15 mai 2022

An underglaze-blue and red, wucai-decorated celadon-glazed vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

Lot 92. An underglaze-blue and red, wucai-decorated celadon-glazed vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 23.8 cm, 9⅜ in.. Lot sold 9,450 GBP (Estimate : 6,000 - 8,000 GBP). © Sotheby's 2022 the base inscribed with mark reading Shijin Tang zhi (Hall of Generations of Splendour). Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 11 May 2022

21 février 2022

A pair of French ormolu-mounted Chinese Imari porcelain pot-pourri vases by Escalier De Cristal, Paris, the porcelain Kangxi

Lot 216. A pair of French ormolu-mounted Chinese Imari porcelain pot-pourri vases by Escalier De Cristal, Paris, the porcelain Kangxi period; 8 in. (20.5 cm.) high. Price Realised GBP 8,750 (Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000). © Christie's 2022 Each of circular form decorated with the three friends of winter: prunus branches, bamboo and pine trees, mounted with a gadrooned rim, the lids with berry finials, raised on three s-scroll feet with lion masks to the gadrooned border in... [Lire la suite]
15 décembre 2021

A Pale Celadon-Glazed Incised ‘Lotus’ Brush Pot, Bitong, Kangxi Period, Wenzhang Shandou Mark

Lot 3591. A Pale Celadon-Glazed Incised ‘Lotus’ Brush Pot, Bitong, Kangxi Period (1662-1722), Wenzhang Shandou Mark. D 12cm. Sold for HKD 480,000/USD 61,538(Estimate HKD 150,000 - 250,000/USD 19,231 - 32,051). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited The sides are well carved with horned chilong with long undulating bodies and incised manes striding against a background of dense ruyi cloud scroll between narrow borders of double-line at the rim and bottom. It is covered with a glaze of soft... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2021

Sotheby's to offer three supremely important Ming and Qing Imperial seals

HONG KONG.- This April, Sotheby’s will bring to auction three of the most important Chinese seals ever to come to the market. Each one a priceless record of imperial Chinese history in its own right, together these three seals rank among the most important historical objects – of any period or geographic region – ever to appear at auction. Originally the preserve purely of the Emperors of China, imperial seals were used as a singular stamp of authority – akin to that of a signature – each one carved with language... [Lire la suite]
20 juin 2020

A rare large blue and white 'landscape' and inscribed jar, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi period, dated to the gengzi year (1720)

Lot 13. A rare large blue and white 'landscape' and inscribed jar, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi period, dated to the gengzi year (in accordance with 1720); 50,5 cm, 19¾ in. Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 EUR. Lot sold 35,000 EUR. Courtesy Sotheby's. l'imposante potiche de forme balustre, la panse décorée sur sa face d'un grand paysage montagneux animé de personnages cheminant vers un pavillon, sur l'autre face, un large poème titré 'l'Histoire du lettré ivre du pavillon' écrit par Ouyang Xiu... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2020

A rare imperial untailored gold brocaded silk twill court overcoat, gua, Kangxi period, late 17th century

Lot 3281. A rare imperial untailored gold brocaded silk twill court overcoat, gua, Kangxi period, late 17th century; 53 ¼ in. x 53 ¼ in. (135 cm. x 135 cm). Estimate $250,000 – 350,000 . Price Realized $269,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The yardage is finely worked in colored silk and gold threads with nine five-clawed dragons, with scales picked out in green and blue thread, each confronting a flaming pearl amidst green, blue, and red clouds. The hem is woven with rock formations rising from... [Lire la suite]

09 février 2020

A rare underglaze-black beaker vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, with apocryphal Jiajing six-character mark

A rare underglaze-black beaker vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, with apocryphal Jiajing six-character mark. Height 17 1/2  in., 44.5 cm. Photo Sotheby's. Provenance: Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York, 1999. Literature: R.M. Chait, "A Black and White Beaker-Shaped Vase," Far Eastern Ceramic Bulletin, September 1952, vol. IV, no. 3, serial no. 19, pp. 9-11. Note: The present vase offers an array of spiritual and auspicious imagery. The upper section focuses on the theme of longevity with deer... [Lire la suite]
30 janvier 2020

A pair of famille verte ewers and covers, Kangxi period, circa 1720

Lot 17. A pair of famille verte ewers and covers, Kangxi period, circa 1720; 9 ¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high, each. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 1,875. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2020 Richly enameled on each side with flowering prunus branches. Christie’s. Chinese Export Art Featuring the Tibor Collection, Part II, New York, 23 January 2020
03 octobre 2019

A rare famille-verte 'landscape' brushpot, Kangxi period, dated Renchen year, corresponding to 1712

Lot 906. A rare famille-verte 'landscape' brushpot, Kangxi period, dated Renchen year, corresponding to 1712. Diameter 7 1/4  in., 18.4 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot sold 56,250 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of slightly waisted cylindrical form, the exterior  enameled to one side with a rectangular panel enclosing a scene depicting the poet Su Shi seated at a table enjoying wine under the canopy of a sampan, an oarsman at the stern guiding the boat by towering boulders and... [Lire la suite]
02 juillet 2019

A pair of Chinese verte-imari armorial wine coolers for the Portuguese market, Kangxi period, circa 1720

Lot 51. A pair of Chinese verte-imari armorial wine coolers for the Portuguese market, Kangxi period, circa 1720; 22 in. (56 cm.) wide. Estimate GBP 60,000 - GBP 80,000 (USD 75,960 - USD 101,280).Price realised GBP 62,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Each colourfully decorated and highlighted in gilt with the coat-of-arms for the Sampaio e Melo family, surrounded by floral sprays and separated by a pair of gilt-bronze lion-mask and loose ring handles. Provenance: Probably commissioned for Francisco... [Lire la suite]