31 mai 2019

A large blue and white ‘bajixiang’ moonflask, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795

Lot 2810. A large blue and white ‘bajixiang’ moonflask, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 19 ½ in. (49.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 1,200,000 - HKD 2,000,000. Price realised HKD 6,125,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The moonflask is finely painted on the front and back in underglaze blue with eight lotus petal-shaped panels, each enclosing one of the bajixiang, Eight Buddhist Emblems, radiating from a central raised boss decorated with a... [Lire la suite]

29 mai 2019

A fine rare famille rose ‘Eight Buddhist emblems’ tripod censer, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue in a line a

Lot 3139. A fine rare famille rose ‘Eight Buddhist emblems’ tripod censer, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue in a line and of the period (1736-1795); 9 7/8 in. (25.2 cm.) wide across the handles. Estimate HKD 1,200,000 - HKD 1,800,000. Price realised HKD 2,250,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  The censer is potted with a compressed globular body decorated in underglaze-blue and enamelled with the Eight Buddhist Emblems, Bajixiang, alternating with lotus... [Lire la suite]
08 mai 2019

A famille rose blue-ground sgraffiato imperially-inscribed wall vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period

Lot 319. A famille rose blue-ground sgraffiato imperially-inscribed wall vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 9 in. (23 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 60,000 - GBP 80,000 (USD 78,480 - USD 104,640). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The vase is decorated with two iron-red and gilt handles shaped as kui dragons. The body is moulded with a shaped panel enclosing an imperial poem eulogising the beauty of wall vases and signed Qianlong yuzhi (imperially made), all reserved on... [Lire la suite]
05 mai 2019

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

Lot 306. A celadon-glazed barrel-form vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 6 ½ in. (16.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000 (USD 26,040 - USD 39,060). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The exterior of the drum-form vase is decorated with two bands of bosses and a pair of fixed-ring mythical-beast mask handles. It is covered overall with a soft sea-green glaze. The base bears the reign mark which is surrounded by an unglazed ring.  ... [Lire la suite]
04 mai 2019

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

Lot 314. A green-enamelled 'Dragon' jar, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 8 in. (20.3 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000 (USD 26,040 - USD 39,060). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The ovoid jar is outlined to the exterior in underglaze blue and enamelled in green with two five-clawed dragons chasing flaming pearls amongst flames and ruyi-head shaped clouds. The shoulder is decorated with a band of the Eight Buddhist Emblems, bajixiang. The... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2019

A pair of blue and white 'Birthday' bowls, Qianlong six-character seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 303. A pair of blue and white 'Birthday' bowls, Qianlong six-character seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 7 ¼ in. (18.2 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000 (USD 10,440 - USD 15,660). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Each bowl is decorated to the exterior with four roundels enclosing the characters 'wan shou wu jiang', which may be translated as 'ten thousand birthdays without end'. The roundels are reserved on a ground of dense lotus sprays interspersed with the Eight Buddhist... [Lire la suite]

24 février 2019

A famille rose-decorated lime-green graviata-ground rectangular box and cover, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the perio

Lot 259. A famille rose-decorated lime-green graviata-ground rectangular box and cover, Qianlong six-character seal mark in iron red in a line and of the period (1736-1795);5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) long. Estimate: USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 278,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2008. With indented corners, the slightly domed cover decorated in the center with a panel enclosing two female immortals and a deer standing in a landscape surrounded by a narrow raised border and an outer field of... [Lire la suite]
28 janvier 2019

A rare Canton enamel 'European subject' vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 2520. A rare Canton enamel 'European subject' vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm.) high. Estimate 350,000 - HKD 450,000. Price realised 500,000 HKD. © Christie's Images Ltd 2008. The flaring sides superbly enamelled on one side with a cartouche depicting a river landscape scene, detailed with a European gentleman dressed in breeches and wearing an unbuttoned yellow jacket, holding a tricorn hat in one hand, the other... [Lire la suite]
11 septembre 2018

A white slip-decorated pale blue-glazed vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 1394. A white slip-decorated pale blue-glazed vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 12 ¾ in. (32.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The globular body is decorated in white slip on two sides with a chime and a peach surrounded by foliate scroll linked above by a bat and below by a ruyi head, and on the other two sides with a vertical arrangement of a ruyi head between foliate scroll arabesques... [Lire la suite]
11 septembre 2018

A rare large celadon-glazed relief-decorated bowl, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1

Lot 1387. A rare large celadon-glazed relief-decorated bowl, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 13 ½ in. (34.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The deep sides rise towards a flared rim and are relief-decorated on the exterior with flowers and fruits including peony, finger citron, prunus, camellia, pomegranate, lychee, lotus and peach, and the bowl is covered inside and out below the white rim with a soft blue-green... [Lire la suite]