09 mai 2015

A silvered bronze mirror, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

A silvered bronze mirror, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907). Estimate £5,000 – £8,000 ($7,600 - $12,160). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The mirror is cast with four striding animals encircling the central knop, surrounded by a sixteen-character inscription. 5 in. (12.7 cm.) diam. Provenance: Christie's New York, 2 December 1998, lot 40.Sotheby's New York, 20 March 2007, lot 539.Property from the Sui Yuan Zhai Collection. Christie's. CHINESE CERAMICS, WORKS OF ART AND TEXTILES, 12 May 2015, London,... [Lire la suite]

09 mai 2015

A silvered bronze 'Lion and grapevine' mirror, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

A silvered bronze 'Lion and grapevine' mirror, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907). Estimate £4,000 – £6,000 ($6,080 - $9,120). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The mirror is decorated with a central knop cast as a crouching lion surrounded by further lions romping amongst scrolling grapevines. The outer border is cast in a similar design interspersed with birds and insects, all below a band of detached florets. The reverse is plain. 6 5/8 in. (17 cm.) diam., metal stand and Japanese wood box Provenance: Acquired in the... [Lire la suite]
07 mai 2015

A pair of Famille Rose vases and covers, Guangxu six-character marks in iron red and of the period (1875-1908)

A pair of Famille Rose vases and covers, Guangxu six-character marks in iron red and of the period (1875-1908). Estimate £4,000 – £6,000 ($6,080 - $9,120). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each vase is delicately decorated to the exterior with five boys playing with cockerels and their young, surrounded by chrysanthemum stems and leafy vines with double gourds to one side, and large peony blooms beside goldfish swimming in a river to the other. The covers are moulded with a double peach finial and surrounded by... [Lire la suite]
07 mai 2015

A Famille Rose yellow-ground floral dish, Jiaqing six-character seal mark in iron red and of the period (1796-1820)

Lot 39. A Famille Rose yellow-ground floral dish, Jiaqing six-character seal mark in iron red and of the period (1796-1820). Estimate £6,000 – £8,000 ($9,120 - $12,160). Price realised GBP 10,625. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The dish is elaborately decorated to the exterior with colourful lotus flowers bearing the character fu for 'happiness', separated by further floral sprays, leafy scrolls, small peaches, and gilt wan characters. The interior is painted with a central... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2015

A blue and white 'Dragon' bowl, Daoguang six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1821-18

A blue and white 'Dragon' bowl, Daoguang six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1821-1850). Estimate £2,000 – £3,000 ($3,068 - $4,602). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The bowl is decorated in reserve with two striding dragons chasing the flaming pearl above a band of lotus petals. The interior is decorated with a dragon roundel. 5 in. (12.5 cm.) diam. Provenance: Christie's Paris, 14 June 2006, lot 361.Property from the Sui Yuan Zhai Collection. Christie's. CHINESE... [Lire la suite]
28 avril 2015

An underglaze-blue and iron-red-decorated ‘Dragon’ dish, Daoguang six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period

Lot 10. An underglaze-blue and iron-red-decorated ‘Dragon’ dish, Daoguang six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850); 7 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) diam. Estimate £8,000 – £12,000 ($12,112 - $18,168).  Price realised GBP 15,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The dish is decorated to the centre of the interior with an iron-red five-clawed dragon above crashing waves. The exterior is decorated with nine further iron-red dragons on a similar ground below a stylised floral... [Lire la suite]

28 avril 2015

A yellow-glazed bowl, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double-circle and of the period (1662-1722)

A yellow-glazed bowl, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double-circle and of the period (1662-1722). Estimate £10,000 – £15,000 ($15,140 - $22,710). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The bowl has deep rounded sides rising from a short foot, and is covered overall in an even pale yellow glaze. 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.) diam. Provenance: Christie's Paris, 14 June 2006, lot 356.With S. Marchant and Sons, London, 1980s.  Christie's. APPRECIATING ELEGANCE: ART FROM THE SUI YUAN ZHAI... [Lire la suite]
28 avril 2015

A pair of yellow-glazed incised floral dishes, Yongzheng six-character marks in underglaze blue within double circles and of the

A pair of yellow-glazed incised floral dishes, Yongzheng six-character marks in underglaze blue within double circles and of the period (1723-1735). Estimate £30,000 – £50,000 ($45,420 - $75,700). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each dish is delicately incised to the exterior with a band of large flower heads and leafy scrolls, covered overall in a vibrant yellow glaze. 5 ¾ in. (14.6 cm.) diam. Provenance: Formerly in a French private collection.Christie's Paris, 22 November 2006, lot 316. Note: Compare... [Lire la suite]
28 avril 2015

A small painted enamel 'European subject' snuff bottle, Qianlong four-character mark in blue emanel and of the period (1736-1795

Lot 2. A small painted enamel 'European subject' snuff bottle, Qianlong four-character mark in blue emanel and of the period (1736-1795). Overall 2 ½ in. (6.2 cm.) high including gilt-metal stopper. Estimate £15,000 – £20,000 ($22,710 - $30,280). Price realised GBP 17,500. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each side of the bottle is delicately painted with a cartouche within a floral border, enclosing a pastoral scene with two European ladies engaged in conversation under a tall tree.  ... [Lire la suite]
28 avril 2015

A small rare famille rose-enamelled glass miniature vase, Qianlong four-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 1. A small rare famille rose-enamelled glass miniature vase, Qianlong four-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 3 9/16 in. (9.1 cm.) high. Estimate £20,000 – £30,000 ($30,280 - $45,420). Price realised GBP 43,750. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The vase is enamelled to the exterior with an official holding a sceptre and accompanied by an attendant, beside three scholars standing below a large pine tree. Shoulao is depicted flying on a crane above a pavilion. The shoulders... [Lire la suite]