12 février 2020

A reverse-decorated coral-ground bowl, Daoguang seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 1792. A reverse-decorated coral-ground bowl, Daoguang seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850); 5 in. (12.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 43,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.  With deep sides flaring slightly towards the rim, the exterior decorated with a pattern of conjoined leafy tendrils forming arabesques that enclose peony blossoms above and lotus blossoms below, all in white and finely penciled coral reserved on a deep... [Lire la suite]

12 février 2020

An unusual green-glazed blue and white bowl, Chongzhen two-character mark in iron-red and of the period (1628-1644)

Lot 1788. An unusual green-glazed blue and white bowl, Chongzhen two-character mark in iron-red and of the period (1628-1644); 5¾ in. (14.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 21,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.  The deep rounded sides painted in pale underglaze blue on the exterior with four flame-bordered roundels enclosing the characters fu lu wan nian (blessings and emoluments for ten thousand years) surrounded by continuous foliate meander,... [Lire la suite]
08 février 2020

A pair of turquoise-enameled bowls, Qianlong seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 1741. A pair of turquoise-enameled bowls, Qianlong seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 5 in. (12.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.  Each with deep rounded sides flaring at the rim, the exterior covered in turquoise enamel, the interior glazed white. Provenance: Colonel Walter Adams collection, acquired in Tientsin between 1908-1912. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]
31 janvier 2020

A reserve-decorated blue and white bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 3252. A reserve-decorated blue and white bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735); 7 5/8 in. (19.4 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000. Price realised HKD 500,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014.  The bowl is naturalistically potted in the shape of an open-form flower with six petals, with the exterior reserve-decorated to depict six groups of chrysanthemum sprays with leafy branches set against a vibrant blue ground. ... [Lire la suite]
31 janvier 2020

A purple-splashed Jun bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 3227. A purple-splashed Jun bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). 3 1/2 in. (9 cm. diam.). Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000. Price realised HKD 1,120,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014.  The rounded bowl is covered inside and out with an unctuous blue glaze stopping at the foot rim. The interior and exterior are accentuated with a swirled purple splash, box. Note: A similar bowl of the same size can be found in the collection of the British Museum, no. 1932,0616.1, which was... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2020

A black-glazed 'oil-spot' bowl, Jin-Yuan Dynasty (1115-1368)

Lot 135. A black-glazed 'oil-spot' bowl, Jin-Yuan Dynasty (1115-1368). Diameter 4 3/4 in., 12.1 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 6,250 USD. Photo Sotheby's the gently rounded sides with a slightly flared rim supported on a short footring, the interior finished with a thin ridge just below the rim, covered overall with a lustrous black-brown glaze suffused with tiny glittering 'oil-spots' of circular and star shapes.  Exhibited: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New... [Lire la suite]

21 janvier 2020

A gilt-bronze bowl, Han dynasty (206 BC - AD 220)

Lot 1252. A gilt-bronze bowl, Han dynasty (206 BC - AD 220); 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm.) diam. Estimate 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 6,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The bowl has deep, rounded sides that rise from a shallow ring foot to the everted rim, and is cast around the exterior with a raised band interrupted by a pair of small mask handles suspending loose rings. The interior, exterior, rim and base are incised with cloud scroll picked out in two colors of gold, and there is a dogtooth band... [Lire la suite]
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06 janvier 2020

A fine famille rose yellow-ground bowl, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 1392. A fine famille rose yellow-ground bowl, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 68,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013. The bowl has deep, rounded sides that rise to a slightly everted rim and are decorated on the exterior with four conjoined flower sprays reserved on a lemon-yellow ground. Provenance: Acquired in London in the 1960s. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2020

A fine famille rose yellow-ground bowl, Daoguang seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 1315. A fine famille rose yellow-ground bowl, Daoguang seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850); 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 93,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013. The exterior is decorated with an elaborate frieze of six large stylized flowers borne on leafy scrolling stems reserved on a rich lemon-yellow ground, and the interior is decorated with five iron-red bats (wufu) in flight in the center. Provenance: The exterior is decorated with an... [Lire la suite]
30 décembre 2019

An unusual large wucai bowl, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 1289. An unusual large wucai bowl, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619); 15¾ in. (40 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The deep, rounded sides that rise to a slightly everted rim are decorated on the exterior with two scenes, one of two scholars on horseback accompanied by their attendants in a landscape setting, and the other of an attendant standing... [Lire la suite]