17 mars 2019

A large black tixi lacquer circular box and cover, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 1122. A large black tixi lacquer circular box and cover, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 10 7/8 in. (27.6 cm.) diam. Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  The cover carved through layers of red and black lacquer with a central star-like motif surrounded by pommel scroll, the sides carved en suite. The Florence and Herbert Irving Collection. Provenance: Klaus F. Naumann, Tokyo, 1992.The Irving Collection, no. 3808. Christie's. Lacquer, Jade, Bronze, Ink: The Irving... [Lire la suite]

17 mars 2019

A red and black tixi lacquer bowl, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 1121. A red and black tixi lacquer bowl, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) diam. Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The sides carved through layers of red and black lacquer with two bands of ruyi-head pommels above a band of xiangcao scroll, the interior and base inset with silver liners. The Florence and Herbert Irving Collection. Provenance: Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York, 1989.The Irving Collection, no. 2843. Christie's. Lacquer, Jade,... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2019

An extremely rare blue and white two-tier censer and cover, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 348. An extremely rare blue and white two-tier censer and cover, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Height 7 1/2 in., 19 cm. Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000. Lot Sold 43,750 US$. Courtesy Sotheby's. of square section, the lower section with straight sides terminating in a flat rim and raised on four short baluster-form legs, each of the sides painted in deep tones of cobalt blue with a broad taotie mask, the features meticulously outlined with white slip decoration, all within a classic scroll... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2019

A blue and white quadrangular 'Four Seasons' vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 342. A blue and white quadrangular 'Four Seasons' vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Height 21 1/2 in., 54.6 cm. Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. the tall slightly tapering body of square section, boldly painted in vivid tones of cobalt blue, each side with a rectangular panel enclosing a different flowering plant; one with chrysanthemum emerging from rockwork, another with a blossoming camellia tree with a pair of flycatchers, the third panel with flowering... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2019

A fine powder-blue-ground wucai and gilt rouleau vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 335. A fine powder-blue-ground wucai and gilt rouleau vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Height 16 7/8 in., 42.9 cm. Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. the cylindrical form exquisitely decorated with four elongated quatrefoil reserves, each painted in underglaze-blue and wucai enamels, one with an assemblage of 'Precious Antiques', another with a pair of heron amidst lush lotus, a third with an auspicious depiction of a deer and crane beneath a towering pine tree, and a... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2019

A fine famille-verte 'Warrior' rouleau vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 358. A fine famille-verte 'Warrior' rouleau vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Height 18 3/8 in., 46.7 cm. Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000. Lot Sold 93,750 US$. Courtesy Sotheby's. The cylindrical body brilliantly enameled with a continuous lively scene depicting a general on horseback, possibly Guo Ziyi, traveling through a mountain pass with troops, stopping to receive homage from an official flanked by two attendants, all amid towering trees, craggy rockwork, a pavilion roof nestled in... [Lire la suite]

17 mars 2019

A fine famille-verte 'Romance of the Western Chamber' phoenix-tail vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 347. A fine famille-verte 'Romance of the Western Chamber' phoenix-tail vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Height 18 1/8 in., 46 cm. Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000. Lot Sold 52,500 US$. Courtesy Sotheby's. the baluster form body sweeping to a wide flaring rim, the rounded sides vibrantly enameled with a continuous animated scene depicting the victorious moment of Huiming, robes flying in the wind, running alongside General Du, sitting astride a galloping steed with arms raised... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2019

A large famille-verte 'lotus' fishbowl, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 316. A large famille-verte 'lotus' fishbowl, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Diameter 14 3/8 in., 36.5 cm. Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. stoutly potted, of deep U-shape, richly enameled around the exterior with an auspicious depiction of a resplendent lotus pond featuring broad leaves with curling edges and delicate veining, straining slender stems issuing brightly colored buds and lush blossoms, all emerging from placid waters enlivened by small waterbirds... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2019

A rare blue and white 'Dragon' pen box and cover, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 309. A rare blue and white 'Dragon' pen box and cover, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Length 9 in., 22.9 cm. Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000. Lot Sold 200,000 US$. Courtesy Sotheby's. of oblong form, the flat cover painted with a sinuous, writhing dragon emerging from roiling and cresting waves with scudding skies overhead, all encircled on the side with a crisp leiwen border, the box painted on the exterior with an elegant archaistic band of boldly interlaced scrollwork, the interior with... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2019

A rare underglaze-blue and copper-red 'West Lake' quadrangular vase, Kangxi Mark and Period (1662-1722)

Lot 317.A rare underglaze-blue and copper-red 'West Lake' quadrangular vase, Kangxi Mark and Period (1662-1722). Height 20 in., 50.8 cm. Estimate: US$50,000 - US$70,000. Lot Sold 112,500 US$. Courtesy Sotheby's. of square section and rectangular form tapering towards the base, finely painted in varying tones of blue with each panel featuring a different depiction of the West Lake; one with two boatmen in skiffs ferrying passengers about to pass one another in between a pair of large boulders, another panel... [Lire la suite]