19 novembre 2019

A fine and exceedingly rare copper-red decorated ‘Three fish’ stem cup, Xuande six-character mark and of the period (1426-1435)

Lot 3005. A fine and exceedingly rare copper-red decorated ‘Three fish’ stem cup, Xuande six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1426-1435); 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 25,000,000 - HKD 30,000,000 (USD 3,206,982 - USD 3,848,379). Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The cup is delicately potted with deep rounded sides rising to a slightly flared rim, and is supported on a hollow splayed foot. The exterior is exquisitely decorated... [Lire la suite]

13 novembre 2019

A rare blue and white ‘floral scroll’ jar, Xuande six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period

Lot 2922. A rare blue and white ‘floral scroll’ jar, Xuande six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1426-1435), yellow enamel later; 4 7/8 in. (12.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 2,000,000 - HKD 3,000,000 (USD 256,590 - USD 384,885). Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.   The jar is potted with a bulbous body rising from a stepped foot to a short neck, painted in cobalt blue with a composite floral scroll comprising peony, lotus and chrysanthemum,... [Lire la suite]
30 septembre 2019

A blue and white bird feeder, Xuande six-character mark in undrglaze blue and of the period (1426-1435)

Lot 164. A blue and white bird feeder, Xuande six-character mark in undrglaze blue and of the period (1426-1435); 2 in.(5.1 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 80,000 (USD 6,411 - USD 10,257). © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 box.  Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including the Quek Kiok Lee Collection, Hong Kong, 9 October 2019
24 septembre 2019

A very fine and rare early Ming carved cinnabar lacquer circular box and cover, inscribed Xuande six-character mark and of the p

Lot 673. A very fine and rare early Ming carved cinnabar lacquer circular box and cover, inscribed Xuande six-character mark and of the period (1426-1435); 5 3/8 in. (13.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 454,100. © Christie's Image Ltd 2002  The cover deeply carved to the yellow ground to depict a peony in full bloom surrounded by four newly opened buds borne on a leafy branch, the sides of the box and cover with a composite flower scroll comprising... [Lire la suite]
31 août 2019

An underglaze-blue and overglaze-red bowl and cover, Xuande six-character mark and of the period (1426-1435)

Lot 99. An underglaze-blue and overglaze-red bowl and cover, Xuande six-character mark and of the period (1426-1435); 6.7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000. Price realised GBP 26,450. © Christie’s Images Limited 1998 The bowl with deep sides rising to a flaring rim, decorated in iron-red with dragons in pursuit of the flaming pearl, amidst cloud wisps and above a band around the foot enclosing crested waves, the domed cover similarly decorated around the central... [Lire la suite]
31 août 2019

Ming dynasty Monochrome Porcelains sold at Christie's London, 16 November 1998

Lot 89. A rare anhua-decorated monk's cap ewer, sengmao hu, Yongle period (1403-1425); 8 in. (21 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 12,000 - GBP 15,000. Price realised GBP 18,400. © Christie’s Images Limited 1998 Of characteristic form, with a strap handle set to the shoulder, barbed 'monk's-cap' outline along the rim, and anhua-decorated ruyi terminals where the tall looping handle meets the body, a small eyelet on the rim interior, overall covered in a soft creamy-white glaze,... [Lire la suite]

31 août 2019

Ming dynasty blue and white porcelains sold at Christie's London, 16 November 1998

Lot 55. A blue and white saucer-dish, Yongle period (1403-1425); 13 in. (35 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000. Price realised GBP 20,700. © Christie’s Images Limited 1998 Painted in a rich cobalt blue with characteristic 'heaping and piling' visible in areas, to the centre with a ribboned lotus bouquet, within three concentric bands, the well with leafy scrolling tendrils issuing peony, lotus and chrysanthemum blooms, below a classic-scroll border, the exterior with a similar... [Lire la suite]
31 mai 2019

A fine and extremely rare early-Ming blue and white ‘lotus’ dish, Xuande six-character mark and of the period (1426-1435)

Lot 2812. A fine and extremely rare early-Ming blue and white ‘lotus’ dish, Xuande six-character mark in underglaze blue in a line and of the period (1426-1435); 10 ¾ in. (27.6 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 1,800,000 - HKD 2,500,000. Price realised HKD 3,725,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The dish is painted in deep cobalt tones in the interior with a lotus scroll in a central medallion with four blooms revolving around a central flower, the well with a similar scroll but with the... [Lire la suite]
17 juin 2018

An important and extremely rare early Ming massive blue and white charger, Xuande six-character mark and of the period

Lot 3820. An important and extremely rare early Ming massive blue and white charger, Xuande six-character mark and of the period (1426-1435); 28 7/8 in. (73.2 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 3,000,000 - HKD 4,000,000. Price Realized HKD 3,620,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011  The unusually large charger finely and confidently painted on the interior medallion with two long-tailed parrots perched on fruiting peach branches, the birds' arched bodies leaning towards each other, encircled... [Lire la suite]
04 juin 2018

An important and extremely rare iron-red decorated blue and white ‘mythical sea creatures’ stem cup, Xuande mark and period

Lot 2946. An important and extremely rare iron-red decorated blue and white ‘mythical sea creatures’ stem cup, Xuande six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1426-1435); 3 7/8 in. (9.9 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 10,000,000 - HKD 15,000,000. Price realised HKD 12,100,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The cup and solid stem foot are decorated in underglaze blue with twelve mythical sea creatures leaping amidst and above a ground of crested... [Lire la suite]