11 janvier 2019

A blue and white 'lotus' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722)

  Lot 1665. A blue and white 'lotus' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722); 7½ in. (19 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price Realized USD 52,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.  Well painted in bright tones of blue in the center of the interior with a lotus spray medallion repeated as a continuous frieze on the sides of the well and the exterior, below a narrow band of demi-lotus plants at the rim on... [Lire la suite]

11 janvier 2019

A copper-red and celadon-decorated blue and white carved baluster vase, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 1659. A copper-red and celadon-decorated blue and white carved baluster vase, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722); 17 3/8 in. (44.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price Realized USD 146,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. The well-potted body carved in relief with tree peony, chrysanthemum and asters growing from amidst a large rock formation, the details of the flowers picked out in red against the blue of the... [Lire la suite]
25 août 2018

A fine and rare doucai blue-ground dragon bowl, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 347. A fine and rare doucai blue-ground dragon bowl, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722); 5½ in. (14 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 60,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007 With deep rounded sides rising to a slightly everted rim, the exterior decorated with a green and an iron-red dragon shown racing through flames in pursuit of flaming pearls positioned above cruciform clouds, above a band of overlapping... [Lire la suite]
23 août 2018

A fine yellow and blue 'Dragon' dish, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (166

Lot 330. A fine yellow and blue 'Dragon' dish, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722); 9 7/8 in. (25 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 60,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007.  The interior decorated with a five-clawed dragon leaping amidst clouds and flames in pursuit of a flaming pearl, below dragons at similar pursuit in the well, and also on the exterior above a band of petal lappets, all in lemon... [Lire la suite]
23 août 2018

A blue and white Shou-character saucer dish, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 320. A blue and white Shou-character saucer dish, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722); 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 5,760. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007. With shallow rounded sides, the interior decorated in the center with a lotus spray surrounded by eight shou characters supported on lotus scroll, the exterior with two vignettes of bamboo, lingzhi and... [Lire la suite]
19 août 2018

A fine famille verte month cup, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722

Lot 364. A fine famille verte month cup, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722); 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 144,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007 Thinly potted with steep rounded sides rising to a flared rim, the exterior delicately painted with a hare sitting in grass under an osmanthus tree covered in yellow flowers, a poem on one side reading 'The branches continue to... [Lire la suite]

20 juin 2018

A rare famille verte jar, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 3998. A rare famille verte jar, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722); 8 1/2 in. (21.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000. Price Realized HKD 2,420,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011  Finely enamelled with a pair of pheasants perched on decorative rockwork beside a flowering magnolia tree, peonies and bamboo, amidst numerous birds and insects in flight or perched on branches, all between keyfret around the foot and a band of cartouches enclosing... [Lire la suite]
19 juin 2018

A rare blue and white winecup, Kangxi six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 3915. A rare blue and white winecup, Kangxi six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1662-1722); 3 in. (7.7 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 80,000. Price Realized HKD 400,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011    The deep bell-shaped beaker stands on a tall ring foot, finely painted to the exteior with fish among aquatic plants below mountains in the background, the interior with a medallion enclosing further aquatic plants emerging from... [Lire la suite]
19 juin 2018

A fine blue and white 'lotus' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 3914. A fine blue and white 'lotus' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1662-1722); 7 1/2 in. (19 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price Realized HKD 524,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011    Well painted in bright tones of blue in the center of the interior with a lotus spray medallion repeated as a continuous frieze on the sides of the well and the exterior, below a narrow band of demi-lotus flowers at the rim on the... [Lire la suite]
16 juin 2018

A pair of aubergine-glazed deep bowls, Kangxi six-character marks within double-circles and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 3703. A pair of aubergine-glazed deep bowls, Kangxi six-character marks within double-circles and of the period (1662-1722); 4 7/8in. (12.4cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 180,000 - HKD 250,000. Price realised HKD 680,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. With steeply rounded deep sides rising from a short foot, all under a deep purple-blue glaze thinning at the mouth rim, box. Provenance: Acquired by Wampoa in Guangdong in the 1890's and thence by descent. Property from the Collection of Ronald... [Lire la suite]