13 janvier 2020

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

Lot 1180. A blue and white 'phoenix tail' vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 18½ in. (47 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 12,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Both the baluster body and trumpet-shaped neck are painted in tones of rich underglaze blue with scenes of fishermen in mountainous river landscapes between dentil borders at the foot and mouth rim. A double circle in underglaze blue is on the base.  Provenance: Susan Dwight Bliss Collection.The... [Lire la suite]

13 janvier 2020

A pair of Ming-style doucai cups, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1203. A pair of Ming-style doucai cups, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 2¾ in. (7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 18,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Each has deep rounded sides that rise to a slightly everted rim, and is decorated in iron red, green, yellow and underglaze blue with four ruyi motifs separated by foliate spray spandrels. An apocryphal Wanli mark is on each base.  Provenance: Fong Chow (1923-2012) Collection, New York. ... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2020

A rare copper-red-glazed small Ming-style 'monk's cap' ewer and cover, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1204. A rare copper-red-glazed small Ming-style 'monk's cap' ewer and cover, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 5½ in. (14 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 109,350. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Made in imitation of Xuande prototypes, the ewer has a globular body and an elegantly arched spout that issues from the front of the neck and extends from the galleried 'monk's cap' rim opposite the strap handle that terminates in a ruyi head on the body and is... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2020

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

Lot 1405. A small blue and white meiping, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 6½ in. (16.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 10,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013.  The body is decorated in rich underglaze blue with a broad band of leafy floral scroll bearing two large flowers and buds between a narrow band of two flower sprigs above the foot and leafy meander on the high shoulder below the small neck with lipped rim. An apocryphal Xuande mark is on the countersunk center of the... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2020

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

Lot 1404. A small blue and white baluster vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 7 5/8 in. (19.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 6,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013.  The body is decorated on one side with a four-clawed dragon, and on the reverse with a carp, both shown leaping from wind-tossed waves and a lishui band between decorative borders and above a relief band of overlapping petals repeated on the rounded collar that encircles the neck. The mouth rim and... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2020

A rare blue and white molded double-gourd vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1378. A rare blue and white molded double-gourd vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 17 1/8 in. (43.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013.  Well painted in bright shades of underglaze blue, the lower bulb is decorated with six scenes of animals including a monkey, a buck deer, rams, and a lion, all within mountainous landscapes and within petal-shaped key-fret borders separated by flower heads above and various decorative borders below.... [Lire la suite]

02 janvier 2020

A rare pair of large carved white-glazed 'phoenix-tail' vases, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1351. A rare pair of large carved white-glazed 'phoenix-tail' vases, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 27 in. (68.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 37,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013  Each vase is potted with a baluster body and a tall neck rising to a flaring mouth rim. The exterior is carved with peony flowers borne on scrolling vines. Each has a double circle in underglaze blue on the base. Note: Compare the virtually identical single vase dated to the... [Lire la suite]
02 janvier 2020

A Langyao bottle vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1380. A Langyao bottle vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 14½ in. (36.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 60,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013  The compressed globular body and tall, tapering neck are covered with a crackle-suffused glaze of deep crushed-strawberry-red color falling in a thick line above the unglazed foot and thinning to a pale tone below the white rim. The base covered with a mottled copper-red and celadon glaze. Provenance: Private Collection,... [Lire la suite]
02 janvier 2020

A Langyao bowl, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1365. A Langyao bowl, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 8¼ in. (21 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 68,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013  The bowl is well potted with wide flaring sides rising to an everted rim, and covered in a deep red glaze of crushed-strawberry tone thinning at the mouth rim and foot to a pale celadon tone, which also covers the slightly convex base, cloth box. Provenance: J.M. Hu Collection. Note: The present bowl is rare in its close... [Lire la suite]
02 janvier 2020

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

Lot 1332. A large blue and white fish bowl, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 22½ in. (57.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013  The sturdily potted vessel is painted in brilliant tones of cobalt blue with a wide band of lotus meander on the deep sides beneath a thumb-grooved edge painted with classic scroll below the round lip. Provenance: Joseph Wei Galleries, Hartford, Connecticut, 1970s. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works... [Lire la suite]
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