13 août 2019

Two large flambé-glazed bottle vases, 18th-19th century

Lot 1423. Two large flambé-glazed bottle vases, 18th-19th century; 19 3/8 in. and 18½ in. (49.2 and 47 cm.) high. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 23,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Each with ovoid body raised on a slightly spreading foot and tapering to a slender neck, covered with a crackle-suffused glaze of crushed strawberry tone and thinning to mushroom on the mouth rim, wood stands. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M.... [Lire la suite]

13 août 2019

A gold-splashed bronze bombé tripod censer and stand, 17th-18th century

Lot 1329. A gold-splashed bronze bombé tripod censer and stand, 17th-18th century; 6 5/8 in. (17.2 cm.) across handles. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 25,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The censer with shallow compressed body and two angular loop handles, the base cast with a Xuande six-character mark within a rectangle, the censer and stand with irregular splashes of gold. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler... [Lire la suite]
13 août 2019

An unusual archaistic imitation-bronze tripod censer, Jiaqing-Daoguang period, first half 19th century

Lot 1410. An unusual archaistic imitation-bronze tripod censer, Jiaqing-Daoguang period, first half 19th century; 9 7/8 in. (25.1 cm.) across handles. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. With bulbous body supported on three cabriole legs issuing from stylized animal heads, molded around the upper body with bands of simplified taotie masks above bow-string bands and beneath the everted rim, flanked on either side by a pair of bail handles, the base with... [Lire la suite]
13 août 2019

A large gold and silver-inlaid bronze archaistic tripod vessel, ding, 18th century or earlier 

Lot 1317. A large gold and silver-inlaid bronze archaistic tripod vessel, ding, 18th century or earlier; 13 3/8 in. (34 cm.) across handles. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The rounded body inlaid with a band of archaistic bird scroll, with dragon scroll on the bail handles and a mask at the top of each leg, the base of the interior cast with a sixteen-character pseudo inscription, with areas of malachite 'encrustation'. Christie's. Fine... [Lire la suite]
13 août 2019

A large gold and silver-inlaid bronze archaistic pear-shaped vase,hu, 18th century or earlier 

Lot 1318. A large gold and silver-inlaid bronze archaistic pear-shaped vase,hu, 18th century or earlier; 18½ in. (47 cm.) high. Estimate USD 18,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Each side cast in high relief with a large taotie mask with protruding fangs, with furthertaotie bands on the neck, lug handles and foot, all inlaid in gold and silver. Note: A large (16¼ in.) archaistic gold and silver-inlaid bronze hu of this type is... [Lire la suite]
13 août 2019

A rare white and grey jade openwork plaque, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368) 

Lot 1087. A rare white and grey jade openwork plaque, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 3 1/16 in. (7.8 cm.) long. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Finely carved with a dragon leaping from waves; together with a glass-mounted metal-backed hand mirror decorated in relief with dragons amidst clouds, the center fitted to hold the present jade plaque. Property of the George Brauel Collection. Note: Compare the carving of the dragon to that seen on a... [Lire la suite]

13 août 2019

A rare Ge-type circular tripod bulb bowl, Yongzheng seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 1411. A rare Ge-type circular tripod bulb bowl, Yongzheng seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1723-1735); 8 in. (21 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 25,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Inspired by Song dynasty prototypes, with very slightly bowed, upright sides raised on three squat cabriole legs, the base of the interior somewhat convex, covered overall with an opaque glaze of pale greyish blue-green color suffused with a network of black ('iron wire') and pale... [Lire la suite]
13 août 2019

An unusual small Junyao vase, Jin-Yuan Dynasty, 13th-14th century

Lot 1335. An unusual small Junyao vase, Jin-Yuan Dynasty, 13th-14th century, together with a Longquan celadon petal-lobed bowl, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty Vase 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.) high; bowl 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 25,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Supported on an integral pierced five-sided base, covered overall and on the base with a thick light blue glaze thinning to mushroom on the edges; together with a Longquan celadon... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2019

A rare large yellow-glazed bowl, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period

Lot 1351. A rare large yellow-glazed bowl, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1522-1566); 14¾ in. (37.4 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. With deep sides rising from the tapered foot to the everted rim, covered inside and out with a glaze of lemon-yellow color. Note: Jiajing mark and period yellow-glazed bowls of this large size are rare. One of slightly larger size (15 in. diam.)... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2019

A very rare wucai and turquoise 'Dragon' dish, Late Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period (1628-1644)

Lot 1350. A very rare wucai and turquoise 'Dragon' dish, Late Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period (1628-1644); 10 3/8 in. (26.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Painted in the center with a green horned dragon rising from the waves in pursuit of a flaming pearl, surrounded by swirling clouds below a band of rocks rising from crashing waves, with two further dragons in iron red and green on the exterior racing amidst ruyiheads... [Lire la suite]