20 septembre 2016

A set of four porcelain wine cups, Daoguang-Guangxu marks and of the period (1820-1908)

Lot 73. A set of four porcelain wine cups, Daoguang-Guangxu marks and of the period (1820-1908). Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 150,000 (USD 10,357 - USD 19,420). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  The set consists of a Daoguang famille rose 'osmanthus' cup, a Tongzhi iron-red decorated 'dragons' cup, a Tongzhi white-glazed cup, and a Guangxu famille rose mille fleurs cup. Largest: 2 3/8 in. (6.1 cm.) diam. Provenance: Acquired by the present family in 1992 ... [Lire la suite]

11 septembre 2016

A pair of Chinese celadon glazed porcelain wine cups, Qianlong six character seal mark and possibly of the period

Lot 176. A pair of Chinese celadon glazed porcelain wine cups, Qianlong six character seal mark and possibly of the period (1736-1795). Estimate $3,000-5,000. Sold for $4,875. Photo Freeman's of diminutive form, with slightly everted rims and raised on shallow foot rings. (2). D: 3 1/4 in., 8.3 cm  Provenance: Property from a New York collection Freeman's. Asian Arts, Sat, Sep 10 2016 10:00 AM
29 juin 2016

A small glazed wine cup with incised wave design, Guangxu mark

Lot 9369. A small glazed wine cup with incised wave design, Guangxu mark. Estimate US$ 1,500 - 2,000 (€1,400 - 1,800). Photo Bonhams. Of inverted bell form with a pattern of overlapping waves incised across the exterior walls beneath a colorless glaze covering all surfaces except the foot pad, the recessed base bearing the six-character markin underglaze blue. 2 1/2in (6.4cm) diameter Bonhams. ASIAN DECORATIVE ARTS, 2016-06-29 10:00 PDT - SAN FRANCISCO
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05 avril 2016

An exceptionally fine and rare pair of polychrome enamelled ruby-back wine cups, marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3018. An exceptionally fine and rare pair of polychrome enamelled ruby-back wine cups, marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735). Estimate 6,000,000 — 8,000,000 HKD (687,588 - 916,783 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. each delicately potted with steep sides resting on a short foot, the exterior evenly covered in a rich purplish-pink enamel, the interior picked out in varying pastel tones of purplish-blue, rose, yellow, green and blue with scattered berries, melon and lotus seeds, the... [Lire la suite]
02 décembre 2015

A fine and very rare pair of sepia enamelled wine cups, Yongzheng six-character marks and of the periodand of the period

A fine and very rare pair of sepia enamelled wine cups, Yongzheng six-character marks in underglaze blue within double circles and of the period (1723-1735). Estimate HK$3,500,000 - HK$4,500,000 ($453,726 - $583,362). Price Realized HK$3,640,000 ($471,875). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each is thinly potted and delicately painted, one with two scholars in a mountainous river landscape, the other with pavilions on a river bank. The interior of each cup is decorated with two small flowers... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2015

A very rare small famille verte 'eggshell' wine cup, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

A very rare small famille verte 'eggshell' wine cup, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate $12,000 - $18,000. Price Realized $22,500 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The cup is very thinly potted with steep sides and is painted around the exterior with a continuous scene of birds and butterflies amidst peony and magnolia growing around rocks, all on a pale green ground. The rim of the cup is encircled by narrow bands of yellow and purple enamel, and a diaper ground interrupted by reserved panels containing bamboo. 2... [Lire la suite]

09 septembre 2015

A set of three iron-red-decorated blue and white wine cups, Qianlong four-character seal marks and of the period

A set of three iron-red-decorated blue and white wine cups, Qianlong four-character seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795). Estimate 6,000 – $8,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each has deep sides decorated on the exterior in underglaze blue with Shoulao seated on a deer and Xiwangmu seated on a phoenix facing each other amidst clouds on a ground of iron-red waves, and on the interior with a central medallion of a shou character encircled by the wufu on a similar wave ground.... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2015

A rare pair of small lemon-yellow-enameled wine cups, Yongzheng six-character marks in underglaze-blue within circles and of the

A rare pair of small lemon-yellow-enameled wine cups, Yongzheng six-character marks in underglaze-blue within circles and of the period (1723-1735). Estimate $40,000 – $60,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each cup is delicately potted with a deep semi-ovoid body raised on a small ring foot, and is covered on the exterior with enamel of lemon-yellow color in contrast to the white interior. 2 in. (5.1 cm.) diam. Provenance: Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York, 7 January 1972. Notes: A similar pair of cups in... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2015

An underglaze-blue-ground wine cup, Chongzhen period, circa 1643

An underglaze-blue-ground wine cup, Chongzhen period, circa 1643. Estimate $1,500 - $2,500. Price Realized $1,250 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The deep, U-shaped cup is raised on a high, spreading foot and is covered overall in pale cobalt blue under a transparent glaze. The interior is decorated with a delicate scroll band beneath the rim. 2 ¾ in. (7 cm.) diam. Provenance: The Property of Captain Michael Hatcher; Christie's Amsterdam, 14 March 1984, lot 252 (part lot).Collection of Julia... [Lire la suite]
04 juillet 2014

Pair of blue-and-white bell-shaped wine cups with three rams and the sun, Jiajing period (1522-1566), Ming dynasty

Pair of blue-and-white bell-shaped wine cups with three rams and the sun, Jiajing period (1522-1566), Ming dynasty. Porcelain, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province. Width 16.4 cm. Height 10.5 cm. Purchased in 1957. Collection of the University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong © Virtual Collection of Asian Masterpieces, 2013 It is difficult to find a pair of chime-type cups. Also known as "jinzhong cup" and "chime-type cup", cups of this shape of an inverted bell with a flared mouth were popular during the Ming and Qing... [Lire la suite]