18 novembre 2018

A fine blue and white ‘lotus’ bowl, lianzi wan, Xuande six-character mark and of the period (1426-1435)

Lot 2907. A fine blue and white ‘lotus’ bowl, lianzi wan, Xuande six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1426-1435); 8 1/8 in. (20.8 cm.) diam. Estimate: HK$4,000,000.00 - HK$6,000,000.00 (USD 512,700 - USD 769,050). Price realised HKD 4,900,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The bowl is delicately potted with deep rounded walls standing on a short foot. The bowl is decorated in a inky rich cobalt blue of varied tones. The interior with a central medallion... [Lire la suite]

18 novembre 2018

A blue and white 'Floral spray' lobed jar, Xuande six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period

Lot 2906. A blue and white 'Floral spray' lobed jar, Xuande six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1426-1435); 4 ½ in. (11.4 cm.) high. Estimate: HK$3,000,000.00 - HK$5,000,000.00 (USD 384,525 - USD 640,875). Price realised HKD 2,980,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The square jar is modelled with rounded shoulders tapering to a low foot. It is decorated on the exterior to each lobe with lychee, peach, pomegranates and longan, all between two bands of petals at... [Lire la suite]
28 avril 2017

A blue and white stem cup, Xuande six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1426-1435)

Lot 110. A blue and white stem cup, Xuande six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1426-1435); 3 ½ in. (8.8 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 60,000 - GBP 80,000 (USD 77,160 - USD 102,880) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. The well-proportioned cup is finely decorated to the exterior with two striding mythical winged elephants amongst ruyi-cloud scrolls above turbulent swirling waves around the base and on the unglazed sealed stem foot. The interior is undecorated except... [Lire la suite]
01 décembre 2016

An extremely rare and superbly painted anhua-decorated blue and white ‘dragon’ stem bowl, Xuande mark and of the period

Lot 3310. An extremely rare and superbly painted anhua-decorated blue and white ‘dragon’ stem bowl, Xuande six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1426-1435). Estimate HKD 60,000,000 - HKD 80,000,000 (USD 7,770,462 - USD 10,360,616). Price Realised HKD 68,860,000 (USD 8,919,284). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. The exterior of the bowl is superbly painted in brilliant tones of cobalt blue depicting two ferocious five-clawed dragons, one charging... [Lire la suite]
25 août 2016

A rare small white-glazed dish, Xuande six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1426-1435

Lot 1319. A rare small white-glazed dish, Xuande six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1426-1435). Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The dish has shallow, rounded sides that rise to a slightly everted rim, and is covered inside and out with a glaze of milk-white tone. 6 5/8 in. (17 cm.) diam. Provenance: John Alexander Pope Collection.Sotheby's New York, 21 November 1973, lot 293.Sotheby's New York, 20 March 1976, lot... [Lire la suite]