of bluish-green tone with exception of the foot ring dressed with a brown wash, the underside base with the reign mark in... [Lire la suite]
18 juin 2018

A fine and very rare anhua-decorated white-glazed dish, Jiajing four-character mark within double-circles and of the period

Lot 3824. A fine and very rare anhua-decorated white-glazed dish, Jiajing four-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1522-1566); 6 in.(15.2 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 250,000. Price Realized HKD 800,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 The shallow dish with flared sides, incised to the centre with a lotus spray, the exterior with a lotus scroll, covered overall in a slightly tinted glaze, box. Provenance: Previously sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 20 May... [Lire la suite]
17 juin 2018

A fine and very rare early Ming tianbai-glazed stembowl, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 3822. A fine and very rare early Ming tianbai-glazed stembowl, Yongle period (1403-1424); 6 in. (15.2 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 700,000 - HKD 900,000. Price Realized HKD 860,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 The bowl is finely potted with deep rounded sides flaring at the rim and supported on a slightly splayed hollow stem base, covered overall with an even milky-white transparent glaze, box. Provenance: Christie's Hong Kong, 27 October 2003, lot 607. Note: The soft, unctuous,... [Lire la suite]
17 juin 2018

A rare early Ming tianbai-glazed monk's cap ewer, sengmaohu, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 3823. A rare early Ming tianbai-glazed monk's cap ewer, sengmaohu, Yongle period (1403-1424); 7 3/4 in. (19.6 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price Realized HKD 1,100,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 The globular body tapering towards the splayed foot, with a pronounced ridge at the base of the slightly flared neck and the elongated, curved spout which projects from the galleried rim of 'monk's cap' outline, the peak of the rim rising above a small lug on the... [Lire la suite]
17 juin 2018

An extremely rare and very large early Ming tianbai-glazed charger, Yongle period (1403-1425) 

Lot 3819. An extremely rare and very large early Ming tianbai-glazed charger, Yongle period (1403-1425); 16 in. (40.6 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 1,200,000 - HKD 1,500,000. Price Realized HKD 1,220,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 Sturdily potted with rounded sides, supported on a wedge-shaped foot ring, covered in an even unctuous transparent glaze, box. Note: Among sherds excavated from the Yongle stratum, the most abundant are white glazed wares, particularly those decorated... [Lire la suite]

16 juin 2018

A fine large early Ming white-glazed anhua-decorated bowl, Xuande six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (14

Lot 3727. A fine large early Ming white-glazed anhua-decorated bowl, Xuande six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1426-1435). 8 1/4 in. (21 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 1,000,000 - HKD 1,500,000. Price realised HKD 1,820,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. The bowl is potted with deep rounded sides supported on a short tapering foot, the exterior delicately incised with a band of elongated lotus petals, below a keyfret band below the mouth rim,... [Lire la suite]
16 juin 2018

A rare lime-green enamelled blue and white bowl, Guangxu six-character mark and of the period (1875-1908)

Lot 3722. A rare lime-green enamelled blue and white bowl, Guangxu six-character mark and of the period (1875-1908); 5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 375,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. The rounded sides resting on a tall foot rising to an everted rim, covered to the exterior in a bright lime-green enamel, the interior painted with a roundel of three rams beneath blossoming prunus branches, surrounded by further blossoming... [Lire la suite]
16 juin 2018

A fine robin's-egg blue-glazed cylindrical vase, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 3720. A fine robin's-egg blue-glazed cylindrical vase, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century; 12 5/8 in. (32 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 375,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. The vase raised on a splayed foot and rising to a widely flared neck with bow-string bands framing the narrow cylindrical mid-section, covered with a finely mottled opaque glaze of turquoise and purplish-blue tone that continues over the mouth rim and also covers the... [Lire la suite]
16 juin 2018

A fine blue-glazed square vase, cong, Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 3717. A fine blue-glazed square vase, cong, Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795); 11 1/2 in. (29.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 200,000. Price realised HKD 437,500 © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. The rectangular body of archaistic form with characteristic circular foot ring and mouth rim, applied with a pair of moulded elephant-heads, each suspending a mock ring-handle, covered in a lustrous, dark violet-blue glaze, thinning to a lighter blue on... [Lire la suite]