23 mars 2015

A rare blue and white alms bowl and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

A rare blue and white alms bowl and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD (68,366 - 91,155 EUR). Photo Sotheby's well potted with a compressed globular body, the exterior and interior both similarly decorated with a dense ground of composite floral scrolls, including lotus and peony blossoms, all wreathed in curling leaves borne on the undulating stems, the outer rim bordered with a 'classic' scroll band, the well-fitted domed cover similarly decorated on the... [Lire la suite]

23 mars 2015

A fine and rare blue and white lobed bowl, Mark and period of Xuande

A fine and rare blue and white lobed bowl, Mark and period of Xuande. Estimate 8,000,000 — 10,000,000 HKD (911,546 - 1,139,433 EUR). Photo Sotheby's of conical form with a six-lobed rim supported on a short slightly tapered foot, the interior centred with a medallion containing a flowering peach branch, surrounded by three sprigs of lotus flowers alternating with sprays of tree peony, chrysanthemum, and herbaceous peony, all beneath a row of small floral sprigs at the rim, the exterior painted... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2015

A blue and white meiping, China, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A blue and white meiping, China, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate $10,000 - $15,000. Price Realized $68,750 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The body decorated with a wide band of composite floral scroll between decorative bands at the neck and upright leaf tips at the foot;10 in. (25.4 cm.) high  Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, before 1977. Christie's. THE COLLECTION OF ROBERT HATFIELD ELLSWORTH PART III - CHINESE WORKS OF ART: QING CERAMICS, GLASS AND JADE... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2015

A blue and white cylindrical brush pot, China, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

A blue and white cylindrical brush pot, China, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate $10,000 - $15,000. Price Realized $50,000 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The sides decorated with three panels of butterflies fluttering above various flowers, with prunus in one, peony in another and chrysanthemum in the third; 7 3/8 in. (18.5 cm.) diameter The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York  Christie's. THE COLLECTION OF ROBERT HATFIELD ELLSWORTH PART III - CHINESE WORKS OF ART:... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2015

A blue and white dish, Early Kangxi period, circa 1670

A blue and white dish, Early Kangxi period, circa 1670. Estimate $5,000 - $7,000. Price Realized $5,625 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The dish is decorated in the interior in the 'Master of the Rocks' style with a mountainous river landscape, with a small sage and two attendants in the foreground, below a pine and bamboo band encircling the rim. The reverse is decorated with three branches and the base bears an apocryphal Chenghua mark. 8 ½ in. (21.6 cm.) diam. Provenance: Spink & Son, Ltd., London,... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2015

A blue and white Armorial dish, Kangxi period, circa 1690

A blue and white Armorial dish, Kangxi period, circa 1690. Estimate $4,000 - $6,000. Price Realized $15,000 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The dish, with flat everted rim, is decorated in the center with the large coat-of-arms of Johannes Camphuijs of Haarlem, enclosed at the rim with small vignettes of ladies at various leisurely pursuits. The reverse is painted with ten small floral sprays and a central peony medallion in a pencilled style on the base. 10 1/8 in. (25.7 cm.) diam. Provenance:... [Lire la suite]


18 mars 2015

A blue and white 'Rotterdam Riots' dish, Kangxi period, circa 1690-1695

A blue and white 'Rotterdam Riots' dish, Kangxi period, circa 1690-1695. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Price Realized $6,250 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The dish is decorated in the center with the well known scene of a row of Dutch houses, showing figures climbing haystacks and a tall ladder to reach the top of one of the houses, with an unruly crowd at the right near cannons, all enclosed by a border of four floral panels set against a diaper ground. The underside of the rim is embellished with a formal... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2015

A blue and white shallow bowl, Early Kangxi period, circa 1662-1670

A blue and white shallow bowl, Early Kangxi period, circa 1662-1670. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Price Realized $8,125 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The shallow bowl is decorated with a rocky garden scene depicting a pavilion in which a dignitary instructs two attendants while a lady looks on from behind a large screen. The rim is dressed in brown and the base bears an apocryphal Jiajing mark.6 ¾ in. (17.1 cm.) diam. Provenance: Anthony Gray, London, 1987.Collection of Julia and John Curtis. ... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2015

A small blue and white censer, Tianqi-Chongzhen period, circa 1630

A small blue and white censer, Tianqi-Chongzhen period, circa 1630. Estimate $2,000 - $3,000. Price Realized $7,500 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The small censer, with gently flaring mouth and applied on either side with a handle topped by an animal head, is decorated in pale tones of cobalt blue with a scene of the Emperor of Heaven surrounded by immortals, and on the reverse with an immortal on horseback with various attendants. The wide, flat foot is unglazed and encircles the glazed base which bears an... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2015

A conical blue and white 'Dragon' bowl, Shunzhi period (1644-1661)

A conical blue and white 'Dragon' bowl, Shunzhi period (1644-1661). Estimate $2,500 - $3,500. Price Realized $4,000 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The conical bowl is painted on either side of the exterior with a four-clawed dragon amidst flames and a flaming pearl. The interior is decorated with a central medallion containing a circular shou character.  8 in. (20.3 cm.) diam. Provenance: Acquired in the 1980s.Collection of Julia and John Curtis. Christie's. AN ERA OF INSPIRATION:... [Lire la suite]


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