14 janvier 2020

A pair of small blue and white dishes, late Ming dynasty, circa 1625

Lot 1181. A pair of small blue and white dishes, late Ming dynasty, circa 1625; 6 3/8 in. (16.1 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 12,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The center of each is decorated with a prunus tree beneath a small crescent moon, below a band of Tibetan characters on the everted rim, which is decorated on the underside with a band of classic scroll above a frieze of floral meander on the shallow rounded sides. An apocryphal Xuande mark is on the... [Lire la suite]

14 janvier 2020

An unusual blue and white boy-form waterdropper, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 1202. An unusual blue and white boy-form waterdropper, Wanli period (1573-1619); 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 10,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The waterdropper is modeled in the shape of a boy standing on one foot on an oval base as he playfully swings his arms in front and behind him. The left sleeve of his belted robe, which is painted on the chest with a rank badge, forms the spout, while the open right sleeve bent behind his back is... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2020

An unusual blue and white faceted vase, hu, 18th century

Lot 1335. An unusual blue and white faceted vase, hu, 18th century; 14 in. (35.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 10,000. Price realised USD 16,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Each side of the faceted body, which is of rectangular section, is painted with a riverscape in a panel, and the facets of the canted shoulder with further landscape panels incorporating pine trees, lingzhi and rocks, all within 'fishroe' borders. The flaring neck, decorated with bands of flower scroll,... [Lire la suite]
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13 janvier 2020

A pair of large blue and white jardinières, 18th century

Lot 1325. A pair of large blue and white jardinières, 18th century; 24½ in. (61 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 62,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Each is heavily potted and painted around the deep sides with a continuous river landscape in which figures are shown at various pursuits in pavilions nestled amidst forested mountains, all below scrolling clouds and a border of reverse-decorated dots below the molded rim, gilt wood stands.  ... [Lire la suite]
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13 janvier 2020

A blue and white 'phoenix tail' vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1180. A blue and white 'phoenix tail' vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 18½ in. (47 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 12,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Both the baluster body and trumpet-shaped neck are painted in tones of rich underglaze blue with scenes of fishermen in mountainous river landscapes between dentil borders at the foot and mouth rim. A double circle in underglaze blue is on the base.  Provenance: Susan Dwight Bliss Collection.The... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2020

A blue and white cylindrical jar, late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 1457. A blue and white cylindrical jar, late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 5 5/8 in. (14.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 2,500 - USD 3,500. Price realised USD 4,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013.  The sides are painted with two scenes of a pair of rabbits in front of rocks flanked by bamboo and tall leaves, between decorative lappet borders above and below, wood cover. Provenance: J.T. Tai & Co., New York. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 21 - 22... [Lire la suite]

11 janvier 2020

A blue and white anhua-decorated dish, Longqing four-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1567-1572)

Lot 1475. A blue and white anhua-decorated dish, Longqing four-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1567-1572); 7½ in. (19.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 8,125. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013.  The dish is potted with rounded sides decorated on the interior in underglaze blue with three striding chilong grasping lingzhi stems in their mouths encircling a central incised lingzhi sprig. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics &... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2020

A blue and white Chenghua-style jar, late 15th-early 16th century

Lot 1450. A blue and white Chenghua-style jar, late 15th-early 16th century; 5¼ in. (13.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 10,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013.  The compressed globular body is painted around the sides with a band of mallow meander bearing four blossoms separated by leaves. The shoulder is decorated with a band of overlapping petals below the short neck, and the foot is encircled by a stylized lappet border. The base is unglazed. Provenance: Acquired in... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2020

A rare large blue and white square jardinière, Jiajing-Wanli period (1522-1619)

Lot 1461. A rare large blue and white square jardinière, Jiajing-Wanli period (1522-1619); 11 13/16 in. (28.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 12,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013.  Of rounded square section with chamfered corners, the vessel is painted on each side of the exterior with a shaped panel containing a mythical beast in a fenced garden setting, between bands of ruyi heads and classic scroll above and petal lappets and chevron borders below, which are... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2020

A very rare blue and white 'dragon' jar, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period (1522-1566)

Lot 1455. A very rare blue and white 'dragon' jar, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1522-1566); 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) high. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 62,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013.  The tapering body is painted in inky tones of underglaze blue with two five-clawed dragons racing amidst clouds and flames in pursuit of flaming pearls between a petal lappet band below and a band of overlapping petal tips above, all below a... [Lire la suite]