17 septembre 2019

A large well-carved spinach-green jade 'dragon' washer, 18th-19th century

Lot 937. A large well-carved spinach-green jade 'dragon' washer, 18th-19th century; 10 3/8 in. (26.5 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 68,750. © Christie’s Images Limited 2019. The washer of oval section rises from a flat base to an inverted rim. The exterior is carved in high relief with five dragons chasing flaming pearls amidst dense clouds above rocks and crashing waves rising from the whorl-carved base. The semi-translucent stone is of mottled spinach-green tone... [Lire la suite]

17 septembre 2019

A two-drawer huanghuali coffer, 18th-19th century

Lot 887. A two-drawer huanghuali coffer, 18th-19th century; 34 ½ in. (87.5 cm.) high, 54 ¾ in. (139.1 cm.) wide, 20 1/8 in. (51.1 cm) deep. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 87,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The two-panel top is set in a rectangular frame above two drawers and a single floating panel, with a plain, beaded apron and spandrels below. The whole is raised on gently splayed, beaded legs joined by pairs of stretchers.  Provenance: Sotheby’s New... [Lire la suite]
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27 août 2019

An unusual Jun-style flower-form bowl, 18th-19th century

Lot 657. An unusual Jun-style flower-form bowl, 18th-19th century; 4 3/8 in. (11 cm.) across. Estimate 2,000 - USD 4,000 USD. Price realised 1,875 USD. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. The deep rounded sides molded as five petals rising from the conforming foot to the rim, covered inside and out with a soft slightly lavender- blue glaze pooling in a circle to a dark blue in the bottom of the interior and thinning on the interior ribs to a mushroom color, the bottom of the foot with a clear dressing showing... [Lire la suite]
27 août 2019

A large Guan-type 'dragon'-handled vase, 18th-19th century

Lot 768. A large Guan-type 'dragon'-handled vase, 18th-19th century; 15 ½ in. (39.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 The neck of the vase is applied with a pair of handles in the form of chilong with tails curling over the body, and is covered overall with an even, lustrous pale-bluish-grey glaze suffused with gold and black crackle. The base and inside of the foot are covered with a brown dressing. Provenance: Samuel. M. (1830-1914) and Matilda (1837-1912)... [Lire la suite]
27 août 2019

A large incised turquoise-glazed bottle vase, 18th-19th century

Lot 767. A large incised turquoise-glazed bottle vase, 18th-19th century; 20 in. (50.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 The vase is incised overall with leafy floral scroll bearing large blossom and covered overall with a bright turquoise glaze. Provenance: Martin A. Ryerson (1856-1932) Collection, Chicago.The Art Institute of Chicago, accessioned in 1937. Christie's. Chinese Art from The Art Institute of Chicago, New York, 12 September 2019
27 août 2019

A turquoise-glazed bottle vase, 18th-19th century

Lot 761. A turquoise-glazed bottle vase, 18th-19th century; 12 ¾ in. (32.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 The vase is decorated with ribbed bands around the body and the tall neck, in imitation of bamboo, and covered overall in a bright turquoise glaze suffused with a fine network of crackle which continues over the galleried mouth rim to the interior of the neck. Provenance: Mrs. Siegfried G. Schmidt Collection.The Art Institute of Chicago, accessioned in 1966. ... [Lire la suite]

27 août 2019

A large incised white-glazed double-gourd vase, 18th-19th century

Lot 760. A large incised white-glazed double-gourd vase, 18th-19th century; 20 ¼ in. (51.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 The vase is incised with double-gourds borne on leafy vines interrupted by a band of key fret at the waist, and covered overall with a creamy white glaze. Provenance: Kate Sturges Buckingham (1858–1937) Collection, Chicago, before 1924.The Art Institute of Chicago, accessioned as the Collection of Lucy Maud Buckingham (1870-1920) in 1924.... [Lire la suite]
27 août 2019

A large incised white-glazed soft-paste porcelain pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, 18th-19th century

Lot 759. A large incised white-glazed soft-paste porcelain pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, 18th-19th century; 13 ½ in. (34.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 The elegantly shaped vase is incised with stylized lotus scroll and covered overall with a creamy vory tone. Provenance: Kate Sturges Buckingham (1858–1937) Collection, Chicago, before 1924.The Art Institute of Chicago, accessioned as the Collection of Lucy Maud Buckingham (1870-1920) in 1924. ... [Lire la suite]
27 août 2019

A rare incised creamy white-glazed cylindrical tea pot and cover, 18th-19th century

Lot 744. A rare incised creamy white-glazed cylindrical tea pot and cover, 18th-19th century; 7 ½ in. (19 cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 The body is incised with two phoenixes in flight, flanked by a slender C-shaped handle terminating in a dragon head, and a phoenix-form spout. The cover is incised with stylized clouds below a button-shaped finial. Provenance: Kate Sturges Buckingham (1858–1937) Collection, Chicago, before 1924.The Art Institute of Chicago,... [Lire la suite]
27 août 2019

A small white-glazed fluted bottle vase, 18th-19th century

Lot 742. A small white-glazed fluted bottle vase, 18th-19th century; 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 The vase is molded with multiple vertical ribs on the body, and covered overall with an even pale bluish-white glaze. Provenance: Kate Sturges Buckingham (1858–1937) Collection, Chicago, before 1924.The Art Institute of Chicago, accessioned as the Collection of Lucy Maud Buckingham (1870-1920) in 1924. Christie's. Chinese Art from The Art... [Lire la suite]