02 février 2020

A yellow-enamelled incised 'floral' circular box and cover, Guangxu period (1875-1908), Tihedian Zhi mark

Lot 3338. A yellow-enamelled incised 'floral' circular box and cover, Guangxu period (1875-1908), Tihedian Zhi mark; 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 200,000. Price realised HKD 350,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014.  The top of the cover is carved with a medallion enclosing a chrysanthemum flower, surrounded by floral sprays including peony, prunus and narcissus. The exterior of the box is similarly decorated with floral sprays, supported on a short... [Lire la suite]

28 janvier 2020

A blue and white jardinière, Guangxu period (1875-1908)

Lot 1330. A blue and white jardinière, Guangxu period (1875-1908); 13 in. (33 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The jardinière is heavily potted and has deep rounded sides that are decorated with four dragon medallions above a bow-string border and a band of key fret encircling the foot, while the rim is decorated with wan diaper. A large hole is in the center of the slightly convex base. Christie's. Fine... [Lire la suite]
18 décembre 2019

An imperial embroidered yellow silk twelve-symbol dragon robe, Jifu, Qing Dynasty, Guangxu period (1875-1908)

Lot 171. An imperial embroidered yellow silk twelve-symbol dragon robe, Jifu, Qing Dynasty, Guangxu period (1875-1908); 140 x 191 cm, 55⅛ by 74⅞ in. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 EUR. Lot sold: 25,000 EUR. © Sotheby's. finement brodée de soie et de fils d’or à décor de dragons à cinq griffes affrontés ou pourchassant la perle enflammée à l’avant et à l’arrière de la robe et sur le lé intérieur, sur fond de nuages ruyi formes alternés de chauve-souris en soie, au-dessus d’une large... [Lire la suite]
27 novembre 2019

A pair of large famille rose ‘Hundred deer’ hu-form vases, Guangxu period (1875-1908)

Lot 2088. A pair of large famille rose ‘Hundred deer’ hu-form vases, Guangxu period (1875-1908); 18 in. (45.8 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 325,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019  Each vase is decorated with a herd of deer and their young, grazing, gamboling and resting in a lush landscape of pine and peach trees and a meandering stream flowing through blue-shaded rock formations from high mountains in the distance. On the shoulders, each side is flanked with... [Lire la suite]
27 novembre 2019

A pair of dayazhai yellow-ground grisaille-decorated jardinieres and stands, Guangxu period (1875-1908)

Lot 3086. A pair of dayazhai yellow-ground grisaille-decorated jardinieres and stands, Guangxu period (1875-1908); 5 1/2 in. (14 cm.) diam.. Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 150,000. Price realised HKD 100,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019  Each jardinière is decorated with a bird on a flowering branch of peonies, beside an iron-red seal reading Tian di yi jia chun (spring throughout heaven and earth) and the characters Dayazhai (The Hall of Great Elegance). The stands are decorated... [Lire la suite]
12 octobre 2019

A large iron-red and famille rose ‘dragon’ charger, Guangxu period (1875-1908)

Lot 66. A large iron-red and famille rose ‘dragon’ charger, Guangxu period (1875-1908); 20 in. (51 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 120,000. Price realised HKD 87,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 Property from the Quek Kiok Lee Collection.  Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including the Quek Kiok Lee Collection, Hong Kong, 9 October 2019

07 septembre 2019

An Imperial yellow-ground fur-trimmed kesi twelve-symbol 'dragon' robe (jifu), Qing dynasty, Guangxu period (1875-1908)

Lot 671. An Imperial yellow-ground fur-trimmed kesi Twelve-symbol 'dragon' robe (jifu), Qing dynasty, Guangxu period (1875-1908). Length 68 in., 172.7 cm; Height 52 in., 132.1 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 60,000 USD. © Sotheby's.  finely woven, with nine golden dragons each pursuing a 'flaming pearl' amidst a network of blue lingzhi-shaped cloud scrolls, bats, wan and shou characters, interspersed with the Twelve Symbols of Imperial Authority in orthodox... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2019

A massive blue and white 'Lotus' charger, Guangxu period (1875-1908)

Lot 3216. A massive blue and white 'Lotus' charger, Guangxu period (1875-1908); 25 1/4 in. (64 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 150,000. Price Realised HKD 325,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010. The shallow charger with gently rounded sides rising to a flared mouth rim, boldly painted in a vibrant violet blue tone with large lotus flowers among scrolling foliage, the exterior similarly decorated, the base with four-character Chuxiugong zhi mark in underglaze blue. Provenance: The... [Lire la suite]
27 juillet 2019

A massive blue and white fish bowl, Guangxu period (1875-1908)

Lot 933. A massive blue and white fish bowl, Guangxu period (1875-1908); 19¾ in. (50.1 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The heavily potted jar is painted in bright purplish-blue tones with four five-clawed dragons, one shown full face with its body twisted around a flaming pearl, and the other three striding around the sides, all above a band of roiling waves that encircle the base, wood stand. An apocryphal Qianlong mark is in a line... [Lire la suite]
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18 juin 2019

A large pair of famille verte yellow-ground jardinières, Guangxu period (1875-1908)

Lot 81. A large pair of famille verte yellow-ground jardinières, Guangxu period (1875-1908). Each 41.6cm (16 3/8in) diam. Sold for £ 8,125 (€ 9,107). © Bonhams Each enamelled on the exterior with two lobed cartouches, one containing a scene of an official in his study and the other with horsemen riding to battle, the cartouches alternating with two pomegranate-shaped cartouches containing opera scenes, all on a ground of green lotus meanders against yellow enamel, beneath a band of ruyi head enclosing lotus... [Lire la suite]