04 septembre 2018

A rare blue and white 'Rosette' moonflask, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 176. A rare blue and white 'Rosette' moonflask, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424). Height 10 3/8  in., 26.3 cm. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Lot sold 300,000 USD. © Sotheby's. elegantly potted with a flattened spherical body rising to a waisted neck and a pear-shaped upper bulb, set with two strap handles accentuated by a central raised ridge and a leaf-shaped terminal, the domed circular front and back deftly painted in tones of deep cobalt with a formal... [Lire la suite]

04 septembre 2018

A finely painted blue and white 'Dragon and Phoenix' garlic-mouth bottle vase, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619)

Lot 168. A finely painted blue and white 'Dragon and Phoenix' garlic-mouth bottle vase, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619). Height 17 1/8  in., 43.5 cm. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 USD. Unsold. © Sotheby's. sturdily potted, the pear-shaped body supported on a short tapered foot, rising to a tall neck with a garlic-head mouth and upright mouth rim, the body boldly painted in deep tones of cobalt-blue with two sinuous five-clawed dragons each in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' between... [Lire la suite]
23 août 2018

A blue and white compressed globular jar, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 327. A blue and white compressed globular jar, Kangxi period (1662-1722);  9½ in. (24.1 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 7,200. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007.  The sides painted with a continuous river landscape scene including two fishermen in their boats, and houses on the banks and nestled amidst trees and rocks, with mountains in the distance and a flock of ducks below the rounded shoulder. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of... [Lire la suite]
23 août 2018

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

Lot 326. A blue and white brushpot, bitong, Kangxi period (1662-1722);  7 in. (18 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 14,400. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007.  Painted in rich tones of underglaze blue with figures in a continuous river landscape, with a scholar and his attendant carrying a qin on one side where a flock of ducks can be seen in flight, and also with a fisherman seated in one of two sampans moored at the rocky shore, all below a... [Lire la suite]
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23 août 2018

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

Lot 324. A blue and white brushpot, bitong, Kangxi period (1662-1722);  7/8 in. (20 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 28,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 31,200. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007.  Well painted on one side with a scene from Ode to the Red Cliff, depicting scholars on a boat seated at a low table set with wine cups beneath a canopy, the figure in the bow pointing to the pine tree growing from the cliff, with a lengthy dated poetic inscription and two seals on the reverse,... [Lire la suite]
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23 août 2018

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

Lot 321. A blue and white censer, Kangxi period (1662-1722);  7/8 in. (20 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 4,000. Price realised USD 2,400. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007.  The compressed body painted on one side with chrysanthemums and peonies growing amidst rocks, with butterflies, insects and a small plant on the reverse, all below alternating babao and clouds on the waisted neck, with a double circle on the base. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of... [Lire la suite]
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23 août 2018

A blue and white Shou-character saucer dish, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 320. A blue and white Shou-character saucer dish, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722); 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 5,760. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007. With shallow rounded sides, the interior decorated in the center with a lotus spray surrounded by eight shou characters supported on lotus scroll, the exterior with two vignettes of bamboo, lingzhi and... [Lire la suite]
23 août 2018

A rare blue and white sleeve vase, Transitional period, circa1650

Lot 325. A rare blue and white sleeve vase, Transitional period, circa 1650; 16¾ in. (42.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 48,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007. Well painted in bright tones of underglaze blue with Zhongkui shown seated on a stag stubbornly bracing its legs as a demon yanks on its halter, the bearded Demon Queller with head turned to look at a bat in flight above, the scene framed by banana trees on the reverse, all between incised double line and... [Lire la suite]
19 août 2018

A large Ming-style blue and white moonflask, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 339. A large Ming-style blue and white moonflask, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795);19½ in. (49.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 384,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007 The convex sides well painted with eight petals enclosing the bajixiang radiating from a raised central boss decorated with a flowerhead, the narrow sides decorated with a band of stylized lotus scroll and the neck, which is flanked by leaf scroll... [Lire la suite]
17 août 2018

An unusual large blue and white deep bowl, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period

Lot 315. An unusual large blue and white deep bowl, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619); 11 7/8 in. (30.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 42,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007   Heavily potted with deep rounded sides, painted on the exterior with four characters, fu shou kang ning, formed by the twisted trunks of a pine tree, a prunus tree, a chrysanthemum stem and bamboo, all growing amidst... [Lire la suite]