22 janvier 2019

A rare glazed biscuit figure of a seated luohan, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1720. A rare glazed biscuit figure of a seated luohan, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 19 in. (48.3 cm.) high with stand. Estimate $30,000 - $40,000. Price Realized $35,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. The seated figure wearing a priest's patchwork robe painted in black, green yellow and mauve and with shou medallions, over an under-robe decorated with scattered flowers reserved on a mauve ground, his hands projecting from the wide sleeves, his broad, expressive face well modeled and covered with... [Lire la suite]

22 janvier 2019

A famille verte double-gourd vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1719. A famille verte double-gourd vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 17 7/8 in. (45.4 cm.) high. Estimate $15,000 - $25,000. Price Realized $50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. The lower and upper body decorated with conjoined lotus sprays, those on the lower set between a chrysanthemum lappet border and a chrysanthemum-filled ruyi collar, those on the upper interspersed with shou characters written in black, all within decorative borders.  Provenance: A.W. Bahr... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2019

A green-glazed iron-red-ground 'dragon' dish, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the per

Lot 1718. A green-glazed iron-red-ground 'dragon' dish, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722); 8 5/8 in. (22 cm.) diam. Estimate $8,000 - $12,000. Price Realized $16,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. With shallow rounded sides, painted in the center with a four-clawed dragon leaping amidst flames as it reaches for a flaming pearl, the well and exterior similarly painted with two dragons in pursuit of flaming pearls, all in green glaze reserved against... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2019

A famille verte ovoid jar, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1717. A famille verte ovoid jar, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 7½ in. (19 cm.) high. Estimate $6,000 - $8,000. Price Realized $7,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. Painted on the exterior with two meandering scrolls bearing leaves and large stylized blossoms, each with different centers and different color combinations, all between aruyi-cloud and wan-fret band incorporating dragon-filled reserves at the shoulder and a lappet band encircling the foot, wood cover.  Christie's. Fine Chinese... [Lire la suite]
19 janvier 2019

A set of four doucai 'South Sea Bubble' plates, Kangxi period, circa 1720

Lot 539. A set of four doucai 'South Sea Bubble' plates, Kangxi period, circa 1720; 8 ¼ in. (20.9 cm.) diameter. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 17,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  Each enameled with a Commedia dell'Arte figure wearing a chequered costume above a tiled floor, the border with a band of leaves in blue, green, iron-red and gilt. Property from Antoine Lebel. Note: The 'South Sea Bubble' was a rampant, widespread 1720s financial speculation... [Lire la suite]
19 janvier 2019

A set of four doucai 'South Sea Bubble' plates, Kangxi period, circa 1720

Lot 429. A set of four doucai 'South Sea Bubble' plates, Kangxi period, circa 1720; 8 ¼ in. (20.9 cm.) diameter. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 18,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  Each enameled with a Commedia dell'Arte figure wearing a chequered costume above a tiled floor, the border with a band of leaves in blue, green, iron-red and gilt. Provenance With Charles Perry Chinese Export Porcelain, Atlanta (two plates).  Note: The 'South Sea Bubble' was... [Lire la suite]

19 janvier 2019

Luis Alegria Lda at TEFAF Maastricht 2019, Stand 169

'European subject' plate, China, Qianlong, circa 1740. Diameter 23 cm (9 in.) © Luis Alegria Lda at TEFAF Maastricht 2019, Stand 169. Enamelled on a black ground with two musicians, one playing a trumpet and the other a circular horn. The rim decorated with a gilt spearheads border. It has been suggested that this may have been designed by Cornelis Pronk. The Black ground was difficult to produce. The figures are unusual, being in Ottoman Costume and European musical instruments. Complete set of six... [Lire la suite]
19 janvier 2019

A rare black-ground 'trumpeter' plate, Qianlong period, circa 1745 

Lot 534. A rare black-ground 'trumpeter' plate, Qianlong period, circa 1745; 9 in. (22.8 cm.) diameter. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  With two Turkish musicians, possibly inspired by or after Cornelis Pronk, gilt spearhead at the rim, all on a lustrous black ground. Property from Antoine Lebel.  Note: Howard and Ayers, (China For the West, vol.1, p.305) suggest that this was undoubtedly a specially... [Lire la suite]
19 janvier 2019

A 'Seamstress' teapot, cover and stand, Qianlong period, circa 1750

Lot 557. A 'Seamstress' teapot, cover and stand, Qianlong period, circa 1750; 7 ¼ in. (18.4 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 1,500 - USD 2,500. Price realised USD 1,375. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  Grisaille and gilt decorated with a seamstress seated in an interior. Property from Antoine Lebel.  Christie's. Chinese Export Art Featuring the Hodroff Collection, Part IV, New York, 17 January 2019
19 janvier 2019

A grisaille Portrait plate, Qianlong period, circa 1740

Lot 556. A grisaille Portrait plate, Qianlong period, circa 1740; 9 in. (22.8 cm.) diameter. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 3,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  Possibly Lord Cecil of Burghley, with his hound and shotgun, inscribed 'PETRUS DE WOLFF PETR FIL'. Property from Antoine Lebel.  Christie's. Chinese Export Art Featuring the Hodroff Collection, Part IV, New York, 17 January 2019. John Cecil, 6th Earl of... [Lire la suite]