30 juillet 2017

A very rare blue-glazed flask-form vase, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795) 

Lot 1147. A very rare blue-glazed flask-form vase, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795), 12 in. (30.5 cm.) high, box. Estimate USD 2,000,000 - USD 4,000,000. Price realised USD 7,922,500 © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The flattened globular body raised on a spreading pedestal foot of oval section, and molded on each side with a slightly raised panel of corresponding shape with central indentation at the top, with a pair of bird-form handles applied below the... [Lire la suite]

29 juillet 2017

A pair of blue-glazed cong vases, Guangxu six-character marks and of the period (1875-1908)

Lot 4154. A pair of blue-glazed cong vases, Guangxu six-character marks and of the period (1875-1908), 11 1/2 in. (29 cm.) high (2). Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 200,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 Each vase has a rectangular body of archaistic form with characteristic circular foot ring and mouth rim, applied with a pair of moulded elephant-heads with a mock ring-handle. They are covered in a lustrous, dark violet-blue glaze.  Note: Similar examples... [Lire la suite]
30 juin 2017

A blue-glazed bottle vase, mark and period of Guangxu (1875-1908)

Lot 693. A blue-glazed bottle vase, mark and period of Guangxu (1875-1908); 38.6 cm, 15 1/4  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Lot sold 56,250 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.  with a tall neck and a flared rim, covered overall save for the foot rim with a deep purplish-blue glaze, the base with a six-character reign mark in underglaze blue  Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 Jun 2017
26 avril 2017

A blue-glazed vase, cong, Guangxu six-character mark and of the period (1875-1908)

Lot 151. A blue-glazed vase, cong, Guangxu six-character mark and of the period (1875-1908); 30cm (11 3/4in) high.  Estimate £4,000 - 6,000 (€4,700 - 7,100). Photo: Bonhams. Modelled after an archaic jade prototype, the square section rising from a short circular foot to a short tapering neck, the rectangular sides applied with a pair of moulded elephant-head handles suspending fixed rings, covered overall in a thick and rich purplish-blue glaze. Provenance: acquired from Accorsi, Turin in the 1950s, by... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2017

A blue-glazed saucer-dish, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 152. A blue-glazed saucer-dish, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722); 15.6cm (6 1/8in) diam. Estimate £10,000 - 12,000 (€12,000 - 14,000). Photo: Bonhams. Covered all over in a rich midnight-blue leaving the extremities with a thinner layer of glaze, the base with a six-character seal mark in underglaze-blue within double circles.  Note: The Kangxi emperor successfully re-established the Imperial kilns at Jingdezhen around 1680 after a long period of civil strife in China. The... [Lire la suite]
11 décembre 2016

A ‘Jun’ blue-glazed dish, Song–Yuan dynasty (960-1368)

Lot 552. A ‘Jun’ blue-glazed dish, Song–Yuan dynasty (960-1368). Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 HKD. Lot sold 37,500 HKD.  Photo Sotheby's. with shallow rounded sides rising from a slightly recessed base, covered overall with a thick lavender-blue glaze thinning at the rim to a mushroom tone, supported on an unglazed neatly pared footring - 16 cm, 6 1/4  in. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 02 Dec 2016

13 novembre 2016

A blue-glazed bottle vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 178. A blue-glazed bottle vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 7,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the pear-shaped body rising from a slightly splayed foot, to a tall tubular neck, covered in an even deep blue glaze draining to white at the rim, stopping neatly above the foot, the base left white and inscribed in underglaze blue with a seal mark; 44 cm, 17 1/4  in. Provenance: Collection of Christina Loke Balsara. Sotheby's. Important... [Lire la suite]
12 novembre 2016

A blue-glazed baluster jar, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 160. A blue-glazed baluster jar, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 35,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the baluster body rising from a spreading foot to a short sloping neck, covered in a deep blue glaze stopping neatly short of the foot, the base with an underglaze six-character seal mark; 22.5 cm, 8 7/8  in.  Provenance: Christie's London, 5th June 1995, lot 212. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 09 Nov 2016
01 septembre 2016

A blue-glazed vase (cong), Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 912. A blue-glazed vase (cong), Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. of archaistic quadrangular form, set on two sides with elephant-head handles suspending fixed rings, covered overall save for the foot rim with an unctuous purplish-blue glaze thinning to white along the edges - Height 9 1/2  in., 24.1 cm. Provenance: Collection of a United States Army General stationed in China, acquired between 1925 and 1948, and thence by descent. ... [Lire la suite]
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25 juillet 2016

A blue-glazed mountain-form brushrest, Ming-Qing dynasty (1368-1911)

Lot 47. A blue-glazed mountain-form brushrest, Ming-Qing dynasty (1368-1911). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The brush rest is of crescent shape and is molded as five mountain peaks of graduated height, covered in a dark purplish-blue glaze. 4 ¼ in. (10.8 cm.) wide. A few shallow chips to the underside; some wear to the top of the peaks. Estimation: USD 400 - 600 Christie's on line. The Art of China.