31 mai 2019

A doucai 'birthday' dish, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze-blue and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 2803. A doucai 'birthday' dish, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze-blue and of the period (1723-1735); 6 1/8 in. (15.7cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000. Price realised HKD 500,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The dish is finely painted in the interior with five iron-red bats, wufu, flying around a fruiting peach tree growing from the side of a cliff that overhangs a blue rock rising from breaking green waves. The exterior is painted with pairs of bats... [Lire la suite]

31 mai 2019

A fine and very rare pair of doucai ‘lotus-scroll’ bowls, Yongzheng six-character marks in underglaze-blue within double-circles

Lot 2804. A fine and very rare pair of doucai ‘lotus-scroll’ bowls, Yongzheng six-character marks in underglaze-blue within double-circles and of the period (1723-1735); 4 in. (10cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 1,600,000 - HKD 2,600,000. Price realised HKD 2,500,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The exterior of each bowl is delicately outlined in underglaze-blue and enamelled in yellow, aubergine, green and iron-red, with four lotus flower borne on undulating branches above a band of lotus... [Lire la suite]
29 mai 2019

A pair of rare doucai and famille rose ‘Nine peaches’ dishes, Yongzheng six-character marks in underglaze blue within double cir

Lot 3108. A pair of rare doucai and famille rose ‘Nine peaches’ dishes, Yongzheng six-character marks in underglaze blue within double circles and of the period (1723-1735); 7 3/8 in. (18.7 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 4,000,000 - HKD 6,000,000. Price realised HKD 4,685,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. Each dish is finely painted to the interior with a central medallion enclosing a peach tree bearing nine ripe fruits highlighted in delicate shades of pink and green, beside... [Lire la suite]
04 mai 2019

A rare pink-enamelled famille rose 'prunus' bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark within a double circle and of the period

Lot 300. A rare pink-enamelled famille rose 'prunus' bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735); 4 3/8 in. (11 cm.) diam. Estimate: GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000 (USD 39,060 - USD 65,100). Price realised GBP 37,500. © Christie's Imges Ltd 2019. The slightly flaring bowl is decorated to the interior with delicate scattered prunus flowers. The exterior is covered in a bright pink enamel.  Provenance: Private Scandinavian Collection. ... [Lire la suite]
03 mai 2019

A pair of small lemon yellow-enamelled saucers, Yongzheng six-character marks in underglaze blue within a double circle and of t

Lot 164. A pair of small lemon yellow-enamelled saucers, Yongzheng six-character marks in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735); 3 1/8 in. (7.8 cm.) diam. Estimate: £30,000 - £50,000 (USD 39,090 - USD 65,150). Price realised GBP 68,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The saucers are finely potted with shallow rounded sides on a wide, low, tapered foot. The interior and exterior are covered overall in a rich lemon-yellow enamel.. Provenance: Private English Collection, formerly... [Lire la suite]
03 mars 2019

The Hobart Quail Bowls offered at Bonhams Sale of Chinese Works of Art

From the collection of Virginia "Ella" Hobart (1876-1958). Lot 522. An exceptionally rare pair of Imperial famille rose 'quails and chrysanthemums' bowls, Yongzheng six-character marks and of the period (1723-1735); 3 3/4in (9.5cm) diam. Estimate $300,000–500,000 (€ 260,000 - 440,000). Sold for US$ 1,040,075 (€ 919,769) inc. premium. Photo: Bonhams. NEW YORK, NY.- The highlight of Bonhams Chinese Works of Art sale is an exceedingly rare and important Imperial pair of bowls exquisitely enameled with the rare... [Lire la suite]

20 février 2019

A doucai 'shou'-character foliate dish, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 839. A doucai 'shou'-character foliate dish, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze-blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735); 8 1/8 in. (20.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 – USD 30,000. Price realised USD 62,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014. The dish is molded with eight petals that spiral out from a shou character in the center to the petal-lobed rim, all decorated with a dense pattern of scrolling green tendrils bearing small heads... [Lire la suite]
20 février 2019

A small doucai ‘Tribute Bearers’ bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze-blue within a double circle and of the period

Lot 838. A small doucai ‘Tribute Bearers’ bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze-blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735); 3 7/8 in. (10 cm.) diam., box. Estimate USD 40,000 – USD 60,000. Price realised USD 68,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014. The exterior is decorated with a scene of four foreigners bearing tribute approaching a walled city. The interior is decorated with a central medallion of a five-clawed dragon leaping amidst clouds as it reaches... [Lire la suite]
20 février 2019

A rare pair of doucai foliate dishes, Yongzheng six-character marks in underglaze blue within double circles and of the period (

Lot 837. A rare pair of doucai foliate dishes, Yongzheng six-character marks in underglaze blue within double circles and of the period (1723-1735); 6¼ in. (15.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 62,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014. Each dish is delicately molded in the form of an open flower with six petals. The exterior is decorated with a branching, leafy stem of red Chinese lantern plant, bearing a flower, buds and iron-red 'lanterns' (husks), one shown open... [Lire la suite]
30 janvier 2019

A blue and white reverse-decorated 'Dragon' bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark within double-circles and of the period

Lot 2582. A blue and white reverse-decorated 'Dragon' bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1723-1735); 5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) diam.  Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 200,000. Price realised HKD 275,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008 Painted in reserve on a blue ground depicting crashing waves with a pair of sinuous dragons in mutual pursuit of 'flaming pearls' amidst clouds and flame scrolls, the interior with a central medallion enclosing a single writhing... [Lire la suite]