31 août 2019

A white-glazed anhua-decorated lobed footed bowl, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 1057. A white-glazed anhua-decorated lobed footed bowl, Ming dynasty, 15th century; 9 5/8 in. (24.6 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2019. The bowl is molded with seven lobes and the exterior is finely incised on each lobe with various plants and trees within double-line-border panels, which are repeated on the correspondingly lobed and flared foot. The center of the interior is incised with a fruiting peach trees below a band of florets incised on both the top and... [Lire la suite]

31 août 2019

Ming dynasty Monochrome Porcelains sold at Christie's London, 16 November 1998

Lot 89. A rare anhua-decorated monk's cap ewer, sengmao hu, Yongle period (1403-1425); 8 in. (21 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 12,000 - GBP 15,000. Price realised GBP 18,400. © Christie’s Images Limited 1998 Of characteristic form, with a strap handle set to the shoulder, barbed 'monk's-cap' outline along the rim, and anhua-decorated ruyi terminals where the tall looping handle meets the body, a small eyelet on the rim interior, overall covered in a soft creamy-white glaze,... [Lire la suite]
11 août 2019

A rare pale café-au-lait-glazed anhua-decorated bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 1399. A rare pale café-au-lait-glazed anhua-decorated bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735); 5 5/8in. (14.4 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 60,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Incised with a band of conjoined lotus petals supporting peaches alternating with bats and wan emblems below a ruyi band suspending tassels, covered inside and out with a glaze of creamy yellow tone. Provenance: Acquired circa... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2019

Two small blue and white anhua-decorated 'Dragon' dishes, 18th century

Lot 864. Two small blue and white anhua-decorated 'Dragon' dishes, 18th century; 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 5,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The dishes have rounded sides that flare at the rim, and are decorated on the interior with anhua dragons chasing flaming pearls, a similar frieze in deep shades of blue is on the exterior. An apocryphal Xuande mark is on the base. Provenance: Alfred E. Guntermann (1943-2013) Collection.  ... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2019

An extremely rare anhua-decorated white-glazed stem cup, Mark and period of Tianshun (1457-1464)

Lot 3659. An extremely rare anhua-decorated white-glazed stem cup, Mark and period of Tianshun (1457-1464); 13.8 cm, 5 3/8  in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot Sold 2,375,000 HKD (305,924 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. well potted with deep rounded sides rising to a slightly everted rim, all supported on a tapering hollow cylindrical stem, the exterior decorated in anhua with an elephant, a lion and a galloping horse, the centre of the interior incised with a... [Lire la suite]
03 avril 2019

A rare incised and anhua-decorated 'sweet-white' glazed lianzi bowl, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1425)

 Lot 3305. A rare incised and anhua-decorated 'sweet-white' glazed lianzi bowl, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1425); 16.2 cm, 6 3/8  in. Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000. Lot Sold 1,062,500 HKD (136,861 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. thinly and superbly potted with deep rounded sides converging to a pointed base, supported on a narrow, gently tapering foot, the central interior incised with a stylised flower, encircled by a floral band and interlocking strapwork... [Lire la suite]

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]
07 septembre 2018

A fine white-glazed anhua-decorated 'dragon' cup, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 108. A fine white-glazed anhua-decorated 'dragon' cup, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Diameter 2 1/2  in., 6.5 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Lot sold 87,500 USD. © Sotheby's finely potted, the deep rounded sides rising from a short, slightly tapered foot, incised with two five-clawed dragons striding amidst flame scrolls each in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', covered overall in a fine, translucent rich glaze, the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double... [Lire la suite]
28 mai 2018

A white-glazed anhua-decorated dish, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 504. A white-glazed anhua-decorated dish, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424); 33.4 cm, 13 1/8  in. Estimate 100,000 — 200,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. sturdily potted with with rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot to a lipped rim, the interior decorated in the anhua technique with floral motifs and scrolls, covered overall in a transparent glaze, save for the base fired to a buff-orange tone. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 31 may 2018,... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2018

A celadon-glazed anhua-decorated bowl, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

  Lot 176. A celadon-glazed anhua-decorated bowl, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 6 ½ in. (16.3 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 4,000 (USD 2,702 - USD 5,404). Price realised GBP 11,875. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  The bowl is covered with a celadon glaze that thins at the rim to a creamy white tone and pools in the incised decoration of leafy lotus scrolls to the exterior. The white-glazed base has an apocryphal Zhengde mark. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and... [Lire la suite]