23 avril 2022

Kangxi porcelains sold at Sotheby's, Important Chinese Art, New York, 23 March 2022

Lot 256. A rare doucai 'birthday' dish, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722). Diameter 8¼ in., 21.1 cm. Lot sold: 81,900 USD (Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 USD). © Sotheby's 2022 the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue inscribed in three columns within a double circle. Note: Vibrantly painted in the doucai palette, the motifs adorning this dish brim with auspicious meaning indicating it was clearly intended as a birthday gift. During his... [Lire la suite]

30 décembre 2020

A green-glazed relief-decorated 'Buddhist lion' circular box and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th–19th century

Lot 1026. A green-glazed relief-decorated 'Buddhist lion' circular box and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th–19th century; d. 16.8 cm. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 HKD. Lot sold: 15,120 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. Property from the collection of Cheng Huan. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Including Property from the Collection of Cheng Huan, Hong Kong, 18 December 2020
20 septembre 2020

A rare relief-decorated famille-verte vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 126. A rare relief-decorated famille-verte vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722); Height 17⅞ in., 45.5 cm. Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 USD. © 2020 Sotheby's of elegantly attenuated baluster form, rising to a waisted neck and flaring rim, the body finely enameled with scholarly assemblages comprising precious and auspicious objects and motifs, skillfully incorporating several prominent ‘antiques’ including a fabric-wrapped qin, a square flower-filled vase, beribboned scrolls, and a stack of... [Lire la suite]
08 février 2020

A white-glazed relief-decorated soft-paste bottle vase, 18th century

Lot 1754. A white-glazed relief-decorated soft-paste bottle vase, 18th century; 12 3/8 in. (31.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 11,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.  The body crisply carved in relief with composite foliate meander bearing peony, chrysanthemum and hibiscus flowers and buds, between a band of narrow petals below and bands of ruyi heads and key fret above, from which rise upright leaves, covered allover with a crackle-suffused... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2019

A rare relief-decorated copper-red-ground blue and white beaker vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722) 

Lot 1363. A rare relief-decorated copper-red-ground blue and white beaker vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 17¾ in. (45 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The tapering bulbous body with rounded, inverted mouth rim, covered overall in a glaze of lemon yellow tone, the interior and base glazed white.  Provenance: Acquired from Madame Langweil in Paris in the early 1900s. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including... [Lire la suite]
08 août 2019

A rare Longquan celadon relief-decorated tripod censer, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279) 

Lot 3100. A rare Longquan celadon relief-decorated tripod censer, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 5/8 in. (14.4 cm).  Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 700,000. Price Realized HKD 560,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010  The deep upright sides raised on three cabriole legs and decorated around the sides in relief with a continuous peony scroll bearing four blossoms on the leafy, tendril-like stem, covered overall with a thick glaze of sea-green ton, reticulated silver cover, Japanese... [Lire la suite]

24 juillet 2019

A white-glazed relief-decorated pear-shaped vase, 18th century

Lot 897. A white-glazed relief-decorated pear-shaped vase, 18th century; 13 1/8 in. (33.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 6,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The globular body is decorated in relief with a wide frieze of foliate meander bearing large rose blossoms and buds, between a lappet band below and bands of key fret and upright leaf tips on the neck. The vase is covered allover in a milk-white glaze,  box. Christie’s. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF... [Lire la suite]
31 octobre 2017

A large celadon relief-decorated floral vase, 18th-19th century

Lot 122. A large celadon relief-decorated floral vase, 18th-19th century. 25in (63.5cm) high. Estimate USD  10,000 - 15,000. Sold for US$ 10,000 (€8,592). Photo: Bonhams. The globular body supported on a pedestal foot and finely carved in low relief with a band of stylized lotus blossoms borne on scrolling leafy vines, surmounted by a tall cylindrical neck, decorated with finger citrons and wisteria, and flanked by a pair of tubular handles, the decoration all set between bands of key-fret and... [Lire la suite]
29 octobre 2017

A 'soft-paste' relief-decorated moon flask, 18th century

Lot 228. A 'soft-paste' relief-decorated moon flask, 18th century. 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000 (USD 3,933 - USD 6,555). Price realised GBP 6,875 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The vase is incised to either side with a sinuous dragon amongst ruyi-form clouds. It is covered in a creamy-white glaze suffused with a dense network of crackles. There is an apocryphal Song dynasty mark to the base. Provenance: Property of a Nordic Gentleman.  ... [Lire la suite]
29 octobre 2017

A small 'soft-paste' relief-decorated globular jar, 18th century

Lot 227. A small 'soft-paste' relief-decorated globular jar, 18th century. 4 in. (10.2 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,500 (USD 1,966 - USD 3,278). Price realised GBP 3,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The jar is moulded to the exterior with two archaistic taotie masks reserved on a dense keyfret ground, below a band of ruyi-heads to the mouth rim. It is covered in a creamy-white glaze suffused with a network of crackles. Provenance: Property of a Nordic... [Lire la suite]