11 septembre 2018

A rare miniature gilt-decorated celadon-glazed vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark and possibly of the period

Lot 1392. A rare miniature gilt-decorated celadon-glazed vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and possibly  of the period (1736-1795); 13 ½ in. (34.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The body of the pear-shaped vase is molded with vertical ribs below the plain neck and is decorated in gilding with chrysanthemums and asters growing at the base of a gnarled, flowering tree, all on a sea-green glaze that also covers the interior and... [Lire la suite]

11 septembre 2018

A rare large celadon-glazed relief-decorated bowl, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1

Lot 1387. A rare large celadon-glazed relief-decorated bowl, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 13 ½ in. (34.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The deep sides rise towards a flared rim and are relief-decorated on the exterior with flowers and fruits including peony, finger citron, prunus, camellia, pomegranate, lychee, lotus and peach, and the bowl is covered inside and out below the white rim with a soft blue-green... [Lire la suite]
11 septembre 2018

A rare small ruby-enameled bowl, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 1386. A rare small ruby-enameled bowl, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 4 3/8 in. (10.9 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The bowl is finely potted with rounded sides supported on a straight foot ring. The exterior is covered with an even, rich, ruby enamel stopping neatly at the foot. This elegant and refined bowl represents the extraordinary technical ability and speed of development in Chinese porcelain... [Lire la suite]
11 septembre 2018

A copper-red-glazed stem bowl, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue in a line and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 1385. A copper-red-glazed stem bowl, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue in a line and of the period (1736-1795); 7 3/8 in. (18.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The stem bowl is well potted with deep flaring sides supported on a short, splayed pedestal foot encircled by bow-stringbands, and the exterior is covered with a rich raspberry-red glaze thinning to a light pink tone, Japanese wood box. Provenance: S. Marchant & Son, London,... [Lire la suite]
11 septembre 2018

A rare large blue and white ‘dragon’ stem dish, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue in a line and of the period

Lot 1366. A rare large blue and white ‘dragon’ stem dish, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue in a line and of the period (1736-1795); 7 7/8 in. (22.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The dish has shallow, straight sides, and is raised on a spreading pedestal foot which is decorated with a ferocious five-clawed dragon reaching for a flaming pearl amidst flames, all above crashing waves scattered with carp, lotus, and rocks, cloth box. Note: Similar... [Lire la suite]
11 septembre 2018

A wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 165. A wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Diameter 6 in., 15.2 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000. Unsold. © Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides rising from a straight foot to flaring rim, the exterior painted in polychrome enamels with two five-clawed dragons each pursuing a 'flaming pearl', a pair of soaring phoenix dividing the beasts, the interior with a central dragon medallion at the well, the base with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue. ... [Lire la suite]

11 septembre 2018

A fine wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 164. A fine wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Diameter 6 3/8  in., 16.2 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000. Lot sold 35,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot to a gently flaring rim, painted to the exterior with two dragons each striding in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', divided by two phoenix in flight, reserved on a leafy floral ground, all below a band of 'Auspicious Emblems' and ruyi at... [Lire la suite]
11 septembre 2018

A yellow-ground 'fori changming' bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 159. A yellow-ground 'fori changming' bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Diameter 6 3/8  in., 16.2 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000. Unsold. © Sotheby's. the deep, rounded sides rising from a short foot to a gently everted rim, the exterior sumptuously enameled with four pink medallions finely painted with iron-red trellis pattern and enclosing the characters fo ri chang ming ('the light of Buddha shines eternally') in bright cobalt, all framed by meandering... [Lire la suite]
11 septembre 2018

A large and rare famille-rose 'Landscape' vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 156. A large and rare famille-rose 'Landscape' vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Height 27 3/4  in., 70.5 cm. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000. Lot sold 471,000 USD. © Sotheby's. stoutly potted with the ovoid body rising from a splayed foot to a waisted neck and flared rim, the neck flanked by a pair of phoenix-form handles, finely painted around the body with a continuous landscape depicting a large walled compound of storied pavilions built on a lake... [Lire la suite]
11 septembre 2018

A doucai 'Lotus and Chrysanthemum' jar and cover, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 153. A doucai 'Lotus and Chrysanthemum' jar and cover, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Height 4 1/2  in., 11.4 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000. Lot sold 106,250 USD. © Sotheby's. the ovoid body swelling from a tapered foot to a rounded shoulder beneath an upright rim, the sides painted in soft-toned underglaze-blue and overglaze enamels with two registers of alternating scrolling lotus sprays and roundels enclosing pairs of red and yellow chrysanthemum blossoms against leafy green... [Lire la suite]