07 septembre 2019

A copper-red-decorated 'dragon' rouleau vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 661. A copper-red-decorated 'dragon' rouleau vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Height 14 7/8  in., 37.8 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the elongated ovoid body set over a straight foot and rising to a short, waisted neck with an everted lip, painted all around in bright copper red with two five-clawed dragons contesting a 'flaming pearl', one dragon striding across clusters of swirling clouds, its sinuous body wrapping almost entirely around the vase, the second dragon emerging from the... [Lire la suite]

25 juillet 2019

A copper-red-decorated yuhuchunping, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 912. A copper-red-decorated yuhuchunping, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 9½ in. (24 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The pear-shaped body is painted in underglaze red with two leafy peony stems below a band of three upright petals enclosing scrolls, all between line borders, and under a blue-green-toned glaze. Note: A similarly decorated yuhuchunping of the same size, dated Yuan dynasty, ca. first half 14th century, is in The... [Lire la suite]
23 juillet 2019

A rare copper-red-decorated and celadon-glazed 'Hundred rib' jar, guan, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 892. A rare copper-red-decorated and celadon-glazed 'Hundred rib' jar, guan, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 10 3/8 in. (26.4 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 100,000. Price realised USD 149,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The jar is well potted and relief-decorated around the sides with a band of 'one hundred' ribs glazed in pale celadon below the rounded shoulder decorated with two copper-red dragons emerging from behind scrolling clouds delicately incised under the pale blue-tinged white glaze. The... [Lire la suite]
23 juillet 2019

An unusual copper-red-decorated 'fish' jar, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 885. An unusual copper-red-decorated 'fish' jar, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 11¾ in. (30 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 22,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The heavily potted, ovoid jar has a short, rounded rim, and is decorated in copper red of a dark tone with two winged dragon/carp, each leaping in the midst of four fish of different kinds, all with underglaze-blue eyes, wood stand. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong in the 1950s-1960s.  Note: A jar of similar... [Lire la suite]
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]