03 novembre 2019

A blue-ground yellow-enamelled 'dragon' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 32. A blue-ground yellow-enamelled 'dragon' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722); 5 ½ in. (14 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 20,000 (USD 19,425 - USD 25,900). Price realised GBP 43,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The exterior is decorated with two five-clawed dragons amongst clouds and flames chasing the flaming pearl, all above a band of overlapping petals encircling the foot rim. The interior is similarly decorated with a central... [Lire la suite]

03 novembre 2019

A blue and white 'Romance of the Western Chamber' dish, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 111. A blue and white 'Romance of the Western Chamber' dish, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722); 13 1/8 in. (33.3 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 10,000 (USD 7,770 - USD 12,950). Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The deeply potted dish is decorated to the interior with a scene from Xi Xiang Ji, Romance of the Western Chamber. The exterior is decorated with two large bamboo sprays enclosing the channelled foot. The base has a... [Lire la suite]
12 octobre 2019

A yellow-ground aubergine and green-enamelled ‘dragon’ dish, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 39. A yellow-ground aubergine and green-enamelled ‘dragon’ dish, Kangxi six-character mark in aubergine enamel within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722); 5 ¼ in. (13.2 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 70,000. Price realised HKD 56,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 Property from the Quek Kiok Lee Collection. Provenance; Sold at Sotheby’s Hong Kong, 20 November 1975, lot 502. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art... [Lire la suite]
02 octobre 2019

A large blue and white gu-form beaker vase, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 22. A large blue and white gu-form beaker vase, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722); 17 ¼ in. (43.8 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 200,000 (USD 19,232 - USD 25,643). Price realised HKD 175,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 Property of the Quek Kiok Lee Collection.  Provenance: Sold at Sotheby’s London, 3 July 1973, lot 94. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including the Quek... [Lire la suite]
02 octobre 2019

A fine blue and white 'butterfly' bell-shaped wine cup, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 198. A fine blue and white 'butterfly' bell-shaped wine cup, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722); 3 in. (7 cm.) high, box. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 400,000 (USD 38,465 - USD 51,286). Price realised HKD 675,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 Provenance: The John Strong Collection (by label). Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including the Quek Kiok Lee Collection, Hong Kong, 9... [Lire la suite]
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. Price realised USD 100,000 © 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... [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. Price realised 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.  ... [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. Price realised USD 27,500. © 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... [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. Price realised USD 125,000. © 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... [Lire la suite]