11 janvier 2019

A blue and white 'dragon' vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1662. A blue and white 'dragon' vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 10¾ in. (27.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price Realized USD 43,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.  The attenuated ovoid body well painted with two four-clawed dragons leaping vertically amidst flames in pursuit of flaming pearls, below bands of herringbone, scrolls and dots at the base of the neck which rises to a wide mouth with flaring rim. Provenance: John Sparks, London, July 1937Paul Berwald... [Lire la suite]

08 septembre 2018

A very rare blue and white deep bell-shaped cup, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1522-1566)

Lot 1335. A very rare blue and white deep bell-shaped cup, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1522-1566); 4 3/8 in. (11.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The exterior is decorated with four roundels of side-facing five-clawed dragons chasing flaming pearls amidst flames, each positioned above a peach sprig and separated by thebabao and clouds. The interior is decorated with a shou character, Japanese wood box. ... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2018

A Rare Blue and White Leys Jar, Zhadou, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period

Lot 146. A Rare Blue and White Leys Jar, Zhadou, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619); 4 7/8in. (12.4cm.) high, 5 3/8in. (13.7cm.) diam. Falk Collection no. 254. Estimate USD 18,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 29,375. © Christie's Images Ltd 2001 Painted in deep, bright underglaze blue with two dragons pursuing flaming pearls around the compressed body between a band of overlapping petals rising from the shallow... [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 Fine and Rare Blue and White Brushwasher, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period (1522-1566)

Lot 143. A Fine and Rare Blue and White Brushwasher, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1522-1566); 6 3/8in. (16.2cm.) diam. Falk Collection no. 248. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 204,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2001 The deep, slightly flared sides subtly molded as eight petals rising to a slightly everted rim, painted in rich tones of underglaze blue with a central medallion of fish swimming amidst water... [Lire la suite]
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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]
08 janvier 2018

A Very Rare and Fine Blue and White Bowl, Xuande six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period

Lot 134. A Very Rare and Fine Blue and White Bowl, Xuande six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1426-1435); 7 5/8in. (19.4cm.) diam. Falk Collection no. 243. Estimate USD 300,000 - USD 500,000. Price realised USD 1,161,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2001 The gently rounded sides finely painted on the exterior with an immortal, possibly Xiwangmu, seated on the back of a phoenix flying above an island-dotted lake towards the shore where a figure sits... [Lire la suite]