21 mars 2020

A fine pair of doucai 'lotus' washers, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Lot 3426. A fine pair of doucai 'lotus' washers, Yongzheng period (1723-1735); 2 3/4 in. (7 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000. Price realised HKD 725,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Each finely potted in imitation of its Ming prototype with gentle rounded sides rising from a recessed base, delicately painted in underglaze blue and enamelled on the exterior with lotus sprays, each supporting a bowl containing an auspicious emblem, all between blue line borders, the countersunk base with an... [Lire la suite]

20 mars 2020

A fine and rare small Ming-style doucai 'dragon' jar, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795)

Lot 3387. A fine and rare small Ming-style doucai 'dragon' jar, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795); 4 1/2 in. (11.5 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 700,000. Price Realized HKD 1,060,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Of compressed globular form, the jar is decorated in Chenghua-style with two winged dragons in underglaze-blue striding amidst flames and separated by clouds in green enamel between petal lappet borders painted in yellow. The countersunk base is inscribed with... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2020

A fine and rare doucai cup, Yongzheng six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 3587. A fine and rare doucai cup, Yongzheng six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1723-1735); 31/4 in. (8.2 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 800,000 - HKD 1,500,000. Price Realized HKD 2,180,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 Finely potted with gently rounded sides, well-rendered around the exterior in soft translucent enamels and underglaze-blue tones to depict two birds perched on ornamental rockworks, butterflies and insects fluttering amidst the flowering chrysanthemum and leafy... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2020

A fine and rare doucai washer, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Lot 3585. A fine and  rare doucai washer, Yongzheng period (1723-1735); 2 3/4 in. (6.9 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000. Price Realized HKD 560,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Finely potted in imitation of its Ming prototype with gentle rounded sides rising from a recessed base, painted in underglaze-blue and enamelled on the exterior with lotus sprays, each supporting a bowl containing an auspicious emblem, all between blue line borders, the countersunk base with an apocryphal... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2020

A pair of unusual Transitional doucai dishes, circa 1640

Lot 135. A pair of unusual Transitional doucai dishes, circa 1640; 8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500. Price realised GBP 2,988. © Christie's Images Ltd 2003. Each painted and enamelled with a central hydrangea spray surrounded by azalea, camellia, peony and chrysanthemum sprays reserved on a latticework ground of emanating iron-red petals, the reverse similarly decorated with flower sprays, short hairline crack, minor frit-chips. Provenance: 7th Earl Castle-Stewart,... [Lire la suite]
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01 mars 2020

A fine pair of small doucai 'Hundred bats' bowls, Yongzheng six-character marks and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 1585. A fine pair of small doucai 'Hundred bats' bowls, Yongzheng six-character marks within double circles and of the period (1723-1735); 3 7/8 in. (9.9 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 700,000 - HKD 900,000. Price Realized HKD 1,027,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2008 Each with thinly potted rounded sides, finely painted on the exterior with twelve bats picked out in shades of iron-red, in flight amidst scrolling clouds, picked out in delicate shades of blue, aubergine, yellow and iron-red,... [Lire la suite]

01 mars 2020

A fine pair of doucai 'sanduo' winecups, Yongzheng six-character marks within double-circles and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 1878. A fine pair of doucai 'sanduo' winecups, Yongzheng six-character marks within double-circles and of the period (1723-1735); 2 7/8 in. (7.2 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 2,000,000 - HKD 3,000,000. Price Realized HKD 2,660,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010.  Each of thinly potted conical form supported on a short foot, delicately enamelled on the exterior with fruiting sprigs of peach, finger citrus, and lychee forming the sanduo, in tones of lemon-yellow, two shades of green, russet... [Lire la suite]
01 février 2020

A fine doucai floral bowl, Daoguang six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 3329. A fine doucai floral bowl, Daoguang six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850); 5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 240,000 - HKD 350,000. Price realised HKD 275,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014.  The bowl is finely enamelled to the exterior with six stylised upright flower sprays encompassed by a flower scroll, below a band of trefoils on a yellow ground at the rim. The interior is decorated with a flower spray encircled by a band of... [Lire la suite]
01 février 2020

A fine pair of doucai 'Mandarin duck and lotus' bowls, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 3307.  A fine pair of doucai 'Mandarin duck and lotus' bowls, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 4 in. (10.3 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000. Price realised HKD 1,000,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014. The bowls are each delicately potted and decorated with two pairs of mandarin ducks swimming amongst lotus and reed sprays, all above a lappet border. The interiors are each decorated with a medallion enclosing a... [Lire la suite]
01 février 2020

A very rare doucai 'Dragon' dish, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 3304. A very rare doucai 'Dragon' dish, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 7 7/8 in. (20.1 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - HKD 2,600,000. Price realised HKD 1,720,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014.   The dish is decorated with underglaze blue outlines and overglaze enamels in doucai style, on the interior with a central medallion containing a writhing five-clawed dragon chasing an iron red flaming pearl amidst clouds and five... [Lire la suite]