21 mai 2018

A doucai 'peony' dish, Daoguang six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 193. A doucai 'peony' dish, Daoguang six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850); 6 ½ in. (16.3 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000. Price realised GBP 8,125 © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The dish is decorated in underglaze blue and coloured enamels to the interior with a circular panel enclosing a central peony flowerhead surrounded by further leafy flower sprays. The exterior is decorated with peonies growing from a meandering foliate scroll. ... [Lire la suite]

21 mai 2018

A small doucai jar, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 192. A small doucai jar, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 4 5/8 in. (11.8 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000. Price realised GBP 27,500 © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The exterior is delicately decorated in underglaze blue and translucent enamels with roundels of chrysanthemums with red and yellow blooms linked by broad leaves, all divided by stylised lotus sprays, The neck and shoulder are decorated with contrasting ground bands of... [Lire la suite]
21 mai 2018

A rare doucai ovoid figural vase, 18th century

Lot 191. A rare doucai ovoid figural vase, 18th century; 13 in. (33 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000. Price realised GBP 5,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The vase is decorated to the exterior with a scene of a scholar receiving a qin, with several attendants looking on, all surrounded by a rocky landscape with bamboo to one side. The base is painted with an apocryphal Chenghua mark.  Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 15 May 2018
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20 mai 2018

A rare pair of doucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowls, Kangxi six-character marks and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 249. A rare pair of doucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowls, Kangxi six-character marks and of the period (1662-1722). The largest 15.4cm (6in) diam. Estimate £30,000 - 50,000. Sold for £ 52,500 (€ 60,120). © Bonhams 2001-2018 Of rounded flaring sides rising from the slightly inverted foot ring, the exterior vividly painted in underglaze blue and enamelled in red, green, yellow and aubergine, with four alternating five-clawed dragons and phoenixes pursuing the flaming pearl amidst foliate... [Lire la suite]
05 mai 2018

A pair of doucai 'magpie' dishes, Kangxi marks and period (1662-1722)

Lot 12. A pair of doucai 'magpie' dishes, Kangxi marks and period (1662-1722); 15.8 cm., 6 1/4  in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot Sold 22,500 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. each finely painted on the interior with a medallion enclosing two long-tailed magpies, one perched on a prunus branch amidst rockwork, the other soaring from above with outstretched wings amongst cloud swirls, the underside with two sprays of blooming prunus separated by bamboo sprays, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with... [Lire la suite]
05 mai 2018

A pair of doucai bowls and covers, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period (1821-1850)

Lot 4. A pair of doucai bowls and covers, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period (1821-1850); 6.1 cm, 2 1/2  in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot Sold 68,750 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the rounded sides of each rising from a slightly spreading foot to an everted rim, painted with a central band of composite floral scrolls between thin bands of ruyi and spirals, the domed covers similarly painted, marked to the base and on top of the covers with a shende tang zhi (made for the hall for the... [Lire la suite]

01 mai 2018

A rare doucai miniature vase, hu, Qianlong four-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 14. A rare doucai miniature vase, hu, Qianlong four-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 3 3/8 in. (8.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 40,000 - GBP 60,000 (USD 55,800 - USD 83,700). Price realised GBP 56,250. © Christie’s Images Limited 2018. The delicately potted vessel is decorated to the body with a continuous scene of young boys at play in a garden setting incorporating a plantain tree, garden rock and bamboo. The neck is painted with bands... [Lire la suite]
24 avril 2018

A doucai 'Chrysanthemum' jar and cover, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 15. A doucai 'Chrysanthemum' jar and cover, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 4 ½ in. (11.6 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 80,000 - GBP 120,000 (USD 112,240 - USD 168,360). Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The exterior of the jar is finely painted with chrysanthemum roundels interspersed with stylised foliate scrolls. The top of the cover is similarly decorated with a single chrysanthemum medallion. Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 8 October 2008,... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2018

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

Lot 2297. A fine doucai floral bowl, Daoguang six-character seal mark and of the period (1821-1850); 5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 200,000. Price realised HKD 225,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 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 florettes and petals within... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2018

A fine doucai 'Lotus' bowl, Daoguang six-character seal mark and of the period (1821-1850) 

Lot 2296. A fine doucai 'Lotus' bowl, Daoguang six-character seal mark and of the period (1821-1850); 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 150,000. Price realised HKD 350,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The rounded sides of the bowl are delicately painted in underglaze blue and enamelled in the doucai technique with three double-lotus sprays issuing leafy tendrils. The interior is decorated with a medallion enclosing a single lotus stalk, the petals... [Lire la suite]