14 novembre 2016

3,000 years of Chinese Art celebrated at Bonhams Hong Kong sale

HONG KONG - Bonhams' Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art sale will be held in Hong Kong on 29 November. The sale will include works that once graced the Imperial Ming and Qing palaces. Many of the items come to the market for the first time in generations, having been held in important European, American and Asian private collections. One of the most significant collections, ranging from the Shang dynasty (c. 1600-1046 BCE) to the celebrated Qianlong reign in the Qing dynasty (1736-1795), was formed by a European collector with... [Lire la suite]

13 novembre 2016

A doucai 'dragon' bowl and cover, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

  Lot 176. A doucai 'dragon' bowl and cover, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735). Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 GBP. Lot sold 106,250 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. of conical form, the flared sides rising from a short straight foot to three notches around the rim, brightly enamelled around the exterior with two five-clawed dragons in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', leaping amidst mutli-coloured clouds above a band of foam-specked, wind-tossed waves, the domed cover similarly decorated, six-character... [Lire la suite]
12 novembre 2016

A rare doucai 'wufu' dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 174. A rare doucai 'wufu' dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735). Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP. Lot sold 37,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the shallow rounded sides rising from a short foot to a slightly everted rim, decorated to the interior with a medallion enclosing five iron-red bats soaring 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... [Lire la suite]
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10 novembre 2016

A doucai 'lanca' bowl, 18th century

Lot 28. A doucai 'lanca' bowl, 18th century. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000 (USD 7,446 - USD 9,928). Price Realised GBP 8,750 (USD 10,859). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016.    The bowl is painted on the exterior with eight mandorlas separated by lanca characters. The interior is similarly decorated below a band of lanca characters. The base has a cai hua tang zhi mark, 'made for the Hall of Colourful Flowers', in iron-red within a double... [Lire la suite]
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10 novembre 2016

A doucai baluster jar and cover, shendetang zhi four-character mark in iron-red, Daoguang period (1821-1850) 

Lot 9. A doucai baluster jar and cover, shendetang zhi four-character mark in iron-red, Daoguang period (1821-1850). Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000 (USD 37,230 - USD 62,050). Price Realised GBP 52,500 (USD 65,152). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016.   The jar is decorated with lotus blooms and foliage between bands of lappets. The domed cover is similarly decorated and has a bud finial. 14 ¼ in. (36.2 cm.) high.   Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 8 November... [Lire la suite]
09 novembre 2016

A rare doucai 'mythical horse' dish, Yongzheng six-character mark within a double-circle and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 10. A rare doucai 'mythical horse' dish, Yongzheng six-character mark within a double-circle and of the period (1723-1735). Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 25,000 (USD 18,615 - USD 31,025). Price Realised  GBP 149,000 (USD 184,909). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. The dish is painted with a mythical horse supporting a ribboned book on a saddle cloth, galloping over waves beside rocks. The exterior is decorated with further waves and rocks. 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) diam.  ... [Lire la suite]
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09 novembre 2016

A rare miniature doucai bottle vase, Qianlong four-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 74. A rare miniature doucai bottle vase, Qianlong four-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795). Estimate GBP 18,000 ~ 25,000. Price Realised  GBP 365,000 (USD 452,965). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. The bottle is finely decorated with the 'hundred boys' design in garden scenes. The neck is applied with two gilt bracket handles. The interior and base are turquoise enamelled. 3 1/8in. (8cm) high. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]
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07 novembre 2016

A rare doucai conical 'swallows' bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark within a double-circle and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 38. A rare doucai conical 'swallows' bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark within a double-circle and of the period (1723-1735). Estimate GBP 60,000 - GBP 80,000 (USD 74,760 - USD 99,680). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. The exterior of the bowl is decorated with swallows and prunus flowers, with the mouth and foot rims encircled by double-line borders. 7 ¾ in. (19.6 cm.) diam. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 8 November 2016, London, King Street
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30 octobre 2016

A pair of doucai 'peach' bowls, Kangxi six-character marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 29. A pair of doucai 'peach' bowls, Kangxi six-character marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722). Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000 (USD 9,744 - USD 14,616). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. Each bowl is decorated to the exterior with five peaches enclosing shoucharacters seperated by lingzhi sprays, between a band of pomegranates and lappets. The interiors each have a further peach with shou character amongst blossoming branches. 7 in. (17.8 cm.) diam.. ... [Lire la suite]
30 octobre 2016

A doucai 'Wang Xizhi' cup, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 147.  A doucai 'Wang Xizhi' cup, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. delicately potted with deep rounded sides resting on a countersunk base, the exterior brilliantly enamelled with a continuous scene depicting Wang Xizhi dressed in a green robe, seated within a fenced garden and waited on by an attendant, gazing at a geese in the water, while another scholar and attendant look on nearby under a pine tree, the base with an apocryphal... [Lire la suite]