24 juillet 2019

A rare three-color-glazed faceted beaker vase, fanggu, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 900. A rare three-color-glazed faceted beaker vase, fanggu, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 15 in. (38 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 10,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 Of square section, the flared, faceted mouth and lower body are covered in a deep brownish-aubergine glaze, the mid section in ochre and the projecting borders in green. The base is inscribed with an apocryphal Wanli mark and also covered in the aubergine glaze, while the foot is left in the biscuit. ... [Lire la suite]

24 juillet 2019

An underglaze-blue and green-glazed yellow-ground vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 895. An underglaze-blue and green-glazed yellow-ground vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 7 1/8 in. (43.5 cm) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 12,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The high-shouldered body is decorated in underglaze blue and two shades of green with a continuous scene of scholars in a mountainous, river retreat with towering pine trees on one side, all against a rich yellow ground. An apocryphal Chenghua mark is on the base. Property from the Collection of Nathan and Joan... [Lire la suite]
23 juillet 2019

A rare copper-red-decorated and celadon-glazed 'Hundred rib' jar, guan, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 892. A rare copper-red-decorated and celadon-glazed 'Hundred rib' jar, guan, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 10 3/8 in. (26.4 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 100,000. Price realised USD 149,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The jar is well potted and relief-decorated around the sides with a band of 'one hundred' ribs glazed in pale celadon below the rounded shoulder decorated with two copper-red dragons emerging from behind scrolling clouds delicately incised under the pale blue-tinged white glaze. The... [Lire la suite]
23 juillet 2019

A pair of unusual peachbloom-decorated powder-blue-ground bottle vases, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 889. A pair of unusual peachbloom-decorated powder-blue-ground bottle vases, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 8¼ in. (20.9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 Each vase is decorated with three leaf-shaped panels enclosing three mythical beasts, two sitting on their hind legs and facing one another and the third crouching, all with eyes picked out in underglaze blue, the base is unglazed.  Christie’s. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF... [Lire la suite]
23 juillet 2019

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

Lot 886. A Langyao bottle vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 17 3/8 in. (44.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 45,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 56,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The globular body and tall neck are covered inside and out with a crackled glaze of deep, rich, crushed-strawberry color thinning below the rim and falling in heavy droplets on the unglazed foot where some of the white underglaze is visible. The mouth rim and base are covered with a crackled white glaze, box. Provenance: The Earl Morse... [Lire la suite]
23 juillet 2019

An unusual copper-red-decorated 'fish' jar, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 885. An unusual copper-red-decorated 'fish' jar, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 11¾ in. (30 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 22,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The heavily potted, ovoid jar has a short, rounded rim, and is decorated in copper red of a dark tone with two winged dragon/carp, each leaping in the midst of four fish of different kinds, all with underglaze-blue eyes, wood stand. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong in the 1950s-1960s.  Note: A jar of similar... [Lire la suite]

22 juillet 2019

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

Lot 860. A blue and white 'phoenix tail' vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 18½ in. (47 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 12,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The body and tall trumpet-shaped neck are decorated with continuous scenes of deer and cranes amidst tall trees and rocky mountains, all within line borders. Provenance: Alfred E. Guntermann (1943-2013) Collection.  Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 18 – 19 September... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2019

Two blue and white brush pots, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 858. Two blue and white brush pots, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 7 and 7¼ in. (18 and 18.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 22,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  One is decorated in underglaze blue with two panels enclosing scenes of fishermen and scholars in mountainous river landscapes. The other is decorated with four rectangular panels with canted corners depicting mountainous river landscapes executed in underglaze blue with faint copper-red details, all reserved on... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2019

A famille verte 'phoenix tail' vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 857. A famille verte 'phoenix tail' vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 17 7/8 in. (45.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 37,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The trumpet-shaped neck is decorated with a fenced garden scene showing a qilin and a phoenix beside branches of peonies, above further mythical beasts including a dragon, aqilin and a winged deer on the body.  Provenance: Alfred E. Guntermann (1943-2013) Collection.  ... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2019

An unusual green, mauve, yellow and black-glazed 'sanduo' dish, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 856. An unusual green, mauve, yellow and black-glazed 'sanduo' dish, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 6 3/8 and 5 3/8 in. (16.2 and 13.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 6,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The interior is decorated with three fruiting branches, including pomegranate, and possibly orange, while branches of peach and finger citron are on the exterior. An apocryphal Xuande mark is on the base. Together with a small green and yellow-glazed 'dragon'... [Lire la suite]