11 janvier 2017

Eight small blue and white dishes, Chongzhen period, circa 1643

 Lot 3516. Eight small blue and white dishes, Chongzhen period, circa 1643. Estimate $12,000 – $18,000. Price realised USD 30,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 Each small dish has a foliate rim and is delicately decorated with a different narrative scene from The Romance of the Western Chamber and other literary sources. The reverse of each is decorated with a continuous river landscape and is inscribed with an apocryphal Jiajing mark on the base. 3 ½ in. (8.9 cm.) diam. ... [Lire la suite]

18 mars 2015

A set of six blue and white nesting cups, Chongzhen period, circa 1643

A set of six blue and white nesting cups, Chongzhen period, circa 1643. Estimate $1,500 - $2,500. Price Realized $1,250 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Of graduating size, each cup is decorated with various figures of sages, attendants and a dignitary in a landscape. Three cups bear apocryphal Chenghua marks and three are inscribed on the base with the character ya ('elegant´). 1 7/8 in. (4.5 cm.) to 3 ¼ in. (8 cm.) diam. Provenance: The Property of Captain Michael Hatcher;... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2015

A pair of miniature blue and white vases and covers, Chongzhen period, circa 1643

A pair of miniature blue and white vases and covers, Chongzhen period, circa 1643. Estimate $3,000 - $4,000. Price Realized $2,000 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each small vase is of faceted, octagonal form and is decorated with butterflies and lotus blossoms between ruyi and lappet borders. The covers are of conforming section and are surmounted by spherical finials. 3 ½ in. (8.8 cm.) high Provenance: The Property of Captain Michael Hatcher; Christie's Amsterdam, 14 March 1984, lot... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2015

A group of four blue and white 'Kraak Porselein' dishes, Chongzhen period, circa 1643

A group of four blue and white 'Kraak Porselein' dishes, Chongzhen period, circa 1643. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Price Realized $5,000 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each bracket-lobed dish is decorated in the interior with a central cartouche, two with birds, one with a phoenix and one with a mythical beast, enclosed by a band of radiating lappets containing either a Buddhist emblem or a fruit. 8 in. (20.3 cm.) diam. Provenance: The Property of Captain Michael Hatcher; Christie's Amsterdam,... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2015

Two small blue and white circular boxes and covers, Chongzhen period, circa 1643

Two small blue and white circular boxes and covers, Chongzhen period, circa 1643. Estimate $2,000 - $3,000. Price Realized $1,375 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The domed cover of one box is decorated with a central medallion containing a fish-scale pattern enclosed by a floral scroll, and the box is decorated with two stylized floral sprays. The cover of the second box is painted with a central floral medallion enclosed by ruyi borders, the box also with a ruyi band. 2 in. (5.1 cm.)... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2015

Two small blue and white circular boxes and covers, Chongzhen period, circa 1643

Two small blue and white circular boxes and covers, Chongzhen period, circa 1643. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Price Realized $1,875 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 One cover is decorated with a large central pentagonal flower with pointed petals enclosed by curling tendrils, and the other with a central medallion containing a lotus blossom and a lingzhi branch enclosed by a ruyi border. Both boxes are painted on the exterior with two stylized floral sprays. 3 ¼ in. (8.3 cm.) diam. ... [Lire la suite]

18 mars 2015

An underglaze-blue-ground wine cup, Chongzhen period, circa 1643

An underglaze-blue-ground wine cup, Chongzhen period, circa 1643. Estimate $1,500 - $2,500. Price Realized $1,250 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The deep, U-shaped cup is raised on a high, spreading foot and is covered overall in pale cobalt blue under a transparent glaze. The interior is decorated with a delicate scroll band beneath the rim. 2 ¾ in. (7 cm.) diam. Provenance: The Property of Captain Michael Hatcher; Christie's Amsterdam, 14 March 1984, lot 252 (part lot).Collection of Julia... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2015

Two blue and white shallow bowls, Chongzhen period, circa 1643

Two blue and white shallow bowls, Chongzhen period, circa 1643. Estimate $4,000 – $6,000. Price Realized $3,750 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each thickly potted, shallow bowl has a slightly flared rim and is decorated on the exterior with four small landscape panels set against a carved key-fret ground, between an upper lozenge border and a lower cell band. One bowl is decorated on the interior with a duck perched on a rock in a lotus pond, the other with 'antiques' containing flowering branches and fruit.... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2015

A blue and white shallow bowl, Chongzhen period, circa 1643

A blue and white shallow bowl, Chongzhen period, circa 1643. Estimate $2,000 – $3,000. Price Realized $3,250 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The shallow bowl is decorated on the interior with a central medallion containing the white hare seated beneath an osmanthus tree, all below the rim encircled by a key-fret band. The exterior is decorated with three small insects and the recessed base is inscribed with an apocryphal Chenghua mark.  7 in. (17.8 cm.) diam. Provenance: Heirloom & Howard, Ltd.,... [Lire la suite]
20 février 2015

A blue and white kendi, Chongzhen period, circa 1643

A blue and white kendi, Chongzhen period, circa 1643. Estimate $5,000 – $7,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The globular pouring vessel has a lobed body, domed spout and a tall, cylindrical neck that flares toward the top and recedes to the smaller circular mouth. The body is decorated with panels of birds and flowers, beneath a band of small fruit medallions on a diaper ground on the shoulder and tall pointed leaves encircling the neck. 9 ¼ in. (23.3 cm.) high - Lot 3515 Provenance: The Property of Captain... [Lire la suite]