24 octobre 2017

A small fine and rare doucai wine cup, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 131. A small fine and rare doucai wine cup, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735). Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Lot sold 84,000 USD. Photo: Sothebys. elegantly potted, the exterior delicately painted in cobalt-blue outline and enameled with multi-colored lotus sprays, each supporting a bowl containing an auspicious emblem including rocks, a conch shell, a lotus, and a small cup, all resting upon a recessed base; 2 7/8 in., 7.3 cm. Note: The design of this bowl is after the... [Lire la suite]

23 octobre 2017

A small doucai 'Dragon' waterpot, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 3. A small doucai 'Dragon' waterpot, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735), 4.5 cm, 1 3/4  in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 68,750 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the compressed globular body vibrantly painted with a pair of sinuous five-clawed dragons, one in underglaze blue and one in iron-red, in pursuit of 'flaming pearls' amongst scrolling clouds, all between a band of multi-coloured lotus petals at the shoulders and rolling green crested waves divided by blue craggy rocks... [Lire la suite]
23 octobre 2017

A pair of doucai cups, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 1. A pair of doucai cups, Qing dynasty, 18th century, 7.1 cm, 2 3/4  in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 35,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the steep rounded sides of each rising from a recessed base, the exterior painted in underglaze blue and bright enamels with flower blossoms, petals and leaves floating on a stream, the interior painted with nine carp, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a Qing yi tang zhi mark within a double square. Quantité: 2. ... [Lire la suite]
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23 octobre 2017

A rare doucai 'Dragon roundel' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 2. A rare doucai 'Dragon roundel' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722), 14.5 cm, 5 3/4  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 25,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to a straight rim, painted in underglaze blue and bright enamels with four dragon and cloud roundels, flanked with pairs of cloud scrolls, the interior base painted with a stylised dragon amidst a leafy flower scroll, the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue. ... [Lire la suite]
10 octobre 2017

A large and rare doucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' meiping, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period

Lot 3601. A large and rare doucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' meiping, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735), 46.3 cm, 18 1/4 in. Estimate 1,000,000 — 1,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,740,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. sturdily potted with a well-proportioned rounded shoulder tapering to a countersunk base and surmounted by a short waisted neck, the baluster body vibrantly enamelled with a five-clawed dragon and a phoenix soaring against a ground of scrolling foliage bearing multi-coloured... [Lire la suite]
10 octobre 2017

A doucai 'Boys' dish, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3737. A doucai 'Boys' dish, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735), 13.8 cm, 5 3/8  in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot sold 137,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. with shallow rounded sides resting on a short tapering foot, the interior centred with a medallion enclosing four boys holding leafy sprays in a fenced garden with ferny trees and colourful clouds, all within a double-line border repeated at the rim, the exterior similarly decorated with twelve boys engaged... [Lire la suite]

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]