10 septembre 2021

Chinese Ceramics from the Junkunc Collection at Christie's New York, 23-24 september 2021

 Stephen Junkunc, III, circa 1930. Stephen Junkunc, III ranks amongst the most renowned collectors of Chinese ceramics and works of art, and is known for collecting a wide breadth of works of the highest standards of quality. At its height, his collection comprised over two-thousand examples of porcelain, jade, bronzes, Buddhist sculpture and paintings, and included two examples of the legendary Ru ware, of which only eighty-seven examples are known in the world. A superb Ru dish from... [Lire la suite]

05 décembre 2019

A rare green and yellow incised 'dragon' jar, guan, Jiajing six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1522-156

Lot 1860. A rare green and yellow incised 'dragon' jar, guan, Jiajing six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1522-1566); 5 7/16in. (13.6 cm.) high. Estimate: HKD 350,000 - HKD 450,000. Price realised HKD 583,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. The ovoid body incised and glazed in yellow on a green ground with two scaly dragons leaping to grasp the 'flaming pearls' amidst scattered clouds and flames between a band of lappets enclosing foliated motifs around the base and a... [Lire la suite]
23 septembre 2019

A rare Ming blue and white deep bowl, Jiajing six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1522-1566)

Lot 1744. A rare Ming blue and white deep bowl, Jiajing six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1522-1566); 5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 200,000. Price realised HKD 223,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2007 The deep rounded sides well-painted in inky purple tones to the exterior with four evenly-spaced carp swimming among lotus and aquatic reeds, the interior with a central dragon roundel below a band containing a phoenix and a dragon encircling the rim within... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2019

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

Lot 1351. A rare large yellow-glazed bowl, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1522-1566); 14¾ in. (37.4 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. With deep sides rising from the tapered foot to the everted rim, covered inside and out with a glaze of lemon-yellow color. Note: Jiajing mark and period yellow-glazed bowls of this large size are rare. One of slightly larger size (15 in. diam.)... [Lire la suite]
25 juillet 2019

A large white-glazed dish, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1522-1566)

Lot 918. A large white-glazed dish, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1522-1566); 12 5/8 in. (32 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The dish has shallow rounded sides raised on a tapering foot ring, and is covered inside and out with a milky-white glaze. The glaze on the base has a pale blue-green tone.  Note: Compare a similarly decorated fahua vase, also dated... [Lire la suite]
31 mai 2019

A rare wucai ovoid jar, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze-blue within a double circle and of the period (1522-1566)

Lot 2815. A rare wucai ovoid jar, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze-blue within a double circle and of the period (1522-1566); 4 in. (10 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000. Price realised HKD 687,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The jar is decorated in overglaze turquoise, yellow, green, iron-red and black enamels with six quatrefoil cartouches, alternately enclosing phoenix or cranes, on a ground of twelve beribboned musical instruments interspersed with floral sprays,... [Lire la suite]

19 février 2019

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

Lot 825. A small blue and white jar, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1522-1566); 5¾ in. (14.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 8,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014. The well-potted jar is finely decorated in inky blue tones with lotus plants and water weeds set between double-line and ruyi-head borders encircling the shoulder and a petal-lappet border below, the neck is encircled by a band of key fret, box. ... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2018

A rare small blue and white double-gourd vase, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1522-1566)

Lot 1656. A rare small blue and white double-gourd vase, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1522-1566); 3 1/8 in. (9.9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 86,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The globular lower and upper bodies painted in rich inky blue with an overall pattern of cranes in flight amidst clouds, with a single line border around the circular mouth, wood stand. Provenance: Marchant & Son Ltd., London, 1998.  ... [Lire la suite]
15 mai 2018

A large blue and white 'birds and flowers' dish, Jiajing six-character mark and of the periog

Lot 183. A large blue and white 'birds and flowers' dish, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue within a rectangle and of the period (1522-1566); 16 3/8 in. (41.6 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000 (USD 13,510 - USD 20,265). Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The heavily potted dish is decorated to the centre in varying tones of cobalt blue with two birds perched on the branches of a fruiting peach tree, surrounded by branches of peach, chrysanthemum, pomegranate and peony. The... [Lire la suite]
27 avril 2018

A small Ming blue and white 'Dragon' jar, Jiajing six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1522-1566)

Lot 1986. A small Ming blue and white 'Dragon' jar, Jiajing six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1522-1566); ; 4 1/2 in. (10.8 cm.) high, Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 524,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010  The ovoid body painted with two five-clawed dragons striding amidst a stylised flame and lotus scroll and separated by two lotus blooms, above a band of overlapping petals around the foot, the shoulder with a band of lotus lappets... [Lire la suite]