23 décembre 2016

A very large pair of iron-red and underglaze blue jars and covers, first quarter 18th century

Lot 346. A very large pair of iron-red and underglaze blue jars and covers, first quarter 18th century. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2016. With bands of petal-shaped panels enclosing landscape vignettes, the collar of scrollwork, and the domed covers of conforming decoration with underglaze blue knop finial - 24 ¼ in. (61.5 cm.) high, overall  Provenance: The Benjamin F. Edwards III Collection of Chinese Export Porcelain, Christie's New York, 22 January 2002, lot... [Lire la suite]

22 février 2016

A fine wucai-decorated dragon and phoenix bowl, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

A fine wucai-decorated dragon and phoenix bowl, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795) © Christie's Image 2003 The exterior decorated with dragons in green and iron-red striding amidst foliate meander in pursuit of flaming pearls, separated by two descending phoenixes below a band of the conjoined bajixiang, with an iron-red dragon roundel in the interior - 5 7/8in. (14.8cm.) diam. Lot 324. Estimate $15,000 - $25,000. Price Realized $16,730  ... [Lire la suite]
22 février 2016

An unusual copper-red and blue and white moon flask, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

An unusual copper-red and blue and white moon flask, Qianlong period (1736-1795) © Christie's Image 2003 Decorated on each side with a formalized flower spray within a ruyi-head border, surrounded by composite foliate scroll below pierced dragon handles and pendent beaded chains on the neck, the underglaze blue with simulated 'heaping and piling' and the copper red shading from crushed strawberry to brownish red; together with a copper-red and blue and white wall vase, 19th century, decorated with foliate... [Lire la suite]
22 février 2016

An iron-red and blue and white two-part double-gourd wine warmer and cover, Yang he tang zhi hall mark, 18th-early 19th century

An iron-red and blue and white two-part double-gourd wine warmer and cover, Yang he tang zhi four-character hall mark in black enamel within a double square, 18th-early 19th century © Christie's Image 2003 The globular lower section for hot water with a pair of shaded iron-red animal mask handles and decorated with iron-red dragons pursuing flaming pearls amidst blue clouds, the same pattern repeated on the pear-shaped ewer, while the handle, spout, cover and hollow cylindrical container projecting from the... [Lire la suite]
26 décembre 2015

A pair of Dutch market armorial plates, circa 1740

Lot 27. A pair of Dutch market armorial plates, circa 1740. Estimate $10,000 – $15,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 With Valckenier arms and finely painted grisaille views of European towns - 10 in. (25.5 cm.) diameter  Provenance: The Benjamin F. Edwards III Collection of Chinese Export Porcelain; Christie's, New York, 22 January 2002, lot 170. Christie's. CHINESE EXPORT ART, 21 January 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza