25 février 2020

An unusual carved bamboo brush pot, 18th century

Lot 1439. An unusual carved bamboo brush pot, 18th century; 3 7/8 in. (9.9 cm.) high, 4 in. (10.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000- USD 8,000. Price realised USD USD 11,875. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Of unusual low section, carved with a scene of a scholar leaning on a table-like rock set with scholars' articles including an inkstone and brush pot while he watches his attendant who is seated beside a stream, all in a rocky landscape, raised on three shallow bracket supports.  Provenance: Ralph M.... [Lire la suite]

17 février 2020

A small finely carved white jade brush pot, bitong, 18th century

Lot 1469. A small finely carved white jade brush pot, bitong, 18th century; 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 482,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. Of rectangular section with cusped corners and gently tapering sides, each side finely carved in low relief with one of the 'Four Gentlemen' prunus, orchid, bamboo and chrysanthemum, raised on four bracket feet, the elegant carving and use of space highlighting the lustrous quality of the... [Lire la suite]
08 février 2020

A 'mirror-black'-glazed cylindrical brush pot, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1736. A 'mirror-black'-glazed cylindrical brush pot, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 5¼ in. (13.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 8,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.  Of elegant form, covered on the exterior with a rich, lustrous, black glaze, the rim, interior, foot and countersunk base glazed white, with traces of gilt decoration. Provenance: Private American collection. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Part I and Part II Including... [Lire la suite]
01 janvier 2020

A famille verte brush pot, bitong, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 405. A famille verte brush pot, bitong, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - GBP 20,000. Price realised USD 18,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012  The brush pot is brightly enamelled around the exterior with ladies engaged in leisurely pursuits in a pavillion, which is surrounded by trees and wispy clouds. The reverse has been enamelled with four lines of calligraphy ending with two seal marks. Provenance: Acquired in Macau in the 1930s by a prominent Portuguese doctor, who... [Lire la suite]
24 décembre 2019

A small fine famille rose decorated quadrilobed brush pot, Qianlong four character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

A small fine famille rose decorated quadrilobed brush pot, Qianlong four character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 9.3 cm in height and 7 cm wide.  Estimate €6,000 - €10,000. © Catawiki The brush pot is depicts two main central motifs one on either side of a colourful landscape scene surrounded by scrolling floral lotus design with a green ground and sgraffito details. Provenance: Martindale Chinese Art, London.  Note: For a similar landscape brush pot see Christies Fine... [Lire la suite]
27 novembre 2019

An underglaze-blue and copper-red-decorated brush pot, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 3075. An underglaze-blue and copper-red-decorated brush pot, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 7 1/2 in. (19 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 250,000. Price realised HKD 350,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 The brushpot is painted to the exterior with a continuous scene depicting a seated lady and scholar-officials with their attendants in an interior setting which extends to a terrace. The base has an apocryphal six-character Chenghua mark. Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]

08 novembre 2019

A finely carved spinach-green jade brush pot, bitong, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 131. A finely carved spinach-green jade brush pot, bitong, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 6 ½ in. (16.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 80,000 - GBP 120,000. Price realised GBP 93,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The brush pot is intricately carved around the sides with a continuous mountainous landscape. The rocks, pine and wutong trees frame various vignettes including a scholar leaning out of a pavilion window; a scholar holding a staff with his attendant beside him; and a scholar with... [Lire la suite]
03 novembre 2019

A blue and white brush pot, bitong, Transitional period, mid-17th century

Lot 29. A blue and white brush pot, bitong, Transitional period, mid-17th century; 7 3/8 in. (18.8 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000 (USD 10,360 - USD 15,540). Price realised GBP 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The exterior of the body is finely decorated with a continuous scene depicting 'Washing the Elephant', sao xiang, with one servant holding a broom and a long hook standing on the back of the animal beside a water-filled wooden tub. Another figure wearing loose robes and... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2019

A fine and rare blue and white brush pot, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1118. A fine and rare blue and white brush pot, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 7 ¼ in. (18.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 68,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The cylindrical brush pot is finely decorated with an antlered stag and a doe standing on a rocky promontory on one side and a pair of standing cranes on the other side, all within a continuous scene of a riverscape interspersed with pines and grasses, and painted with a moon and a two-character... [Lire la suite]
31 juillet 2019

A famille rose and gilt-decorated coral-ground brush pot, Republic period (1912-1949)

Lot 982. A famille rose and gilt-decorated coral-ground brush pot, Republic period (1912-1949); 5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm.) high. Estimate $6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 11,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The sides are decorated with three oval panels, each decorated in famille rose enamels; one with two pairs of geese amidst a blue rock, peonies and grasses; one with a pair of swallows perched on a crabapple branch; and one with a flowering prunus tree, all on a coral ground... [Lire la suite]