17 octobre 2020

A rare bronze ritual wine vessel, hu, Spring and  Autumn period , Late 6th – Early 5th century BC

Lot 1512. A rare bronze ritual wine vessel, hu, Spring and  Autumn period , Late 6th – Early 5th century BC; 12 ¾ in. (32.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 562,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The vessel is raised on a ring foot cast in imitation of twisted rope, and has a globular lower body that tapers to a cylindrical neck angled to one side. The body and neck are cast with four bands of dense interlocking scroll pattern, and one side is set with an ear-shaped handle... [Lire la suite]

13 janvier 2020

An unusual blue and white faceted vase, hu, 18th century

Lot 1335. An unusual blue and white faceted vase, hu, 18th century; 14 in. (35.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 10,000. Price realised USD 16,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Each side of the faceted body, which is of rectangular section, is painted with a riverscape in a panel, and the facets of the canted shoulder with further landscape panels incorporating pine trees, lingzhi and rocks, all within 'fishroe' borders. The flaring neck, decorated with bands of flower scroll,... [Lire la suite]
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24 novembre 2019

A fine magnificent blue and white ‘floral scroll’ vase, hu, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 2908. A fine magnificent blue and white ‘floral scroll’ vase, hu, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 20 ¼ in. (51.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 3,800,000 - HKD 5,000,000 (USD 488,091 - USD 642,224). Price realised HKD 5,885,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019   The robustly potted vessel is finely painted around the bulbous lower section with large peony blooms borne on leafy meandering scrolls with smaller blooms and set between a band of... [Lire la suite]
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30 novembre 2018

A fine magnificent and exceptionally rare yangcai 'hundred deer' blue-handled vase, hu, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 2801. A fine magnificent and exceptionally rare yangcai 'hundred deer' blue-handled vase, hu, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 17 1/2 in. (44.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 20,000,000 - HKD 30,000,000 (US$2,600,000-3,800,000). Price realised HKD 45,100,000 (5,765,230USD). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. Of archaistic form, the full-bodied vase is superbly painted in vivid enamels with a herd of deer, comprising... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2018

A blue and white miniature vase, hu, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze-blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 13. A blue and white miniature vase, hu, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze-blue and of the period (1736-1795); 4 ½ in. (11.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 40,000 (USD 20,925 - USD 34,875). © Christie’s Images Limited 2018. The small vase in intricately painted in shades of cobalt blue to depict flower heads and scrolling leaves, below a band of crashing waves encircling the mouth and above a lappet band and classic scroll around the foot. The sides of the neck are applied... [Lire la suite]