25 août 2019

A very rare small clair-de-lune-glazed pear-shaped bottle vase, Yongzheng four-character seal mark and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 750. A very rare small clair-de-lune-glazed pear-shaped bottle vase, Yongzheng four-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1723-1735); 5 ¾ in. (14.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.    The vase is delicately potted with a pear-shaped body rising to a slender tapering neck and is covered overall with a pale blue glaze. Provenance: Kate Sturges Buckingham (1858–1937) Collection, Chicago, 1924.The Art Institute of... [Lire la suite]

21 août 2019

Back on Yuan dynasty ceramics sold at Christie's New York, 19 March 2008

Lot 558. An unusual Longquan celadon bowl, Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century; 7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm). Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 21,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008.  Thickly potted with rounded sides flaring from a high ring foot to an inverted rim, the center impressed with a blossoming, leafy branch within a single line border, covered overall with an even glaze of attractive sea-green tone, Japanese metal cover, Japanese wood box. Note: The distinctive shape of this... [Lire la suite]
17 juin 2019

A blue and white pear-shaped bottle vase, 18th century

Lot 64. A blue and white pear-shaped bottle vase, 18th century; 39cm (15 1/2in) high. Sold for £ 20,000 (€ 22,448). © Bonhams Painted around the body with a continuous design of bats swooping amongst a fruiting double-gourd vine, between a ruyi-head and key-fret band at the shoulder and a lappet border at the foot, the neck with vertically rising plantain leaves.  Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 30 April-1 May 1996, lot 429A British private collection. Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART. London, New Bond... [Lire la suite]
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30 janvier 2019

A fine turquoise-ground famille rose pear-shaped bottle vase, Daoguang six-character sealmark and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 2591. A fine turquoise-ground famille rose pear-shaped bottle vase, Daoguang six-character sealmark and of the period (1821-1850); 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 187,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008 Finely enamelled on the globular body with four large Indian lotus blooms, each with a stylised Shou medallion at the centre, below four pairs of bats in flight suspending beribboned Wan symbols from their mouths, against a... [Lire la suite]
04 septembre 2017

A very rare blue and white pear-shaped bottle vase, yuhuchunping, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 1179. A very rare blue and white pear-shaped bottle vase, yuhuchunping, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368), 11 ¼ in. (28.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 612,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The elegantly proportioned vase is finely painted in shades of underglaze blue with a fruiting gourd vine beneath a cluster of leafy grapes, and with one cloud cluster on the upper neck and two on the interior of the mouth, purple silk stand. Provenance: Sotheby's... [Lire la suite]
20 février 2016

A blue and white pear-shaped bottle vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

A blue and white pear-shaped bottle vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722) © Christie's Image 2003 Well painted with a bold archaistic design of two large taotie masks separated by ruyi-headed straps reserved on a diaper ground below a chrysanthemum petal border. 10½in. (26.7cm.) high Lot 301. Estimate $2,000 - $3,000. Price Realized $5,019  Provenance: Christie's, New York, 9 November 1978, lot 87.  Property of the collection of Mr. and Mrs. James E. Breece III Christie's. FINE... [Lire la suite]

13 janvier 2016

Wucai pear-shaped bottle vase with bamboo, prunus, pine and birds in a landscape, Wanli period, c. 1575 - c. 1600

Wucai pear-shaped bottle vase with bamboo, prunus, pine and birds in a landscape, Wanli period, c. 1575 - c. 1600, porcelain, h 51.8cm × d 7.9cm. AK-NM-12465. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Pear-shaped porcelain vase with thickening modeled in lotus leaves at the top of the neck painted in underglaze blue and enamel green, red, yellow and black. The body with a continuous landscape with bamboo , prunus and pine trees, birds and clouds. On the neck cartouches with peach or peony flower on a napkin under work again above a... [Lire la suite]
12 janvier 2016

Pear-shaped bottle vase, China, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Pear-shaped bottle vase, China, Kangxi period (1662-1722), blue and white porcelain, h 18.4cm. AK-RBK-16 306-A. Bequest of Mr. and Mrs. Drucker-Fraser, Montreux, 1949. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.
11 novembre 2015

A blue and white pear-shaped bottle vase, yuhuchunping, Hongzhi period, circa 1500

A blue and white pear-shaped bottle vase, yuhuchunping, Hongzhi period, circa 1500. Estimate £5,000 - 8,000 (€7,100 - 11,000). Photo Bonhams. The pear-shaped body rising from a short foot ring to a generously rounded body and an elegant waisted neck, painted with meandering lotus blossoms and ruyi clouds, all above a border of lappets containing ruyi-head pendants, the neck with classic scroll and sprays of lingzhi and bamboo beneath diaper band and below a band of upright elongated plantain leaves. 24.8cm (9 3/4in)... [Lire la suite]
06 novembre 2015

A pair of sang-de-boeuf glazed pear-shaped bottle vases, yuhuchunping, Tongzhi marks and period

A pair of sang-de-boeuf glazed pear-shaped bottle vases, yuhuchunping, Tongzhi marks and period. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's each with a pear-shaped body rising from a spreading foot to a trumpet neck, the exterior covered in an even liver-red glaze, the interior and base glazed white, inscribed to the base with a six-character reign mark. Quantité: 2 - 29.5cm., 11 5/8 in. Provenance: Collection of E.G. Washburn (according to label). Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Londres,... [Lire la suite]