16 avril 2018

A rare large yellow-ground blue and white 'Peach' dish, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795) 

Lot 2242. A rare large yellow-ground blue and white 'Peach' dish, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 10 5/8 in. (27 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 1,600,000 - HKD 2,500,000. Price realised HKD 1,940,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2012  Finely painted in early Ming style with a central medallion of nine peaches suspended from gnarled leafy branches within a border of double-circles, repeated below the mouth rim, the exterior with a dense interwoven... [Lire la suite]

10 avril 2018

A fine incised and moulded celadon-glazed 'Peony' bowl, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 2285. A fine incised and moulded celadon-glazed 'Peony' bowl, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 10 1/2 in. (26.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000. Price realised HKD 625,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The bowl is potted with deep rounded sides rising from a circular foot, finely incised to the interior with a peony spray in the central medallion, surrounded by a peony scroll under a keyfret band, the exterior moulded and carved with a... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2018

A large Ru-type glazed bowl, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 2283. A large Ru-type glazed bowl, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 14 3/8 in. (36.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000. Price realised HKD 500,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The bowl is heavily potted with gently curved sides rising from a circular foot to a flared rim, covered overall in a finely crackled glaze of sky-blue tone. The ring of the foot is applied with a brown wash, box.  Note: A pair of Yongzheng bowls... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2018

A fine 'eel-skin' glazed bottle vase, Qianlong impressed six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 2280. A fine 'eel-skin' glazed bottle vase, Qianlong impressed six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 7 5/8 in. (19.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000. Price realised HKD 1,050,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The globular body is raised on a stepped foot and rises to a long cylindrical neck and terminating in a shallow cup-shaped rim. The vase is covered with a yellowish-green glaze suffused with dark speckles, wood stand, Japanese... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2018

Imperial Qing Ceramics From A Southeast Asian Collector sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 28 November 2012

This collection of fine Imperial Qing dynasty ceramics belongs to a successful businessman whose interest in ceramics emerged while accompanying business associates on visits to galleries and dealers in South Asia. The Collector took a scholarly approach as he began building his own collection over the next twenty years, focusing on the study and discussion of Chinese ceramics with other collectors and enthusiasts. His search for refined pieces in good condition and with verifiable provenance led him to the top auction... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2018

A fine blue-glazed bowl, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795) 

Lot 2304. A fine blue-glazed bowl, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 80,000. Price realised HKD 150,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The bowl is raised on a short straight foot with deep rounded sides rising to a flared rim, covered inside and out with an unctuous glaze of deep sapphire-blue tone. Provenance: Sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 29 April 2002, lot 652. Christie's. Important... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2018

A celadon-glazed ovoid jar, yueya er guan, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 615. A celadon-glazed ovoid jar, yueya er guan, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 7 ¼ in. (18.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 25,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The tapering body is carved on two sides with a pair of flat crescent-shaped handles, and is covered overall with a glaze of pale blue-green color. Provenance: Christie's Paris, 14 June 2006, lot 362.The Studio of the Clear Garden. ... [Lire la suite]
29 juillet 2017

A rare Ru-type glazed lingzhi-form vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795) 

Lot 4151. A rare Ru-type glazed lingzhi-form vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795), 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 800,000 - HKD 1,200,000. Price realised HKD 920,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The vase is naturalistically moulded in the form of a large lingzhishrub, hollowed out to form the opening to the vase, surrounded by eight smaller lingzhi stems issuing from jagged rocks. The vase is covered overall with a lustrous crackled lavender-blue... [Lire la suite]
28 avril 2017

A magnificent pair of famille rose 'butterfly' double-gourd vases, Qianlong six-character seal marks and of the period

           Lot 99. A magnificent pair of famille rose 'butterfly' double-gourd vases, Qianlong six-character seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795), 9 in. (23 cm.) high. Estimate On Request. Price realised GBP 14,725,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017.   Each vase is elaborately decorated to the bulbous lower section with butterflies of various sizes and colours flying amidst leafy floral sprays including peony,... [Lire la suite]