30 novembre 2021

Chinese porcelain from the Ezekiel Collection sold at Sotheby's, 3 november 2021

Lot 17. A small famille rose waterpot, Qing dynasty, 19th century; Width 7.8 cm, 3⅛ in. Lot sold: 630 GBP (Estimate: 200 -300 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's painted to the exterior with a peacock standing on blossoming peony branches. Property from the Ezekiel Collection. Provenance: Collection of Marcus Ezekiel (1854-1927). Lot 20. A small famille rose waterpot, Qing dynasty, 19th century; Height 5.8 cm, 2¼ in. Lot sold:... [Lire la suite]

12 octobre 2021

A soft-paste blue and white 'lotus' dish, 18th-19th century

Lot 858. A soft-paste blue and white 'lotus' dish, 18th-19th century; 7 5/8 in. (19.4 cm.) diam., cloth box. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 4,000. © Christie's 2021 The interior is decorated with a central roundel of two confronted birds, enclosed by a band of lotus scroll and an outer band of the Eight Buddhist Emblems (bajixiang). Property from The James K. Li Collection. Provenance: Ambassador Ti-Tsun Li (1901-1981) Collection, and thence by descent to the... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2020

A rare soft-paste white-glazed incised 'chrysanthemum' censer, Qianlong incised six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-

Lot 3501. A rare soft-paste white-glazed incised 'chrysanthemum' censer, Qianlong incised six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 5 in. (12.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 400,000. Price Realized HKD 1,600,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The vessel is after a bronze prototype with a cylindrical cross-section, supported on three squat cabriole legs. Incised on the interior with a centralised chrysanthemum motif, and the exterior and legs with scrolling... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2020

A soft-paste white-glazed peach-form brush washer, Qianlong incised six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 3504. A soft-paste white-glazed peach-form brush washer, Qianlong incised six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 500,000. Price Realized HKD 500,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The washer is modelled in peach form with subtly incurving sides. One side of the washer moulded with a large peach growing from a gnarled leafy branch. The milky-white transparent glaze with slight crackle. Incised on the underside with the... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2020

A Safavid soft-paste porcelain bottle, Kirman, South East Iran, 17th century

Lot 50. A Safavid soft-paste porcelain bottle, Kirman, South East Iran, 17th century; 15 ¼in. (38.5cm.) high. Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000 (USD 5,024 - USD 7,536). © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  Of flattened drop-shape rising from a short trumpet foot to a long tapering neck, decorated on both sides with a white floral spray, between white scrolling vine, the neck with later brass mount with gilt floral sprays, the base with a gallery label and an inventory number '3617' in black... [Lire la suite]
08 février 2020

A white-glazed relief-decorated soft-paste bottle vase, 18th century

Lot 1754. A white-glazed relief-decorated soft-paste bottle vase, 18th century; 12 3/8 in. (31.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 11,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.  The body crisply carved in relief with composite foliate meander bearing peony, chrysanthemum and hibiscus flowers and buds, between a band of narrow petals below and bands of ruyi heads and key fret above, from which rise upright leaves, covered allover with a crackle-suffused... [Lire la suite]

15 décembre 2019

A soft-paste white-glazed 'alms' bowl, 18th century

Lot 48. A soft-paste white-glazed 'alms' bowl, 18th century; 5 in. (12.7 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000. Price realised GBP 2,270. © Christie's Images Ltd 2004 The rim and base carved in shallow relief and incised with a band of ruyi heads, covered with a broadly crackled opaque white glaze stopping neatly above the recessed base.  Provenance: E. T. Hall Collection, no. 232.  Christie's. Chinese Monochrome Porcelain from the Collection... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2018

A fine soft-paste crackle-glazed archaistic vase, Qianlong impressed six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 2277. A fine soft-paste crackle-glazed archaistic vase, Qianlong impressed six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 8 1/8 in. (20.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 240,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 300,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The vase is finely potted with gracefully curving sides rising from a spreading foot to sharp shoulders and a slender neck, flaring at the mouth before sharply inverting. The lower body is impressed and incised with bands of... [Lire la suite]
29 janvier 2018

A blue and white soft-paste vase, cong, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 194. A blue and white soft-paste vase, cong, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 35.5cm., 14in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot Sold 9,375 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 2009 the square section body moulded to each corner with four square recessed panels enclosing a horizontal rib, reserved on an underglaze blue floral scroll ground, divided by vertical rectangular panels enclosing composite floral scrolls, supported on a short circular foot with a spearhead band, the tapering neck similarly... [Lire la suite]
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29 octobre 2017

A white-glazed soft-paste vase, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Lot 223. A white-glazed soft-paste vase, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735). 38.2 cm, 15 in. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 GBP. Lot sold 30,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's.  well-potted with a pear-shaped body supported on a short foot sweeping to a tall cylindrical neck, the exterior intricately moulded in relief with four shou character motifs surrounded by stylised kui dragons, divided by flying bats, below a ruyi head border issuing from a key fret... [Lire la suite]