14 mars 2015

A rare blue and white iron-red-ground archaistic vase, zun, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circl

A rare blue and white iron-red-ground archaistic vase, zun, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1522-1566). Estimate $80,000 – $120,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The heavily potted, bronze-form vase is applied with rectangular flanges that accentuate its shape. The flanges on the neck separate four upright petals, each enclosing a different flowering stem including lotus, peony, hibiscus and chrysanthemum, and overlapping another row of flower-filled... [Lire la suite]

14 mars 2015

A rare large wucai box and cover, Wanli six character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period

A rare large wucai box and cover, Wanli six character mark  in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619). Estimate $80,000 – $120,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The cover is decorated below the lotus bud finial with a band of radiating iron-red petal lappets and a continuous scene of scholars and attendants above a band of birds and butterflies amidst fruiting and flowering branches extending from either side of blue rocks on the sides. The sides of the bowl are decorated with... [Lire la suite]
13 mars 2015

A large ormolu-mounted doucai jardinière, China, Qing dynasty, Kangxi-Yongzheng period (1662-1735)

A large ormolu-mounted doucai jardinière, China, Qing dynasty, Kangxi-Yongzheng period (1662-1735). Estimate $40,000 – $60,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The globular body finely decorated with flowering or fruiting branches including peony, prunus, loquat and pomegranate on the upper body, and peach, lotus, finger citron and chrysanthemum on the lower body, all between a band of leafy scroll and lotus blossoms on the neck and a double blue line border on the foot; now mounted on an ormolu stand, and with separate... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2015

A green and black-enameled 'Dragon' dish, Daoguang seal mark and period

A green and black-enameled 'Dragon' dish, Daoguang seal mark and period. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the shallow, rounded sides rising to a lipped rim, painted with a central medallion containing a dragon pursuing a 'flaming' pearl among fiery clouds, repeated with two dragons on the exterior, picked out in green enamel with black detailing, the base with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue - Diameter 7 in., 17.8 cm  Sotheby's. Important Chinese Works of Art, New... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2015

A green and black-enameled 'Dragon' dish, Daoguang seal mark and period

A green and black-enameled 'Dragon' dish, Daoguang seal mark and period. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. well-painted in the center in green enamel highlighted in black with a dragon leaping in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' enclosed within a double line in underglaze blue, a frieze of two similar dragons on the exterior, the base with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue - Diameter 7 1/4  in., 18.4 cm Sotheby's. Important Chinese Works of Art, New York, 17 mars 2015, 02:00... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2015

A rare iron-red ground and blue and white bowl, 17th century

A rare iron-red ground and blue and white bowl, 17th century. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. well-painted on the exterior in underglaze blue with flowers of the four seasons - peony, lotus, chrysanthemum and plum - enclosed by plain lines all enclosed in iron-red, the interior with a center medallion of a single peony blossom on an iron-red ground encircled by double lines, repeated at the rim, the white glazed recessed base with a apocryphal Jiajing mark in underglaze blue... [Lire la suite]


08 mars 2015

A Famille-Verte bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

A Famille-Verte bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. of globular form rising to a tall cylindrical neck and rolled rim, well-painted with stylized floral medallions borne on leafy scrolls, the shoulder with alternating flower heads on an aubergine ground, the neck with further stylized floral meander and surmounted by a diaper cell band, the base with an underglaze blue 'G' mark - Height 9 1/2  in., 24.2 cm  Provenance: Ralph... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2015

A 'Famille-Verte' plaque mounted as a table screen, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

A 'Famille-Verte' plaque mounted as a table screen, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. of rectangular form, painted on both sides in bright enamels, one depicting an animated scene of a backward facing archer on horseback unwittingly racing towards capture, possibly the "Chasing the Rebel Sun Biao" scene from The Romance of the Western Chamber, all within a cell-pattern border cornered by lingzhi, the reverse with a landscape, bare trees and... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2015

A fine group of five 'boneless' Famille-Rose winecups, Yongzheng marks and period

A fine group of five 'boneless' Famille-Rose winecups, Yongzheng marks and period. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. each delicately potted with steep rounded sides rising to a gently flaring rim, the exterior painted in soft pastel enamels with flowering blush pink peony and pale yellow prunus boughs and two vibrant butterflies fluttering above, the interior with two pale green and pink orchid blossoms, the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle, fitted... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2015

A rare and important wucai bowl with silver gilt mounts, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period

A rare and important wucai bowl with silver gilt mounts, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. painted on the exterior with four reserves of pheasant and foliage in iron red, green and turquoise on an iron-red ground, the interior in underglaze blue with a central medallion of a small water bird amid lotus flowers enclosed by double lines and a diaper band around the rim, the silver gilt mounts late 16th- early 17th century, possibly Augsburg or Nuremberg... [Lire la suite]


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