13 janvier 2017

An unusual wucai beaker vase, Shunzhi period (1644-1661)

Lot 3538. An unusual wucai beaker vase, Shunzhi period (1644-1661). Estimate $8,000 – $12,000. Price Realized $35,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The vase is decorated on the exterior in underglaze blue and shades of iron-red, green and aubergine glazes with a scene of a peacock perched on a rock beneath a prunus tree next to a flowering peony branch as another peacock flies above amidst smaller birds. 16 ½ in. (41.9 cm.) high  Provenance: J. Reuben Antiques, London, 1987.Collection of... [Lire la suite]

13 janvier 2017

A large wucai brush pot, Transitional period, circa 1650-1660

  Lot 3542. A large wucai brush pot, Transitional period, circa 1650-1660. Estimate $30,000 – $40,000. Price Realized $185,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The cylindrical brush pot is decorated on the exterior with a pheasant perched on a large blue rock, with large flowering tree peony branches and crab apple blossoms appearing from behind further rocks. On the other side two yellow-breasted birds with green wings flutter above a blue rock surrounded by bamboo and pine branches. The flat... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2017

A large wucai jar and cover, Shunzhi period (1644-1661)

Lot 3541. A large wucai jar and cover, Shunzhi period (1644-1661). Estimate $15,000 – $18,000. Price Realized $68,750. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015  The broad, high-shouldered jar is vibrantly decorated with two dragons, one yellow and one green, writhing above waves in pursuit of a pearl amidst flames. The cover is decorated with three Buddhist emblems enclosed by rocks and waves. The flat base is unglazed. 14 ¾ in. (37.4 cm.) high  Provenance: Frank Caro & Co.,... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2017

A wucai sleeve vase, Shunzhi period, circa 1645-1660

Lot 3545. A wucai sleeve vase, Shunzhi period, circa 1645-1660. Estimate $12,000 – $18,000. Price Realized $75,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The vase is decorated on the exterior in underglaze blue and iron-red and yellow, green and aubergine glazes with four oblong cartouches each containing a spray of either chrysanthemum, peony, magnolia or crab apple, all beneath the waisted neck with fruiting branches bearing vibrant peaches and pomegranates. The flat base is unglazed. 15 in.... [Lire la suite]
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12 janvier 2017

A wucai gu-form vase, Shunzhi period, circa 1650

Lot 3549. A wucai gu-form vase, Shunzhi period, circa 1650. Estimate $40,000 – $60,000. Price Realized $106,250. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The tall slender vase, of cylindrical form flaring toward the mouth, is brightly enameled and decorated on the upper register with a scene set against an iron-red diaper ground, depicting a fierce tiger standing in a blue-wash pool, and a sinuous dragon emerging from clouds above in pursuit of a flaming pearl. The scene is set above a band of flowers and... [Lire la suite]
12 janvier 2017

A rare wucai sleeve vase, Shunzhi period, circa 1645-1655

Lot 3547. A rare wucai sleeve vase, Shunzhi period, circa 1645-1655. Estimate $30,000 – $40,000. Price Realized $233,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The vase is of elongated, high-shouldered, tapering cylindrical form with a waisted neck and is finely decorated with a large Lake Tai garden rock amidst flowering branches of chrysanthemums, tree peonies, bamboo shoots, narcissi and millet stalks. The scene is set beneath sprays of lotus, peonies and camelia on the neck and an incised band on... [Lire la suite]

12 janvier 2017

A large wucai jar and cover, Transitional period, mid-17th century

Lot 3539. A large wucai jar and cover, Transitional period, mid-17th century. Estimate $30,000 – $40,000. Price Realized $106,250. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The broad-shouldered jar is decorated with a scene of a lady with long sleeves in a palace setting attended by various female and male attendants. The domed cover with bud-form finial is decorated with boys at play. The base is unglazed. 18 ¾ in. (47.6 cm.) high. Provenance: An Important Collection of Chinese Porcelain, The... [Lire la suite]
26 décembre 2016

A wucai porcelain vase and cover with playing boys and figures, China, 17th century

Lot 274. A wucai porcelain vase and cover with playing boys and figures, China, 17th century. Estimate 500/800 €. Lot sold 1 200 €. Photo Nagel H. 40 cm. One piece to neck re-stuck, fine cracks, minor wear Property from an old German private collection  Nagel. Asian Art, 09.12.2016
26 décembre 2016

An unusual decorated wucai porcelain yenyen, China, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 271. An unusual decorated wucai porcelain yenyen, China, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 4 000/6 000 €. Lot sold 7 000 €. Photo Nagel H. 47,2 cm. The colors later added (?), few small enamel flakes, few tiny chips Provenance: Former old German noble collection, assembled according to the present owner prior 1939  Nagel. Asian Art, 09.12.2016
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22 décembre 2016

Jar with a scene of fish in a lotus pond, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Jiajing mark and of the period (1522-1566)

Jar with a scene of fish in a lotus pond, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Jiajing mark and of the period (1522-1566), China, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province. Porcelain with underglaze and overglaze polychrome decoration, wucai. H. 9 1/2 in x W. 9 1/2 in. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60P17. © 2016 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture Jiajing mark of the period. The six-character mark at the base reads: "Produced during the Jiajing reign of the great Ming."