29 décembre 2019

Monochrome porcelains from the Collection of Professor E. T. Hall at Christie's London, 13 May 2014

Professor Edward ‘Teddy’ Hall was a man who obviously enjoyed combining art and science, as evidenced by his directorship of the Research laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art at Oxford, and his important collection of clocks (sold at Christies London 11 July 2003). This was a combination of interests that he was able to pursue in his remarkable collection of Chinese ceramics. His passion was primarily for monochrome porcelains of the Ming and Qing dynasties. He built up one of the finest private collections of these... [Lire la suite]

29 décembre 2019

A 'clair-de-lune'-glazed bottle vase, Qianlong underglaze blue six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 346. A 'clair-de-lune'-glazed bottle vase, Qianlong underglaze blue six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 7 in. (17.9 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000. Price realised GBP 39,650. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012  With a compressed globular body and a tall neck rising from a short, slightly tapering foot, the vase is covered overall in an attractive soft lavender glaze.  Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]
28 décembre 2019

A blue and white 'Nine dragon' vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze-blue and probably of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 354. A blue and white 'Nine dragon' vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze-blue and probably of the period (1736-1795); 14 ? in. (36 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000. Price realised GBP 12,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014. The vase is potted with a bulbous body, rising to a tall cylindrical neck with an everted mouth rim delicately shaped as nine lingzhi-heads, supported on a splayed base. The exterior of the neck and body is finely painted in shades of cobalt... [Lire la suite]
28 décembre 2019

A Ming-style blue and white bottle vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 353. A Ming-style blue and white bottle vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 14¾ in. (37.5 cm.) high. GBP 15,000 - GBP 20,000. Price realised GBP 37,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014. The exterior of the vase is painted in vibrant shades of cobalt blue with leafy scrolls bearing large flower heads. The tall neck is decorated with a band of upright leaves, rising to a flaring mouth encircled by a band of crashing waves.  Provenance: The collection of Sir... [Lire la suite]
28 décembre 2019

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

Lot 385. A blue and white Ming-style bottle vase, Qianlong underglaze blue six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 14 5/8 in. (37.3 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000. Price realised GBP 67,250. © Christies Image Ltd 2012 Of bulbous form, the exterior of the vase is crisply painted in the fifteenth century style with a band of composite foliate scrolls. The foot has a classic scroll below a petal lappet border, and the shoulder is decorated with a further... [Lire la suite]
27 décembre 2019

An exceptionally fine and rare pair of ruby-red ground famille rose vases, Qianlong six-character seal marks and of the period

Lot 1922. An exceptionally fine and rare pair of ruby-red ground famille rose vases, Qianlong iron-red six-character seal marks and of the period (1736-1795); 12 in. (30.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 8,000,000 - HKD 12,000,000. Price Realized HKD 43,550,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 Each of the baluster bodies is finely decorated with four roundels formed of pairs of descending stylised winged dragons. These are separated by vertical borders comprising bats in flight above... [Lire la suite]

27 décembre 2019

A fine pair of yellow-ground green-enamelled 'dragon' foliate dishes, Qianlong six-character seal marks and of the period

Lot 1927. A fine pair of yellow-ground green-enamelled 'dragon' foliate dishes, Qianlong six-character seal marks and of the period (1736-1795); 5 1/4 in. (13.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price Realized HKD 1,170,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 Each dish is finely potted with rounded sides rising to a foliate rim, incised and enamelled to the interior with a five-clawed front-facing dragon surrounding a flaming pearl within a medallion. The central dragon medallion is... [Lire la suite]
27 décembre 2019

A pair of copper-red decorated 'phoenix' bowls, Qianlong six-character seal marks and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 1926. A pair of copper-red decorated 'phoenix' bowls, Qianlong six-character seal marks and of the period (1736-1795); 5 3/4 in. (14.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price Realized HKD 750,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 Each bowl has deep rounded sides rising to an everted rim decorated on the exterior with five phoenix roundels executed in soft copper-red with speckles of apple green to the wings. The centre of the interior with a similar phoenix roundel. ... [Lire la suite]
27 décembre 2019

A fine iron-red decorated blue and white bowl, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 1925. A fine iron-red decorated blue and white bowl, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 120,000 - HKD 180,000. Price Realized HKD 300,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 The exterior is decorated with four evenly spaced Indian lotus in overglaze iron-red, each floral bloom surrounded by leaves and borne on curled stems in underglaze-blue. The decoration is bordered by a single circle above the foot ring and... [Lire la suite]
27 décembre 2019

A fine wucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowl, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 3457. A fine wucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowl, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000. Price Realized HKD 475,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014 Well potted with deep rounded sides and slightly flared mouth rim, the exterior is brightly painted with two scaly five-clawed dragons in pursuit of the flaming pearl, alternating with descending long-tailed phoenix, all amidst meandering leafy scrolls and below a... [Lire la suite]