01 février 2020

A fine doucai floral bowl, Daoguang six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 3329. A fine doucai floral bowl, Daoguang six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850); 5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 240,000 - HKD 350,000. Price realised HKD 275,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014.  The bowl is finely enamelled to the exterior with six stylised upright flower sprays encompassed by a flower scroll, below a band of trefoils on a yellow ground at the rim. The interior is decorated with a flower spray encircled by a band of... [Lire la suite]

01 février 2020

A fine pair of doucai 'Mandarin duck and lotus' bowls, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 3307.  A fine pair of doucai 'Mandarin duck and lotus' bowls, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 4 in. (10.3 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000. Price realised HKD 1,000,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014. The bowls are each delicately potted and decorated with two pairs of mandarin ducks swimming amongst lotus and reed sprays, all above a lappet border. The interiors are each decorated with a medallion enclosing a... [Lire la suite]
01 février 2020

A very rare doucai 'Dragon' dish, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 3304. A very rare doucai 'Dragon' dish, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 7 7/8 in. (20.1 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - HKD 2,600,000. Price realised HKD 1,720,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014.   The dish is decorated with underglaze blue outlines and overglaze enamels in doucai style, on the interior with a central medallion containing a writhing five-clawed dragon chasing an iron red flaming pearl amidst clouds and five... [Lire la suite]
01 février 2020

A rare Ming-style doucai 'Chicken' cup, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 3302. A rare Ming-style doucai 'Chicken' cup, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 3 1/4 in. (8.2 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 1,000,000 - HKD 1,500,000. Price realised HKD 1,240,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014.   The cup is finely potted with thin rounded sides, delicately painted to the exterior with a continuous scene depicting cockerels, hens and chicks beside flowers and rocks, set between a double-line border around the mouth rim and a single line above the foot. The base... [Lire la suite]
29 janvier 2020

A pair of doucai 'medallion' bowls, Kangxi marks and period (1662-1722)

Lot 387. A pair of doucai 'medallion' bowls, Kangxi marks and period (1662-1722). Diameter 5 1/2 in., 14 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 56,250 USD. Photo Sotheby's each with gently rounded sides and lipped rim, the exterior delicately painted with five round medallions of flowering peonies in yellow, aubergine, green and iron-red enamels, the interior similarly decorated with a single medallion, six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle (2). ... [Lire la suite]
23 janvier 2020

A pair of doucai 'lança' bowls, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 75. A pair of doucai 'lança' bowls, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Diameter 6 5/8 in., 16.8 cm. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 USD. Lot sold 11,875 USD. Photo Sotheby's each painted on the exterior with interlinked pomegranate lappets with iron-red mandorla-shaped flammiform outline, interspersed with iron-red, green, aubergine and yellow lança characters in between, the interior rim with a narrow band of similar characters, the base with... [Lire la suite]

06 janvier 2020

A rare doucai pear-shaped bottle vase, yuhuchunping, Kangxi-Yongzheng period (1662-1735)

Lot 1311. A rare doucai pear-shaped bottle vase, yuhuchunping, Kangxi-Yongzheng period (1662-1735); 10¾ in. (27.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 243,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013. The well-potted body is finely painted with the 'Three Friends of Winter', prunus, pine and bamboo, growing amidst rocks, grasses and iron-red lingzhi. An apocryphal Xuande mark is on the base. Provenance: Christie's New York, 29 November 1990, lot 285. Note: The design... [Lire la suite]
04 janvier 2020

A small doucai saucer dish, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 1312. A small doucai saucer dish, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735); 4 3/8 in. (11.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 68,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013  The interior is decorated with a central iron-red blossom surrounded by four similar blossoms, all borne on and enclosed within finely penciled stems in underglaze blue with scrolling tendrils and green leaves. A similar frieze of... [Lire la suite]
30 décembre 2019

An extremely rare doucai brush washer, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1522-1566)

Lot 1295. An extremely rare doucai brush washer, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1522-1566); 5½ in. (14.1 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 543,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The washer is potted with slightly rounded sides rising to an unglazed rim. The slightly convex interior is delicately decorated with flowering and fruiting branches including lychee, peach and persimmon, within a double line border. The pale blue reign... [Lire la suite]
29 décembre 2019

A rare doucai fan-shaped wall vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3480. A rare doucai fan-shaped wall vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 12 1/8 in. (30.8 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 200,000. Price realised HKD 650,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014. The wall vase is finely potted in the form of a fan. The exterior is enamelled on the front with a bird perched on a bamboo branch, and the two sides of the vessel are decorated with bushy-tailed squirrels clambering over fruiting grape vines. The guardstick is decorated with five cartouches... [Lire la suite]