29 juillet 2018

A white-glazed ‘Dragon’ dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 163. A white-glazed ‘Dragon’ dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter 8 5/8  in., 21.8 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 5,625 USD. Photo Sotheby’s. the interior carved with a central medallion of a writhing dragon amongst waves, the rounded sides with four different fish, applied overall with a slightly bluish-white glaze.  Provenance: Sotheby’s Hong Kong, 31st October 1995, lot 437. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 16... [Lire la suite]

29 juillet 2018

A rare white-glazed ‘Dragon’ vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 160. A rare white-glazed ‘Dragon’ vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 7 1/4  in., 18.3 cm. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 USD. Lot sold 6,250 USD. Photo Sotheby’s of slender ovoid form, the neck encircled at the base with three strings, the body carved with two dragons amongst waves, covered overall in a white glaze, apocryphal Xuande mark within double circles. Provenance: Acquired in Boston, 1976.  Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New... [Lire la suite]
26 juillet 2018

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

Lot 240. A famille verte 'Pheasant' dish, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 8 1/4 in. (20.9 cm.) diam. Estimation : GBP 1,000 - 2,000. Price Realised: GBP 1875.00 . © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The interior of the shallow dish is decorated with a long-tailed pheasant to the centre, surrounded by large floral sprays and rocks. The exterior is decorated with further rocks and peony sprays. The base is painted in cobalt blue to depict an auspicious symbol. Provenance: Private Dutch Collection,... [Lire la suite]
26 juillet 2018

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

Lot 237. A famille verte 'Figural' dish, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 10 1/2 in. (26.5 cm.) diam. Estimation : GBP 1,500 - 2,500. Price Realised: GBP 6000.00. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The dish is decorated to the interior with a garden scene featuring a mother and her two young boys at play beside a rooster, encircled by a border with cartouches enclosing auspicious emblems in reserve on a stylised geometric ground. The base has an auspicious mark painted in cobalt blue within a double... [Lire la suite]
26 juillet 2018

A famille verte 'Painting scroll' dish, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 236. A famille verte 'Painting scroll' dish, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 14 in. (35.5 cm.) diameter. Estimation : GBP 1,500 - 2,500. Price Realised: GBP 2125.00. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The dish is colourfully decorated with a partially unrolled scroll to the interior, beside a butterfly and branches of peony and chrysanthemum. The rim is decorated with shaped panels of further floral sprays, set against a green ground.  Provenance: Christie's New York, 23 January 2007, lot 24. ... [Lire la suite]
26 juillet 2018

A famille verte 'Butterfly and Flower' vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 233. A famille verte 'Butterfly and Flower' vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722). 6 5/8 in. (17 cm.) high. Estimation : GBP 1,500 - 2,500. Price Realised: GBP 5625.00. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The exterior of the vase is decorated in bright enamels with a large butterfly amongst flowers and rocks.  Provenance: English Collection, predominantly assembled in the 1980s and 1990s. Christie's. The Art of China: London Summer Edition, 11-19 july 2018

25 juillet 2018

A group of three blue and white dishes, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 232. A group of three blue and white dishes, Kangxi period (1662-1722). The larger 9 5/8 in. (24.5 cm.) diam. Estimation : GBP 800 - 1,200. Price Realised: GBP 875.00. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The group includes a foliate dish decorated with a basket of flowers, a foliate dish decorated with floral sprays and a circular dish painted with a large flowering tree. Two of the dishes have auspicious emblems to the base.  Christie's. The Art of China: London Summer Edition, 11-19 july 2018 ... [Lire la suite]
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25 juillet 2018

Two small blue and white vases and a 'fish' dish, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 230. Two small blue and white vases and a 'fish' dish, Kangxi period (1662-1722). The larger vase, 4 1/2 in. (11.5 cm.) high, the plate 10 in. (25.3 cm.) diam. Estimation : GBP 800 - 1,200. Price Realised: GBP 1250.00. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The group comprises: a small rouleau vase with long neck, decorated with auspicious antiquities to the body and an apocryphal Chenghua mark to the base; a small pear-shaped vase with 'ladies and flowers' and a 'fish and flower' dish with... [Lire la suite]
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25 juillet 2018

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

Lot 229. A blue and white vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 10 1/4 in. (26.5 cm.) high. Estimation : GBP 3,000 - 5,000. Price Realised: GBP 2500.00. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The vessel is decorated in bright shades of cobalt blue with cartouches enclosing floral sprays, surrounded by foliate designs. The base is decorated with an auspicious emblem within double circles.  Provenance: Belgian private collection. Christie's. The Art of China: London Summer Edition, 11-19 july 2018
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25 juillet 2018

A blue and white 'Venetian glass-inspired' twin-handled vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 228. A blue and white 'Venetian glass-inspired' twin-handled vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 7⅞ in. (20 cm.) high. Estimation : GBP 1,000 - 2,000. Price Realised: GBP 1000.00. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The vase has a tall neck flanked by elaborate openwork foliate handles and is decorated in vibrant shades of bright blue with a bold design of leafy flower blooms using cross-hatched shading techniques, below a band of birds perched on leafy stems encircling the neck.  Note: The vase... [Lire la suite]