15 août 2018

A famille rose baluster vase, Jiaqing seal mark in iron-red 

Lot 1819. A famille rose baluster vase, Jiaqing seal mark in iron-red; 14 in. (37.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 242,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The bulbous body finely painted around the sides with a mountainous river landscape depicting various pavilions, flowering trees, a meandering river and a waterfall dividing a blue-green mountain face, all between bands of lotus scroll encircling the spreading foot and shoulder and repeated on the tall, waisted neck,... [Lire la suite]

18 juin 2018

A fine pair of iron-red decorated blue and white dishes, Daoguang six-character sealmarks and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 3743. A fine pair of iron-red decorated blue and white dishes, Daoguang six-character sealmarks and of the period (1821-1850); 7 in. (17.7 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 400,000. Price Realized HKD 740,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011    Both well painted on the exterior with nine five-clawed dragons rendered in iron-red, each in various stances: striding, standing upright and full-fronted, all against an underglaze-blue background of swirling waves, below a... [Lire la suite]
30 mai 2018

A magnificent blue and white moonflask, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 2751. A magnificent blue and white moonflask, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 23 ¼ in. (59 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 60,000,000 - HKD 80,000,000. Price realised HKD 69,850,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The circular body of oval section is raised on a splayed base and surmounted by a waisted neck flanked by bat-form handles holding lingzhi in their mouths, each side is finely painted in varying shades of bright cobalt... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2018

A fine pair of incised 'bajixiang' yellow-glazed dishes, Yongzheng six-character marks within double circles and of the period

Lot 2105. A fine pair of incised 'bajixiang' yellow-glazed dishes, Yongzheng six-character marks within double circles and of the period (1723-1735); 6 1/4 in. (15.6 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000. Price realised HKD 1,470,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Each dish is well potted with rounded sides rising from a short cylindrical foot, incised to the exterior with the Bajixiang, 'The Eight Buddhist Emblems', borne on a foliate scroll growing leafy tendrils. Each is... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2018

A finely carved rhinoceros horn 'Three friends of winter' libation cup, Late Ming dynasty

Lot 2175. A finely carved rhinoceros horn 'Three friends of winter' libation cup, Late Ming dynasty; 6 5/8 in. (17 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 1,000,000 - HKD 1,500,000. Price realised HKD 2,180,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The irregular-shaped horn is finely carved and pierced to the exterior with the 'Three Friends of Winter' motif with gnarled pine tree branches forming the base, and handles in the form of bamboo stalk issuing leaves and branches bearing prunus blossoms. The interior is... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2018

A Fine Early Ming White-Glazed Bowl with Incised and Anhua Decoration, Lianci, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 133. A Fine Early Ming White-Glazed Bowl with Incised and Anhua Decoration, Lianci, Yongle period (1403-1425); 8 3/16in. (20.8cm.) diam. Falk Collection no. 250. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 70,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2001 Finely potted with deep rounded sides incised on the exterior with leafy composite scroll bearing three chrysantheum blossoms alternating with mallow and camellia, below a keyfret border, the interior with anhua decoration... [Lire la suite]

08 janvier 2018

A Rare Early Ming Blue and White Petal-Molded Cup Stand, Hongwu period (1368-1398)

Lot 128. A Rare Early Ming Blue and White Petal-Molded Cup Stand, Hongwu period (1368-1398); 7 3/4in. (19.7cm.) diam. Falk Collection no. 244. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 110,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2001 The center painted with a peony sprig encircled by a raised collar to support the cup and encircled by a continuous chrysanthemum scroll bearing six blossoms, with eight detached flower sprigs in the petal-molded well and a band of classic scroll... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2018

A Fine Early Ming White-Glazed Bowl with Incised and Anhua Decoration, Lianci, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 132. A Fine Early Ming White-Glazed Bowl with Incised and Anhua Decoration, Lianci, Yongle period (1403-1425); 8 1/4in. (21cm.) diam. Falk Collection no. 249. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 110,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2001 Finely potted with deep rounded sides incised on the exterior with a band of slender petals rising from the foot to a band of incised key fret at the rim, the interior decorated in anhua with a central chrysanthemum... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2018

A Rare Blue and White Lobed Jardinière, Ming dynasty, early 15th century

Lot 129. A Rare Blue and White Lobed Jardinière, Ming dynasty, early 15th century; 8 9/16in. (21.7cm.). Falk Collection no. 251. Estimate USD 120,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 270,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2001 The deep, flared sides unusually shaped as four bracket lobes rising to an everted rim, each lobe well painted in inky tones of underglaze blue with a different branching stem bearing two flowers, including peony, camellia, lotus and magnolia, raised on a pedestal... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2018

A Fine Anhua-Decorated Blue and White Conical Bowl, Xuande six-character mark and of the period (1426-1435)

Lot 135. A Fine Anhua-Decorated Blue and White Conical Bowl, Xuande six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1426-1435); 8in. (20.3cm.) diam. Falk Collection no. 247. Estimate USD 250,000 - USD 350,000. Price realised USD 358,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2001 Painted in rich underglaze blue on the exterior with a scrolling leafy stem bearing six large herbaceous peony blossoms alternating with buds above a band of overlapping petal tips, and on the... [Lire la suite]