11 septembre 2018

A rare large blue and white ‘dragon’ stem dish, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue in a line and of the period

Lot 1366. A rare large blue and white ‘dragon’ stem dish, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue in a line and of the period (1736-1795); 7 7/8 in. (22.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The dish has shallow, straight sides, and is raised on a spreading pedestal foot which is decorated with a ferocious five-clawed dragon reaching for a flaming pearl amidst flames, all above crashing waves scattered with carp, lotus, and rocks, cloth box. Note: Similar... [Lire la suite]

08 juin 2018

A rare and important imperial blue and white 'dragon' dish, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 83. A rare and important imperial blue and white 'dragon' dish, Qing dynasty, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); Diamètre: 44,7 cm. (17 7/8 in.). Estimate EUR 300,000 - EUR 500,000 (USD 352,060 - USD 586,766). Price realised EUR 343,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. Le plat est creux aux parois légèrement bombées. Le centre est peint d'un dragon majestueux à cinq griffes au corps sinueux s'enroulant autour d'un caractère shou parmi les... [Lire la suite]
06 juin 2018

A blue and white 'immortals' bowl , Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 255. A blue and white 'immortals' bowl , Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 6 in. (15.1 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000. Price realised GBP 7,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The bowl is decorated to the exterior with the Eight Immortals each holding their respective attributes and standing on scrolling ruyi-shaped clouds. The interior is decorated with a roundel enclosing the Three Star Gods, Fulushou, below a pine... [Lire la suite]
30 mai 2018

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

Lot 2751. A magnificent blue and white moonflask, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 23 ¼ in. (59 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 60,000,000 - HKD 80,000,000. Price realised HKD 69,850,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The circular body of oval section is raised on a splayed base and surmounted by a waisted neck flanked by bat-form handles holding lingzhi in their mouths, each side is finely painted in varying shades of bright cobalt... [Lire la suite]
30 mai 2018

A fine and very rare blue and white double-gourd vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period

Lot 3004. A fine and very rare blue and white double-gourd vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 9 1/8 in. (23.3 cm.) high. Estimate On Request. Price realised HKD 36,100,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The vase is well painted around the globular body with a lotus scroll between ruyi-heads encircling the shoulder and lotus lappets around the foot, the collared neck with further formal borders, all below the bulbous mouth decorated... [Lire la suite]
30 mai 2018

An extremely rare doucai and famille rose ‘anbaxian’ vase, tianqiuping. Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period

              Lot 8888. A fine magnificent and extremely rare doucai and famille rose ‘anbaxian’ vase, tianqiuping, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795);  21 1/4 in. (53.9 cm.) high. Estimate: HK$70,000,000–90,000,000. Price realised HK$ 130,600,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The magnificent vase is superbly potted with a globular body surmounted by a columnar neck,... [Lire la suite]

21 mai 2018

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

Lot 192. A small doucai jar, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 4 5/8 in. (11.8 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000. Price realised GBP 27,500 © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The exterior is delicately decorated in underglaze blue and translucent enamels with roundels of chrysanthemums with red and yellow blooms linked by broad leaves, all divided by stylised lotus sprays, The neck and shoulder are decorated with contrasting ground bands of... [Lire la suite]
24 avril 2018

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

Lot 15. A doucai 'Chrysanthemum' jar and cover, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 4 ½ in. (11.6 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 80,000 - GBP 120,000 (USD 112,240 - USD 168,360). Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 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: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 8 October 2008,... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2018

A fine pair of blue and white 'Dragon' dishes, Qianlong six-character seal marks and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 2290. A fine pair of blue and white 'Dragon' dishes, Qianlong six-character seal marks and of the period (1736-1795); 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 240,000 - HKD 350,000. Price realised HKD 375,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Each dish is painted to the interior well with an upright dragon rising in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' amidst flames. The exterior of each is similarly decorated with a pair of dragons among clouds striding in pursuit of 'flaming pearls', box... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2018

An underglaze-blue and yellow-enamelled 'Dragon' bowl, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795) 

Lot 2263. An underglaze-blue and yellow-enamelled 'Dragon' bowl, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 5 1/2 in. (14 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 150,000. Price realised HKD 437,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The bowl is finely potted with rounded sides rising to a slightly everted rim, and decorated around the exterior with two five-clawed dragons striding amidst ruyi clouds and flame-scrolls in pursuit of 'flaming pearls', above a... [Lire la suite]