20 septembre 2018

Two-tiered blue and white ‘Crane and Cloud’ box and cover

Lot 42. Two-tiered blue and white ‘Crane and Cloud’ box and cover; 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 30,000 - HKD 50,000 (USD 3,840 - USD 6,401). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The base of the box is inscribed with a Jiajing six-character mark, Japanese wood box. Provenance: A Japanese private collection Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 4 October 2018

20 septembre 2018

A pair of blue and white ‘Cranes’ cups, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 41. A pair of blue and white ‘Cranes’ cups, Wanli period (1573-1619); 3 1/8 in. (8.8 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 120,000 (USD 10,242 - USD 15,363). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 Each is inscribed to the base with an apocryphal Chenghua six-character mark, boxes. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 4 October 2018
20 septembre 2018

A blue and white ‘Sea creatures’ cup, late Ming-early Qing dynasty, 17th century

Lot 46. A blue and white ‘Sea creatures’ cup, late Ming-early Qing dynasty, 17th century; 3 in. (7.8 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 80,000 (USD 7,681 - USD 10,242). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The base is inscribed with an apocryphal Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 4 October 2018
20 septembre 2018

A blue and white 'Daoist immortal and lantern' bowl, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 43. A blue and white 'Daoist immortal and lantern' bowl, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619); 6 ¾ in. (17 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 200,000 (USD 19,204 - USD 25,606). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 4 October 2018
20 septembre 2018

A large and rare blue and white ‘Immortals’ garlic-mouth vase, Jiajing period (1522-1566)

Lot 40. A large and rare blue and white ‘Immortals’ garlic-mouth vase, Jiajing period (1522-1566); 26 ¼ in. (66.7 cm.) high, Japanese wood boxes. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000 (USD 51,213 - USD 76,819). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 Note: Compare to a blue and white vase of the same form and slightly smaller size (64.1 cm.), similarly decorated with Shoulao and immortals, dating to the second half of 16th century, sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 23 May 1978, lot 58, and illustrated... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2018

Two blue and white kosometsuke dishes, Ming dynasty, Tianqi period (1621-1627)

Lot 1398. Two blue and white kosometsuke dishes, Ming dynasty, Tianqi period (1621-1627). Width of wider 6 7/8  in., 17.5 cm. Estimate: 3,000 — 5,000 USD. Sold Price: 1,875 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the first, ruyi-shaped, the interior painted with three deer enclosed within a single blue line, the exterior with florets; the second, of circular outline, well painted with two rabbits amid foliage encircled by a wide border of asymmetric interlocking... [Lire la suite]

19 septembre 2018

A blue and white stembowl, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 1369. A blue and white stembowl, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Diameter 6 1/2  in., 16.5 cm. Estimate: 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Sold Price: 3,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides rising to an everted rim, boldly painted to the exterior with four winged dragons striding amid cloud scrolls above cresting waves , the interior with a winged dragon central medallion, all raised on a tall splayed foot.  Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New York, 15 Sep 2018
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19 septembre 2018

A blue and white 'Boys' box, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620)

Lot 1373. A blue and white 'Boys' box, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620). Diameter 9 1/2  in., 24.1 cm. Estimate: 3,000-5,000 USD. Sold Price: 10,625 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. sturdily potted, the interior divided into floriform compartments with each segment painted in dark cobalt with boys at play in a garden, the motif repeated around the exterior, the base with a six-character reign mark in underglaze blue within a double circle, the cover missing. Sotheby's. Saturday at... [Lire la suite]
16 septembre 2018

A large blue and white 'dragon' vase, Qing dynasty, 18th-early 19th century

Lot 150. A large blue and white 'dragon' vase, Qing dynasty, 18th-early 19th century;  177⁄8 in., 45.4 cm. Estimate: 30,000-50,000 USD. Sold Price: 137,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's of yuhuchun form, rising from a splayed foot to a pear-shaped body and a flared rim, painted in vibrant cobalt blue tones with two animated four-clawed dragons striding amidst cloud scrolls in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' above a tumultuous sea, the foot with five soaring bats (wufu) between blue... [Lire la suite]
12 septembre 2018

An unusual blue and white 'lantsa character' dish, Yongzheng six-character mark

Lot 1379. An unusual blue and white 'lantsa character' dish, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735); 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018  The center of the interior is decorated with a medallion of a stylized six-petaled flower head, the center and each petal enclosing a different character, and the exterior is decorated with composite foliate scroll, all within double-line... [Lire la suite]