26 mars 2020

A fine and rare blue and white 'dragon' saucer dish, mark and period of Zhengde (1506-1521)

Lot 3200. A fine and rare blue and white 'dragon' saucer dish, mark and period of Zhengde (1506-1521); 22.4 cm., 8 13/16 in. Estimate 1,000,000 — 1,500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 7,460,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. painted in varying pale tones of underglaze-blue, the exterior with a pair of scaly five-clawed dragons each in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' and divided by cloud scrolls, the interior with three trailing cloud motifs within a double line medallion and a classic scroll border... [Lire la suite]

26 décembre 2019

A fine pair of copper-red decorated 'dragon roundel' bowls, Kangxi six-character marks within double circles and of the period

Lot 3428. A fine pair of copper-red decorated 'dragon roundel' bowls, Kangxi six-character marks within double circles and of the period (1662-1722); 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - HKD 2,500,000. Price Realized HKD 2,200,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014 Each is finely decorated in copper red of a bright strawberry tone with five dragon roundels on the exterior, and a further dragon in the centre of the interior. Provenance: The J.M. Hu Family CollectionSold at Sotheby's New... [Lire la suite]
23 septembre 2019

A magnificent Ming blue and white 'boys' jar and cover, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period (1522-1566)

Lot 1738. A magnificent Ming blue and white 'boys' jar and cover, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period (1522-1566); 18 1/2in. (47 cm.) high. Estimate On Request. Price realised HKD 30,567,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2007  Exquisitely painted in underglaze-blue of brilliant deep purplish tone on the high-shouldered body with a continuous garden landscape scene of sixteen boys in various leisurely pursuits including one who is impersonating the school master, seated on a high-backed chair in... [Lire la suite]
03 janvier 2018

A rare blue-ground gilt-decorated conjoined triple-neck double-gourd vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 158. A rare blue-ground gilt-decorated conjoined triple-neck double-gourd vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795); 10.8cm., 4 1/4 in. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 GBP. Lot sold 80,500 GBP. Photo: Sothebys. well potted, the three double-gourd vases conjoined together forming three lobes rising to three separate tubular necks, decorated in gilt on each section with stylised lotus sprays separated by a band of circles, encircled at the foot with a upright lappets and the rim with a keyfret... [Lire la suite]
19 novembre 2017

A highly important and extremely rare wucai ‘Fish’ jar and cover, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 8006. A highly important and extremely rare wucai ‘Fish’ jar and cover, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1522-1566). 18 1/8 in. (46 cm.).Estimate on request. Price realised HKD 213,850,000 © Christies Images Ltd 2017 The globular jar is robustly potted and exuberantly painted around the sides with a continuous scene of eight golden carp depicted in different positions as they swim amidst floating aquatic plants above a band of lotus plants in... [Lire la suite]
15 décembre 2016

A fine and very rare Ru-type bronze-form footed-cup, Yongzheng six-character sealmark and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 2929. A fine and very rare Ru-type bronze-form footed-cup, Yongzheng six-character sealmark and of the period (1723-1735);  4 in. (10 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 1,000,000 - HKD 1,500,000 (USD 130,000 - USD 190,000). Price Realised HKD 5,540,000 (USD 714,527). © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. The heavily potted upright sides rising from a splayed foot with rectangular perforations to either side, covered overall with a thick glaze of pale bluish-green tint, the foot rim painted with a... [Lire la suite]
04 juin 2015

Coupe à pied en porcelaine blanche et rouge de cuivre, Chine, dynastie Qing, marque et époque Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Coupe à pied en porcelaine blanche et rouge de cuivre, Chine, dynastie Qing, marque et époque Yongzheng (1723-1735). Estimation : 50 000 € / 70 000 €. Photo courtesy Artcurial Le bol à bordure tulipée, décoré de trois poissons en rouge de cuivre sous la couverte, reposant sur un pied tronconique, la bordure intérieure du pied inscrite en bleu sous couverte d'une marque à six caractères de l'empereur Yongzheng ; minuscule éclat à l'émail de la bordure. H. : 12 cm (4 ¾ in.)  - D. : 15,5 cm (6... [Lire la suite]