16 avril 2019

A blue and white tripod censer, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 304. A blue and white tripod censer, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 11 3/8 in. (29 cm.) high, hongmu cover. Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 20,000 (USD 19,575 - USD 26,100). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The censer is decorated to each side with a front-facing five-clawed dragon flanked by two writhing dragons on a ground of lotus heads on scrolling foliage, below a band of pendant ruyi heads. The recessed neck, twin upright pierced handles... [Lire la suite]

16 avril 2019

A pair of blue and white 'Birthday' bowls, Qianlong six-character seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 303. A pair of blue and white 'Birthday' bowls, Qianlong six-character seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 7 ¼ in. (18.2 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000 (USD 10,440 - USD 15,660). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Each bowl is decorated to the exterior with four roundels enclosing the characters 'wan shou wu jiang', which may be translated as 'ten thousand birthdays without end'. The roundels are reserved on a ground of dense lotus sprays interspersed with the Eight Buddhist... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2019

A Ming-style blue and white 'Lotus bouquet' dish, 18th century

Lot 302. A Ming-style blue and white 'Lotus bouquet' dish, 18th century; 8 in. (20.3 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000 (USD 13,050 - USD 19,575). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The dish is finely decorated in cobalt blue, carefully shaded to imitate the 'heaping and piling' effect of Ming porcelain. The interior is decorated with a tied bouquet of lotus flowers and leaves, incorporating prunus, nandina berries, and sagittaria. The cavetto is decorated with a composite flower scroll which is repeated on the exterior. ... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2019

A large blue and white 'Pheasant and peony' teapot, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 152. A large blue and white 'Pheasant and peony' teapot, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 10 in. (25.5 cm) wide. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000 (USD 7,830 - USD 10,440). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The teapot is decorated to each side of the exterior with a pheasant perched on rocks amongst peony branches, and the handle and the spout are decorated with flower sprays. The cover is similarly decorated with birds and flowers. The base has an artemesia leaf mark within a double circle. ... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2019

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

Lot 151. A blue and white 'Ladies' vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 13 5/8 in. (34.5 cm.) high, hongmu cover. Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000 (USD 6,525 - USD 10,440). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The vase is decorated to the body with two panels depicting scenes of ladies at leisure amongst terraces and looking on from a high walled pavilion. The panels are separated by vertical bands of trailing morning glories. The foot is encircled with a band of roundels above pendant lappets and the base bears an artemisia leaf mark within a... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2019

A blue and white gu-form 'Landscape' vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 153. A blue and white gu-form 'Landscape' vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 17 5/8 in. (44.7 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000 (USD 6,525 - USD 10,440). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The vase is decorated in vibrant shades of cobalt blue to the flaring neck and foot with a continuous scene of figures at leisure in a mountainous river landscape. The globular middle section is decorated with sprays of lotus, peony, chrysanthemum and bamboo. The base is marked with a double circle in... [Lire la suite]

16 avril 2019

A blue and white gu-form 'Bird and Flower' vase, Transitional period, mid-17th century

Lot 14. A blue and white gu-form 'Bird and Flower' vase, Transitional period, mid-17th century; 18 in. (45.7 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000 (USD 10,440 - USD 15,660). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The tall vase is elegantly potted with a slightly waisted form, and is decorated on the neck with a long-tailed pheasant standing on rocks amongst peonies, chrysanthemum, and bamboo, all amongst two other birds in flight. The central section is decorated with a pomegranate spray, a prunus spray, and a... [Lire la suite]
15 avril 2019

A blue and white 'Dragon and Phoenix' bat-shaped box and cover, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue in a double square a

Lot 278. A blue and white 'Dragon and Phoenix' bat-shaped box and cover, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue in a double square and of the period (1573-1619); 6 ¾ in. (17 cm.) wide. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000 (USD 13,050 - USD 19,575). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The cover of the box is decorated in shades of cobalt blue with a dragon and phoenix in flight amongst clouds, with the shape of the raised panel conforming to the bat-shaped contours of the box. The sides are decorated with bands of triangles enclosing... [Lire la suite]
15 avril 2019

A large blue and white 'Phoenix' dish, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period

Lot 277. A large blue and white 'Phoenix' dish, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619); 12 1/8 in. (30.8 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000 (USD 7,830 - USD 10,440). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The dish is decorated in shades of cobalt blue with two confronting phoenixes surrounded by floral sprays and enclosed by a ruyi band. The exterior is similarly decorated. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 14... [Lire la suite]
15 avril 2019

A blue and white circular stand, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 211. A blue and white circular stand, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1573-1619); 9 3/8 in. (23.8 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000 (USD 13,050 - USD 19,575). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The stand is of waisted form and supported on five ruyi-shaped feet standing on an integrated base. The rim is decorated with a lingzhi scroll band above the Eight Buddhist Emblems, bajixiang. Each of the feet is decorated with a bird and flower spray above a further floral band. ... [Lire la suite]