24 juillet 2017

A fine and rare blue and white stemcup, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435)

Lot 2621. A fine and rare blue and white stemcup, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435), 10.5 cm., 4 1/8 in. Estimate 4,000,000 — 6,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 4,820,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's the globular body rising from a high domed hollow foot with stepped edge to an incurved broad mouth rim, finely painted in heaped and piled cobalt-blue tones to the interior with a floral medallion and to the exterior with a broad band of leafy scrolling daylilies, all between a lotus lappet band at the base and a... [Lire la suite]

23 juillet 2017

A massive blue and white 'Daoist Immortals' jar, guan, Jiajing six-character mark within double circles and of the period (1522-

Lot 2248. A massive blue and white 'Daoist Immortals' jar, guan, Jiajing six-character mark within double circles and of the period (1522-1566), 20 1/2 in. (52.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - HKD 2,000,000. Price realised HKD 1,950,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The jar is strongly potted with tapering sides rising to a broad shoulder. It is decorated in vivid tones of cobalt blue depicting a gathering of Daoist Immortals centred upon Shoulao seated on a rocky outcrop in a craggy... [Lire la suite]
23 juillet 2017

A Ming blue and white bottle vase, Jiajing period (1522-1566)

Lot 260. A Ming blue and white bottle vase, Jiajing period (1522-1566), 9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP10,000-15,000. Price realised GBP 12,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Painted around the pear-shaped body with large lotus flowers with feathery petals borne on leafy meandering scrolls, all above a lappet band at the foot, the shoulder with a wide band enclosing a stylised leafy scrolls, the base with a four-character inscription reading 'yong bao chang chun'.  Note: Yong bao chang... [Lire la suite]
23 juillet 2017

A rare blue and white dish, Ming dynasty, 15th century 

Lot 258. A rare blue and white dish, Ming dynasty, 15th century, 13 in. (33 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000. Price realised GBP 15,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Painted to the interior with a peacock standing on rocks below a large peony bloom surrounded by leafy branches, the cavetto with large blooms borne on leafy scrolls, repeated on the exterior.  Note: Compare a similar blue and white dish painted with a peacock in the Topkapi Saray Museum, Istanbul, illustrated in Regina... [Lire la suite]
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23 juillet 2017

A blue and white 'Figures' rectangular box and cover, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period (1522-1566)

Lot 3119. A blue and white 'Figures' rectangular box and cover, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period (1522-1566), 6 in. (15 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 1,200,000 - HKD 2,000,000. Price realised HKD 1,000,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2013  The box and cover are of rectangular shape with canted corners. The top of the cover is freely painted in cobalt of sapphire blue tones with a scene depicting a hermit accompanied by two young attendants gathering herbs underneath a pine tree... [Lire la suite]
23 juillet 2017

An exceptionally rare yellow-ground blue and white 'Phoenix' dish, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 3118. An exceptionally rare yellow-ground blue and white 'Phoenix' dish, Jiajing six-character mark within double circles and of the period (1522-1566), 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - HKD 2,500,000. Price realised HKD 2,320,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The shallow dish is finely painted in cobalt blue in the centre with an ascending phoenix with outspread wings and a tail comprised of five serrated tail feathers amidst a meandering lotus scroll, the well with a... [Lire la suite]

22 juillet 2017

A very rare blue and white 'Eight Buddhist Emblems' dish, Chenghua six-character mark within double circles and of the period

Lot 3112. A very rare blue and white 'Eight Buddhist Emblems' dish, Chenghua six-character mark within double circles and of the period (1465-1487), 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 2,600,000 - HKD 3,800,000. Price realised HKD 3,400,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Delicately potted with shallow rounded sides rising to slightly flaring rims, the dish is painted on the interior with the Wheel of the Law supported on a lotus spray, enclosed within double-line borders, below a... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2017

A superb and exceptionally rare blue and white mantou xin bowl , Xuande mark and period (1426-1435)

Lot 3107. A superb and exceptionally rare blue and white mantou xin bowl , Xuande six-character mark within double circles and of the period (1426-1435), 6 3/4 in. (17.3 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 4,000,000 - HKD 6,000,000. Price realised HKD 4,840,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The bowl is exquisitely potted with shallow rounded sides flaring to the mouth rim, and rests on a concave base. It is decorated on the interior domed centre with a hexafoil motif, enclosed by a band of conjoined... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2017

A very rare early Ming blue and white mantou xin bowl , Xuande mark and period (1426-1435)

Lot 1074. A very rare early Ming blue and white mantou xin bowl , Xuande six-character mark with a double circle and of the period (1426-1435), 6 1/4 in. (15.8 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 700,000. Price Realized HKD 1,519,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2004 Finely potted with shallow rounded sides flaring to the mouth rims, decorated on the interior convex medallion with four stylised pointed petals, enclosed by a floral scroll within double-line borders below a further band of... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2017

A very rare blue and white bowl, lianzi wan, Xuande six-character mark within double circles and of the period (1426-1435)

Lot 3109. A very rare blue and white bowl, lianzi wan, Xuande six-character mark within double circles and of the period (1426-1435), 6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 3,800,000 - HKD 6,000,000. Price realised HKD 6,640,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Of conical form, the bowl is finely potted in the shape of a lotus pod,lianzi, with deep rounded sides rising from a cylindrical foot curving slightly inwards at rim. It is delicately painted on the interior with a central medallion containing... [Lire la suite]