11 juillet 2015

A large doucai 'Phoenix and Peony' meiping, Qing dynasty

A large doucai 'Phoenix and Peony' meiping, Qing dynasty. Estimate  100,000 — 150,000  HKD.  Lot sold. 200,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. the body sweeping to a high rounded shoulder, a short neck and lipped rim, decorated around the body with three main registers, the upper register with a pair of phoenix in flight, the central register with peony blooms, the lower register with a border of pendant plantain leaves, the base left in the biscuit; 62.5 cm., 24 5/8  in. Note: Compare... [Lire la suite]

11 juillet 2015

A doucai 'Flowers and Birds' meiping, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

A doucai 'Flowers and Birds' meiping, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Estimate  80,000 — 120,000  HKD.  Lot sold. 225,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. rising from a waisted foot to a tapering shoulder and short waisted neck, finely painted in underglaze blue and finely enamelled with two long-tailed birds among lush flowering branches of peony, prunus and magnolia, the neck collared with a band of ruyi, all between single or double-line borders encircling the neck and foot, apocryphal... [Lire la suite]
11 juillet 2015

A fine doucai 'Flower and Butterfly' wine cup, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

A fine doucai 'Flower and Butterfly' wine cup, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Estimate  50,000 — 70,000  HKD.  Lot sold. 437,500 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. delicately painted in underglaze-blue, iron-red and translucent green, yellow and aubergine enamels with four different butterflies fluttering above tall, slender grasses and flowering plants springing from outcrops of ornamental rockwork, the underside inscribed with a four-character Chenghua mark within a double-square; 9 cm., 3 1/2... [Lire la suite]
18 juin 2015

Doucai Dish with Dragon and Pearl, Yongzheng Mark and Period (1723-1735)

Doucai Dish with Dragon and Pearl, Yongzheng Mark and Period (1723-1735). Estimate : 5 000 € / 6 500 €. Photo Auctionata Wide dish on a round base rim. In the centre a fine painting of a five clawed dragon with turquoise scales and a flaming magical pearl surrounded by small clouds and double circles. Additional cloud formations decorate the flag, framed by double circles. The outer wall is adorned with clouds above breaking waves. Base with six character Yongzheng mark among a... [Lire la suite]
03 juin 2015

A doucai conical 'Dragon' bowl and cover, Yongzheng six-character marks and of the period

A doucai conical 'Dragon' bowl and cover, Yongzheng six-character marks in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735).  Estimate HK$400,000 - HK$600,000 ($52,000 - $77,000). Price Realized HK$1,000,000 ($129,505). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The conical bowl and domed cover are similarly decorated in a rich doucai palette with two writhing five-clawed dragons chasing flaming pearls amidst multi-coloured stylised clouds and flames, above a band... [Lire la suite]
03 juin 2015

A fine and rare doucai 'Chicken' cup, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period

A fine and rare doucai 'Chicken' cup, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue in a double square and of the period (1723-1735). Estimate HK$8,000,000 - HK$10,000,000 ($1,100,000 - $1,300,000). Price Realized HK$9,040,000 ($1,170,725). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The cup is finely potted in imitation to its Ming prototype with gently flared sides, well-rendered around the exterior in soft translucent enamels and underglaze-blue tones to depict two cockerel-and-hen groups,... [Lire la suite]


06 mai 2015

A pair of finely enamelled doucai floral dishes, Yongzheng six-character marks and of the period

A pair of finely enamelled doucai floral dishes, Yongzheng six-character marks in underglaze blue within double circles and of the period (1723-1735). Estimate £20,000 – £30,000 ($30,280 - $45,420). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each dish is decorated to the centre of the interior with a stylised chrysanthemum medallion encircled by lotus scrolls. The exteriors are similarly enamelled with five stylised chrysanthemum medallions. 4 7/16 in. (11.3 cm.) diam. Provenance:  An important private... [Lire la suite]
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05 mai 2015

A doucai 'Floral' bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period

A doucai 'Floral' bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's the deep rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a gently everted rim, finely decorated on the interior with a medallion of composite iron-red, white and blue-petalled flowers encircled by interlocking blue and green strapwork, the exterior with six similar clusters of flowers springing from the foot and framed by interlocked foliate... [Lire la suite]
05 mai 2015

A pair of doucai 'Bajixiang' bowls, Qianlong seal marks and period

A pair of doucai 'Bajixiang' bowls, Qianlong seal marks and period. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's each body of ogee form rising from a recessed base to a flaring rim, brightly painted and enamelled to the interior with a floret, peach and ruyi medallion  encircled by the bajixiang in the well, the exterior with a foliate scroll band above ruyi lappets. Quantité: 2 - 20.4cm., 8in. Notes: Bowls of this form and design are held... [Lire la suite]
13 avril 2015

A pair of small Chenghua-style doucai stem cups, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A pair of small Chenghua-style doucai stem cups, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate HK$500,000 - HK$800,000 ($64,805 - $103,688). Price Realized HK$625,000 ($81,006). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each is exquisitely painted in doucai palette with a lotus scroll above two rows of florettes interspersed by the raised rib, and a band of spearheads encircling the splayed foot. The interior of the hollow stem foot is inscribed with an apocryphal six-character Chenghua mark in a line. 2 1/2... [Lire la suite]