11 janvier 2019

A blue and white pear-shaped vase, Transitional period, circa 1645-1655

Lot 1661. A blue and  white pear-shaped vase, Transitional period, circa 1645-1655; 9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price Realized USD 10,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.  Raised on a spreading pedestal foot, one side painted with an unusual scene of an immortal playing the arrow game standing beside an attendant holding arrows on a cloud to one side of a pavilion set amidst rocks and crashing waves, with a vase filled with arrows sitting on the... [Lire la suite]

15 août 2018

A rare pair of blue and white weiqi counter boxes and covers, Transitional period, circa 1645-1655 

Lot 1683. A rare pair of blue and white weiqi counter boxes and covers, Transitional period, circa 1645-1655; 4½ in. (11.5 cm.) across. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 662,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Each with compressed globular body, and finely painted with a different scene of pavilions nestled amidst rocky landscapes, one with a figure seen in a lakeside pavilion raised on pilings, and a fisherman in a sampan, the other with a farmer carrying bundles of faggots on... [Lire la suite]
12 janvier 2017

A rare wucai sleeve vase, Shunzhi period, circa 1645-1655

Lot 3547. A rare wucai sleeve vase, Shunzhi period, circa 1645-1655. Estimate $30,000 – $40,000. Price Realized $233,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The vase is of elongated, high-shouldered, tapering cylindrical form with a waisted neck and is finely decorated with a large Lake Tai garden rock amidst flowering branches of chrysanthemums, tree peonies, bamboo shoots, narcissi and millet stalks. The scene is set beneath sprays of lotus, peonies and camelia on the neck and an incised band on... [Lire la suite]