22 juillet 2019

Two blue and white 'Lotus' dishes, Yongzheng six-character marks in underglaze blue within double circles and of the period

Lot 861. Two blue and white 'Lotus' dishes, Yongzheng six-character marks in underglaze blue within double circles and of the period (1723-1735); 8 in. (20.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 23,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  Each dish is painted in rich tones of cobalt blue on the interior with a medallion of seven lotus blossoms borne on leafy scrolling meander repeated as a frieze on the exterior, all within double-line borders. Provenance: Alfred E. Guntermann... [Lire la suite]

22 juillet 2019

A blue and white 'phoenix tail' vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 860. A blue and white 'phoenix tail' vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 18½ in. (47 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 12,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The body and tall trumpet-shaped neck are decorated with continuous scenes of deer and cranes amidst tall trees and rocky mountains, all within line borders. Provenance: Alfred E. Guntermann (1943-2013) Collection.  Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 18 – 19 September... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2019

Two blue and white bowls, Kangxi six-character marks in underglaze blue within double circles and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 859. Two blue and white bowls, Kangxi six-character marks in underglaze blue within double circles and of the period (1662-1722); 7 5/8 and 8 in. (19.3 and 20.4 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 9,375. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The first is of square shape, with deep sides that flare towards the slightly everted rim. The sides are decorated with different scenes of scholars and their attendants at various pursuits within double-line borders separated by... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2019

Two blue and white brush pots, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 858. Two blue and white brush pots, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 7 and 7¼ in. (18 and 18.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 22,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  One is decorated in underglaze blue with two panels enclosing scenes of fishermen and scholars in mountainous river landscapes. The other is decorated with four rectangular panels with canted corners depicting mountainous river landscapes executed in underglaze blue with faint copper-red details, all reserved on... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2019

A famille verte 'phoenix tail' vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 857. A famille verte 'phoenix tail' vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 17 7/8 in. (45.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 37,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The trumpet-shaped neck is decorated with a fenced garden scene showing a qilin and a phoenix beside branches of peonies, above further mythical beasts including a dragon, aqilin and a winged deer on the body.  Provenance: Alfred E. Guntermann (1943-2013) Collection.  ... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2019

An unusual green, mauve, yellow and black-glazed 'sanduo' dish, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 856. An unusual green, mauve, yellow and black-glazed 'sanduo' dish, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 6 3/8 and 5 3/8 in. (16.2 and 13.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 6,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The interior is decorated with three fruiting branches, including pomegranate, and possibly orange, while branches of peach and finger citron are on the exterior. An apocryphal Xuande mark is on the base. Together with a small green and yellow-glazed 'dragon'... [Lire la suite]

22 juillet 2019

A finely decorated famille verte bowl, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 855. A finely decorated famille verte bowl, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 6¾ in. (17 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 13,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The deep sides are finely decorated with two scenes from the Yuan dynasty novel, Xixiangji ('Romance of the Western Chamber'), above a band of iron-red peony scroll that encircles the foot. An apocryphal Chenghua mark is on the base.  Provenance: Alfred E. Guntermann (1943-2013) Collection.  ... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2019

A large blue and white 'Dragon' dish and a large wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' dish, Kangxi six-character marks and of the period

Lot 854. A large blue and white 'Dragon' dish and a large wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' dish, Kangxi six-character marks in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722); 14½ and 12¾ in. (36.8 and 32.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 43,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The interior of the blue and white dish is decorated in the center with two confronted dragons leaping amidst flames and clouds as they each grasp a flaming pearl below further... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2019

A wucai jar, Transitional period, circa 1650

Lot 853. A wucai jar, Transitional period, circa 1650; 12 in. (30.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 4,000. Price realised USD 5,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 One side is painted with a scene of a lady holding a pine branch with her female attendants on a terrace beneath a large pine tree. The other side is painted with an official, also holding a pine branch, next to his attendants followed by another male holding a fan, all within a cloud-form cartouche.  ... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2019

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

Lot 852. A blue and white censer, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 10 5/8 in. (27 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 6,875. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 Of gui shape, the censer is decorated on the exterior with groupings of antiques alternating with auspicious emblems, all below a band of precious objects and clouds on the waisted neck.  Provenance: Alfred E. Guntermann (1943-2013) Collection. Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 18 – 19 September... [Lire la suite]