24 septembre 2017

A wucai gu-form beaker vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1222. A wucai gu-form beaker vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722), 21 ¾ in. (55.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 11,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Each register of the vase is decorated with blossoming peonies growing amidst blue rocks, with an addition of a pheasant in flight on the upper section, and with some gilt highlights. Property from the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation, New York. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works... [Lire la suite]

17 septembre 2017

A pair of wucai 'lingzhi and peony' bowls, Daoguang seal marks and period (1821-1850)

Lot 244. A pair of wucai 'lingzhi and peony' bowls, Daoguang seal marks and period (1821-1850). Diameter 6 in., 15.1 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 37,500 USD. © Sotheby's. each with the deep rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to a slightly flared rim, painted to the exterior with a peony branch and a lingzhi spray, the interior decorated in underglaze blue with a central medallion enclosing a flower basket, surrounded by four flower sprigs at... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2017

A pair of wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowls, Jiaqing seal marks and period (1796-1820)

Lot 31. A pair of wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowls, Jiaqing seal marks and period (1796-1820). Diameter 5 3/4  in., 14.5 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 112,500 USD. © Sotheby's. each potted with deep rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot to a gently flared rim, painted to the exterior with two dragons striding in pursuit of 'flaming pearls', divided by phoenix in flight, reserved on a leafy floral ground, all below a band of 'Eight Buddhist... [Lire la suite]
29 août 2017

A rare wucai double-gourd ewer and cover, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620)

Lot 61. A rare wucai double-gourd ewer and cover, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620). Height 6 5/8  in., 16.8 cm. Estimate $8,000–12,000. Lot sold 12,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. painted in underglaze blue and enamels, the lower bulb with cockerels and birds in a garden landscape of flowering peonies growing amidst pierced rockwork, with further birds amidst peonies painted to the upper bulb, divided by a band of keyfret at the waist, the high loop handle and carved spout painted with blossoming... [Lire la suite]
26 août 2017

A fine wucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 3. A fine wucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Diameter 5 1/4  in., 13.2 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 87,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. with deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to a gently flared rim, the exterior vividly decorated with a green and a red dragon striding in pursuit of 'flaming pearls', separated by a pair of descending phoenix, all below a band of the 'Eight Buddhist Emblems' and ruyi motifs at the... [Lire la suite]
26 août 2017

A large wucai 'dragon' dish, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 739. A large wucai 'dragon' dish, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722), 12 ¾ in. (32.4 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The dish is decorated in the center with pairs of five-clawed dragons and phoenixes in flight amidst peony leaves and blossoms, and the well is decorated en suite with dragons, phoenixes and peony. The exterior is also decorated with dragons and phoenixes amidst morning... [Lire la suite]

20 août 2017

Christie’s presents the distinguished Le Cong Tang Collection to lead the November sale of Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art

A highly important and extremely rare Wucai ‘fish’ jar and cover, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue (1522-1566). 18 1/8 in. (46 cm. Estimate on Request. © Christie’s Images Limited 2017 Hong Kong – This Autumn a series of extraordinary works from the celebrated Le Cong Tang collection will be offered for auction, forming a focal point for the season. This renowned collection has been meticulously amassed with a discerning eye and the selection to be offered comprises exquisite items created... [Lire la suite]
19 août 2017

Covered Octagonal Box, Ming dynasty, Wanli Period (1573-1620)

Covered Octagonal Box, Ming dynasty, Wanli Period (1573-1620). Porcelain with underglaze blue and overglaze enamel decoration (Wucai ware), 4 5/16 x 5 11/16 inches (11 x 14.5 cm). The Dr. Francis W. Lewis Collection, 1905; 1905-202,a © 2017 Philadelphia Museum of Art.
11 août 2017

A wucai hexagonal'dragon' box, Wanli six-character mark within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 821. A wucai hexagonal'dragon' box, Wanli six-character mark within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619), 5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 87,500 © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 Each side of the box is painted in vibrant green, yellow and iron-red enamels with a writhing five-clawed dragon chasing a flaming pearl, surrounded by leafy flower stems, Japanese double box, Japanese lacquer cover. Provenance: In Japan since the Edo... [Lire la suite]
10 août 2017

Wucai Hexalobed Kilin Basin, Late Ming Dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Wucai Hexalobed Kilin Basin, Late Ming Dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619), Jingdezhen kiln, height 11.3 cm Diameter 35.3 cm © Iidashi Bijutsu Museum