13 janvier 2020

A pair of bell-shaped wine cups, Kangxi-Yongzheng period (1662-1735)

Lot 1209. A pair of bell-shaped wine cups, Kangxi-Yongzheng period (1662-1735); 2 3/16 in. (5.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 43,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Each is thinly potted and decorated in a delicate doucai palette with butterflies flitting above three vignettes of wannianqing growing from behind pale blue rocks. An apocryphal Chenghua mark is on the base of each.  Provenance: Fong Chow (1923-2012) Collection, New... [Lire la suite]

13 janvier 2020

A pair of Ming-style doucai cups, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1203. A pair of Ming-style doucai cups, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 2¾ in. (7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 18,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Each has deep rounded sides that rise to a slightly everted rim, and is decorated in iron red, green, yellow and underglaze blue with four ruyi motifs separated by foliate spray spandrels. An apocryphal Wanli mark is on each base.  Provenance: Fong Chow (1923-2012) Collection, New York. ... [Lire la suite]
12 janvier 2020

A rare yellow and green-glazed iron-red-ground square bowl, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period

Lot 1521. A rare yellow and green-glazed iron-red-ground square bowl, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1522-1566); 4 7/8 in. (12.3 cm.) across. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 35,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013.  Each facet of the deep rounded sides is decorated with a yellow carp swimming amidst green water weeds reserved on an iron-red ground below a green line border. Another carp is shown amidst water weeds in the center of the interior below... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2020

A rare yellow and green-glazed iron-red-ground square bowl, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period

Lot 1521. A rare yellow and green-glazed iron-red-ground square bowl, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1522-1566); 4 7/8 in. (12.3 cm.) across. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 35,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013.  Each facet of the deep rounded sides is decorated with a yellow carp swimming amidst green water weeds reserved on an iron-red ground below a green line border. Another carp is shown amidst water weeds in the center of the interior below... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2020

A rare polychrome-decorated dish, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 1521. A rare polychrome-decorated dish, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 12 1/8 in. (30.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 5,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013.  The dish has rounded sides and is decorated in iron red, and green and yellow glaze in the center with a scene of a woman greeting an official on horseback in a landscape with mountains in the distance below a band of chrysanthemum scroll in the well. A band of peony scroll encircles the exterior. A four-character mark,... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2020

A rare wucai 'Dragon' dish, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 1454. A rare wucai 'Dragon' dish, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619); 12½ in. (31.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 115,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 43,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013.  The dish has shallow rounded sides that rise to an everted rim and is decorated in the interior with a dragon supporting a basket of peaches flanked by two dragons holding wan emblems below two further dragons mutually holding a lotus blossom... [Lire la suite]

11 janvier 2020

A large wucai jar and cover, Shunzhi period (1644-1661)

Lot 1379. A large wucai jar and cover, Shunzhi period (1644-1661); 19¾ in. (50 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 12,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013. The baluster body is decorated with a bold design of squirrels clambering amidst leafy grapevines laden with multicolored fruit that rise from blue rocks at the foot and spread around the sides and shoulder below sprigs of rose and camellia separated by further blue rocks on the neck. The domed cover is decorated with three boys in a... [Lire la suite]
10 janvier 2020

A wucai gu-form beaker vase, Transitional period, circa 1650-1665

Lot 1307. A wucai gu-form beaker vase, Transitional period, circa 1650-1665; 15¾ in. (40 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 22,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013. The upper section is decorated with a pheasant standing on blue rocks amidst peony and chrysanthemum, on the center section two fruiting peach and pomegranate branches, and on lower section with two branches bearing blue fruit or berries. Provenance: Christie's London, 6 June 1994, lot 125. Note: Compare the... [Lire la suite]
07 janvier 2020

A massive famille rose vase, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 1393. A massive famille rose vase, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 27 in. (70.5 cm.) tall. Estimate USD 35,000 - USD 45,000. Price realised USD 37,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013. Heavily potted, the ovoid body is decorated with a continuous scene of the birthday celebration of Xiwangmu, the Queen Mother of the West, shown holding a tray of peaches as she descends on a phoenix towards a gathering of Shoulao, the Eight Daoist Immortals, Magu and attendants in her boat, and various other female attendants and immortals. All... [Lire la suite]
07 janvier 2020

A very rare large famille rose turquoise-ground bottle vase, tianqiuping, Qianlong seal mark in iron red and of the period

Lot 1391. A very rare large famille rose turquoise-ground bottle vase, tianqiuping, Qianlong seal mark in iron red and of the period (1736-1795); 20 in. (51 cm.) high. Estimate USD 600,000 - USD 800,000. Price realised USD 1,683,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013. The bulbous body and neck are decorated with a large five-clawed, scaly, iron-red dragon with long tail that continues up onto the neck shown amidst multi-colored clouds as it confronts a smaller pink dragon shown rising from a band of cresting waves at the foot, all... [Lire la suite]