20 mars 2019

A famille-verte 'Elegant Beauty' dish, Kangxi Mark and Period (1662-1722)

  Lot 350. A famille-verte 'Elegant Beauty' dish, Kangxi Mark and Period (1662-1722). Diameter 6 in., 15.2 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 32,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the shallow rounded sides rising to a gently flaring rim, enameled in delicate tones of green, yellow and augergine, depicting an elegant woman attired in flowing Han-style robes standing before a slender corner-leg table displaying several accoutrements of an accomplished lady, such as a book, gilt censer,... [Lire la suite]

19 mars 2019

A rare pair of large doucai octagonal 'Immortals' jardinières, Kangxi marks and period (1662-1722)

Lot 514. A rare pair of large doucai octagonal 'Immortals' jardinières, Kangxi marks and period (1662-1722). Width 22 1/4  in., 56.5 cm. Estimate: US$300,000 - US$500,000. © Sothebys each sturdily potted with flaring sides rising from a conforming splayed base to a wide everted, lipped and barbed rim, the gently curving sides divided neatly into eight rectangular panels, brilliantly enameled with finely painted scenes depicting Daoist Immortals receiving auspicious... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2019

A fine wucai ‘Dragon and Phoenix’ bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 531. A fine wucai ‘Dragon and Phoenix’ bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Diameter 5 1/8 in., 13 cm. Estimate: US$50,000 - US$70,0000. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to a gently flaring rim, the exterior vividly decorated with a green and a red dragon, each striding in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', separated by a pair of descending phoenix, all below a band of the 'Eight Buddhist Emblems' and ruyi heads at the rim, the... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2019

A blue-ground yellow-enameled 'dragon' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 529. A blue-ground yellow-enameled 'dragon' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Diameter 5 1/4 in., 13.3 cm. Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,0000. Lot Sold 20,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the steep rounded sides set on a slightly tapering foot and rising to a gently everted rim, the exterior with two yellow-enameled striding dragons each pursuing a 'flaming pearl' against a deep blue ground, the interior with a central medallion painted with a further dragon and 'flaming pearl', the base... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2019

A rare pair of yellow-ground blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Kangxi marks and period (1662-1722)

Lot 506. A rare pair of yellow-ground blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Kangxi marks and period (1662-1722). Diameter 7 1/4 in., 18.4 cm. Estimate US$5,000 - US$7,000. Lot sold 22,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. each with deep rounded sides set over a slightly tapering foot and rising to an everted rim, the exterior painted in inky cobalt with two sinuous five-clawed dragons each in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' amidst flame scrolls and waves crashing into rocks below, the flame scrolls and some areas of the dragons raised... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2019

A rare underglaze-blue and copper-red 'West Lake' quadrangular vase, Kangxi Mark and Period (1662-1722)

Lot 317.A rare underglaze-blue and copper-red 'West Lake' quadrangular vase, Kangxi Mark and Period (1662-1722). Height 20 in., 50.8 cm. Estimate: US$50,000 - US$70,000. Lot Sold 112,500 US$. Courtesy Sotheby's. of square section and rectangular form tapering towards the base, finely painted in varying tones of blue with each panel featuring a different depiction of the West Lake; one with two boatmen in skiffs ferrying passengers about to pass one another in between a pair of large boulders, another panel... [Lire la suite]

11 mars 2019

A rare peachbloom-glazed 'chrysanthemum' bottle vase, jubanping, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 535. A rare peachbloom-glazed 'chrysanthemum' bottle vase, jubanping, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Height 8 1/2  in., 21.5 cm. Estimate USD 300,000 — 400,000. Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 exquisitely potted, the elegant ovoid body tapering to a short, slightly convex foot rim, the lower section encircled by a row of slender, upright chrysanthemum petals, molded and incised in low relief, swelling to a tall,... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2019

A green-glazed iron-red-ground 'dragon' dish, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the per

Lot 1718. A green-glazed iron-red-ground 'dragon' dish, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722); 8 5/8 in. (22 cm.) diam. Estimate $8,000 - $12,000. Price Realized $16,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. With shallow rounded sides, painted in the center with a four-clawed dragon leaping amidst flames as it reaches for a flaming pearl, the well and exterior similarly painted with two dragons in pursuit of flaming pearls, all in green glaze reserved against... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2019

A rare incised and green-glazed 'dragon' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the pe

Lot 1743. A rare incised and green-glazed 'dragon' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722); 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm.) diam. Estimate $20,000 - $30,000. Price Realized $27,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. With steep sides rising to the flared rim, finely incised on the exterior with two striding dragons in pursuit of pearls amidst clouds and flames and above crashing waves, all under a pale mint-green glaze. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong... [Lire la suite]
03 janvier 2019

A blue and white bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 163. A blue and white bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722); 20.3cm., 8in. Estimate 4,000 - 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 9,375 GBP. © Sotheby's 2013 the deep rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a wide everted rim, painted to the exterior with shaped cartouches enclosing figures.   Provenance: Collection of W.J. Holt.The Riesco Collection.Sotheby’s London, 23rd June 1970, lot 93.Sotheby’s London, 16th July 1985, lot 70. Exhibited: Chinese Blue and White Porcelain:... [Lire la suite]