19 novembre 2017

A blue and white jar and cover, Transitional period

Lot 319. A blue and white jar and cover, Transitional period. 25.4 cm, 10 in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of ovoid form, painted with ladies and children at play in a garden, the flat cover with further boys and overhanging floral sprays. Provenance: Collection of T.Y. Chao (1912-1999), and thence by descent in the family.  Sotheby's. Chinese Art including Selected Works of Art from the T.Y. Chao Family Collection, Hong Kong, 30 Nov 2017, 02:00 PM 

19 novembre 2017

A blue and white ewer, late Ming dynasty

Lot 318. A blue and white ewer, late Ming dynasty. 20 cm, 7 7/8  in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the pear-shaped body painted with three scholars seated in a garden with bamboo and plantain, between stylised tulip sprays and a floral band at the neck and pendent lappets above the foot, the curved spout and the C-shaped handle painted with clouds. Provenance: Collection of T.Y. Chao (1912-1999), and thence by descent in the family.  Sotheby's. Chinese Art... [Lire la suite]
19 novembre 2017

A superb blue and white brushpot, Transitional period

Lot 317. A superb blue and white brushpot, Transitional period. d. 18.6 cm, 7 3/8  in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of cylindrical form, the exterior delicately painted in fine details with a scene from the story Fengshen yanyi, depicting Wen Zhong riding on a mo qilin and leading his equestrian soldiers battling against another group of equestrian warriors, all amongst ferocious leaping tigers and soaring cranes before a city gate, the rim encircled by a band of... [Lire la suite]
18 novembre 2017

A Blue and White 'Dragon' Box and Cover, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620)

Lot 316. A Blue and White 'Dragon' Box and Cover, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620). 19.4 cm, 7 5/8  in.. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's of rectangular form with indented corners, the top of the cover vividly painted with a lobed panel enclosing a pair of five-clawed dragons ferociously writhing amongst clouds contesting a flaming pearl, above waves crashing against jagged mountains, all reserved against a diaper ground, the sides of the cover and box variously painted... [Lire la suite]
18 novembre 2017

A Rare Blue and White Ingot-Shaped ‘Dragon’ Box and Cover, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620)

Lot 315. A Rare Blue and White Ingot-Shaped ‘Dragon’ Box and Cover, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620). 21.6 cm, 8 1/2  in. Estimate: HK$400,000 - 600,000/US$51,000 - 77,000. Courtesy Sotheby's powerfully painted in vivid shades of cobalt blue, the domed cover painted with a pair of confronting five-clawed dragons writhing amongst flames and cloud scrolls contesting a flaming pearl, the rounded sides of both the box and cover similarly decorated with further dragons striding amongst... [Lire la suite]
16 novembre 2017

An important and extremely rare blue and white basin, Yongle period (1402-1425)

 Lot 8002. An important and extremely rare blue and white basin, Yongle period (1402-1425). 10 3/8 in. (26.3 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 12,000,000 - HKD 18,000,000 (USD 1,544,299 - USD 2,316,449). © Christies Images Ltd 2017 The basin is well potted with deep, slightly tapered sides rising to a flared rim, and finely painted in brilliant cobalt-blue with extensive ‘heaping and piling’ on the flat base of the interior with a central florette enclosed within a roundel from which... [Lire la suite]
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14 novembre 2017

A pair of large blue and white 'phoenix and lotus' vases, hu, 18th-19th century

Lot 213. A pair of large blue and white 'phoenix and lotus' vases, hu, 18th-19th century. 22 in. (55.8 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 40,000. Price realised GBP 25,000. © Christies Images Ltd 2017 Each vase is decorated with two tubular bamboo-form handles to the neck. The main body is decorated in reverse with two pairs of confronting phoenix amongst dense lotus scrolls, all above a wide lappet band to the foot. The shoulders are decorated with ruyi-head, wave, and geometric... [Lire la suite]
14 novembre 2017

A rare and large blue and white twin-handled ‘dragon’ vase, hu, 18th-19th century

Lot 97. A rare and large blue and white twin-handled ‘dragon’ vase, hu, 18th-19th century. 21 ½ in. (54.6 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000. Price realised GBP 25,000. © Christies Images Ltd 2017 The vase is decorated with two tubular handles to the neck above concentric ribs to the shoulder. The body is finely decorated in varying shades of cobalt blue with nine writhing four-clawed dragons amongst dense tumultuous waves. Note: A large bottle vase dating to the Jiaqing-Daoguang period... [Lire la suite]
09 novembre 2017

A large blue and white 'Dragon' dish, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1522-1566)

Lot 15. A large blue and white 'Dragon' dish, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1522-1566). 20 in. (50.8 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 30,000. © Christies Images Ltd 2017 The dish is decorated to the interior with a sinuous five-clawed dragon chasing a flaming pearl amongst scrolling clouds and scattered flames. The exterior is similarly decorated with two horizontal striding dragons, with the Jiajing reign mark in a line... [Lire la suite]
09 novembre 2017

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

Lot 258. A large blue and white brush pot, bitong, Transitional period, mid-17th century. 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000. Price realised GBP 35,000. © Christies Images Ltd 2017 The exterior is decorated with a continuous scene depicting three Immortals, each respectively seated on a lion, an elephant, and a qilin, accompanied by two attendants, all in a rocky landscape with plaintain trees. Christies. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, 7... [Lire la suite]