11 avril 2018

A wucai brush pot, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 2262. A wucai brush pot, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 200,000. Price realised HKD 250,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The cylindrical brush pot is enamelled on the exterior, within a double-line border, with three ladies seated within a pavilion observing a distant landscape. The other side is decorated with three iron-red seals and a short poetic inscription followed by two characters, Qi Xia. Note: The inscription is a short poem,... [Lire la suite]
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06 avril 2018

A fine and extremely rare large underglaze-blue rouleau vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

  Lot 2132. A fine and extremely rare large underglaze-blue rouleau vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 30 1/4 in. (76.8 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000. Price realised HKD 1,940,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The cylindrical body is finely painted in vibrant cobalt blue to depict a continuous landscape scene. It is detailed with a pair of majestic phoenix perched on reticulated rockwork among blooming peony, magnolia and prunus trees with kingfishers flying overhead.... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2018

A very rare carved blue and white 'Prunus' baluster vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722) 

Lot 2131. A very rare carved blue and white 'Prunus' baluster vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 17 3/8 in. (44 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 1,100,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The exterior is finely painted with a blossoming prunus tree, with the trunk and branches in pale blue and the blossoms reserved in white on areas of underglaze-blue, below a narrow band of pine needles encircling the high shoulder. The neck is similarly executed with budding... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2018

A large celadon-glazed carved 'Chilong' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 3210. A large celadon-glazed carved 'Chilong' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 75.8 cm, 29 7/8  in. Estimate 1,000,000 — 1,500,000 HKD (104,318 - 156,478 EUR). Lot Sold 1,125,000 HKD (116,409 EUR).  © Sotheby's 2018 sturdily potted with a baluster body surmounted by a tall trumpet neck flaring at the rim, the neck crisply carved with two chilong writhing sinuously amidst undulating scrolls issuing curling leaves and lingzhiblooms, the... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2018

A finely carved celadon-glazed brush pot, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 2298. A finely carved celadon-glazed brush pot, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 6 in. (14.9 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 250,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 Of cylindrical form, the brush pot is well carved with two sinuous chilong striding amongst lingzhi sprigs and scrolling foliage beneath a chevron border. The recessed base is painted with an artemesia leaf in underglaze blue, Japanese wood box. Provenance: John Sparks... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2018

A very rare pale celadon-glazed chrysanthemum vase, juban ping, Kangxi period (1662-1722) 

Lot 2114. A very rare pale celadon-glazed chrysanthemum vase, juban ping, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 8 1/2 in. (21.8 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 250,000. Price realised HKD 860,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The ovoid body is moulded with a band of chrysanthemum petals above the ring foot, surmounted by a tall neck flaring towards the. It is covered overall in an even pale green glaze. The white base is inscribed in underglaze-blue with an apocryphal Chenghua six-character... [Lire la suite]

26 mars 2018

A blue and white beaker vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722).

Lot 307. A blue and white beaker vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 8 7/8  in., 22.5 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000. Lot sold 18,750 USD. © Sotheby's modeled after archaic gu, the flaring neck painted in blue washes accented with deep blue cobalt illustrating a scholar sitting on a riverbank by twin pines and rocks, the globular center section with two large quatrefoil cartouches respectively enclosing a scholar fishing riverside and another walking a mountain... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2018

A blue and white ‘Immortals’ bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 327. A blue and white ‘Immortals’ bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter 6 1/4  in., 15.9 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000. Lot sold 18,750 USD. © Sotheby's the widely flared sides painted to the exterior in bright cobalt tones with the Eight Daoist Immortals traversing a landscape to greet Shoulao, the interior with a 'scholar in landscape' medallion, the rim dressed with dark brown, the base with an apocryphal six-character Jiajing mark within a double circle, coll. no.... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2018

A blue and white 'Landscape' yen yen vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 384. A blue and white 'Landscape' yen yen vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 18 1/2  in., 47 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000. Lot sold 35,000 USD. © Sotheby's the waisted lower body rising to a rounded shoulder surmounted by a trumpet neck, the body painted in bright cobalt tones with a riverside mountainous landscape, a scholar and attendant carrying a qin strolling amid secluded cabins and thatch-roof pavilions surrounded by old pines and soaring... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2018

A powder-blue-ground 'Immortals' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 369. A powder-blue-ground 'Immortals' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 16 7/8  in., 42.8 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000. Lot sold 35,000 USD. © Sotheby's of slender baluster form, the body decorated all around with the Eight Daoist Immortals carrying their respective attributes through an ethereal azure expanse, Shoulao flying into the scene on the back of a crane, each of the figures modeled in white slip incised and enameled for naturalistic effect, three... [Lire la suite]