14 janvier 2017

A rare documentary underglaze-blue and copper-red-decorated celadon-ground vase, Yongzheng period, dated 1731

Lot 3592. A rare documentary underglaze-blue and copper-red-decorated celadon-ground vase, Yongzheng period, dated 1731. Estimate $40,000 – $60,000. Price Realized $56,250. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The tall vase, with high, sloping shoulders and a short neck with flaring mouth, is carved and painted with a continuous river landscape scene including equestrians, sages conversing on rocky promontories and crossing a bridge, and a solitary figure in a boat. The neck bears a long inscription referring... [Lire la suite]

14 janvier 2017

A rare large blue and white vase with hunting scene, Early Kangxi period, circa 1680

Lot 3586. A rare large blue and white vase with hunting scene, Early Kangxi period, circa 1680. Estimate $25,000 – $35,000. Price Realized $35,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The vase is decorated on the body with an action-filled scene of a mother, Cai Wenji, holding an infant and seated within a curtained tent as two barbarians kneel before her. Outside the tent huntsmen on horseback pursue a small hare as another huntsman successfully shoots a goose with an arrow above. A four-character illegible... [Lire la suite]
14 janvier 2017

An underglaze-blue-ground wine cup, Chongzhen period circa 1643

Lot 3518. An underglaze-blue-ground wine cup, Chongzhen period circa 1643. Estimate USD 1,500 - USD 2,500. Price realised USD 1,250. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The deep, U-shaped cup is raised on a high, spreading foot and is covered overall in pale cobalt blue under a transparent glaze. The interior is decorated with a delicate scroll band beneath the rim. 2 ¾ in. (7 cm.) diam. Provenance: The Property of Captain Michael Hatcher; Christie's Amsterdam, 14 March 1984, lot 252 (part... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2017

An unusual wucai beaker vase, Shunzhi period (1644-1661)

Lot 3538. An unusual wucai beaker vase, Shunzhi period (1644-1661). Estimate $8,000 – $12,000. Price Realized $35,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The vase is decorated on the exterior in underglaze blue and shades of iron-red, green and aubergine glazes with a scene of a peacock perched on a rock beneath a prunus tree next to a flowering peony branch as another peacock flies above amidst smaller birds. 16 ½ in. (41.9 cm.) high  Provenance: J. Reuben Antiques, London, 1987.Collection of... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2017

A large wucai brush pot, Transitional period, circa 1650-1660

  Lot 3542. A large wucai brush pot, Transitional period, circa 1650-1660. Estimate $30,000 – $40,000. Price Realized $185,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The cylindrical brush pot is decorated on the exterior with a pheasant perched on a large blue rock, with large flowering tree peony branches and crab apple blossoms appearing from behind further rocks. On the other side two yellow-breasted birds with green wings flutter above a blue rock surrounded by bamboo and pine branches. The flat... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2017

A large wucai jar and cover, Shunzhi period (1644-1661)

Lot 3541. A large wucai jar and cover, Shunzhi period (1644-1661). Estimate $15,000 – $18,000. Price Realized $68,750. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015  The broad, high-shouldered jar is vibrantly decorated with two dragons, one yellow and one green, writhing above waves in pursuit of a pearl amidst flames. The cover is decorated with three Buddhist emblems enclosed by rocks and waves. The flat base is unglazed. 14 ¾ in. (37.4 cm.) high  Provenance: Frank Caro & Co.,... [Lire la suite]

13 janvier 2017

A large underglaze-blue and copper-red-decorated dish, Early Kangxi period, circa 1670

Lot 3589. A large underglaze-blue and copper-red-decorated dish, Early Kangxi period, circa 1670. Estimate $10,000 – $15,000. Price Realized $62,500. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The dish is decorated on the interior with a scene from the Romance of the Western Chamber, depicting Yingying’s servant Hongniang kneeling before Yingying’s mother and an attendant in a curtained pavilion. An inscription referring to the scene appears on the wall behind the mother. The dish is supported on an unglazed... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2017

A large and unusual underglaze-blue and copper-red-decorated dish, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double

 Lot 3581. A large and unusual underglaze-blue and copper-red-decorated dish, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722). Estimate $25,000 – $35,000 Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The dish is decorated in the interior with an overall design drawn in a penciled style with leaping carp and Buddhist emblems on a ground of undulating waves. The reverse is painted with four further Buddhist emblems above the channeled foot. 13 ¾ in. (34.9 cm.) diam. ... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2017

An underglaze-blue and copper-red-decorated basin, Early Kangxi period, circa 1670

Lot 3580. An underglaze-blue and copper-red-decorated basin, Early Kangxi period, circa 1670. Estimate $20,000 – $30,000. Price Realized $62,500. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The basin is decorated in the interior with a praying mantis on a large rock beneath a prunus tree with a butterfly fluttering above. The cavetto is decorated with peony and chrysanthemum sprays beneath a band of flowering prunus branches on the everted rim. The basin is supported on an plain unglazed channeled foot. 14 ¼ in.... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2017

A large doucai dish, Kangxi period, circa 1670

Lot 3591. A large doucai dish, Kangxi period, circa 1670. Estimate $18,000 – $25,000. Price Realized $131,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The large dish, with wide, flat, everted rim, is decorated with a scene of King Ding Xing on horseback approaching a Buddhist monk and a Daoist priest on the left, and accompanied by ladies on horseback and attendants. The channeled foot encloses a double circle on the base. 20 1/8 in. (51.1 cm.) diam. Provenance: S. Marchant & Son, Ltd., London,... [Lire la suite]