23 février 2021

A rare and finely decorated famille rose 'landscape' vase, Jiaqing six-character seal mark in iron red and of period

Lot 723. A rare and finely decorated famille rose 'landscape' vase, Jiaqing six-character seal mark in iron red and of period (1796-1820); 8 ¼ in. (21 cm.) high. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. © Christie's 2021 The ovoid body is decorated with two dragons amidst clouds and flames in pursuit of flaming pearls, between a band of petal lappets below and a ruyi border above, all below the bajixiang, Eight Buddhist Emblems, on the shoulder. The cover is decorated with a dragon roundel... [Lire la suite]

23 février 2021

A green-enameled and underglaze blue 'dragon' jar and cover, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 722. A green-enameled and underglaze blue 'dragon' jar and cover, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 8 ¼ in. (21 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. © Christie's 2021 The ovoid body is decorated with two dragons amidst clouds and flames in pursuit of flaming pearls, between a band of petal lappets below and a ruyi border above, all below the bajixiang, Eight Buddhist Emblems, on the shoulder. The cover is... [Lire la suite]
22 février 2021

A rare large doucai 'phoenix' vase, 18th century

Lot 718. A rare large doucai 'phoenix' vase, 18th century; 21 ¾ in. (55.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. © Christie's 2021 The rectangular vase with broad, rounded shoulders is decorated on the front and back in bright enamels with a phoenix in flight above a peony blossom borne on leafy tendrils. The narrow sides are decorated with further peony blooms on leafy stems, all between two stylized lappet bands, and on the neck with lotus blooms within squared scroll borders. Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
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22 février 2021

A doucai 'dragon' bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 718. A doucai 'dragon' bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark in seal script in in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735); 8 in. (20.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 70,000 - USD 100,000. © Christie's 2021 The flaring, conical sides rise to a notched rim, and are decorated with two writhing five-clawed dragons, one depicted in green enamel and the other in yellow enamel, each emerging from foaming waves, and separated by flaming pearls and cloud... [Lire la suite]
22 février 2021

A very rare coral-ground famille verte 'boys' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 716. A very rare coral-ground famille verte 'boys' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722); 8 ¼ in. (21 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 70,000 - USD 90,000. © Christie's 2021 The bowl is decorated with enamels and gilt on a coral-red ground, with four groups of four boys, some playing with a squirrel and others engaged in different leisurely pursuits, beside rocks and plantain on a continuous fenced garden terrace. Provenance: T. T. Tsui... [Lire la suite]
09 février 2021

A part teadust-glazed porcelain model of standing Damo, late Qing-Republic period

Lot 598. A part teadust-glazed porcelain model of standing Damo, late Qing-Republic period; H. 57 cm. Estimate: € 2,000 - €3,000. Result: € 2,000. Courtesy Nagel. Provenance: Former old European private collection, assembled prior 1990 - Private property Frankfurt.   Fine Asian Art, Stuttgart - Part I by Nagel Auction, December 8, 2020
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08 février 2021

A copper-red glazed porcelain bottle vase with a green and blue enamel dragon, 19th century

Lot 571. A copper-red glazed porcelain bottle vase with a green and blue enamel dragon, 19th century; H. 26 cm. Estimate: € 800 - €1,200. Result: € 7,000. Courtesy Nagel. Provenance: South German private collection, assembled prior 2007.  Fine Asian Art, Stuttgart - Part I by Nagel Auction, December 8, 2020
31 janvier 2021

Bertrand de Lavergne at BRAFA 2021

Pair of 'Famille verte’ lidded vases, Kangxi period (1662-1722), H 52 cm. Bertrand de Lavergne at BRAFA 2021. Chinese porcelain decorated with the donkey rider motif and an attendant in mountainous landscapes, birds, lotus, squirrels, grapes, flowers, rocks and precious things. ‘Famille rose’ dish, Yongzheng period (1723-1735), Ø 35 cm. Bertrand de Lavergne at BRAFA 2021. Chinese porcelain dish decorated with a famous romance scene of figures on a bridge in front of a pavillion. ‘Famille... [Lire la suite]
27 janvier 2021

A massive pair of ruby and famille rose jars and covers, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Lot 78. A massive pair of ruby and famille rose jars and covers, Yongzheng period (1723-1735); 35 in. (88.9 cm.) high, each. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price Realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2021. Each finely enameled with a basket of spring flowers, ruby lappets at the shoulders. Provenance: Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 21 November 2011, lot 1146. Note: The Tibor Collection was formed over decades, growing to encompass every category of Chinese export... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2021

A famille rose ‘butterfly’ vase,Guangxu six-character mark in iron red and of the period (1875-1908)

Lot 149. A famille rose ‘butterfly’ vase,Guangxu six-character mark in iron red and of the period (1875-1908); 15 1⁄2 in. (39.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price Realised USD 9,375. © Christie's Image Ltd 2021. Decorated overall with a multitude of butterflies separated by a gilt-bordered band of lotus sprays and gilt xi characters on the shoulder. Christie's. Art of China. Including Property from the Irving Collection, 18 Nov - 9 Dec 2020