01 mai 2020

A cinnabar lacquer incised gilt-decorated seven-tiered circular box and cover, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period

Lot 80. A cinnabar lacquer incised gilt-decorated seven-tiered circular box and cover, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period (1522-1566); 18cm high.. Estimate HK$ 200,000 - 400,000. Sold for HK$ 400,000 (€ 47,449). Photo: Bonhams. Deeply carved through layers of cinnabar-red, dark green and brown lacquer depicting a round cartouche enclosing a tall pavilion beside gnarled pine trees growing on rocky mountains, detailed with a crane standing in the foreground by the most forward balustrade, an... [Lire la suite]

10 avril 2020

A fine and very rare blue and white reverse-decorated 'dragon' bowl, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period (1522-1566)

Lot 3986. A fine and very rare blue and white reverse-decorated 'dragon' bowl, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period (1522-1566); 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) wide. Estimate 1,500,000 - HKD 2,000,000. Price realised HKD 2,180,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012.   The well-potted bowl has deep upright sides, boldly decorated on the interior with a central dragon medallion encircled by double-line borders and interlocking scrolls and fruit-like sprigs, a wide band of continuously... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2020

A rare late Ming yellow-ground green-enamelled incised 'Daoist figures' bowl, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period (1522

Lot 3985. A rare late Ming yellow-ground green-enamelled incised 'Daoist figures' bowl, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period (1522-1566); 6 1/2 in. (16.6 cm.) diam. Estimate 900,000 - HKD 1,200,000. Price realised HKD 1,340,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012.  The bowl is finely potted with rounded sides rising to a flared rim, the exterior incised and enamelled in a bright green against a yellow ground, with four Daoist figures holding their attributes dancing in a balustraded... [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]
03 mars 2020

A very rare enamelled blue and white 'fish' jar and cover, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period (1522-1566)

Lot 79. A very rare enamelled blue and white 'fish' jar and cover, Underglaze-blue Jiajing six-character mark within a double circle and of the period (1522-1566); 15 5/8 in. (39.8 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 120,000 - GBP 150,000. Price realised GBP 248,650. © Christie's Images Ltd 2002. Painted in bright blue tones with stylised lotus panels around the foot and a band of plantain leaves beneath a classic scroll around the neck, with eight carp in yellow enamel overlaid with iron-red... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2020

A blue and white 'phoenix' dish, Underglaze-blue Jiajing six-character mark within a double circle and of the period (1522-66)

Lot 13. A blue and white 'phoenix' dish,  Underglaze-blue Jiajing six-character mark within a double circle and of the period (1522-1566); 5 5/8 in. (14.1 cm.) diam.. Estimate 2,500 - GBP 3,500. Price realised GBP 3,107. © Christie's Images Ltd 2002. With shallow rounded sides and a recessed foot, the interior painted in rich cobalt blue with a splayed-winged phoenix within a double circle, the cavetto with four quatre-foil panels enclosing shou characters,... [Lire la suite]

12 janvier 2020

A rare yellow and green-glazed iron-red-ground square bowl, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period

Lot 1521. A rare yellow and green-glazed iron-red-ground square bowl, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1522-1566); 4 7/8 in. (12.3 cm.) across. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 35,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013.  Each facet of the deep rounded sides is decorated with a yellow carp swimming amidst green water weeds reserved on an iron-red ground below a green line border. Another carp is shown amidst water weeds in the center of the interior below... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2020

A rare yellow and green-glazed iron-red-ground square bowl, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period

Lot 1521. A rare yellow and green-glazed iron-red-ground square bowl, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1522-1566); 4 7/8 in. (12.3 cm.) across. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 35,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013.  Each facet of the deep rounded sides is decorated with a yellow carp swimming amidst green water weeds reserved on an iron-red ground below a green line border. Another carp is shown amidst water weeds in the center of the interior below... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2020

A very rare blue and white 'dragon' jar, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period (1522-1566)

Lot 1455. A very rare blue and white 'dragon' jar, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1522-1566); 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) high. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 62,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013.  The tapering body is painted in inky tones of underglaze blue with two five-clawed dragons racing amidst clouds and flames in pursuit of flaming pearls between a petal lappet band below and a band of overlapping petal tips above, all below a... [Lire la suite]
30 décembre 2019

A rare pair of small yellow-ground blue and white lobed dishes, Jiajing six-character marks in underglaze blue and of the period

Lot 1297. A rare pair of small yellow-ground blue and white lobed dishes, Jiajing six-character marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1522-1566); 4½ in. (11.4 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 105,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Each of the foliate-rimmed dishes is painted on the interior in deep tones of underglaze blue on an egg yolk-yellow ground with a reserved dragon leaping amidst flame scrolls surrounded by pairs of leafy fruit-laden peach... [Lire la suite]