25 mai 2019

A set of ten large famille rose standing Immortals, Qianlong-Jiaqing period (1736-1820)

Lot 251. A set of ten large famille rose standing Immortals, Qianlong-Jiaqing period (1736-1820). The tallest 32cm (12 1/2in) high. Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000. Sold for £ 25,062 (€ 28,447). © Bonhams 2001-2019 Each modelled standing wearing brightly enamelled robes and holding their attribute, comprising Shoulao, Cao Guojiu, Zhang Guolao, Lan Caihe, He Xiangu, two figures of Lü Dongbin, Han Xiangzi, Li Tieguai and Xiwangmu.  Provenance: one figure of Lü Dongbin acquired from Bonhams London,... [Lire la suite]

22 mai 2019

A famille rose Tobacco leaf 'exotic pheasants and squirrel' part dinner service, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 246. A famille rose Tobacco leaf 'exotic pheasants and squirrel' part dinner service, Qianlong period (1736-1795). The largest stand 42.2cm (16 1/2in) wide (25). Estimate £ 15,000 - 20,000. Sold for £ 31,312 (€ 35,740). © Bonhams 2001-2019 Each piece brightly painted in underglaze-blue and enamelled in colours, the centre decorated with pheasants and squirrels among flowers and curling serrated leaves, comprising: a tureen, cover and stand; a sauce tureen, cover and stand; a pair of large... [Lire la suite]
22 mai 2019

A fine famille rose ruby-sgraffiato-ground 'medallion' bowl, Daoguang seal mark and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 131. A fine famille rose ruby-sgraffiato-ground 'medallion' bowl, Daoguang seal mark and of the period (1821-1850); 14.7cm (5 3/4in) diam. Estimate £10,000 - 15,000. Sold for £ 37,562 (€ 42,874). © Bonhams 2001-2019 Finely enamelled around the exterior with four medallions depicting figures in landscapes representing the Four Seasons, one in grisaille, two in sepia, and one in famille rose enamels, all reserved on a ruby-red ground incised with feathery scrolls, the interior decorated in the centre with a... [Lire la suite]
21 mai 2019

Two famille-verte 'figural' dishes, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 138. Two famille-verte 'figural' dishes, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 38.5 cm, 15 1/8  in. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Lot sold 25,000 GBP (32,303 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. one dish painted to the centre with the scene from the Romance of the Western Chamber to the centre, the second decorated with the story of Sima Xiangru inscribing his ambition on a bridge pillar, the rims painted with six foliate panels enclosing auspicious emblems, the... [Lire la suite]
20 mai 2019

A famille rose inscribed 'figural' vase, Republic period (1912-1949), with the seal mark of Wang Dafan (1888-1961)

Lot 334. A famille rose inscribed 'figural' vase, Republic period (1912-1949), with the seal mark of Wang Dafan (1888-1961); 12 in. (30.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000. Price realised GBP 43,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019  The elegantly potted vase is decorated to the exterior with a continuous mountainous landscape scene featuring the famous female poet and musician Cai Wenji riding a camel and accompanied by attendants, one of which is carrying her two young sons in a large... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2019

A fine famille rose blue-sgraffiato-ground 'medallion' bowl, Daoguang seal mark and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 132. A fine famille rose blue-sgraffiato-ground 'medallion' bowl, Daoguang seal mark and of the period (1821-1850); 14.5cm (5 3/4in) diam. Estimate £ 12,000 - 16,000. Sold for £ 40,062 (€ 45,736). © Bonhams 2001-2019 Delicately enamelled around the exterior with four medallions, one of the weaver girl, one of the cowherd, alternating with two landscapes, each within gilt borders and separated by clouds, all reserved on a blue engraved ground incised with feathery scroll, the interior painted in... [Lire la suite]

18 mai 2019

A very fine and rare pair of famille rose 'goose' tureens and covers, Qianlong period, circa 1760

Lot 247. A very fine and rare pair of famille rose 'goose' tureens and covers, Qianlong period, circa 1760. Each 41cm (16 1/4in) high. Estimate £150,000 - 200,000. Sold for £ 187,562 (€ 214,124). © Bonhams 2001-2019 Each naturalistically and boldly modelled, the raised head supported by a long elegantly curving neck, the body finely enamelled with sepia and purple plumage, the folded wings moulded with overlapping feathers in green, iron-red, rose, and crimson, with details picked out in gilt, the... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2019

A green-enamelled incised 'dragon' dish, Chenghua six-character mark (1465-1487)

Lot 108. A green-enamelled incised 'dragon' dish, Chenghua six-character mark (1465-1487); 20.3cm (8in) diam. Estimate £10,000 - 15,000. Sold for £ 879,062 (€ 1,003,553). © Bonhams 2001-2019 Enamelled in the interior within a circle with a writhing five-clawed dragon in pursuit of the 'flaming pearl', the exterior with a further two striding green dragons on an incised ground of crashing waves and flaming pearls.   Provenance: an English private collection, acquired in the 1920s, and thence by... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2019

A lime-green ground famille-rose 'Tea-poem' tray, Jiaqing seal mark and period

Lot 134. A lime-green ground famille-rose 'Tea-poem' tray, Jiaqing seal mark and period (1796-1820); 16 cm, 6 1/4  in. Estimate 20,000 - 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 35,000 GBP (45,224 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. of oval lobed form supported on four ridge feet, the interior centred with a lobed panel enclosing an inscription in iron-red dated to Jiaqing dingsi year (corresponding to 1797) followed by two seal marks, all within composite floral scrolls and against a... [Lire la suite]
16 mai 2019

A fine iron-red, famille rose and gilt-decorated tripod censer, Jiaqing six-character seal mark in iron-red and of the period

Lot 315. A fine iron-red, famille rose and gilt-decorated tripod censer, Jiaqing six-character seal mark in iron-red and of the period (1796-1820); 14 ¼ in. (36.2 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 60,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The censer is finely decorated to each side with a pair of confronting five-clawed dragons in pursuit of the flaming pearl amongst bats and clouds. A bat and cloud design further embellishes the twin pierced upright handles,... [Lire la suite]