31 janvier 2020

A rare small moulded ‘Mandarin Ducks’ Ding dish, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 3224. A rare small moulded ‘Mandarin Ducks’ Ding dish, Jin dynasty (1115-1234). The larger, 4 5/8 in. (11.8 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 700,000. Price realised HKD 1,000,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014.  The shallow dish is delicately moulded on the interior with a pair of mandarin ducks, one standing on an embankment and the other is swimming amidst lotus and other aquatic plants. The cavetto is designed with a band of dense foliate scroll below a broad mouth rim. All covered in an even... [Lire la suite]

29 octobre 2019

An exceedingly rare Qingbai seated figure of a bodhisattva, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 3102. An exceedingly rare Qingbai seated figure of a bodhisattva, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 12 1/2 in. (32 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 6,000,000 - HKD 8,000,000. Price realised HKD 6,040,000 (USD 782,520). © Christie's Image Ltd 2014.  The figure is modelled with the upper body gently leaning forward, seated with legs crossed and arms folded under a voluminous robe. The garment is worn in folds falling loosely across the broad shoulders, exposing a bare torso embellished with... [Lire la suite]
29 octobre 2019

A rare blue and white dragon bowl, Yuan dynasty (1271-1368)

Lot 3235. A rare blue and white dragon bowl, Yuan dynasty (1271-1368); 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 700,000 - HKD 900,000. Price realised HKD 875,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014.  The bowl is painted on the interior with a single three-clawed dragon in pursuit of a flaming pearl within a double-line medallion, below a band of classic scrolls within double-line borders below the interior mouth rim. The exterior is similarly decorated with a band of scrolling lotus blooms on an... [Lire la suite]
18 juin 2018

A fine pair of iron-red decorated blue and white dishes, Daoguang six-character sealmarks and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 3743. A fine pair of iron-red decorated blue and white dishes, Daoguang six-character sealmarks and of the period (1821-1850); 7 in. (17.7 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 400,000. Price Realized HKD 740,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011    Both well painted on the exterior with nine five-clawed dragons rendered in iron-red, each in various stances: striding, standing upright and full-fronted, all against an underglaze-blue background of swirling waves, below a... [Lire la suite]
18 juin 2018

A fine pair of iron-red and underglaze-blue bowls, Qianlong six-character sealmarks and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 3742. A fine pair of iron-red and underglaze-blue bowls, Qianlong six-character sealmarks and of the period (1736-1795); 3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000. Price Realized HKD 980,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011   Both exteriors decorated with four evenly spaced Indian lotus in overglaze iron-red, each floral bloom is surrounded by leaves and borne on curled stems in underglaze-blue, bordered by a single circle above the foot ring and... [Lire la suite]
18 juin 2018

A rare blue-glazed globular bottle vase, Daoguang six-character sealmark and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 3741. A rare blue-glazed globular bottle vase, Daoguang six-character sealmark and of the period (1821-1850); 14 5/8 in. (37.2 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000. Price Realized HKD 980,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011   Of well-potted globular shape rising to a gently flared cylindrical neck, covered overall with a rich lavender-blue glaze including the sunken underside base bearing the reign mark, Japanese wood box.  Property of the Yiqingge... [Lire la suite]
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18 juin 2018

A fine large coral-ground famille verte 'boys' bowl, Jiaqing six-character sealmark and of the period (1796-1820)

Lot 3739. A fine large coral-ground famille verte 'boys' bowl, Jiaqing six-character sealmark and of the period (1796-1820); 8 1/4 in. (21 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 700,000. Price Realized HKD 1,460,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011   The bowl is potted with wide rounded sides rising from a straight foot, the exterior well enamelled and gilt on a coral-red ground, with four groups of four boys gathered playing and engaged in leisurely pursuits beside rocks... [Lire la suite]
18 juin 2018

Two rare enamelled ceramic belthooks, Qianlong period (1736-1795) 

Lot 3738. Two rare enamelled ceramic belthooks, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 4 3/4 in. (12 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 350,000 - HKD 500,000. Price Realized HKD 1,580,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011   Each of characteristic arched form, emerging at one side with an upturned dragon head turning to face its body, the first enamelled in the famille rose palette with lotus sprays against a ruby-red ground, the mane of the dragon head picked out in green enamel, the... [Lire la suite]
18 juin 2018

A fine coral-ground famille rose bowl, Daoguang six-character seal mark and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 3737. A fine coral-ground famille rose bowl, Daoguang six-character seal mark and of the period (1821-1850); 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 400,000. Price Realized HKD 740,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011   The deep rounded sides decorated with three pink peony blossoms reserved on a yellow-ground within a foliate border of scrolling green leaves and blue flowers, all against a ground of deep coral-red colour, box.  Property of... [Lire la suite]
18 juin 2018

A rare turquoise-ground famille rose bottle vase, Qianlong iron-red six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 3736. A rare turquoise-ground famille rose bottle vase, Qianlong iron-red six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795); 13 5/8 in. (34.6 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 3,000,000 - HKD 4,000,000. Price Realized HKD 5,420,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011   Enamelled around the globular body with four large lotus blooms borne on a continuous meander of curling tendrils, each bloom growing a ripe peach, finger citron and pomegranate to form the 'Three... [Lire la suite]