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]

19 janvier 2019

A set of four doucai 'South Sea Bubble' plates, Kangxi period, circa 1720

Lot 539. A set of four doucai 'South Sea Bubble' plates, Kangxi period, circa 1720; 8 ¼ in. (20.9 cm.) diameter. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 17,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  Each enameled with a Commedia dell'Arte figure wearing a chequered costume above a tiled floor, the border with a band of leaves in blue, green, iron-red and gilt. Property from Antoine Lebel. Note: The 'South Sea Bubble' was a rampant, widespread 1720s financial speculation... [Lire la suite]
19 janvier 2019

A set of four doucai 'South Sea Bubble' plates, Kangxi period, circa 1720

Lot 429. A set of four doucai 'South Sea Bubble' plates, Kangxi period, circa 1720; 8 ¼ in. (20.9 cm.) diameter. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 18,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  Each enameled with a Commedia dell'Arte figure wearing a chequered costume above a tiled floor, the border with a band of leaves in blue, green, iron-red and gilt. Provenance With Charles Perry Chinese Export Porcelain, Atlanta (two plates).  Note: The 'South Sea Bubble' was... [Lire la suite]
17 janvier 2019

A blue and white European subject cup, cover, and stand, Kangxi period, circa 1690

Lot 453. A blue and white European subject cup, cover, and stand, Kangxi period, circa 1690; 5 3/8 (13.6 cm.) diameter. Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000. Price realised US$2,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Each painted with the 'Queen Blanche' of France telling Louis XI, 'The Empire of Virtue stretches to the end of the world' (L'EMPIRE DE LA VERTU EST AB AU BOUT DE L'UNIVERS). Provenance: With Charles Perry, Atlanta. Literature: D.S. Howard, The Choice of the Private Trader,... [Lire la suite]
11 juin 2018

Deux grands plats en porcelaine de la Famille Verte, Dynastie Qing, époque Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 131. Deux grands plats en porcelaine de la Famille Verte, Dynastie Qing, époque Kangxi (1662-1722); 36,1 et 36,4 cm, 14 1/8  and 14 1/4  in. Estimation:  6,000 — 8,000 €. bUnsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. de forme polylobée, le centre décoré de rochers percés d'où émerge un large bouquet de pivoines et de chrysanthèmes autour duquel volettent des papillons et des insectes, l'aile agrémentée de douze cartouches décorés de bouquets et branchages fleuris, la base inscrite d'un... [Lire la suite]