08 novembre 2019

A doucai 'dragon and phoenix' plaque, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 159. A doucai 'dragon and phoenix' plaque, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Diameter 31.8 cm, 12½ in. Estimate: 12,000 - 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 15,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's of flattened circular form, painted on one side with a sinuous leaping five-clawed dragon and a swooping phoenix in pursuit of a flaming pearl amidst flames and ruyi-shaped clouds, all within a stylised scroll border. Provenance: Sotheby's London, 9th June 2004, lot 216. Note: The... [Lire la suite]

08 novembre 2019

A doucai 'chrysanthemum' cup, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 152. A doucai 'chrysanthemum' cup, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735). Diameter 7.3 cm, 2⅞ in. Estimate: 80,000 - 120,000 GBP. Lot sold 137,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's with steep rounded sides rising from a straight foot, delicately painted around the exterior with four medallions of chrysanthemum flowers, the blooms in iron-red, yellow and purple around cross-hatched stamens, set against densely painted leaves and buds, divided by paired lotus sprays in similar palette, the base... [Lire la suite]
06 novembre 2019

A pair of doucai conical 'dragon' bowls and covers, Yongzheng six-character marks and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 173. A pair of doucai conical 'dragon' bowls and covers, Yongzheng six-character marks in underglaze blue within double circles and of the period (1723-1735); 8 1/8 in. (20 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 212,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The conical bowls and domed covers are finely enamelled to the exterior with a yellow and a green five-clawed dragon above crashing waves in pursuit of the flaming pearl. The mouth rims have small... [Lire la suite]
01 novembre 2019

A fine and rare doucai 'sun' stem cup, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 40. A fine and rare doucai 'sun' stem cup, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 8.6 cm., 3 3/8 in. Estimate 4,000,000 — 6,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 15,220,000 HKD (1,955,466 USD). Photo Sotheby's delicately potted with steep rounded sides flaring gently at the rim, exquisitely painted to the exterior with a fiery iron-red sun rising from vaporous swirling clouds, the clouds picked out in shaded tones of pale green, yellow, aubergine, and iron red, all below a single-line border at... [Lire la suite]
26 octobre 2019

A rare large doucai ''floral' meiping and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 22. A rare large doucai ''floral' meiping and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Height 46.7 cm, 18⅜ in.. Estimate: 80,000 - 120,000 GBP. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's. sturdily potted with a tapering body elegantly rising to a broad rounded shoulder and surmounted by a short waisted neck, the voluptuous body wreathed with prominent floral blossoms borne on stylised foliage issuing further colourful blooms and buds between a band of ruyi heads and elongated lappet border, the neck rendered with a row... [Lire la suite]
12 octobre 2019

A doucai ‘lotus pond’ bowl and a doucai ‘pomegranate’ dish, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 40. A doucai ‘lotus pond’ bowl and a doucai ‘pomegranate’ dish, Qing dynasty, 18th century; Larger: 8 in. (20.2 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 80,000. Price realised HKD 81,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 Property from the Quek Kiok Lee Collection. Provenance: Bowl: Acquired in SingaporeDish: Acquired in Singapore, 3 February 1977.  Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including the Quek Kiok Lee Collection, Hong... [Lire la suite]

10 octobre 2019

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

Lot 3619. A fine and rare doucai 'butterfly' dish, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 20.9 cm, 8 1/4  in. Estimate 2,800,000 — 3,800,000 HKD (356,524 - 483,854 USD). Lot Sold 3,500,000 HKD (445,655 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. superbly potted with rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a flared rim, finely painted in vivid enamels within an underglaze-blue outline, the interior with a central medallion enclosing butterflies of various patterns and... [Lire la suite]
10 octobre 2019

A superbly enamelled pair of doucai 'Eight Immortals' bowls, marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3603. A superbly enamelled pair of doucai 'Eight Immortals' bowls, marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 10.7 cm, 4 1/4  in. Estimate 4,000,000 — 6,000,000 HKD (509,320 - 763,980 USD). Lot Sold 7,375,000 HKD (939,059 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. each elegantly potted with gently curved sides rising to a slightly flaring rim from a short footring, the exterior delicately painted in the doucai palette with the Eight Daoist Immortals in... [Lire la suite]
10 octobre 2019

A fine doucai 'dragon' dish, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3602. A fine doucai 'dragon' dish, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 17.1 cm, 6 3/4  in. Estimate 1,200,000 — 1,800,000 HKD (152,796 - 229,194 USD). Lot Sold 1,687,500 HKD (214,869 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. thinly potted with shallow rounded sides rising from a straight foot, painted in bright enamels within an underglaze-blue outline, depicting on the interior a central medallion enclosing a five-clawed dragon writhing amongst cloud scrolls, its... [Lire la suite]
09 octobre 2019

A rare pair of doucai 'longevity' bowls, marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3019. A rare pair of doucai 'longevity' bowls, marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 14.6 cm, 5 3/4  in. Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,500,000 HKD (190,995 - 318,325 USD). Lot Sold 1,875,000 HKD (238,744 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. each with rounded sides rising from a straight foot, the exterior finely painted with bright enamels in a delicate pencilled underglaze-blue outline, depicting four leafy branches each suspending a pair of peaches,... [Lire la suite]
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