27 juillet 2019

A small blue and white wine cup, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 939. A small blue and white wine cup, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1723-1735); 2¾ in. (7.1 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The thinly potted cup is decorated on the exterior in Chenghua-style with six flower-heads borne on a continuous leafy stem. The interior is decorated with a radiating spearhead medallion below five stylized lotus flowers. Provenance: Nagatani, Chicago, before 1973. Note:... [Lire la suite]

27 juillet 2019

A blue and white 'Dragon' dish, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period

Lot 938.A blue and white 'Dragon' dish, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735); 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 7,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The dish has rounded sides and is decorated with a five-clawed dragon that fills the interior as it clutches a flaming pearl amidst clouds, while a band of wind-tossed waves is above the foot on the exterior. Property from the Collection of Charles and Margot... [Lire la suite]
27 juillet 2019

A rare blue and white circular plaque, 17th century

Lot 934. A rare blue and white circular plaque, 17th century; 8 9/16 in. (21.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The plaque is well painted in deep shades of inky blue with a gathering of eight scholars in a lush terraced landscape beside a pavilion; three are shown approaching on horseback with their attendant on an adjacent bridge, and five are gathered around a marble-inset corner-leg table laden with books, a bronze beaker vase and a... [Lire la suite]
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27 juillet 2019

A massive blue and white fish bowl, Guangxu period (1875-1908)

Lot 933. A massive blue and white fish bowl, Guangxu period (1875-1908); 19¾ in. (50.1 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The heavily potted jar is painted in bright purplish-blue tones with four five-clawed dragons, one shown full face with its body twisted around a flaming pearl, and the other three striding around the sides, all above a band of roiling waves that encircle the base, wood stand. An apocryphal Qianlong mark is in a line... [Lire la suite]
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27 juillet 2019

A blue and white 'Dragon' dish, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 931. A blue and white 'Dragon' dish, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 18,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The interior is decorated with a dragon leaping amidst flames in pursuit of a flaming pearl, with similar striding dragons on the exterior. Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 18 – 19 September 2014, New York, Rockefeller Plaza
26 juillet 2019

A blue and white bottle vase, Tongzhi mark and period (1862-1874)

Lot 228. A blue and white bottle vase, Tongzhi mark and period (1862-1874); 37.4cm., 14 3/4 in. Estimate 8,000 - 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 21,250 GBP. © Sotheby's. of slightly compressed globular form rising from a splayed foot to a tall waisted neck, well painted in deep tones of cobalt around the body with a large foliate scroll of composite flowers, including lotus, peony, chrysanthemum, camellia and hibiscus,... [Lire la suite]

26 juillet 2019

A blue and white ‘Floral scroll’ bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 227. A blue and white ‘Floral scroll’ bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795); 16.1cm., 6 3/8 in. Estimate 3,000 - 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 3,500 GBP. © Sotheby's. thickly potted, the rounded sides rising from a short foot, painted to the exterior with composite floral blooms borne on undulating leafy stems, the base inscribed with a six-character seal mark. Provenance: Fürstlich Ysenburgisches Fideicomiss, Büdingen (according to label). Sotheby's. Fine... [Lire la suite]
26 juillet 2019

A blue and white ‘Ladies’ jar and cover. Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 217. A blue and white ‘Ladies’ jar and cover. Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 56cm., 22in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 7,500 GBP. © Sotheby's. the baluster body rising to a waisted neck with lipped rim, the body moulded and painted with three rows of petal-shaped panels variously enclosing blossoming flowers and ladies in a garden, all divided by geometric and floral bands, the cover similarly decorated.  Provenance: A Dutch Private... [Lire la suite]
26 juillet 2019

A blue and white 'Landscape' dish, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 215. A blue and white 'Landscape' dish, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722); 16.9cm., 6 5/8 in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 11,250 GBP. © Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a flared rim, vividly painted to the interior in the style of the Master of the Rocks, depicting a sampan boat journeying across a river landscape flanked by rocky mountains, cottages and trees, the exterior with sprigs of bamboo, the base inscribed with... [Lire la suite]
26 juillet 2019

A blue and white 'Dragon' stem cup , Yuan dynasty (1279-1366)

Lot 207. A blue and white 'Dragon' stem cup , Yuan dynasty (1279-1366); 9.5cm., 3 ¾ in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 10,625 GBP. © Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides rising from a tall spreading foot to a flared rim, freely painted to the exterior with a scaly three-clawed dragon chasing a flaming pearl, the interior with a classic scroll at the rim and flame wisps in the centre. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 14 may 2014