05 décembre 2019

A very rare wucai 'dragon and phoenix' seal paste box and cover, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1620)

Lot 1856. A very rare wucai 'dragon and phoenix' seal paste box and cover, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1620); 2 3/16 in. (5.5 cm.) diam. Estimate: HKD 70,000 - HKD 90,000. Price realised HKD 235,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. Of circular section, the domed cover painted with a phoenix and a dragon divided by a 'flaming pearl' amidst cloud scrolls, the sides of the box decorated with four sets of flower sprays, Japanese wood box.  Provenance: The Mitsui... [Lire la suite]

04 décembre 2019

A wucai 'narcissus' month cup, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 352. A wucai 'narcissus' month cup, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 6 cm, 2 3/8  in. Estimate HKD 80,000 — 120,000. Lot Sold 250,000 HKD (31,938 USD). © Sotheby's. enamelled with a scene of flowering narcissus blooms and roses. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, including Snuff Bottles and Jades from an Old Hong Kong Family Collection, Hong Kong, 28 november 2019
04 décembre 2019

A wucai 'narcissus' month cup, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 351. A wucai 'narcissus' month cup, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 6 cm, 2 3/8  in. Estimate HKD 80,000 — 120,000. Lot Sold 300,000 HKD (38,325 USD). © Sotheby's. enamelled with a scene of flowering narcissus blooms and roses. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, including Snuff Bottles and Jades from an Old Hong Kong Family Collection, Hong Kong, 28 november 2019
03 décembre 2019

A very rare wucai pierced rectangular 'dragon' box and cover, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1620)

Lot 1857. A very rare wucai pierced rectangular 'dragon' box and cover, Wanli six-character mark within double-rectangles and of the period (1573-1620);  12½ in. (31.8 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 350,000 - HKD 450,000. Price Realized: 1,027,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008 Of rectangular form, the domed cover with a lobed diamond-shaped panel containing two five-clawed confronting dragons between a 'flaming pearl' amidst a composite floral-scroll ground, pierced with numerous small circular... [Lire la suite]
26 novembre 2019

A fine Ming wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' pen-tray, Wanli six-character mark within a rectangle and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 611. A fine Ming wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' pen-tray, Wanli six-character mark within a rectangle and of the period (1573-1619); 12 1/4 in. (31.2 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 700,000. Price realised HKD 815,000. © Christie's Image Ltd The pen-tray is strongly potted with low flaring sides, the interior divided by a mountain-shaped pen rest, and boldly painted in the larger compartment with a phoenix and a dragon in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' above waves crashing against a... [Lire la suite]
19 novembre 2019

A rare small wucai ‘Dragon and Phoenix’ dish, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 3072. A rare small wucai ‘Dragon and Phoenix’ dish, Wanli six-character mark within a double circle in underglaze blue and of the period (1573-1619); 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm.). Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 200,000 (USD 19,242 - USD 25,656). Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The dish is painted to the centre with a five-clawed dragon and phoenix in flight in pursuit of a flaming pearl, the cavetto is similarly painted with two pairs of dragons and phoenix interspersed by ruyi clouds.... [Lire la suite]

08 novembre 2019

A wucai 'boneless' 'Butterfly and aster' cup, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 151. A wucai 'boneless' 'Butterfly and aster' cup, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Diameter 6.4 cm, 2½ in. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 25,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's the rounded sides rising to a subtly flared rim, elegantly enamelled to the exterior with a leafy sprig of bright yellow asters, accompanied by three butterflies detailed with various colours and patterns, the countersunk base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark within a... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2019

A rare wucai 'month' cup, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 149. A rare wucai 'month' cup, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Diameter 6.5 cm, 2½ in. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 112,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's finely potted, the deep rounded sides rising from a short foot to a flared rim, delicately enamelled around the exterior with a red-flowering peach tree with small blossoms among scant leaves, representing the third month, the reverse inscribed in underglaze blue with a poem followed by a seal mark reading... [Lire la suite]
04 novembre 2019

A wucai 'dragon and phoenix' sweetmeat box, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620)

Lot 145. A wucai 'dragon and phoenix' sweetmeat box, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620). Diameter 24 cm, 9½ in.. Estimate:  4,000 - 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 6,875 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the interior modelled with a central floral-shaped compartment with six radiating sections, painted with dragons and phoenix in flight amidst blossoms on leafy sprigs, the exterior similarly decorated, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark within a double circle in underglaze blue. ... [Lire la suite]
02 novembre 2019

A fine and rare wucai brush handle, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Lot 38. A fine and rare wucai brush handle, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620); 18.5 cm., 7 1/4 in. Estimate 2,500,000 — 3,000,000. Lot Sold 5,420,000 HKD (310,922 USD). Photo Sotheby's.  the bulblous body with a long cylindrical handle surmounted with a pointed knop, the sides painted with two dragons, one blue and one red, both in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' amidst scattered scrolling clouds above crashing waves and tall rocks on the rim, all below a band of... [Lire la suite]