18 mars 2019

A rare pair of yellow-ground blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Kangxi marks and period (1662-1722)

Lot 506. A rare pair of yellow-ground blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Kangxi marks and period (1662-1722). Diameter 7 1/4 in., 18.4 cm. Estimate US$5,000 - US$7,000. Lot sold 22,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. each with deep rounded sides set over a slightly tapering foot and rising to an everted rim, the exterior painted in inky cobalt with two sinuous five-clawed dragons each in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' amidst flame scrolls and waves crashing into rocks below, the flame scrolls and some areas of the dragons raised... [Lire la suite]

09 septembre 2018

A rare yellow-ground blue and white 'gardenia' dish, Zhengde six-character mark and of the period (1506-1521)

Lot 1336. A rare yellow-ground blue and white 'gardenia' dish, Zhengde six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1506-1521); 7 ¾ in. (19.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 125,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The dish is well potted with low rounded sides rising to a slightly flaring rim, and is finely decorated in underglaze-blue with a central gardenia spray bearing two flowers, below the evenly spaced sprays of a beribboned lotus... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2018

A rare large yellow-ground blue and white 'Peach' dish, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795) 

Lot 2242. A rare large yellow-ground blue and white 'Peach' dish, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 10 5/8 in. (27 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 1,600,000 - HKD 2,500,000. Price realised HKD 1,940,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2012  Finely painted in early Ming style with a central medallion of nine peaches suspended from gnarled leafy branches within a border of double-circles, repeated below the mouth rim, the exterior with a dense interwoven... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2018

A fine and rare small yellow-ground blue and white bowl, Wanli six-character mark within double-circles and of the period

Lot 2214. A fine and rare small yellow-ground blue and white bowl, Wanli six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1573-1619); 3 3/8 in. (8.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 180,000 - HKD 220,000. Price realised HKD 400,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2012 The bowl is finely potted with rounded sides rising to a slightly everted rim, painted in rich cobalt-blue with a dragon in the central medallion, surrounded on the well with a pair of phoenix divided by... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2018

An imperial yellow-ground blue and white dish, Zhengde six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1506-1521)

Lot 2209. An imperial yellow-ground blue and white dish, Zhengde six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1506-1521); 10 in. (25.4 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 700,000. Price realised HKD 800,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2012 The centre is decorated with a blossoming gardenia branch surrounded by four flowering or fruiting sprays of ribbon-tied lotus, peach, grape and pomegranate, with a band of peony scroll on the exterior below the everted rim, all within... [Lire la suite]
04 octobre 2017

A yellow-ground blue and white ‘Gardenia’ dish, Hongzhi mark and period (1488-1505)

Lot 112. A yellow-ground blue and white ‘Gardenia’ dish, Hongzhi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1488-1505), 10 5/8 in. (26.8 cm.) diam., box. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 350,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Provenance: Collection of B. de Lavergne, France Christie's. The Pavilion Sale Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 2 October 2017, Alexandra House, Hong Kong

22 juillet 2017

A yellow-ground blue and white 'Gardenia' dish, Hongzhi six-character mark within double circles and of the period (1488-1505)

Lot 3114. A yellow-ground blue and white 'Gardenia' dish, Hongzhi six-character mark within double circles and of the period (1488-1505), 10 3/8 in. (26.3 cm.) diam. Estimate 4,800,000 - HKD 9,000,000. Lot sold 7,240,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. Well potted with low rounded sides rising to slightly flaring rims, the dish is finely painted in underglaze-blue with a central gardenia spray bearing two flowers and buds, the cavetto with evenly spaced sprays of nine grapes on a leafy fine, a beribboned... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2017

A yellow-ground blue and white ‘lotus’ jarlet, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period

Lot 130. A yellow-ground blue and white ‘lotus’ jarlet, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735), 3 1/8 in. (8.2 cm.) diam., wood stand, box. Estimate HKD 40,000 - HKD 60,000 (USD 5,170 - USD 7,756). Price realised HKD 212,500 (USD 27,466) © Christie's Imags Ltd 2017. Painted in cobalt blue with meandering scrollwork of lotus and foliage under bands of interlinked heart-shaped patterns around the shoulder. Provenance: Sold at... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2017

A rare yellow-ground blue and white 'dragon' dish, Mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566)

Lot 5. A rare yellow-ground blue and white 'dragon' dish, Mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566). Estimate HK$500,000 — 700,000 / €60,204 - 84,286. Lot Sold 1,875,000 HKD (226,897 €). Photo: Sotheby's.  the shallow rounded sides supported on a short tapered foot, painted to the interior with a central medallion enclosing a pair of five-clawed dragons, their sinuous scaly bodies writhing amongst stylised ruyi cloud scrolls, all encircled by double line borders... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2017

A rare Yellow-Ground Blue And White 'Gardenia' Dish, Mark and Period of Zhengde (1506-1521)

Lot 4. A rare Yellow-Ground Blue And White 'Gardenia' Dish, Mark and Period of Zhengde (1506-1521). Estimate HK$900,000 — 1,200,000 / €108,368 - 144,490. Lot sold 2,980,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the shallow rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot, freely painted on the interior in shaded tones of cobalt with a leafy branch bearing two five-petalled gardenia blooms and a tightly closed bud, encircled on the cavetto by fruiting branches of pomegranate, grape, peach... [Lire la suite]