28 décembre 2019

A blue and white 'Nine dragon' vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze-blue and probably of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 354. A blue and white 'Nine dragon' vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze-blue and probably of the period (1736-1795); 14 ? in. (36 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000. Price realised GBP 12,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014. The vase is potted with a bulbous body, rising to a tall cylindrical neck with an everted mouth rim delicately shaped as nine lingzhi-heads, supported on a splayed base. The exterior of the neck and body is finely painted in shades of cobalt... [Lire la suite]

28 décembre 2019

A blue and white figure of a Daoist deity, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 352. A blue and white figure of a Daoist deity, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619); 10 ? in. (25.7 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 10,000. Price realised GBP 10,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The seated deity is modelled wearing loose robes and a tall hat, with a gentle smiling expression on his face. The base is decorated with rocks and crashing waves. Exhibited: S. Marchant and Son, Ming Blue and White: Jiajing-Chongzhen including dated examples, London, November 2004, no. 3. Note:... [Lire la suite]
28 décembre 2019

A Ming-style blue and white bottle vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 353. A Ming-style blue and white bottle vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 14¾ in. (37.5 cm.) high. GBP 15,000 - GBP 20,000. Price realised GBP 37,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014. The exterior of the vase is painted in vibrant shades of cobalt blue with leafy scrolls bearing large flower heads. The tall neck is decorated with a band of upright leaves, rising to a flaring mouth encircled by a band of crashing waves.  Provenance: The collection of Sir... [Lire la suite]
28 décembre 2019

A fine Ming-style blue and white pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, Daoguang six-character seal mark and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 3476. A fine Ming-style blue and white pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, Daoguang six-character seal mark and of the period (1821-1850); 11 1/4 in. (28.6 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 700,000 - HKD 900,000. Price realised HKD 875,000. © Christies Image Ltd 2014 The globular body is painted in vivid blue tones in imitation of 'heaping and piling' with plantain and bamboo growing beside rocks on grassy mounds. All below a band of foliate scroll in-between upright leaves and a pendent... [Lire la suite]
28 décembre 2019

A fine Ming-style blue and white pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, Daoguang six-character seal mark and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 1939. A fine Ming-style blue and white pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, Daoguang six-character seal mark and of the period (1821-1850); 11 1/4 in. (28.6 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000. Price realised HKD 2,070,000. © Christies Image Ltd 2013 The globular body is painted in vivid blue tones in imitation of 'heaping and piling' with plantain and bamboo growing beside rocks on grassy mounds, below a band of foliate scroll in-between upright leaves and a... [Lire la suite]
28 décembre 2019

A fine Ming-style blue and white pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, Jiaqing six-character seal mark and of the period (1796-1820)

Lot 1938. A fine Ming-style blue and white pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, Jiaqing six-character seal mark and of the period (1796-1820); 11 1/4 in. (28.6 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000. Price realised HKD 2,670,000. © Christies Image Ltd 2013 The globular body is painted in vivid blue tones in imitation of 'heaping and piling' with plantain and bamboo growing beside rocks on grassy mounds, below a band of foliate scroll in-between upright leaves and a... [Lire la suite]

28 décembre 2019

A large blue and white baluster vase, 18th century

Lot 387. A large blue and white baluster vase, 18th century; 23½ in. (60 cm.) high. Estimate  GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 34,850.  © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The vase is painted around the slightly globular body with four roundels of peaches, bats and lingzhi heads, all interspersed with stylised scrolls. The tapering shoulder is decorated with a band of crashing waves below a band of stylised lotus blooms, and the tall neck is painted with a band of lotus flowers borne... [Lire la suite]
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28 décembre 2019

A blue and white Ming-style bottle vase, Qianlong underglaze blue six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 385. A blue and white Ming-style bottle vase, Qianlong underglaze blue six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 14 5/8 in. (37.3 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000. Price realised GBP 67,250. © Christies Image Ltd 2012 Of bulbous form, the exterior of the vase is crisply painted in the fifteenth century style with a band of composite foliate scrolls. The foot has a classic scroll below a petal lappet border, and the shoulder is decorated with a further... [Lire la suite]
28 décembre 2019

A large blue and white beaker vase, Transitional period, circa 1630-1650

Lot 364. A blue and white beaker vase, Transitional period, circa 1630-1650; 18¾ in. (47.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 20,000. Price realised GBP 18,750. © Christies Image Ltd 2012 The vase is of tall flaring form and is painted with a continuous landscape scene with figures in a sampan separated by a fort and cloud scrolls, above a band of lingzhi borne on leafy scrolls and a further band of lappets. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]
28 décembre 2019

A rare blue and white 'sanskrit' inscribed bell, Qianlong four-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 1937. A rare blue and white 'sanskrit' inscribed bell, Qianlong four-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 800,000 - HKD 1,200,000. Price realised HKD 15,550,000. © Christies Image Ltd 2013 The bell is decorated with delicately painted bands of leafy lotus scrolls which are interspersed with bands of Sanskrit characters and a band of emblems. It is further decorated with a border of cranes in flight amidst clouds to the rim and... [Lire la suite]