19 janvier 2019

A set of four doucai 'South Sea Bubble' plates, Kangxi period, circa 1720

Lot 539. A set of four doucai 'South Sea Bubble' plates, Kangxi period, circa 1720; 8 ¼ in. (20.9 cm.) diameter. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 17,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  Each enameled with a Commedia dell'Arte figure wearing a chequered costume above a tiled floor, the border with a band of leaves in blue, green, iron-red and gilt. Property from Antoine Lebel. Note: The 'South Sea Bubble' was a rampant, widespread 1720s financial speculation... [Lire la suite]

19 janvier 2019

A set of four doucai 'South Sea Bubble' plates, Kangxi period, circa 1720

Lot 429. A set of four doucai 'South Sea Bubble' plates, Kangxi period, circa 1720; 8 ¼ in. (20.9 cm.) diameter. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 18,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  Each enameled with a Commedia dell'Arte figure wearing a chequered costume above a tiled floor, the border with a band of leaves in blue, green, iron-red and gilt. Provenance With Charles Perry Chinese Export Porcelain, Atlanta (two plates).  Note: The 'South Sea Bubble' was... [Lire la suite]
16 janvier 2019

A rare pair of doucai conical bowls, Daoguang seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 1716. A rare pair of doucai conical bowls, Daoguang seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850); 6 in. (15.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 45,000 - USD 55,000. Price realised USD 86,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Each with step sides rising to the flared rims, painted around the exterior with roundels of fruiting trees interspersed with sprays of pomegranates, all above a border of leaf-shaped lappets at the base, box. Provenance: The Yip Family collection. Note: Bowls with this decoration... [Lire la suite]
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16 janvier 2019

A pair of doucai shallow dishes, 18th century

Lot 1715. A pair of doucai shallow dishes, 18th century; 7 11/16 in. (19.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 6,875. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Each painted in the interior with a single leafy lotus roundel encircled by alternating lotus flowers in doucai enamels and shou characters in gilding borne on iron-red lotus blossoms, beneath a border of demi-florets at the rim, the exterior with three lingzhisprays, with an aprocryphal Chenghua mark on the base. ... [Lire la suite]
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16 janvier 2019

A doucai bowl, Daoguang seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 1714. A doucai bowl, Daoguang seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850); 5¾ in. (14.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 10,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The deep rounded sides painted on the exterior with a frieze of leafy meander bearing six different flowers framed by the scrolling stems, above a border of ruyi heads. Provenance: Christie's, South Kensington, 1 December 1994, lot 436. Property from the Silas Friedlander Collection.  ... [Lire la suite]
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16 janvier 2019

A very large doucai pear-shaped vase, 18th-19th century

Lot 1713. A very large doucai pear-shaped vase, 18th-19th century; 25 3/8 in. (64.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 80,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Painted on two sides of the bulbous body with a dragon leaping amidst clouds in pursuit of a flaming pearl, one in iron red, the other green, above a band of frothing waves which break in explosions of spray against rocks, the neck with a band of phoenixes in flight amidst ruyi-shaped clouds and a band of... [Lire la suite]
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16 janvier 2019

A doucai ogee-form bowl, Guangxu six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1875-1908)

Lot 1709. A doucai ogee-form bowl, Guangxu six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1875-1908); 8¼ in. (20.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 8,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Painted in the center of the interior with a flower head with overlapping petals enclosed by a conjoined scroll border incorporating peaches and stylized flower heads, encircled by the anbaxian, the exterior with four pairs of flower and fruit sprays above a band ofruyi lappets... [Lire la suite]
16 janvier 2019

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

Lot 1708. A rare doucai bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735); 7 3/16 in. (18.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 21,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Painted around the exterior with a continuous landscape scene of a deer, butterflies and a bat in flight amidst flowers and lingzhi, and a monkey seated on a peach tree branch, all in a garden setting between single line borders, the interior with a roundel framing a... [Lire la suite]
16 janvier 2019

Two doucai dishes, Kangxi-Yongzheng period (1662-1735)

Lot 1707. Two doucai dishes, Kangxi-Yongzheng period (1662-1735); 6¼ and 6½ in. (15.8 and 16.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 6,875. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The first painted in the interior with a front-facing dragon amidst clouds encircled by four fish borne on crashing waves, the exterior with a further wave border; the second painted with a pomegranate tree in the center and three fruiting branches in the cavetto, the exterior with three peach sprays, each with apocryphal... [Lire la suite]
16 janvier 2019

An unusual rectangular doucai box and cover, Early 18th century

Lot 1706. An unusual rectangular doucai box and cover, Early 18th century; 5 3/8 in. (13.6 cm.) long. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 13,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Raised on four short cabriole legs terminating in ruyi head-form feet, painted around the shaped aprons with a lotus scroll, the interior walls of the box painted with the flowers of the four seasons, the cover painted on top with butterflies in flight amidst a fruiting pomegranate tree, above the sides painted... [Lire la suite]