24 janvier 2021

A pale blue-glazed water pot, taibai zun, Late Qing dynasty-Republic period

Lot 138. A pale blue-glazed water pot, taibai zun, Late Qing dynasty-Republic period; 5 in. (12.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 600 - USD 800. Price Realised USD 2,125. © Christie's Image Ltd 2021. The domed body is incised with three foliated dragon roundels below the waisted neck, covered on the exterior with an even pale blue glaze. The base has an aporcryphal Kangxi mark. Christie's. Art of China. Including Property from the Irving Collection, 18 Nov - 9 Dec 2020

27 septembre 2020

A copper-red-decorated and enamelled water pot, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 835. A  copper-red-decorated and enamelled water pot, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722); 3 5/8 in. (9.1 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 43,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. The finely potted globular body delicately decorated in underglaze copper-red and green and black enamels with a blossoming rose branch. Provenance: The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago, acquired prior to 1990. Note: A similarly decorated... [Lire la suite]
22 septembre 2020

A rare white-glazed water pot, taibai zun, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 814.  A rare white-glazed water pot, taibai zun, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722); 4 7/8 in. (12.1 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The domed body incised with three foliated dragon roundels below the waisted neck. Provenance: Cathay Gallery, Chicago, 16 November 1987.The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago. Note: Water pots of this form are known... [Lire la suite]
22 septembre 2020

A superb peachbloom-glazed water pot, taibai zun, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 812.  A superb peachbloom-glazed water pot, taibai zun, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722); 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 150,000 - USD 250,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The domed body incised with three dragon roundels and covered with a glaze of rich crushed strawberry-red tone in contrast to the white rim. Provenance: The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago, acquired prior to 1990. ... [Lire la suite]
24 mai 2020

An exquisite and exceptionally rare Geyao water pot, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 3243. An exquisite and exceptionally rare Geyao water pot, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1279); 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 1,000,000 - USD 1,500,000. Price Realized USD 1,085,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The water pot is finely potted with a spherical body that rises to a short neck with slightly thickened mouth rim, and is covered with an unctuous pale grey glaze suffused with a network of irregular black crackle ('iron wire') interspersed with some golden-brown crackle ('golden... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2020

A carved rootwood water pot, 18th century

Lot 1125. A carved rootwood water pot, 18th century; 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 875. © Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The water pot has been carved from a single section of natural rootwood, with several spiky gnarls on the exterior, which has been lacquered. Provenance: Gerard Hawthorn Ltd., London. Christie's. The Ian and Susan Wilson Collection of Scholar's Objects, New York, 17 march 2016

13 avril 2020

A very rare enamelled glass water pot, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 4017.  A very rare enamelled glass water pot, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 1 3/4 in. (4.5 cm.) high. Estimate 600,000 - HKD 800,000. Price realised HKD 3,140,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012. The slightly compressed body with an incurving mouth rim is finely painted with six interlocking chilong dragons in green, aubergine, red and yellow enamels between C-shaped and ruyi head borders, with a narrow concave base, box. Note: The present lot is... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2020

A fine and very rare blue-glazed water pot, Yongzheng six-character mark within double circles and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 3489. A fine and very rare blue-glazed water pot, Yongzheng six-character mark within double circles and of the period (1723-1735); 6 cm. (2 3/8 in.) diam. Estimate HKD 800,000 - HKD 1,200,000. Price Realized HKD 1,840,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The water pot is finely potted in a compressed globular shape standing on a countersunk base. The mouth rim is notched on one side to accommodate a spoon. The vessel is covered on the exterior with an even, brilliant cobalt blue thinning... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2020

A peachbloom-glazed water pot, taibai zun, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 1865. A peachbloom-glazed water pot, taibai zun, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722); 5 in. (12.7 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000. Price realised HKD 1,220,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010 The domed body incised with three dragon roundels visible beneath the rich rose-pink peachbloom glaze, generously mottled with areas of crushed strawberry tone with areas of pale green speckling, shading to a dark greyish-rose tone at the neck below the... [Lire la suite]
19 août 2019

Back on Kangxi monochome sold at Christie's New York, 19 March 2008

Lot 636. A peachbloom-glazed brush washer, tangluo xi, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722); 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 40,000. Price realised USD 157,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. The compressed globular body covered on the exterior with a glaze of crushed strawberry tone with minute brown spots (jiangdou hong) in contrast to the white rim and interior, wood stand, box. Provenance: Edward T. Chow.M.C. Wang Collection,... [Lire la suite]