22 mars 2020

A fine pair of small white-glazed wine cups, marks and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 3028. A fine pair of small white-glazed wine cups, marks and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 3.6 cm., 1 3/8 in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot Sold 920,000. Photo Sotheby's finely potted with steep gently curved sides rising from a short tapering foot to a very slightly everted rim, applied with a bright translucent-white glaze fitted with a gold ring encircling the foot and rim, inscribed on the base with a six-character mark within a double-circle in underglaze blue. ... [Lire la suite]

22 mars 2020

A white-glazed chrysanthemum-shaped box and cover, Qing dynasty, early 18th century

  Lot 3500. A white-glazed chrysanthemum-shaped box and cover, Qing dynasty, early 18th century; 6 5/16 in. (16 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 120,000. Price Realized HKD 137,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013  The slightly domed cover is finely moulded with four concentric rings of chrysanthemum petals radiating from a stylised flowerhead in the centre, and the fluted box is moulded with a single band of petals. It is covered with a white glaze of faint bluish tinge, and the... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2020

A rare soft-paste white-glazed incised 'chrysanthemum' censer, Qianlong incised six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-

Lot 3501. A rare soft-paste white-glazed incised 'chrysanthemum' censer, Qianlong incised six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 5 in. (12.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 400,000. Price Realized HKD 1,600,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The vessel is after a bronze prototype with a cylindrical cross-section, supported on three squat cabriole legs. Incised on the interior with a centralised chrysanthemum motif, and the exterior and legs with scrolling... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2020

A soft-paste white-glazed peach-form brush washer, Qianlong incised six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 3504. A soft-paste white-glazed peach-form brush washer, Qianlong incised six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 500,000. Price Realized HKD 500,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The washer is modelled in peach form with subtly incurving sides. One side of the washer moulded with a large peach growing from a gnarled leafy branch. The milky-white transparent glaze with slight crackle. Incised on the underside with the... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2020

A very rare pair of white-glazed 'Liu Hai' vases, Yongzheng four-character seal marks and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 3494. A very rare pair of white-glazed 'Liu Hai' vases, Yongzheng four-character seal marks and of the period (1723-1735); 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000. Price Realized HKD 2,920,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Each vase is delicately potted with a globular body supported on a stepped foot, and surmounted by a cylindrical neck rising to a flaring mouth rim. Each is moulded with two sets of double bowstring bands, one encircling the foot, the other... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2020

A white-glazed olive-shaped vase with handles, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3016. A white-glazed olive-shaped vase with handles, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 26.8 cm., 10 5/8 in. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 2,660,000. Photo Sotheby's elegantly potted with curved sides rising to a rounded shoulder, surmounted by a slender waisted neck with a cup-shaped mouth, the neck flanked by ear-shaped handles, applied overall with a lustrous white glaze, the recessed base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark within a... [Lire la suite]

19 mars 2020

A rare incised and moulded white-glazed bowl, Hongwu period (1368-1398)

Lot 3295. A rare incised and moulded white-glazed bowl, Hongwu period (1368-1398); 8 3/8 in. (21.2 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 800,000 - HKD 1,500,000. Price Realized HKD 1,120,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The bowl is potted with thick, rounded sides rising to an everted mouth rim. The interior is incised with an S-form double-headed ruyi cloud motif, surrounded on the cavetto by a pair of moulded long-tailed phoenix in flight. Each with their wings out-stretched and... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2020

A rare biscuit-decorated white-glazed 'dragon' bowl, Hongzhi six-character mark and of the period (1488-1505)

Lot 1363. A rare biscuit-decorated white-glazed 'dragon' bowl, Hongzhi six-character mark within a double-circle and of the period (1488-1505); 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) diam. Estimate 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 80,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010 The interior with a central roundel incised with a five-clawed dragon reserved in the biscuit, the exterior sides similarly decorated with two further dragons striding amidst incised crested waves above a band of jagged rocks. Provenance: W.A. Evill... [Lire la suite]
11 février 2020

A small biscuit-decorated white-glazed reticulated bowl, Ming dynasty-early 17th century

Lot 1773. A small biscuit-decorated white-glazed reticulated bowl, Ming dynasty-early 17th century; 3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000. Price realised USD 10,625. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.  The deep rounded sides rising to an everted rim and delicately pierced with wan diaper between five roundels applied in biscuit with figures of Shoulao and the Eight Daoist Immortals in pairs, slip-decorated with a band of foliate scrolls above and detached clouds... [Lire la suite]
11 février 2020

A rare white-glazed archaistic 'libation' cup, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 1770. A rare white-glazed archaistic 'libation' cup, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 4½ in. (11.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 20,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.  Made in imitation of archaistic rhinoceros horn cups, and of rectangular section, with a raised band of simplified taotie masks around the waist and bands of stiff leaves incised on the pedestal foot and upper body which is applied with four small chilong, the openwork... [Lire la suite]