28 décembre 2019

A fine Ming-style blue and white pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, Daoguang six-character seal mark and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 1939. A fine Ming-style blue and white pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, Daoguang six-character seal mark and of the period (1821-1850); 11 1/4 in. (28.6 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000. Price realised HKD 2,070,000. © Christies Image Ltd 2013 The globular body is painted in vivid blue tones in imitation of 'heaping and piling' with plantain and bamboo growing beside rocks on grassy mounds, below a band of foliate scroll in-between upright leaves and a... [Lire la suite]

28 décembre 2019

A fine Ming-style blue and white pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, Jiaqing six-character seal mark and of the period (1796-1820)

Lot 1938. A fine Ming-style blue and white pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, Jiaqing six-character seal mark and of the period (1796-1820); 11 1/4 in. (28.6 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000. Price realised HKD 2,670,000. © Christies Image Ltd 2013 The globular body is painted in vivid blue tones in imitation of 'heaping and piling' with plantain and bamboo growing beside rocks on grassy mounds, below a band of foliate scroll in-between upright leaves and a... [Lire la suite]
28 décembre 2019

A rare blue and white 'sanskrit' inscribed bell, Qianlong four-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 1937. A rare blue and white 'sanskrit' inscribed bell, Qianlong four-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 800,000 - HKD 1,200,000. Price realised HKD 15,550,000. © Christies Image Ltd 2013 The bell is decorated with delicately painted bands of leafy lotus scrolls which are interspersed with bands of Sanskrit characters and a band of emblems. It is further decorated with a border of cranes in flight amidst clouds to the rim and... [Lire la suite]
28 décembre 2019

A very rare Ming-style blue and white vase, yuhuchunping, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 1936. A very rare Ming-style blue and white vase, yuhuchunping, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 11 3/4 in. (30 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 1,800,000 - HKD 2,500,000. Price realised HKD 4,230,000. © Christies Image Ltd 2013 The pear-shaped body is well painted in underglaze-blue of rich inky-blue tones in imitation of Ming-style 'heaping and piling' effect, the main body decorated with lotus blossoms borne on a slender scrolling stem. The neck is encircled by a band of... [Lire la suite]
28 décembre 2019

A fine blue and white beaker vase, gu, Transitional period, circa 1620-1645

Lot 1935. A fine blue and white beaker vase, gu, Transitional period, circa 1620-1645; 16 1/4 in. (41.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 120,000. Price realised HKD 187,500. © Christies Image Ltd 2013 Of cylindrical form, the upper register is well painted with peony, bamboo and roses growing amidst pierced rockwork and a pair of birds in flight. The middle register is decorated with pierced ornamental rockwork and the lower with alternating single and double-leaf motifs, wood... [Lire la suite]
28 décembre 2019

A fine large blue and white beaker vase, gu, Kangxi six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1662-1772)

Lot 1934. A fine large blue and white beaker vase, gu, Kangxi six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1662-1772); 16 1/2 in. (42 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 120,000 - HKD 180,000. Price realised HKD 1,590,000. © Christies Image Ltd 2013 The vase is sturdily potted with a splayed foot rising steeply to a globular mid-section and under a wide trumpet-shaped mouth. The central bulbous section is painted with sprays of peony and peach blossom dividing two scenes of magpies... [Lire la suite]

27 décembre 2019

A rare celadon-glazed conch-shell shaped water pot, Qianlong four-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 1910. A rare celadon-glazed conch-shell shaped water pot, Qianlong four-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 80,000. Price Realized HKD 625,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 The water pot is well moulded in the shape of a conch shell, covered overall in an even pale celadon glaze, with five spur marks on the base surrounding the reign mark, stand. Christie's. In Pursuit of Refinement - A Legacy of the YC Chen... [Lire la suite]
27 décembre 2019

A fine pair of lemon yellow-enamelled dishes, Yongzheng six-character marks within double-circles and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 1909. A fine pair of lemon yellow-enamelled dishes, Yongzheng six-character marks within double-circles and of the period (1723-1735); 4 3/8 in. (11 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price Realized HKD 2,670,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 Each dish is thinly potted with a short foot rising to the flaring sides, covered in a brilliant lemon-yellow enamel with the exception of the base which is inscribed with the reign mark in cobalt blue under a transparent glaze. ... [Lire la suite]
27 décembre 2019

A fine early Ming anhua-decorated tianbai 'lotus bouquet' dish, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 1908. A fine early Ming anhua-decorated tianbai 'lotus bouquet' dish, Yongle period (1403-1425); 10 7/8 in. (27.6 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 800,000. Price Realized HKD 1,470,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 With rounded sides, the interior is delicately incised with a ribboned lotus bouquet surrounded by a composite floral meander issuing thirteen blooms including lotus, gardenia, hibiscus and chrysanthemum and leaves, below a border of classic scroll beneath... [Lire la suite]
27 décembre 2019

A fine large early Ming anhua-decorated tianbai 'lotus bouquet' dish, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 1907. A fine large early Ming anhua-decorated tianbai 'lotus bouquet' dish, Yongle period (1403-1425); 12 3/8 in. (31.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000. Price Realized HKD 1,710,000 (USD 221,315) . © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 With rounded sides, the interior is delicately incised with a ribboned lotus bouquet surrounded by a composite floral meander issuing thirteen blooms including lotus, gardenia, hibiscus and chrysanthemum. The decoration on... [Lire la suite]