21 mars 2020

A rare pair of famille rose 'chicken' dishes, Qianlong-Jiaqing period (1736-1820),Caihuatang zhi four-character hall marks

Lot 3427. A rare pair of famille rose 'chicken' dishes, Qianlong-Jiaqing period (1736-1820), Caihuatang zhi four-character hall marks within double squares; 8 1/2 in. (21.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 450,000 - HKD 550,000. Price realised HKD 812,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Each dish has shallow rounded sides and is decorated in vibrant famille rose enamels on the interior with a cockerel standing on blue rocks beside a hen underneath a plantain tree. The exterior is similarly decorated with the... [Lire la suite]

05 mars 2020

An unusual famille rose archaistic libation cup, 18th century

Lot 58. An unusual famille rose archaistic libation cup, 18th century; 4 3/8 in. (11 cm.). Estimate GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,000. Price realised GBP 3,824. © Christie's Images Ltd 2002 Of rectangular section, finely incised around the flaring neck and base with plantain leaves, the mid-section moulded and incised with an archaistic motif, applied on three sides with vertical flanges and on one side with an openwork pink-enamelled handle comprising chilong dragons crawling towards and over the... [Lire la suite]
20 février 2020

A pair of famille rose yellow-ground bowls, Guangxu period (1875-1908)

Lot 1827. A pair of famille rose yellow-ground bowls, Guangxu period (1875-1908); 3 5/16 in. (8.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 7,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.   With steep sides rising to the rounded rim, painted around the exterior with the characters fu, lu, shou, and xi encircled by five bats and small ruyi heads in famille rose enamels within gilt cartouches, reserved on a yellow and... [Lire la suite]
20 février 2020

A pair of famille rose 'lotus' cups, Guangxu black-enameled marks and of the period (1875-1908)

Lot 1823. A pair of famille rose 'lotus' cups, Guangxu black-enameled marks and of the period (1875-1908); 8 in. (20.2 cm.) long. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 13,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.   Each modeled in the shape of a large lotus blossom with incised overlapping petals outlined in black enamel and filled with shades of pink, the outer row of petals rising to form the gently flared wall of the vessel, the yellow-dotted stamen... [Lire la suite]
20 février 2020

A pair of famille rose 'butterfly' vases, Guangxu six-character mark in iron red and of the period (1875-1908)

Lot 1822. A pair of famille rose 'butterfly' vases, Guangxu six-character mark in iron red and of the period (1875-1908); 15¼ in. (38.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 72,100. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.   Each brightly enameled with butterflies in flight between bands of ruyi encircling the mouth, lotus and shou characters on the shoulder, and upright lappets around the base.  Provenance: Acquired in... [Lire la suite]
20 février 2020

A large famille rose molded 'Hundred-deer' vase, hu, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 1825. A large famille rose molded 'Hundred-deer' vase, hu, Qing dynasty (1644-1911); 18 3/8 in. (46.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 40,000. Price realised USD 43,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.   Raised on a short foot and molded around the body with numerous deer frolicking amidst a rocky landscape painted in famille rose enamels and divided by a gilt bow-string band at the shoulder, all beneath a ruyi border at the flared rim, the interior and base... [Lire la suite]

20 février 2020

A famille rose 'phoenix' bowl, Daoguang seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 1820. A famille rose  'phoenix' bowl, Daoguang seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850); 8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 18,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.   The deep sides decorated with four phoenixes in blue, pink, yellow and green, in flight between four different flowers, all between gilt borders.  Provenance: Acquired in the 1980s. Note: A famille rose enameled... [Lire la suite]
20 février 2020

A famille rose baluster vase, Jiaqing seal mark in iron-red

Lot 1819. A famille rose baluster vase, Jiaqing seal mark in iron-red; 14 in. (37.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 242,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.   The bulbous body finely painted around the sides with a mountainous river landscape depicting various pavilions, flowering trees, a meandering river and a waterfall dividing a blue-green mountain face, all between bands of lotus scroll encircling the spreading foot and shoulder and... [Lire la suite]
20 février 2020

A large famille rose plaque, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 1810. A large famille rose plaque, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 23 3/8 x 9¼ in. (59.4 x 23.5 cm.). Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.   The rectangular plaque finely enameled with three immortals holding their attributes as they stand aloft on billowing clouds, above five elderly scholars in a lush landscape, with three playing a game of weiqi and two in discussion in the foreground, framed.  ... [Lire la suite]
20 février 2020

A set of nine famille rose nesting cups, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 1809. A set of nine famille rose nesting cups, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 2 1/8 to 4 3/16 in. (5.4 to 10.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.   Each thinly potted and with steep sides rising to a flared, gilded rim, the exteriors painted with quadrilobed cartouches framing erotic scenes of couples in interiors, interspersed with various leafy, floral sprays, all reserved on the... [Lire la suite]