21 mai 2021

Dragons From The Empire – Imperial Ceramics From The Yidetang Collection at Christie's HK 28 may 2021

The Yidetang Collection was assembled by a remarkable man, distinguished both in his professional life and in his passion for treasuring fine Chinese ceramics and works of art. While the selection in this sale, “Dragons from the Empire – Imperial Ceramics from the Yidetang Collection”, is only a small part of this exceptional collection, we hope that it provides a glimpse through a window, through the eye of the dragon, into the essence of the collector. Each of these ceramics share robust... [Lire la suite]

26 avril 2021

Christie’s Hong Kong Presents Important Masterpieces From Distinguished Collections

Property Sold To Benefit The Robert Chang Art Education Charitable Foundation. An Important And Extremely Rare Blue And White ‘Kui Dragon’ Jar, Xuande Six-Character Mark In Underglaze Blue Within A Double Circle And Of The Period (1426-1435); 7 ¼ in. (18.3 cm.) high. Estimate: HK$30,000,000 – 50,000,000 / US$3,900,000 – 6,500,000. Price realised HKD 31,450,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021 Christie’s Hong Kong Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art auctions will take place on 28 May. This season presents... [Lire la suite]
09 décembre 2020

A small celadon-glazed incised dish, Xuande six-character mark and of the period (1426-1435)

Lot 152. A small celadon-glazed incised dish, Xuande six-character mark and of the period (1426-1435); 8.5cm (3 3/8in) diam. Estimate HK$ 100,000-150,000. Sold for HK$ 140,000. Photo: Bonhams. The finely-potted shallow sides rising from a tapered wedge-shaped foot to a flared barbed rim, faintly incised to the interior with stylised lingzhi scrolls encircling a six-character reign mark in underglaze blue, applied overall with a thick celadon glaze of sea-green tone, save for the unglazed footring fired... [Lire la suite]
10 juillet 2020

A fine blue and white ‘rose’ bird feeder, Xuande six-character mark in underglaze blue in a line and of the period (1426-1435)

Lot 2825. A fine blue and white ‘rose’ bird feeder, Xuande six-character mark in underglaze blue in a line and of the period (1426-1435); 8 13/16 in. (22.1 cm.) high overall. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 800,000. Price realised HKD 562,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The vessel is delicately potted with a flat base rising to a compressed globular body below a tapering mouth rim, applied to one shoulder with a small loop handle, painted on the exterior with cobalt of inky-blue tones... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2020

A fine and very rare early Ming white-glazed wine cup, Xuande six-character mark and of the period (1426-1435)

Lot 3982. A fine and very rare early Ming white-glazed wine cup, Xuande six-character mark and of the period (1426-1435); 8 3/8 in. (21.2 cm.) diam. Estimate 500,000 - HKD 700,000. Price realised HKD 2,900,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012.  The cup is thinly potted with flaring sides and slightly everted rim under even milky-white glaze, supported on a cylindrical foot and the base inscribed with the reign mark in underglaze blue. Provenance: Collection of H.R.N. NortonCarl... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2020

A fine large early Ming white-glazed anhua-decorated bowl, Xuande six-character mark and of the period (1426-1435)

Lot 3981. A fine large early Ming white-glazed anhua-decorated bowl, Xuande six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1426-1435); 8 3/8 in. (21.2 cm.) diam. Estimate 1,000,000 - HKD 1,500,000. Price realised HKD 980,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012. The bowl is potted with deep rounded sides. It is intricately incised to the exterior with two bands of lotus petals below a frieze of stylised waves around the mouth rim. The interior is decorated with a medallion in the... [Lire la suite]

09 avril 2020

A fine and rare early Ming blue and white fruit bowl, Xuande six-character mark in a line and of the period (1426-1435)

Lot 3973. A fine and rare early Ming blue and white fruit bowl, Xuande six-character mark in a line and of the period (1426-1435); 11 1/2 in. (28.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 2,500,000 - HKD 3,500,000. Price realised HKD 5,420,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012. The shallow bowl with rounded sides is delicately painted to the exterior in vibrant tones of blue with concentrated areas of 'heaping and piling', to depict a composite floral scroll including lotus, chrysanthemum, rose, tree peony,... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2020

A fine and extremely rare early Ming blue and white dish, Xuande six-character mark in a line and of the period (1426-1435)

  Lot 3972. A fine and extremely rare early Ming blue and white dish, Xuande six-character mark in a line and of the period (1426-1435); 10 7/8 in. (27.7 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 2,800,000 - HKD 3,800,000. Price realised HKD 5,060,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012. Finely potted with shallow, rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot ring. The dish is well painted in a vibrant, even cobalt blue on the interior with four lotus blossoms borne on a leafy, branching vine spiraling outward... [Lire la suite]
05 mars 2020

An extremely rare tianqi lacquer circular box and cover, Xuande six-character mark and of the period (1426-1435)

Lot 2025. An extremely rare tianqi lacquer circular box and cover, Xuande six-character mark and of the period (1426-1435); 2 3/4 in. (7.1 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 800,000. Price realised HKD 740,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010 Delicately incised and gilt to the cover with a single central gardenia bloom flanked by two further buds and furled leaves, all picked out in red, brown, green and black and reserved on a diaper ground of wan characters, the... [Lire la suite]
27 décembre 2019

A rare early Ming blue and white lianzi bowl, Xuande six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1426-1435)

Lot 1931. A rare early Ming blue and white lianzi bowl, Xuande six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1426-1435); 8 1/4 in. (20.8 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000. Price realised HKD 7,470,000. © Christies Image Ltd 2013 Finely potted with deep rounded sides rising straight to the rim, the centre of the interior is painted with a fruiting and flowering pomegranate spray within a double-circle medallion, surrounded by a lotus scroll on the cavetto below a keyfret... [Lire la suite]