18 décembre 2016

A fine and rare underglaze copper-red 'mallet' vase,yaoling zun, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period

Lot 2936. A fine and rare underglaze copper-red 'mallet' vase,yaoling zun, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722). Estimate 15,000,000 - HKD 20,000,000 (USD 2,000,000 - USD 2,600,000). Price realised HKD 11,860,000 (USD 1,529,655). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2011. Exquisitely potted with high shoulders tapering towards the foot, finely decorated in a soft copper-red with four roundels positioned above a band of upright blades rising from a... [Lire la suite]

31 octobre 2016

A peachbloom-glazed seal-paste box and cover, yinse he, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period

Lot 43. A peachbloom-glazed seal-paste box and cover, yinse he, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722). Estimate GBP 50,000 - GBP 80,000 (USD 60,900 - USD 97,440). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. The circular box and cover is covered overall with a soft mottled peachbloom glaze, with paler tones around the sides. The recessed base is glazed in white. 2 7/8 in. (7.4 cm.) diam. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 8 November 2016, London,... [Lire la suite]
15 octobre 2016

A copper-red decorated 'peony' water pot, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 159. A copper-red decorated 'peony' water pot, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722). Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000 (USD 25,911 - USD 38,867). Price Realised HKD 62,500(USD 8,095). Photo Christie’s Images Limited 2016. The water pot is painted on either side of the exterior with a single peony blossom in copper red. 5 in. (12.8 cm.) diam., box. Christie’s. Sale 12557. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 4... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2016

A rare small black-glazed pear-shaped vase, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 1355. A rare small black-glazed pear-shaped vase, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722). Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The exterior is covered with a lustrous black glaze in contrast to the white rim and interior. 8 in. (20.2 cm.) high Note: Compare the similar Kangxi-marked vase of comparable height (7 5/8 in.) sold at Christie's New York, 22-23 March 2012, lot 2098.. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]
31 août 2016

An underglaze copper-red and blue 'mallet' vase, yaoling zun, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period

Lot 920. An underglaze copper-red and blue 'mallet' vase, yaoling zun, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722). Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000.  Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The high-shouldered body is finely painted in copper red with four circular medallions in the form of archaistic mirrors positioned above a band of upright blades rising from a herringbone band divided and outlined by fine lines in pale underglaze blue, beneath the tall, slightly waisted neck which rises... [Lire la suite]
25 août 2016

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

Lot 918. A peachbloom-glazed amphora, liuye zun, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722); 6 ¼ in. (15.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 425,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The vase has an elegant, tapering, high-shouldered body covered in a glaze of crushed-strawberry-red color with some areas of pale green mottling. The lower body is fitted with a gilt-metal band, which extends past the foot.  Provenance: Mary Stillman... [Lire la suite]

25 août 2016

A peachbloom-glazed seal paste box and cover, yinse he, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period

Lot 917. A peachbloom-glazed seal paste box and cover, yinse he, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722). Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 75,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The box and cover are of cushion form and are covered with a mottled and speckled glaze of apple-green color suffused with pale blush stopping neatly above the foot. 2 5/8 in. (7.2 cm.) diam.  Provenance: Mary Stillman Harkness (1874-1952) Collection.The... [Lire la suite]
25 août 2016

A very rare peachbloom-glazed 'three-string' vase, laifu zun, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period

Lot 916. A very rare peachbloom-glazed 'three-string' vase, laifu zun, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722). Estimate USD 700,000 - USD 900,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The high-shouldered, tapering vase is molded with three bow-strings on the base of the trumpet-form neck, and is covered overall in a glaze of soft pink tone with red speckling on the body and inner mouth rim. 8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm.) high.  Provenance: Mary Stillman Harkness (1874-1952)... [Lire la suite]
25 août 2016

A peachbloom-glazed beehive-form water pot,taibai zun, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period

Lot 915. A peachbloom-glazed beehive-form water pot, taibai zun, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722). Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The domed body is incised with three dragon roundels and covered with a glaze of soft crushed-strawberry red tone which shades to a pale greenish-beige on one side and around the neck, in contrast to the white rim. 5 in. (12.7 cm.) diam.  Provenance: Mary Stillman Harkness (1874-1952)... [Lire la suite]
25 août 2016

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

Lot 914. A peachbloom-glazed brush washer, tangluo xi, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722). Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The compressed globular body is covered on the exterior with a glaze of soft rose color suffused with pale green speckles and thinning to a pale pink tone on one side of the body. The interior and base are white. 3 ¼ in. (8.3 cm.) diam. Provenance: Bluett & Sons, London (according to label). Mary... [Lire la suite]