27 juillet 2016

A blue and white bowl, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 114. A blue and white bowl, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016  The bowl is decorated on the exterior with lotus, peony, prunus and chrysanthemum sprays, all below a carved diaper band beneath the rim. The interior is decorated with the immortal He Xiangu on the well and babao around the raised, dome-shape center. 7 ½ in. (19 cm.) diam. Two firing cracks on the interior and a few pin prick holes; a few short glaze gaps on the exterior; a few imperfections... [Lire la suite]
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26 juillet 2016

A blue and white 'Prunus and Bamboo' vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 113. A blue and white 'Prunus and Bamboo' vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016  The vase is painted with a large prunus branch beside rocks and bamboo. The mouth is mounted with a later white metal rim and cover with a stylised floral design. 9 in. (23 cm.) high including later white metal cover. Approx. half of the foot rim has been restored, with associated overspraying to the base. This is possibly to conceal chips. Although the mount to the mouth rim cannot... [Lire la suite]
26 juillet 2016

A blue and white phoenix-tail vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 110. A blue and white phoenix-tail vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016  The vase in decorated with four phoenix in flight amongst peony blossoms on a scrolling leafy ground. The base is marked with a double circle in underglaze blue. 18 in. (46 cm.) high. A triangular section of the mouth rim is missing measuring max. approx. 1.2cm x 2cm. Large triangular section of the rim and neck has been broken and visibly re-attached measuring max. 38cm diameter and 13.5cm... [Lire la suite]
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26 juillet 2016

A small blue and white 'Lotus' dish, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 73. A small blue and white 'Lotus' dish, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The dish is painted with a central medallion of lotus meander below a band of demi-lotus sprays at the rim, and with a frieze of lotus scroll on the exterior. Together with another four blue and white 'lotus' dishes with similar design, 19th century, all with apocryphal Qianlong seal marks on the bases. 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm.) diam. All small... [Lire la suite]
26 juillet 2016

A set of seven blue and white fluted 'Sea creatures' dishes, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 75. A set of seven blue and white fluted 'Sea creatures' dishes, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The interior of each dish is decorated in shades of blue to depict a crab in the centre surrounded by fish, shells and weeds. The exterior is painted with clusters of associated foliage surrounding a mark within double-circles. 8 ¼ in. (21 cm.) diam. There is a small section to the rim of one dish that has been out and restuck, measuring approx. 2.5 x 1 cm. There are a few minor... [Lire la suite]
25 juillet 2016

A pair of blue and white moulded candlesticks, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 72. A pair of blue and white moulded candlesticks, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 Each candlestick is decorated with a rectangular mouth atop a spiralling stem, all upon a foliate base. Each section is decorated with floral panels, scrolls, and insects in flight amongst flower sprays. 5 ½ in. (14 cm.) high. Light scratches and surface wear in keeping with its age. One candlestick: has a chip to the chip measuring max. approx. 1cm x 0.8cm. Some light fritting to the rim... [Lire la suite]
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25 juillet 2016

A blue and white bottle vase, Chongzhen period (1628-1644)

Lot 71. A blue and white bottle vase, Chongzhen period (1628-1644). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The globular body is decorated with a continuous scene of a messenger making haste to deliver a document to an official in a fenced garden landscape. The tall neck is painted with upright tulips and lotus scroll. 14 ½ in. (37 cm.) high. The mouth rim has a re-stuck section measuring approx. 5cm and approx. 9cm in circumference with an associated infilled chip that has been overpainted measuring max. approx. 2cm x... [Lire la suite]
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25 juillet 2016

A pair of blue and white 'European ladies' vases, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 70. A pair of blue and white 'European ladies' vases, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 Each vase is decorated with two scenes enclosing European ladies in long robes admiring a peony in a jardiniere, all below a band of prunus and bamboo. Each vase is painted with an artemisia leaf to the base. 7 ¼ in. (8.5 cm.) high. Both vases have some minor crackling to the glaze, which occurred during the making. One vase: There are two tiny chips to the foot rim. The other... [Lire la suite]
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21 juillet 2016

A blue and white hanging jardinière, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 6. A blue and white hanging jardinière, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimation: USD 800 - 1,200. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The jardinière is decorated on the exterior with two panels, one with a boatman in a landscape and the other with a fisherman in riverscape, all beneath a ruyi border. 9 ¼ in. (23.5 cm.) diam. A fine rim crack which extends approximately half way down the body - two star cracks to the base, visible on both the interior and exterior - four drilled hanging... [Lire la suite]
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21 juillet 2016

A large blue and white 'Kraak Porselein' dish, Wanli Period (1573-1619)

Lot 4. A large blue and white 'Kraak Porselein' dish, Wanli Period (1573-1619). Estimation: USD 2,000 - 3,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The dish is decorated in the center with geese and lotus in a riverscape, enclosed by radiating lappets with peaches, fans and double gourds. 20 in. (50.8 cm.) diam. Small spots of pulling to the glaze - a firing crack along the luting line between the rim and the bowl on the reverse, and a few further small firing cracks on the base caused by the manufacturing process... [Lire la suite]
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