23 mars 2019

A small white-glazed anhua-decorated wine cup, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 537. A small white-glazed anhua-decorated wine cup, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735). Height 1 1/2  in., 3.8 cm. Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,0000. Lot Sold 25,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the delicately potted U-shaped sides tapering toward the straight foot, finely incised around the body with two five-clawed dragons each in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', their mouths open in a roar and their long whiskers and manes blowing outward amidst flame scrolls, the base with... [Lire la suite]

23 mars 2019

A blue-glazed bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 536. A blue-glazed bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735). Diameter 7 1/2  in., 19.1 cm. Estimate: US$15,000 - US$20,0000. Lot Sold 18,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. finely potted with the deep rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a slightly flared rim, applied to the exterior with an unctuous rich blue glaze speckled with a subtle 'orange peel' effect, the interior and base reserved white, the base inscribed with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2019

A famille-rose 'Floral' bowl, the porcelain Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735), the enamels later-added

Lot 523. A famille-rose 'Floral' bowl, the porcelain Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735), the enamels later-added. Diameter 5 3/4  in., 14.6 cm. Estimate: 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Lot sold 100,000 USD. © Sothebys the rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot to a subtly lipped rim, the exterior later-painted in brilliant enamels with a rocky outcrop in the center of a garden in full bloom, a gnarled osmanthus tree growing to one side issuing tiny yellow blossoms amidst verdant... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2019

A fine ruby-ground 'Floral' medallion bowl, the porcelain Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735), the enamels later-added

Lot 524. A fine ruby-ground 'Floral' medallion bowl, the porcelain Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735), the enamels later-added. Diameter 5 5/8 in., 14.3 cm. Estimate: US$300,000 - US$500,000. Lot sold 375,000 USD. © Sothebys the rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot, the exterior with four medallions reserved against a rich fuchsia-colored ground, each medallion finely painted with auspicious flowers in full bloom, two of the medallions enclosing lush peonies and blossoming white magnolia... [Lire la suite]
29 janvier 2019

A fine and very rare peacock-feather glazed censer, Yongzheng incised six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 2559. A fine and very rare peacock-feather glazed censer, Yongzheng incised six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795); 8 in. (20.3 cm.) across handles. Estimate HK$800,000- HK$1,200,000. Price Realized HK$800,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. The compressed body with two ring-handles attached below the slightly flared lipped rim, covered overall in an attractive mottled glaze ranging from pale blue through turquoise to purple, reminiscent of the palette of peacock feathers, the splayed footring... [Lire la suite]
16 janvier 2019

A doucai conical bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 1712. A doucai conical bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735); 7 5/8 in. (19.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 92,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The widely flared sides painted on the exterior in a doucai palette with two lively dragons above turbulent waves, the mouth rim with six notches. Provenance: Christie's, London, 19 June 2001, lot 103. Note: One of a pair of bowls with similar... [Lire la suite]

16 janvier 2019

A rare doucai bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 1708. A rare doucai bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735); 7 3/16 in. (18.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 21,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Painted around the exterior with a continuous landscape scene of a deer, butterflies and a bat in flight amidst flowers and lingzhi, and a monkey seated on a peach tree branch, all in a garden setting between single line borders, the interior with a roundel framing a... [Lire la suite]
12 janvier 2019

A rare Ming-style blue and white yellow-ground dish,Yongzheng six-character mark within a double circle and of the period (1723-

Lot 1675. A rare Ming-style blue and white yellow-ground dish,Yongzheng six-character mark within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735); 8 3/8 in. (21.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 40,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Painted in the central medallion with five large flower-heads issuing from an undulating vine amidst four smaller blooms, the cavetto with a continuous meander of blossoms borne on a leafy vine with interlaced scrolling tendrils, all... [Lire la suite]
02 janvier 2019

A fine moulded clair-de-lune-glazed dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 155. A fine moulded clair-de-lune-glazed dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735); 20.1cm., 7 7/8 in. Estimate 25,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 35,000 GBP. © Sotheby’s of ogee-form, the flaring sides rising from a short foot, moulded to the exterior with five bats in flight above foaming waves cresting against jagged mountains, the rim encircled by a keyfret border, covered overall in a pale bluish green glaze, the white base inscribed with a six-character reign mark within a... [Lire la suite]
01 janvier 2019

A doucai ‘medallion’ bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 172. A doucai ‘medallion’ bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735); 9.8cm., 3 7/8 in. Estimate 10,000-15,000 GBP. Lot sold 32,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from a recessed base, brightly painted to the exterior with five medallions composed of stylised floral and foliate strapwork, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark within a double-circle. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. London, 06 nov. 2013