13 avril 2021

A fine and rare doucai 'immortals' dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi-Yongzheng period (1662-1735)

Lot 146. A fine and rare doucai 'immortals' dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi-Yongzheng period (1662-1735). Diameter 6 in., 15.3 cm. Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 USD. Lot sold: 94,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. delicately painted with a central medallion depicting Shoulao seated atop a rock reading a scroll, a pine tree stretching overhead and an attendant preparing incense in the foreground, the cavetto encircled by the 'Eight Buddhist Emblems' entwined in a foliate scroll, the exterior with a... [Lire la suite]

22 février 2021

A rare large doucai 'phoenix' vase, 18th century

Lot 718. A rare large doucai 'phoenix' vase, 18th century; 21 ¾ in. (55.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. © Christie's 2021 The rectangular vase with broad, rounded shoulders is decorated on the front and back in bright enamels with a phoenix in flight above a peony blossom borne on leafy tendrils. The narrow sides are decorated with further peony blooms on leafy stems, all between two stylized lappet bands, and on the neck with lotus blooms within squared scroll borders. Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
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22 février 2021

A doucai 'dragon' bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 718. A doucai 'dragon' bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark in seal script in in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735); 8 in. (20.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 70,000 - USD 100,000. © Christie's 2021 The flaring, conical sides rise to a notched rim, and are decorated with two writhing five-clawed dragons, one depicted in green enamel and the other in yellow enamel, each emerging from foaming waves, and separated by flaming pearls and cloud... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2021

An unusual doucai ovoid jar, 18th century

Lot 146. An unusual doucai ovoid jar, 18th century; 7 1⁄2 in. (19 cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price Realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2021. One side is decorated with a scene of a scholar seated at a table set with a scroll box, a vase holding a prunus branch, a piece of paper and a candle, its flame blowing sideways as the inspiration he has been hoping for appears in the form of Kuixing, the demon manifestation of the god of Literature, seen... [Lire la suite]
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22 décembre 2020

A doucai ‘dragon' dish, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue in double circles and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 35. A doucai ‘dragon' dish, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue in double circles and of the period (1723-1735). Diamètre: 22 cm. (8 ¾ in.). Estimate EUR 6,000 - EUR 8,000. Price realised EUR 21,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. Reposant sur un petit pied droit, elle est ornée au centre d'un dragon au corps noueux à cinq griffes pourchassant la perle sacrée parmi les nuages. La bordure est rehaussée de deux autres dragons féroces ; restauration. ... [Lire la suite]
03 décembre 2020

A doucai 'lotus' saucer dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 189. A doucai 'lotus' saucer dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1736-1795)doucai 'lotus' saucer dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1736-1795); Diameter 16.7 and 16.5 cm, 6⅝ and 6½ in. Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 25,200 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.  each with steep rounded sides rising from a slightly recessed base, the exterior painted with a continuous scene of mandarin ducks amidst lotus blooms, under a band of sinuous five-clawed dragons, the interior with a central... [Lire la suite]

03 décembre 2020

A pair of doucai 'lotus pond' bowls, Daoguang seal marks and period (1821-1850)

Lot 188. A pair of doucai 'lotus pond' bowls, Daoguang seal marks and period (1821-1850); Diameter 16.7 and 16.5 cm, 6⅝ and 6½ in. Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 18,900 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.  each with steep rounded sides rising from a slightly recessed base, the exterior painted with a continuous scene of mandarin ducks amidst lotus blooms, under a band of sinuous five-clawed dragons, the interior with a central medallion enclosing a pair of ducks in a lotus pond... [Lire la suite]
03 décembre 2020

A pair of doucai cups, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 185. A pair of doucai cups, Qing dynasty, 19th century; Diameters 6.7 and 6.6 cm, 2⅝ and 2⅝ in. Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 3,780 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.  each painted to the exterior with a continuous scene, the base inscribed with a three-character hall mark in underglaze blue reading chen ding xuan ('Pavilion of Abstraction from Mundane Affairs') Provenance: Purchased in Hong Kong, 1993. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 4 November 2020
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06 novembre 2020

A rare large doucai ''floral' meiping and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 38. A rare large doucai ''floral' meiping and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Height 46.7 cm, 18⅜ in. Estimate: 50,000 - 80,000 GBP. Lot sold: 63,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. sturdily potted with a tapering body elegantly rising to a broad rounded shoulder and surmounted by a short waisted neck, the voluptuous body wreathed with prominent floral blossoms borne on stylised foliage issuing further colourful blooms and buds between a band of ruyi heads and an elongated lappet border, the... [Lire la suite]
06 novembre 2020

A rare Yuan-style doucai meiping, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 19. A rare Yuan-style doucai meiping, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Height 36.3 cm, 14¼ in. Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 GBP. Lot sold: 75,600 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. robustly potted, the tapering body rising to a high rounded shoulder and surmounted by a short waisted neck and a lipped rim, the main register with four vibrantly painted large floral blooms borne on a continuous undulating leafy stem, the upper register with two phoenixes in flight amidst a floral ground enclosed within classic... [Lire la suite]
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