27 juillet 2019

A pair of blue and white double-gourd vases, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 941. A pair of blue and white double-gourd vases, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 8 5/8 in. (21.9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 6,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  Each is decorated on the upper and lower bulbs with lotus scroll below a narrow herringbone border. Provenance: Myron S. Falk, Senior, Greenwich, Connecticut. Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 18 – 19 September 2014, New York, Rockefeller Plaza
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25 juillet 2019

A small fahua double-gourd vase, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 916. A small fahua double-gourd vase, Ming dynasty, 17th century; 7 7/8 in. (19.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 10,625. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The lower and upper body are decorated in thread relief outline with lotus meander set between line borders, all below a border of demi-florets with pendent beaded chains on the neck. The decoration is glazed in subtle tones of aubergine and white against a rich turquoise ground.  Provenance: Michael B.... [Lire la suite]
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25 juillet 2019

A blue and white double-gourd vase, Chongzhen period (1627-1644)

Lot 180. A blue and white double-gourd vase, Chongzhen period (1627-1644); 36cm, 14 1/8 in. Estimate 1,500 — 2,000 GBP. Lot sold 2,250 GBP. © Sotheby's the globular lower bulb rising from a short straight foot to the upper ovoid bulb and short cylindrical neck, painted around the exterior with floral sprays within double-line and floral scroll bands. The Julian Thompson Study Collection. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 14 May 2014
18 juillet 2019

A Fahua double-gourd vase, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 322. A Fahua double-gourd vase, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Height 14 7/8  in., 37.7 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 USD. Lot sold 37,500 USD. © Sotheby's with a rounded lower body tapering at the waist before rising to a tall upper bulb surmounted by a short neck, decorated overall with foliate scrolls bearing peony blossoms above a band of lappets, all outlined in slip and glazed turquoise, cream, mauve, yellow and aubergine on a rich purplish blue ground, the... [Lire la suite]
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22 janvier 2019

A famille verte double-gourd vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1719. A famille verte double-gourd vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 17 7/8 in. (45.4 cm.) high. Estimate $15,000 - $25,000. Price Realized $50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. The lower and upper body decorated with conjoined lotus sprays, those on the lower set between a chrysanthemum lappet border and a chrysanthemum-filled ruyi collar, those on the upper interspersed with shou characters written in black, all within decorative borders.  Provenance: A.W. Bahr... [Lire la suite]
28 août 2018

An unusual small dark brown-glazed double-gourd vase, late Tang dynasty, 9th century

Lot 1283. An unusual small dark brown-glazed double-gourd vase, late Tang dynasty, 9th century; 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The bottle has an ovoid body and a pair of double-strap handles that flank a waisted neck below the garlic mouth applied with six bosses around the mouth rim, all under a glaze of dark brown color that falls in an irregular line on the lower body exposing the fine light grey body, cloth box. Christie's. Fine Chinese... [Lire la suite]

16 août 2018

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

Lot 1656. A rare small blue and white double-gourd vase, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1522-1566); 3 1/8 in. (9.9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 86,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The globular lower and upper bodies painted in rich inky blue with an overall pattern of cranes in flight amidst clouds, with a single line border around the circular mouth, wood stand. Provenance: Marchant & Son Ltd., London, 1998.  ... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2018

A rare small Guan-type double-gourd vase, Ming dynasty (1368-1644) 

Lot 1649. A rare small Guan-type double-gourd vase, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 4 in. (10.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 92,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 With square lower body below the canted shoulder and pear-shaped upper bulb, covered overall with a thick glaze of bluish-grey tone which thins to mushroom at the edges and rim and also covers the base, the foot rim covered in a brown wash. Provenance: Sydney L. Moss, Ltd., London.  Property... [Lire la suite]
30 mai 2018

A fine and very rare blue and white double-gourd vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period

Lot 3004. A fine and very rare blue and white double-gourd vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 9 1/8 in. (23.3 cm.) high. Estimate On Request. Price realised HKD 36,100,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The vase is well painted around the globular body with a lotus scroll between ruyi-heads encircling the shoulder and lotus lappets around the foot, the collared neck with further formal borders, all below the bulbous mouth decorated... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2018

A rare Ming-style blue and white double-gourd vase, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795)

Lot 12. A rare Ming-style blue and white double-gourd vase, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795); 9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 40,000 (USD 20,925 - USD 34,875). Price realised GBP 40,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2018. The vase is 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 is decorated with classic... [Lire la suite]