24 mars 2019

An underglaze-blue, copper-red and celadon-glazed brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 750. An underglaze-blue, copper-red and celadon-glazed brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter 7 in., 17.8 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 37,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of cylindrical form, the exterior painted with a continuous landscape depicting a thatched-roof pavilion lakeside among leafing trees, a fishing boat off-shore plying the calm water, a cluster of rustic huts alongside a rocky outcropping, and further trees among... [Lire la suite]

17 juin 2018

A very rare underglaze-blue moulded 'dragon' stemcup, gaozu wan, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, late 14th century

Lot 3807. A very rare underglaze-blue moulded 'dragon' stemcup, gaozu wan, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, late 14th century; 4 3/8 in. (10.9 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 700,000. Price Realized HKD 1,220,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 The upright sides fluidly and expertly painted in vibrant tones of purplish underglaze-blue with a three-clawed dragon purposefully striding in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' between single line borders in a contrasting blue of paler tone, and... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2018

A fine and extremely rare large underglaze-blue rouleau vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

  Lot 2132. A fine and extremely rare large underglaze-blue rouleau vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 30 1/4 in. (76.8 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000. Price realised HKD 1,940,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The cylindrical body is finely painted in vibrant cobalt blue to depict a continuous landscape scene. It is detailed with a pair of majestic phoenix perched on reticulated rockwork among blooming peony, magnolia and prunus trees with kingfishers flying overhead.... [Lire la suite]
16 décembre 2016

A magnificent and very rare underglaze-blue facetted moonflask, Yongzheng six-character sealmark and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 3051. A magnificent and very rare underglaze-blue facetted moonflask, Yongzheng six-character sealmark and of the period (1723-1735). Estimate HKD 10,000,000 - HKD 15,000,000 (USD 1,293,462 - USD 1,940,193). Price Realised HKD 79,060,000 (USD 10,222,482). © Christie's Images Ltd 2010. Of flattened circular form with octagonal sides, superbly painted and detailed to one side of the bulbous body with a central roundel enclosing a pair of quails standing on a grassy mound amidst stalks of millet and... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2016

Vietnamese Underglaze-Blue Box and Cover, late 15th-early 16th Century

Vietnamese Underglaze-Blue Box and Cover, late 15th-early 16th Century. Estimate $1000-1500. Photo iGavel diameter: approximately 6 inches - cover likely associated, with chips, with staining, and discoloration  Provenance: Saga Hoi An Hoard Visal 11007 and 11599 iGavel. Asian Art 
26 avril 2016

Vietnamese Underglaze-Blue Yuhuchun Bottle, late 15th-early 16th Century

Vietnamese Underglaze-Blue Yuhuchun Bottle, late 15th-early 16th Century. Estimate $4000-6000. Photo iGavel height: 9.875 inches - with small kiln adhesion to the side, slight staining in mouth, minor chips to foot Provenance! Treasures From the Hoi An Hoard Important Vietnamese Ceramics From a Late 15th/Early 16th Century Cargo October 11-13, 2000 in San Francisco and Los Angeles, Butterfields sale 7130O, Lot #215; Saga Visal Oxford U 6638 VN99 CCW iGavel. Asian Art  

27 novembre 2012

An Important And Very Rare Early Ming Underglaze-Blue Baluster Jar,Guan. Hongwu Period (1368-1398) 

An Important And Very Rare Early Ming Underglaze-Blue Baluster Jar, Guan. Hongwu Period (1368-1398). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2012 The high shouldered jar with sharply tapered sides and waisted base stands on a heavy foot rim. The sides are potted with twelve lobed segments, each containing a long flowering branch growing from ornamental rocks; these include daylily, two varieties of lotus, pomegranate, tree peony, chrysanthemum, camellia, hibiscus, and rose blooms among others. These floral designs are set below a cloud... [Lire la suite]
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30 mai 2011

An iron-red and underglaze-blue 'dragon' dish. Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period.

An iron-red and underglaze-blue 'dragon' dish. Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period.  Photo Bonhams Painted to the interior with a medallion enclosing an iron-red scaly five-clawed dragon reserved on an underglaze blue foaming wave ground, the exterior similarly decorated with nine dragons below a double-coin band, all supported on a short slightly tapering foot. 17.5cm diam. Sold for HK$216,000 清乾隆 青花礬紅水龍紋盤 青花「大清乾隆年製」篆書款 A dish with a similar design is illustrated by Qian Zhenzong in Qingdai Ciqi... [Lire la suite]
26 décembre 2010

A magnificent and very rare underglaze-blue facetted moonflask. Yongzheng six-character sealmark and of the period (1723-1735).

A magnificent and very rare underglaze-blue facetted moonflask. Yongzheng six-character sealmark and of the period (1723-1735). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Of flattened circular form with octagonal sides, superbly painted and detailed to one side of the bulbous body with a central roundel enclosing a pair of quails standing on a grassy mound amidst stalks of millet and branches of aster emerging from the ground, the reverse with two geese, one in flight, the other standing gazing upwards among reeds and branches of... [Lire la suite]
03 décembre 2009

An important and very rare early Ming underglaze-blue pear-shaped bottle vase, yuhuchunping. Yongle period (1403-1425)

An important and very rare early Ming underglaze-blue pear-shaped bottle vase, yuhuchunping. Yongle period (1403-1425). Image 2009 Christie's Ltd The rounded body finely painted with bold strokes to depict a continuous scroll of four large lotus blooms borne on an undulating vine growing leaves to the sides, above cresting waves around the base, below borders enclosing detached sprigs of peony, rose, lotus and camellia, overlapping stiff plantain leaves and leafy meander on the waisted neck below the everted rim, each band... [Lire la suite]