09 juin 2016

Three Vietnamese blue and white dishes and bowls, 'Bleu de Huê', 19th and 20th century

Lot 568. Three Vietnamese blue and white dishes and bowls, 'Bleu de Huê', 19th and 20th century. Estimate: 600 EUR - 800 EUR. Estimate: 800 EUR - 1,200 EUR. Photo Kunsthaus Lempertz a) Saucer dish with two dragons and flaming pearl. Marked to the base Nhat. b) Two dishes with a rocky island, figures and an inscription, one marked Ruoshen zhencang, the other Yuncang meiji. c) Three bowls decorated with dragons and phoenixes, all marked Noi Phu. 19th and 20th century. (6) Diameter a) 13.6 cm; b) 14.6 cm; c)... [Lire la suite]
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03 juin 2016

A rare Imperial Ming-style blue and white 'peach' pilgrim flask, bianhu, Daoguang seal mark and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 27. A rare Imperial Ming-style blue and white 'peach' pilgrim flask, bianhu, Daoguang seal mark and of the period (1821-1850). Sold for HK$ 687,500 (€79,311). Photo: Bonhams. Of flattened form rising from a splayed rectangular foot, moulded on each side with a raised peach-shaped cartouche in relief, painted with two bats in flight encircling peaches issuing from a gnarled leafy branch, the body further surrounded by meandering lotus scrolls and two bands of lingzhi running along the sides, the narrow... [Lire la suite]
01 juin 2016

A 600-year-old china Ming cup sold in Hong Kong by Auctioneers Lyon & Turnbull for £3.6 million

The Ming Xuande (1426-35) mark and period blue and white Stem Cup, sold in Hong Kong by Auctioneers Lyon & Turnbull for £3.6 million, was the most valuable of 270 items bequeathed to the Staffordshire University by Mr Ernest Thornhill on his death in 1944. HONG KONG.- The Stem Cup, which dates back to the early 15th Century sold for £3.6 million by Lyon & Turnbull at a their debut auction in Hong Kong today (31st May 2016). The Stem Cup was the star lot of a specially curated sale of Chinese... [Lire la suite]
31 mai 2016

A blue and white ‘hundred boys’ circular box and cover, Wanli six-character mark and period

Lot 3322. A blue and white ‘hundred boys’ circular box and cover, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619). Estimate HK$300,000 – HK$500,000 ($38,801 - $64,669). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The domed cover is well painted with a scene of boys at play in a courtyard, surrounded by a band of four dragons striding amidst clouds in pursuit of flaming pearls above a narrow band of precious objects alternating with lingzhisprigs encircling the rim, the... [Lire la suite]
31 mai 2016

A rare blue and white 'phoenix and cranes' vase, Jiajing six-character mark in underglazed blue in a line and of the period

Lot 3320. A rare blue and white 'phoenix and cranes' vase, Jiajing six-character mark in underglazed blue in a line and of the period (1522-1566). Estimate HK$1,500,000 – HK$2,600,000 ($194,006 - $336,276). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The vase is finely potted with a slightly compressed globular body and applied to both sides of the neck with lion-mask loop handles hanging loose rings. The body is painted in attractive vibrant tones of cobalt blue with alternating pairs of phoenix and cranes, flying amidst... [Lire la suite]
31 mai 2016

A rare blue and white 'immortals' bowl, Jiajing six-character mark within a double circle and of the period (1522-1566)

Lot 3319. A rare blue and white 'immortals' bowl, Jiajing six-character mark within a double circle and of the period (1522-1566). Estimate HK$90,000 – HK$150,000 ($11,640 - $19,401). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The bell-shaped bowl is finely painted on the exterior with a continuous scene depicting an immortal within a pavilion while approached by his attendant carrying a qin, enveloped by billowing clouds against rocky outcrops rising out of cresting waves, all below a band of demi-florettes at the... [Lire la suite]
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31 mai 2016

A very rare large blue and white 'dragon' basin, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue in a line and of the period

Lot 3318. A very rare large blue and white 'dragon' basin, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue in a line and of the period (1522-1566). Estimate HK$500,000 – HK$800,000 ($64,669 - $103,470). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The basin is sturdily potted with deep walls flaring slightly towards the galleried rim, painted in deep tones of blue on the exterior with two striding five-clawed dragons amidst scrolling lotus. The interior is covered with a clear glaze. The base is unglazed. 20 5/8 in. (52.3 cm.)... [Lire la suite]
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31 mai 2016

A small blue and white ewer and cover, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 3312. A small blue and white ewer and cover, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368). Estimate HK$150,000 – HK$200,000 ($19,401 - $25,867). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The body is potted with six vertical lobes that rises to just below the base of the shoulder and decorated with a band of floral scroll above keyfret, the top edge of the shoulder with a raised plain band below a tall neck with upright leaves and lipped mouth rim, all flanked by an arched strap handle surmounted by a small loop and a slender curved spout.... [Lire la suite]
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29 mai 2016

A magnificent very rare large blue and white ‘dragon’ jar, guan, Xuande four-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period

Lot 3012. A magnificent very rare large blue and white ‘dragon’ jar, guan, Xuande four-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1426-1435). Estimate HK$60,000,000 – HK$80,000,000 (US$7,500,000-10,000,000). Price Realized HK$158,040,000 ($20,447,642). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  The vessel is boldly painted in underglaze blue with a powerful five-clawed dragon amidst scrolling clouds, below four monster masks and a four-character Xuande mark written in one... [Lire la suite]
28 mai 2016

An exceptional large blue and white ‘sanduo’ hexagonal vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period

  Lot 3220. An exceptional large blue and white ‘sanduo’ hexagonal vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795). Estimate HK$10,000,000 – HK$15,000,000 (US$1,293,370 - $1,940,055). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The vase is painted on the facetted sides of the body in delicate shades of blue with sprays of pomegranate, peach and persimmon alternating with braches of peony, chrysanthemum and lotus, all springing from lingzhi fungi, the trumpet... [Lire la suite]