22 septembre 2019

A brown-glazed slip-painted vase, meiping, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 1521. A brown-glazed slip-painted vase, meiping, Ming dynasty, 17th century; 25.5cm., 10 in. Estimate 120,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot sold 187,500 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. well potted with rounded shoulders curving to a waisted neck with lipped rim, the decoration reserved in white against a thick creamy brown glaze, freely painted with two large sprays of slender arrowhead stems and lotus blooms rising from small ears of millet, the petals of the blooms and leaves further... [Lire la suite]

20 septembre 2019

A fine and rare Dingyao vase, incised guan mark, Northern Song – Liao dynasty (960-1125)

Lot 3002. A fine and rare Dingyao vase, incised guan mark, Northern Song – Liao dynasty (960-1125); 37.5 cm, 14 3/4  in. Estimate 2,000,000 — 3,000,000 HKD (254,980 - 382,470 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. superbly potted, the ovoid body of generous proportion, rising to rounded shoulders encircled by one raised and three carved fillets, sweeping up to a tall waisted neck surmounted by a wide galleried mouth, all veiled in an ivory-white glaze pooling into... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2019

A Zhangzhou ware slip-decorated brown-glazed vase, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 1067. A Zhangzhou ware slip-decorated brown-glazed vase, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 11 in. (28.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 7,500. © Christie’s Images Limited 2019. The pear-shaped vase is decorated in white slip on an amber-brown ground with two flower-pots of leafy, blossoming chrysanthemum growing amidst rockwork, Japanese wood box.  Note: Two slip-decorated brown-ground 'garlic mouth’ vases with similarly-rendered plants in the British Museum,... [Lire la suite]
27 août 2019

A flambé-glazed vase, 18th century

Lot 743. A flambé-glazed vase, 18th century; 13 7/8 in. (35.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 The heavily potted vase is covered overall with a glaze of dark raspberry color streaked with milky purple and blue and thinning to mushroom at the mouth rim. The base is covered with a thin brownish wash and the foot ring is unglazed. Provenance: Kate Sturges Buckingham (1858–1937) Collection, Chicago, before 1925.The Art Institute of Chicago, accessioned as the... [Lire la suite]
19 août 2019

A peachbloom-glazed vase, liuye zun, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 729. A peachbloom-glazed vase, liuye zun, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722); 5 1/8 in. (13.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 60,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 The vase has an elegant, tapering, high-shouldered body covered in a glaze of pale greyish-pink color with some areas of moss-green mottling on the interior of the mouth. Provenance: Sarah G. Larson Collection.The Art Institute of Chicago, accessioned in 1980.  ... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2019

A rare cloisonné enamel vase, zun, Xuande period (1426-1435) 

Lot 119. A rare cloisonné enamel vase, zun, Xuande period (1426-1435); 7¼ in. (18.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 200,000 - GBP 300,000. Price realised GBP 265,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Of archaic bronze form, finely enamelled with multi-coloured stylised lotus-heads borne on leafy stems against a rich turquoise ground, the interior of the mouth similarly decorated with a lotus scroll above ten incised gilt upright plantain leaves, the trumpet neck, drum-shaped mid-section and spreading foot... [Lire la suite]

11 août 2019

A very rare famille rose and carved red lacquer vase, Daoguang seal mark in iron red and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 1449. A very rare famille rose and carved red lacquer vase, Daoguang seal mark in iron red and of the period (1821-1850); 11 in. (28 cm.) high. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 98,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The globular body decorated with four lotus sprays with scrolling tendrils conjoined by pink bats positioned above smaller lotus sprays, all reserved on a lime-green ground between a petal lappet border below and a ruyi and archaistic dragon scroll border above, with a band of pink... [Lire la suite]
08 août 2019

A fine Ru-type vase, fanghu, Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 3050. A fine Ru-type vase, fanghu, Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795); 15 1/4 in. (38.8 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 2,000,000 - HKD 3,000,000. Price Realized HKD 4,220,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010 The elegant facetted pear-shaped body of rectangular section with canted corners raised on a tall foot, the two narrow sides set with rectangular lug-handles, covered in a thick bluish-grey glaze suffused with a network of fine crackles, wood stand, Japanese wood box.... [Lire la suite]
31 juillet 2019

A pair of grisaille-decorated black-ground vases, Guangxu six-character marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1875-1908)

Lot 977. A pair of grisaille-decorated black-ground vases, Guangxu six-character marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1875-1908); 15¼ in. (38.6 cm.) high. Estimate $15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 16,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 Each vase is decorated en grisaille with a central figure of a bearded foreigner on horseback, surrounded by attendants holding branches of white-enameled prunus blossoms, with small details picked out in red enamel, all amidst a landscape... [Lire la suite]
25 juillet 2019

A fahua vase, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 917. A fahua vase, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century; 13¼ in. (33.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The vase is robustly potted and relief decorated with lotus plants and grasses rising from cresting waves below a garland of beaded chains suspending precious objects on the rounded shoulder, all below a ruyi-head border on the neck. The decoration is outlined in lines of slip and glazed in turquoise, yellow, and white against a... [Lire la suite]
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