30 juillet 2016

A small doucai bowl, 18th-19th century

  A small doucai bowl, 18th-19th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016  The deep bowl is decorated on the exterior with a row of leafy grapevines. The base has an apocryphal Chenghua mark. 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm.) diam. A short hairline crack extending from the mouth rim; some chips to the foot rim, and a few irregularities under the glaze on the foot rim; some misfiring to the enamels. Estimation: USD 1,000 - 1,500. Price Realised $3500 Christie's on line. The Art... [Lire la suite]
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26 juillet 2016

A pair of doucai 'dragon' dishes, Kangxi-Yongzheng period (1662-1735)

Lot 74. A pair of doucai'dragon' dishes, Kangxi-Yongzheng period (1662-1735). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 Each dish is decorated in the center with a five-clawed iron-red dragon amidst clouds enclosed by five carps swimming atop waves. The exterior is decorated with a band of similar green waves and the base is inscribed with an apocryphal Chenghua mark. 8 in. (20.3 cm.) diam. (2). Both have areas of misfiring, particularly to the green enamel; some minor surface scratches, consistent with age and... [Lire la suite]
18 juillet 2016

A doucai ‘Flower Bouquet’ dish, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 598. A doucai ‘Flower Bouquet’ dish, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795). Estimate 70,000 — 90,000 HKD. Lot sold 87,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's decorated with clusters of flowers divided by strapwork panels radiating around a central medallion enclosing a further bouquet, below a border of yellow ruyi, the underside similarly decorated, the base with an underglaze-blue six-character seal mark; 15.4 cm., 6 in. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 03 Dec 2015
18 juillet 2016

A doucai ‘dragon’ dish, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 474. A doucai ‘dragon’ dish, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795). Estimate 120,000 — 180,000 HKD. Lot sold 325,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's with shallow rounded sides resting on a short foot, the interior decorated with a soaring dragon encircled by five lingzhi-shaped cloud scrolls, the exterior with a border of crashing waves beneath lingzhi-shaped cloud swirls, the base inscribed with a six-character seal mark; 15.2 cm., 6 in.  Provenance: Bluett &... [Lire la suite]
13 juillet 2016

A pair of doucai 'Shou' dishes, Seal marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3175. A pair of doucai 'Shou' dishes, Seal marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795). Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 524,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. each body with gently rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot to a wide mouth, painted and enamelled to the interior with a medallion enclosing a shou character encircled by eight further characters and all within an interlinked ruyi strapwork band, the exterior with geometric... [Lire la suite]
22 juin 2016

Best of d'art chinois chez Osenat, Arts d'Asie, le 18 Juin 2016

Lot 16. A pale green jade vase, 20th century. Estimation : 600 € / 900 €. Adjugé à 28 000 €. Photo Osenat Vase en jade vert clair sculpté de forme balustre quadrangulaire, les anses ajourées en forme de qilins , à motifs sur chaque face de masques de taoti, et de ruyis. 20ème siècle  Provenance : Collection particulière, Seine-et-Marne  Lot 44. Bronze circular incense burner, Western Zhou Dynasty, (1066 BC - 771 BC). Estimation : 8 000 € / 12 000 €. Adjugé à 26 000 €. Photo Osenat ... [Lire la suite]

20 juin 2016

A small doucai 'ruyi' dish, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 817. A small doucai 'ruyi' dish, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735). Estimate 70,000 — 90,000 HKD. Lot sold 350,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. the shallow interior centred with a multi-coloured medallion enclosing a floral roundel composed of interlocking ruyi blooms, the exterior bordered with lingzhi blooms, the base with an underglaze-blue six-character reign mark within a double-circle; 8.4 cm, 3 1/4  in. Note: It is unusual to find dishes of this small size painted... [Lire la suite]
03 juin 2016

A fine doucai "lotus" vase with kuilong-shaped handles, Qianlong period, achieves HK$15,525,000 at Tokyo Chuo Auction Hong Kong

The star lot was a fine doucai “lotus” vase with kuilong-shaped handles, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795) which sold for HK$15,525,000/ US$1,990,385 after furious bidding, nearly doubling the pre-sale high estimate. Courtesy Tokyo Chuo Auction Hong Kong HONG KONG.- Tokyo Chuo Auction Hong Kong held its Spring Auction at the Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong from 29 to 30 May 2016. Over 500 lots of imperial Chinese ceramics and works of art, classical and modern paintings, tea wares and scholar’s objects were... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2016

A pair of doucai 'lotus pond' dishes, Yongzheng six-character marks and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 94. A pair of doucai 'lotus pond' dishes, Yongzheng six-character marks and of the period (1723-1735). Estimate £8,000 - 12,000 (€10,000 - 16,000). Unsold. Photo: Bonhams. Each enamelled in vivid colours, the interior decorated with a scene of a lotus pond depicting a pair of swimming ducks, beside blossoming lotus flowers and lotus leaves, surrounded by a similar continuous scene around the deeply rounded cavetto, the exterior with four scattered floral sprigs. Each 20.2cm (8in) diam.(2). Provenance: a... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2016

A doucai 'lotus scroll' saucer dish, 18th century

Lot 93. A doucai 'lotus scroll' saucer dish, 18th century. Sold for £5,000 (€6,528). Photo: Bonhams. The shallow sides rising from a short foot, painted to the interior with a central medallion depicting a blossoming lotus surrounded by scrolling leafy tendrils, the cavetto similarly decorated, the exterior with three flowering sprigs. 26.3cm (10.3in) diam. Provenance: a European private collection, acquired between 1960-70, and thence by descent  Bonhams. AUCTION 23237: FINE CHINESE... [Lire la suite]