09 août 2019

A large Ming-style blue and white dish, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 117. A large Ming-style blue and white dish, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 34.5cm., 13 5/8 in. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 3,750 GBP. © Sotheby's painted to the interior with a central medallion of three cranes amongst swirling clouds around three centrally placed peaches, with a similar design to the well, below a thin classic scroll band at the rim. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 12 May 2010.
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09 août 2019

A blue and white teapot, Transitional period, circa 1640

Lot 21. A blue and white teapot, Transitional period, circa 1640; 14.8cm., 5 7/8 in. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Lot sold 6,875 GBP. © Sotheby's the short flared foot rising to the ovoid body, the outward-turned  spout below the square overstrung handle, painted to each side with a qilin in a fenced garden, in a misty mountainous landscape, below a band of scrolling flowers at the shoulder, with a band to the domed cover. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of... [Lire la suite]
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09 août 2019

A massive blue and white 'Lotus' charger, Guangxu period (1875-1908)

Lot 3216. A massive blue and white 'Lotus' charger, Guangxu period (1875-1908); 25 1/4 in. (64 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 150,000. Price Realised HKD 325,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010. The shallow charger with gently rounded sides rising to a flared mouth rim, boldly painted in a vibrant violet blue tone with large lotus flowers among scrolling foliage, the exterior similarly decorated, the base with four-character Chuxiugong zhi mark in underglaze blue. Provenance: The... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2019

A fine blue and white stemcup,Daoguang sealmark and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 3215. A fine blue and white stemcup,Daoguang sealmark and of the period (1821-1850); 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 80,000. Price Realised HKD 212,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010. Painted around the flaring body with lanca characters interspersed with flower-heads growing from scrolled stems issuing curled leaves above a band of radiating lappets, the splayed stem with a collar decorated with sprigs above tassels pendent from ruyi-heads repeated in a band... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2019

A large blue and white 'Lotus' Dish, Kangxi six-character mark within a double-circle and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 3197. A large blue and white 'Lotus' Dish, Kangxi six-character mark within a double-circle and of the period (1662-1722); 15 in. (38 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 120,000. Price Realised HKD 437,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010. With shallow gently rising sides and slightly flared rims, boldly painted in a vibrant blue with large lotus flowers and scrolling foliage, the exterior similarly decorated. Provenance: Chait Galleries, New York Mr. and Mrs. Alan HooverThe Tsui Musem of... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2019

A fine blue and white 'Month' cup, Kangxi six-character mark within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 3196. A fine blue and white 'Month' cup, Kangxi six-character mark within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722); 2 in. (5.1 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 250,000. Price Realised HKD 800,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010. Delicately potted of U-shape with slightly everted mouth rim, finely painted in cobalt-blue of bright tone to depict a blossoming prunus tree growing by a rock with bamboo and narcissus, inscribed on one side with a couplet followed by the sealmark, Shang,... [Lire la suite]

06 août 2019

A rare blue and white 'Dragon' charger, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period (1522-1566)

Lot 3225. A rare blue and white 'Dragon' charger, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double rectangle and of the period (1522-1566); 21 in. (53.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 1,800,000 - HKD 2,500,000. Price realised HKD 2,200,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The dish is well-potted with deep, rounded sides, and is decorated in the center with a five-clawed dragon leaping amidst flower scroll within a double-line border below similar decoration of four striding dragons... [Lire la suite]
06 août 2019

A large blue and white inscribed double-gourd vase, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1522-1566)

Lot 3224. A large blue and white inscribed double-gourd vase, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1522-1566); 18 3/4 in. (47.2 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 1,000,000 - HKD 1,500,000. Price realised HKD 1,120,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The vase is well painted in rich purplish-blue tones on both globular sections with cranes flying above waves breaking on rocky cliffs and lingzhi amidst cloud scrolls, all below characters within roundels... [Lire la suite]
28 juillet 2019

A blue and white 'Bajixiang' vase, 19th century

Lot 958. A blue and white 'Bajixiang' vase, 19th century; 17½ in. (44.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 18,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The globular body is decorated in vibrant shades of cobalt blue with lotus blooms borne on leafy stems below a band of The Eight Buddhist Emblems, bajixiang, tied with ribbons on a dense foliate band interrupted by a pair of molded monster mask and ring handles. An apocryphal Qianlong seal mark is on the base.  Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
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28 juillet 2019

A blue and white bowl and a blue and white dish, Daoguang seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 955. A blue and white bowl and a blue and white dish, Daoguang seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850); 6¾ and 6½ in. (17.2 and 16.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 7,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The bowl, of ogee form, is decorated on the exterior with two five-clawed dragons racing amidst clouds and separated by cruciform clouds, and the bottom of the interior is decorated with a roundel of a dragon leaping amidst flames. The dish, with... [Lire la suite]