15 novembre 2020

An underglaze-red 'phoenix' meiping, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 181. An underglaze-red 'phoenix' meiping, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Height 32.8 cm, 12⅞ in. Estimate: 25,000 - 35,000 GBP. Lot sold: 32,760 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. elegantly potted with curved sides gently rising to generous rounded shoulders surmounted by a short waisted neck and lipped rim, boldly painted around the body in vibrant red tones with three phoenixes in different postures flying amongst flowering branches of hibiscus, all below a band of pendant ruyi-heads around the... [Lire la suite]

06 novembre 2020

A blue-glazed ribbed vase,Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 44. A blue-glazed ribbed vase,Qing dynasty, 18th century. Height 35.5 cm, 14 in. Estimate: 15,000 - 20,000 GBP. Lot sold: 18,900 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the globular body rising to a tall cylindrical neck and dished mouth, the neck with three evenly spaced ribs, the body with a further double rib around the waist, covered overall in a deep blue glaze, save for the unglazed base, the interior glazed white. Sotheby's. Imperial Porcelain – A Private... [Lire la suite]
06 novembre 2020

A rare large doucai ''floral' meiping and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 38. A rare large doucai ''floral' meiping and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Height 46.7 cm, 18⅜ in. Estimate: 50,000 - 80,000 GBP. Lot sold: 63,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. sturdily potted with a tapering body elegantly rising to a broad rounded shoulder and surmounted by a short waisted neck, the voluptuous body wreathed with prominent floral blossoms borne on stylised foliage issuing further colourful blooms and buds between a band of ruyi heads and an elongated lappet border, the... [Lire la suite]
06 novembre 2020

A rare Yuan-style doucai meiping, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 19. A rare Yuan-style doucai meiping, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Height 36.3 cm, 14¼ in. Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 GBP. Lot sold: 75,600 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. robustly potted, the tapering body rising to a high rounded shoulder and surmounted by a short waisted neck and a lipped rim, the main register with four vibrantly painted large floral blooms borne on a continuous undulating leafy stem, the upper register with two phoenixes in flight amidst a floral ground enclosed within classic... [Lire la suite]
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22 octobre 2020

An apple-green crackled glazed bottle, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3642. An apple-green crackled glazed bottle, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 16.9 cm, 6 ⅝ in. Estimate 70,000 - 90,000 HKD. Lot sold 163,800 HKD.  Courtesy Sotheby's. the exterior and base decorated with a translucent crackled apple-green glaze, the interior also with crackles, the footring applied with a brown wash, Japanese wood box. Provenance: Frank Partridge and Sons Ltd, London. Exibited: International Exhibition of Chinese Art, Royal Academy of Arts, London,... [Lire la suite]
18 octobre 2020

A zitan horseshoe-back chair, quanyi, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 108. A zitan horseshoe-back chair, quanyi, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 59 by 45.2 by h. 97 cm, 22 ¼ by 17 ¾ by h. 38 ¼ in. Estimate: 400,000 - 500,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,260,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the elegantly curving crestrail supported by long slender side posts continuing down to join the front and rear posts, set with an undecorated bowed rectangular backsplat, the rectangular seat frame enclosing a cane mat above legs joined by plain aprons and stretchers. ... [Lire la suite]

11 octobre 2020

A rare champlevé enamel double-melon-form box and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 918. A rare champlevé enamel double-melon-form box and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 3 ½ in. (8.8 cm.) long. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 5,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Cast as two melons decorated in champlevé enamel with leafy vines and various insects, and applied with leafy vines bearing small melons. Provenance: Sydney L. Moss Ltd., London, 15 June 1973.The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago. Christie's. Sacred and... [Lire la suite]
10 octobre 2020

A huanghuali reclining chair, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 33. A huanghuali reclining chair, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 103.5 by 70 by h. 100 cm, 40 ¾ by 27 ½ by h. 39 ⅜ in., overall length 149 cm, 58 ⅝ in. Estimate: 800,000 - 1,200,000 HKD. Lot sold 9,250,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the thick circular flat-topped panel bordered with intertwining roots, sturdily supported on an axis in the form of vigorously gnarled roots branching out into three shorter legs, the wood of a warm honey-brown colour. ... [Lire la suite]
03 octobre 2020

A famille-rose globular water pot, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 874. A famille rose globular water pot, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 6,875. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. The finely-potted globular body with a short waisted neck, delicately decorated with blossoming flowers amidst a butterfly in flight.. Provenance: The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago, acquired prior to 1990. Christie's. Sacred and Imperial: The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection Part... [Lire la suite]
02 octobre 2020

A molded 'soft paste' lobed octagonal dish, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 869. A molded 'soft paste' lobed octagonal dish, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 6 ¾ in. (17.1 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 7,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. The interior molded with two phoenixes amidst camelias and peonies, below the shallow, petal-molded sides, an illegible four-character seal mark incised on the base. Provenance: The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago, acquired prior to 1990. Christie's. Sacred and Imperial: The James and Marilynn... [Lire la suite]