21 mai 2018

A famille noire 'Five dragon' dish, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 195. A famille noire 'Five dragon' dish, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 7 in. (17.7 cm.) diam.  Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 7,000. Price realised GBP 11,250 © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The dish is decorated to the centre with a famille noire panel enclosing a five-clawed dragon chasing the flaming pearl amongst flame and cloud scrolls, surrounded by two striding dragons chasing the flaming pearl on a green ground. The exterior is decorated with two further striding dragons, all... [Lire la suite]

18 mai 2018

A 'Langyao' red-glazed vase, Guanyinzun, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 241. A 'Langyao' red-glazed vase, Guanyinzun, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 40.4cm (15 7/8in) high. Estimate £8,000 - 12,000. Sold for £ 16,250 (€ 18,608) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2018 Elegantly potted with rounded shoulders rising from an elongated tapering base and spreading foot to a short cylindrical neck and slightly flared mouth, covered with a lustrous crackle-suffused red glaze thinning at the neck to a cream tone, the recessed base and interior both applied with a translucent pale blue glaze. ... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2018

A rare Imperial light-blue ground silk dragon vest, xiapei, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 77. A rare Imperial light-blue ground silk dragon vest, xiapei, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 135cm (53 1/8in) long. Estimate £20,000 - 30,000. Sold for £ 50,000 (€ 57,240) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2018 The vest finely woven in shades of blue, red, green, yellow and gold-wrapped thread with four ascending five-clawed sinuous dragons striding above rocks and auspicious objects amidst crashing waves, the design repeated on the reverse with two ascending dragons beneath a third larger front-facing dragon... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2018

A celadon-glazed anhua-decorated bowl, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

  Lot 176. A celadon-glazed anhua-decorated bowl, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 6 ½ in. (16.3 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 4,000 (USD 2,702 - USD 5,404). Price realised GBP 11,875. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  The bowl is covered with a celadon glaze that thins at the rim to a creamy white tone and pools in the incised decoration of leafy lotus scrolls to the exterior. The white-glazed base has an apocryphal Zhengde mark. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2018

A yellow-glazed vase and cover, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 127. A yellow-glazed vase and cover, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 13 ¾ in. (35 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000 (USD 6,755 - USD 10,808). Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  The vase is potted with a broad shoulder and slightly flaring neck. The domed cover is surmounted by a conical finial. It is covered all over with an unctuous deep yellow glaze, wood stand. Provenance: Private Dutch Collection, acquired prior to 1976, and then by descent within the family. ... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2018

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

Lot 230. A blue and white rouleau vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 44.5cm (17 1/2in) high. Estimate £ 4,000 - 6,000 (€ 4,500 - 6,800). Sold for £ 10,000 (€ 11,451) inc. premium © Bonhams 2001-2018 The cylindrical body rising to a short neck under a stepped rim encircled by geometric bands, painted in vivid shades with a continuous landscape scene with three scholars meeting at a riverside headland, a further scholar walking to a sampan, surrounded by craggy rocks and gnarled pine trees... [Lire la suite]

12 mai 2018

A pair of famille-verte baluster jars and covers, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 133. A pair of famille-verte baluster jars and covers, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 64 cm, 25 1/8  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot Sold 25.000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the rounded sides of each rising from a slightly spreading foot to a waisted neck and everted rim, painted with shaped panels of figures in interiors, on a green ground of vases and precious objects, above lappet panels of flowers at the base, the covers Samson. Quantité: 4. Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
12 mai 2018

A famille-verte lobed dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 81. A famille-verte lobed dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 35.5 cm, 14 in. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the rounded lobed sides rising from a short tapering foot to an everted barbed rim, brightly enamelled to the interior with a medallion enclosing a pair of long-tailed crested birds, one perched on rockwork beneath the other in flight, encircled at the rim by flower-filled lotus-lappet panels. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 16 may... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2018

A group of five blue and white foliate-rimmed dishes, China, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 973. A group of five blue and white foliate-rimmed dishes, China, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 8 ½ in (21.6 cm.) across. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 7,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  Each decorated in the center with a flowering tree and birds, enclosed by floral-filled panels. Literature: R. Ellsworth et al., The David and Peggy Rockefeller Collection: Arts of Asia and Neighboring Cultures, New York, 1993, vol III, pp. 156-157, no. 96 (part... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2018

A famille verte biscuit libation cup, China, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 977. A famille verte biscuit libation cup, China, Kangxi period (1662-1722);4 ¾ in. (12 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 20,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  Shaped in imitation of a lotus leaf with two handles formed as twisting branches issuing peony flowers, the exterior decorated with two phoenixes and cranes in flight and ducks swimming amid lotus, all on a pale-green ground, the interior with scattered tiny fish in black enamel, softwood stand. ... [Lire la suite]