27 décembre 2019

A rare blue-ground polychrome-decorated 'dragon' bowl, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 1924. A rare blue-ground polychrome-decorated 'dragon' bowl, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 5 1/2 in. (14 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price Realized HKD 870,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 The exterior is decorated with two dragons, one in green enamel, the other iron-red, racing through green, yellow and iron-red flames in pursuit of 'flaming pearls' positioned above cruciform clouds, resting on a band of overlapping petals. The... [Lire la suite]

27 décembre 2019

Neapolitan school, 17th century, A pair of  memento mori  with skulls and crossbones

Lot 5. Neapolitan school, 17th century, A pair of  memento mori  with skulls and crossbones, oil on canvas, each: 16⅛ by 19 in .; 41.1 by 48.4 cm. Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD. Lot sold 100,000 USD. © Sotheby's. Provenance: Private collection. Note: Memento mori means "remember you must die". This theme was popular during the 17th century when it was a common belief that life on earth was merely a preparation for the afterlife. This pair of skulls convey... [Lire la suite]
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26 décembre 2019

Vanitas Still Life from The Mauritshuis

Anonymous (Southern Netherlands), Vanitas Still Life, c. 1530?, oil on panel, 34.2 x 26 cm. © 2019 Mauritshuis Pieter Claesz (1597/1598 - 1661), Vanitas Still Life, 1630, oil on panel, 39.5 x 56 cm. © 2019 Mauritshuis Anonymous (Northern Netherlands), Vanitas Still Life, c. 1650, oil on canvas, 45 x 56 cm. © 2019 Mauritshuis Edwaert Collier, Vanitas Still Life, 1675, oil on panel, 19.5 x 17 cm. © 2019 Mauritshuis
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26 décembre 2019

A pair of Dehua cylindrical tripod censers, Late Ming-Early Qing dynasty, 17th century

Lot 3453. A pair of Dehua cylindrical tripod censers, Late Ming-Early Qing dynasty, 17th century; 15 3/8 in. (39.2 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 150,000. Price Realized HKD 112,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The pair of censers of cylindrical shape, each raised on three low stepped triangular feet covered overall in an even ivory-white glaze stopping near the unglazed base, Japanese wood box. Christie's. The Imperial Sale / Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong... [Lire la suite]
26 décembre 2019

A blue-glazed gilt-decorated bottle vase, Guangxu gilt six-character seal mark and of the period (1875-1908)

Lot 3452. A blue-glazed gilt-decorated bottle vase, Guangxu gilt six-character seal mark and of the period (1875-1908); 15 3/8 in. (39.2 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 150,000. Price Realized HKD 112,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The bottle vase is well potted with a globular body and waisted neck decorated with gilt floral medallions and Shou roundels. The shoulder is decorated by a border enclosing further Shou characters amidst a floral scroll, with lotus lappets... [Lire la suite]
26 décembre 2019

A carved celadon-glazed 'peony' dish, Qianlong period (1736-1795), Xuhuatang zhi hall mark within double squares

Lot 3451. A carved celadon-glazed 'peony' dish, Qianlong period (1736-1795), Xuhuatang zhi hall mark within double squares; 10 in. (25.4 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 80,000. Price Realized HKD 106,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The dish is well potted with shallow rounded sides raised on a slightly tapered ring foot. It is well moulded on the central medallion with a single large peony borne on a stem bearing jagged-edged leaves and a small bud. The everted rim is decorated with a... [Lire la suite]

26 décembre 2019

A teadust-glazed double-gourd vase, Daoguang impressed six-character seal mark and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 3450. A teadust-glazed double-gourd vase, Daoguang impressed six-character seal mark and of the period (1821-1850); 2 3/4 in. (7 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 260,000 - HKD 350,000. Price Realized HKD 475,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The vase is well potted with a globular lower bulb and a slender, tapering upper bulb, connected by a pair of elegant high loop-handles terminating in ruyi-heads. The waist is moulded with a band of petals divided by a central band. The vase is... [Lire la suite]
26 décembre 2019

A small celadon-glazed lotus pod-form box and cover, Daoguang six-character seal mark and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 3449. A small celadon-glazed lotus pod-form box and cover, Daoguang six-character seal mark and of the period (1821-1850); 2 3/4 in. (7 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 120,000. Price Realized HKD 325,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The box is delicately potted with rounded sides rising from a recessed base to a flat inward rim. The flattened top of the cover is moulded and incised as a lotus flower centred with a mature pod. Both are covered overall in a soft sea-green glaze with the... [Lire la suite]
26 décembre 2019

A pair of lemon-yellow enamelled dishes, Qianlong six-character seal marks and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 3448. A pair of lemon-yellow enamelled dishes, Qianlong six-character seal marks and of the period (1736-1795); 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 350,000 - HKD 550,000. Price Realized HKD 1,120,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014 Each dish is of ogee-form, the rounded sides tapering sharply to the foot, covered on the exterior with a rich opaque lemon-yellow enamel, the interior and base with a transparent glaze, box. Christie's. The Imperial Sale / Important Chinese... [Lire la suite]
26 décembre 2019

A Guan-type glazed pear-shaped vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 3444. A Guan-type glazed pear-shaped vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 4 in. (10.2 cm.) across. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000. Price Realized HKD 500,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The vase is finely potted with a pear-shaped body rising from a slightly flared cylindrical foot to a tall neck with lipped rim, covered overall with an even opaque celadon glaze of greyish-blue tone, suffused with a wide network of crackles partly stained with... [Lire la suite]