07 avril 2022

A chestnut and straw-glazed pottery figure of a Bactrian camel, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

 Lot 1070. A chestnut and straw-glazed pottery figure of a Bactrian camel, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 21 in. (53.3 cm.) high. Price realised USD 9,450 (Estimate USD 10,000 – USD 15,000). © Christie's 2022 The camel is well modeled and standing with head raised and mouth open in a bray, the hair on the front of the neck applied in small, well defined overlapping sections and covered with a straw glaze, while fine gouging indicates the hair on the humps, the body glazed a deep chestnut... [Lire la suite]

13 avril 2020

A set of four rare grisaille and pale iron-red decorated deep dishes, Qianlong period, Dechengzhai zhi hall marks

Lot 3997.  A set of four rare grisaille and pale iron-red decorated deep dishes, Qianlong period, Dechengzhai zhi four-character hall marks in iron-red (1736-1795); 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) diam. Estimate 1,000,000 - HKD 1,500,000. Price realised HKD 1,220,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012. Each dish is finely potted with steep sides rising to a slightly flared, rounded rim, delicately decorated in a painterly technique in grisaille and shades of... [Lire la suite]
20 août 2018

An unusual chestnut and straw-glazed pottery figure of a Bactrian camel, Tang dynasty (618-907) 

Lot 267. An unusual chestnut and straw-glazed pottery figure of a Bactrian camel, Tang dynasty (618-907); 21 in. (53.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 15,600. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007 Well modelled standing with head raised and mouth open in a bray, the hair on the front of the neck applied in small, well defined overlapping sections and covered with a straw glaze, while fine gouging indicates the hair on the humps, the body glazed a deep chestnut color. ... [Lire la suite]
11 septembre 2017

A russet-splashed black-glazed bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 11th-12th century

Lot 1133. A russet-splashed black-glazed bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 11th-12th century, 4 ¾ in. (12 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 20,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The slightly rounded conical sides rise to the gently everted rim, and the interior is covered with a black glaze splashed with russet markings that thins to russet on the rim. The exterior is covered with a matte russet skin falling short of the shallow ring foot. Provenance: Steven... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2016

A pair of fine small aubergine-glazed incised saucer dishes, Yongzheng six-character marks and of the period

Lot 345. A pair of fine small aubergine-glazed incised saucer dishes, Yongzheng six-character marks in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735). Photo Christie's Image 2003 Thinly potted with rounded sides, the exterior finely incised with the ribbon-tied bajixiang, covered overall with a rich aubergine glaze - 4½in. (11.5cm.) diam. (2). Estimate $20,000 - $30,000. Price Realized $26,290 Property from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. James E. Breece III Notes: Compare the... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2016

A fine teadust-glazed vase, Qianlong incised seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

A fine teadust-glazed vase, Qianlong incised seal mark and of the period (1736-1795) © Christie's Image 2003 The compressed body raised on a spreading foot and surrounded by a tall neck, covered overall with a finely speckled glaze of deep olive tone thinning to tortoiseshell on the mouth rim, the seal mark also covered with a tortoiseshell glaze and the bottom of the foot dressed with a dark brown wash - 13¼in. (33.7cm.) high. Lot 342. Estimate $20,000 - $30,000. Price Realized $28,680  ... [Lire la suite]

23 février 2016

An unusual teadust-glazed five-spouted vase, 18th/19th century

An unusual teadust-glazed five-spouted vase, 18th-19th century © Christie's Image 2003 With a tall cylindrical spout and four surrounding spouts rising from the shoulder of the compressed body, covered overall with a finely mottled yellowish-olive glaze, the foot rim covered with a brown wash - 13in. (33cm.) high. Lot 340. Estimate $4,000 - $6,000. Price Realized $3,824  Provenance: The Collection of Mildred R. and Rafi Y. Mottahedeh.  Property from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. James... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2016

A rare teadust-glazed bombe censer, Xianfeng carved four-character seal mark and of the period (1851-1861)

A rare teadust-glazed bombe censer, Xianfeng carved four-character seal mark and of the period (1851-1861) © Christie's Image 2003 With a pair of molded mask and ring handles, covered overall with a deep olive glaze thinning to golden buff color on the raised areas and on the mark, the foot rim covered in a purplish-brown wash - 5in. (12.7cm.) across handles. Lot 338. Estimate $3,000 - $4,000. Price Realized $8,365  Provenance: Dr. Ip Yee Collection, Sotheby's, Hong Kong, 22 November 1984, lot... [Lire la suite]
20 février 2016

A rare 'Master of the Rocks' blue and white dish, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the

A rare 'Master of the Rocks' blue and white dish, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722) © Christie's Image 2003 Finely painted in the 'Master of the Rocks' style in pencilled line and blue wash with a scholar and attendant walking towards a lakeside pavilion, and a farmer and his ox in the distance, the exterior painted in blue wash with two low mountain ranges with a pavilion - 10 5/8in. (27cm.) diam. Lot 312. Estimate $20,000 -... [Lire la suite]
20 février 2016

A blue and white pear-shaped bottle vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

A blue and white pear-shaped bottle vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722) © Christie's Image 2003 Well painted with a bold archaistic design of two large taotie masks separated by ruyi-headed straps reserved on a diaper ground below a chrysanthemum petal border. 10½in. (26.7cm.) high Lot 301. Estimate $2,000 - $3,000. Price Realized $5,019  Provenance: Christie's, New York, 9 November 1978, lot 87.  Property of the collection of Mr. and Mrs. James E. Breece III Christie's. FINE... [Lire la suite]