17 juillet 2017

A fine and very rare famille rose 'Boy and Chicken' cup, Qianlong fanggu sealmark and of the period

Lot 1892. A fine and very rare famille rose 'Boy and Chicken' cup, Qianlong six-character fanggu sealmark, with an inscription dated to bingshen year, corresponding to 1776, and of the period; 3 1/4 in. (8.2 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - HKD 2,000,000. Price realised HKD 3,860,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010 The deep U-shaped body finely painted with the scene of Jia Chang stamping his left foot to call the chickens in a setting of blue rocks and... [Lire la suite]

14 juillet 2017

A large famille rose phoenix tail vase depicting the Eight Immortals, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Lot 384. A large famille rose phoenix tail vase depicting the Eight Immortals, Yongzheng period (1723-1735), height 78 cm. Estimate CHF 8 000 / 12 000 (€ 7 410 / 11 110). Sold for CHF 40 000 © Koller Baluster shape with funnel neck. Living representation of the Eight Immortals in fresh enamels. The scenery with colorful cloud bands is bordered by a powerful jaw, a symbol of longevity. Lip slightly rest. Wooden stand. Minor rim restorations. Koller. Asian Art: Himalaya,... [Lire la suite]
13 juillet 2017

A fine famille rose ‘Mountain Stroll’ bowl, Daoguang six-character seal marks in iron red and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 3218. A fine famille rose ‘Mountain Stroll’ bowl, Daoguang six-character seal marks in iron red and of the period (1821-1850), 4 3/8 in. (11 cm.) diam. box. Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 150,000. Price realised HKD 212,500 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The bowl is delicately enamelled to one side depicting a scholar seated in a rickshaw, gazing at the landscape beyond, while the rickshaw puller behind takes a rest. The scene takes inspiration from the poem ‘Shanxing’ (Mountain Stroll) by... [Lire la suite]
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16 juin 2017

A pair of famille rose bowls, China, Yongzheng six character mark of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 350. A pair of famille rose bowls, China, Yongzheng six character mark of the period (1723-1735), diameter 13.8 cm. Estimate CHF 6,000 / 9,000 (€ 5 560 / 8 330). Sold for CHF 4 000 (hammer price). © Koller Zurich Minor chip and underglaze body cracks. (2) Koller Zurich. Asian Art: Himalaya, China - Tuesday 13 June 2017, 10.00 AM
23 mai 2017

A pair of famille rose 'bajixiang' bowls, Qianlong six-character seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 3214. A pair of famille rose 'bajixiang' bowls, Qianlong six-character seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795), 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.) diam., box. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 700,000 (USD 64,508 - USD 90,311) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Each is finely decorated on the exterior with the 'Eight Buddhist Emblems' tied in ribbons and arranged in pairs below iron-red key-fret scrollwork within blue bands at the slightly flaring rim and above conjoined ruyi-heads and a dotted band on... [Lire la suite]
23 mai 2017

A very rare famille rose ‘floral’ bowl, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 3213. A very rare famille rose ‘floral’ bowl, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795), 6 in. (15.2 cm.) diam., box. Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000 (USD 77,410 - USD 103,213) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The deep bowl finely potted with straight sides and decorated in bright enamels with three detached floral clusters, including pink and iron-red camellias, begonia branches bearing flowers and large leaves, and a spray of peony intertwined... [Lire la suite]

23 mai 2017

A fine and rare famille rose ‘sanduo’ tea bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735)

      Lot 3209. A fine and rare famille rose ‘sanduo’ tea bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double square and of the period (1723-1735), 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm.) diam., box. Estimate HKD 1,800,000 - HKD 2,800,000 (USD 232,229 - USD 361,245) © Christie's Images Ltd 201 The exterior of the cup is delicately painted in famille rosepalette with the ‘sanduo’ fruits, including two rosy-pink peaches borne on a leafy branch, two pomegranates,... [Lire la suite]
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23 mai 2017

A fine and very rare famille rose ‘boys’ jar, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 3030. A fine and very rare famille rose ‘boys’ jar, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 6 in. (15.3 cm.) high, box. Estimate HKD 6,000,000 - HKD 8,000,000 (USD 774,097 - USD 1,032,130) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The jar is finely potted with a compressed globular body raised on a low foot ring and decorated in bright underglaze-blue and famille rose palettes depicting a garden scene with sixteen boys engaging in various... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2017

A rare pair of famille rose ‘fruit’ dishes, Yongzheng six-character marks and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 3028. A rare pair of famille rose ‘fruit’ dishes, Yongzheng six-character marks in underglaze blue within double circles and of the period (1723-1735), 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) diam., boxes. Estimate HKD 2,400,000 - HKD 3,500,000 (USD 309,724 - USD 451,681) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Each dish is finely potted with gently rounded sides rising from a short foot ring and superbly enamelled in varying shades including pink, green, brown, yellow, white and black. One dish is decorated... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2017

A famille rose 'hundred bats' globular trumpet-necked vase, Guangxu six-character mark and of the period (1875-1908)

Lot 218. A famille rose 'hundred bats' globular trumpet-necked vase, Guangxu six-character mark and of the period (1875-1908), 39.5cm (15 1/2in) high. . Sold for £16,250 (€19,210). Photo: Bonhams. Brightly enamelled with a profusion of iron-red bats in flight amidst multicoloured lingzhi clouds, between a band of ruyi heads at the rim and upright lappets around the foot, divided at the shoulder by a band of lotus sprays alternating with gilt shou characters on the shoulder above a gilt... [Lire la suite]