25 septembre 2017

A pair of doucai 'Lotus Pond' dishes, 18th century

Lot 6. A pair of doucai 'Lotus Pond' dishes, 18th century, 7½ in. (19 cm.) diam. Estimate: USD 1,500 - 2,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 It is decorated to the interior with a central roundel enclosing a mandarin duck swimming and another one flying across a pond with blossoming lotus flowers, surrounded by a band of lancascript at the rim. The exterior is decorated with a similar continuous scene. Provenance: From a German family collection, acquired in Munich the 1960s.  ... [Lire la suite]
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24 septembre 2017

A finely painted small doucai 'chicken' cup, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1215. A finely painted small doucai 'chicken' cup, Kangxi period (1662-1722), 2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The cup has deep rounded sides rising to a very slightly everted rim. The exterior is decorated on two sides with a chicken and chicks, the scenes separated by blue rocks set amidst flowers. All are between blue borders, and an apocryphal Chenghua mark is on the base. Note: Porcelain decorated... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2017

A doucai 'Chicken' cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 242. A doucai 'Chicken' cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Diameter 2 7/8  in., 7.3 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 42,500 USD. © Sotheby's. finely potted, the gently rounded sides rising from a countersunk base to a slightly everted rim, painted around the exterior with two crested cockerels between rockwork, each with a hen and small chicks, the base with an apocryphal Chenghua six-character mark in underglaze blue. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 13... [Lire la suite]
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17 septembre 2017

A large doucai 'Eight Buddhist Emblems' square vase, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 28. A large doucai 'Eight Buddhist Emblems' square vase, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Height 19 3/8  in., 49.3 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 62,500 USD. © Sotheby's. of baluster form with a splayed foot and waisted neck, densely decorated to the body with the auspicious emblems surrounded by leafy flower scrolls, all between a band of upright lappets and stylized florets, the neck encircled by formalized foliate scrolls, the foot with... [Lire la suite]
08 septembre 2017

An Exceptionally Rare Chinese Doucai Bajixiang Porcelain Bowl, Ming Dynasty, Jiajing-Wanli Period (1521-1620)

Lot 78219. An Exceptionally Rare Chinese Doucai Bajixiang Porcelain Bowl, Ming Dynasty, Jiajing (1521-1567) or possibly Wanli Period, circa 1573-1620; 4 inches high x 8 inches diameter (10.2 x 20.3 cm). Estimate: $40,000 - $60,000. Courtesy of Heritage Auctions. The bowl having eight Buddhist emblems to exterior in doucai palette framed in front of ribbons with chrysanthemum flourishes below, darted and beaded petals to lower cavetto, raised on footed base with double blue circles, interior... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2017

A doucai 'lotus' bowl, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850)

Lot 27. A doucai 'lotus' bowl, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850). Diameter 5 in., 12.6 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot Sold 15,000 USD Photo: Sotheby's the deep rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot, the exterior decorated with three detached lotus sprays, each detailed with two blossoms borne on a stylized leafy foliate stem, the interior with a central medallion enclosing a further lotus spray, the base with a six-character seal mark in... [Lire la suite]

02 septembre 2017

A small doucai 'Shou' dish, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 26. A small doucai 'Shou' dish, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Diameter 5 5/8  in., 14.3 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 25,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's with shallow rounded sides rising from a low tapering foot, the interior painted in bright enamels with a central medallion enclosing a fruiting peach tree bearing eleven fruit, its trunk twisted and bent to form a shou character above a sprig of lingzhi and rocks in underglaze blue, all within... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2017

A fine and rare doucai conical 'Dragon' bowl, Yongzheng seal mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 18. A fine and rare doucai conical 'Dragon' bowl, Yongzheng seal mark and period (1723-1735). Diameter 8 in., 20.4 cm. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 USD. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's finely potted, with wide flared sides rising from a short straight foot, brilliantly enameled to the exterior with two five-clawed dragons, one in yellow and the other in green, each in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', leaping out from a band of turbulent crested waves, and amidst multi-colored cloud scrolls and flame scrolls,... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2017

A finely painted doucai 'Five Bats' dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 17. A finely painted doucai 'Five Bats' dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735). Diameter 6 1/8  in., 15.5 cm. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Lot sold 75,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's finely potted, the rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot, decorated in the center with five iron-red bats fluttering around a gnarled peach tree, issuing from the side of a cliff above a green sea with crested waves breaking over jagged rocks, the exterior with four fruiting sprigs each... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2017

A finely enameled doucai 'medallion' conical bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 16. A finely enameled doucai 'medallion' conical bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735). Diameter 8 3/4  in., 22.6 cm.  Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Lot sold 287,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's well potted, the flared sides rising from a short straight foot to a slightly everted rim, delicately enameled in soft pastel tones with four floral medallions to the exterior, each enclosing lotus, peony, prunus and chrysanthemum divided by stylized foliage scroll, the interior centered... [Lire la suite]