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). © 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]