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]
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]
05 avril 2020

A pair of iron-red-decorated blue and white 'dragon' dishes, Qianlong seal marks and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 2163. A pair of iron-red-decorated blue and white 'dragon' dishes, Qianlong seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price Realized USD 118,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.   Each has rounded sides that rise to a slightly everted rim, and is decorated on the interior with a roundel of an iron-red dragon leaping against a ground of wind-tossed waves and on the exterior with a similar... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2020

A pair of unusual copper-red-glazed bowls, Qianlong seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 2192. A pair of unusual copper-red-glazed bowls, Qianlong seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 6½ in. (16.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price Realized USD 35,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  Each bowl is potted with deep, rounded, flaring sides, and is covered on the exterior with a glaze of crushed-strawberry-red color that thins in areas to pale greenish-white below the rim. The interior is white. Note: Two other pairs of... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2020

A rare simulated gold and silver-inlaid bronze tripod bowl, Qianlong relief-carved seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 2179. A rare simulated gold and silver-inlaid bronze tripod bowl, Qianlong relief-carved seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 10¼ in. (26.2 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Price Realized USD 845,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The bowl, which is raised on three ram's head supports, has a compressed body molded around the sides with twenty-four lotus petals, and a wide, everted rim with raised, petal-barbed outer edge. The tripod bowl is covered... [Lire la suite]

31 mars 2020

A fine wucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowl, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 2129. A fine wucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowl, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 5 7/8 in. (14.9 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price Realized USD 68,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The deep, rounded sides rise to a slightly everted rim and are decorated on the exterior with phoenixes descending between two dragons, in iron red and green glaze, shown striding amidst flower scroll below a narrow border of... [Lire la suite]
20 février 2020

A small famille rose vase, Qianlong seal mark in iron red and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 1808. A small famille rose vase, Qianlong seal mark in iron red and of the period (1736-1795); 5 in. (12.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.   The high rounded shoulder of the tapering body painted with two iron-red bats alternating with two lotus, the latter positioned above two variations of lotus while the bats are positioned above further lotus flanked by peaches borne on foliate scroll, all between a... [Lire la suite]
12 février 2020

A pale café-au-lait-glazed ogee-form bowl, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 1786. A pale café-au-lait-glazed ogee-form bowl, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 8½ in. (21 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 11,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.  The exterior covered in a pale yellowish-beige color in contrast to the white interior, wood stand. Provenance: Sotheby's, Hong Kong, 1-2 December 1977, lot 499.Greenwald Collection no. 52. Literature: Gerald M. Greenwald, The... [Lire la suite]
11 février 2020

A fine iron-red-decorated blue and white 'dragon' dish, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 1784. A fine iron-red-decorated blue and white 'dragon' dish, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 7 in. (17.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 92,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.  With shallow rounded sides flaring towards the rim, the interior painted in the center with an iron-red dragon leaping amidst flames against a background of roiling waves, the exterior similarly painted with a frieze of nine dragons... [Lire la suite]