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]


07 septembre 2013

A bronze wine cup (jue), late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC

A bronze wine cup (jue), late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC. Photo: Sothebys. the deep U-shaped body raised on three sharp blade-shaped legs, crisply cast on each side with a taotie mask in high relief with rounded eyes, angular horns and slim bodies, the loop handle on one side issuing from a bovine head, bisecting a taotie mask, divided by notched flanges, beneath a long spout and pointed tail forming the rim, decorated with elongated blades under the spout and tail interspersed... [Lire la suite]
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26 juin 2013

Nine Small Wucai Wine Cups, Wanli Marks and Period

Nine Small Wucai Wine Cups, Wanli Marks and Period. Photo courtesy Michaan Auctions Each of ‘ogee’ form with shallow sides, the exterior rim painted with eight lotus flower sprigs, all above elaborate lanterns interspaced with boys and pine trees, the interior floor painted with a front-facing fourclawed dragon within double blue rings, a six-character Wanli mark to the base surrounded by an unglazed foot rim. Diameter: 2 9/16 inches (6.5 cm) each. Estimate: $70,000/90,000. Unsold Provenance: Acquired in Suzhou... [Lire la suite]
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19 mars 2013

A white-glazed 'anhua' wine cup, Kangxi mark and period - Sotheby's

A white-glazed 'anhua' wine cup, Kangxi mark and period - Sotheby's the steep sides rising to a gently everted rim, delicately incised with an anhuadesign of two dragons in pursuit of a flaming pearl amongst stylized flames, covered overall in an even white glaze, six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle. Diameter 2 1/2  in., 6.35 cm. Estimation: 4,000 - 6,000 USD. Lot. Vendu 21,250 USD PROVENANCE: A gift to the current owner from Robert West, New York. Mr. West bequeathed the... [Lire la suite]
01 novembre 2012

A Small Yellow-Glazed Wine Cup, Yongzheng Mark and Period

A Small Yellow-Glazed Wine Cup, Yongzheng Mark and Period - Photo Sotheby's the deep rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a flaring mouth, the exterior applied with an egg-yolk yellow glaze, the interior and the base left white, inscribed with a six-character Yongzheng mark within a double-circle, wood stand. Quantité: 2 - 6.8cm., 2 3/4 in. Estimation: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. London | 07 nov. 2012 www.sothebys.com