30 janvier 2019

A rare blue and white baluster vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 2546. A rare blue and white baluster vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 17 3/8 in. (44 cm) high. Estimate HKD 90,000 - HKD 120,000. Price realised HKD 112,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008 The slender body well painted with a continuous scene of figures at pleasurable pursuits in a setting of pavilions lining the banks of a lake detailed with boats, all below a bowstring band encircling the waisted neck, between scrolled and keyfret borders at the foot and mouth rim, with an apocryphal Chenghua... [Lire la suite]

30 janvier 2019

A rare blue and white ewer, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 2775. A rare blue and white ewer, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot sold 980,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2010 based on a Persian metal form, the pear-shaped body rising from a short straight foot to tall waisted neck and everted rim, painted in brilliant cobalt-blue tones to the front and back face with a large quatrefoil panel, one enclosing a fruiting peach spray, the other a fruiting loquat, each flanked by leafy composite... [Lire la suite]
30 janvier 2019

A fine blue and white Ming-style arrow vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 2780. A fine blue and white Ming-style arrow vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 19.3 cm., 7 5/8 in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,040,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2010 the ovoid body painted with stylised foliate scrolls, set between pendent and upright plantain leaves, the tall cylindrical neck detailed with swirling waves rising to a slightly flared rim, flanked by a pair of lug handles and fastened together with a keyfret band, the... [Lire la suite]
25 janvier 2019

A fine and extremely rare blue and white 'foliate scroll' meiping, Ming dynasty, Chenghua period (1464-1487)

Lot 2622. A fine and extremely rare blue and white 'foliate scroll' meiping, Ming dynasty, Chenghua period (1464-1487). 26.5 cm., 10 1/2 in. Estimate 20,000,000 — 30,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 43,220,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010.  the round-shouldered elegantly tapering body rising from a recessed base to a narrow short ribbed neck with everted rolled rim, finely painted in rich heaped and piled cobalt-blue tones around the exterior with a broad undulating foliate scroll band, all between a stiff pendant... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2019

A small blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 1739. A small blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 4 1/8 in. (10.4 cm.) diam. Estimate $10,000 - $15,000. Price Realized $12,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. The deep sides painted in underglaze blue with two dragons pursuing flaming pearls amidst clouds and flames above a band of overlapping petal tips, with a similar medallion on the interior. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong in 1991.The Tsui Museum of Art. Christie's. Fine Chinese... [Lire la suite]
17 janvier 2019

A blue and white European subject cup, cover, and stand, Kangxi period, circa 1690

Lot 453. A blue and white European subject cup, cover, and stand, Kangxi period, circa 1690; 5 3/8 (13.6 cm.) diameter. Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000. Price realised US$2,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Each painted with the 'Queen Blanche' of France telling Louis XI, 'The Empire of Virtue stretches to the end of the world' (L'EMPIRE DE LA VERTU EST AB AU BOUT DE L'UNIVERS). Provenance: With Charles Perry, Atlanta. Literature: D.S. Howard, The Choice of the Private Trader,... [Lire la suite]

17 janvier 2019

A blue and white 'Sense of smell' dish, Kangxi mark, circa 1700

Lot 450. A blue and white 'Sense of smell' dish, Kangxi mark, circa 1700; 13 ½ in. (34.2 cm.) diameter. Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000. Price realised US$9,375. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. With French court figures on a terrace, a servant bringing them blooms to smell, six-character Kangxi mark in underglaze blue and of the period. Provenance: The Mottahedeh Collection; Sotheby's, New York, 30 January 1985, lot 24.With Hancock, St. James', LondonThe Ionides Collection; Sotheby's, London, 2... [Lire la suite]
17 janvier 2019

A large blue and white 'Porcelain production' charger, Qianlong period, circa 1740

Lot 449. A large blue and white 'Porcelain production' charger, Qianlong period, circa 1740; 23 15 3/8 in. (39.1 cm.) diameter. Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000. Price realised US$3,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Workers refining the clay, the reverse with underglaze blue 23. Provenance: The Mottahedeh Collection; Sotheby's, New York, 19 October 2000, lot 192. The Leo and Doris Hodroff Collection.  Christie's. Chinese Export Art Featuring the Hodroff Collection, Part... [Lire la suite]
17 janvier 2019

A rare blue and white coffee-pot and cover, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 448. A rare blue and white coffee-pot and cover, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 11 ¾ in. (29.8 cm.) high. Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000. Price realised US$10,625. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. A European hunt depicted around the sides, a vignette of Europa and the Bull above. Provenance: The Mottahedeh Collection; Sotheby's, New York, 19 October 2000, lot 92.The Ionides Collection; Sotheby's, London, 2 July 1963, lot 10. The Leo and Doris Hodroff Collection.  ... [Lire la suite]
17 janvier 2019

A blue and white botanical plate, Qianlong period, circa 1740

Lot 447. A blue and white botanical plate, Qianlong period, circa 1740; 9 in. (22.8 cm.) diameter. Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500. Price realised US$3,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Decorated after botanist Marie-Sybille Merian's notebooks. The Leo and Doris Hodroff Collection.  Christie's. Chinese Export Art Featuring the Hodroff Collection, Part IV, New York, 17 January 2019