30 septembre 2018

A wucai ‘Dragon and Phoenix’ fan-shaped cricket case, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

Lot 3652. A wucai ‘Dragon and Phoenix’ fan-shaped cricket case, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619); 9.8 cm, 3 7/8  in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD (38,217 - 50,956 USD). Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. with straight sides rising from a knife-pared foot, each facet brightly enamelled with a leaping five-clawed dragon pursuing a flaming pearl beside a swooping phoenix, all amidst leafy sprays issuing stylised flower heads and within underglaze-blue double-line borders, the glazed... [Lire la suite]

30 septembre 2018

A large wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' dish, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 3656. A large wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' dish, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 32.5 cm, 12 3/4  in. Estimate: 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD (101,912 — 152,868 USD). Lot Sold 1,000,000 HKD (127,560 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. robustly potted with rounded sides resting on a tapered foot, the interior brightly painted with a central medallion enclosing two pairs of five-clawed dragons and swooping phoenix amongst meandering sprays of large peony blooms, encircled by two further... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2018

A wucai ‘figural’ beaker vase, gu, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 13. A wucai ‘figural’ beaker vase, gu, Qing dynasty, 19th century; 9 7/8 in. (25.1 cm.) high, box. Estimate HKD 30,000 - HKD 50,000 (USD 3,864 - USD 6,440). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 4 October 2018
24 septembre 2018

A wucai ‘Moon palace’ beaker vase, gu, Shunzhi period (1644-1661)

Lot 14. A wucai ‘Moon palace’ beaker vase, gu, Shunzhi period (1644-1661); 15 ¼ in. (38.8 cm.) high, box. Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 80,000(USD 7,728 - USD 10,304). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 4 October 2018
20 septembre 2018

A rare wucai 'Eight Immortals' bowl, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period

Lot 44. A rare wucai 'Eight Immortals' bowl, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619); 6 7/8 in. (17 cm.) diam., box. Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000 (USD 76,819 - USD 102,426). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 Provenance: Collection of Dr. Franco Vannotti of LuganoSold at Sotheby's London, 5 June 1956, lot 38Sold at Bonhams London, 6 November 2014, lot 244 Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]
13 septembre 2018

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

Lot 166. A pair of wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowls, Daoguang seal marks and period (1821-1850). Diameter 6 1/4  in., 15.9 cm. Estimate: 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 25,000 USD. © Sotheby's. each with deep, rounded sides set over a slightly tapered foot and flaring at the rim, the exterior painted in bright enamels with two five-clawed dragons each pursuing a 'flaming pearl', a pair of soaring phoenix dividing the dragons, the interior with a dragon medallion at the well, the base with a... [Lire la suite]

12 septembre 2018

A wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period

Lot 1376. A wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735); 5 7/8 in. (14.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018  The exterior is decorated with two descending phoenixes between green and iron-red dragons pursuing flaming pearls amidst flower sprigs, below a band of Buddhist emblems alternating with ruyi heads joined by a blue line, and the interior with an... [Lire la suite]
11 septembre 2018

A wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 165. A wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Diameter 6 in., 15.2 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000. Unsold. © Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides rising from a straight foot to flaring rim, the exterior painted in polychrome enamels with two five-clawed dragons each pursuing a 'flaming pearl', a pair of soaring phoenix dividing the beasts, the interior with a central dragon medallion at the well, the base with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue. ... [Lire la suite]
11 septembre 2018

A fine wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 164. A fine wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Diameter 6 3/8  in., 16.2 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000. Lot sold 35,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot to a gently flaring rim, painted to the exterior with two dragons each striding in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', divided by two phoenix in flight, reserved on a leafy floral ground, all below a band of 'Auspicious Emblems' and ruyi at... [Lire la suite]
04 septembre 2018

A large boldly enameled wucai zun-shaped vase, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619)

Lot 172. A large boldly enameled wucai zun-shaped vase, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619). Height 27 in., 68.6 cm. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 USD. © Sotheby's. rising from a tall spreading foot to a bulbous middle section, surmounted by a flaring neck with a horizontal rib and a galleried rim, painted in vibrant overglaze red, yellow, ocher, green and black enamels and underglaze blue with a band of prunus reserved on a green wave band, the lower section of the body with blossoming camellia and... [Lire la suite]