22 juillet 2019

A copper-red-glazed dish, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 863. A copper-red-glazed dish, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century; 6¼ and 6½ in. (16 and 16.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The dish has shallow rounded sides, and is covered inside and out with a glaze of crushed-strawberry-red color that shades to mushroom on much of the exterior and below the white rim on the interior. An apocryphal Xuande mark is on the base. Together with a copper-red-glazed dish, Qianlong... [Lire la suite]

29 novembre 2018

A fine blue and white double-gourd flask, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736- 1795)

Lot 2968. A fine blue and white double-gourd flask, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736- 1795); 6 ¾ in. (17.2 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 1,000,000 - HKD 1,500,000. Price realised HKD 1,375,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  The flask is supported on a recessed foot rising to a globular lower body curving to a narrow waist, the elongated upper bulb thinning to a tapered neck and flanked by ‘S’-shaped handles ending in ruyi-heads. The exterior is... [Lire la suite]
29 novembre 2018

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

Lot 2964. A rare Ru-type hexagonal jardinière, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 11 in. (27.9 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 250,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  The curving sides flare out to the flat, everted rim and is all raised on six low bracket feet. The vessel is covered overall with an opaque glaze of Ru-type. There are two drainage holes in the base flanking the seal mark, box.  ... [Lire la suite]
20 novembre 2018

An exceptionally large blue and white ‘sanduo’ hexagonal vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period

Lot 2910. An exceptionally large blue and white ‘sanduo’ hexagonal vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 26 ¼ in. (66.7 cm.) high. Estimate: HK$6,000,000.00 - HK$8,000,000.00 (USD 769,050 - USD 1,025,400). Unsold.© Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The vase is painted on the facetted sides of the body in delicate shades of blue with sprays of pomegranate, peach and persimmon alternating with branches of peony, chrysanthemum and lotus, all emerging... [Lire la suite]
23 mai 2017

A gold-ground famille rose 'mille-fleurs' bowl, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795

Lot 3216. A gold-ground famille rose 'mille-fleurs' bowl, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795), 8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm.) diam., box. Estimate HKD 1,600,000 - HKD 2,800,000 (USD 206,426 - USD 361,245) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The ogee-form bowl is exquisitely decorated to the interior and exterior in bright enamels to render a dense pattern of floral sprays including peonies, lotus, hydrangea, chrysanthemum, pinks, narcissus, and daisies in rich... [Lire la suite]
23 mai 2017

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

Lot 3214. A pair of famille rose 'bajixiang' bowls, Qianlong six-character seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795), 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.) diam., box. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 700,000 (USD 64,508 - USD 90,311) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Each is finely decorated on the exterior with the 'Eight Buddhist Emblems' tied in ribbons and arranged in pairs below iron-red key-fret scrollwork within blue bands at the slightly flaring rim and above conjoined ruyi-heads and a dotted band on... [Lire la suite]

23 mai 2017

A very rare famille rose ‘floral’ bowl, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 3213. A very rare famille rose ‘floral’ bowl, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795), 6 in. (15.2 cm.) diam., box. Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000 (USD 77,410 - USD 103,213) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The deep bowl finely potted with straight sides and decorated in bright enamels with three detached floral clusters, including pink and iron-red camellias, begonia branches bearing flowers and large leaves, and a spray of peony intertwined... [Lire la suite]
23 mai 2017

A fine pair of wucai ‘dragon and phoenix’ bowls, Qianlong six-character seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period

    Lot 3212. A fine pair of wucai ‘dragon and phoenix’ bowls, Qianlong six-character seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795), 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) diam., box. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 800,000 (USD 64,508 - USD 103,213) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The bowl is enamelled on the exterior 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 band with... [Lire la suite]
23 mai 2017

A coral-ground reserve-decorated ‘lotus’ bowl, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 3211. A coral-ground reserve-decorated ‘lotus’ bowl, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795), 5 in. (12.8 cm.) diam., box. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000 (USD 38,705 - USD 64,508) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The bowl is finely potted with slightly flared sides resting on a short foot. The exterior is decorated with formalized lotus borne and chrysanthemum on meandering leafy scrolls reserved in white against an opaque, even coral ground. The... [Lire la suite]
23 mai 2017

A fine and very rare famille rose ‘boys’ jar, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 3030. A fine and very rare famille rose ‘boys’ jar, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 6 in. (15.3 cm.) high, box. Estimate HKD 6,000,000 - HKD 8,000,000 (USD 774,097 - USD 1,032,130) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The jar is finely potted with a compressed globular body raised on a low foot ring and decorated in bright underglaze-blue and famille rose palettes depicting a garden scene with sixteen boys engaging in various... [Lire la suite]