07 mars 2019

A small blue and white square cup, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1522-1566)

Lot 1634. A small blue and white square cup, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1522-1566); 3 in. (7.6 cm.) square. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  The sides are decorated with alternating scenes of birds in flight and perched on tree branches, and the interior is similarly decorated with a bird perched on a fruiting peach branch within a double square.  Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 22 March... [Lire la suite]

06 avril 2014

A mother-of-pearl inlaid black lacquer square cup, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period

A mother-of-pearl inlaid black lacquer square cup, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 of square section with indented corners, the straight tapered sides supported on a small recessed foot, delicately inlaid around the exterior in iridescent slivers of mother-of-pearl, two sides with two scholars conversing in a landscape, the others with garden rocks either issuing trees or supporting a pagoda, between a border of interlocked florets at the rim and a band of ruyi around the base, the interior, base and... [Lire la suite]