17 juillet 2017

An extremely rare Ming-style doucai vase, Yongzheng six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 1882. An extremely rare Ming-style doucai vase, Yongzheng six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1723-1735), 9 3/4 in. (25 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 5,000,000 - HKD 7,000,000. Price realised HKD 10,740,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010 The compressed globular body with a tall splayed foot and elongated neck rising to an everted rim, finely pencilled in Chenghua-style with an Indian lotus meander issuing full formal blooms and curled leaves, the foot encircled by a... [Lire la suite]

17 juillet 2017

A doucai bottle vase, Qianlong underglaze blue six-character seal mark and possibly of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 288. A doucai bottle vase, Qianlong underglaze blue six-character seal mark and possibly of the period (1736-1795), 8 1/8 in. (20.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000. Price realised GBP 668,450. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The compressed globular body with a short straight foot and elongated neck rising to a slightly everted rim, finely painted and enamelled with bats in flight amongst cloud scrolls, above a key-fret band to the foot. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works... [Lire la suite]
16 juillet 2017

A large doucai 'Dragon' meiping, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1975)

Lot 128. A large doucai 'Dragon' meiping, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1975), 62cm., 24 3/8 in. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Lot sold 84,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the slender baluster body decorated in characteristic technique in underglaze-blue and bright enamel colours with a large scaly five-clawed dragon amidst large peony blooms borne on leafy scrolling stems, surmounted by a narrow waisted neck encircled by classic scroll and stiff leaf bands. Note: Another vase of... [Lire la suite]
16 juillet 2017

A rare large doucai 'dragon and phoenix' vase, yuhuchunping, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 5142. A rare large doucai 'dragon and phoenix' vase, yuhuchunping, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795), 51.3 cm., 20 3/16 in. Estimate 2,000,000 — 3,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,600,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. the pear-shaped body supported on a slightly splayed foot and tapering gracefully below a wide trumpet mouth, painted around the sides in brilliant doucai enamels with a scaly five-clawed dragon and phoenix in mid-flight, the dragon striding in... [Lire la suite]
05 juillet 2017

A small doucai conical cup, 18th century

Lot 67. A small doucai conical cup, 18th century, 7cm. Estimate: £3,000 - 5,000. Hammer Price £ 10,000. Courtesy Woolley & Wallis Painted with an official and an attendant with a fan in a garden beside a red fence and ornamental rockery, the base with a six character Chenghua mark. Cf. J Ayers, Chinese Ceramics, The Koger Collection, pp.144-5, no.117 and 118 for a similar cup painted with three boys.  Woolley & Wallis. Asian Art Works I. 16 May 2017
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02 juillet 2017

A pair of doucai 'lotus' jardinières, Qing dynasty

Lot 715. A pair of doucai 'lotus' jardinières, Qing dynasty; 20.5 cm, 8 1/8  in. Estimate 20,000 -- 30,000 HKD. Lot sold 62,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. each stoutly potted with an everted rim and four angled feet, decorated to the exterior with lotus blossoms borne on leafy foliate stems Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 Jun 2017
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02 juillet 2017

A doucai 'Peach and Longevity' dish, Seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850)

Lot 714. A doucai 'Peach and Longevity' dish, Seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850); 14.8 cm, 5 7/8  in. Estimate 40,000 -- 60,000 HKD. Lot sold 68,750 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. each incised and enamelled in green on the exterior against a rich yellow ground with two five-clawed dragons striding above waves finely decorated to the interior with a fruiting peach tree issuing a rocky outcrop, its curling trunk forming the character shou, the underside with further peach boughs forming longevity... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2017

A fine and rare small Ming-style doucai ‘chicken’ cup, Kangxi-Yongzheng period (1662-1735)

Lot 3023. A fine and rare small Ming-style doucai ‘chicken’ cup, Kangxi-Yongzheng period (1662-1735), 2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) diam., box. Estimate HKD 1,200,000 - HKD 1,800,000 (USD 154,862 - USD 232,293). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The cup is finely potted with thin rounded sides, delicately painted to the exterior in soft translucent enamels and underglaze blue with a continuous scene depicting two groups of cockerel, separated by tall garden rocks in underglaze-blue wash, one partially... [Lire la suite]
09 mai 2017

A fine pair of doucai 'duck and lotus' bowls, Daoguang seal marks and period (1821-1850)

Lot 223. A fine pair of doucai 'duck and lotus' bowls, Daoguang seal marks and period (1821-1850), 16.5 cm, 6 1/2  in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.  each finely potted with curved sides rising from a flat slightly recessed base, the exterior delicately detailed with a continuous scene of mandarin ducks swimming amidst large lotus blooms, under an underglaze blue band of sinuous five-clawed dragons chasing 'flaming pearls', painted in the interior... [Lire la suite]
09 mai 2017

A fine and rare doucai 'immortals' dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 221. A fine and rare doucai 'immortals' dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735), 21.2 cm, 8 5/6  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.  the shallow rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot to an everted rim, the interior painted with a roundel depicting immortals descending on iron-red clouds to a pavilion resting on rolling waves and surrounded by billowing clouds and two flying cranes, the reverse painted with numerous bats flying amongst waves and... [Lire la suite]