22 juillet 2019

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

Lot 860. A blue and white 'phoenix tail' vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 18½ in. (47 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 12,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The body and tall trumpet-shaped neck are decorated with continuous scenes of deer and cranes amidst tall trees and rocky mountains, all within line borders. Provenance: Alfred E. Guntermann (1943-2013) Collection.  Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 18 – 19 September... [Lire la suite]

22 juillet 2019

Two blue and white brush pots, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 858. Two blue and white brush pots, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 7 and 7¼ in. (18 and 18.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 22,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  One is decorated in underglaze blue with two panels enclosing scenes of fishermen and scholars in mountainous river landscapes. The other is decorated with four rectangular panels with canted corners depicting mountainous river landscapes executed in underglaze blue with faint copper-red details, all reserved on... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2019

A large blue and white 'Dragon' dish and a large wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' dish, Kangxi six-character marks and of the period

Lot 854. A large blue and white 'Dragon' dish and a large wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' dish, Kangxi six-character marks in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722); 14½ and 12¾ in. (36.8 and 32.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 43,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The interior of the blue and white dish is decorated in the center with two confronted dragons leaping amidst flames and clouds as they each grasp a flaming pearl below further... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2019

A blue and white censer, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 852. A blue and white censer, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 10 5/8 in. (27 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 6,875. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 Of gui shape, the censer is decorated on the exterior with groupings of antiques alternating with auspicious emblems, all below a band of precious objects and clouds on the waisted neck.  Provenance: Alfred E. Guntermann (1943-2013) Collection. Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 18 – 19 September... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2019

A large blue and white 'dragon' dish, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double-circle and of the period (1573

Lot 847. A large blue and white 'dragon' dish, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double-circle and of the period (1573-1619); 13½ in. (34.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 22,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The interior of the dish is decorated in the center with two confronted, five-clawed dragons leaping amidst flames and clouds in pursuit of a flaming pearl below two pairs of further dragons at a similar pursuit in the well, the exterior is decorated with a... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2019

A rare blue and white circular plaque, Chenghua period (1465-1487)

Lot 846. A rare blue and white circular plaque, Chenghua period (1465-1487); 10 1/8 in. (25.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 35,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The slightly convex plaque is delicately painted in outline and wash with a scene of Guanyin shown seated on a fringed mat facing an acolyte with outstretched hands, each on a rocky promontory jutting above a lotus plant emerging from wind-tossed waves below. To the other side of Guanyin is an amphora in a basin and a parrot... [Lire la suite]

16 juillet 2019

A Blue and White Porcelain Bowl, Joseon dynasty (19th century)

Lot 106. A Blue and White Porcelain Bowl, Joseon dynasty (19th century); 11 ¼ in. (28.6 cm.) diameter. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2016 The circular deep bowl with extended rim, set on a short ring foot, decorated in underglaze-blue with a fish, water-weed and stylized clouds, exterior undecorated, applied with a clear glaze.  Christie's. An Inquiring Mind: American Collecting of Japanese and Korean Art, New... [Lire la suite]
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13 juillet 2019

A blue and white 'Phoenix' dish, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 169. A blue and white 'Phoenix' dish, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Diameter 6 3/8  in., 16.1 cm. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 USD. Lot sold 4,688 USD. © Sotheby's. painted in underglaze blue with a central medallion of two confronting phoenix clasping a sprig in their beaks, surrounded by clouds within a double circle, the motif repeated on the exterior, seal mark in underglaze blue. Provenance: Property from a Private New England Collection, acquired circa... [Lire la suite]
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13 juillet 2019

A fine small blue and white 'Lotus' vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 165. A fine small blue and white 'Lotus' vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Height 17 3/4  in., 45.1 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 18,750 USD. © Sotheby's. the globular body raised on a short straight foot and rising to a tall neck with curved galleried rim, delicately painted with multiple bands of scrolling lotus, the wider band further painted with stylized bat pendants dangling chimes and double-fishes, the bands separated by raised filets... [Lire la suite]
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13 juillet 2019

A Ming-style blue and white 'Lotus-bouquet' dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 160. A Ming-style blue and white 'Lotus-bouquet' dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735). Diameter 13 5/8  in., 34.5 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 10,000 USD. Lot sold 15,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the shallow-rounded sides rising from a flat base and a tapered foot, painted on the interior with a 'lotus-bouquet' below a frieze of composite foliate scroll in the well and a band of classic scroll on the rim, with a further band of composite foliate scroll on the exterior, six-character... [Lire la suite]