27 juillet 2016

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

Lot 114. A blue and white bowl, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016  The bowl is decorated on the exterior with lotus, peony, prunus and chrysanthemum sprays, all below a carved diaper band beneath the rim. The interior is decorated with the immortal He Xiangu on the well and babao around the raised, dome-shape center. 7 ½ in. (19 cm.) diam. Two firing cracks on the interior and a few pin prick holes; a few short glaze gaps on the exterior; a few imperfections... [Lire la suite]
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26 juillet 2016

A blue and white 'Prunus and Bamboo' vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 113. A blue and white 'Prunus and Bamboo' vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016  The vase is painted with a large prunus branch beside rocks and bamboo. The mouth is mounted with a later white metal rim and cover with a stylised floral design. 9 in. (23 cm.) high including later white metal cover. Approx. half of the foot rim has been restored, with associated overspraying to the base. This is possibly to conceal chips. Although the mount to the mouth rim cannot... [Lire la suite]
26 juillet 2016

A blue and white phoenix-tail vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 110. A blue and white phoenix-tail vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016  The vase in decorated with four phoenix in flight amongst peony blossoms on a scrolling leafy ground. The base is marked with a double circle in underglaze blue. 18 in. (46 cm.) high. A triangular section of the mouth rim is missing measuring max. approx. 1.2cm x 2cm. Large triangular section of the rim and neck has been broken and visibly re-attached measuring max. 38cm diameter and 13.5cm... [Lire la suite]
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26 juillet 2016

A set of seven blue and white fluted 'Sea creatures' dishes, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 75. A set of seven blue and white fluted 'Sea creatures' dishes, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The interior of each dish is decorated in shades of blue to depict a crab in the centre surrounded by fish, shells and weeds. The exterior is painted with clusters of associated foliage surrounding a mark within double-circles. 8 ¼ in. (21 cm.) diam. There is a small section to the rim of one dish that has been out and restuck, measuring approx. 2.5 x 1 cm. There are a few minor... [Lire la suite]
25 juillet 2016

A pair of blue and white moulded candlesticks, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 72. A pair of blue and white moulded candlesticks, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 Each candlestick is decorated with a rectangular mouth atop a spiralling stem, all upon a foliate base. Each section is decorated with floral panels, scrolls, and insects in flight amongst flower sprays. 5 ½ in. (14 cm.) high. Light scratches and surface wear in keeping with its age. One candlestick: has a chip to the chip measuring max. approx. 1cm x 0.8cm. Some light fritting to the rim... [Lire la suite]
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25 juillet 2016

A pair of blue and white 'European ladies' vases, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 70. A pair of blue and white 'European ladies' vases, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 Each vase is decorated with two scenes enclosing European ladies in long robes admiring a peony in a jardiniere, all below a band of prunus and bamboo. Each vase is painted with an artemisia leaf to the base. 7 ¼ in. (8.5 cm.) high. Both vases have some minor crackling to the glaze, which occurred during the making. One vase: There are two tiny chips to the foot rim. The other... [Lire la suite]
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21 juillet 2016

A blue and white hanging jardinière, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 6. A blue and white hanging jardinière, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimation: USD 800 - 1,200. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The jardinière is decorated on the exterior with two panels, one with a boatman in a landscape and the other with a fisherman in riverscape, all beneath a ruyi border. 9 ¼ in. (23.5 cm.) diam. A fine rim crack which extends approximately half way down the body - two star cracks to the base, visible on both the interior and exterior - four drilled hanging... [Lire la suite]
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21 juillet 2016

A famille verte bowl, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 5. A famille verte bowl, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimation: USD 1,500 - 2,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The rounded jar has an everted rim and is painted on the exterior with two panels, one with fishermen in a landscape and another with two scholars and an attendant in a garden scene; both panels are reserved on a green ground with composite floral sprays. 11 in. (28 cm.) diam. Scattered firing spots to the rim and the interior - fritting with some small chips to the rim - few minor... [Lire la suite]
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21 juillet 2016

A blue and white 'Phoenix' dish, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1. A blue and white 'Phoenix' dish, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimation: USD 8,000 - 12,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The dish is decorated on the interior with a phoenix roundel at the center, surrounded by eight alternately ascending or descending phoenixes. The exterior is decorated with three phoenixes in flight. An apocryphal Jiajing mark within a double circle is on the base within the unglazed channeled foot. 13 ¼ in. (33.7 cm.) diam. A restored section to the rim with possible use of... [Lire la suite]
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20 juillet 2016

A Dehua 'Blanc-de-Chine' beaker vase, gu, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 497. A Dehua 'Blanc-de-Chine' beaker vase, gu, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's of archaic bronze form, supported on a splayed foot and surmounting by a wide trumpet neck flaring at the rim, the central slightly protruding section bordered with two pairs of thin raised fillets, the exterior covered overall with a smooth creamy-white glaze; 27 cm., 10 5/8  in.  Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 03 Dec 2015