19 juin 2018

A rare blue and white winecup, Kangxi six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 3915. A rare blue and white winecup, Kangxi six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1662-1722); 3 in. (7.7 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 80,000. Price Realized HKD 400,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011    The deep bell-shaped beaker stands on a tall ring foot, finely painted to the exteior with fish among aquatic plants below mountains in the background, the interior with a medallion enclosing further aquatic plants emerging from... [Lire la suite]

19 juin 2018

A fine blue and white 'lotus' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 3914. A fine blue and white 'lotus' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1662-1722); 7 1/2 in. (19 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price Realized HKD 524,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011    Well painted in bright tones of blue in the center of the interior with a lotus spray medallion repeated as a continuous frieze on the sides of the well and the exterior, below a narrow band of demi-lotus flowers at the rim on the... [Lire la suite]
18 juin 2018

A very rare blue and white octagonal pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368) 

Lot 3806. A very rare blue and white octagonal pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 11 3/4 in. (30.2 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 250,000 - HKD 350,000. Price Realized HKD 325,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 Moulded in three horizontal registers with lotus-shaped panels around the base enclosing eight precious objects, babao, the lozenge shaped panels around the body enclosing lotus and peony sprays and bouquets alternating with trellis patterns and lotus sprays... [Lire la suite]
18 juin 2018

A very rare Yuan blue and white pear-shaped 'dragon' vase, yuhuchunping, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 3805. A very rare Yuan blue and white pear-shaped 'dragon' vase, yuhuchunping, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 11 1/4 in. (28.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 700,000. Price Realized HKD 860,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 The full, pear-shaped body raised on a short, slightly spreading foot, rising to a slender neck and widely everted trumpet mouth, freely painted in vivid tones of purplish-blue cobalt with a powerful striding three-clawed dragon among flame scrolls in pursuit... [Lire la suite]
18 juin 2018

A Ming blue and white oviform jar, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period (1522-1566)

Lot 3730. A Ming blue and white oviform jar, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period (1522-1566); 10 in. (25.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 700,000. Price Realized HKD 860,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 The rounded body painted with five horses leaping over swirling and breaking waves above a band of cloud-shaped lappets encircling the base, all below the anbaxiang, Eight Treasures, emblems attached to beaded jewellery chains suspending from a band ofruyi-head on... [Lire la suite]
18 juin 2018

A rare pair of blue and white octafoil saucers, Longqing six-character marks within double circles and of the period (1567-1572)

Lot 3826. A rare pair of blue and white octafoil saucers, Longqing six-character marks within double circles and of the period (1567-1572); 5 in. (12.5 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 250,000 - HKD 350,000. Price Realized HKD 437,500. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 Each shallow dish with eight bracket lobes, the centre painted with a monkey and deer below a fruiting peach tree in a terraced landscape, the well with a circular lotus pond. Provenance: Previously sold at Christie's Hong... [Lire la suite]

18 juin 2018

An early Ming blue and white small barbed-rim dish, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 3821. An early Ming blue and white small barbed-rim dish, Yongle period (1403-1425); 7 3/4 in. (19.8 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000. Price Realized HKD 680,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 The eight barbs on the rim continuing into the well, finely painted in vivid cobalt tones at the centre with two pomegranate flowerheads borne on a leafy stem issuing further small buds within lobed double-line borders, the well divided into eight fluted panels, each filled with... [Lire la suite]
18 juin 2018

A fine and very rare blue and white 'mythical beast' bowl, Wanli six-character mark within double-circles and of the period

Lot 3827. A fine and very rare blue and white 'mythical beast' bowl, Wanli six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1573-1619); 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price Realized HKD 800,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 Painted with a fanciful scene of five-clawed dragons and mythical beasts in a tree-strewn landscape including a qilin as well as lion-headed, horse-headed, deer-headed, elephant-headed creatures and a conch,... [Lire la suite]
17 juin 2018

A blue and white circular box and cover, Wanli six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 3731. A blue and white circular box and cover, Wanli six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1573-1619); 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 700,000. Price Realized HKD 1,340,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011  The domed cover well painted with a scene of four boys at play in a courtyard, surrounded by a band of four dragons striding amidst clouds in pursuit of 'flaming pearls', a narrow band of composite floral scroll encircling the rim,... [Lire la suite]
17 juin 2018

An extremely rare Arabic inscribed blue and white jar, Zhengde six-character mark within double-circles and of the period

Lot 3825. An extremely rare Arabic inscribed blue and white jar, Zhengde six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1506-1521); 14 3/8 in. (36.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 3,500,000 - HKD 5,000,000. Price Realized HKD 10,516,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 Sturdily potted with rounded shoulders tapering to an angled lower body, the main body finely painted with two diamond panels, each inscribed in Arabic within double-square borders, all against a ground of dense,... [Lire la suite]