09 décembre 2023

A superbly painted blue and white ‘flower and fruit spray’ meiping, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-179

Lot 2714.  Property from The Tianminlou Collection. A superbly painted blue and white ‘flower and fruit spray’ meiping, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 32.3 cm high. Price realised HKD 6,552,000 (Estimate: HKD 4,000,000 – HKD 6,000,000). © Christie's Images Ltd 2023. Provenance: Sold at Sotheby’s New York, 24 May 1974, lot 420 (sold as a pair)Collection of T.Y. Chao (1912-1999)Sold at Sotheby’s Hong Kong, The T.Y.... [Lire la suite]

18 avril 2023

Two pairs of famille-rose bowls, Qianlong six-character seal marks in iron red and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 914. A pair of famille-rose bowls, Qianlong six-character seal marks in iron red and of the period (1736-1795); Each: 14 cm diam. Price realised USD 25,200 (Estimate: USD 10,000 – USD 15,000). © Christie's Images Ltd 2023. Each bowl is decorated on the exterior with a dense pattern of composite foliate scroll interspersed with ‘endless knot’ motifs flanked by twin peaches, all below the gilt rim. Provenance: Estate of Lieutenant William T. McDuffie, acquired in 1946 in Tianjin, China.J. J. Lally... [Lire la suite]
24 décembre 2022

Inspirational Colours from the the V.W.S. collection sold at Christie's Paris

When the owners of the current collection invited Daniel Pasgrimaud - who has been described by Daniel Alcouffe, a former Director of the Department of Art at the Louvre Museum, as ‘one of the greatest decorators of our time’ - to decorate their house on the Riviera in 1990, Pasgrimaud took inspiration from a number of the Chinese pieces in the collection. On the one hand, the pale celadon green of Chinese jades informed the colour palette of the grand salon, while the clear tones of Chinese monochrome porcelains provided inspiration... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2022

A faux-turquoise porcelain dish, Qianlong six-character seal mark in iron-red and possibly of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 732. A faux-turquoise porcelain dish, Qing dynasty, Qianlong six-character seal mark in iron-red and possibly of the period (1736-1795). Diamètre : 24,2 cm. (9 1⁄2 in.). Price Realised EUR 8,190 (Estimate EUR 2,000 - EUR 3,000). © Christie's 2022 Christie's. Art of Asia, Paris, 27 june - 12 july 2022  
21 avril 2022

Christie's announces “Celestial Brilliance – The Wang Xing Lou Collection Of Imperial Qing Dynasty Porcelain”

© Christie's Images Ltd. 2022. HONG KONG - Christie’s is honoured to present “Celestial Brilliance: The Wang Xing Lou Collection of Imperial Qing Dynasty Porcelain”, a stand-alone sale to be held on 30 May 2022, offering an exquisite selection of 28 lots of Imperial porcelain from three of the most prominent reigns of the Qing Dynasty. The collector, with his exquisite eye for detail and an insatiable thirst for beautiful objects, amassed a very comprehensive collection of Imperial Qing ceramics dating to the reign of the... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2022

A rare teadust-glazed oviform vase, Qianlong impressed six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 1049. A rare teadust-glazed oviform vase, Qianlong impressed six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 5 1⁄4 in. (13.3 cm.) high. Price realised USD 352,800 (Estimate USD 250,000 – USD 350,000). © Christie's 2022 The vase is well potted with an oviform body rising to a short cylindrical neck and is entirely covered in an even and rich olive-green glaze speckled with yellow. Provenance: Robert Chang Collection, Hong Kong, before 1993. Literature: Christie's... [Lire la suite]

08 janvier 2022

A yellow-glazed incised 'dragon' bowl, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 739. A yellow-glazed incised 'dragon' bowl, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); Diamètre: 12 cm. (4 3⁄4 in.). Price Realised EUR 18,750 (Estimate EUR 4,000- EUR 5,000). © Christie's 2021 Provenance: Private UK Collection, assembled prior to 2000. Christie's. Art of Asia, Paris, 10 Dec 2021
20 décembre 2021

A fine blue and white ‘Ming-style’ bottle vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795

Lot 2919. A fine blue and white ‘Ming-style’ bottle vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 14 3⁄4 in. (37.5 cm.) high. Price realised HKD 2,125,000 (Estimate HKD 1,200,000 - HKD 1,800,000). © Christie's 2021 The globular body is decorated with a band of composite floral scrolls above stylised lappets, all below a band of ruyi-heads and a further floral band to the shoulder. The neck is decorated with stiff leaves below a band of crashing... [Lire la suite]
20 décembre 2021

A pair of famille rose Tibetan-style altar vases, benbaping, Qianlong six-character seal marks and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 2909. A pair of famille rose Tibetan-style altar vases, benbaping, Qianlong six-character seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 5 7⁄8 in. (15 cm) diam. Price realised HKD 6,250,000 (Estimate HKD 2,500,000 - HKD 3,500,000). © Christie's 2021 Each globular body is finely decorated with chilong and lotus heads amongst leafy tendrils framed by a band of stylised lappets above the foot and a ruyi-head band to the shoulder. The moulded neck is... [Lire la suite]
19 décembre 2021

A fine and very rare pair of celadon-glazed ovoid vases with chilong appliques, Qianlong six-character seal marks and of the per

Lot 2912. A fine and very rare pair of celadon-glazed ovoid vases with chilong appliques, Qianlong six-character seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 10 1⁄4 in. (26.1 cm.) high, boxes. Price realised HKD 26,650,000 (Estimate HKD 7,000,000 - HKD 9,000,000). © Christie's 2021 Well potted and resting on its recessed base, each ovoid vase is applied with an exquisite chilong with well-defined features clambering over the mouth rim, covered overall with an even and... [Lire la suite]