11 janvier 2017

A large blue and white ‘Immortals’ bowl, Shunzhi period, circa 1650

Lot 3559. A large blue and white ‘Immortals’ bowl, Shunzhi period, circa 1650. Estimate $12,000 – $18,000. Price Realized $12,500. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The shallow bowl is decorated on the exterior with a mountainous river landscape scene including the Eight Daoist Immortals with their attributes beneath swirling clouds, and the Star God Shoulao seated beside a deer and a smoldering censer with an attendant nearby. The interior is decorated with a small landscape medallion. The base bears a... [Lire la suite]

11 janvier 2017

A rare blue and white rouleau vase, Kangxi period, 17th century

Lot 3578. A rare blue and white rouleau vase, Kangxi period, 17th century. Estimate $12,000 – $18,000. Price Realized $43,750. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The vase is painted in muted tones of cobalt blue in the style of Mi Fu, the Northern Song Master, with a continuous mountainous landscape beneath bamboo sprays on the neck. The base bears a chrysanthemum spray within a double circle. 17 ¼ in. (43.8 cm.) high Provenance: S. Marchant & Son, Ltd., London, 1985.Collection of Julia and... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2017

A large blue and white sleeve vase, Transitional period, circa 1640-1650

Lot 3550. A large blue and white sleeve vase, Transitional period, circa 1640-1650. Estimate $25,000 – $35,000. Price Realized $43,750. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The tapering, cylindrical vase is decorated with two leaf-shaped panels that contain a moonlit scene of birds or geese with blossoming branches, with scattered floral branches around the panels and on the waisted neck. The flat base is unglazed. 17 ½ in. (44.1 cm.) high Provenance: Jan van Beers, London, 1984.Collection of Julia and John... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2017

A rare blue and white dated gu-form vase, early Kangxi period, dated 1664

Lot 3565. A rare blue and white dated gu-form vase, early Kangxi period, dated 1664. Estimate $25,000 – $35,000. Price Realized $118,750. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The tall cylindrical vase flares toward the mouth and is decorated on the upper register in a penciled style with a scene of a lone scholar on horseback in a winter landscape, followed by an attendant carrying his books with a long inscription above. The scene is set between a border of dots at the rim and wide bands of lotus scroll and... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2017

A blue and white double gourd-form vase, Transitional period, circa 1640-1650

Lot 3535. A blue and white double gourd-form vase, Transitional period, circa 1640-1650. Estimate $20,000 – $30,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The lower compressed section is decorated with a scene from The Romance of the Three Kingdoms depicting consort Dong being led away to her execution, beneath the upper pear-form section which is decorated with a scholar and attendants seated in a garden below the slender neck with tulip motifs. Both scenes continue on the opposite side of the vase and... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2017

An inscribed and dated blue and white jar and cover, Chongzhen period, dated 1644

Lot 3508. An inscribed and dated blue and white jar and cover, Chongzhen period, dated 1644. Estimate $18,000 – $25,000. Price realised USD 93,750. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The compressed jar, with short neck, is decorated on one side with a panel containing a scene from the ‘Peach Blossom Spring’ in which the fisherman speaks to a sage and his servant. The other side is decorated with a panel containing a long inscription from a poem entitled ‘Peach Blossoms at the Qingquan Temple’ written... [Lire la suite]

11 janvier 2017

A blue and white ‘Washing the elephant’ vase, early Kangxi period, circa 1670

Lot 3569. A blue and white ‘Washing the elephant’ vase, early Kangxi period, circa 1670. Estimate $40,000 – $60,000. Price Realized $137,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The pear-shaped vase is decorated with a finely drawn scene of an elephant being washed by four Chinese grooms, one of whom is standing on top of the elephant with a large brush, as two dignitaries and a monk in a patchwork robe look on. 10 in. (25.2 cm.) high Provenance: S. Marchant & Son, Ltd., London,... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2017

A rare blue and white sleeve vase, Chongzhen period, circa 1640

Lot 3532. A rare blue and white sleeve vase, Chongzhen period, circa 1640. Estimate $40,000 – $60,000. Price realised USD 81,250. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015  The vase is of elongated cylindrical form and decorated in rich tones of cobalt blue with a dynamic, continuous hunting scene depicting four equestrian huntsman, one possibly the Tang dynasty Emperor Ming Huang (Xuanzong), having already shot the crane pierced with an arrow above, as two others attempt to catch the prey and the fourth... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2017

A blue and white ovoid jar and cover, Shunzhi period, circa 1640-1650

Lot 3513. A blue and white ovoid jar and cover, Shunzhi period, circa 1640-1650. Estimate $40,000 – $60,000. Price realised USD 106,250. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The jar, of ovoid form with short neck, is decorated in vibrant tones of cobalt blue with a continuous scene of a lotus pond in which various acquatic birds gather, including a heron nestled within lotus blossoms, two geese in flight above and a third perched on a rock, and an alert kingfisher perched on a long blade of millet with... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2017

A blue and white brush pot, Chongzhen period, circa 1640

Lot 3512. A blue and white brush pot, Chongzhen period, circa 1640. Estimate $30,000 – $40,000. Price realised USD 75,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The brushpot, of slender cylindrical form, is decorated on the exterior with a scene from The Romance of the Three Kingdoms depicting the general Lu Xun on horseback, enveloped by billowing clouds, meeting with the scholar Huang Chengyan beneath a willow tree, all between finely incised scroll borders. The flat base is unglazed. 6 ½ in.... [Lire la suite]