20 février 2019

A wucai jar, Shunzhi period, circa 1645-1660

Lot 829. A wucai jar, Shunzhi period, circa 1645-1660; 11½ in. (29.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 12,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014. The jar is sturdily potted with wide tapering sides and is decorated with diamond-shaped cartouches enclosing lotus and peonies, all reserved on an iron-red diaper ground, Japanese wood box. Provenance: Kochukyo, Japan, acquired in the 1970s. Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 18 – 19 September 2014,... [Lire la suite]
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13 janvier 2017

A wucai sleeve vase, Shunzhi period, circa 1645-1660

Lot 3545. A wucai sleeve vase, Shunzhi period, circa 1645-1660. Estimate $12,000 – $18,000. Price Realized $75,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The vase is decorated on the exterior in underglaze blue and iron-red and yellow, green and aubergine glazes with four oblong cartouches each containing a spray of either chrysanthemum, peony, magnolia or crab apple, all beneath the waisted neck with fruiting branches bearing vibrant peaches and pomegranates. The flat base is unglazed. 15 in.... [Lire la suite]
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12 janvier 2017

A wucai gu-form vase, Shunzhi period, circa 1650

Lot 3549. A wucai gu-form vase, Shunzhi period, circa 1650. Estimate $40,000 – $60,000. Price Realized $106,250. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The tall slender vase, of cylindrical form flaring toward the mouth, is brightly enameled and decorated on the upper register with a scene set against an iron-red diaper ground, depicting a fierce tiger standing in a blue-wash pool, and a sinuous dragon emerging from clouds above in pursuit of a flaming pearl. The scene is set above a band of flowers and... [Lire la suite]
12 janvier 2017

A rare small enameled jardinière, Shunzhi period, circa 1645-1650

Lot 3548. A rare small enameled jardinière, Shunzhi period, circa 1645-1650. Estimate $40,000 – $60,000. Price realised USD 81,250. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The deep and heavily potted vessel is decorated on the exterior with a scene of three female immortals gathering in the grounds of the Moon Palace with an attendant, with a deer emerging from behind a pine tree and a crane perched beneath a wall on the opposite side. The rim is unglazed and the base bears an apocryphal Jiajing... [Lire la suite]
12 janvier 2017

A rare wucai sleeve vase, Shunzhi period, circa 1645-1655

Lot 3547. A rare wucai sleeve vase, Shunzhi period, circa 1645-1655. Estimate $30,000 – $40,000. Price Realized $233,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The vase is of elongated, high-shouldered, tapering cylindrical form with a waisted neck and is finely decorated with a large Lake Tai garden rock amidst flowering branches of chrysanthemums, tree peonies, bamboo shoots, narcissi and millet stalks. The scene is set beneath sprays of lotus, peonies and camelia on the neck and an incised band on... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2017

A large blue and white ‘Immortals’ bowl, Shunzhi period, circa 1650

Lot 3559. A large blue and white ‘Immortals’ bowl, Shunzhi period, circa 1650. Estimate $12,000 – $18,000. Price Realized $12,500. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The shallow bowl is decorated on the exterior with a mountainous river landscape scene including the Eight Daoist Immortals with their attributes beneath swirling clouds, and the Star God Shoulao seated beside a deer and a smoldering censer with an attendant nearby. The interior is decorated with a small landscape medallion. The base bears a... [Lire la suite]

11 janvier 2017

A blue and white ovoid jar and cover, Shunzhi period, circa 1640-1650

Lot 3513. A blue and white ovoid jar and cover, Shunzhi period, circa 1640-1650. Estimate $40,000 – $60,000. Price realised USD 106,250. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The jar, of ovoid form with short neck, is decorated in vibrant tones of cobalt blue with a continuous scene of a lotus pond in which various acquatic birds gather, including a heron nestled within lotus blossoms, two geese in flight above and a third perched on a rock, and an alert kingfisher perched on a long blade of millet with... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2017

A very rare incised lavender-glazed vase and cover, Shunzhi period, circa 1650

 Lot 3549. A very rare incised lavender-glazed vase and cover, Shunzhi period, circa 1650. Estimate $50,000 – $70,000. Price Realized $257,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The jar, of ovoid form with pronounced shoulders and a short neck, is incised on the body with large blossoming peony branches surrounded by curling leaves and small tendrils, beneath a narrow scroll band and a wider border of freely incised flowers. All but the brown-dressed rim and the unglazed base is covered in a pale... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2017

Eight rare small blue and white dishes, Shunzhi period, circa 1655

Lot 3556. Eight rare small blue and white dishes, Shunzhi period, circa 1655. Estimate $50,000 – $70,000. Price Realized $100,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 Each dish, with bracket-lobed rim, is painted in the ‘Master of the Rocks’ style and bears an apocryphal Jiajing mark on the base. Four are decorated with a character from The Water Margin, accompanied by identifying inscriptions and nicknames. Two dishes are decorated with scenes of ladies and two have river landscapes. 6 ½ in.... [Lire la suite]
10 janvier 2017

A large blue and white ‘Immortals’ dish, Shunzhi period, circa 1650

Lot 3560. A large blue and white ‘Immortals’ dish, Shunzhi period, circa 1650. Estimate $10,000 – $15,000. Price Realized $27,500. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The dish is decorated in the interior with a scene of the Eight Daoist Immortals gathering on a riverbank as the Star God Shoulao sits beneath a pine tree on the opposite bank with a recumbent deer. The base bears a four-character mark yu tang jia qi (‘beautiful vessel for the Jade Hall’), within a double circle. 14 ¼ in. (36 cm.)... [Lire la suite]