10 avril 2020

A fine and rare early Ming blue and white 'Lotus bouquet' dish, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 3975. A fine and rare early Ming blue and white 'Lotus bouquet' dish, Yongle period (1403-1424); 15 in. (38 cm.) diam. Estimate 4,000,000 - HKD 6,000,000. Price realised HKD 4,220,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012. The dish is painted in strong tones on the interior with a bouquet of lotus flowers, seed pod and leaves, and other aquatic plants tied together with a fluttering ribbon, encircled by three concentric rings and a composite floral scroll around the cavetto below a wave band.... [Lire la suite]

31 mars 2020

An unusual wucai 'Auspicious emblem' bowl, Kangxi-Yongzheng period (1662-1735)

Lot 2123. An unusual wucai 'Auspicious emblem' bowl, Kangxi-Yongzheng period (1662-1735); 3¾ in. (9.6 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price Realized USD 40,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The bowl is delicately potted with shallow, rounded sides, and the convex center is decorated with a lotus spray beneath a ribbon-tied auspicious emblem, within a petal border below six of the bajixiang painted in pale blue outlined in iron red in the well. The exterior... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2020

A rare small Ming-style wucai 'ducks' bowl, Kangxi-Yongzheng period (1662-1735)

Lot 2122. A rare small Ming-style wucai 'ducks' bowl, Kangxi-Yongzheng period (1662-1735); 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price Realized USD 18,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The thickly potted, shallow bowl has rounded sides that rise to a flaring rim. The exterior is finely decorated in delicate shades of yellow, green, iron-red and underglaze-blue with four ducks swimming in a pond divided by lotus sprays and reeds, all above a band of lappets... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2020

A rare Ming café-au-lait-glazed dish, Jiajing underglaze-blue six-character mark within a double circle and of the period

Lot 2114. A rare Ming café-au-lait-glazed dish, Jiajing underglaze-blue six-character mark within a double circle and of the period (1522-1566); 5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price Realized USD 81,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The dish is finely potted with shallow, rounded sides rising to a slightly everted rim, and is covered overall with an attractive, even glaze of lustrous golden brown tone. Faint traces of a design of dragons chasing... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2020

A very rare blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period

Lot 2116. A very rare blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619); 5 in. (12.7 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price Realized USD 68,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The bowl is thinly potted with rounded sides flaring to a gently everted mouth rim. The exterior is painted in cobalt of deep sapphire-blue tones with two striding five-clawed dragons in pursuit of 'flaming pearls'... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2020

A cat-form green stone inkstone, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 1409. A cat-form green stone inkstone, Qing dynasty (1644-1911); 8¼ in. (21 cm.) long. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 10,625. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. Carved as a recumbent cat with intent gaze, its broad head resting upon its front paws, its tail curled about its rear legs, the details of its fur finely incised on both sides except for a section of its haunch which is smoothed for use as a grinding surface, box.  Provenance: Formerly J.M. Hu... [Lire la suite]

30 janvier 2020

Two very rare famille verte yellow-ground lobed brush washers, Kangxi six-character marks and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 1358. Two very rare famille verte yellow-ground lobed brush washers, Kangxi six-character marks in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722); 5½ in. (14 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 195,750. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2013 Each is heavily potted and has rounded, flaring sides molded with ten lobes decorated in shades of green and aubergine reserved on an egg yolk-yellow ground with a different scene of... [Lire la suite]
28 janvier 2020

A pair of rare small blue and white ewers and covers, 18th-19th century

Lot 1327. A pair of rare small blue and white ewers and covers, 18th-19th century; 2 5/8 in. (6.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 255,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Each ewer is delicately potted with a globular body raised on a spreading foot with a pie-crust border, and is finely painted around the sides with a wide band of vertical foliate scrolls bordered by double lines and interrupted on one side by a long curving spout emerging from the mouth of a mythical... [Lire la suite]
02 janvier 2020

A Langyao bowl, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1365. A Langyao bowl, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 8¼ in. (21 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 68,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013  The bowl is well potted with wide flaring sides rising to an everted rim, and covered in a deep red glaze of crushed-strawberry tone thinning at the mouth rim and foot to a pale celadon tone, which also covers the slightly convex base, cloth box. Provenance: J.M. Hu Collection. Note: The present bowl is rare in its close... [Lire la suite]
01 janvier 2020

An unusual white-glazed incised 'dragon' dish, 17th-18th century

Lot 1344. An unusual white-glazed incised 'dragon' dish, 17th-18th century; 6 in. (15.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 8,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013  The dish has shallow sides that are angled above the foot and then flare towards the everted, flat rim, and is carved in the bottom of the interior with the coiled body of a five-clawed dragon. The dish is covered overall with a slightly blue-toned white glaze., cloth box. Provenance: J.M. Hu... [Lire la suite]