16 septembre 2019

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

Lot 1098. A large blue and white rouleau vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 29 ¾ in. (75.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 40,000. Price realised USD 125,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The vase is decorated in rich tones of cobalt blue with a continuous scene of a banquet within a pavilion, with warriors gathered on the steps below, surrounded by trees and rocks on either side. The neck is decorated with three panels enclosing figural scenes including a scholar in a mountainous landscape,... [Lire la suite]

15 septembre 2019

A massive blue and white jardinière, Kangxi period (1662-1722), with cyclical date corresponding to 1717

Lot 1091. A massive blue and white jardinière, Kangxi period (1662-1722), with cyclical date corresponding to 1717; 23 in. (58.4 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 262,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The deep, bell-shaped body is decorated on one side with a scene of two scholars playing weiqi in a canopied boat with attendants at the stern, drifting down a tranquil river in a mountainous landscape. The reverse is inscribed with the Chi Bi Fu (Ode... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2019

A famille-verte 'Immortals' rouleau vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 905. A famille-verte 'Immortals' rouleau vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 17  3/8  in., 44.1 cm. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 USD. Lot sold 100,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the cylindrical body set over a low straight foot and rising to a constricted neck and galleried rim, the body painted in bright enamels and gilt with Liu Hai lunging and holding a three-legged toad emitting a stream of vapor from its mouth, beside him one of the Hehe Erxian dancing and... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2019

A rare famille-verte biscuit 'landscape' rouleau vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 898. A rare famille-verte biscuit 'landscape' rouleau vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 16 1/2  in., 42 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 212,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. well-painted and enameled in shades of green, blue and aubergine with a continuous scene of scholars in an idyllic mountainous landscape, some seated in their studios, one on horseback on a grassy bank, a pair conversing on a hill, the sky and water left in the biscuit, the shoulder with... [Lire la suite]
25 août 2019

A large 'Langyao' bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 44. A large 'Langyao' bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 16 3/4  in., 42.5 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the globular body rising to a tall attenuated neck, glazed overall in a deep burgundy mottled with crimson, stopping neatly above the straight foot to reveal the buff body, the interior and base glazed white and suffused with a network of fine crackle, wood stand (2). Provenance: Alice Boney, New York, 10th March 1980.Collection of... [Lire la suite]
25 août 2019

Kangxi Monochrome sold at Sotheby's New York, 18 March 2008

Lot 124. A 'Peach-Bloom' Waterpot, Kangxi Mark and Period (1662-1722); height 3 1/2 in., 8.9 cm. Estimate 7,000 — 9,000 USD. Lot sold 13,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the domed vessel with short, slightly waisted neck and slightly flared lip, all on a low foot ring, the body incised with three roundels depicting stylized dragons, the exterior with a mottled mushroom-pink glaze pooling to brick-red above the foot, scattered dark-green speckling. Lot 147. A large 'Langyao' bottle vase,... [Lire la suite]

24 août 2019

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

Lot 617. A rare famille verte ewer, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 6¾ in. (17.1 cm.) long. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 22,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. Modeled as a mythical beast standing on all fours with a short, curved spout issuing from behind its open jaws bordered by molded curls, beneath pricked ears and a short horn, with painted red spirals and green-glazed molded scrolls decorated with dragons on the body, the chest ribbed and the tail hollowed and open at the tip. ... [Lire la suite]
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24 août 2019

A large famille verte dish, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 734. A large famille verte dish, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 15 5/8 in. (39.6 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 112,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The dish is decorated in the center with a female immortal with an attendant and a deer pulling a cart, the exterior with iron-red shou characters, and the base is inscribed with an apocryphal Chenghua mark.  Provenance: Ralph M. Chait, New York, no. 3707 (according to label).Mary (1904-1981) and Leigh... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2019

A Langyao pear-shaped vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 720. A Langyao pear-shaped vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 10 ¼ in. (26 cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 137,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.   The vase is raised on a tall spreading foot and covered overall with a mottled, crackled glaze of crushed strawberry tone thinning to a pale celadon color at the mouth rim and stopping neatly above the foot ring. The base and interior are covered with a transparent crackled glaze of pale celadon tone.  ... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2019

A small Langyao meiping, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 719. A small Langyao meiping, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 6 ¾ in. (17.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 137,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.   The high-shouldered vase is covered overall with a mottled glaze of rich, crushed-strawberry tone.  Provenance: Carrie H. (1859-1937) and Martin A. (1856-1932) Ryerson Collection, Chicago.The Art Institute of Chicago, accessioned in 1937.  Christie's. Chinese Art from The Art Institute of... [Lire la suite]