01 mai 2015

A pair of blue and white 'Frog' dishes, Wanli period (1573-1619)

A pair of blue and white 'Frog' dishes, Wanli period (1573-1619). Estimate £1,500 – £2,000($2,301 - $3,068). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each dish is modelled with a foliate rim, and is freely decorated in mirror image with a frog sitting atop a lotus pad looking upwards at a bird and a flying insect. 5 ½ in. (14 cm.) diam. Christie's. CHINESE CERAMICS, WORKS OF ART AND TEXTILES, 12 May 2015, London, South Kensington
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01 mai 2015

A blue and white peach-form water dropper, Tianqi Period (1621-1627)

A blue and white peach-form water dropper, Tianqi Period (1621-1627). Estimate £1,500 – £2,000 ($2,301 - $3,068). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The water dropper is painted to the exterior with several butterflies amongst leaves and is applied to one side with a stem forming the handle, and curling around the base to form the circular foot. 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm.) wide Provenance: With S.Marchant & Son, London, exhibited in Ming Porcelain for Japan, 2008, no.22. Note: Compare the current lot to a water... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2015

A blue and white trefoil ko-sometsuke stem bowl, Tianqi period (1621-1627)

A blue and white trefoil ko-sometsuke stem bowl, Tianqi period (1621-1627). Estimate £1,000 – £1,500 ($1,534 - $2,301). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The bowl has an everted curling rim decorated with a brocade pattern, and the exterior is decorated with four leafy sprays. The raised foot has a moulded band above grass decoration. 5 ¼ in. (14.5 cm.) wide, Japanese wood box Note: This stem bowl was made for the Japanese market. An almost identical piece can be found in the Itsuo Fine Arts Museum Collection,... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2015

A large blue and white 'Dragon' jar, Kangxi period (1662-1722) or later

A large blue and white  'Dragon' jar, Kangxi period (1662-1722) or later. Estimate £4,000 – £6,000 ($6,136 - $9,204). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The body of the jar is decorated with three writhing dragons emerging from foaming waves, beside rocks and chasing flaming pearls. The rim is decorated with a diaper pattern border. 15 ¼ in. (38.7 cm.) high Christie's. CHINESE CERAMICS, WORKS OF ART AND TEXTILES, 12 May 2015, London, South Kensington
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01 mai 2015

A blue and white 'dragon' bottle vase, 18th-19th century

A blue and white 'dragon' bottle vase, 18th-19th century. Estimate £600 – £1,000 ($920 - $1,534). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The vase is decorated to the exterior with a writhing dragon emerging from clouds, its tail twisting and extending around the neck. 16 ¾ in. (42.5 cm.) high Christie's. CHINESE CERAMICS, WORKS OF ART AND TEXTILES, 12 May 2015, London, South Kensington
01 mai 2015

Two blue and white circular box bases, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period and Wanli six-character mark and of the peri

Two blue and white circular box bases, the first with Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1522-1566); the second with Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1573-1619). Estimate £2,000 – £3,000 ($3,068 - $4,602). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The first base is decorated to the exterior with floral cartouches below a keyfret band at the rim. The second base is modelled to the interior with compartments arranged as a flower-head and is decorated to the exterior with... [Lire la suite]


01 mai 2015

A blue and white 'Dragon' bowl, Daoguang six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1821-18

A blue and white 'Dragon' bowl, Daoguang six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1821-1850). Estimate £2,000 – £3,000 ($3,068 - $4,602). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The bowl is decorated in reserve with two striding dragons chasing the flaming pearl above a band of lotus petals. The interior is decorated with a dragon roundel. 5 in. (12.5 cm.) diam. Provenance: Christie's Paris, 14 June 2006, lot 361.Property from the Sui Yuan Zhai Collection. Christie's. CHINESE... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2015

Two blue and white deep bowls, one with Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722), the other Kangxi period

Two blue and white deep bowls, one with Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722), the other Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate £40,000 – £60,000 ($60,560 - $90,840). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The Kangxi-marked bowl is decorated with scenes from the Romance of the Western Chamber, Xixiangji, and the interior is decorated with a roundel with boys at play. The other bowl is delicately painted with two panels enclosing warriors on horseback and officials holding audience, divided by two panels... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2015

A large, rare and impressive blue and white 'phoenix' vase, meiping, Wanli six-character markand of the period

A large, rare and impressive blue and white 'phoenix' vase, meiping, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1573-1619). Estimate £40,000 – £60,000 ($60,560 - $90,840). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The exterior of the sturdily potted vase is boldly painted in shades of underglaze cobalt blue depicting two phoenixes in flight amidst clouds, set between a band of tall lotus lappets surrounding the base and another similar band encircling shoulder. 22 ¾ in. (58 cm.) high ... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2015

A finely painted blue and white ‘wan shou wu jiang’ deep bowl, Jiaqing six-character seal mark in underglaze-blue and of the per

A finely painted blue and white ‘wan shou wu jiang’ deep bowl, Jiaqing six-character seal mark in underglaze-blue and of the period (1796-1820). Estimate £15,000 – £20,000 ($22,710 - $30,280). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The exterior is painted with the four characters wan shou wu jiang, 'boundless longevity', each enclosed within a medallion formed by a band of ruyi-heads, set against a ground of lotus sprays interspersed with the Eight Buddhist Emblems, bajixiang. The interior is painted with a... [Lire la suite]