24 janvier 2021

An unusual doucai ovoid jar, 18th century

Lot 146. An unusual doucai ovoid jar, 18th century; 7 1⁄2 in. (19 cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price Realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2021. One side is decorated with a scene of a scholar seated at a table set with a scroll box, a vase holding a prunus branch, a piece of paper and a candle, its flame blowing sideways as the inspiration he has been hoping for appears in the form of Kuixing, the demon manifestation of the god of Literature, seen... [Lire la suite]
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22 décembre 2020

A doucai ‘dragon' dish, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue in double circles and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 35. A doucai ‘dragon' dish, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue in double circles and of the period (1723-1735). Diamètre: 22 cm. (8 ¾ in.). Estimate EUR 6,000 - EUR 8,000. Price realised EUR 21,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. Reposant sur un petit pied droit, elle est ornée au centre d'un dragon au corps noueux à cinq griffes pourchassant la perle sacrée parmi les nuages. La bordure est rehaussée de deux autres dragons féroces ; restauration. ... [Lire la suite]
03 décembre 2020

A doucai 'lotus' saucer dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 189. A doucai 'lotus' saucer dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1736-1795)doucai 'lotus' saucer dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1736-1795); Diameter 16.7 and 16.5 cm, 6⅝ and 6½ in. Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 25,200 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.  each with steep rounded sides rising from a slightly recessed base, the exterior painted with a continuous scene of mandarin ducks amidst lotus blooms, under a band of sinuous five-clawed dragons, the interior with a central... [Lire la suite]
03 décembre 2020

A pair of doucai 'lotus pond' bowls, Daoguang seal marks and period (1821-1850)

Lot 188. A pair of doucai 'lotus pond' bowls, Daoguang seal marks and period (1821-1850); Diameter 16.7 and 16.5 cm, 6⅝ and 6½ in. Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 18,900 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.  each with steep rounded sides rising from a slightly recessed base, the exterior painted with a continuous scene of mandarin ducks amidst lotus blooms, under a band of sinuous five-clawed dragons, the interior with a central medallion enclosing a pair of ducks in a lotus pond... [Lire la suite]
03 décembre 2020

A pair of doucai cups, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 185. A pair of doucai cups, Qing dynasty, 19th century; Diameters 6.7 and 6.6 cm, 2⅝ and 2⅝ in. Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 3,780 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.  each painted to the exterior with a continuous scene, the base inscribed with a three-character hall mark in underglaze blue reading chen ding xuan ('Pavilion of Abstraction from Mundane Affairs') Provenance: Purchased in Hong Kong, 1993. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 4 November 2020
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06 novembre 2020

A rare large doucai ''floral' meiping and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 38. A rare large doucai ''floral' meiping and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Height 46.7 cm, 18⅜ in. Estimate: 50,000 - 80,000 GBP. Lot sold: 63,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. sturdily potted with a tapering body elegantly rising to a broad rounded shoulder and surmounted by a short waisted neck, the voluptuous body wreathed with prominent floral blossoms borne on stylised foliage issuing further colourful blooms and buds between a band of ruyi heads and an elongated lappet border, the... [Lire la suite]

06 novembre 2020

A rare Yuan-style doucai meiping, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 19. A rare Yuan-style doucai meiping, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Height 36.3 cm, 14¼ in. Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 GBP. Lot sold: 75,600 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. robustly potted, the tapering body rising to a high rounded shoulder and surmounted by a short waisted neck and a lipped rim, the main register with four vibrantly painted large floral blooms borne on a continuous undulating leafy stem, the upper register with two phoenixes in flight amidst a floral ground enclosed within classic... [Lire la suite]
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06 novembre 2020

A rare doucai 'dragon medallion' jar, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 12. A rare doucai 'dragon medallion' jar, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735). Height 18.5 cm, 7¼ in. Estimate: 150,000 - 200,000 GBP. Lot sold: 226,800 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the finely potted ovoid body rising from a tapered foot to a rounded shoulder and an upright rim, painted around the exterior with five dragon medallions, each enclosing a five-clawed dragon writhing amongst cloud scrolls, its arm extended reaching for a flaming pearl, interspersed with clusters of... [Lire la suite]
26 octobre 2020

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

Lot 362. A doucai 'floral-bouquet' bowl, Daoguang six-character seal mark in underglaze-blue and of the period (1821-1850); 6 in. (15.3 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 150,000. Price realised HKD 100,000. © Christie's Images Limited 2020. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 9 October 2020  
26 octobre 2020

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

Lot 329. A doucai 'Chrysanthemum' jar and cover, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 4½ in. (11.6 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 600,000. © Christie's Images Limited 2020. 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: Sold at Sotheby’s Hong Kong, 8 October 2008,... [Lire la suite]