26 juillet 2020

Blue and white porcelains from the Collection of Peter Tcherepnine sold at Christie's, 7 - 24 July 2020

Lot 6. A small blue and white ovoid 'dragon and phoenix' jar, Wanli six-character mark within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619); 51⁄4 in. (13.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000 (EUR 8,923 - EUR 13,384.50). Price realised USD 16,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The sides are decorated with two five-clawed dragons pursuing flaming pearls alternating with two phoenixes, all amidst foliate scroll between a band of 'The Three Friends of Winter' on the shoulder and ribbon-tied... [Lire la suite]

05 avril 2020

A fine and very rare wucai 'dragon and phoenix' octafoil box and cover, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 1315. A fine and very rare wucai 'dragon and phoenix' octafoil box and cover, Wanli six-character mark within double squares and of the period (1573-1619); 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 4,000,000 - HKD 6,000,000. Price Realized HKD 4,376,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2006. The box finely potted with slightly tapered sides fluted into eight lobes, vividly painted in underglaze-blue and vibrant enamels around the exterior with four descending dragons... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2020

A very rare blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period

Lot 2116. A very rare blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619); 5 in. (12.7 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price Realized USD 68,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The bowl is thinly potted with rounded sides flaring to a gently everted mouth rim. The exterior is painted in cobalt of deep sapphire-blue tones with two striding five-clawed dragons in pursuit of 'flaming pearls'... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2020

A rare large blue and white 'dragon' jar, Wanli six-character mark within double circles and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 3303. A rare large blue and white 'dragon' jar, Wanli six-character mark within double circles and of the period (1573-1619); 20 1/4 in. (51.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 800,000 - HKD 1,200,000. Price Realized HKD 2,320,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The jar is sturdily potted with gently rounded sides rising to a short waisted neck below a lipped rim, finely painted on the exterior in vivid blue tones with a ferocious five-clawed dragon with well-defined scales turning... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2020

A wucai 'figures' deep bowl, Wanli six-character mark within double circles and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 3301. A wucai 'figures' deep bowl, Wanli six-character mark within double circles and of the period (1573-1619); 6 1/8 in. (15.7 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 900,000 - HKD 1,200,000. Price Realized HKD 1,180,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The bowl is finely potted with deep rounded sides rising from a tall narrow foot to a straight rim, vividly painted in red, green, brown, yellow enamels and underglaze blue with a continuous landscape depicting two scholars dressed in official... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2020

A rare large late Ming wucai dish, Wanli six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 3592. A rare large late Ming wucai dish, Wanli six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1573-1619); 11 3/4 in. (29.8 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000. Price Realized HKD 3,140,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. Finely painted in a brilliant palette on the interior with Shoulao seated on a rock beside an attendant being greeted by the Eight Immortals, Baxian, in a rocky landscape with gnarled pine branches and lingzhi, the cavetto decorated... [Lire la suite]

07 mars 2020

A rare small wucai dish, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 1317. A rare small wucai dish, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619); 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.) diam. Estimate 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 11,875. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010 Painted on the interior with two birds perched in the branches of a fruiting pomegranate tree above branches of red roses, the reverse painted in underglaze blue with two chilong grasping leafy lingzhi sprays, all within double blue line borders,... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2020

A rare wucai 'Dragon' dish, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 1454. A rare wucai 'Dragon' dish, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619); 12½ in. (31.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 115,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 43,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013.  The dish has shallow rounded sides that rise to an everted rim and is decorated in the interior with a dragon supporting a basket of peaches flanked by two dragons holding wan emblems below two further dragons mutually holding a lotus blossom... [Lire la suite]
30 décembre 2019

An unusual large wucai bowl, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 1289. An unusual large wucai bowl, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619); 15¾ in. (40 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The deep, rounded sides that rise to a slightly everted rim are decorated on the exterior with two scenes, one of two scholars on horseback accompanied by their attendants in a landscape setting, and the other of an attendant standing... [Lire la suite]
28 décembre 2019

A blue and white moulded 'lotus' dish, Wanli underglaze blue six-character mark within a double circle and of the period

Lot 357. A blue and white moulded 'lotus' dish, Wanli underglaze blue six-character mark within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619); 7½ in. (19 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000. Price realised GBP 20,000. © Christies Image Ltd 2012 The dish is delicately moulded in the form of a lotus flower, supported on a short straight foot. The interior has a roundel to the centre containing a Tibetan character, encircled by two ruyi-bands and two rows of overlapping petals.... [Lire la suite]