31 mai 2020

An unusual famille rose baluster vase, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Lot 3132. An unusual famille rose baluster vase, Yongzheng period (1723-1735); 17 1/8 in. (43.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price Realized USD 11,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The vase is finely painted with figures on horseback accompanied by ladies dressed in elaborate colorful robes seated in a carriage, in a rocky mountain setting. Property from the Collection of Sarah Jamison Messmore. Provenance: Justice Ralph M. Holman (1914-2013)... [Lire la suite]

06 mai 2020

A copper-red-glazed baluster vase, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 86. A copper-red-glazed baluster vase, Qing dynasty, 19th century; 12.5 in. (31.8 cm.) high. Estimate: HKD 40,000 - HKD 60,000 (EUR 4,092 - EUR 6,138). Price Realised: HKD 32,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. Provenance: Eugenia Woodward Hitt CollectionSold at Christie's New York, 31 March 2016, lot 1251 (one of three). Christie's. Pavilion Online: Chinese Art. Online, 21 - 28 April 2020
17 avril 2020

A rare imperial famille rose moulded and inscribed baluster vase, Jiaqing iron-red six-character seal mark and of the period

Lot 3999. A rare imperial famille rose moulded and inscribed baluster vase, Jiaqing iron-red six-character seal mark and of the period (1796-1820); 14 1/2 in. (36.8 cm.) high. Estimate 3,000,000 - HKD 5,000,000. Price realised HKD 8,420,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012.   The baluster body of the vase is moulded with four raised and gilt-edged cartouches. Two panels are inscribed in clerical script, lishu, and are divided by two further pictorial panels: one of... [Lire la suite]
07 avril 2020

A pair of white-glazed baluster vases, meiping, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 57. A pair of white-glazed baluster vases, meiping, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 113⁄4 in. (29.7 cm.) long. Estimate: HKD 20,000 - HKD 30,000 (EUR 2,046 - EUR 3,069). Price Realised: HKD 52,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. Provenance: Collection of Warren E. CoxCollection of Ira and Nancy KogerAn English private collectionSold at Sotheby's London, 10 November 2017, lot 248. Christie’s. Pavilion Online: Chinese Art, 21 - 28 April
02 avril 2020

A yellow-glazed baluster vase, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 2176. A yellow-glazed baluster vase, Qing dynasty (1644-1911); 7½ in. (19.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 15,000. Price Realized USD 12,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The vase has a pair of molded animal-mask and ring handles on the shoulders below the shallow, waisted neck and dish-shaped mouth. The exterior is covered with a glaze of deep egg yolk-yellow color that pools in a narrow line on the edge of the foot, and which also covers the base. The mouth rim... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2020

A massive blue and white baluster vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1372. A massive blue and white baluster vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 30¾ in. (78.1 cm.) high. Estimate 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised 60,000 USD. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010 The body well painted with phoenixes, cranes, and a peacock in a lush setting of peonies and trees, with numerous small birds nestled amidst their branches and in flight beneath a band of scrolling clouds and borders of bamboo and crosshatch designs at the base of the tapered neck, which is painted in similar fashion,... [Lire la suite]

08 mars 2020

A large wucai baluster vase, Transitional period, circa 1650

Lot 1330. A large wucai baluster vase, Transitional period, circa 1650; 20 1/8 in. (51.1 cm.) high. Estimate 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised 8,125 USD. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010 Painted with an official seated in a terraced garden surrounded by attendants and tribute bearers, three kneeling in the foreground and presenting a jue, an ingot and a wine ewer, while a fourth approaches from the side bearing a wrapped gift, the neck painted with leafy chrystanthemum and peony sprays and ornamental... [Lire la suite]
27 février 2020

A Langyao baluster vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1622-1722)

Lot 95. A Langyao baluster vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1622-1722); 35.8cm., 14 1/8 in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 26,250 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the slender baluster body rising from a spreading foot to a waisted neck and flared rim, covered in a deep copper-red glaze draining to white at the rim, suffused with a network of fine crackle throughout, the interior and underside of the base covered with a crackled ivory-coloured glaze. Sotheby's. Important Chinese... [Lire la suite]
20 février 2020

A famille rose baluster vase, Jiaqing seal mark in iron-red

Lot 1819. A famille rose baluster vase, Jiaqing seal mark in iron-red; 14 in. (37.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 242,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.   The bulbous body finely painted around the sides with a mountainous river landscape depicting various pavilions, flowering trees, a meandering river and a waterfall dividing a blue-green mountain face, all between bands of lotus scroll encircling the spreading foot and shoulder and... [Lire la suite]
09 février 2020

A wucai baluster vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

A wucai baluster vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 17 3/4  in., 45.3 cm. Photo Sotheby's Provenance: Rockefeller Collection.Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York, 2002. Note: This vase is painted with a rarely depicted story featuring Guanyin.  It is a typical blend of reality and fiction involving a Song dynasty prefect, Cai Xiang (1012-1062), who designed the marble stone beam bridge spanning the Luoyang River just outside of Quanzhou city, Fujian province. The enormity... [Lire la suite]