16 juin 2017

A blue and white "phoenix tail" vase with lotus decoration, China, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 337. A blue and white "phoenix tail" vase with lotus decoration, China, Kangxi period (1662-1722), height 46 cm.  Estimate CHF 6,000 / 9,000 (€ 5 560/8 330). Sold for CHF 6 000 (hammer price). © Koller Zurich Slender vase with contrasting neck. The under-glass-bubbled decor depicts lotus blossoms on the neck and the bulbous wall with creeping stems and leaves. Geometrically-abstract borders separate the decorative fields from each other and frame them. Koller Zurich. Asian Art:... [Lire la suite]

16 juin 2017

A famille verte rouleau vase decorated with a pair of phoenixes, China, Kangxi period

Lot 341. A famille verte rouleau vase decorated with a pair of phoenixes, China, Kangxi period, height 46.5 cm. Estimate CHF 8,000 / 12,000 (€ 7 410/11 110). Sold for CHF 8 000 (hammer price). © Koller Zurich The circulating decor in the colors of the Famille verte, with little gold hewn, prominently shows a pair of phoenixes in front of overgrown peonies. Another pair of birds sitting on a blossoming cherry branch, in the background flying small birds. A grid border on the shoulder sets... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2017

A gilt-bronze figure of a Sadaksari Avalokiteshvara, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 174. A gilt-bronze figure of a Sadaksari Avalokiteshvara, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722), 24.5 cm, 9 5/8  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 60,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.  the figure seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base, the principle hands in namaskaramudra, the secondary hands holding a flower and a bhodi bead, the serene face bearing a compassionate expression with eyes cast downwards, the hair neatly drawn up in... [Lire la suite]
10 mai 2017

A gilt-bronze cloisonné enamel cong-form vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 22. A gilt-bronze cloisonné enamel cong-form vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722), 12 5/8 in. (32 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 20,000 (USD 19,425 - USD 25,900). Price realised GBP 18,750 (USD 24,262). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The vase is modelled after an archaic form, each face of the long rectangular body is decorated with three lotus with scrolling foliage on a turquoise ground, divided by squared flanges with further evenly spaced flanges embellishing the faces. The flared rim... [Lire la suite]
09 mai 2017

A pair of famille-verte 'Dragon' bowls, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 234. A pair of famille-verte 'Dragon' bowls, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722), 18.8 cm, 7 3/8  in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.  each body with deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to a slightly everted rim, brightly enamelled around the exterior with two pairs of dragon and carp leaping from waves in pursuit of a flaming pearl, the interior with a flaming pearl encircled by flower sprays and Buddhist emblems at the rim, the base with an... [Lire la suite]
09 mai 2017

A large famille-verte 'Deer and Crane' dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 232. A large famille-verte 'Deer and Crane' dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722), 38.5 cm, 15 3/16  in. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.  boldly painted in bright enamels depicting a spotted deer in a grove with pine, bamboo springing from rocks, and lingzhi, a crane gliding overhead and a gilded sun and swirling clouds in the distance, within a border of four oval floral panels reserved on a red diaper ground, the flat, broad rim with six cranes in... [Lire la suite]

09 mai 2017

A fine pair of doucai 'Ming-style' jars, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 222. A fine pair of doucai 'Ming-style' jars, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722), 13 cm, 5 1/8  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.  each compressed globular body rising from a recessed base to a short straight neck, brightly enamelled around the exterior with leafy floral camellia sprays issuing from three jagged rocks, divided by smaller sprays and butterflies, the base with an apocryphal six-character Chenghua mark Note: A closely related jar,... [Lire la suite]
29 avril 2017

A Blanc-de-Chine figure of Guandi on horseback, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 206. A Blanc-de-Chine figure of Guandi on horseback, Kangxi period (1662-1722), 27cm (10 5/8in) high. Estimate £2,500 - 3,500 (€3,000 - 4,100). Photo: Bonhams. The figure modelled wearing armour beneath his robe, wearing a cap with two braids falling on his shoulders, facing to one side and sitting astride a horse with full trappings. Provenance: an Italian private collection Note: Compare with a similar, but smaller, blanc-de-chine figure of Guandi on horseback, Kangxi, illustrated by... [Lire la suite]
28 avril 2017

A verte imari 'narrative' jar and cover, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 101. A verte imari 'narrative' jar and cover, Kangxi period (1662-1722), 24 in. (61 cm.) high overall. Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 20,000 (USD 19,290 - USD 25,720) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017.  The jar is boldly decorated with large shaped panels enclosing narrative scenes, separated by scrolling iron-red and gilt lotus on a blue ground. The shoulder is decorated with a trellis band with cartouches enclosing sea creatures, and the neck is with a band depicting scholars in a mountainous landscape. The... [Lire la suite]
27 avril 2017

A rare famille verte bottle vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 187. A rare famille verte bottle vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 17.2cm (6 3/4in) high. Estimate £15,000 - 20,000 (€18,000 - 24,000). Photo: Bonhams. The compressed globular body supported on a tall splayed channelled foot rising to a long slender neck and gently everted rim, the exterior enamelled with a scholar leaning on a rocky platform and holding a cup, under a leafy tree, all beneath a three-line poem describing the scene and entitled 'Yin Yue Tu'. Note: 清康熙 五彩「飲月圖」長頸瓶 Inscribed on the bottle... [Lire la suite]