19 novembre 2017

A highly important and extremely rare wucai ‘Fish’ jar and cover, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 8006. A highly important and extremely rare wucai ‘Fish’ jar and cover, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1522-1566). 18 1/8 in. (46 cm.).Estimate on request. © Christies Images Ltd 2017 The globular jar is robustly potted and exuberantly painted around the sides with a continuous scene of eight golden carp depicted in different positions as they swim amidst floating aquatic plants above a band of lotus plants in shades of green and yellow and... [Lire la suite]

18 novembre 2017

Chinese porcelain famille verte saucer dish, Kangxi mark and period, circa 1670

Chinese porcelain famille verte saucer dish, Kangxi mark and period, circa 1670. 13 ¼ inches, 33.7 cm diameter. © Marchant Chinese porcelain famille verte saucer dish with gently flared rim, painted in the centre with the bearded equestrian warrior Zhang Fei of dark complexion holding a spear while riding a black enamelled horse beside his bannerman, surrounded by four other equestrian warriors including the confronting Zhang He with a standing general behind rockwork and the General Wei Yan in an encampment... [Lire la suite]
18 novembre 2017

A very rare wucai 'Boys' jar, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1522-1566)

 Lot 8005. A very rare wucai 'Boys' jar, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1522-1566). 5 1/2 in. (14 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 2,000,000 - HKD 3,000,000 (USD 257,337 - USD 386,006). © Christies Images Ltd 2017 The jar is painted with bright enamels with a continuous scene of eight boys at play engaged in various pursuits, including riding a wooden horse, holding a lotus leaf as a canopy, flying a flag, holding a vase, and spinning a top,... [Lire la suite]
15 novembre 2017

A rare copper-red decorated bracket-lobed cup stand, Hongwu period (1368-1398)

Lot 8001. A rare copper-red decorated bracket-lobed cup stand, Hongwu period (1368-1398). 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 700,000 (USD 64,369 - USD 90,116). © Christies Images Ltd 2017 The centre is painted with a quatrefoil ruyi surrounded by a raised collar to support the cup and by a continuous chrysanthemum scroll bearing six blossoms, the petal-moulded cavetto further painted with lotus sprays below a classic scroll on the everted bracket-lobed rim. The... [Lire la suite]
15 novembre 2017

‘THE EASTERN RENAISSANCE’. Important Ming Imperial Works of Art from the Le Cong Tang Collection

© Christies Images Ltd 2017 ‘THE EASTERN RENAISSANCE’ THE SPIRIT OF ARTMaster of Le Cong Tang Compared to many animals, we humans fall far behind when it comes to certain physical abilities. Birds fly effortlessly in the sky and fish breathe underwater, neither of which human can do; nor can human compete in speed and strength with some ferocious animals. Yet, humans consider themselves as the “spirit” of all species on Earth. Why?  Personally, I think humans surpass animals in at least three important aspects:First of all,... [Lire la suite]
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14 novembre 2017

A wucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowl, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 294. A wucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowl, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795). 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000. Price realised GBP 17,500. © Christies Images Ltd 2017 The bowl is decorated with two phoenix descending between two green and iron-red dragons chasing the flaming pearl on a ground scattered with floral sprigs, all below a band of Buddhist emblems alternating with ruyi heads that encircles the rim. The interior is... [Lire la suite]
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14 novembre 2017

A famille rose two-handled 'birds and flowers' vase, 19th century, four-character Shende Tang Zhi mark in iron-red

Lot 280. A famille rose two-handled 'birds and flowers' vase, 19th century, four-character Shende Tang Zhi mark in iron-red. 21 in. (53.3 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000. Price realised GBP 20,000. © Christies Images Ltd 2017 The vase is decorated to one side of the body with two magpies perched upon prunus branches, surrounded by large peonies growing from rocks, and to the other side with chrysanthemum and lotus blooms and a small insect in flight above. The neck is... [Lire la suite]
14 novembre 2017

A pair of famille rose 'butterfly' bottle vases, Guangxu six-character marks in iron-red and of the period (1875-1908)

Lot 286. A pair of famille rose 'butterfly' bottle vases, Guangxu six-character marks in iron-red and of the period (1875-1908). 15 in. (38.2 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 20,000. Price realised GBP 27,500. © Christies Images Ltd 2017 Each vase is decorated with a multitude of butterflies separated by a gilt-bordered band of lotus sprays and gilt shou characters on the shoulder.  Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, 7 November 2017, London
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08 novembre 2017

A blue-ground yellow-enamelled 'Dragon' dish, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 84. A blue-ground yellow-enamelled 'Dragon' dish, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795). 9 7/8 in. (25 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 40,000 - GBP 60,000. Price realised GBP 100,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. The dish is decorated to the interior with a five-clawed dragon chasing a flaming pearl, leaping amongst ruyi-head clouds and flames. The shallow, rounded sides rise to a slightly everted rim and are painted with two similar dragons in... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2017

A rare famille rose 'Peony' dish, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period

Lot 275. A rare famille rose 'Peony' dish, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735). 8 ¼ in. (20.8 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 80,000 - GBP 120,000. Price realised GBP 200,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. The dish is delicately decorated with a design of several intertwining blossoming branches of peony, magnolia and crabapple, beginning on the reverse and spilling over into the interior, with two butterflies fluttering above a large vibrant... [Lire la suite]