11 novembre 2018

A coral-ground famille verte 'Boys' bowl, 18th century

Lot 36. A coral-ground famille verte 'Boys' bowl, 18th century; 8 ¼ in. (20.8 cm). Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000. Price realised GBP 212,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The bowl is enamelled and gilt on a coral-red ground, with four groups of four boys gathered playing and engaged in leisurely pursuits beside rocks and plantain on a continuous fenced garden terrace. The rail posts, surrounding trees and vegetation are highlighted in gilt. The base is painted with a six-character Kangxi... [Lire la suite]
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11 novembre 2018

A rare Arabic-inscribed bronze cylindrical tripod censer, Zhengde cast six-character mark and of the period (1506-1521)

Lot 21. A rare Arabic-inscribed bronze cylindrical tripod censer, Zhengde cast six-character mark and of the period (1506-1521); 8 in. (20.3 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000. Price realised GBP 212,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The censer is finely cast in relief to the exterior with a long Arabic inscription, between two bands of incised lotus scroll, supported on three lotus-form feet.   Provenance: Collection of the late Soame Jenyns (1904-1976), then by... [Lire la suite]
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11 novembre 2018

A 'Longquan' Celadon-glazed 'Bamboo-Neck' Vase, xianwenping, Southern Song-Yuan Dynasty (1127-1368)

Lot 194. A 'Longquan' Celadon-glazed 'Bamboo-Neck' Vase, xianwenping, Southern Song-Yuan Dynasty (1127-1368); 10 3/8 in. (26.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000. Price realised GBP 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The compressed pear-shaped body is subtly decorated with a series of low horizontal bands, and the tall tapering neck is encircled by two bow-string bands in imitation of bamboo, all below a wide slightly inverted galleried rim. The vase is covered overall with an unctuous... [Lire la suite]
10 novembre 2018

A pair of blue and white pear-shaped vases, yuhuchunping, Guangxu six-character marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1875

Lot 265. A pair of blue and white pear-shaped vases, yuhuchunping, Guangxu six-character marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1875-1908); Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000. Price realised GBP 10,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  Each vase is decorated with plantain, bamboo and rocks in a fenced garden. The waisted neck is decorated with stiff leaves rising up from a collar of scrolling foliage and spearheads. The foot is encircled with bands of lotus flowers and lappets. Christie's. Fine... [Lire la suite]
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10 novembre 2018

A blue and white bowl, Jiaqing six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1796-1820)

Lot 248. A blue and white bowl, Jiaqing six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1796-1820);7 ¼ in. (18.6 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000. Price realised GBP 10,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  The exterior is painted in shades of cobalt blue to depict four characters, wan shou wu jiang (boundless longevity), each enclosed by a circle of ruyi-heads, separated from each other by two of the bajixiang and lotus sprays. The interior is decorated... [Lire la suite]
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10 novembre 2018

A pair of blue and white bowls, Qianlong seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 247. A pair of blue and white bowls, Qianlong seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 7 ¼ in. (18.4 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000. Price realised GBP 20,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  Each bowl is decorated on the exterior with four characters, wan shou wu jiang(boundless longevity), each enclosed by a circle of ruyi-heads, all surrounded by the Eight Buddhist Emblems, bajixiang, and lotus sprays. The interior is painted with... [Lire la suite]
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10 novembre 2018

An iron-red-decorated blue and white 'dragon' dish, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-

  Lot 243. An iron-red-decorated blue and white 'dragon' dish, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000. Price realised GBP 8,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  The interior is painted with an iron-red five-clawed dragon leaping against a background of blue waves, with a similar design repeated with nine dragons to the exterior.   Provenance: Private English collection,... [Lire la suite]
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10 novembre 2018

A blue and white 'Red Cliff' brush bot, bitong, Kangxi period (1662-1722), Wen zhang shan dou mark in underglaze blue

Lot 196. A blue and white 'Red Cliff' brush bot, bitong, Kangxi period (1662-1722), Wen zhang shan dou mark in underglaze blue; 7 ¼ in. (18.5 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000. Price realised GBP 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  The brush pot is decorated with two panels, one depicting a scene from the Latter Ode to the Red Cliff with the scholars on the river in the moonlight. The other panel is inscribed with an excerpt from the text, entitled, and signed 'Hua Long Zhai wan', and... [Lire la suite]
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10 novembre 2018

Two blue and white 'figural' cups, Kangxi mark and period & 19th century

Lot 117. Two blue and white 'figural' cups ; the 'figure with parasol' cup: Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722) ; the 'snipe and the clam' cup: 19th century. Both 3 in. (7.5 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000. Price realised GBP 5,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. One cup is decorated with two figures, one holding a parasol, amongst rocks and scrolling clouds. The base bears a Kangxi mark in underglaze blue within a... [Lire la suite]
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10 novembre 2018

A blue and white 'lanca' stem cup, Daoguang six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 84. A blue and white 'lanca' stem cup, Daoguang six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850); 4 ¼ in. (10.9 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000. Price realised GBP 11,875. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The cup is decorated to the exterior with lanca characters divided by lotus scrolls above a band of lotus lappets. The spreading foot is painted with flower-heads above jewelled tassels and ruyi-heads.  Provenance: Private collection in... [Lire la suite]
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