07 septembre 2019

An Imperial yellow-ground fur-trimmed kesi twelve-symbol 'dragon' robe (jifu), Qing dynasty, Guangxu period (1875-1908)

Lot 671. An Imperial yellow-ground fur-trimmed kesi Twelve-symbol 'dragon' robe (jifu), Qing dynasty, Guangxu period (1875-1908). Length 68 in., 172.7 cm; Height 52 in., 132.1 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 60,000 USD. © Sotheby's.  finely woven, with nine golden dragons each pursuing a 'flaming pearl' amidst a network of blue lingzhi-shaped cloud scrolls, bats, wan and shou characters, interspersed with the Twelve Symbols of Imperial Authority in orthodox... [Lire la suite]

31 août 2019

A rare yellow-ground 'Green dragon' deep bowl, Encircled Zhengde four-character mark and of the period (1506-1521)

Lot 97. A rare yellow-ground 'Green dragon' deep bowl, Encircled Zhengde four-character mark and of the period (1506-1521); 5 in. (15 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 20,000. Price realised GBP 26,450. © Christie’s Images Limited 1998 Thickly potted with steep sides and a flaring rim, enamelled with a warm golden-yellow ground with two dragons in mutual pursuit among clouds incised and picked out in pale green, above a lappet-band around the foot rim, rim cracks, fitted box. ... [Lire la suite]
29 juillet 2019

A pair of famille rose yellow-ground sgraffiato bowls, Guangxu six-character marks in underglaze blue and of the period

Lot 971. A pair of famille rose yellow-ground sgraffiato bowls, Guangxu six-character marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1875-1908); 8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm.) diam. Estimate $6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 Each is decorated on the exterior with three medallions, each enclosing a goat in a landscape, alternating with a vignette of antiques, all on a pale creamy yellow, sgraffiatoground. A medallion in the bottom of the interior encloses a dragon and... [Lire la suite]
29 juillet 2019

A famille rose yellow-ground 'Medallion' bowl, Jiaqing six-character seal mark in iron red and of the period (1796-1820)

Lot 966. A famille rose yellow-ground 'Medallion' bowl, Jiaqing six-character seal mark in iron red and of the period (1796-1820); 7 in. (17.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 40,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The bowl is finely enameled on the exterior with four medallions of vases of flowers, bowls of fruit and various auspicious objects surrounded by ruyi-linked foliate sprays on a lemon-yellow ground. A large medallion enclosing a scene of blossoming plants... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2019

A Pair of Yellow-Ground Sancai ‘Dragons’ Dishes, Daoguang Marks and Period (1821-1850)

Lot 3056. A Pair of Yellow-Ground Sancai ‘Dragons’ Dishes, Daoguang Marks and Period (1821-1850). D 14.4cm; D 14.2cm. Estimate HKD 70,000 - 120,000. Lot sold HKD 82,600 (USD 10,529). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Poly Auction Hong Kong. Imperial Curiosity – Art of Interior Decoration, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 2 april 2019
08 avril 2019

A Rare Yellow-Ground ‘Yangcai’ ‘Lotus’ Bowl, Qianlong Period (1736-1795)

Lot 3019. A Rare Yellow-Ground ‘Yangcai’ ‘Lotus’ Bowl, Qianlong Period (1736-1795); D 17cm H 7.8cm. Estimate 1,500,000 - 2,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,242,000 HKD (285,564 USD). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Provenance:  1. Yamanaka & Co., Japan (repute)2. A UK Private Collection, acquired in London3. Property of a Lady4. Christie's New York, 20 September 2013, lot.13925. Sotheby's New York, 14 September 2016, lot.265. Poly Auction Hong Kong. Imperial... [Lire la suite]

11 septembre 2018

A yellow-ground 'fori changming' bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 159. A yellow-ground 'fori changming' bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Diameter 6 3/8  in., 16.2 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000. Unsold. © Sotheby's. the deep, rounded sides rising from a short foot to a gently everted rim, the exterior sumptuously enameled with four pink medallions finely painted with iron-red trellis pattern and enclosing the characters fo ri chang ming ('the light of Buddha shines eternally') in bright cobalt, all framed by meandering... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2018

A yellow-ground 'lotus' double-gourd vase, Jiajing mark and period (1522–1566)

Lot 454. A yellow-ground 'lotus' double-gourd vase, Jiajing mark and period (1522–1566). Height 9 in., 23 cm.  Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 32,500 USD. © Sotheby's 2018 the compressed globular lower body rising through a waisted center to the pear-form tapering upper bulb, painted with bold iron-red lotus blossoming on a scrolling underglaze blue leafing stems, the waist with auspicious emblems and stylized clouds, all between double line borders and on a bright... [Lire la suite]
23 juillet 2017

An exceptionally rare yellow-ground blue and white 'Phoenix' dish, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 3118. An exceptionally rare yellow-ground blue and white 'Phoenix' dish, Jiajing six-character mark within double circles and of the period (1522-1566), 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - HKD 2,500,000. Price realised HKD 2,320,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The shallow dish is finely painted in cobalt blue in the centre with an ascending phoenix with outspread wings and a tail comprised of five serrated tail feathers amidst a meandering lotus scroll, the well with a... [Lire la suite]
11 juillet 2017

A large yellow-ground bats and clouds porcelain bottle vase, underglaze blue Qianlong mark, Guangxu period

Lot 677. A large yellow-ground bats and clouds porcelain bottle vase, underglaze blue Qianlong mark, Guangxu period (1875-1908), H. 52,8 cm. Estimate €6 000/10 000. Lot sold 7 500 €. © Nagel Very minor wear to enamels. Property from a South German private collection, assembled between 1960 and 1990. Nagel. Fine Asian Art - Salzburg, 16./17.06.2017