26 décembre 2019

A fine copper-red-glazed bowl, Kangxi six-character mark within double circles and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 3434. A fine copper-red-glazed bowl, Kangxi six-character mark within double circles and of the period (1662-1722); 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price Realized HKD 750,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The bowl has deep, rounded sides that rise to a slightly everted rim, and is covered inside and out with a glaze shading from pale celadon to copper red of crushed strawberry red tone. The copper-red glaze pools in the bottom of the interior, box. ... [Lire la suite]

26 décembre 2019

A fine and rare blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark within double circles and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 3431. A fine and rare blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark within double circles and of the period (1723-1735); 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 1,000,000 - HKD 1,500,000. Price Realized HKD 1,240,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014 With deep rounded sides, the bowl is finely painted on the exterior in deep underglaze blue of purplish tone with two dragons striding amidst ruyi-clouds, the interior with an upright dragon within a double circle border, box. ... [Lire la suite]
26 décembre 2019

A fine pair of copper-red decorated 'dragon roundel' bowls, Kangxi six-character marks within double circles and of the period

Lot 3428. A fine pair of copper-red decorated 'dragon roundel' bowls, Kangxi six-character marks within double circles and of the period (1662-1722); 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - HKD 2,500,000. Price Realized HKD 2,200,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014 Each is finely decorated in copper red of a bright strawberry tone with five dragon roundels on the exterior, and a further dragon in the centre of the interior. Provenance: The J.M. Hu Family CollectionSold at Sotheby's New... [Lire la suite]
26 décembre 2019

A wucai 'dragon and phoenix' three-tiered box, Kangxi six-character mark within double circles and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 3426. A wucai 'dragon and phoenix' three-tiered box, Kangxi six-character mark within double circles and of the period (1662-1722); 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 180,000 - HKD 200,000. Price Realized HKD 400,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The box is comprised of a circular cover and two circular trays. The cover is enamelled on the surface with a descending dragon and an ascending phoenix amidst multi-coloured clouds. The sides of the cover and two trays are similarly decorated with a phoenix... [Lire la suite]
26 décembre 2019

Exhibition Honors Late Collector and Great Patron of the Arts Henry H. Arnhold at the Frick Collection

Exhibition gallery view of "Henry Arnhold’s Meissen Palace: Celebrating a Collector"; photo: Joseph Coscia Jr. NEW YORK, NY.- The Frick Collection presents Henry Arnhold’s Meissen Palace, an exhibition of works from the famed European porcelain manufactory along with several Asian examples that inspired such wares. The pieces are drawn from the collection of the late Henry H. Arnhold (1921–2018), whose foundation made a promised gift of more than 100 objects to the institution nearly a decade ago and supported the... [Lire la suite]
25 décembre 2019

A blue and white barbed rim 'lotus' jardinière, Chenghua-Hongzhi period (1465-1505)

Lot 3423. A blue and white barbed rim 'lotus' jardinière, Chenghua-Hongzhi period (1465-1505); 11 3/8 in. (28.8 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 700,000. Price Realized HKD 1,600,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014. The deep rounded walls of the jardiniere is finely 'pencilled' in dark blue outline and filled with a paler blue wash with four lotus clusters comprising lotus blooms, pods, leaves and millet emerging from rolling waves above a band of upright lappet panels. The barbed rim is decorated with a band... [Lire la suite]

25 décembre 2019

A very rare small Kinrande facetted double-gourd vase, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period (1522-1566)

  Lot 3421. A very rare small Kinrande facetted double-gourd vase, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period (1522-1566); 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 400,000. Price Realized HKD 525,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014. The main body of the vase is potted with eight facetted sides below a conforming waisted neck and upper body tapering to a high neck. It is finely decorated in iron red, green, turquoise and yellow enamels with four iron-red circular medallion on the main body,... [Lire la suite]
25 décembre 2019

A white-glazed jar and cover, Chenghua period (1465-1487)

Lot 3420. A white-glazed jar and cover, Chenghua period (1465-1487); 7 in. (17.8 cm.) overall height. Estimate HKD 800,000 - HKD 1,200,000. Price Realized HKD 1,000,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014. The jar is well potted with an ovoid body raised on a slightly splayed foot rising to broad rounded shoulders underneath a tall tapering neck. The bell-shaped cover is surmounted by a bud finial. The jar and cover are covered overall with a white glaze, the foot rim exposing the white body, box. ... [Lire la suite]
25 décembre 2019

An exceedingly rare yellow-enamelled dish, Xuande six-character mark within double circles and of the period (1426-1435)

Lot 3418. An exceedingly rare yellow-enamelled dish, Xuande six-character mark within double circles and of the period (1426-1435); 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 800,000 - HKD 1,000,000. Price Realized HKD 3,400,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014. The dish is well potted with rounded sides rising from a cylindrical foot to an everted rim, covered inside and out with an iridescent egg-yolk yellow enamel, the base covered with a transparent glaze, box. Provenance: Bluett & Sons, London,... [Lire la suite]
25 décembre 2019

A rare Longquan celadon 'Luduan' censer and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 3413. A rare Longquan celadon 'Luduan' censer and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 6 in. (15 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 200,000. Price Realized HKD 187,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014. The censer is modelled as a luduan, standing foursquare with its tail flicked upwards. Its head is modelled separately as cover with a single horn. Its mouth is left slightly agape exposing its teeth and fangs. It is covered overall in a pale celadon glaze, Japanese wood box. Provenance: The... [Lire la suite]