13 août 2019

A pair of blue and white bowls, Xianfeng marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1851-1861)

Lot 1384. A pair of blue and white bowls, Xianfeng marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1851-1861); 5¼ in. (13.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Each painted on the exterior with the Eight Trigrams alternately separated by cranes and clouds, all above a band of frothing waves and rocks, with further waves in a medallion in the interior below a diaper band at the rim. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property... [Lire la suite]

13 août 2019

A pair of blue and white 'dragon' dishes, Qianlong seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 1376. A pair of blue and white 'dragon' dishes, Qianlong seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 6½ in. (16.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The interior and the exterior painted with five-clawed dragons pursuing flaming pearls amidst flames. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, 26 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza  
13 août 2019

A blue and white deep bowl, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 1385. A blue and white deep bowl, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 7 5/16 in. (18.6 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 22,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. With steep sides rising to the slightly flared, rounded rim, painted around the exterior with four characters reading shan gao shui chang within linked ruyi head-form roundels, surrounded by lotus scroll and a band of the bajixiang, between a petal lappet border... [Lire la suite]
13 août 2019

A large blue and white, iron red and gilt-decorated bottle vase, 18th-19th century

Lot 1380. A large blue and white, iron red and gilt-decorated bottle vase, 18th-19th century; 15¾ in. (40 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 22,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Painted in underglaze blue around the body with stylized fu and shou characters withinchi dragon roundels, surrounded by ascending and descending winged chilong and lotus sprigs painted in iron red, between lotus lappets below and ruyi heads and crashing waves above,... [Lire la suite]
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]