19 janvier 2020

A pair of iron-red 'Dragon' cups, Xianfeng marks and period (1851-1861)

Lot 20. A pair of iron-red 'Dragon' cups, Xianfeng marks and period (1851-1861). Diameter 2 3/8 in., 6 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 25,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's the steep sides rising to a slightly flared rim, each painted on the exterior with two striding five-clawed dragons above cresting waves, all between underglaze blue double-line borders at the rim and on the foot, six-character mark in underglaze blue.  Property from the Estate of William and Jennifer... [Lire la suite]

19 janvier 2020

A pair of iron-red octogonal 'Dragon' cups, Daoguang seal marks and period (1821-1850)

Lot 19. A pair of iron-red octogonal 'Dragon' cups, Daoguang seal marks and period (1821-1850). Diameter 2 1/2 in., 6.4 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 16,250 USD. Photo Sotheby's each painted around the exterior with four roundels of upright dragons chasing 'flaming pearls' amid clouds and flames, the interior with a further dragon roundel, seal mark in iron red.  Property from the Estate of William and Jennifer Shaw. Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 15th-16th... [Lire la suite]
19 janvier 2020

An iron-red square stemcup, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 18. An iron-red square stemcup, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Height 2 1/2 in., 6.2 cm. Estimate 800 — 1200 USD. Lot sold 7,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's of square section with canted corners rising to a slightly everted rim, decorated on the exterior in iron-red with roundels of stylized dragons on each side, all supported on a stepped pedestal foot.  Property from the Estate of William and Jennifer Shaw. Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 27th October 1993, lot 226. ... [Lire la suite]
18 janvier 2020

A rare copper-red and celadon 'Sanduo' bowl, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 4. A rare copper-red and celadon 'Sanduo' bowl, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735). Diameter 6 in., 15.2 cm Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 20,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's painted on the exterior in copper-red glaze with plum, pomegranate and peach, each with a single red fruit and leaves with incised veins covered with celadon glaze, the interior similarly decorated with a peach spray bearing two copper-red fruit with incised celadon-glazed leaves, six-character mark in underglaze blue... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2020

A pair of iron-red-decorated stem cups, 18th century

Lot 1366. A pair of iron-red-decorated stem cups, 18th century; 14 in. (35.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 22,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The thinly potted sides of each bowl are delicately painted in shaded tones of iron red with three fish, and the spreading stem foot is encircled at the top by a bow-string band. An apocryphal Chenghua mark is in underglaze blue on the inside of the foot of each. Provenance: Barbara Hutton (1912-1979)... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2020

A famille rose table screen, Republic period (1912-1949), signed He Xuren

Lot 1207. A famille rose table screen, Republic period (1912-1949), signed He Xuren (1882-1940); 7 3/8 in. (18.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 93,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The rectangular screen is raised on an integral faux gilt-decorated lacquer stand, and is decorated in grisaille on one side with a snowy winter scene of a fisherman in his sampan nestled amidst reeds, and on the reverse with a spring scene... [Lire la suite]

13 janvier 2020

A pair of finely enameled famille rose bowls, Republic period (1912-1949)

Lot 1185. A pair of finely enameled famille rose bowls, Republic period (1912-1949); 5 7/8 in. (14.4 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 519,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Each bowl has deep rounded sides that flare slightly towards the rim, and is finely decorated on one side with stems of tree peony bearing variously colored blossoms growing amidst asters and spreading above and to the sides of a blue rock below two insects in flight. On the reverse... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2020

An unusual famille rose black-ground bowl, porcelain: Yongzheng mark and period, enamels possibly later added

Lot 1205. An unusual famille rose black-ground bowl, porcelain: Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735), enamels possibly later added; 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The deep, rounded sides that flare towards the rim are decorated with an allover pattern of variously colored flowers borne on delicate, leafy green meander reserved on a black... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2020

A pair of bell-shaped wine cups, Kangxi-Yongzheng period (1662-1735)

Lot 1209. A pair of bell-shaped wine cups, Kangxi-Yongzheng period (1662-1735); 2 3/16 in. (5.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 43,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Each is thinly potted and decorated in a delicate doucai palette with butterflies flitting above three vignettes of wannianqing growing from behind pale blue rocks. An apocryphal Chenghua mark is on the base of each.  Provenance: Fong Chow (1923-2012) Collection, New... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2020

A pair of Ming-style doucai cups, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1203. A pair of Ming-style doucai cups, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 2¾ in. (7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 18,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Each has deep rounded sides that rise to a slightly everted rim, and is decorated in iron red, green, yellow and underglaze blue with four ruyi motifs separated by foliate spray spandrels. An apocryphal Wanli mark is on each base.  Provenance: Fong Chow (1923-2012) Collection, New York. ... [Lire la suite]