17 septembre 2019

An underglaze-blue and copper-reddecorated moonflask, 18th century

Lot 1122. An underglaze-blue and copper-reddecorated moonflask, 18th century; 12 ¼ in. (31.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 75,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2019. The moonflask is decorated on each side with a stylized flower spray within a ruyi-head border, surrounded by composite foliate scroll below pendent beaded chains on the neck which is flanked by a pair of dragon-head handles. The underglaze blue imitates 'heaping and piling' and the copper red shades... [Lire la suite]

16 septembre 2019

A pair of huanghuali 'official's hat' armchairs, sichutouguanmaoyi, 18th century

Lot 892. A pair of huanghuali 'official's hat' armchairs, sichutouguanmaoyi, 18th century; 45 ¼ in. (114.9 cm.) high, 23 1/8 in. (58.7 cm.) wide, 18 7/8 in. (47.6 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 180,000 - USD 250,000. Price realised USD 212,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. Each has a protruding crestrail supported on a broad S-shaped splat and curved rear posts which continue to form the rear legs. The curved arms are supported on tapering, curved stiles and curved front posts which continue through the seat... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2019

A copper-red-decorated 'dragon' rouleau vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 661. A copper-red-decorated 'dragon' rouleau vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Height 14 7/8  in., 37.8 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the elongated ovoid body set over a straight foot and rising to a short, waisted neck with an everted lip, painted all around in bright copper red with two five-clawed dragons contesting a 'flaming pearl', one dragon striding across clusters of swirling clouds, its sinuous body wrapping almost entirely around the vase, the second dragon emerging from the... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2019

A rare and large underglaze-blue and copper-red decorated vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 662. A rare and large underglaze-blue and copper-red decorated vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Height 19 1/4  in., 48.8 cm. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 USD. © Sotheby's. superbly potted, the rounded sides sweeping to a waisted neck and everted rim, all raised on a splayed base, the body finely painted in a vivid cobalt blue and crimson red with two registers of shaped reserves enclosing scholarly scenes of idyllic retreats depicting pavilions nestled among trees and towering rockwork, fishermen poling... [Lire la suite]
27 août 2019

A copper-red-glazed bottle vase, 18th century

Lot 652. A copper-red-glazed bottle vase, 18th century; 11 3/8 in. (28.8 cm.) high. Estimate 4,000 - USD 6,000 USD. Price realised 18,750 USD. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. The ovoid body tapering to a tall neck, covered with a crackle-suffused glaze of deep crushed strawberry tone thinning to pale olive-mushroom color below the white mouth rim, the base covered with a crackled glaze. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works Of Art, New York, 19 March 2008.
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27 août 2019

An unusual lavender-blue-glazed hu-form vase, 18th century

Lot 649. An unusual lavender-blue-glazed hu-form vase, 18th century; 11¼ in. (28.7 cm.) high. Estimate 15,000 - USD 18,000 USD. Price realised 18,750 USD. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. Raised on a splayed foot encirlced by a bow-string band, the shoulder with similar band below fixed rings suspended from loop handles, beneath a further bow-string band circumscribing the gently flared neck, covered overall and on the deeply recessed base with a pale lavender-blue glaze of even tone. ... [Lire la suite]

27 août 2019

A Robin's-Egg-Glazed 'Yixing' Teapot and Cover, Qing dynasty, 18th Century

Lot 121. A Robin's-Egg-Glazed 'Yixing' Teapot and Cover, Qing dynasty, 18th Century; height 7 3/8 in., 18.7 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 8,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the body of rectangular form with sides slightly curving up to the mouth, loop handle and curved spout of square section, the domed conforming cover with loop finial, the exterior and underside with mottled turquoise and dark-blue glaze, thinning at the extremities, hinting at the brown stoneware body beneath, underside... [Lire la suite]
27 août 2019

A large flambé bottle vase, 18th century

Lot 769. A large flambé bottle vase, 18th century; 20 ½ in. (52 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 The heavily potted vase is covered overall with a rich streaked glaze of dark crushed-strawberry tone thinning to mushroom at the rim. The base is covered with a brown dressing. Provenance: Miss Heath-Jones Collection, Chicago.The Art Institute of Chicago, accessioned in 1963. Christie's. Chinese Art from The Art Institute of Chicago, New York, 12... [Lire la suite]
27 août 2019

A molded white-glazed pomegranate-form vase, 18th century

Lot 753. A molded white-glazed pomegranate-form vase, 18th century; 7 ¼ in. (18.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 The body is molded in relief with a wide band of composite flower scroll bearing three large blossoms below bands of ruyi-heads, key-fret and upright plantain leaves on the shoulder and above lotus petals at the foot. The vase is covered overall with a milky-white glaze. Provenance: Kate Sturges Buckingham (1858–1937) Collection, Chicago, before... [Lire la suite]
27 août 2019

A  molded creamy-white-glazed baluster vase, 18th century

Lot 752. A  molded creamy-white-glazed baluster vase, 18th century; 11 ¾ in. (29.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 The body is relief-decorated with a wide band of composite flower scrolls bearing three large blossoms between a petal band below and a ruyi-head band on the shoulder, repeated as the outer border of the wide, out-curved mouth rim above a band of upright leaf tips on the neck. The vase is covered overall with a creamy-white glaze. ... [Lire la suite]