29 mars 2020

A bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, hu, Late Spring and Autumn period, late 6th-5th century BC

Lot 2023. A bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, hu, Late Spring and Autumn period, late 6th-5th century BC; 16½ in. (41.9 cm.) high with handle. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price Realized USD 125,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The slender pear-shaped body is raised on a spreading pedestal foot and crisply cast in relief with five bands of S-shaped scrolls with curled tips set between plain borders. A band of upright blades is flat-cast on the tall, slightly waisted neck... [Lire la suite]

23 mars 2020

A fine and rare teadust-glazed pear-shaped vase, hu, Qianlong impressed six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 3507. A fine and rare teadust-glazed pear-shaped vase, hu, Qianlong impressed six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 10 1/4 in. (26 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 3,000,000 - HKD 5,000,000. Price Realized HKD 4,240,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013  The vase is well potted in hu-form with a globular lower body resting on a slightly spreading foot, rising to a broad cylindrical neck and gently stepped rim. The neck is flanked by a pair of cylindrical lug handles. It is... [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]
14 février 2020

A bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, hu, Late Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC

Lot 1253. A bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, hu, Late Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC; 13¼ in. (33.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 64,900. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Heavily cast, the sides encircled by seven bands of fine abstract curl pattern bordered by narrow indented bands with raised edges, with a pair of taotie mask handles on the shoulder beneath four loose rings and attached to the chain handle which is also attached to the... [Lire la suite]
31 janvier 2020

A magnificent fine celadon-glazed archaistic vase, hu, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period

Lot 3276. A magnificent fine celadon-glazed archaistic vase, hu, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 14 7/8 in. (38 cm.) high. Estimate On Request. Price realised HKD 43,800,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014.  The vase is well potted in baluster form with an angular sloping shoulder rising to a broad waisted neck surmounted by a galleried rim. It is finely moulded and carved all around with five registers of archaistic scrollwork, the central... [Lire la suite]
21 janvier 2020

Three very rare gold and silver-decorated vessels, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 8)

Lot 1238. Three very rare gold and silver-decorated vessels, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 8); Hu 14 3/8 in. (36.5 cm.) high, xian 10 3/16 in. (26 cm.) high assembled, jian 10¼ in. (26 cm.) across handles. Estimate 150,000 - USD 250,000. Price realised USD 171,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The three vessels, a bottle (hu), a steamer (xian) and a bowl (jian) are finely inlaid in silver with bands of stylized bird scrolls set between decorative borders, the silver decoration... [Lire la suite]

18 janvier 2020

A small bronze ritual wine vessel, hu, Warring States period, 4th-3th century BC

Lot 1250. A small bronze ritual wine vessel, hu, Warring States period, 4th-3th century BC; 9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high. Estimate 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 17,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The pear-shaped body and spreading foot are flat-cast with bands of scroll-filled, triangular zigzag pattern set within narrow scroll borders which are repeated on the neck at the base of a band of upright triangular blades filled with scrolls. There is a pair of mask handles suspending loose rings on the... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2020

A large painted dark grey pottery jar and cover, hu, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 8)

Lot 1159. A large painted dark grey pottery jar and cover, hu, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 8); 21¾ in. (55.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 17,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The bulbous body is applied with a pair of molded taotie mask handles and three raised bands painted a yellowish ochre color that border bands of painted sweeping cloud scrolls below further scrolls and inverted blades on the reel-shaped neck. The domed cover is... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2020

A Qingbai pear-shaped vase, hu, Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 1495. A Qingbai pear-shaped vase, hu, Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century; 7¼ in. (18.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 5,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The globular body is encircled by three raised ribs above the spreading stepped foot, and the shoulder is flanked by a pair of fixed-ring lion- mask handles below a herringbone band encircling the neck. The vase is covered in a characteristic semi-transparent glaze of pale blue tone continuing over... [Lire la suite]
29 décembre 2019

A flambé-glazed vase, hu, 18th century

Lot 343. A flambé-glazed vase, hu, 18th century; 14 in. (35.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000. Price realised GBP 8,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012  The vase is supported on a flaring foot, with lug handles to the sides, and is covered overall in a rich reddish-purple glaze with lavender and beige streaks.  Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 15 May 2012
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