21 août 2016

A blue and white double gourd vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 866.  A blue and white double gourd vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The vase is decorated on the upper and lower bulbs with leafy floral scroll below a 'cracked ice' border. 7 5/8 in. (19.4 cm.) high. Provenance: William Rhinelander Stewart (1852-1929) Collection.The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accessioned in 1929. Christie's. Collected in America: Chinese Ceramics from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 15 September... [Lire la suite]

21 août 2016

A blue and white bottle vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 865. A blue and white bottle vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The bulbous vase is decorated in bright shades of blue with shaped panels enclosing 'antiques' or roses, between bands of alternating large and small ruyi-heads. The tall neck is encircled by one flat and two rounded collars, all painted with decorative bands, beneath upright leaves on the trumpet-form neck. 10 1/8 in. (25.6 cm.) high. Provenance: William Rhinelander... [Lire la suite]
21 août 2016

A small blue and white globular vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 864. A small blue and white globular vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The bulbous body is decorated with blossoming peony scroll beneath the short neck and flaring mouth rim. 3 ½ in. (9.2 cm.) high. Provenance: William Rhinelander Stewart (1852-1929) Collection.The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accessioned in 1929. Christie's. Collected in America: Chinese Ceramics from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 15 September... [Lire la suite]
21 août 2016

A blue and white molded dish, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 863. A blue and white molded dish, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The petal-lobed dish is decorated in vibrant tones of cobalt blue with a central panel of chrysanthemum, peony and lotus amidst rocks and butterflies, below twelve radiating petals enclosing seasonal flowers and insects. The exterior is decorated with flower sprigs, and the base is inscribed with a character within double circles. 14 ¼ in. (36.2 cm.) diam. Provenance: The... [Lire la suite]
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21 août 2016

A blue and white dish, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 862. A blue and white dish, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate USD 1,000 - USD 1,500. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The dish is decorated on the interior with two ladies in a garden setting. The wide, everted rim is decorated with a hare leaping amidst rocks and pine trees. The base is inscribed with an apocryphal Chenghua mark. 8 5/8 in. (22 cm.) diam. Provenance: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accessioned in 1923 (Rogers Fund).  Christie's. Collected in America: Chinese Ceramics... [Lire la suite]
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21 août 2016

A blue and white bottle vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 861. A blue and white bottle vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The globular body is decorated with a broad band of leafy composite floral scroll, and the tall neck with inverted lappets and stylized flowers, separated by a bulbous collar. The mouth is bound by a gilt-metal collar. 16 1/8 in. (42.1 cm.) high. Provenance: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accessioned in 1923 (Rogers Fund). Christie's. Collected in America: Chinese... [Lire la suite]
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21 août 2016

A small blue and white rouleau vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 860. A small blue and white rouleau vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The sides are finely decorated with a continuous scene of mythical beasts perched on rocks below a hawk in flight and surrounded by a tumultuous ocean, all below two baskets of flowers on the neck. 7 7/8 in. (19.7 cm.) high. Provenance: George D. Pratt (1869-1935) Collection. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accessioned in 1927. Note: A very similar scene... [Lire la suite]
21 août 2016

A blue and white foliate dish, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 859. A blue and white foliate dish, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The interior is boldly decorated with a star-shaped panel enclosing a lotus spray reserved on a diaper ground, and the well is decorated with lotus scroll. The base is inscribed with an apocryphal Xuande mark. 10 5/8 in. (27.1 cm.) diam. Provenance: Samuel Putnam Avery Sr. (1822-1904) Collection, New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accessioned in 1879. ... [Lire la suite]
21 août 2016

A blue and white faceted ewer and cover, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 858. A blue and white faceted ewer and cover, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate USD 1,500 - USD 2,500. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The sides are decorated with shaped panels containing chrysanthemum, lotus, and rose, and the spout is flanked by two further flowers. Together with a blue and white bracket-lobed dish, Kangxi period, decorated in the center with flowering branches encircled by radiating petals enclosing further flowers on a 'cracked ice' ground in the well. Ewer 4 ¼ in. (10.8... [Lire la suite]
21 août 2016

Two blue and white metal-mounted bottle vases, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 857. Two blue and white metal-mounted bottle vases, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The larger vase is decorated with two dragons chasing flaming pearls amidst flames and clouds, below various decorative borders. The smaller vase is decorated with stylized flowers, below flower sprigs on the neck. Both vases have silver mounts on the mouths and upper portions of the neck. 10 ¼ and 9 7/8 in. (25.9 and 25.1 cm.) high, the mounts of the smaller vase... [Lire la suite]