25 mars 2020

A massive red-ground kesi silk hanging, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795)

Lot 3610. A massive red-ground kesi silk hanging, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795); 133 7/8 x 65 in. (340 x 165 cm.). Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000. Price Realized HKD 620,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.  Of rectangular form, intricately woven to depict a large lotus bloom at the centre dividing two further large blooms, one on the upper and the other on the lower panel, all borne on undulating stems growing smaller leaves and flowers and further detailed with... [Lire la suite]

20 mars 2020

A fine and rare small Ming-style doucai 'dragon' jar, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795)

Lot 3387. A fine and rare small Ming-style doucai 'dragon' jar, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795); 4 1/2 in. (11.5 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 700,000. Price Realized HKD 1,060,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Of compressed globular form, the jar is decorated in Chenghua-style with two winged dragons in underglaze-blue striding amidst flames and separated by clouds in green enamel between petal lappet borders painted in yellow. The countersunk base is inscribed with... [Lire la suite]
24 décembre 2019

A famille rose 'Quail' bowl, 18th Century, Yongzheng-Qianlong Period (1723-1795)

A finely painted famille rose porcelain bowl depicting a pair of Quail amongst rocks and blossoming flowers, 18th Century, Yongzheng-Qianlong Period  (1723-1795); 9.6 cm in diameter and 4.2 cm in height. Estimate €3,000 - €5,000. © Catawiki Provenance: Martindale Chinese Art, London.  ... [Lire la suite]
15 octobre 2019

A finely carved pair of Chinese cinnabar lacquer boxes and covers, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795)

Lot 14. A finely carved pair of Chinese cinnabar lacquer boxes and covers, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795); 10 3/8 in. (26.3 cm.) wide. Estimate GBP 600 - GBP 1,000. Price realised GBP 4,375. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019  Crisply carved to the upper surface with a central panel enclosing scholars and attendants in pavilions within a mountainous river landscape with pine, wutong and plantain trees, enclosed within a border of stylised archaistic scrolls, the sides with various... [Lire la suite]
18 septembre 2019

A famille rose ruby-back dish, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795)

Lot 770. A famille rose ruby-back dish, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795); 8 1/8 in. (20.5) cm. diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 37,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  The dish is delicately enameled in the interior in vibrant tones with an elegant lady dressed in elaborate robes seated on a barrel-form stool beside large wine jars, jardinières and an incense stand as she watches two young boys at play. The exterior is covered with a ruby-pink enamel. ... [Lire la suite]
25 août 2019

A copper-red-glazed pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795)

Lot 754. A copper-red-glazed pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795); 11 5/8 in. (29.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 37,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  The exterior is covered with a mottled glaze of deep red color suffused with a fine network of crackle, paling to a creamy-white at the rim and continuing into the interior. Provenance: Celia Schmidt Collection.The Art Institute of Chicago, accessioned in 1978.   ... [Lire la suite]

29 juillet 2019

An extremely rare Imperial lapis lazuli 'Lingzhi' washer, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795)

Lot 3605. An extremely rare Imperial lapis lazuli 'Lingzhi' washer, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795); 13.8 cm., 5 3/8  in. Estimate 1,000,000 — 1,500,000  HKD. Lot sold 1,250,000 HKD. © Sotheby's of oval form, the slightly flared sides rising from a tripod base to a foliate rim, finely carved in low relief on the exterior with a stalk of lingzhi issuing two meandering main branches bearing large... [Lire la suite]
12 septembre 2018

A famille rose ovoid jar, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795)

Lot 1388. A famille rose ovoid jar, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795); 6 in. (15.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018   The ovoid jar is decorated with a phoenix painted in bright shades of pink, yellow, green, and iron-red, standing on a tall, jagged rock, amidst blossoming peonies, chrysanthemum and white magnolia, with birds perched on the branches and in flight, and with Mandarin ducks below. Note: The lush imagery depicted on the present screen... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2018

A rare Ming-style blue and white double-gourd vase, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795)

Lot 12. A rare Ming-style blue and white double-gourd vase, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795); 9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 40,000 (USD 20,925 - USD 34,875). Price realised GBP 40,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2018. The vase is well potted with two pronounced bulbs, painted in Ming style with a dense composite floral scroll, divided by a waisted neck encircled by bands of key-fret, pendent trefoils and angular lappets. The narrow mouth rim is decorated with classic... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2017

A glazed wine cup with cut-out decoration, yuyan shuwu four-character hallmark,Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795)

Lot 1225. A glazed wine cup with cut-out decoration, yuyan shuwu four-character hallmark in underglaze blue within a double square, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795): 2 ¾ in. (7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 81,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The finely potted cup is decorated with a delicate cut-out band of flower sprays and covered inside and out with a clear glaze that fills in the cut-out design and ends in a neat line above the foot.  Property from... [Lire la suite]