23 septembre 2017

A famille noire beaker vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1197. A famille noire beaker vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722), 17 in. (43.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD i6,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The vase is decorated in polychrome enamels with birds amidst hydrangea branches on a black ground divided into three registers by narrow bands further decorated with hydrangea. Raised on a wood stand attached by painted clips, wood stand. Provenance: John D. Rockefeller Jr. (1874-1960) Collection, New... [Lire la suite]

23 septembre 2017

A large famille verte bowl, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1196. A large famille verte bowl, Kangxi period (1662-1722), 13 1/8 in. (33.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 6,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The bowl is molded on the lower body with a band of petals which are decorated on the exterior with mythical beasts alternating with a variety of flowering plants and birds, all below a shaped, diagonally arranged panels enclosing various flowers growing amidst garden rocks, as well as butterflies and birds... [Lire la suite]
23 septembre 2017

A famille verte 'Rice production' dish, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1195. A famille verte 'Rice production' dish, Kangxi period (1662-1722), 13 ¾ in. (35 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 95,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The dish is decorated with a scene of a farmer fertilizing the rice in the foreground and another farmer carrying buckets of fertilizer in the background, accompanied by a poem describing the scene.  Note: The scene depicted on the present dish is number eight from the Gengzhi... [Lire la suite]
23 septembre 2017

An unusual small famille verte rouleau vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1191. An unusual small famille verte rouleau vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722), 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) high. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 13,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 One side is decorated with two men walking beneath a black umbrella in a landscape, and the reverse with dense black bamboo. Provenance: Frank Caro, New York, 1960s. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 14 - 15 September 2017, New York
23 septembre 2017

A large famille verte deep bowl, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1190. A large famille verte deep bowl, Kangxi period (1662-1722), 13 1/8 in. (33.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 22,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The bowl is decorated on the exterior with a continuous scene from the Romance of Three Kingdoms portraying Zhang Fei in a battle scene with warriors riding on horseback in a mountainous landscape, the interior with a hut set in a river landscape, all within a border of cartouches enclosing plants... [Lire la suite]
21 septembre 2017

A large famille-verte baluster jar and a cover, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 835. A large famille-verte baluster jar and a cover, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 22 3/8  in., 56.8 cm. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 USD. Lot sold 4,375 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. painted around the exterior with two rows of petal-shaped panels variously enclosing flowers, mythical animals, birds and insects, the domed cover decorated with landscapes (2). Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New York, 16 Sep 2017

21 septembre 2017

A powder blue and gilt famille-verte bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 834. A powder blue and gilt famille-verte bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter 7 5/8  in., 19.4 cm. Estimate 1,000 — 1,500 USD. Lot sold 2,125  USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides of the interior with famille-verte shaped reserves of birds and flowers encircling a floral-form medallion enclosing the 'Hundred Antiques', the exterior gilt-decorated with further shaped reserves of birds and flowers against a finely mottled blue ground. ... [Lire la suite]
21 septembre 2017

An iron-red and gilt baluster vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 824. An iron-red and gilt baluster vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 13 1/4  in., 33.7 cm. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 USD. Lot sold 3,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. sturdily potted, enameled in pencil style, the rounded shoulder with chrysanthemum blooms borne on a leafy meander enclosed within alternating large and small lappets below a diaper band and foliate scroll encircling the waisted neck, the base with a band of upright lappets, with an underglaze blue... [Lire la suite]
21 septembre 2017

A blue-ground 'dragon' bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 820. A blue-ground 'dragon' bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); Diameter 8 in., 20.3 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Lot sold 6,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the steep sides rising from a straight cylindrical foot to a slightly flared mouth, the exterior with dragons and 'flaming pearls' reserved in biscuit against a blue ground, the interior painted in underglaze blue with a central floral medallion, with further floral medallions to the cavetto between scrolled clouds, the base marked... [Lire la suite]
20 septembre 2017

A 'Fahua' reticulated jar, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

  Lot 826. A 'Fahua' reticulated jar, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Height 15 in., 38.1 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Lot sold 6,000 USD. © Sotheby's. of baluster form, the openwork outer layer depicting eight scholars conversing and imbibing wine amidst branches of bristling pine and craggy rockwork, all between a band of upright lappets and an openwork row of leafy blooms, further lappets and detached clouds on the short neck, in blue, turquoise, yellow, white and... [Lire la suite]