11 janvier 2020

An unusual small blue and white bottle vase, 17th-18th century

Lot 1401. An unusual small blue and white bottle vase, 17th-18th century; 5¼ in. (13.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 6,875. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013. The compressed pear-shaped body is decorated with four shou- character roundels surrounded by a border of ruyi heads reserved on the white ground below a ruyi band at the top of the neck and the everted rim. An unglazed foot ring encircles the countersunk base. Provenance: Tim and Sally Turner... [Lire la suite]

08 janvier 2020

A gilt-decorated blue-ground bottle vase, Guangxu six-character mark and of the period (1875-1908)

Lot 1352. A gilt-decorated blue-ground bottle vase, Guangxu six-character mark and of the period (1875-1908); 15¼ in. (39 cm.) high. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 43,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013. The body is decorated with two five-clawed dragons contesting a flaming pearl amidst flames and clouds above a band of cresting waves and below a shou character and lotus band on the neck and another dragon at similar pursuit on the waisted neck, all in gilding on a blue ground. ... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2020

A gilt-decorated blue-ground bottle vase, Guangxu six-character mark and of the period (1875-1908)

Lot 1350. A gilt-decorated blue-ground bottle vase, Guangxu six-character mark and of the period (1875-1908); 15½ in. (39.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013. The bulbous body and waisted neck are decorated in gilding reserved on a rich blue ground with variously decorated medallions set between a petal-lappet border at the foot, a band of flower scroll and shou characters on the shoulder, and ruyi and key-fret bands at... [Lire la suite]
04 janvier 2020

A rare miniature Guan-type bottle vase, Yongzheng seal mark in underglaze-blue and of the period (1723-1735)

  Lot 1342. A rare miniature A rare miniature Guan-type bottle vase, Yongzheng seal mark in underglaze-blue  and of the period (1723-1735); 3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013  Made in imitation of Song dynasty Guan ware, the vase is covered overall including the base, with an unctuous, opaque, grey-green glaze suffused with fine, clear crackle, box. Provenance: Acquired in New York before 1960. ... [Lire la suite]
02 janvier 2020

A Langyao bottle vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1380. A Langyao bottle vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 14½ in. (36.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 60,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013  The compressed globular body and tall, tapering neck are covered with a crackle-suffused glaze of deep crushed-strawberry-red color falling in a thick line above the unglazed foot and thinning to a pale tone below the white rim. The base covered with a mottled copper-red and celadon glaze. Provenance: Private Collection,... [Lire la suite]
01 janvier 2020

A pair of 'mirror-black'-glazed bottle vases, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1261. A pair of 'mirror-black'-glazed bottle vases, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 17 in. (43.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 52,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013  Each bottle is well potted with a globular body and a tall, tapered slender neck. Each is covered in a lustrous black glaze that thins to a blue-green tone at the mouth rim, and shows traces of gilt decoration. Provenance: Estate of Frederic Mueller; Christie's New York, 1 June 1990, lot 223. Note: The lustrous... [Lire la suite]

29 décembre 2019

A 'clair-de-lune'-glazed bottle vase, Qianlong underglaze blue six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 346. A 'clair-de-lune'-glazed bottle vase, Qianlong underglaze blue six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 7 in. (17.9 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000. Price realised GBP 39,650. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012  With a compressed globular body and a tall neck rising from a short, slightly tapering foot, the vase is covered overall in an attractive soft lavender glaze.  Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [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 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]
24 décembre 2019

A very fine falangcai style famille rose enamel bottle vase, Republic period (1912-1949)

A very fine falangcai style famille rose enamel bottle vase, Republic period (1912-1949); 14cm in height. Estimate 4,000 - €5,000. © Catawiki The vase depicting blossoming poppy flowers with a pair of butterflies flying above. To the reverse a poem in black and pink enamel. Apocryphal Qianlong 4 character mark to the base.  Provenance: Martindale Chinese Art, London.