01 septembre 2015

A white-glazed carved cylindrical brush pot, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

A white-glazed carved cylindrical brush pot, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate $10,000 – $15,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The sides are well-carved with leafy, blossoming peony scroll, and covered with a transparent glaze that also covers the interior and base around an unglazed ring that encircles the countersunk center which is inscribed with an apocryphal Jiajing mark. 6 ¼ in. (15.8 cm.) high Provenance: Mary Eddy Jones (1902-2000), Oklahoma, acquired in 1950s-60s, and thence by descent within the... [Lire la suite]

01 septembre 2015

A rare pair of green, yellow and aubergine-glazed cups, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

A rare pair of green, yellow and aubergine-glazed cups, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate $20,000 – $30,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each has deep sides rising from a rounded bottom to the flared rim and is covered on the exterior with a deep egg yolk-yellow glaze and on the interior with a rich green glaze, while the chilong that forms the handle is glazed aubergine. 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm.) wide across handle, wood stands, box Note: A very similar cup, but with yellow-glazed interior and exterior,... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2015

A mirror-black-glazed vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

A mirror-black-glazed vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate $12,000 – $18,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The vase has a slender, high-shouldered, tapering body that flares at the foot, and a trumpet-shaped neck. The exterior is covered with a lustrous black glaze in contrast to the white interior. 18 in. (45.8 cm.) high Provenance: The Chinese Porcelain Company, New York. Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 17 - 18 September 2015, New York, Rockefeller Plaza
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30 août 2015

An Imperial yellow satin brocade tibetan -style 'dragon' robe (chuba), Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

An Imperial yellow satin brocade tibetan -style 'dragon' robe (chuba), Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. constructed in Tibet from Chinese Kangxi period imperial yellow silk brocade, the design dominated by eight complete five-clawed dragons grasping flaming pearls on the front, back and shoulders, with four partial dragons on the sleeves, superimposed against a ground of interconnected clouds and small dragons, woven in gold and multi-colored threads, all above a... [Lire la suite]
28 août 2015

A pair of export famille verte boys riding qilins, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

A pair of export famille verte boys riding qilins, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate $60,000 – $80,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The laughing boys are modeled in mirror image seated astride their mythical beast, each holding a peach in one hand. The qilin dragon heads are glazed a soft yellow and their lightly-molded scaly coats are green with iron-red flames. 11 in. (28 cm.) high Provenance: With Frank Partridge & Sons. Ltd, London.The Price Collection; Sotheby's London, 14 November... [Lire la suite]
28 août 2015

A group of three famille verte saucer dishes, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

A group of three famille verte saucer dishes, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate $5,000 – $8,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The group is comprised of a pair of dishes enameled with blossoming prunus trees and enameled on their backs are four lotus sprigs, and a third dish depicting a pair of peacocks, its back with floral sprigs and a wan-fret border. 12 ¼ in. (31.1 cm.) diameter, the largest Provenance: The James E. Sowell Collection, Dallas, Texas. Christie's. MANDARIN & MENAGERIE:... [Lire la suite]


28 août 2015

A pair of export famille verte phoenix head ewers and covers, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

A pair of export famille verte phoenix head ewers and covers, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate $25,000 – $40,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The ewers are modeled with lobed, paneled bodies, decorated with flowering plants and colorful patterning. The flower-form covers have a notched inner rim. 10 ¼ in. (26 cm.) high Provenance: Frank Partridge & Sons, Ltd., London. Collection of Sir Henry Price.Sotheby's, London, 14 November 2000, lot 347. The James E. Sowell Collection,... [Lire la suite]
28 août 2015

A pair of famille verte bowls, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

A pair of famille verte bowls, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate $7,000 – $9,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each bowl is decorated with a peony and flowering branch overlaid with persimmon-shaped panel enclosing a figure on a riverbank, watching birds in flight above the river. The opposite side is decorated with a scroll-shaped panel enclosing a lengthy inscription. The interior of the everted mouth rim is decorated with a scroll-border of four panels enclosing composite flower sprigs, each separated by dense... [Lire la suite]
28 août 2015

An iron-red and gilt-decorated cup, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

An iron-red and gilt-decorated cup, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate $4,000 – $6,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The deep cup is decorated on one side with a carp leaping from tumultuous waves scattered with prunus blossoms beneath a constellation and the moon. The reverse is inscribed with a couplet describing the scene, and two seals which read qing yi (pure pleasure), and mushi ju (the residence of wood and stone). 4 ½ in. (10.8 cm.) high Provenance: Christie's Amsterdam, 8 May 2001,... [Lire la suite]
25 août 2015

A 'Langyao' baluster vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

A 'Langyao' baluster vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the slender baluster body rising from a spreading foot to a waisted neck flaring at the rim, the exterior covered in a vitreous raspberry-red glaze pooling slightly at the foot and draining to white at the rim, suffused with a network of fine crackle throughout, the interior and underside of the base covered with a crackled ivory-colored glaze. Height 18 in., 45.7 cm Property from the collection... [Lire la suite]