17 février 2020

A small finely carved white jade brush pot, bitong, 18th century

Lot 1469. A small finely carved white jade brush pot, bitong, 18th century; 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 482,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. Of rectangular section with cusped corners and gently tapering sides, each side finely carved in low relief with one of the 'Four Gentlemen' prunus, orchid, bamboo and chrysanthemum, raised on four bracket feet, the elegant carving and use of space highlighting the lustrous quality of the... [Lire la suite]

27 janvier 2020

A blue and white brushpot (bitong), Transitional period, 17th century

Lot 276. A blue and white brushpot (bitong), Transitional period, 17th century. Height 6 1/2 in., 16.5 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 7,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's of tall cylindrical form, painted with lotus and peony floral arrangements in 'cracked ice' vases, flanked by scholar's rocks and flowering orchids on low tables, all between lightly incised bands of stylized waves around the mouth and base.  Provenance: Bluett & Sons, London.Christie's New... [Lire la suite]
01 janvier 2020

A famille verte brush pot, bitong, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 405. A famille verte brush pot, bitong, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - GBP 20,000. Price realised USD 18,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012  The brush pot is brightly enamelled around the exterior with ladies engaged in leisurely pursuits in a pavillion, which is surrounded by trees and wispy clouds. The reverse has been enamelled with four lines of calligraphy ending with two seal marks. Provenance: Acquired in Macau in the 1930s by a prominent Portuguese doctor, who... [Lire la suite]
28 décembre 2019

A blue and white waisted brush pot, bitong, Transitional period, circa 1630-1650

Lot 363. A blue and white waisted brush pot, bitong, Transitional period, circa 1630-1650; 9½ in. (24.3 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000. Price realised GBP 21,250. © Christies Image Ltd 2012 The exterior of the vessel is painted with a continuous riverscape scene, with tall trees and rockwork by the riverbank. Two ladies and an attendant in a sampan are making their way along the river with tall mountains in the background. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]
03 décembre 2019

A fine and very rare famille jaune brushpot, bitong, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 25. A fine and very rare famille jaune brushpot, bitong, Kangxi period (1662-1722); D. 18 cm. Estimate 10,000-15,000 EUR. © Nagel of cylindrical shape, enamelled around the exterior with two panels in green, yellow, pale aubergine and black, one depicting a court scene with scholars, the other with scenes of courtly women and three deities, all reserved on a black background, the underside with a recessed circle, wood stand. Provenance: Christie's London, 09.11.2010, Lot 322 and bought by the present... [Lire la suite]
09 novembre 2019

A carved yellow-glazed 'figural' brush pot, bitong, Daoguang incised six-character mark and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 162. A carved yellow-glazed 'figural' brush pot, bitong, Daoguang incised six-character mark and of the period (1821-1850); 5 ¼ in. (13.4 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 10,000. Price realised GBP 17,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The brush pot is finely carved to the exterior with the animated figure, charging on his horse amongst clouds, his right hand raised carrying a whip. He is followed by a barefoot attendant holding a vase of flowering branches. It is covered to the interior... [Lire la suite]

08 novembre 2019

A finely carved spinach-green jade brush pot, bitong, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 131. A finely carved spinach-green jade brush pot, bitong, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 6 ½ in. (16.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 80,000 - GBP 120,000. Price realised GBP 93,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The brush pot is intricately carved around the sides with a continuous mountainous landscape. The rocks, pine and wutong trees frame various vignettes including a scholar leaning out of a pavilion window; a scholar holding a staff with his attendant beside him; and a scholar with... [Lire la suite]
03 novembre 2019

A blue and white brush pot, bitong, Transitional period, mid-17th century

Lot 29. A blue and white brush pot, bitong, Transitional period, mid-17th century; 7 3/8 in. (18.8 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000 (USD 10,360 - USD 15,540). Price realised GBP 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The exterior of the body is finely decorated with a continuous scene depicting 'Washing the Elephant', sao xiang, with one servant holding a broom and a long hook standing on the back of the animal beside a water-filled wooden tub. Another figure wearing loose robes and... [Lire la suite]
27 août 2019

A pale lime-green-glazed carved brush pot, bitong, Wang Bingrong, circa 1820-1875

Lot 677. A pale lime-green-glazed carved brush pot, bitong, Wang Bingrong, circa 1820-1875; 5½ in. (14 cm.) high. Estimate 8,000 - USD 12,000 USD. Price realised 15,000 USD. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. The sides finely carved with figures and pavilions in a setting of trees and rocks on the banks of a lake, with mountains in the distance, covered with an opaque glaze of pale lime-green color that continues over the flat rim and covers the base and the four-character seal mark, Wang... [Lire la suite]
27 juillet 2019

A yellow-glazed 'bamboo' brushpot, bitong, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 404. A yellow-glazed 'bamboo' brushpot, bitong, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); the brushpot, 11.5cm., 4 1/2 in. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP. Lot sold 2,500 GBP. © Sotheby's of cylindrical form, naturalistically modelled as tall sections of bamboo tied together with a rope, glazed overall in yellow with brown markings, save for the base glazed white with an apocryphal Xuande mark, together with a yellow-glazed 'peony' washer, Kangxi period, and an aubergine-glazed 'peony'... [Lire la suite]