01 décembre 2017

A very rare blue and white 'dragon and phoenix' bowl, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619)

Lot 2814. A very rare blue and white 'dragon and phoenix' bowl, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619); 8 1/4 in. (21.1 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 500,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The deep bowl is painted in cobalt of deep sapphire-blue tones with a pair of sinuous five-clawed dragons striding amid clouds in pursuit of flaming pearls, above a band of linked ruyi-heads.... [Lire la suite]

01 décembre 2017

A rare small wucai ‘Lantern festival’ dish, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619)

Lot 2813. A rare small wucai ‘Lantern festival’ dish, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619); 5 in. (12.7 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 280,000. Price realised HKD 350,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The centre of the dish is painted with two figures carrying lanterns through a garden, enclosed within a band of lotus scroll on the cavetto. The exterior is further decorated with four lanterns alternating with... [Lire la suite]
01 décembre 2017

A rare small wucai ‘Abundance’ dish, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619)

Lot 2812. A rare small wucai ‘Abundance’ dish, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619); 4 7/8 in. (12.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 260,000. Price realised HKD 400,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The central medallion is finely painted in underglaze blue with a shallow bowl overflowing with a melon, peaches, bamboo shoots, radish, lotus roots, flowers and grapes rendered in the wucai palette, supported... [Lire la suite]
30 novembre 2017

A fine and exceptional famille rose 'peach' dish, Yongzheng six-character mark within double square and of the period (1723-1735

Lot 2808. A fine and exceptional famille rose 'peach' dish, Yongzheng six-character mark within double square and of the period (1723-1735); 8 1/16 in. (20.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 7,000,000 - HKD 9,000,000. Price realised HKD 13,900,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The dish is exquisitely enamelled on the exterior with two branches in various shades of sepia growing from above the foot, bearing three ripe peaches shaded from bright pink to green, and flowers in pastel pink, beside... [Lire la suite]
30 novembre 2017

A fine and very rare pair of doucai ‘floral medallion’ washers, Yongzheng marks and of the period (1723-1735)

  Lot 2807. A fine and very rare pair of doucai ‘floral medallion’ washers, Yongzheng six-character marks in underglaze blue within double squares and of the period (1723-1735); 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 1,200,000 - HKD 2,800,000. Price realised HKD 9,100,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Each is finely potted with shallow flaring sides and upturned rim, exquisitely painted with a borderless composite floral medallion on the interior with five different flowerheads... [Lire la suite]
30 novembre 2017

The Thornton 'Poppy' bowls. A fine and extremely rare pair of famille rose ‘poppy’ bowls, Yongzheng marks and period

Lot 2806. The Thornton 'Poppy' bowls. A fine and extremely rare pair of famille rose ‘poppy’ bowls, Yongzheng six-character marks in underglaze blue within double squares and of the period (1723-1735); 5 ¼ in. (13.4 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 15,000,000 - HKD 20,000,000. Price realised HKD 26,500,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Each bowl is exquisitely enamelled on the exterior with poppies in different stages of bloom, with three shaded in pink and white with... [Lire la suite]

29 novembre 2017

A very rare pair of moulded turquoise-enamelled mallow-form tea bowls, Yongzheng six-character marks and of the period

Lot 2805. A very rare pair of moulded turquoise-enamelled mallow-form tea bowls, Yongzheng six-character marks in underglaze blue within double circles and of the period (1723-1735); 4 ½ in. (11.3 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000. Price realised HKD 2,250,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Each bowl is delicately moulded with a band of petal lappets above the foot rim, below swirling and overlapping mallow-flower petals flaring to corresponding lobed rim, covered on the... [Lire la suite]
29 novembre 2017

A fine and rare yellow-enamelled chrysanthemum dish, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 2804. A fine and rare yellow-enamelled chrysanthemum dish, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735); 6 ½ in. (16.3 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 1,800,000 - HKD 2,800,000. Price realised HKD 5,500,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The dish is moulded with twenty-four flutes rising from a gently tapered foot, covered inside and out with an even bright enamel of lemon-yellow tone with the exception of the base of the foot... [Lire la suite]
29 novembre 2017

A fine peachbloom-glazed seal paste box and cover, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 2801. A fine peachbloom-glazed seal paste box and cover, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722); 2 7/8 in. (7.2 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 2,125,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The exterior of the box is covered with a mottled glaze of soft reddish colour, fading to a lighter tone at the rim, the interior and base are covered in a clear glaze. Provenance: Frank Caro, successor to CT Loo, 1960s DR.... [Lire la suite]
29 novembre 2017

A fine and very rare pair of clair-de-lune glazed beaker vases, zhi, Qianlong incised six-character seal marks and of the period

Lot 2803. A fine and very rare pair of clair-de-lune glazed beaker vases, zhi, Qianlong incised six-character seal marks and of the period (1736-1795); 7 in. (18 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 2,400,000 - HKD 3,800,000. Price realised HKD 2,740,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Each vase is finely potted with a baluster body supported on a pedestal foot tapering towards the middle and rising to a flared trumpet mouth. The middle is incised with a band of leiwen between two raised... [Lire la suite]