19 janvier 2019

A rare black-ground 'trumpeter' plate, Qianlong period, circa 1745 

Lot 534. A rare black-ground 'trumpeter' plate, Qianlong period, circa 1745; 9 in. (22.8 cm.) diameter. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  With two Turkish musicians, possibly inspired by or after Cornelis Pronk, gilt spearhead at the rim, all on a lustrous black ground. Property from Antoine Lebel.  Note: Howard and Ayers, (China For the West, vol.1, p.305) suggest that this was undoubtedly a specially... [Lire la suite]

19 janvier 2019

A 'Seamstress' teapot, cover and stand, Qianlong period, circa 1750

Lot 557. A 'Seamstress' teapot, cover and stand, Qianlong period, circa 1750; 7 ¼ in. (18.4 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 1,500 - USD 2,500. Price realised USD 1,375. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  Grisaille and gilt decorated with a seamstress seated in an interior. Property from Antoine Lebel.  Christie's. Chinese Export Art Featuring the Hodroff Collection, Part IV, New York, 17 January 2019
19 janvier 2019

A grisaille Portrait plate, Qianlong period, circa 1740

Lot 556. A grisaille Portrait plate, Qianlong period, circa 1740; 9 in. (22.8 cm.) diameter. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 3,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  Possibly Lord Cecil of Burghley, with his hound and shotgun, inscribed 'PETRUS DE WOLFF PETR FIL'. Property from Antoine Lebel.  Christie's. Chinese Export Art Featuring the Hodroff Collection, Part IV, New York, 17 January 2019. John Cecil, 6th Earl of... [Lire la suite]
19 janvier 2019

A large grisaille Hunting bowl, Qianlong period, circa 1750

Lot 553. A large grisaille Hunting bowl, Qianlong period, circa 1750; 16 in. (40.6 cm.) diameter. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 7,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  With a continuous hunting scene showing the mounted men and their pack. Property from Antoine Lebel.  Christie's. Chinese Export Art Featuring the Hodroff Collection, Part IV, New York, 17 January 2019.
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19 janvier 2019

A grisaille 'Cape of Good Hope' plate, Qianlong period, circa 1740

Lot 425. A grisaille 'Cape of Good Hope' plate, Qianlong period, circa 1740; 8 7/8 in. (21.3 cm.) diameter. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000. Price realised USD 5,625. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  Enameled with Dutch ships in Table Bay, with Table Mountain, Devil's Peak and Signal Hill in the distance. Provenance: With Charles Perry Chinese Export Porcelain, Atlanta.  Christie's. Chinese Export Art Featuring the Hodroff Collection, Part IV, New York, 17 January 2019
19 janvier 2019

A grisaille and gilt 'Hongs of Canton' punchbowl, Qianlong period, circa 1785

Lot 424. A grisaille and gilt 'Hongs of Canton' punchbowl, Qianlong period, circa 1785; 14 in. (35.5 cm.) diameter. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 18,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  A continuous scene of the Canton waterfront, small junks moored in the foreground and the foreign factories flying their flags, the interior with the British East Indiaman 'PITT', named on the stern. Provenance: Acquired from The Art Exchange, New York, in 1952 The... [Lire la suite]

18 janvier 2019

A rare grisaille and gilt European subject coffee-pot and cover, Qianlong period, circa 1765

Lot 344. A rare grisaille and gilt European subject coffee-pot and cover, Qianlong period, circa 1765; 8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 1,500 - USD 2,500. Price realised USD 2,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  With a monk hiding a girl in a bundle of wheat, the scene known as 'Provender for the Monastery'. The Leo and Doris Hodroff Collection.  Christie's. Chinese Export Art Featuring the Hodroff Collection, Part IV, New York, 17 January 2019. ... [Lire la suite]
18 janvier 2019

A grisaille Resurrection plate, Qianlong period, circa 1745

Lot 342. A grisaille Resurrection plate, Qianlong period, circa 1745; 8 ¾ in. (22.2 cm.) diameter. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000. Price realised USD 3,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  The religious subject finely painted in the center in tones of black enamel enriched with gilt highlights, a crowd of mourners and onlookers below Christ and the two thieves and the Roman soldiers gambling in the foreground, the borders detailed strapwork with cornucopiae and trailing vine. ... [Lire la suite]
18 janvier 2019

A grisaille Crucifixion plate, Qianlong period, circa 1745

Lot 340. A grisaille Crucifixion plate, Qianlong period, circa 1745; 8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm.) diameter. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000. Price realised USD 1,875. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  The religious subject finely painted in the center in tones of black enamel enriched with gilt highlights, a crowd of mourners and onlookers below Christ and the two thieves and the Roman soldiers gambling in the foreground, the borders detailed strapwork with cornucopiae and trailing vine. The Leo... [Lire la suite]
17 janvier 2019

A large blue and white 'Porcelain production' charger, Qianlong period, circa 1740

Lot 449. A large blue and white 'Porcelain production' charger, Qianlong period, circa 1740; 23 15 3/8 in. (39.1 cm.) diameter. Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000. Price realised US$3,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Workers refining the clay, the reverse with underglaze blue 23. Provenance: The Mottahedeh Collection; Sotheby's, New York, 19 October 2000, lot 192. The Leo and Doris Hodroff Collection.  Christie's. Chinese Export Art Featuring the Hodroff Collection, Part... [Lire la suite]