24 décembre 2022

Inspirational Colours from the the V.W.S. collection sold at Christie's Paris

When the owners of the current collection invited Daniel Pasgrimaud - who has been described by Daniel Alcouffe, a former Director of the Department of Art at the Louvre Museum, as ‘one of the greatest decorators of our time’ - to decorate their house on the Riviera in 1990, Pasgrimaud took inspiration from a number of the Chinese pieces in the collection. On the one hand, the pale celadon green of Chinese jades informed the colour palette of the grand salon, while the clear tones of Chinese monochrome porcelains provided inspiration... [Lire la suite]

08 décembre 2022

A peachbloom-glazed brush washer, tangluoxi, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 25. A peachbloom-glazed brush washer, tangluoxi, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722); 11.5cm (4 1/2in) diam. (2). Sold for HKD 444,000 (Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 200,000). © Bonhams 2001-2022 Well potted with low rounded sides incurved at the mouth and supported on a low tapering foot, the exterior covered with a 'peachbloom' glaze of brilliant crimson tone with an attractive mottling of lighter pink and green shades, the interior and recessed base left white, the... [Lire la suite]
15 novembre 2022

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

Lot 24. A rare blue and white 'Romance of the Western Chamber' square vase, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722); 49.8cm (19 1/2in) high. Sold for £35,580 (Estimate £30,000 - 40,000). © Bonhams 2001-2022 Heavily potted with four tapering sides surmounted by a waisted cylindrical neck with flaring mouth-rim, the body painted in bold tones of cobalt-blue with a scene of a gentleman with a queue holding a fly-whisk and seated before a dignitary in front of a screen, another side with a... [Lire la suite]
09 novembre 2022

An exceptionally rare blue and white '384 shou' brushpot, bitong, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period

Lot 13. An exceptionally rare blue and white '384 shou' brushpot, bitong, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722); 17cm (6 3/4in) diam. Sold for £277,500 (Estimate £80,000 - 120,000). © Bonhams 2001-2022 The cylindrical vessel rising from a grooved foot ring, painted around the exterior of the straight walls in vibrant tones of cobalt-blue with 384 Shou ('longevity') characters in various calligraphic styles of seal script.  Provenance: J.J. Lally & Co.... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2022

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

Lot 644. A large yellow-glazed bowl, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722); Diamètre: 30,5 cm. (12 in.). Price Realised EUR 25,000 (Estimate EUR 6,000- EUR 10,000). © Christie's 2021 Provenance: Christie's London, 9 November 2007, lot 313.Property from a Private UK Collection. Christie's. Art of Asia, New York, 1 Dec - 14 Dec 2021
04 janvier 2022

A blue and white 'boys' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 67. A blue and white 'boys' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722); 7 in. (17.6 cm.) diam. Price Realised USD 16,250 (Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000). © Christie's 2021 The mouth rim is mounted with a metal band. Provenance: Acquired in Ireland, 1977. Christie's. Art of China and Japan, New York, 1 Dec - 14 Dec 2021

03 janvier 2022

A small yellow-ground aubergine and green-enameled 'dragon' dish, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period

Lot 65. A small yellow-ground aubergine and green-enameled 'dragon' dish, Kangxi six-character mark in aubergine enamel within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722); 41⁄4 in. (10.8 cm.) diam. Price Realised USD 5,000 (Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000). © Christie's 2021 Provenance: Acquired in Ireland, 1999. Christie's. Art of China and Japan, New York, 1 Dec - 14 Dec 2021
23 décembre 2021

A famille verte and iron-red decorated ‘birthday’ dish, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 2925. A famille verte and iron-red decorated ‘birthday’ dish, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722); 6 in. (15.2 cm.) diam. Price realised HKD 500,000 (Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000). © Christie's 2021 The dish is finely decorated to the centre with a scholar standing in a rocky landscape holding a long staff and accompanied by an attendant. The everted rim is encircled by iron-red floral blooms and butterflies. ... [Lire la suite]
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]