18 juin 2019

A pair of iron-red 'dragon' wine cups, Guangxu six-character marks and of the period (1875-1908)

Lot 80. A pair of iron-red 'dragon' wine cups, Guangxu six-character marks and of the period (1875-1908); 6.5cm (2 1/2in) diam. Sold for £ 23,750 (€ 26,623). © Bonhams Each thinly-potted cup enamelled around the exterior with two striding dragons, one in profile, one with its head turned backwards, in pursuit of flaming pearls above breaking waves. Provenance: a distinguished European private collection. Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART. London, New Bond Street, 15 May 2014

17 juin 2019

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

Lot 71. A blue and white bottle vase, Guangxu six-character mark and of the period (1875-1908); 39cm (15 1/2in) high. Sold for £ 27,500 (€ 30,826). © Bonhams. The rounded body painted in vivid blue with a continuous leafy meander issuing six heavy blossoms above upright lappets and classic scroll at the foot, the shoulder with pendent ruyi-heads between moulded bands beneath a further floral meander, the flaring neck with long stiff lappets pointing upwards beneath a band of waves at the rim.  Provenance: an... [Lire la suite]
17 juin 2019

A blue and white alms bowl, Guangxu six-character mark and of the period (1875-1908)

Lot 68. A blue and white alms bowl, Guangxu six-character mark and of the period (1875-1908); 20.5cm (8 1/8in) diam. Sold for £ 3,500 (€ 3,923). © Bonhams. Brightly painted on the exterior with two writhing five-clawed dragons in pursuit of a flaming pearl amid cloud scrolls, above foaming waves at the foot and a band of ruyi head at the lipped rim.  Provenance: an English private collection Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART. London, New Bond Street, 15 May 2014
04 mai 2019

A pair of yellow-ground green-enamelled ‘Dragon and Phoenix’ bowls, Guangxu six-character marks and of the period (1875-1908)

Lot 191. A pair of yellow-ground green-enamelled ‘Dragon and Phoenix’ bowls, Guangxu six-character marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1875-1908); 4 ½ in. (11.5 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000 (USD 7,812 - USD 10,416). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Each bowl is thinly potted with deep rounded sides supported on a short foot, decorated on the exterior in rich green enamels with two pairs of dragons and phoenix in pursuit of flaming pearls above a band of petal lappets, the interior with a shou character... [Lire la suite]
16 juin 2018

A rare lime-green enamelled blue and white bowl, Guangxu six-character mark and of the period (1875-1908)

Lot 3722. A rare lime-green enamelled blue and white bowl, Guangxu six-character mark and of the period (1875-1908); 5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 375,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. The rounded sides resting on a tall foot rising to an everted rim, covered to the exterior in a bright lime-green enamel, the interior painted with a roundel of three rams beneath blossoming prunus branches, surrounded by further blossoming... [Lire la suite]
29 juillet 2017

A pair of blue-glazed cong vases, Guangxu six-character marks and of the period (1875-1908)

Lot 4154. A pair of blue-glazed cong vases, Guangxu six-character marks and of the period (1875-1908), 11 1/2 in. (29 cm.) high (2). Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 200,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 Each vase has a rectangular body of archaistic form with characteristic circular foot ring and mouth rim, applied with a pair of moulded elephant-heads with a mock ring-handle. They are covered in a lustrous, dark violet-blue glaze.  Note: Similar examples... [Lire la suite]

14 mai 2017

A famille rose 'hundred bats' globular trumpet-necked vase, Guangxu six-character mark and of the period (1875-1908)

Lot 218. A famille rose 'hundred bats' globular trumpet-necked vase, Guangxu six-character mark and of the period (1875-1908), 39.5cm (15 1/2in) high. . Sold for £16,250 (€19,210). Photo: Bonhams. Brightly enamelled with a profusion of iron-red bats in flight amidst multicoloured lingzhi clouds, between a band of ruyi heads at the rim and upright lappets around the foot, divided at the shoulder by a band of lotus sprays alternating with gilt shou characters on the shoulder above a gilt... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2017

A pair of yellow-glazed saucer-dishes, Guangxu six-character marks and of the period (1875-1908)

                Lot 148. A pair of yellow-glazed saucer-dishes, Guangxu six-character marks and of the period (1875-1908). Estimate £2,000 - 4,000. Sold for £3,125 (€3,694). Photo: Bonhams. Each with shallow rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot, covered overall with a rich lemon-yellow glaze. 10.7cm (4 1/4in) diam. (2). Provenance: A distinguished European private collection, and thence by descent Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, 11 May 2017,... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2017

A blue-glazed vase, cong, Guangxu six-character mark and of the period (1875-1908)

Lot 151. A blue-glazed vase, cong, Guangxu six-character mark and of the period (1875-1908); 30cm (11 3/4in) high.  Estimate £4,000 - 6,000 (€4,700 - 7,100). Photo: Bonhams. Modelled after an archaic jade prototype, the square section rising from a short circular foot to a short tapering neck, the rectangular sides applied with a pair of moulded elephant-head handles suspending fixed rings, covered overall in a thick and rich purplish-blue glaze. Provenance: acquired from Accorsi, Turin in the 1950s, by... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2017

A powder-blue-ground gilt-decorated 'dragons' bottle vase, Guangxu six-character mark and of the period (1875-1908)

Lot 150. A powder-blue-ground gilt-decorated 'dragons' bottle vase, Guangxu six-character mark and of the period (1875-1908); 37.5cm (14 3/4in) high. Estimate £5,000 - 8,000 (€5,900 - 9,400). Photo: Bonhams. The globular body supported on a tall straight foot, decorated in gilt with two five-clawed dragons striding in mutual pursuit of the flaming pearl amidst billowing clouds and scrolling flames above crashing waves, raising to a slightly waisted neck scattered with swastika, swooping bats and... [Lire la suite]