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]

17 avril 2019

A very large pair of rose-Imari dishes, Kangxi period, circa 1720

Lot 55. A very large pair of rose-Imari dishes, Kangxi period, circa 1720; 18 ¼ in. (46.4 cm.) diameter. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The centers with densely packed, symmetrically arranged flowering vine bearing small pink leaves, on the well pink diaper pattern and the rims with large lotus blooms growing from curling cobalt blue leaves. Provenance: With The Chinese Porcelain Co., New York. Literature: William R.... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2019

A rare inscribed blue and white brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, dated dingmao year, corresponding to 1687

Lot 512. A rare inscribed blue and white brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, dated dingmao year, corresponding to 1687. Diameter 7 in., 17.6 cm. Estimate US$50,000 — 70,000. Lot sold 62,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. stoutly potted, of cylindrical form inscribed around the exterior in underglaze blue with the preface, Song Meng Dongye Xu (Farewell to Meng Dongye), written by the Tang dynasty scholar official Han Yu, accompanied by an inscription... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2019

A famille-verte yen-yen vase, Kangxi period, circa 1700

Lot 795. A famille-verte yen-yen vase, Kangxi period, circa 1700; 29 3/4 in., 75.6 cm. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 USD. Lot sold 120,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. of tall baluster form with ovoid body tapering to a flared foot and set with an elongated neck with a trumpet mouth, vibrantly painted in famille-verte and famille-jaune enamels with magpies perched on and fluttering about blossoming prunus branches, with bamboo stalks and small flowers springing... [Lire la suite]
26 février 2019

A magnificent Imperial rhinoceros horn 'nine dragon' libation cup, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

Lot377. A magnificent Imperial rhinoceros horn 'nine dragon' libation cup, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 7 3/8 in., 18.6 cm. Estimate 150,000 — 250,000 USD. Lot sold 180,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the very large horn displaying a superb polish and generous proportions, the dark amber-brown material lightening towards the rim to a glossy honey-russet tone, carved in an outstanding fashion with a flared quatrefoil-section libation cup tapering evenly towards a slightly... [Lire la suite]