08 novembre 2019

A rare embroidered blue silk gauze child's 'dragon' robe, mangpao, 19th century

Lot 227. A rare embroidered blue silk gauze child's 'dragon' robe, mangpao, 19th century; 10 in. (25.4 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000. Price realised GBP 40,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The front and back of the robe are elaborately embroidered with gold couched dragons chasing flaming pearls, surrounded by bats in flight, peony sprays and scrolling multi-coloured clouds above crashing waves, all set against a dark blue ground. Provenance: With Teresa Coleman Fine... [Lire la suite]
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08 novembre 2019

A blue and white tripod censer, Qianlong six-character mark in underglaze blue in a line and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 185. A blue and white tripod censer, Qianlong six-character mark in underglaze blue in a line and of the period (1736-1795); 10 in. (25.4 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 25,000. Price realised GBP 40,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The censer is well potted with a compressed globular body decorated with the Eight Buddhist Emblems, bajixiang, amongst large lotus blossoms on leafy tendrils, all below a band of ruyi-heads. The two upright, pierced handles, the recessed neck and... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2019

A pair of famille verte 'month' cups, Qianlong six-character seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 176. A pair of famille verte 'month' cups, Qianlong six-character seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 20,000. Price realised GBP 43,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Each cup is finely enamelled to the deep flaring sides with clusters of narcissi growing beside blue ornamental rocks and roses, emblematic of the eleventh month of the calendar year. Provenance: A private Asian collectionChristie's Hong Kong, 28... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2019

A Dehua figure of Guanyin, 17th-18th century

Lot 54. A Dehua figure of Guanyin, 17th-18th century; 13 in. (33 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000. Price realised GBP 47,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The finely modelled figure is seated on rocks wearing voluminous robes that fall in graceful folds around the body. She holds a child with a lotus bud in his hand on her raised knee. She wears a beaded necklace and and the hair is elegantly coiffed in a topknot adorned with jewellery. The figure is covered overall in a creamy glaze of ivory tone. The... [Lire la suite]
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08 novembre 2019

A fine celadon-glazed 'double gourd' vase, Jiaqing six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1796-1820)

  Lot 164. A fine celadon-glazed 'double gourd' vase, Jiaqing six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1796-1820); 12 ¾ in. (32.4 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 50,000 - GBP 80,000. Price realised GBP 62,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The elegant vase is covered in a glaze of pale sea-green tone ending in a neat line at the slightly rounded, unglazed foot encircling the countersunk base which is also covered in a celadon glaze, hongmu stand with John Sparks Ltd. label. ... [Lire la suite]
07 novembre 2019

'Luca Giordano (1634-1705). Le triomphe de la peinture napolitaine' au Petit Palais

Luca Giordano, Ariane abandonnée (Ariana Abbandonata),1675-1680, 203 x 246 cm, huile sur toile, Musée de Castelvecchio, Vérone, Italie © Verona, Museo di Castelvecchio, Archivio fotografico (foto Umberto Tomba, Verona) PARIS - À partir du 14 novembre, le Petit Palais présente pour la première fois en France une rétrospective consacrée au peintre napolitain Luca Giordano (1634-1705), l’un des artistes les plus brillants du XVIIe siècle européen. L’exposition met en valeur l’exceptionnelle virtuosité de cette gloire du Seicento à... [Lire la suite]
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07 novembre 2019

A yellow-glazed incised 'lotus' vase, Jiaqing seal mark and period (1796-1820)

Lot 39. A yellow-glazed incised 'lotus' vase, Jiaqing seal mark and period (1796-1820). Height 17 cm, 6⅝ in. Estimate: 25,000 - 35,000 GBP. Lot sold 32,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the ovoid body supported on a spreading foot and rising to a slender waisted neck and flared rim, incised to the main body with a frieze of composite lotus scrolls between keyfret bands, the neck similarly decorated below a band of ruyi heads to the rim, covered overall in a deep yellow glaze, the... [Lire la suite]
07 novembre 2019

An aubergine-glazed incised 'dragon' bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period

Lot 38. An aubergine-glazed incised 'dragon' bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Diameter 15.2 cm, 6 in. Estimate:  2,500 - 3,000 GBP. Lot sold 5,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a flared rim, the exterior incised with two five-claw dragons in pursuit of flaming pearls amidst cloud scrolls and above turbulent foaming waters, skirted around the foot with a keyfret band, applied to the exterior with an aubergine colour glaze, the... [Lire la suite]
07 novembre 2019

A white-glazed bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 37. A white-glazed bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735). Diameter 14.4 cm, 5⅝ in. Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 50,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot to an everted rim, covered overall evenly, save for the unglazed footring, with a transparent glaze, the base with a six-character reign mark in underglaze blue. Sotheby's. Imperial Porcelain - A Private Collection, 06 Nov 2019
07 novembre 2019

A blue-glazed bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 36.A blue-glazed bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Diameter 11.3 cm, 4½ in. Estimate: 12,000 - 16,000 GBP. Lot sold 15,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. covered on the exterior with a rich cobalt-blue glaze thinning to a mushroom tone at the rim and stopping neatly just above the foot, the base with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue. Sotheby's. Imperial Porcelain - A Private Collection, 06 Nov 2019