10 octobre 2021

Porcelain from the collection of Winston F.C. and C.Z. Guest sold at Christie's New York 23 september 2021

Winston Frederick Churchill Guest, born in England in 1906 and named after his godfather and his father's best friend and cousin, Sir Winston Churchill, was raised in the company of great men. His father, Captain the Right Honourable Frederick E. Guest, a grandson of the 7th Duke of Marlborough, was a Member of Parliament and held the post of Britain's first Secretary of State for Air. His mother, Amy Phipps, daughter of Henry Phipps of Pittsburgh who was a philanthropist and partner at Carnegie Steel Corporation, harnessed her... [Lire la suite]

22 février 2021

A very rare coral-ground famille verte 'boys' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 716. A very rare coral-ground famille verte 'boys' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722); 8 ¼ in. (21 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 70,000 - USD 90,000. © Christie's 2021 The bowl is decorated with enamels and gilt on a coral-red ground, with four groups of four boys, some playing with a squirrel and others engaged in different leisurely pursuits, beside rocks and plantain on a continuous fenced garden terrace. Provenance: T. T. Tsui... [Lire la suite]
22 décembre 2020

A yellow-ground green-enamelled 'dragon' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue in double circles and of the period

  Lot 32. A yellow-ground green-enamelled 'dragon' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue in double circles and of the period (1662-1722). Diamètre: 9,7 cm. (3 ¾ in.). Estimate EUR 2,000 - EUR 3,000. Price realised EUR 3,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. Reposant sur un petit pied droit, l'extérieur est à décor de deux dragons aux corps noueux pourchassant la perle sacrée. L'intérieur est orné d'un caractère Shou à l'intérieur d'un cercle.  Provenance: Property... [Lire la suite]
04 décembre 2020

A very rare blue and white garlic-head vase, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 45. A very rare blue and white garlic-head vase, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722); 22.5cm (8 7/8in) high. Estimate £ 4,000-6,000. Sold for £ 5,687 (€ 6,299). Photo: Bonhams. The compressed globular body surmounted by a tall waisted neck terminating with a garlic-head mouth, finely painted in soft inky-blue tones with gnarled branches of prunus on a cracked-ice ground, between diaper-pattern bands and chilong on the neck, and fish amidst swirling waves on the body, the... [Lire la suite]
22 novembre 2020

A rare yellow-glazed incised bowl, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 30. A rare yellow-glazed incised bowl, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722); 12cm (4 3/4in) diam. Estimate £ 4,000-6,000. Sold for £ 6,312 (€ 7,061). Photo: Bonhams. Incised around the exterior with four floral medallions interspersed with billowing clouds above a band of upright lappets, all between a double incised line encircling the foot and rim, the interior similarly incised with a central floral medallion, all beneath a pale yellow glaze, save for the base left white. ... [Lire la suite]
21 novembre 2020

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

Lot 23. A yellow-glazed 'dragon' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722); 12cm (4 3/4in) diam. Estimate £ 4,000-6,000. Sold for 11,562 (€ 12,934). Photo: Bonhams. Finely potted with deep rounded sides rising to a flaring rim from a short straight foot, incised around the exterior with two striding five-clawed dragons in pursuit of a flaming pearl, the interior with a central dragon roundel, covered in a rich egg-yolk yellow glaze save the base glazed white, box. Provenance: a Swiss... [Lire la suite]

30 octobre 2020

A peachbloom-glazed beehive waterpot, taibaizun, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 295. A peachbloom-glazed beehive waterpot, taibaizun, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722); 12.6 cm. (5 in.) wide. Price estimate: HKD: 400,000 - 600,000 (USD: 51,600 - 77,400). Auction Result: HKD: 1,770,000. © 2020 China Guardian (HK) Auctions Co., Ltd. Provenance: Sir Joseph Hotung Family Trust collectionMarchant, London, 2002A distinguished European private collection. China Guardian (HK) Auctions Co., Ltd. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]
30 octobre 2020

A peachbloom-glazed seal paste box and cover, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 295. A peachbloom-glazed seal paste box and cover, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722); 7.5 cm. (3 in.) diam. Price estimate: HKD: 100,000 - 150,000 (USD: 12,900 - 19,400). Auction Result: HKD: 118,000. © 2020 China Guardian (HK) Auctions Co., Ltd. Provenance: Sotheby’s New York, 15 March 2017, lot 697. China Guardian (HK) Auctions Co., Ltd. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art: Part I, 2020 Autumn Auctions
26 octobre 2020

A wucai 'peony' jar, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze-blue and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 332. A wucai 'peony' jar, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze-blue and of the period (1662-1722); 9 in. (23 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 75,000 - HKD 85,000. Price realised HKD 125,000. © Christie's Images Limited 2020. Provenance: Sold at Sotheby’s Paris, 12 December 2013, lot 28. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 9 October 2020
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16 octobre 2020

Two copper-red and celadon-decorated carved blue and white beaker vases, Kangxi six-character marks and of the period

Lot 1572. Two copper-red and celadon-decorated carved blue and white beaker vases, Kangxi six-character marks in underglaze blue within double circles and of the period (1662-1722); 16 3/8 and 16 ¾ in. (41.5 and 42.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The neck is carved with a phoenix standing on a blue and celadon rock surrounded by peonies, the rounded mid-section is decorated with two chilong writhing amidst lingzhi, and the... [Lire la suite]