23 mai 2020

A rare large sancai-glazed pottery figure of a caparisoned horse, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 3225. A rare large sancai-glazed pottery figure of a caparisoned horse, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 16 in. (40.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 221,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2015. The horse is superbly modeled standing with the head turned slightly to the left, the ears pricked and the mouth open, and is glazed predominantly in chestnut with a cream-colored blaze running from the poll to the muzzle and with a further large cream splash on the... [Lire la suite]

13 avril 2020

A fine and very rare coral-ground famille rose bowl, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 3994. A fine and very rare coral-ground famille rose bowl, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 4 3/8 in. (11 cm.) diam. Estimate 900,000 - HKD 1,200,000. Price realised HKD 1,940,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012. The bowl is finely enamelled with three lemon-yellow ground cartouches, each enclosing a broad blossoming peony framed by foliate scrolls, connected by the slender stems bearing four smaller blue flowerheads amidst further leafy foliage,... [Lire la suite]
10 décembre 2019

A rare early Ming blue and white moonflask, bianping, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 1512. A rare early Ming blue and white moonflask, bianping, Yongle period (1403-1425); 12 3/4 in. (32.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 4,500,000 - HKD 5,000,000. Price realised HKD 16,360,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2006 Of double-gourd form after a Middle Eastern metalwork prototype, each domed facet of the moonflask well painted with an eight-pointed starburst radiating from a central yinyang motif, the foliate points interspersed between palmette ornaments, encircled by a... [Lire la suite]
08 décembre 2019

A fine and rare aubergine-glazed archaistic vessel, jue, Qianlong four-character incised sealmark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 1801. A fine and rare aubergine-glazed archaistic vessel, jue, Qianlong four-character incised sealmark and of the period (1736-1795); 4¼ in. (10.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 350,000 - HKD 400,000. Price realised HKD 607,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. Finely potted in the shape of an archaistic bronze jue, with two short posts at the mouth and an angular handle to one side, all raised on three tall splayed legs, and covered in a rich iridescent dark purple glaze stopping at the base... [Lire la suite]
19 novembre 2019

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

Lot 3007. A fine magnificent and important blue and white 'boys' jar and cover, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1522-1566); 18 ½ in. (47 cm.) high including cover. Estimate On Request. Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The jar is exquisitely painted in underglaze blue of brilliant deep purplish tone on the high-shouldered body with a continuous scene of sixteen boys at various leisurely pursuits including one who is impersonating the school master,... [Lire la suite]
17 octobre 2019

A Magnificent and Extremely Rare Copper-Red and Underglaze-Blue ‘Dragon’ Vase, Tianqiuping, Qianlong Period, 1736-1795

Lot 3324. A Magnificent and Extremely Rare Copper-Red and Underglaze-Blue ‘Dragon’ Vase, Tianqiuping, Qianlong Period, 1736-1795. H 48.1cm. Estimate HKD 20,000,000 - 30,000,000 (USD 2,549,060 - 3,823,590). Sold Price: HKD 56,640,000 (USD 7,218,938). © Poly Auction Hong Kong. The magnificent vase is superbly potted with a globular body surmounted by a columnar neck. The exterior of the body is finely painted with fine ruby-coloured copper-red to depict an extraordinary three-clawed dragon... [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]
21 septembre 2019

A highly important blue and white large 'fish' dish, Yuan dynasty, 14th century

Lot 607. A highly important blue and white large 'fish' dish, Yuan dynasty, 14th century; 19 in. (48.2 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 6,000,000 - HKD 8,000,000. Price realised HKD 9,974,100. © Christie's Image Ltd 2002 Finely painted in the central medallion with a single carp swimming amid waterweeds and aquatic plants, the deep well with low relief moulded peony flowers depicted full-face and in profile issuing from leafy branches with superbly detailed veins and petals, reserved on a blue-painted... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2019

A massive blue and white 'Lotus' charger, Guangxu period (1875-1908)

Lot 3216. A massive blue and white 'Lotus' charger, Guangxu period (1875-1908); 25 1/4 in. (64 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 150,000. Price Realised HKD 325,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010. The shallow charger with gently rounded sides rising to a flared mouth rim, boldly painted in a vibrant violet blue tone with large lotus flowers among scrolling foliage, the exterior similarly decorated, the base with four-character Chuxiugong zhi mark in underglaze blue. Provenance: The... [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]