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]
23 avril 2018

A rare anhua-decorated blue and white ‘Dragon’ bowl, Xuande six-character mark and of the period (1426-1435)

Lot 972. A rare anhua-decorated blue and white ‘Dragon’ bowl, Xuande six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1426-1435); 8 ¼ in. (21 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000.  Price realised USD 2,772,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 Finely potted with deep rounded sides rising to the slightly flaring rim, decorated on the exterior in brilliant tones of cobalt blue with two five-clawed dragons striding through cruciform clouds in pursuit of... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2016

A rare blue and white 'fruit and flower' hexafoil bowl, Xuande six-character mark and of the period (1426-1435)

Lot 99. A rare blue and white 'fruit and flower' hexafoil bowl, Xuande six-character mark in underglaze within a double circle and of the period (1426-1435); 8 7/8 in. (22.7 cm.) diam. Estimate 800,000 – HK$1,200,000 HKD ($103,625 - $155,437). Price realised HKD 2,920,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  The interior of the shallow widely-flaring conical bowl is painted in rich blue tones with a medallion enclosing a fruiting and flowering peach below individual sprays of lotus,... [Lire la suite]