24 février 2016

A fine large blackish-blue-glazed globular bottle vase, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

A fine large blackish-blue-glazed globular bottle vase, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795). Photo Christie's Image 2003 The very well-potted body of spherical shape with a tall, broad cylindrical neck, the exterior covered with an unusual blackish-blue glaze thinning slightly at the rim and stopping neatly above the foot - 20 1/8in. (51cm.) high. Lot 352. Estimate $50,000 - $70,000. Price Realized $47,800  Provenance: Christie's, New York, September 1997, lot 377. ... [Lire la suite]

23 février 2016

A fine guan-type vase of fanghu form, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

A fine guan-type vase of fanghu form, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795) © Christie's Image 2003 The two broad sides subtly molded with a peach or 'apricot-leaf' panels and the two narrow sides set with rectangular lug handles, covered overall with a crackled glaze of pale grey-blue tone, the foot covered with a dark brown dressing - 16 5/16in. (41.4cm.) high. Lot 348. Estimate $40,000 - $60,000. Price Realized $101,575  Notes: For the Song prototype of this vase... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2016

A ge-type petal-molded tripod octagonal bulb bowl, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

A ge-type petal-molded tripod octagonal bulb bowl, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795) © Christie's Image 2003 Made in imitation of a Song prototype, the flared body raised on three truncated supports and molded as eight petals rising to a flat everted rim, covered overall with a pale blue-grey glaze suffused with a crackle of dark grey, pale grey and golden brown color, with sixteen small psuedo spur marks in a circle on the base, the bottom of each leg covered with a brown wash... [Lire la suite]
22 février 2016

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

A fine wucai-decorated dragon and phoenix bowl, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795) © Christie's Image 2003 The exterior decorated with dragons in green and iron-red striding amidst foliate meander in pursuit of flaming pearls, separated by two descending phoenixes below a band of the conjoined bajixiang, with an iron-red dragon roundel in the interior - 5 7/8in. (14.8cm.) diam. Lot 324. Estimate $15,000 - $25,000. Price Realized $16,730  ... [Lire la suite]
31 décembre 2015

A blue scraffiato-ground porcelain bowl and dish, the bowl with Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period

Lot 979. A blue scraffiato-ground porcelain bowl and dish, the bowl with Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period. Estimate 1200/1800 €. Unsold. Photo Nagel. D. 18,8/19,2 cm. The dish with tiny chip to rim, the bowl with a very short hairline crack Property from an old Rhineland private collection  Nagel Auktionen, "Asian Art",  08/12/2015
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]