11 octobre 2019

An incised lime green-glazed 'dragon' bowl, Guangxu six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1875-1908)

Lot 184. An incised lime green-glazed 'dragon' bowl, Guangxu six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1875-1908); 5 ½ in. (14.1 cm.) diam., box. Estimate HKD 30,000 - HKD 50,000. Price realised HKD 56,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019  Property from the Collection of Ronald W. Longsdorf. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including the Quek Kiok Lee Collection, Hong Kong, 9 October 2019

09 août 2019

A blue and white Ming-style bottle vase, Guangxu six-character mark and of the period (1875-1908)

Lot 214. A blue and white Ming-style bottle vase, Guangxu six-character mark and of the period (1875-1908); 40cm., 15 3/4 in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot Sold 12,500 GBP. © Sotheby's the slightly flared foot rising to a bulbous body, wasted neck and slightly flaring rim, painted with a broad band of composite foliate scroll above a petal lappet band and classic scroll on the foot, with further foliate scroll above a ruyi band on the shoulder and upright leaves... [Lire la suite]
31 juillet 2019

A pair of grisaille-decorated black-ground vases, Guangxu six-character marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1875-1908)

Lot 977. A pair of grisaille-decorated black-ground vases, Guangxu six-character marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1875-1908); 15¼ in. (38.6 cm.) high. Estimate $15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 16,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 Each vase is decorated en grisaille with a central figure of a bearded foreigner on horseback, surrounded by attendants holding branches of white-enameled prunus blossoms, with small details picked out in red enamel, all amidst a landscape... [Lire la suite]
29 juillet 2019

A pair of famille rose yellow-ground sgraffiato bowls, Guangxu six-character marks in underglaze blue and of the period

Lot 971. A pair of famille rose yellow-ground sgraffiato bowls, Guangxu six-character marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1875-1908); 8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm.) diam. Estimate $6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 Each is decorated on the exterior with three medallions, each enclosing a goat in a landscape, alternating with a vignette of antiques, all on a pale creamy yellow, sgraffiatoground. A medallion in the bottom of the interior encloses a dragon and... [Lire la suite]
29 juillet 2019

A famille rose 'Butterfly' vase, Guangxu six-character mark in iron red and of the period (1875-1908)

Lot 968. A famille rose 'Butterfly' vase, Guangxu six-character mark in iron red and of the period (1875-1908); 15 3/8 in. (39 cm.) high. Estimate $12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 43,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The vase is decorated with a multitude of colorful butterflies separated by a gilt-bordered band of lotus sprays and gilt xi (joy) characters on the shoulder, Japanese wood box.  Note: Butterflies are a symbol of happiness and also longevity. ... [Lire la suite]
26 juillet 2019

A yellow-glazed archaistic stem bowl and cover, dou, Guangxu six-character incised mark and of the period (1875-1908)

Lot 226. A yellow-glazed archaistic stem bowl and cover, dou, Guangxu six-character incised mark and of the period (1875-1908); 10 in. (25.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 37,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The flared pedestal foot, rounded sides, and domed cover are molded with bands of archaistic designs in crisp relief and covered inside and out with an egg-yolk-yellow glaze. The mark is incised in a line inside the flared foot. Christie's. FINE CHINESE... [Lire la suite]

26 juillet 2019

A turquoise-glazed archaistic stem bowl and cover, dou, Guangxu six-character incised mark and of the period (1875-1908)

Lot 925. A turquoise-glazed archaistic stem bowl and cover, dou, Guangxu six-character incised mark and of the period (1875-1908); 10 in. (25.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 16,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The vessel and domed cover are molded with bands of archaistic motifs in crisp, shallow relief and covered with an opaque glaze of deep turquoise color on the exterior and inside the foot. The interior of the bowl and cover are covered with glaze of emerald-green... [Lire la suite]
26 juillet 2019

A white-glazed archaistic stem bowl and cover, dou, Guangxu six-character incised mark and of the period (1875-1908)

Lot 924. A white-glazed archaistic stem bowl and cover, dou, Guangxu six-character incised mark and of the period (1875-1908); 10 in. (25.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The vessel is raised on a flared pedestal foot encircled by a raised collar and fitted with a domed cover with globular finial. Both are molded with bands of archaistic designs in crisp, shallow relief and covered inside and out with a creamy white glaze. The mark is... [Lire la suite]
25 juillet 2019

A rare ruby-back 'shou-character' bowl, Guangxu six-character mark in underglaze-blue and of the period (1875-1908)

Lot 909. A rare ruby-back 'shou-character' bowl, Guangxu six-character mark in underglaze-blue and of the period (1875-1908); 5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 10,625. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The exterior is covered with a rich ruby-red enamel, and the interior is decorated with ashou-character roundel surrounded by five iron-red bats (wufu). Provenance: Imperial Oriental Art, New York, ca. 1991-1992. Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2019

A Guan-type faceted cong-form vase, Guangxu six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1875-1908)

Lot 869. A Guan-type faceted cong-form vase, Guangxu six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1875-1908); 11½ in. (29.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 11,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  Of square section, the body is molded on each corner with notches below a short, tapering cylindrical neck. The vase is covered overall with an unctuous blue-green glaze suffused with a network of black and pale golden crackle, and the unglazed foot is covered with a brown... [Lire la suite]