07 mars 2019

A rare copper-red-decorated 'peony scroll' bottle vase, yuhuchunping, Hongwu period (1368-1398)

Lot 1624. A rare copper-red-decorated 'Peony scroll' bottle vase, yuhuchunping, Hongwu period (1368-1398); 13 ¼ in. (33.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 300,000 - USD 500,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The elegantly potted body is freely decorated in a greyish tone of copper red with four peony blossoms alternately shown in profile and full face and budding flowers borne on scrolling, leafy stems, all between a large cloud collar filled with hatching on the shoulder and lotus lappets containing ruyi-head... [Lire la suite]

14 septembre 2018

A copper-red-decorated fanghu-form vase, 18th century

Lot 1166. A copper-red-decorated fanghu-form vase, 18th century; 13 ¼ in. (33.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The vase is decorated in copper-red on the sides with various flower branches between two ruyi-head bands. The neck is decorated with a frieze of scrolling chrysanthemum below a band of plantain leaves and a further ruyi-head band around the rim. The base is inscribed with an apocryphal Xuande mark.  ... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2018

A Korean copper-red-decorated reticulated water dropper, Choson dynasty, 19th century

Lot 1156. A Korean copper-red-decorated reticulated water dropper, Choson dynasty, 19th century; 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 3,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The water dropper formed as an interior vessel inside an openwork outer layer which is decorated on the top and the base with an interlocking ‘cash’ pattern, and on the sides with wan emblems. A spout leads from the interior vessel to a small opening at one corner of the outer... [Lire la suite]
08 septembre 2018

A copper-red-decorated 'Mythical beasts' bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 110. A copper-red-decorated 'Mythical beasts' bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 5 3/4  in., 14.6 cm. Estimate 7,000 — 9,000 USD. Lot sold 22,500 USD.© Sotheby's. the bulbous pear-shaped body set over a short, straight foot and narrowing dramatically to a cylindrical neck and a lipped rim encircling the mouth, the full lower body painted in underglaze-red with three mythical beasts each sitting on its haunches, emanating flame-like wisps of qi, its... [Lire la suite]
08 septembre 2018

An extremely rare molded copper-red-decorated 'dragon' amphora vase, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 102. An extremely rare molded copper-red-decorated 'dragon' amphora vase, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Height 8 1/8  in., 20.6 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 47,500 USD. © Sotheby's. the sides flaring from a narrow foot and rising to a slender, waisted neck with three raised fillets encircling the lower neck and silver-mounted everted rim, the lower body molded in low relief and incised with turbulent waves strewn with ribbon-like currents and plumes of... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2018

A copper-red-decorated 'phoenix' mallet-shaped vase, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 602. A copper-red-decorated 'phoenix' mallet-shaped vase, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722); 5 ¾ in. (14.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The vase is decorated in underglaze copper-red with two highly stylized phoenixes, each grasping a ring in its beak and each with a tiny spot of underglaze blue to define the eye. The rim has a metal mount. Provenance: Bluett & Sons,... [Lire la suite]

31 août 2016

A copper-red-decorated 'dragon' vase, 19th century

Lot 919. A copper-red-decorated 'dragon' vase, 19th century. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000.  Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The tall, slender neck is finely painted in copper-red with a striding dragon with a bifurcated tail above a raised band encircling the shoulder. The base is inscribed in underglaze blue with a Kangxi six-character mark. 8 7/8 in. (22.6 cm.) high. Provenance: Robert West Collection. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accessioned in 1950.  ... [Lire la suite]
25 octobre 2015

An important, very rare and large Early Ming copper-red-decorated jar, guan, Hongwu period (1368-1398)

Lot 313. An important, very rare and large Early Ming copper-red-decorated jar, guan, Hongwu period (1368-1398). Estimate £30,000 – £50,000 ($46,170 - $76,950). Price realised GBP 338,500. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The jar is powerfully potted with tapered sides, supported on a thick foot rim with a recessed base. The body of the vessel is formed of twelve lobed segments, each painted with leafy floral sprays including day lily, lotus, pomegranate, tree peony, chysanthemum, camellia,... [Lire la suite]
07 avril 2013

 A fine Ming-style copper-red decorated 'three fish' stembowl, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 36.  A fine Ming-style copper-red decorated 'Three fish' stembowl, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 15.5 cm, 6 1/8  in. Estimate 700,000 - 900,000 HKD (69,114 — 88,861 EUR). Lot sold 1,720,000 HKD (169,823 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's the wide conical bowl supported on a tall hollow splayed stem, brightly decorated around the exterior in copper-red glaze on the white ground with three mandarin fish, each detailed with serrated dorsal and rounded... [Lire la suite]
21 septembre 2011

A Copper-Red-Decorated Double-Gourd Vase. 18th Century

A Copper-Red-Decorated Double-Gourd Vase. 18th Century. photo Christie's Ltd 2011 The bulbous body painted with a wide band of leafy lotus scroll set between a band of overlapping petals below and a ruyiborder above, with a band of classic scroll encircling the waist and peony scroll on the upper body that tapers towards bands of pendent trefoils and key fret just below the rim, all in soft shades of crushed-strawberry red; 13 in. (33 cm.) high. Estimate $30,000 - $50,000 - Price Realized $86,500 Provenance: Sir William Cornelius... [Lire la suite]