24 avril 2018

A turquoise-ground famille rose twin-handled vase, Jiaqing six-character sealmark in iron-red and of the period (1796-1820)

Lot 21. A turquoise-ground famille rose twin-handled vase, Jiaqing six-character sealmark in iron-red and of the period (1796-1820); 11 ½ in. (29.2 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000(USD 42,090 - USD 70,150). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The exterior of the vase is densely decorated with colourful lotus blooms, dragons, bats and foliate scrolls, set against a turquoise ground. The neck is applied with a pair of gilt-decorated iron-red dragon handles. The base is enamelled in turquoise. ... [Lire la suite]

24 avril 2018

A lime-green ground famille rose twin-handled vase, Jiaqing six-character sealmark in iron-red and of the period (1796-1820)

Lot 20. A lime-green ground famille rose twin-handled vase, Jiaqing six-character sealmark in iron-red and of the period (1796-1820); 7 ¾ in. (19.8 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 80,000 - GBP 120,000 (USD 112,240 - USD 168,360). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The bulbous body and tall flaring neck are elaborately enamelled with colourful lotus blooms, bats and peaches, all set against a lime-green ground and separated by bands ofruyi heads, key fret and foliate scrolls. The neck is further decorated... [Lire la suite]
24 avril 2018

A rare copper-red decorated ewer, Hongwu period (1368-1398)

Lot 6. A rare copper-red decorated ewer, Hongwu period (1368-1398); 13 ¼ in. (33.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 70,000 - GBP 90,000 (USD 98,210 - USD 126,270). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The pear-shaped vessel is painted to the exterior in varied greyish tones of underglaze red with large peony blooms and leafy scrolls below a cloud collar and ascending bands of peony scroll, key fret and stiff leaves. It has a large strap handle and a long, curved spout, the latter decorated with lotus blooms and leafy... [Lire la suite]
24 avril 2018

A doucai 'Chrysanthemum' jar and cover, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 15. A doucai 'Chrysanthemum' jar and cover, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 4 ½ in. (11.6 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 80,000 - GBP 120,000 (USD 112,240 - USD 168,360). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The exterior of the jar is finely painted with chrysanthemum roundels interspersed with stylised foliate scrolls. The top of the cover is similarly decorated with a single chrysanthemum medallion. Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 8 October 2008, lot 2636. ... [Lire la suite]
24 avril 2018

A rare and exceptional small pink-ground famille rose moonflask, Qianlong four-character seal mark in iron-red and of the period

Lot 17. A rare and exceptional small pink-ground famille rose moonflask, Qianlong four-character seal mark in iron-red and of the period (1736-1795); 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 600,000 - GBP 800,000 (USD 841,800 - USD 1,122,400). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The moonflask is finely potted with a flattened circular shape, supported on a spreading oval foot. The short, waisted neck terminates in an incurved mouth, flanked by two loop handles. The exterior of the body is... [Lire la suite]
24 avril 2018

A 'doucai' 'Chilong' ovoid vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 75. A 'doucai' 'Chilong' ovoid vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 49.8cm., 19 3/8 in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 GBP. Lot sold 73,250 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2011. of ovoid form with cylindrical sides rising from a short slightly spreading foot to a waisted neck and a flared rim, decorated overall in doucai enamels with five sinuous chilong intertwined amongst leafy floral tendrils, all between a border of lotus lappets enclosing floral sprays around the foot... [Lire la suite]

23 avril 2018

A metal mounted wucai beaker vase, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 63. A metal mounted wucai beaker vase, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619); 27.4cm., 10 3/4 in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot Sold 9,375 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2011 of square section probably derived from the archaic bronze fanggu form, decorated overall in wucai enamels, the central bulb set with four moulded lion masks flanked by two confronting dragons leaping from waves, the rounded shoulder with sinuous pacing dragons, the waisted neck detached and mounted with... [Lire la suite]
23 avril 2018

A rare wucai bowl, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619)

Lot 62. A rare wucai bowl, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619); 11cm., 4 3/8 in., diam. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot Sold 39,650 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2011 the rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to a slightly flared rim, the exterior painted with a continuous design of an immortal and attendants with offerings and a deer, the interior with a frontal winged dragon, the base with a six-character Wanli mark within a double circle in underglaze blue. Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
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19 avril 2018

A yellow-ground and underglaze-blue 'Gardenia' dish, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521)

Lot 135. A yellow-ground and underglaze-blue 'Gardenia' dish, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521); 25.2 cm, 9 7/8  in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018.  the shallow rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot to an everted rim, painted in various tones of cobalt on a rich yellow ground, the interior painted with a medallion enclosing a leafy branch bearing two five-petalled gardenia flowers, encircled in the cavetto with branches of pomegranate, crab apple, grape and a bouquet of... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2018

An Imperial 'famille rose' 'Eighteen Luohan' vase , Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 17. An Imperial 'famille rose' 'Eighteen Luohan' vase , Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 37.2 cm, 14 1/2  in. Estimate 100,000 — 200,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. well potted with a wide cylindrical body rising from a short spreading foot to a tall slender waisted neck with a flared rim, the neck flanked by a pair of archaistic iron-red and gilt C- shaped handles, the body finely enamelled with a continuous scene of the Eighteen Luohan within a rocky landscape,... [Lire la suite]