01 avril 2020

Two large famille verte saucer dishes, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 2130. Two large famille verte saucer dishes, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 15 in. (38 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price Realized USD 22,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  Each dish is decorated in the interior with a qilin galloping in a lush garden setting with flames escaping from its mouth and looking upwards towards a phoenix in flight amidst multicolored cloud scroll. An artemisia leaf mark is inscribed within double circles in underglaze blue on... [Lire la suite]

01 avril 2020

An unusual famille verte bowl, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 2127. An unusual famille verte bowl, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722); 4¾ in. (12.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price Realized USD 197,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The deep, rounded sides are finely enameled with a landscape scene of a court lady seated beneath a pale yellow canopy as she holds a cloth-covered lute and contemplates a goose in flight, while her disgruntled... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2020

A fine pair of famille verte wine-cups, Daoguang six-character seal marks and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 3432. A fine pair of famille verte wine-cups, Daoguang six-character seal marks and of the period (1821-1850); 2 1/4 in. (5.9 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 350,000 - HKD 450,000. Price Realized HKD 562,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Each cup is thinly potted with rounded sides supported on a short foot rising to a slightly everted rim, painted on the exterior in underglaze blue and overglaze enamels with narcissus and roses growing from rockwork, box. Provenance: Sold at... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2020

A fine famille verte wine-cup, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 3425. A fine famille verte wine-cup, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 1,000,000 - HKD 1,500,000. Price realised HKD 1,360,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The delicately potted flared sides are well painted with a couple seated on a painting table watching a pair of amorous fowl, next to a willow tree under billowing clouds. The recessed base is inscribed with an apocryphal Chenghua mark, stand, box. Provenance: Estate of Dr. Ip YeeSold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 19... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2020

A fine famille verte 'rose blossom' cup, Kangxi six-character mark within double circles and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 3380. A fine famille verte 'rose blossom' cup, Kangxi six-character mark within double circles and of the period (1662-1722); 2 7/16 in. (6.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 1,200,000 - HKD 1,800,000. Price Realized HKD 1,480,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The cup is delicately potted with flaring sides, with the exterior painted and enamelled representing the eleventh month with roses growing beside low rockwork with three insects in flight. The reverse has an inscription which may... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2020

A fine and rare famille verte rouleau vase, Kangxi period (1622-1722)

Lot 1593. A fine and rare famille verte rouleau vase, Kangxi period (1622-1722); 17¾ in. (45.1 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - HKD 2,000,000. Price realised HKD 2,407,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2008. Finely enamelled and gilt around the body with two gold-skinned immortals, one outfitted in full armour and holding a horn, his attendant holding a sword and perched on large rock, both attempting to tease a golden wolf chained to a column decorated with a vine issuing three large... [Lire la suite]

15 février 2020

A pair of famille verte 'Eight Buddhist emblems' bowls, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 45. A pair of famille verte 'Eight Buddhist emblems' bowls, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 81⁄8 in. (20.6 cm.) wide. Estimate GBP  1,500 - GBP 2,500. Price Realised: GBP 1,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 Each large lobed bowl is decorated to the exterior with the Eight Buddhist Emblems, Bajixiang, alternating with lotus stems and stylized Shou characters, all below a band of ruyi-heads to the mouth rim. The interior rim is decorated with a band of shaped cartouches... [Lire la suite]
15 février 2020

Three famille verte 'figural' chargers, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 40. Three famille verte 'figural' chargers, Kangxi period (1662-1722); The larger, 153⁄8 in. (39 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP  1,500 - GBP 2,500. Price Realised: GBP 17,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The largest charger is decorated to the centre with a scene and a poetic verse taken from 'The Romance of the Western Chamber', Xixiangji, below a band with six shou-character cartouches reserved on a geometric ground to the mouth rim. The other two chargers are similarly... [Lire la suite]
15 février 2020

A famille verte ‘floral' charger, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 36. A famille verte ‘floral' charger, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 15 in. (38 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,000. Price Realised: GBP 2,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The saucer-shaped dish is decorated to the centre with a large flower basket with peonies, prunus branches and chrysanthemum, encircled by a band of six butterfly-cartouches reserved on geometric patterns. The exterior rim is decorated with six large lotus sprays. Provenance: Acquired by the current vendor's father in... [Lire la suite]
15 février 2020

A pair of blue and white and famille verte chargers, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 32. A pair of blue and white and famille verte chargers, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 153⁄8 in. (39 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 2,500 - GBP 3,500. Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 Each saucer-shaped dish is decorated to the centre with precious antiques in underglaze blue within a double-circle. The rim is encircled with a band of lotus tendrils and four cartouches depicting bamboo and prunus..  Provenance: Acquired by the current vendor's father in Europe in the early 20th Century. ... [Lire la suite]