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]
18 juillet 2017

A Longquan celadon relief-decorated tripod censer, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century

Lot 1983. A Longquan celadon relief-decorated tripod censer, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century, 5 3/4 in. (14.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 700,000. Price realised HKD 860,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010  The deep upright sides raised on three cabriole legs and decorated around the sides in relief with a continuous lotus scroll bearing four blossoms on the leafy, tendril-like stem, the exterior covered with a glaze of sea-green tone that continues over the... [Lire la suite]
27 avril 2014

A rare relief-decorated Famille verte baluster vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

A rare relief-decorated Famille verte baluster vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The vase is of slightly tapering cylindrical shape with a tall neck and flaring mouth. It is decorated in high relief around the body with a basket and a vase containing flowers between two tripod censers and covers. The shoulder is decorated in iron-red with a band of lotus scroll. 10 ½ in. (26.6 cm.) high. Estimate £20,000 – £30,000 ($33,580 - $50,370) Notes: A similar example is illustrated in Qing Porcelain... [Lire la suite]
12 mars 2012

A rare small soft-paste porcelain relief-decorated box and cover. Early-Mid-19th century

A rare small soft-paste porcelain relief-decorated box and cover. Early-Mid-19th century.  Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012 Of rounded square cushion form, applied with a finely modeled blossoming prunus branch that rises from the foot and continues up the sides onto the cover, with a four-character maker's mark, Chen Guozhi zhi(made by Chen Guozhi), in relief on the base, covered overall with a creamy glaze suffused with crackle; 1¾ in. (4.5 cm.) across, fitted box. Estimate $12,000 - $15,000 ... [Lire la suite]