20 février 2019

A doucai 'shou'-character foliate dish, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 839. A doucai 'shou'-character foliate dish, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze-blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735); 8 1/8 in. (20.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 – USD 30,000. Price realised USD 62,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014. The dish is molded with eight petals that spiral out from a shou character in the center to the petal-lobed rim, all decorated with a dense pattern of scrolling green tendrils bearing small heads... [Lire la suite]

20 février 2019

A small doucai ‘Tribute Bearers’ bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze-blue within a double circle and of the period

Lot 838. A small doucai ‘Tribute Bearers’ bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze-blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735); 3 7/8 in. (10 cm.) diam., box. Estimate USD 40,000 – USD 60,000. Price realised USD 68,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014. The exterior is decorated with a scene of four foreigners bearing tribute approaching a walled city. The interior is decorated with a central medallion of a five-clawed dragon leaping amidst clouds as it reaches... [Lire la suite]
20 février 2019

A rare pair of doucai foliate dishes, Yongzheng six-character marks in underglaze blue within double circles and of the period (

Lot 837. A rare pair of doucai foliate dishes, Yongzheng six-character marks in underglaze blue within double circles and of the period (1723-1735); 6¼ in. (15.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 62,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014. Each dish is delicately molded in the form of an open flower with six petals. The exterior is decorated with a branching, leafy stem of red Chinese lantern plant, bearing a flower, buds and iron-red 'lanterns' (husks), one shown open... [Lire la suite]
08 février 2019

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

Lot 2688. A fine doucai 'floral' bowl, seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850); 15 cm., 6 in. Estimate 150,000 -- 200,000 HKD. Lot Sold 300,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010. the finely potted deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to an everted rim, finely painted and enamelled to the interior with a floral medallion encircled by a floret band and ruyi strapwork, the exterior with six composite floral sprays divided by ruyi strapwork panels,... [Lire la suite]
06 février 2019

A large doucai 'Floral medallion' bowl, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 2687. A large doucai 'Floral medallion' bowl, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 19.2 cm., 7 5/8 in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot sold 500,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2010 the deep U-shaped body rising from a short tapering foot to a slightly everted rim, painted and enamelled to the interior with a stylised floral medallion, the exterior with six large floral medallions within a leafy floral strapwork frame, the base with an underglaze blue six-character mark. ... [Lire la suite]
30 janvier 2019

A fine and rare doucai 'Phoenix' meiping, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 2685. A fine and rare doucai 'Phoenix' meiping, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 46 cm., 18 in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 740,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2010 the round-shouldered elegantly waisted tapering body rising from a recessed base to a short narrow waisted neck with an everted rim, brightly painted and enamelled around the exterior with a broad leafy composite floral scroll band, all between a lotus-lappet band at the base and a collar enclosing a pair... [Lire la suite]

28 janvier 2019

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

Lot 2691. A pair of doucai 'lotus' bowls, marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 10.2 cm., 4 in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,340,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010. each body with deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to a slightly everted rim, finely painted and enamelled to the interior with a medallion enclosing leafy strapwork, the exterior with three leafy lotus panels divided by smaller pendent floral panels, the base with an... [Lire la suite]
28 janvier 2019

A fine doucai 'floral medallion' winecup, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 2686. A fine doucai 'floral medallion' winecup, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 7.3 cm, 2 7/8 in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,820,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010. supported on a short foot rising to rounded sides and flaring slightly at the rim, painted in brilliant translucent enamels on the exterior with four medallions comprising three small aster florets in iron-red, pale yellow and lilac connected by small leaves, each medallion framed by... [Lire la suite]
19 janvier 2019

A set of four doucai 'South Sea Bubble' plates, Kangxi period, circa 1720

Lot 539. A set of four doucai 'South Sea Bubble' plates, Kangxi period, circa 1720; 8 ¼ in. (20.9 cm.) diameter. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 17,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  Each enameled with a Commedia dell'Arte figure wearing a chequered costume above a tiled floor, the border with a band of leaves in blue, green, iron-red and gilt. Property from Antoine Lebel. Note: The 'South Sea Bubble' was a rampant, widespread 1720s financial speculation... [Lire la suite]
19 janvier 2019

A set of four doucai 'South Sea Bubble' plates, Kangxi period, circa 1720

Lot 429. A set of four doucai 'South Sea Bubble' plates, Kangxi period, circa 1720; 8 ¼ in. (20.9 cm.) diameter. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 18,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  Each enameled with a Commedia dell'Arte figure wearing a chequered costume above a tiled floor, the border with a band of leaves in blue, green, iron-red and gilt. Provenance With Charles Perry Chinese Export Porcelain, Atlanta (two plates).  Note: The 'South Sea Bubble' was... [Lire la suite]