19 janvier 2018

A fine and rare doucai 'chicken' cup, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 1612. A fine and rare doucai 'chicken' cup, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 6 cm., 2 3/8 in. Estimate 1,000,000—1,500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 2,060,000 HKD. photo Sotheby's 2009 based on the Chenghua prototype, delicately potted with steep rounded sides rising from a recessed base to a slightly everted rim, finely decorated around the exterior with two pairs of cockerels and hens tending their four small chicks, divided on one side by blossoming peony issuing from rockwork and on the other by bamboo... [Lire la suite]

19 janvier 2018

A fine and very rare doucai 'Squirrels and Grapes' jarlet, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

  Lot 1610. A fine and very rare doucai 'Squirrels and Grapes' jarlet, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 8.8 cm., 3 1/2 in. Est. 1,500,000—2,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 5,420,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2009. well-potted, the body of globular shape with gentle shoulders rising to a short neck, depicting four squirrels playing amongst suspended grape vines, set amidst rock formations and flowers, the base with six-character mark within double-lined borders in underglaze-blue.  ... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2018

A doucai 'floral' winecup, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3194. A doucai 'floral' winecup, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 7.3 cm., 2 7/8  in. Estimate 80,000 — 100,000 HKD. Lot sold 875,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2013 delicately potted, with flared sides supported on a short straight foot, finely decorated on the exterior with four roundels of chrysanthemums set against densely painted leaves and attendant buds, the petals in iron-red, yellow and puce, around cross-hatched stamens, divided by stylised pairs... [Lire la suite]
03 janvier 2018

A doucai 'chrysanthemum' bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period

Lot 359. A doucai 'chrysanthemum' bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735); 4 ¼ in. (10.9 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 20,000. Price realised GBP 32,500. © Christie’s Images Limited 2015. The exterior of the bowl is decorated with five medallions containing colourful chrysanthemum sprays, surrounded by smaller flower heads with stylised leafy scrolls.  Note: See a pair of bowls in the Tianminlou Collection,... [Lire la suite]
02 janvier 2018

A pair of doucai 'floral bouquet' bowls, Yongzheng marks and period (1723-1735)

Lot 360. A pair of doucai 'floral bouquet' bowls, Yongzheng six-character marks in underglaze-blue within double circles and of the period(1723-1735); 6 in. (15.3 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 158,500. © Christie’s Images Limited 2015. Each bowl is delicately painted and enamelled in soft tones around the exterior with six bouquets of daisies in shades of blue, yellow and iron-red, divided by foliate arabesques emerging from the base and from below... [Lire la suite]
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03 décembre 2017

A fine and rare doucai 'floral' bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 3013. A fine and rare doucai 'floral' bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1723-1735); 4 11/16 in. (11.8 cm.) diam.  Estimate HKD 700,000 - HKD 900,000. Price realised HKD 875,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The bowl is finely enamelled and outlined in underglaze blue with a band of floral scroll on the exterior, and a single blossom surrounded by foliage in the centre of the interior.  Note: A variety of doucai decorated... [Lire la suite]

03 décembre 2017

An exceptionally fine and rare pair of doucai ‘lotus’ small lobed vases, Yongzheng marks and period (1723-1735)

Lot 2909. An exceptionally fine and rare pair of doucai ‘lotus’ small lobed vases, Yongzheng six-character marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1723-1735); 4 in. (10.2 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 8,000,000 - HKD 12,000,000. Price realised HKD 9,700,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Each vase is delicately potted with six gently lobed sides, supported on a short foot rising to a long straight neck. The body is decorated with alternating lotus blooms and ruyi-heads... [Lire la suite]
30 novembre 2017

A fine and superbly painted pair of doucai ‘peony’ dishes, Yongzheng marks and period (1723-1735)

Lot 2809. A fine and superbly painted pair of doucai ‘peony’ dishes, Yongzheng six-character marks in underglaze blue within double circles and of the period (1723-1735); 8 ¼ in. (21 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 6,000,000 - HKD 8,000,000. Price realised HKD 9,220,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Each is decorated with two branches of tree-peony bearing large yellow and reddish-orange blooms springing from beside a pierced rock, beneath two butterflies in flight. The exterior is decorated... [Lire la suite]
30 novembre 2017

A fine and very rare pair of doucai ‘floral medallion’ washers, Yongzheng marks and of the period (1723-1735)

  Lot 2807. A fine and very rare pair of doucai ‘floral medallion’ washers, Yongzheng six-character marks in underglaze blue within double squares and of the period (1723-1735); 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 1,200,000 - HKD 2,800,000. Price realised HKD 9,100,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Each is finely potted with shallow flaring sides and upturned rim, exquisitely painted with a borderless composite floral medallion on the interior with five different flowerheads... [Lire la suite]
25 novembre 2017

A very rare Imperial Ming-style doucai 'dragon' jar, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 21. A very rare Imperial Ming-style doucai 'dragon' jar, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735); 10cm (3 7/8 in) high (3). Estimate HK$ 4,000,000 - 6,000,000 (€430,000 - 650,000). Sold for HK$ 4,900,000 (€528,330). Photo: Bonhams. Elegantly potted with a tapering body raised on a slightly recessed foot, the creamy white body delicately outlined in a soft underglaze blue and finely enamelled in translucent green, yellow and iron-red with two three-clawed winged writhing... [Lire la suite]