11 avril 2018

A wucai brush pot, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 2262. A wucai brush pot, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 200,000. Price realised HKD 250,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The cylindrical brush pot is enamelled on the exterior, within a double-line border, with three ladies seated within a pavilion observing a distant landscape. The other side is decorated with three iron-red seals and a short poetic inscription followed by two characters, Qi Xia. Note: The inscription is a short poem,... [Lire la suite]
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11 avril 2018

A fine wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark within double circles and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 2116. A fine wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark within double circles and of the period (1662-1722); 5 1/8 in. (13.1 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 700,000 - HKD 1,000,000. Price realised HKD 1,050,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 The bowl is well potted with curved sides rising to a flared rim. The exterior is finely detailed in underglaze-blue and wucai enamels with a pair of five-clawed, striding dragons, each in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', one in red enamel... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2018

A wucai cricket jar, Ming dynasty, 16th -17th century

Lot 2963. A wucai cricket jar, Ming dynasty, 16th -17th century; 14.5 cm., 5 3/4 in. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD. Lot sold 187,500 HKD (15,233 EUR) (24,073 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's 2008. the deep straight sides of the cylindrical container slightly bowing in the middle, painted on the exterior in green, turquoise, yellow and iron-red enamels with large peony blooms issuing from rocks and birds perched on branches, fitted with a later black lacquer cover. Provenance: Formerly in a Japanese... [Lire la suite]
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26 mars 2018

A rare wucai square censer, 17th century

Lot 731. A rare wucai square censer, 17th century; 4 ½ in. (11.4 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The square body is decorated on each side in vibrant tones of green, red and blue enamels with immortals, each holding his attributes. The body is supported on a high shouldered base of conforming form, pierced on each side with three quatrefoil apertures, surrounded by delicate flower scroll, and raised on four outcurved feet. An... [Lire la suite]
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23 mars 2018

A rare wucai ‘phoenix’ double-gourd-form wall vase, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double rectangle and of

Lot 730. A rare wucai ‘phoenix’ double-gourd-form wall vase, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double rectangle and of the period (1573-1619); 15 ¾ in. (40 cm.) high. Estimate USD 120,000 - USD 180,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2018 The lower body is decorated with two phoenixes confronted above blue rocks amidst flowering peony within a shaped panel below an upper panel of a bird perched on a rock in the midst of further peonies and birds in flight beneath trailing clouds.... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2018

A massive and extremely rare wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' hexagonal vase, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 3239. A massive and extremely rare wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' hexagonal vase, Wanli six-character mark within a double rectangle in a line and of the period (1573-1619); 33 1/4 in. (84.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 1,200,000 - HKD 1,800,000. Price realised HKD 1,120,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014   The vase is sturdily potted with a fluted bulbous mid-section between hexagonal upper and lower sections. The mid-section is colourfully painted on the lobes with... [Lire la suite]

21 mars 2018

A small wucai wine cup, Wanli six-character mark within a circle and of the period (1573-1619) 

Lot 2213. A small wucai wine cup, Wanli six-character mark within a circle and of the period (1573-1619); 2 11/16 in. (6.8 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 120,000 - HKD 180,000. Price realised HKD 560,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2012 The shallow rounded sides are painted with four quatrefoil panels each depicting a seated scholar in a garden setting, interspersed with floral sprigs. The interior is painted with a medallion of leafy floral spray, surrounded by four clusters of grapes around the... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2018

A rare wucai lobed jar, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 601. A rare wucai lobed jar, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1573-1619); 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 56,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The molded sides are decorated with a continuous walled garden populated with cats variously shown seated on pedestals in front of screens, some peeking from behind screens, or shown alternating with dogs in the foreground, while two further dogs are shown seated and barking at... [Lire la suite]
22 février 2018

A famille-verte garlic mouth 'Fish and aquatic plant' vase, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Lot 3101. A wucai garlic mouth 'Fish and aquatic plant' vase, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620); 40.3 cm., 15 7/8  in. Estimate 400,000 - 600,000 HKD. Lot sold 500,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2013. of compressed globular form supported on a slightly flared foot, sweeping up to a tall waisted neck and garlic mouth, freely decorated in underglazed-blue, iron-red, yellow and green enamels with a variety of fish and crustaceans swimming among aquatic plants above a bed of... [Lire la suite]
16 février 2018

A wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowl, mark and period of Jiaqing (1796-1820)

Lot 2650. A wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowl, mark and period of Jiaqing (1796-1820); 14.8 cm., 5 7/8 in. Estimate 120,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot Sold 200,000HKD. Photo Sotheby's 2008 the deep rounded sides rising from a short foot, finely painted on the exterior with two dragons amidst flower sprays and divided by two descending phoenix, all below a narrow ruyi and bajixiang band at the rim, the interior with a medallion enclosing a scaly five-clawed dragon in... [Lire la suite]