03 avril 2020

A large blue and white rouleau vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 2147. A large blue and white rouleau vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 19¾ in. (50.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price Realized USD 233,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The sides are decorated in intense shades of underglaze blue with a continuous scene of scholars in a mountain retreat, with a group of four gathered around a weiqi board, two in conversation, and one accompanied by an attendant carrying a qin on a rock bridge that... [Lire la suite]

30 mars 2020

A rare Longquan celadon bottle vase with dragon handles, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 2103. A rare Longquan celadon bottle vase with dragon handles, Song dynasty (960-1279); 12¾ in. (32.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Price Realized USD 245,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The vase has a somewhat compressed body and a tall cylindrical neck that rises to a molded rim grasped in the jaws of the two small dragons that form the loop handles, and is covered with a glaze of slightly greyish sea-green color that continues over the mouth rim,... [Lire la suite]