22 janvier 2021

A rare pair of goose tureens and covers, Qianlong period, circa 1760-1780

Lot 50. A rare pair of goose tureens and covers, Qianlong period, circa 1760-1780; 141⁄2 in. (36.8 cm.) long, each. Estimate USD 125,000 - USD 175,000. Price Realised USD 150,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2021. Naturalistically formed, swimming, their webbed feet tucked beneath them and their heads held forward, the curving necks forming handles for the tureen covers, the wings folded along their backs and picked out in blue, black and sepia, the neck feathers in sepia brushstrokes with pink... [Lire la suite]

07 juin 2020

A selection of archaic bronzes from the Jane and Leopold Swergold Collection at Christie's New York, 15-16 March 2015

Leopold and Jane Swergold. Lot 3182. A bronze ritual food vessel, gui, Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th century BC, the inscription later; 11 in. (28 cm.) across the handles. Estimate $60,000 - $80,000. Price realised $93,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015. The body is horizontally grooved below a band of dissolved dragons confronted on abstract taotie masks, which is repeated on the cover below a shallow groove encircling the circular, collared handle, which is... [Lire la suite]
07 février 2020

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 realised 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... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2019

A Henan russet-striped blackish-brown glazed bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234) 

Lot 1024. A Henan russet-striped blackish-brown glazed bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234); 3 7/8 in. (9.9 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The shallow bowl has straight sides, and the interior is covered with a lustrous blackish-brown glaze decorated with stripes of matte russet glaze, which pools in a line on the exterior where the body tapers towards the knife-cut foot. Property from the collection of Dr. Maurice Berger Provenance: The Falk Collection... [Lire la suite]
22 août 2019

Ming dynasty Blue and white porcelains sold at Christie's

Lot 573. A blue and white shallow dish, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1522-1566); 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 11,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 The shallow, rounded sides raised on a tapering ring foot painted in purplish-blue tones on the exterior with two pheonixes in flight separated by cruciform clouds, one with long trailing tail feathers, the other tail feathers scrolled, with three... [Lire la suite]
21 août 2019

Back on Song dynasty ceramics sold at Christie's New York, 19 March 2008

Lot 528. An unusual black-glazed foliate-rimmed bowl, Northern Song dynasty, 10th-12th century; 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 12,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. The compressed globular body surmounted by a wide neck flaring towards the everted rim divided into six out-turned petal lobes, covered with a blackish glaze thinning to russet on the edges and falling in an irregular line atop a thinner glaze suffused with a milky yellowish- russet haze... [Lire la suite]

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]