01 juillet 2020

A blue and white Ming-style 'lotus' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue in double circle and of the period

Lot 119. A blue and white Ming-style 'lotus' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue in double circle and of the period (1662-1722). Diamètre: 16 cm. (6 ¼ in.). Estimate EUR 6,000 - EUR 8,000. Price realised EUR 10,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Orné d'une frise de grecque à la bordure du col, l'extérieur du bol est à décor d'une bande de pétales de lotus stylisés autour du pied. L'intérieur est rehaussé d'une fleur à quatre pétales entourée par des rinceaux stylisés ; petite... [Lire la suite]

11 juin 2020

A rare Ming-style blue and white 'day lily' dish, Xuande six-character mark, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

A rare Ming-style blue and white 'day lily' dish, Xuande six-character mark, Yongzheng period (1723-1735); 15.9cm (6 2/8in) diam. Asking price: £22,000. © Bonhams. Finely potted with shallow rounded sides supported on a short tapered foot, decorated to the interior in rich tones of cobalt blue simulating the 'heaping and piling' effect, with a central roundel enclosed within a double circle painted with a flowering day lily with prominent upright pollen-bearing anthers, surrounded by dense foliage issuing... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2020

A fine Ming-style yellow-ground blue and white conical bowl, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 2168. A fine Ming-style yellow-ground blue and white conical bowl, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 10 1/8 in. (26 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price Realized USD 23,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.   The bowl is well potted with widely flaring sides rising from a spreading foot to the everted rim. The interior is delicately painted with a central medallion enclosing a leafy spray of dianthus below... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2020

A fine and magnificent Ming-style blue and white moonflask, Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 1319. A fine and magnificent Ming-style blue and white moonflask, Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795); 14 3/8 in. (36.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 6,500,000 - HKD 7,500,000. Price Realized HKD 8,520,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2006.   Sturdily potted after a fifteenth-century metal prototype with a slightly domed front and a flattened back, well painted in bright tones of cobalt-blue to each side at the centre with a trigram, Qian on... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2020

A rare Ming-style blue and white moonflask, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 2167. A rare Ming-style blue and white moonflask, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 14 3/8 in. (36.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price Realized USD 93,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.   The vase has one convex and one flat side, and is supported on a rectangular foot. The convex face has a central domed medallion decorated with a trigram encircled by two dragons within key-fret and ruyi-head borders,... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2020

A rare small Ming-style wucai 'ducks' bowl, Kangxi-Yongzheng period (1662-1735)

Lot 2122. A rare small Ming-style wucai 'ducks' bowl, Kangxi-Yongzheng period (1662-1735); 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price Realized USD 18,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The thickly potted, shallow bowl has rounded sides that rise to a flaring rim. The exterior is finely decorated in delicate shades of yellow, green, iron-red and underglaze-blue with four ducks swimming in a pond divided by lotus sprays and reeds, all above a band of lappets... [Lire la suite]

25 mars 2020

A Ming-style blue and white bottle vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3129. A Ming-style blue and white bottle vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 37 cm., 14 1/2 in. Estimate 350,000 — 450,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,040,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. the globular body rising from a short spreading foot to a tall elegant waisted neck, moulded around the body with double fillets and a further single fillet at the stepped shoulder, finely painted in rich 'heaped and piled' cobalt-blue tones with a composite flower scroll band, all between lotus lappet... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2020

A very rare Ming-style yellow-ground blue and white facetted vase, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 3390. A very rare Ming-style yellow-ground blue and white facetted vase, Yongzheng six-character mark within double circles and of the period (1723-1735); 6 5/8 in. (16.2 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 4,000,000 - HKD 6,000,000. Price Realized HKD 6,640,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The vase is finely painted in washed tones of cobalt blue and simulated 'heaping and piling' with a continuous leafy meander of morning glories in various stages of bloom around the square body with... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2020

A fine and rare small Ming-style doucai 'dragon' jar, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795)

Lot 3387. A fine and rare small Ming-style doucai 'dragon' jar, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795); 4 1/2 in. (11.5 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 700,000. Price Realized HKD 1,060,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Of compressed globular form, the jar is decorated in Chenghua-style with two winged dragons in underglaze-blue striding amidst flames and separated by clouds in green enamel between petal lappet borders painted in yellow. The countersunk base is inscribed with... [Lire la suite]
03 mars 2020

A fine Ming-style blue and white cylindrical jar and cover, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 2004. A fine Ming-style blue and white cylindrical jar and cover, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 200,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010. Well painted in the Ming-style to simulate 'heaping and piling', the main register on the mid-body decorated with five lotus blooms, each flower encircled by its stem and set within a star-pattern formed by ten rhomboid petals, all against a complex geometric... [Lire la suite]