17 juin 2019

A massive blue and white 'dragon' fishbowl, 18th century

Lot 63. A massive blue and white 'dragon' fishbowl, 18th century; 61cm (24in) diam. Sold for £ 206,500 (€ 231,780). © Bonhams Heavily potted with a rounded lipped rim, the exterior boldly painted with two pairs of fiercely writhing five-clawed dragons, each pair in pursuit of a flaming pearl amid fire and cloud scrolls, and all above rocks emerging from crashing waves above the foot.  Provenance: a European private collection. Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART. London, New Bond Street, 15 May 2014  
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05 juin 2019

A blue and white 'Ladies' bowl, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 421. A blue and white 'Ladies' bowl, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 16.2 cm, 6 3/8  in. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 HKD. Lot sold 75,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. painted to the exterior with ladies in a balustraded garden, the interior with a leafy chrysanthemum spray, Tianqi mark. Provenance: C.C. Teng & Co., Taipei, ca. 1990. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 30 may 2019 - 31 may 2019
05 juin 2019

A blue and white 'Boys' jar, Mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566)

Lot 422. A blue and white 'Boys' jar, Mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566); 16 cm, 6 1/4  in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD. Lot sold 75,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the tapering ovoid body rising to a short neck, painted with eight boys at play in a garden with blossoming trees and jagged rocks, all between lappet bands encircling the shoulder and foot. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 30 may 2019 - 31 may 2019
05 juin 2019

A blue and white 'Fish' jar, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 413. A blue and white 'Fish' jar, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 32.4 cm, 12 3/4  in. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD. Lot sold 350,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. painted with a variety of fish swimming in a lotus pond amongst aquatic plants above cresting waves, between a lappet band encircling the foot and a chevron band with moulded bosses below the mouth, the mouth rim decorated with a foliate scroll. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, ca. 1985. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong... [Lire la suite]
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01 juin 2019

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

Lot 3133. A blue and white bottle vase, Transitional period, circa 1630-1650; 14 5/8 in. (37.2 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 200,000. Price realised HKD 200,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 The globular body, surmounted by a tall neck, is painted in rich cobalt blue tones depicting a farmer with buffalo being greeted by a dignitary and his attendants amongst rock and overhanging trees, all below a narrow band of scrolling foliage and flowers. The slender neck is painted with leafy long-stemmed tulip... [Lire la suite]
31 mai 2019

A blue and white early-Ming foliate-rim dish, Yongle period (1403-1424) 

Lot 2813. A blue and white early-Ming foliate-rim dish, Yongle period (1403-1424); 12 ½ in. (31.8 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 1,600,000 - HKD 2,600,000. Price realised HKD 2,000,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The dish has a foliate rim and rests on a circular slanting foot. The centre is painted with a mixed floral scroll with five blooms, with tree peony in the centre and lotus, hibiscus, camellia and gardenia around it, and sprays of lotus, morning glory, hibiscus, pomegranate,... [Lire la suite]

31 mai 2019

A fine and extremely rare early-Ming blue and white ‘lotus’ dish, Xuande six-character mark and of the period (1426-1435)

Lot 2812. A fine and extremely rare early-Ming blue and white ‘lotus’ dish, Xuande six-character mark in underglaze blue in a line and of the period (1426-1435); 10 ¾ in. (27.6 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 1,800,000 - HKD 2,500,000. Price realised HKD 3,725,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The dish is painted in deep cobalt tones in the interior with a lotus scroll in a central medallion with four blooms revolving around a central flower, the well with a similar scroll but with the... [Lire la suite]
31 mai 2019

A large blue and white ‘bajixiang’ moonflask, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795

Lot 2810. A large blue and white ‘bajixiang’ moonflask, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 19 ½ in. (49.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 1,200,000 - HKD 2,000,000. Price realised HKD 6,125,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The moonflask is finely painted on the front and back in underglaze blue with eight lotus petal-shaped panels, each enclosing one of the bajixiang, Eight Buddhist Emblems, radiating from a central raised boss decorated with a... [Lire la suite]
30 mai 2019

A rare blue and white Ming ‘figural’ tripod censer, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 2926. A rare blue and white Ming ‘figural’ tripod censer, Ming dynasty, 15th century; 6.15/16 in. (17.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 700,000 - HKD 900,000. Price realised HKD 1,250,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  The cylindrical censer is painted on the exterior with two groups of figures, one depicting an elderly man riding on a donkey, accompanied by an attendant holding a tree branch, the other showing a scholar riding on a horse followed an attendant with a carrying pole, divided... [Lire la suite]
29 mai 2019

A rare massive blue and white ‘Bird and flower’ basin, Kangxi-Yongzheng period (1662-1735)

Lot 3107. A rare massive blue and white ‘Bird and flower’ basin, Kangxi-Yongzheng period (1662-1735); 26 in. (66 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000. Price realised HKD 1,875,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.   The impressive basin is finely decorated to the exterior in delicate shades of cobalt blue with pairs of birds perched and in flight amongst combinations of bamboo, prunus, and flowers growing from rocks, all reserved on a shaded blue ground. ... [Lire la suite]