23 février 2021

A green-enameled and underglaze blue 'dragon' jar and cover, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 722. A green-enameled and underglaze blue 'dragon' jar and cover, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 8 ¼ in. (21 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. © Christie's 2021 The ovoid body is decorated with two dragons amidst clouds and flames in pursuit of flaming pearls, between a band of petal lappets below and a ruyi border above, all below the bajixiang, Eight Buddhist Emblems, on the shoulder. The cover is... [Lire la suite]

01 février 2021

A very rare large imperial bronze 'dragon' censer, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 361. A very rare large imperial bronze 'dragon' censer, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); B. 48,5 cm. Estimate: € 30,000 - €50,000. Result: € 55.000. Courtesy Nagel.  Property from the collection of Gustav Detring (1842-1913) and Constantin von Hanneken (1854-1925), assembled in China in the late Qing dynasty. Fine Asian Art Stuttgart - Part I by Nagel Auction, December 8, 2020  
22 novembre 2020

A copper-red-glazed stem bowl, Qianlong underglaze blue six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 1333. A copper-red-glazed stem bowl, Qianlong underglaze blue six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 4½ in. (11.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000. Price realised GBP 71,475. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The bowl rises from a tall spreading foot to a flared rim. The bowl is covered all over in a deep red glaze, the rim has been left white. Christie's. Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles, London, South Kensington, 17 May 2013   ... [Lire la suite]
26 octobre 2020

A doucai 'Chrysanthemum' jar and cover, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 329. A doucai 'Chrysanthemum' jar and cover, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 4½ in. (11.6 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 600,000. © Christie's Images Limited 2020. The exterior of the jar is finely painted with chrysanthemum roundels interspersed with stylised foliate scrolls. The top of the cover is similarly decorated with a single chrysanthemum medallion. Provenance: Sold at Sotheby’s Hong Kong, 8 October 2008,... [Lire la suite]
19 octobre 2020

A blue and white miniature vase, hu, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 347. A blue and white miniature vase, hu, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 4½ in. (11.5 cm.) high. Estimate: 100,000 - HKD 150,000 HKD. Lot sold 275,000 HKD. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The small vase in intricately painted in shades of cobalt blue to depict flower heads and scrolling leaves, below a band of crashing waves encircling the mouth and above a lappet band and classic scroll around the foot. The sides of the neck are... [Lire la suite]
02 octobre 2020

A blue-glazed dish, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 871. A blue-glazed dish, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 5 5/8 in. (14.4 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 11,875. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Finely potted with shallow rounded sides, covered overall in a pale blue-green glaze below the white rim, the base white. Provenance: The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago, acquired prior to 1990. Christie's. Sacred and Imperial: The James and Marilynn... [Lire la suite]

02 octobre 2020

A small celadon-glazed dish, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

 Lot 870. A small celadon-glazed dish, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 5 5/8 in. (14.4 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 11,875. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Finely potted with shallow rounded sides, covered overall in a pale blue-green glaze below the white rim, the base white. Provenance: The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago, acquired prior to 1990. Christie's. Sacred and Imperial: The James and... [Lire la suite]
01 octobre 2020

A small Guan-type faceted hu-form vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 861. A small Guan-type faceted hu-form vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 5 3/8 in. (13.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 106,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. The pear-shaped vessel of rectangular section with canted corners, the neck flanked by a pair of tubular handles, covered overall with a greenish-grey glaze suffused with a broad grey crackle. Provenance: The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection,... [Lire la suite]
22 septembre 2020

A very rare Ru-type brush washer, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 817.  A very rare Ru-type brush washer, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 5 1/8 in. (12.9 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. © Christie's  Images Ltd 2020. The shallow, rounded sides encircled by a subtle bow-string line below the mouth rim, and covered overall with an even, pale blue glaze that continues over the foot to cover the base where the nianhao is encircled by seven spur marks. Provenance: The James and... [Lire la suite]
12 juillet 2020

A fine and rare blue and white barrel-form jar, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795

Lot 2844. A fine and rare blue and white barrel-form jar, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 7.¾ in. (19.7 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 2,000,000 - HKD 3,000,000. Price realised HKD 2,500,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  The jar is sturdily potted in barrel shape with a flat base and curved sides tapering at the mouth and foot rims. It is painted to the exterior in vibrant tones of blue with alternating lotus and chrysanthemum... [Lire la suite]