05 mars 2022

A blue and white 'water pot', Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1522-1566)

Lot 1110. A blue and white 'water pot', Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1522-1566); 3 1⁄8 in. (8 cm.) high, cloth box. Estimate USD 3,000 – USD 5,000. © Christie's 2022 Fashioned from the lower body of a double-gourd vase, the globular vessel is decorated with cranes amidst clouds beneath the bagua (Eight Trigrams). Property from The USC Pacific Asia Museum, sold to benefit acquisitions and collections care. Provenance: Mr. and... [Lire la suite]

05 mars 2022

Two small blue and white cups, Jiajing six-character marks in underglaze blue within single circles and of the period (1522-1566

Lot 1109. Two small blue and white cups, Jiajing six-character marks in underglaze blue within single circles and of the period (1522-1566); 2 3⁄4 and 2 3⁄8 in. (7 and 6 cm.) diam., Japanese wood box. Estimate USD 4,000 – USD 6,000. © Christie's 2022 Each cup has shallow rounded sides and is decorated on the exterior with three galloping horses between flames or clouds and ribbon-tied lozenges. The domed center of each interior is decorated with a rock rising from waves within double... [Lire la suite]
03 octobre 2021

A blue and white double-gourd 'lotus' vase, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue in a line and of the period (1522-1566

Lot 843. A blue and white double-gourd 'lotus' vase, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue in a line and of the period (1522-1566); 9 ¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high, Japanese wood box. Estimate: USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's 2021 Both the upper and lower bulbs are decorated with broad bands of lotus scroll between decorative borders. Note: Compare the slightly smaller Jiajing-marked vase with similar style of decoration and identical leaf tips at the shoulder... [Lire la suite]
03 octobre 2021

A rare small blue and white jar, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue in a circle and of the period (1522-1566)

Lot 842. A rare small blue and white jar, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue in a circle and of the period (1522-1566); 4 ¼ in. (10.8 cm.) diam., reticulated silver cover, Japanese wood box. Estimate: USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 43,750. © Christie's 2021 The jar is decorated with a continuous scene of court ladies at leisurely pursuits, accompanied by female attendants in a garden setting. Note: A blue and white jar of similar size and shape, also unusually... [Lire la suite]
24 mai 2021

An Exceptional And Rare Red And Yellow Enamelled ‘Dragon’ Jar, Jiajing Six-Character Mark In Underglaze Blue And Of The Period

Lot 2983. An Exceptional And Rare Red And Yellow Enamelled ‘Dragon’ Jar, Jiajing Six-Character Mark In Underglaze Blue And Of The Period (1522-1566); 5 1/8 in. (13.5 cm.) high, double Japanese wood boxes with Mayuyama ribbons. Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - HKD 2,000,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021 The jar is decorated with a pair of five-clawed dragons striding amidst lingzhi sprays above a band of waves crashing against rocks and below a register of eight ruyi-shaped clouds, all brightly... [Lire la suite]
21 mai 2021

Dragons From The Empire – Imperial Ceramics From The Yidetang Collection at Christie's HK 28 may 2021

The Yidetang Collection was assembled by a remarkable man, distinguished both in his professional life and in his passion for treasuring fine Chinese ceramics and works of art. While the selection in this sale, “Dragons from the Empire – Imperial Ceramics from the Yidetang Collection”, is only a small part of this exceptional collection, we hope that it provides a glimpse through a window, through the eye of the dragon, into the essence of the collector. Each of these ceramics share robust... [Lire la suite]

21 février 2021

An imperial yellow-glazed bowl, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period

Lot 714. An imperial yellow-glazed bowl, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1522-1566); 7 in. (17.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 20,000. © Christie's 2021 The bowl has rounded sides rising to an everted rim, and is covered on the interior and exterior with a rich, even yellow glaze. Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 18 march 2021
14 décembre 2020

A small blue and white 'dragon and phoenix' jar, Ming dynasty, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period (1522-1566)

Lot 26. A small blue and white 'dragon and phoenix' jar, Ming dynasty, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue in double circles and of the period (1522-1566). Diamètre: 8,8 cm. (3 ½ in.). Estimate EUR 4,000 - EUR 6,000. Price realised EUR 23,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. La panse globulaire est à décor d'un dragon à cinq griffes et d'un phénix volant parmi des rinceaux de lotus. Le col est orné d'une frise de pétales stylisés.  Provenance: Property from a French private... [Lire la suite]
07 novembre 2020

A rare pair of underglaze blue and gilt-decorated kinrande 'chilong' bowls, Jiajing six-character marks and of the period

Lot 33. A rare pair of underglaze blue and gilt-decorated kinrande 'chilong' bowls, Jiajing six-character marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1522-1566); 4 ¾ in. (12.1 cm.). Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000. Price realised GBP 7,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. Each bowl is decorated to the exterior with two pairs of confronting chilong, one in underglaze blue, the other in reserve with iron-red enamel highlights, interspersed with underglaze blue sprigs of lingzhi fungus and... [Lire la suite]
04 novembre 2020

The Robert Stanley Hope Smith Collection sold at Bonhams London, 2 Nov 2020

Robert S. H Smith and Joan Smith. Robert Stanley Hope Smith, known to friends and family as Stanley, was born on 13th December 1910 in Horton, Bradford. During the 2nd world war he served with his local Home Guard Regiment. He was a solicitor and partner at Browning Oliver and Smith in Bradford and was known to have worked closely with the refugee polish community who settled there in the late 1940s and early 50s, helping them establish a future within the city that still prospered with a textile industry. He married Joan Shelton,... [Lire la suite]