18 mai 2017

A blue and white ‘mythical animals’ bowl, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 3191.  A blue and white ‘mythical animals’ bowl, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1573-1619), 6.5 in. (16.6 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 700,000 - HKD 900,000 (USD 90,268 - USD 116,060). Price realised HKD 812,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017   The deep rounded sides are well painted with a continuous band of animals, including five-clawed dragons, fox, qilin and ox, above six of the Eight Treasures around the foot and below a band of... [Lire la suite]

28 mai 2016

A rare late Ming blue and white double-gourd wall-vase, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period

  Lot 3224. A rare late Ming blue and white double-gourd wall-vase, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1573-1609). Estimate HK$600,000 – HK$800,000 (US$77,602 - $103,470). Price realised HKD 750,000 (USD 96,973). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  The vase is painted on the lower gourd with a Daoist sage and his attendants seated before a screen in a garden setting under pine trees and behind ornamental rocks. The upper gourd is decorated with birds amid peonies and trees.... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2015

Two blue and white circular box bases, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period and Wanli six-character mark and of the peri

Two blue and white circular box bases, the first with Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1522-1566); the second with Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1573-1619). Estimate £2,000 – £3,000 ($3,068 - $4,602). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The first base is decorated to the exterior with floral cartouches below a keyfret band at the rim. The second base is modelled to the interior with compartments arranged as a flower-head and is decorated to the exterior with... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2015

A large, rare and impressive blue and white 'phoenix' vase, meiping, Wanli six-character markand of the period

Lot 12. A large, rare and impressive blue and white 'phoenix' vase, meiping, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1573-1619); 22 ¾ in. (58 cm.) high. Estimate £40,000 – £60,000 ($60,560 - $90,840). Price realised GBP 146,500. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The exterior of the sturdily potted vase is boldly painted in shades of underglaze cobalt blue depicting two phoenixes in flight amidst clouds, set between a band of tall lotus lappets surrounding the base and... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2015

A rare large wucai box and cover, Wanli six character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period

A rare large wucai box and cover, Wanli six character mark  in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619). Estimate $80,000 – $120,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The cover is decorated below the lotus bud finial with a band of radiating iron-red petal lappets and a continuous scene of scholars and attendants above a band of birds and butterflies amidst fruiting and flowering branches extending from either side of blue rocks on the sides. The sides of the bowl are decorated with... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2012

A Rare Blue And White Rectangular Pen Tray. Wanli Six-Character Mark In Underglaze Blue And Of The Period (1573-1619)

A Rare Blue And White Rectangular Pen Tray. Wanli Six-Character Mark In Underglaze Blue And Of The Period (1573-1619). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The tray is sturdily potted with low sides flaring from the thick rectangular foot to the everted rim with indented corners. The interior is divided into two compartments by a three-peaked pen rest. The bottom of the longer compartment has molded decoration of a pair of confronted dragons contesting a flaming pearl amidst scrolling clouds above a rocky peak, below a pair of... [Lire la suite]