03 janvier 2018

A large rare early Ming blue and white 'peony' dish, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 324. A large rare early Ming blue and white 'peony' dish, Yongle period (1403-1425); 14 ¾ in. (37.5 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 50,000 - GBP 80,000. Price realised GBP 74,500. © Christie’s Images Limited 2015. The dish is finely painted in bright sapphire-blue tones with two peony blooms growing from a curled branch bearing leaves and buds, surrounded on the cavetto with seven peony blooms and on the everted lipped rim with continuous scrolling sprays. The exterior is detailed with a further lotus... [Lire la suite]

10 décembre 2017

A fine and extremely rare early Ming pale celadon-glazed stembowl, Ming dynasty, early 15th century 

Lot 2802. A fine and extremely rare early Ming pale celadon-glazed stembowl, Ming dynasty, early 15th century; 6 in. (15.1 cm.) wide, box. Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - HKD 2,000,000. Price realised HKD 4,340,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010 The bowl potted with steeply rounded flared sides supported on a slightly splayed stem foot, covered overall with a rich sea-green glaze thinning to a pale tone on the rim and pooling on the exterior just below the rim, and above the foot rim. ... [Lire la suite]
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25 juillet 2017

A fine and exceptionally large early Ming Longquan celadon barbed-rim charger, Yongle period (1403-1425) 

  Lot 4241. A fine and exceptionally large early Ming Longquan celadon barbed-rim charger, Yongle period (1403-1425), 24 1/4 in. (61.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 2,200,000 - HKD 2,800,000. Price realised HKD 2,660,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 Sturdily potted, the slightly convex centre of the dish is encircled by a flaring petal-moulded well rising to the barbed everted rim with raised edge, covered with a lustrous glaze of rich sea-green tone, continuing over the moulded... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2017

A very rare early Ming blue and white mantou xin bowl , Xuande mark and period (1426-1435)

Lot 1074. A very rare early Ming blue and white mantou xin bowl , Xuande six-character mark with a double circle and of the period (1426-1435), 6 1/4 in. (15.8 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 700,000. Price Realized HKD 1,519,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2004 Finely potted with shallow rounded sides flaring to the mouth rims, decorated on the interior convex medallion with four stylised pointed petals, enclosed by a floral scroll within double-line borders below a further band of... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2017

A very rare early Ming blue and white bowl, Yongle period(1403-1424)

Lot 1452. A very rare early Ming blue and white bowl, Yongle period(1403-1424), 6 1/4 in. (15.8 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 700,000 - HKD 900,000. Price realised HKD 840,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2007 Finely potted with the straight sides tapering to a narrow foot ring, delicately painted on the interor in rich cobalt blue tones and rendered in delicate pencil design to depict a dianthus scroll on the cavetto, borne on an undulating vine growing long bladed leaves, above a band of interlocking... [Lire la suite]
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18 juillet 2017

An early Ming blue and white 'Grapes' dish, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 1854. An early Ming blue and white 'Grapes' dish, Yongle period (1403-1425), 14 7/8 in. (37.7 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 2,500,000 - HKD 3,500,000. Price Realized HKD 3,020,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2010 Sturdily potted with shallow, gently rounded sides rising to an angled everted rim, painted in vivid graduated tones of underglaze-blue with three clusters of grapes suspended from slender branches bearing coiling tendrils and broad leaves, all enclosed within a double-circle, the cavetto... [Lire la suite]

18 juillet 2017

A fine early Ming blue and white dish, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 1853. A fine early Ming blue and white dish, Yongle period (1403-1425), 11 in. (28 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 800,000 - HKD 1,200,000. Price Realized HKD 2,660,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2010 Well painted in inky-blue tones with pronounced 'heaping and piling', with a central lotus blossom encircled by five others radiating from the centre of the interior borne on scrolling stems, the design repeated as a continuous frieze on the cavetto below a classic scroll border at the mouth rim, the... [Lire la suite]
18 juillet 2017

A magnificent early Ming blue and white barbed-rim dish, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 1852. A magnificent early Ming blue and white barbed-rim dish, Yongle period (1403-1425), 14 7/8 in. (38 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 3,000,000 - HKD 4,000,000. Price Realized HKD 6,020,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2010 The central medallion well-painted in soft violet-blue tones with composite floral blooms to include peony, lotus, camellia, pomegranate and mallow, borne on slender interlaced vines within a shaped panel of double-lines conforming to the gently fluted cavetto, designed with... [Lire la suite]
18 juillet 2017

A rare early Ming blue and white hexafoil bowl, Xuande six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1426-1435)

Lot 1856. A rare early Ming blue and white hexafoil bowl, Xuande six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1426-1435), 8 7/8 in. (22.6 cm.) diam.Estimate HKD 3,500,000 - HKD 4,500,000. Price Realized HKD 9,020,000© Christie's Images Ltd 2010 The interior of the shallow widely-flaring conical bowl painted in rich blue tones with a medallion enclosing a fruiting and flowering peach below individual sprays of lotus, camellia, chrysanthemum and other flowers around the lobed rim, the exterior... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2017

A large early Ming anhua-decorated tianbai 'lotus bouquet' dish, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 3187. A large early Ming anhua-decorated tianbai 'lotus bouquet' dish, Yongle period (1403-1425), 13 3/8 in. (34 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000 (USD 77,373 - USD 103,164). Price realised HKD 1,125,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 With rounded sides, the interior is delicately incised with a ribboned lotus bouquet surrounded by a composite floral meander issuing thirteen blooms. The decoration on the cavetto is repeated around the exterior but with fourteen... [Lire la suite]