21 mars 2018

A small wucai wine cup, Wanli six-character mark within a circle and of the period (1573-1619) 

Lot 2213. A small wucai wine cup, Wanli six-character mark within a circle and of the period (1573-1619); 2 11/16 in. (6.8 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 120,000 - HKD 180,000. Price realised HKD 560,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2012 The shallow rounded sides are painted with four quatrefoil panels each depicting a seated scholar in a garden setting, interspersed with floral sprigs. The interior is painted with a medallion of leafy floral spray, surrounded by four clusters of grapes around the... [Lire la suite]

19 mars 2018

A fine famille-verte wine cup, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 336. A fine famille-verte wine cup, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter 3 1/8  in., 8 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 USD. Lot sold 30,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby’s. delicately potted, the conical sides rising from a short straight foot, the interior finely painted with cranes diving between clouds toward stylized waves in the well, the exterior with a traveler astride a donkey riding through an early spring landscape, an attendant following on foot, the base with an apocryphal... [Lire la suite]
24 octobre 2017

A small fine and rare doucai wine cup, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 131. A small fine and rare doucai wine cup, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735). Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Lot sold 84,000 USD. Photo: Sothebys. elegantly potted, the exterior delicately painted in cobalt-blue outline and enameled with multi-colored lotus sprays, each supporting a bowl containing an auspicious emblem including rocks, a conch shell, a lotus, and a small cup, all resting upon a recessed base; 2 7/8 in., 7.3 cm. Note: The design of this bowl is after the... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2017

A glazed wine cup with cut-out decoration, yuyan shuwu four-character hallmark,Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795)

Lot 1225. A glazed wine cup with cut-out decoration, yuyan shuwu four-character hallmark in underglaze blue within a double square, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795): 2 ¾ in. (7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 81,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The finely potted cup is decorated with a delicate cut-out band of flower sprays and covered inside and out with a clear glaze that fills in the cut-out design and ends in a neat line above the foot.  Property from... [Lire la suite]
19 août 2017

Wine Cup, Ming dynasty, Late Wanli Period (1573-1620), Early 17th century

Wine Cup, Ming dynasty, Late Wanli Period (1573-1620), Early 17th century, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi. Porcelain with underglaze painted blue decoration (Jingdezhen ware), 2 3/4 x 2 1/2 inches (7 x 6.3 cm). Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John Story Jenks, 1944; 1944-38-4 © 2017 Philadelphia Museum of Art.
19 août 2017

Wine Cup, Ming dynasty, Wanli Mark and Period (1573-1620), Early 17th century

Wine Cup, Ming dynasty, Wanli Mark and Period (1573-1620), Early 17th century. Porcelain with underglaze painted blue decoration, 2 11/16 x 2 3/4 inches (6.8 x 7 cm). Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John Story Jenks, 1944; 1944-38-5 © 2017 Philadelphia Museum of Art.

05 août 2017

A small rhinoceros horn wine cup, 18th-19th century 

Lot 1696. A small rhinoceros horn wine cup, 18th-19th century, 2 3/16 in. (5.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The thinly carved body flaring in a curved line from the circular foot to the everted rim, the undecorated material shading from a rich reddish-brown tone on one side to a dark brown tone on the other. Provenance: Acquired in the 1960s. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art (Part I), 22 -... [Lire la suite]
31 juillet 2017

Wine cup with ring handle, birds, animals, and grapevines, early Tang dynasty, late 7th century

Wine cup with ring handle, birds, animals, and grapevines, China, Shaanxi province, probably Xi’an, early Tang dynasty, late 7th century © 2017 Smithsonian Institution Although they look like tea cups, Chinese vessels such as this resemble earlier Sogdian gilt silver and gilt bronze wine cups. Their purpose is subtly suggested by the grapevine motif on the cup’s surface. Surprisingly, the cup appears to have been made using two different shaping techniques. The body, bottom, and foot were hammered from separate... [Lire la suite]
25 juillet 2017

A rare small rhinoceros horn wine cup, Ming dynasty, early 17th century

Lot 4155. A rare small rhinoceros horn wine cup, Ming dynasty, early 17th century, 2 in. (5.2 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 250,000. Price realised HKD 300,000© Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The thick body tapers in a curved line from the broad circular footed base to the everted rim. The lustrous undecorated material is of a rich golden tone darkening to a reddish brown to the interior, wood stand, box. Provenance: Acquired in London, 1988 Literature: T. Fok, Connoisseurship... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2017

A finely carved jade wine cup, Mughal India, mid-17th century

Lot 101. A finely carved jade wine cup, Mughal India, mid-17th century, 5 1/8in. (13cm.) diam.; 3 ¼in. (7.5cm.) high. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 40,000 (USD 38,760 - USD 51,680) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The body finely carved with a leafy lattice enclosing floral sprays, the foot formed as an elegant rosette. Note: This fine cup is an example of the hardstone carvings that were popular in the Mughal period, from the reign of the Emperor Akbar. It is thought that nephrite and... [Lire la suite]