04 décembre 2020

A near pair of blue and white 'Bajixiang' bowls, Qianlong seal marks and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 50. A near pair of blue and white 'Bajixiang' bowls, Qianlong seal marks and of the period (1736-1795); Each 18.5cm (7 1/4in) diam. Estimate £ 8,000-12,000. Sold for £ 21,312 (€ 23,606). Photo: Bonhams. Each with deep rounded sides rising from a short foot to a gently flaring rim, the exterior painted with four ruyi-bordered roundels enclosing stylised characters reading Wanshou wujiang (Boundless long life), interspersed with lotus sprays supporting beribboned bajixiang, the... [Lire la suite]

04 décembre 2020

A near pair of blue and white 'dragon' bowls, Qianlong seal marks and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 48. A near pair of blue and white 'dragon' bowls, Qianlong seal marks and of the period (1736-1795); Each 17cm (6 3/4in) diam. Estimate £ 2,000-3,000. Sold for £ 13,812 (€ 15,299). Photo: Bonhams. Each potted with deep rounded sides rising to a flared rim, painted to the exterior in vivid shades of blue with two sinuous five-clawed dragons striding amongst scrolling flames and billowing clouds, the interior with a central medallion enclosing a further dragon amidst flames, wood stands. Note:... [Lire la suite]
22 novembre 2020

A rare copper-red glazed stem bowl, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 31. A rare copper-red glazed stem bowl, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 12cm (4 3/4in) diam. Estimate £ 4,000-6,000. Sold for £ 12,562 (€ 14,053). Photo: Bonhams. Finely potted with a flared rim to the wide, curving well and raised on a tall conical foot, covered with a glaze of crushed-raspberry tone to the interior and exterior, the rim and interior of the foot left white, the interior of the foot with a single line of seal script. Provenance: a European private... [Lire la suite]
21 novembre 2020

A very rare white glazed 'cut-through' 'lotus' bowl, Qianlong seal mark and of the period

Lot 28. A very rare white glazed 'cut-through' 'lotus' bowl, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 13.5cm (5 1/4in) diam. Estimate £ 30,000-50,000. Sold for £ 43,812 (€ 49,011). Photo: Bonhams. Thinly potted with rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a gently flared rim, delicately pierced around the body with a broad band of scrolling lotus blooms, applied overall with a transparent unctuous glaze revealing the white body and intricate design. Provenance: P. Parizel... [Lire la suite]
21 novembre 2020

A celadon arrow vase, touhu, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 28. A celadon arrow vase, touhu, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 15.2cm (6in) high. Estimate £ 2,500-3,500. Sold for £ 6,062 (€ 6,781). Photo: Bonhams. Of flattened form, the compressed globular body supported on a slightly splayed foot and rising to a tall waisted neck, the shoulder applied with a pair of tubular handles, covered overall with a thick greenish-blue glaze. Provenance: a European private collection, and thence by descent. Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art,... [Lire la suite]
21 novembre 2020

A rare flambé-glazed bottle vase, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

  Lot 23. A rare flambé-glazed bottle vase, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 17cm (6 3/4in) high. Estimate £ 8,000-12,000. Sold for £ 16,312 (€ 18,248). Photo: Bonhams. The compressed globular body rising from a short, slightly splayed foot to a long tapering neck flaring at the rim, attractively glazed in rich tones of cherry-red, purple and shaded turquoise, the base with a vitreous burgundy-red glaze streaked with deep lavender-blue, incised seal mark. Provenance: a... [Lire la suite]

21 novembre 2020

A rare teadust-glazed bottle vase, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

  Lot 26. A rare teadust-glazed bottle vase, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 18.8cm (7 3/8in) high. Estimate £ 15,000-20,000. Sold for £ 21,312 (€ 23,841). Photo: Bonhams. The globular body rising from a spreading foot to a tapering neck and everted rim, covered overall in an olive-green coloured glaze flecked with a fine yellow mist, the base with a six-character seal mark beneath a brown glaze. Provenance: a European private collection, and thence by descent. ... [Lire la suite]
03 octobre 2020

A rare and unusual famille rose lotus-root-form brush rest, Qianlong two-character incised seal mark and of the period

Lot 864. A rare and unusual famille rose lotus-root-form brush rest, Qianlong two-character incised seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 3 in. (7.7 cm.) long. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 6,875. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Modeled as a slender lotus root with three nodes that forms the base from which rise a lotus leaf, a blossom and a bud, the incised reign mark is on the base. Provenance: The George de Menasce (1891-1967) Collection.The George de Menasce Collection, Part II; Spink... [Lire la suite]
14 avril 2020

A fine and rare painted enamel hexagonal square vase, Blue enamel Qianlong seal mark and of the period

Lot 225. A fine and rare painted enamel hexagonal square vase, Blue enamel Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 16cm (6 2/8in) high. Estimate £ 8,000-12,000. Sold for £ 42,500 (€ 48,708). Courtesy Bonhams. Elegantly proportioned, of archaistic bronze shape rising from a spreading foot, finely enamelled in colours with a profusion of scattered sprigs of floral blooms and fruits surrounding rococo panels incorporating butterflies, foliage, berries and apple-style fruits, all on a... [Lire la suite]
14 avril 2020

A rare blue and white foliate shaped 'lingzhi' bowl, Qianlong seal mark and of the period

Lot 129. A rare blue and white foliate shaped 'lingzhi' bowl, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 11.5cm (4 1/2in) diam. Estimate £ 4,000-6,000. Sold for £ 5,000 (€ 5,710). Courtesy Bonhams. With flared mouth and foliated rim, painted with simulated 'heaping and piling', the fluted sides with six lingzhi sprigs beneath stylised foliage and above a lotus scroll band, the interior with a further lingzhi sprig within a double ring to the well, the thin glaze stopping evenly above the foot,... [Lire la suite]