05 juillet 2020

A small blue and white double-gourd vase, Daoguang six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 135. A small blue and white double-gourd vase, Daoguang six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850). Hauteur: 17,3 cm. (6 7/8 in.). Estimate EUR 5,000 - EUR 8,000. Price realised EUR 15,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Le vase est orné de deux dragons sinueux la tête en bas encadrant un caractère shou central, leurs longues et ondulantes queues partent du col autour d'une chauve-souris stylisée au centre. Le col est souligné d'une bandes de... [Lire la suite]

06 avril 2020

A fine and extremely rare moulded celadon-glazed double-gourd vase, Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795

Lot 1307. A fine and extremely rare moulded celadon-glazed double-gourd vase, Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795); 7 1/8 in. (18 cm.) high. Estimate 8,000,000 - HKD 12,000,000. Price Realized HKD 14,680,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2006.  Crisply carved and moulded with confronted archaistic dragons and phoenix, their bodies dissolving into scrollwork, on the globular upper gourd and around the truncated lower bulb, the waisted neck encircled... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2020

A rare famille rose-decorated mirror-black-glazed double-gourd vase, 18th century

Lot 2191. A rare famille rose-decorated mirror-black-glazed double-gourd vase, 18th century; 23¾ in. (60.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price Realized USD 17,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The body and neck are subtly divided into eight vertical lobes highlighted by gilt lines. The neck is flanked by a pair of handles formed by vines bearing three gourds in high relief amidst the leafy tendrils that trail down onto the shoulder, all against the lustrous... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2020

A fine celadon-glazed double-gourd vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3020. A fine celadon-glazed double-gourd vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 32.3 cm., 12 3/4 in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot Sold 3,140,000. Photo Sotheby's robustly potted with a compressed globular lower bulb, surmounted by a slightly smaller upper bulb gently rising to a narrow mouth, the exterior covered evenly in a lustrous glaze of a soft celadon tone, the recessed celadon-glazed base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark. ... [Lire la suite]
03 mars 2020

An underglaze blue and copper-red double-gourd vase, 18th Century

Lot 100. An underglaze blue and copper-red double-gourd vase, 18th Century; 8 1/8 in. (20.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 600 - GBP 1,000. Price realised GBP 1,195. © Christie's Images Ltd 2002. The lower body of spherical shape, the waist with a raised band, the upper body of pear shape, painted in underglaze copper-red with prunus blossom on an underglaze blue cracked-ice ground, rim frits and shallow chip. Provenance: S. Marchant and Son, London. Christie's. Chinese Ceramics... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2020

A Late Ming blue and white small double-gourd vase, 17th Century

Lot 117. A  Late Ming blue and white small double-gourd vase, 17th Century; 7½ in. (19 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000. Price realised GBP 2,151. © Christie's Images Ltd 2003. The lower body painted in reserve with xi and ji characters within shaped cartouches on a diaper ground, the upper body with the characters rong hua fu gui above a floral belt around the mid-section. Note: The characters may be loosely translated as 'Glory, Prosperity,... [Lire la suite]
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11 janvier 2020

A rare blue and white molded double-gourd vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1378. A rare blue and white molded double-gourd vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 17 1/8 in. (43.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013.  Well painted in bright shades of underglaze blue, the lower bulb is decorated with six scenes of animals including a monkey, a buck deer, rams, and a lion, all within mountainous landscapes and within petal-shaped key-fret borders separated by flower heads above and various decorative borders below.... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2020

A blue and white double-gourd vase, Transitional period, circa 1635-40

Lot 1382. A blue and white double-gourd vase, Transitional period, circa 1635-40; 13 in. (33 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 16,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013. The vase is decorated with vignettes of scholars in landscape settings representing the 'Seven Scholars of the Bamboo Grove'. On the lower bulb three scholars are gathered around a weiqi board, while two other scholars accompanied by an attendant converse, and on the upper bulb two scholars are shown seated... [Lire la suite]
27 décembre 2019

A rare small blue and white double-gourd vase, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period (1522-1566)

Lot 1933. A rare small blue and white double-gourd vase, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period (1522-1566); 4 in. (10.2 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 120,000 - HKD 180,000. Price realised HKD 1,590,000. © Christies Image Ltd 2013 The vase is of characteristic gourd shape with the upper sphere slightly smaller than the lower section, each decorated in vibrant blue tones with four dragon medallions reserved on a honeycomb-ground, each hexagonal shape containing dots at the centre. The... [Lire la suite]
14 décembre 2019

A rare Ming-style blue and white double-gourd vase, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 1541. A rare Ming-style blue and white double-gourd vase, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 360,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2006 Well potted with two pronounced bulbs, painted in Ming style with a dense composite floral scroll, divided by a waisted neck encircled by bands of key-fret, pendent trefoils and angular lappets, the narrow mouth rim with classic scrolls and petals, and the base with overlapping... [Lire la suite]