12 mars 2014

A very rare carved celadon-glazed baluster vase, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

A very rare carved celadon-glazed baluster vase, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The tapering body is finely decorated in relief with a band of leafy flower scroll bearing four large blossoms between a band of narrow chrysanthemum petals below and a ruyi collar on the rounded shoulder. The tall neck is decorated on each side with a pair of confronted archaistic birds between bow-string borders and repeated on the pair of tubular handles, all below a ruyi band... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2013

A rare blue-glazed pear-shaped vase . Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

A rare blue-glazed pear-shaped vase . Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2013 The well and heavily-potted vase has a compressed globular body raised on a spreading foot and tapers to a tall cylindrical neck. The exterior is covered with a glaze of dark blue color in contrast to the white rim and interior. 13¾ in. (34.9 cm.) high, wood stand. Estimate $100,000 - $150,000 Provenance: Private collection, New York, acquired before 1945 and thence... [Lire la suite]

21 mars 2013

A very rare large blue and white moonflask. Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795) 

A very rare large blue and white moonflask. Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2013 The vase is well painted in fifteenth century style in rich underglaze blue, with simulated 'heaping and piling', on each side with a central roundel composed of a bat in flight amidst fruiting peach branches surrounded by peony meander bearing six large and six smaller blooms borne on leafy scrolling stems that continue onto the narrow sides below the dragon handles. The... [Lire la suite]
10 septembre 2012

A Celadon-Glazed Ovoid Jar. Qianlong Seal Mark In Underglaze Blue And Of The Period (1736-1795)

A Celadon-Glazed Ovoid Jar. Qianlong Seal Mark In Underglaze Blue And Of The Period (1736-1795). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The high-shouldered ovoid body is relief-decorated with two crescent- shaped pseudo handles facing in opposing directions, and is covered overall with a glaze of sea-green color. 7 in. (17.8 cm.) high - Estimate $8,000 - $12,000 清乾隆 冬青釉月牙耳罐 六字篆書款 Notes: This ovoid jar is of a well-known form, occasionally referred to as a yueyaer guan ('jar with crescent moon handles').... [Lire la suite]
08 septembre 2012

A Rare Small Relief-Decorated Celadon-Glazed Jar. Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

A Rare Small Relief-Decorated Celadon-Glazed Jar. Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The high-shouldered, tapering body has a short, upright neck and is decorated in low relief with leafy chrysanthemum scroll bearing four blossoms shown full face. The jar is covered inside and out, and on the base, with a soft, pale blue-green glaze that thins on the raised decoration. 3 in. (7.6 cm.) high - Estimate $20,000 - $30,000 清乾隆 粉青釉刻纏枝菊紋小罐 ... [Lire la suite]
18 août 2012

A Small Ming-Style Blue And White Moonflask. Qianlong Seal Mark In Underglaze Blue And Of The Period (1736-1795) 

A Small Ming-Style Blue And White Moonflask. Qianlong Seal Mark In Underglaze Blue And Of The Period (1736-1795). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012.  Each slightly convex side is molded with a peach-shaped panel that is painted in fifteenth century style with two bats in flight around fruiting peach branches, and is surrounded by flower scroll meander, while the narrow sides are decorated with lingzhi scroll interrupted by the bottom terminal of the arched ruyi scepter handles. There are further... [Lire la suite]


16 août 2012

Christie's presents fine Chinese ceramics and works of art in September

A Rare Peachbloom-Type Baluster Vase, Meiping. Yongzheng Six-Character Mark In Underglaze Blue Within Double-Circles And Of The Period (1723-1735). Estimate: $70,000-90,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012. NEW YORK, NY.- On September 13-14, Christie’s New York will present Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, comprising over 500 lots and featuring a broad range of art and objects—jade, porcelain, ceramics, snuff bottles, and archaic and later bronzes. Highlighting the sale is a superb green jade brush pot, Qianlong period... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2011

An Unusual Blue And White Yellow Enamel-Ground Dish. Qianlong Seal Mark In Underglaze Blue And Of The Period (1736-1795) .

An Unusual Blue And White Yellow Enamel-Ground Dish. Qianlong Seal Mark In Underglaze Blue And Of The Period (1736-1795) . photo Christie's Ltd 2011 With rounded sides flaring widely to a slightly everted rim, the center of the interior painted in underglaze blue with a large flower head surrounded by four lotus blossoms borne on leafy, conjoined tendrils, repeated as a frieze on the exterior, all within double line borders and reserved on a lemon-yellow ground that also covers the base around the nianhao; 10 7/8 in. (27.7 cm.)... [Lire la suite]
18 septembre 2011

A Rare Blue-Glazed Pear-Shaped Vase. Qianlong Seal Mark In Underglaze Blue And Of The Period

A Rare Blue-Glazed Pear-Shaped Vase. Qianlong Seal Mark In Underglaze Blue And Of The Period (1736-1795). photo Christie's Ltd 2011 Well and heavily-potted with a compressed globular body raised on a spreading foot and tapering to a tall neck, covered overall with a glaze of smooth dark blue color in contrast to the white rim; 13¾ in. (34.9 cm.) high - Estimate $80,000 - $120,000. Price Realized $386,500 Provenance: Acquired prior to World War II, and thence by descent within the family. Notes: A smaller (26 cm.)... [Lire la suite]
16 septembre 2011

A Rare Blue and White Ming-Style Moonflask. Qianlong Seal Mark in Underglaze Blue and of the Period (1736-1795)

A Rare Blue and White Ming-Style Moonflask. Qianlong Seal Mark in Underglaze Blue and of the Period (1736-1795). photo Christie's Ltd 2011 The convex sides finely painted in rich cobalt blue in imitation of Ming fifteenth-century style with eight petals enclosing the bajixiang radiating from a narrow petal band that encircles a domed boss centered by a spoked flower head within a key-fret border repeated at the edge of the sides, the narrow sides painted with bands of lingzhi scroll repeated on the spreading foot, and cylindrical... [Lire la suite]


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