12 octobre 2021

A famille rose yellow-ground sgraffiato 'medallion' bowl, Xianfeng six-character seal mark in iron-red and of the period

Lot 820. A famille rose yellow-ground sgraffiato 'medallion' bowl, Xianfeng six-character seal mark in iron-red and of the period (1851-1861); 6 ¼ in. (15.9 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 93,750. © Christie's 2021 The bowl is decorated on the exterior with two descending phoenixes between green and iron-red five-clawed dragons pursuing flaming pearls amidst flower sprigs, below a band of Buddhist emblems alternating with ruyi heads joined by a... [Lire la suite]

11 octobre 2021

A pink-ground famille-rose sgraffiato 'medallion' bowl, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850)

Lot 793. A famille rose pink-ground sgraffiato 'medallion' bowl, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850); 5 7/8 in. (14.9 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 93,750. © Christie's 2021 The bowl is decorated on the exterior with four roundels, each containing a different cluster of flowering branches, and flanked by stylized floral sprays reserved on a bright pink sgraffiato ground. The interior is decorated in underglaze blue with four floral... [Lire la suite]
09 octobre 2021

A fine ruby-ground sgraffiato ‘hundred antiques’ bowl, Seal mark and period of Daoguang

Lot 131. A fine ruby-ground sgraffiato ‘hundred antiques’ bowl, Seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850). Diameter 5⅞ in., 14.9 cm. Estimate 20,000 - 30,000 USD. Lot sold: 63,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 the deep rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a slightly everted rim, the exterior richly painted in the famille-rose palette with four gilt-rimmed medallions each enclosing a selection of the 'hundred antiques' such as vases, lanterns, censers, and other... [Lire la suite]
02 octobre 2021

A 'Cizhou' sgraffiato 'floral' ovoid vase, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 186. A 'Cizhou' sgraffiato 'floral' ovoid vase, Jin dynasty (1115-1234). Height 6½ in., 16.5 cm. Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 USD. Lot sold: 20,160 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 the finely potted spherical body resting on a splayed foot and rising to a waisted neck with a lipped rim, the broad register around the sides carved through the creamy-white slip to the brown-colored body leaving a reserve pattern of white blossoms borne on leafy scrolls, all beneath a translucent... [Lire la suite]
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23 juillet 2021

A Cizhou sgraffiato 'Peony' meiping, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 43. A Cizhou sgraffiato 'Peony' meiping, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234); 13 1⁄2 in. (34.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price Realised USD 37,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2021 Provenance: J. J. Lally & Co., New York, 1993. Literature: Kaikodo Journal, New York, Spring 2019, no. 12.  Exhibited: Kaikodo, New York, 2019. Christie's. Art of China| Including Property from the Junkunc Collection, New York, 11 Jun - 29 Jun 2021 
11 mai 2021

A fine ruby-ground famille-rose sgraffiato medallion bowl, Seal mark and period of Jiaqing (1796-1820)

Lot 3637. A fine ruby-ground famille-rose sgraffiato medallion bowl, Seal mark and period of Jiaqing (1796-1820); 15.1 cm. Estimate: 500,000 - 700,000 HKD. Lot sold: 604,800 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. enamelled on the exterior with four medallions of fruiting and flowering branches, interrupted by floral strapwork against a bright ruby ground incised with feather arabesques, the interior painted in cobalt blue with a basket of peaches surrounded by floral branches, the base with a six-character seal... [Lire la suite]

23 avril 2021

A Cizhou White-Glazed Sgraffiato ‘Peony’ Vase, Meiping, Northern Song Dynasty, 960-1126

Lot 3104. A Cizhou White-Glazed Sgraffiato ‘Peony’ Vase, Meiping, Northern Song Dynasty, 960-1126. H 17.2cm. Estimate HKD 300,000 - 400,000 (USD 38,462 - 51,282). Sold Price: HKD 900,000 (USD 115,385). Copyright 2021 © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Provenance : 1. Sotheby's London, 9 June 1992, lot 1342. Sotheby's Hong Kong, 5 April 2015, lot 29163. The Ten-views Lingbi Rock Retreat Collection, no. FR355. Poly Auctions. Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 21 April 2021
18 avril 2021

A pink-ground famille-rose sgraffiato 'medallion' bowl, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850)

Lot 164. A pink-ground famille-rose sgraffiato 'medallion' bowl, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850). Diameter 5 ⅞ in., 15 cm. Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 USD. Lot sold: 35,280 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. well potted with the deep rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot to a lipped rim, the exterior with four circular panels enclosing flowering plants divided by stylized polychrome lotus sprays, all reserved against a pastel-pink ground densely incised with... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2021

A very rare Cizhou sgraffiato ‘Special Blessings’ pillow, Northern Song dynasty, 11th-12th century

Lot 885. A very rare Cizhou sgraffiato ‘Special Blessings’ pillow, Northern Song dynasty, 11th-12th century; 9 ¾ in. (25 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2021 The concave top is carved through the white slip with the characters da (great) and ji (auspiciousness), between two blossoming floral stems, all reserved against a ring-punched 'fish-roe' ground. The sides are carved with panels enclosing chrysanthemum blossoms. Literature: Kaikodo... [Lire la suite]
20 février 2021

A Cizhou sgraffiato ovoid vase, Jin-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century

  Lot 708. A Cizhou sgraffiato ovoid vase, Jin-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century; 11 ¾ in. (29.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 40,000. © Christie's 2021 The vase is boldly carved through the brown glaze to the buff body with two bands of leafy scroll between two further bands carved with leaves, all below a narrow, stepped neck.  Note: A similar carved Cizhou vase, formerly in the collection of George Crofts, is illustrated in Royal Ontario Museum, The T. T.... [Lire la suite]