08 avril 2020

A blue and white ‘floral’ dish, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 3. A blue and white ‘floral’ dish, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735); 103⁄4 in. (27.2 cm.) diam. Estimate: HKD 50,000 - HKD 70,000 (EUR 5,115 - EUR 7,161). Price Realised: HKD 175,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. Provenance! An English private collection, acquired circa 1950, and thence by descentSold at Bonham’s London, 8 November 2018, lot 149. Christie’s. Pavilion Online: Chinese... [Lire la suite]

08 avril 2020

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

    Lot 1. A blue and white 'qilin' rouleau vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 18 in. (45.8 cm.) high. Estimate: HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000 (EUR 20,460 - EUR 30,690). Price Realised: HKD 250,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. Christie’s. Pavilion Online: Chinese Art, 21 - 28 April 2020
05 avril 2020

Two blue and white bottle vases, Guangxu six-character marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1875-1908)

Lot 2161. Two blue and white bottle vases, Guangxu six-character marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1875-1908); 15¾ in. (34 cm.) high. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price Realized USD 100,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.   Each globular body is encircled by a frieze of composite foliate scroll above a petal-lappet border and repeated in a narrow band on the shoulder above a pendent ruyi band, all separated by raised borders. The waisted neck is... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2020

A blue and white reverse-decorated 'dragon' dish, Daoguang seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 2160. A blue and white reverse-decorated 'dragon' dish, Daoguang seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850); 9 7/8 in. (25.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price Realized USD 18,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.   The dish has rounded sides rising to a slightly everted rim, and is decorated in the center of the interior with a five-clawed dragon leaping amidst clouds and flames in pursuit of a flaming pearl below two further dragons at a... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2020

A pair of small blue and white zhadou, Daoguang seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 2159. A pair of small blue and white zhadou, Daoguang seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850); 3 3/8 in. (8.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price Realized USD 75,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.   Each is decorated on the bulbous body and flared neck with a band of composite foliate meander between petal-lappet, ruyi and key-fret borders.  Provenance: Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, 15 March 1979, lot 646. ... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2020

A blue and white 'lotus scroll' dish, Daoguang seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 2156. A blue and white 'lotus scroll' dish, Daoguang seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850); 7¾ in. (19.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price Realized USD 10,625. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.   The dish has shallow, rounded sides rising to a slightly everted rim. It is decorated on the exterior with a band of stylized lotus blossoms borne on a leafy scroll, which is repeated in a medallion on the interior.  ... [Lire la suite]

05 avril 2020

An unusual large blue and white 'dragon and phoenix' jardinière, 18th century

Lot 2155. An unusual large blue and white 'dragon and phoenix' jardinière, 18th century; 25 3/8 in. (64.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price Realized USD 60,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.   The jardinière is sturdily potted with steep flared sides, and is decorated around the sides with various stylized phoenixes and dragons striding amidst blossoms borne on scrolling leafy tendrils.  Property from the Lyman Museum, Hawaii, sold to... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2020

A fine and superb early Ming blue and white 'grapes' dish, Yongle period (1426-1435)

Lot 1313. A fine and superb early Ming blue and white 'grapes' dish, Yongle period (1426-1435); 14¾ in. (37.7cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 4,800,000 - HKD 5,800,000. Price Realized HKD 6,952,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2006. Sturdily potted with shallow, gently rounded sides rising to an angled everted rim, painted in particularly vivid graduated tones of underglaze-blue with three clusters of grapes suspended from slender branches bearing coiling tendrils and broad leaves, all... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2020

A fine and very rare blue and white archaistic stembowl and cover, dou, Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period

Lot 1320. A fine and very rare blue and white archaistic stembowl and cover, dou, Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795); 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) overall height. Estimate HKD 900,000 - HKD 1,200,000. Price Realized HKD 3,256,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2006.  Modelled after an archaic Warring States bronze vessel, dou, with a rounded body supported on a stem and tiered foot, applied with a pair of loop handles at the stepped shoulder, painted... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2020

A fine and magnificent Ming-style blue and white moonflask, Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 1319. A fine and magnificent Ming-style blue and white moonflask, Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795); 14 3/8 in. (36.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 6,500,000 - HKD 7,500,000. Price Realized HKD 8,520,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2006.   Sturdily potted after a fifteenth-century metal prototype with a slightly domed front and a flattened back, well painted in bright tones of cobalt-blue to each side at the centre with a trigram, Qian on... [Lire la suite]