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]
06 mai 2017

An exceedingly rare pair of Imperial Ming-style doucai 'baoxiang' cups, Yongzheng six-character marks and of the period

   Lot 121. An exceedingly rare pair of Imperial Ming-style doucai 'baoxiang' cups, Yongzheng six-character marks and of the period (1723-1735). Estimate HK$ 2,000,000 - 3,000,000 (€230,000 - 350,000). Photo: Bonhams. Each finely potted with gently flared sides rising from a short tapered foot, the exterior exquisitely decorated with four radiating Ming-style baoxiang blossoms borne on meandering foliate scrolls, all painted in soft underglaze-blue outline, framing the delicate bright... [Lire la suite]
02 mai 2017

A pair of rare doucai dishes, Yongzheng marks and period (1723-1735)

Lot 127. A pair of rare doucai dishes, Yongzheng marks and period (1723-1735), 16.7 cm, 6 1/2  in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. each with shallow rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot, the interior painted in underglaze blue and bright enamels with a central circular medallion with a multi-coloured ribbon spiral bordered with yellow petals, the exterior with two lotus sprays alternating with three interlinking lozenges with entwined foliate scrolls, the base... [Lire la suite]
28 avril 2017

A pair of doucai 'medallion' bowls, Qianlong six-character seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795) 

    Lot 102. A pair of doucai 'medallion' bowls, Qianlong six-character seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795), 5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 20,000 (USD 19,290 - USD 25,720) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017.  Each bowl is finely pencilled in underglaze blue and enamelled in yellow, iron-red and green with five roundels containing alternating flowering and fruiting trees divided by pomegranate sprays above a band of overlapping leaf... [Lire la suite]

28 avril 2017

A doucai 'lotus' dish, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 103. A doucai 'lotus' dish, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735), 6 ½ in. (16.5 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000 (USD 12,860 - USD 19,290) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017.  The centre is decorated with a medallion enclosing a iron-red lotus bloom surrounded by four similar blossoms on intertwined underglaze blue leafy stems with scrolling tendrils. The exterior is decorated with a similar repeated frieze of eight lotus... [Lire la suite]
27 avril 2017

A doucai 'flower medallion' bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 174. A doucai 'flower medallion' bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735); 22.5cm (8 7/8in) diam. Estimate £3,000 - 5,000 (€3,600 - 5,900). Photo: Bonhams. Decorated around the exterior with four medallions of lotus, peony, prunus and chrysanthemum in alternating bright iron-red and rose-pink enamels, dividing foliate strapworks, the interior with a medallion enclosing two butterflies within a double-circle repeated at the rim. Provenance: a British private... [Lire la suite]
27 avril 2017

A pair of doucai 'Shou and Peach' dishes, Daoguang seal marks and of the period (1821-1850)

   Lot 169. A pair of doucai 'Shou and Peach' dishes, Daoguang seal marks and of the period (1821-1850). Each 14.7cm (5 3/4in) diam. (2). Estimate £2,000 - 3,000 (€2,400 - 3,600). Photo: Bonhams. The interiors both enamelled in red and green and painted in underglaze blue with a medallion depicting a peach tree, the trunk gnarled and curved to form a shou character amid lingzhi fungus and rocks, the exterior similarly decorated with three peach trees in the form... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2017

A doucai ‘Scrolling Blossoms’ bowl, Daoguang six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 151. A doucai ‘Scrolling Blossoms’ bowl, Daoguang six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850), 5 5/8 in. (14.4 cm.) diam., box. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 120,000 (USD 10,341 - USD 15,512). Price realised HKD 100,000 (USD 12,925) © Christie's Imags Ltd 2017. The exterior of the deep rounded sides of the bowl is enamelled with six stylised lotus blooms surrounded by scrolling leafy tendrils, all between double-lines encircling the rim and... [Lire la suite]