24 août 2019

An unusual enameled deep 'lotus roundel' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 733. An unusual enameled deep 'lotus roundel' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722); 4 5/8 in. (11.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The deep, rounded sides are decorated in aubergine, pale bluish-green, white yellow and black on a rich green ground with roundels of lotus in different arrangements alternating with stylized ruyi-form clouds, all below a band of crashing waves and florets... [Lire la suite]

19 août 2019

Back on Kangxi monochome sold at Christie's New York, 19 March 2008

Lot 636. A peachbloom-glazed brush washer, tangluo xi, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722); 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 40,000. Price realised USD 157,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. The compressed globular body covered on the exterior with a glaze of crushed strawberry tone with minute brown spots (jiangdou hong) in contrast to the white rim and interior, wood stand, box. Provenance: Edward T. Chow.M.C. Wang Collection,... [Lire la suite]
19 août 2019

A peachbloom-glazed vase, liuye zun, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 729. A peachbloom-glazed vase, liuye zun, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722); 5 1/8 in. (13.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 The vase has an elegant, tapering, high-shouldered body covered in a glaze of pale greyish-pink color with some areas of moss-green mottling on the interior of the mouth. Provenance: Sarah G. Larson Collection.The Art Institute of Chicago, accessioned in 1980.  Note: The shape of this... [Lire la suite]
19 août 2019

A peachbloom-glazed brush washer, tangluo xi, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 728. A peachbloom-glazed brush washer, tangluo xi, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722); 4 5/8 in. (11.6 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 The compressed globular body is covered on the exterior with a glaze of mottled pale greyish-pink tone suffused with scattered green speckles. The interior and base are white.. Provenance: Kate Sturges Buckingham (1858–1937) Collection, Chicago, before 1926.The Art Institute of... [Lire la suite]
19 août 2019

A peachbloom-glazed domed waterpot, taibai zun, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 727. A peachbloom-glazed domed waterpot, taibai zun, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722); 4 7/8 in. (12.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 The domed body is incised with three archaistic dragon roundels and is covered with a glaze of mottled greyish-pink color shading to a darker grey above the foot. Provenance: Kate Sturges Buckingham (1858–1937) Collection, Chicago, before 1926.The Art Institute of Chicago, accessioned... [Lire la suite]
19 août 2019

A peachbloom-glazed brush washer, tangluo xi, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 726. A peachbloom-glazed brush washer, tangluo xi, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722); 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 The compressed globular body is covered on the exterior with a glaze of soft rose color suffused with pale green speckles and thins to a pale pink tone on one side of the body. The interior and base are glazed white. Provenance: Kate Sturges Buckingham (1858–1937) Collection,... [Lire la suite]

19 août 2019

A very rare clair-de-lune-glazed jar, zun, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722)

  Lot 725. A very rare clair-de-lune-glazed jar, zun, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722); 4 3/8 in. (11.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 The vessel is flanked by a pair of animal-mask handles and covered overall with a pale blue glaze suffused with fine crackles. Provenance: Kate Sturges Buckingham (1858–1937) Collection, Chicago, before 1924.The Art Institute of Chicago, accessioned as the Collection of Lucy... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2019

A yellow-glazed bowl, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 721. A yellow-glazed bowl, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722); 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.   The bowl is well potted with a deep, rounded body that rises to a slightly flared rim, and is covered inside and out with a glaze of rich egg yolk-yellow that pools darker above the foot.  Provenance: Janis H. Palmer (1917-1984) Collection, Chicago. The Art... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2019

A yellow-enameled blue-ground 'Dragon' dish, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 718. A yellow-enameled blue-ground 'Dragon' dish, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722); 9 7/8 in. (25.6 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  The interior is decorated with a five-clawed dragon writhing amidst clouds and flames in pursuit of a flaming pearl, below two further dragons chasing flaming pearls amidst clouds in the well, and the exterior is similarly decorated above a band of petal... [Lire la suite]
13 août 2019

An unusual small blue and white dish, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period

Lot 1460. An unusual small blue and white dish, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722); 6 1/8 in. (15.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 12,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The flared sides rounding up to the rim from the foot, painted on the interior with a butterfly flitting above chrysanthemum, rocks and bamboo, the exterior delicately incised with lotus blossoms. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art... [Lire la suite]