16 août 2019

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

Lot 716. A carved blue and white gu-form vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 17 ¼ in. (43.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  The vase is decorated with eight dragon roundels on a ground of carved peony blossoms. Provenance: Janis H. Palmer (1917-1984) Collection, Chicago. The Art Institute of Chicago, accessioned in 1986. Christie's. Chinese Art from The Art Institute of Chicago, New York, 12 September 2019

13 août 2019

A copper-red-glazed bottle vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722) 

Lot 1425. A copper-red-glazed bottle vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 15 3/8 in. (39 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. With compressed globular body and tall neck, covered with a crackle-suffused mottled glaze shading from dark to slightly greyish crushed strawberry-red color below a pale celadon-tinted glaze at the rim. Note: A copper-red-glazed vase of similar shape, but of slightly larger size (16 in. high), is illustrated in Collection of... [Lire la suite]
13 août 2019

A pair of Ming-style blue and white conical bowls, Kangxi period (1662-1722) 

Lot 1374. A pair of Ming-style blue and white conical bowls, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 8¾ in. (22.4 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 17,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Each with widely flared sides rising to the lobed rim, the interior painted with a central medallion of a fruiting and flowering peach branch below six flowers in the well and a narrow band of flower sprigs at the rim, the exterior with an upper register of six different fruiting and flowering branches above a lower... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2019

A rare relief-decorated copper-red-ground blue and white beaker vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722) 

Lot 1363. A rare relief-decorated copper-red-ground blue and white beaker vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 17¾ in. (45 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The tapering bulbous body with rounded, inverted mouth rim, covered overall in a glaze of lemon yellow tone, the interior and base glazed white.  Provenance: Acquired from Madame Langweil in Paris in the early 1900s. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2019

A blue and white Ming-style bowl, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 160. A blue and white Ming-style bowl, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795); 25.8cm., 10 1/8 in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot Sold 10,625 GBP. © Sotheby's the conical body rising from a high spreading foot rising to an everted rim, the interior painted with a central flower medallion below six flowers in the well and a narrow band of flower sprigs at the rim, the exterior similarly painted, with a thin band of key-fret below the rim and a band of... [Lire la suite]
08 août 2019

A gilt-decorated powder-blue ground rouleau vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 3203. A gilt-decorated powder-blue ground rouleau vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 17 3/4 in. (45 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 400,000. Price Realized HKD 325,000. © Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Decorated with variously-shaped panels framing qilin amid mountainscapes below a full moon, birds perched on flowering branches of prunus and magnolia, butterflies and dragonflies amid chrysanthemum and aster, and a myriad of 'precious antiques' all reserved on a mottled blue ground... [Lire la suite]

08 août 2019

An imperial gilt-bronze figure of Amitayus, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 3064. An imperial gilt-bronze figure of Amitayus, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 16 3/4 in. (43 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 2,000,000 - HKD 3,000,000. Price Realized HKD 6,260,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010  Finely and heavily cast seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus pedestal with beaded rim, dressed in loose robes delicately incised with meandering lotus scrolls at the borders and wearing princely ornaments of the sambhogakya form inset with various hardstones, the... [Lire la suite]
03 août 2019

A calcified jade carving of a deer group, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 3751. A calcified jade carving of a deer group, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 11.3 cm., 4 3/4  in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot sold 625,000 HKD. © Sotheby's finely carved in the form of a recumbent deer with its legs tucked beneath its body and a recumbent fawn held tight, the deer depicted grasping in its mouth a long leafy lingzhi spray extending over the body of the fawn, the calcified stone of pale buff colour accentuated with... [Lire la suite]
27 juillet 2019

A Dehua figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 406. A Dehua figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 38cm, 15in. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP. Lot sold 2,500 GBP. © Sotheby's seated on a rockwork throne holding a small boy in her lap, wearing a long flowing robe and hooded cowl, all flanked by a vase and a book perched on rockwork and above Longnu and Shoukai standing at the base, covered overall in a creamy-white glaze. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 14 May 2014
27 juillet 2019

A yellow-glazed 'bamboo' brushpot, bitong, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 404. A yellow-glazed 'bamboo' brushpot, bitong, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); the brushpot, 11.5cm., 4 1/2 in. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP. Lot sold 2,500 GBP. © Sotheby's of cylindrical form, naturalistically modelled as tall sections of bamboo tied together with a rope, glazed overall in yellow with brown markings, save for the base glazed white with an apocryphal Xuande mark, together with a yellow-glazed 'peony' washer, Kangxi period, and an aubergine-glazed 'peony'... [Lire la suite]