04 juin 2011

A fine and rare doucai 'dragon' jar. Yongzheng six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1723-1735)

A fine and rare doucai 'dragon' jar. Yongzheng six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1723-1735). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 The ovoid body finely pencilled and enamelled with five ascending and descending 'dragon' medallions, each picked out in a different tone, framed at the corners with highly stylised lotus-flower spandrels, between a stiff lotus petal border around the base and the Eight Buddhist Emblems, bajixiang, around the shoulder between ruyi-head bands, enamelled in tones of green, yellow,... [Lire la suite]
04 juin 2011

Two fine copper-red glazed meiping. Yongzheng six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1723-1735)

A fine copper-red glazed meiping. Yongzheng six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1723-1735). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 Of finely potted baluster form with rounded shoulders and a short waisted neck, the exterior covered with an even rich red glaze stopping neatly at the everted rim and spreading foot, the interior and base with transparent glaze; 8 1/2 in. (21.5cm.) high, stand, box  Estimate HK$2,000,000 - HK$3,000,000($258,286 - $387,430). Price Realized HK$5,060,000 ($653,468) Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
03 juin 2011

A rare large reverse-decorated blue and white dish. Yongzheng six-character mark within double-circles and of the period

A rare large reverse-decorated blue and white dish. Yongzheng six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1723-1735). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 Finely decorated on both sides with white gardenia blossoms borne on leafy branches against a vibrant powder-blue ground, the flower petals and veins of leaves detailed with fine slip-trailing, all within a single line border encircling the central medallion and with double-lines at the mouth rim above continuous floral meanders; 13 1/8 in. (33.3 cm.) diam.,... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2009

A fine and very rare blue and white 'dragon' bottle vase. Yongzheng six-character mark within double-circles and of the period

A fine and very rare blue and white 'dragon' bottle vase. Yongzheng six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1723-1735) The finely potted vase supported on a domed foot below a horizontal rib, rising to a tall cylindrical neck with two further ribs below a cup-shaped mouth, the body painted with two sinuous five-clawed dragons writhing amidst cloud scrolls on a ground of waves and whirlpools above rocks, the neck painted with flowerheads on a wave-pattern-ground broken at the shoulder by a band of half-flower... [Lire la suite]