11 août 2019

A very rare famille rose and carved red lacquer vase, Daoguang seal mark in iron red and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 1449. A very rare famille rose and carved red lacquer vase, Daoguang seal mark in iron red and of the period (1821-1850); 11 in. (28 cm.) high. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 98,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The globular body decorated with four lotus sprays with scrolling tendrils conjoined by pink bats positioned above smaller lotus sprays, all reserved on a lime-green ground between a petal lappet border below and a ruyi and archaistic dragon scroll border above, with a band of pink... [Lire la suite]

31 juillet 2019

A pair of famille rose 'Quail' wine cups, Republic period (1912-1949)

Lot 980. A pair of famille rose 'Quail' wine cups, Republic period (1912-1949); 2½ in. (6.3 cm.) diam. Estimate $4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 6,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 Each cup is decorated on the exterior with two quail in a setting of rocks, rose, chrysanthemums and millet, the floral design continuing over the rim to the interior. Provenance: Private European collection, acquired in Hong Kong, ca. 1950s. Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 18 – 19... [Lire la suite]
29 juillet 2019

A pair of famille rose yellow-ground sgraffiato bowls, Guangxu six-character marks in underglaze blue and of the period

Lot 971. A pair of famille rose yellow-ground sgraffiato bowls, Guangxu six-character marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1875-1908); 8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm.) diam. Estimate $6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 Each is decorated on the exterior with three medallions, each enclosing a goat in a landscape, alternating with a vignette of antiques, all on a pale creamy yellow, sgraffiatoground. A medallion in the bottom of the interior encloses a dragon and... [Lire la suite]
29 juillet 2019

A famille rose double-lozenge-shaped brush pot, 19th century

Lot 970. A famille rose double-lozenge-shaped brush pot, 19th century; 4½ in. (11.4 cm.) wide. Estimate $4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 6,875. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The exterior is decorated with six panels decorated with alternating landscpae scenes and calligraphic inscriptions, enclosed by gilt and iron red-enameled floral borders. The interior and base are enameled in turquoise. An apocryphal Qianlong seal mark is on the base, Japanese wood box.  Christie's. FINE... [Lire la suite]
29 juillet 2019

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

Lot 968. A famille rose 'Butterfly' vase, Guangxu six-character mark in iron red and of the period (1875-1908); 15 3/8 in. (39 cm.) high. Estimate $12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 43,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The vase is decorated with a multitude of colorful butterflies separated by a gilt-bordered band of lotus sprays and gilt xi (joy) characters on the shoulder, Japanese wood box.  Note: Butterflies are a symbol of happiness and also longevity. ... [Lire la suite]
29 juillet 2019

A very rare famille rose figure of a Lama, Qianlong Period, dated by inscription to 1782

Lot 967. A very rare famille rose figure of a Lama, Qianlong Period, dated by inscription to 1782; 18¾ in. (47.6 cm.) high. Estimate $40,000 – $60,000.  Price realised USD 81,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The figure is seated in dhyanasana on a waisted lotus base with his right hand raised invitarkamudra, and his left hand lowered in his lap holding a tablet. He wears loose, flowing robes and a tall hood decorated with floral scrolls, which ends above the nape of the... [Lire la suite]

29 juillet 2019

A famille rose yellow-ground 'Medallion' bowl, Jiaqing six-character seal mark in iron red and of the period (1796-1820)

Lot 966. A famille rose yellow-ground 'Medallion' bowl, Jiaqing six-character seal mark in iron red and of the period (1796-1820); 7 in. (17.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 40,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The bowl is finely enameled on the exterior with four medallions of vases of flowers, bowls of fruit and various auspicious objects surrounded by ruyi-linked foliate sprays on a lemon-yellow ground. A large medallion enclosing a scene of blossoming plants... [Lire la suite]
29 juillet 2019

A small famille rose turquoise-ground brush pot, Qianlong four-character seal mark in iron red and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 964. A small famille rose turquoise-ground brush pot, Qianlong four-character seal mark in iron red and of the period (1736-1795); 3¼ in. (8.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 8,125. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The sides are decorated in relief with raised panels of figures and pavilions in river landscapes, between gilded flower sprays and butterflies, all on a finely pebbled turquoise ground. The interior and base are also covered in turquoise enamel, box.  ... [Lire la suite]
28 juillet 2019

A very rare famille rose 'Chicken' cup, Qianlong six-character fanggu seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 962. A very rare famille rose 'Chicken' cup, Qianlong six-character fanggu seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 2¼ in. (5.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 221,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The deep U-shaped cup is very finely painted with the scene of Jia Chang stamping his left foot to call the chickens in a setting of blue rocks and peonies. Jia Chang is shown facing the rooster while the hen and four chicks are shown on the reverse below... [Lire la suite]
28 juillet 2019

A pair of famille rose 'boneless style' floral dishes,Yongzheng six-character marks and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 961. A pair of famille rose 'boneless style' floral dishes,Yongzheng six-character marks in underglaze-blue within double circles and of the period (1723-1735); 6 in. (15.4 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 Each dish is delicately enameled on the interior with a blossoming and budding rose branch opposite stems of aster and a yellow flower.  Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 18 – 19 September... [Lire la suite]