18 septembre 2019

A famille rose ruby-back dish, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795)

Lot 770. A famille rose ruby-back dish, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795); 8 1/8 in. (20.5) cm. diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 37,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  The dish is delicately enameled in the interior in vibrant tones with an elegant lady dressed in elaborate robes seated on a barrel-form stool beside large wine jars, jardinières and an incense stand as she watches two young boys at play. The exterior is covered with a ruby-pink enamel. ... [Lire la suite]

18 septembre 2019

A rare and unusual large green-glazed and iron-red-decorated moulded 'dragon' vase, 18th-19th century

Lot 765. A rare and unusual large green-glazed and iron-red-decorated moulded 'dragon' vase, 18th-19th century; 23 ½ in. (59.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 337,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  The vase is molded in relief with two sinuous, five-clawed dragons decorated in iron-red and gilt, amidst rolling green-glazed waves with frothy white-enameled crests. Provenance: Mrs. Howell H. Howard Collection, Barrington, Illinois.The Art Institute... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2019

An underglaze-blue and copper-reddecorated moonflask, 18th century

Lot 1122. An underglaze-blue and copper-reddecorated moonflask, 18th century; 12 ¼ in. (31.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 75,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2019. The moonflask is decorated on each side with a stylized flower spray within a ruyi-head border, surrounded by composite foliate scroll below pendent beaded chains on the neck which is flanked by a pair of dragon-head handles. The underglaze blue imitates 'heaping and piling' and the copper red shades... [Lire la suite]
16 septembre 2019

A pair of massive famille rose 'dragon' vases, Guangxu-Xuantong period (1875–1911)

Lot 1137. A pair of massive famille rose 'dragon' vases, Guangxu-Xuantong period (1875–1911); 55 ½ in. (141.2 cm.). Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 162,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. Each vase has an elongated ovoid body decorated with five dragons surrounding a front-facing, gilt-decorated iron-red dragon, all chasing flaming pearls amidst multi-colored clouds, between a wave band encircling the foot and a flower-decorated yellow-ground ruyi collar on the... [Lire la suite]
16 septembre 2019

A pair of famille rose 'Hundred deer' hu-form vases, 19th century

Lot 1104. A pair of famille rose 'Hundred deer' hu-form vases, 19th century; 17 ¼ in. (43.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 168,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  Each vase is decorated with the 'hundred deer' motif, depicting a continuous scene of deer frolicking in grassy meadows and beside a river, all within a rocky, mountainous landscape with pine trees, the shoulder flanked by a pair of coral-red, dragon-scroll handles. The base of each is... [Lire la suite]
10 septembre 2019

Chinese Doucai Yongzheng Mark and Period vase achieves $387,000 at Doyle

Lot 60. Chinese Enameled Porcelain Vase, Yongzheng Mark and Period (1723-1735). Height 9 1/8 inches. Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000. Sold for $387,000. © 2019 William Doyle Galleries, Inc. NEW YORK, NY.- Doyle's successful Asian Works of Art auction on September 9 presented the arts of China, Japan and Southeast Asia dating from the Neolithic Period through the 20th century. Showcased were porcelains, jades, snuff bottles, bronzes, pottery, scholar’s objects and paintings from prominent collections and... [Lire la suite]

07 septembre 2019

A copper-red-decorated 'dragon' rouleau vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 661. A copper-red-decorated 'dragon' rouleau vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Height 14 7/8  in., 37.8 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the elongated ovoid body set over a straight foot and rising to a short, waisted neck with an everted lip, painted all around in bright copper red with two five-clawed dragons contesting a 'flaming pearl', one dragon striding across clusters of swirling clouds, its sinuous body wrapping almost entirely around the vase, the second dragon emerging from the... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2019

A rare famille-rose 'Tribute bearers' double gourd vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 666. A rare famille-rose 'Tribute bearers' double gourd vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Height 12 7/8  in., 32.5 cm. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Lot Sold 75,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the globular lower bulb surmounted by a smaller ovoid-form upper bulb rising to a slender neck, finely enameled allover with foreign tribute bearers scattered in a mountainous landscape scene with fabulous beasts, including one seated on a white elephant, another holding a sleeve... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2019

A rare and large underglaze-blue and copper-red decorated vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 662. A rare and large underglaze-blue and copper-red decorated vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Height 19 1/4  in., 48.8 cm. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 USD. © Sotheby's. superbly potted, the rounded sides sweeping to a waisted neck and everted rim, all raised on a splayed base, the body finely painted in a vivid cobalt blue and crimson red with two registers of shaped reserves enclosing scholarly scenes of idyllic retreats depicting pavilions nestled among trees and towering rockwork, fishermen poling... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2019

A rare and large molded lemon yellow-backed famille-rose 'peach' bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 625. A rare and large molded lemon yellow-backed famille-rose 'peach' bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735). Diameter 8 3/4  in., 22.1 cm. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 USD. Lot Sold 325,000 USD. © Sotheby's.  the deep rounded sides resting on a straight foot and flaring to an everted rim, the exterior molded at the center with a leafy meandering scroll of peonies, and covered entirely in a bright lemon-yellow enamel, the interior glazed white centering two delicately... [Lire la suite]