28 mars 2020

A pair of small iron-red-decorated bowls, Daoguang seal marks in iron red and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 2093. A  pair of small iron-red-decorated bowls, Daoguang seal marks in iron red and of the period (1821-1850); 3 5/8 in. (9.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price Realized USD 8,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  Each has rounded sides decorated on the exterior with five iron-red fish with black pupils, and one with gilt highlights, shown swimming below the gilded rim.. Provenance: The Weishaupt Collection of 19th and 20th Century Chinese Porcelain;... [Lire la suite]

28 mars 2020

A fine pair of underglaze-blue and iron-red 'lotus' cups, marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3135. A fine pair of underglaze-blue and iron-red 'lotus' cups, marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 8.1 cm., 3 1/4 in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot Sold 680,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. each finely potted with thin flaring sides rising from a low foot, the exterior decorated with four iron-red stylised lotus blossoms borne on underglaze-blue foliate sprays, the underside inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark within a double-square. ... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2020

A fine pair of small iron-red decorated 'dragon' cups, seal marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

  Lot 3134. A fine pair of small iron-red decorated 'dragon' cups, seal marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 6.2 cm., 2 1/2 in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,340,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep delicately potted sides rising to a slighlty everted rim, finely decorated on the exterior in iron-red with a pair of dragons playfully striding through flames and clouds above crashing waves, all between double-line borders, inscribed on the base with a... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2020

An iron-red and underglaze blue dragon and phoenix teabowl and cover, seal marks and period of Jiaqing (1796-1820)

Lot 3133. An iron-red and underglaze blue dragon and phoenix teabowl and cover, seal marks and period of Jiaqing (1796-1820); 10.9 cm., 4 1/4 in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot Sold 500,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. well potted with rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot to a flaring rim, painted on the exterior in iron-red with a ferocious dragon and a flying phoenix, each chasing a 'flaming pearl' amongst scrolling clouds, the teeth and claws of the dragon picked out... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2020

An underglaze-red and blue cupstand, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3112. An underglaze-red and blue cupstand, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 17 cm., 6 3/4 in. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD. Lot Sold 200,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep round hollow bowl with an incurved rim, painted in underglaze red with a row of pendent pomegranates extending from a band of blue trefoils and key-fret around the mouth, collared by a broad flat dish painted with four sprays of fruiting blossoms, the flowers picked out in red, the underside... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2020

A fine underglaze red and blue meiping vase, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Lot 3112. A fine underglaze red and blue meiping vase, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period  (1723-1735); 22 cm., 8 5/8 in. Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot Sold 2,420,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. well potted with high rounded shoulders rising to a short waisted neck with an everted rim and tapering to a slightly flared foot, finely painted with bright washes of cobalt blue with a gnarled prunus tree and two magpies, one bird perched on a branch and the other in flight, the blossoms... [Lire la suite]

28 mars 2020

A copper-red 'phoenix' meiping, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3132. A copper-red 'phoenix' meiping, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 33 cm., 13 in. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 425,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. elegantly potted with curved sides gently rising to a rounded shoulder, surmounted by a short waisted neck and slightly everted rim, deftly painted in the Ming style with three phoenix in different postures, flying amongst blossoming branches of hibiscus, between further hibiscus scrolls at the shoulder and pendant plantain leaves... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2020

A rare copper-red 'Three fish' bowl, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3109. A rare copper-red 'Three fish' bowl, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 15.2 cm., 6 in. Estimate 250,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,460,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. finely potted with rounded sides resting on the rounded base of the bowl, decorated on the exterior in a pale copper-red with three fish with incised detailing, the recessed base inscribed with a six-character mark within a double-circle in underglaze-blue. Sotheby's. Fine... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2020

A pair of copper-red decorated 'dragon' bowls, marks and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 3104. A pair of copper-red decorated 'dragon' bowls, marks and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 14.5 cm., 5 3/4 in. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 680,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. each potted with rounded sides elegantly rising from a slightly tapering foot, gently flaring at the rim, softly pencilled on the interior with a central medallion of a ferocious dragon, the exterior similarly decorated with five dragon roundels, the countersunk base inscribed in underglaze blue... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2020

A rare Ding-type vase, meiping, Liao-Northern Song dynasty, 11th-12th century

Lot 2076. A  rare Ding-type vase, meiping, Liao-Northern Song dynasty, 11th-12th century; 16¾ in. (41.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price Realized USD 185,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The vase is well potted with an elegant body of tapering ovoid shape that is surmounted by a cylindrical neck that rises to a wide mouth with lipped rim, and is covered overall with a transparent glaze of creamy white color that falls to the edge of the foot where the fine... [Lire la suite]