Chinese Export Porcelain

Christie's
21 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Center

Date of the auction: 21.01.2009

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A VERY LARGE PAIR OF BLUE AND WHITE VASES

A VERY LARGE PAIR OF BLUE AND WHITE VASES
KANGXI PERIOD
A VERY LARGE PAIR OF BLUE AND WHITE VASES KANGXI PERIOD Each decorated with three rows of light molded, petal-shaped panels filled with "penciled" vine-hung trees, the domed covers painted en suite and centered by large knops decorated with

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 21 Jan 2009

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A PAIR OF BLUE AND WHITE GARDEN SEATS

A PAIR OF BLUE AND WHITE GARDEN SEATS
19TH/20TH CENTURY
A PAIR OF BLUE AND WHITE GARDEN SEATS 19TH/20TH CENTURY Decorated in Ming style with scrolling lotus vine between rows of bosses and underglaze blue lappet borders, sides and top pierced with cash medallions, the handles blue lion masks with

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 21 Jan 2009

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A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE BOWL

A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE BOWL
LATE MING DYNASTY
A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE BOWL LATE MING DYNASTY A continuous landscape around the deep sides showing crane and deer near banana trees and flowering bushes, further crane in the border above and inside a border of tree shrews in grapevine 12¾ in. (32.4 cm

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000

Date: 21 Jan 2009

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A SMALL BLUE AND WHITE SLEEVE VASE

A SMALL BLUE AND WHITE SLEEVE VASE
17TH CENTURY
A SMALL BLUE AND WHITE SLEEVE VASE 17TH CENTURY Painted in an inky cobalt with "The Three Friends", pine, prunus and bamboo, a bird in flight nearby and the moon above, crosshatch and leaf tip borders 9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$2,500 - US$3,500

Date: 21 Jan 2009

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A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE BEAKER VASE

A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE BEAKER VASE
TRANSITIONAL PERIOD, CIRCA 1640
A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE BEAKER VASE TRANSITIONAL PERIOD, CIRCA 1640 Painted with peony and bamboo growing amidst pierced rocks, two birds in flight above, the lightly molded middle register decorated with a lotus plant, a branch of

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 21 Jan 2009

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TWO BLUE AND WHITE NARCISSUS PLANTERS

TWO BLUE AND WHITE NARCISSUS PLANTERS
18TH CENTURY AND LATER
TWO BLUE AND WHITE NARCISSUS PLANTERS 18TH CENTURY AND LATER Both rectangular with four bracket feet, the smaller with reticulated sides and diaper trellis border interrupted by rosettes, the larger in Ming style with fish amongst

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 21 Jan 2009

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A PAIR OF "TWO FISH" HERRING DISHES

A PAIR OF "TWO FISH" HERRING DISHES
CIRCA 1775
A PAIR OF "TWO FISH" HERRING DISHES CIRCA 1775 Carefully painted with the two herring laid out in opposite directions, the notched rim with peony and scroll border 9½ in. (24.1 cm.) wide (2

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$7,000 - US$9,000

Date: 21 Jan 2009

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A RARE BLUE AND WHITE CAT NIGHTLIGHT

A RARE BLUE AND WHITE CAT NIGHTLIGHT
KANGXI PERIOD
A RARE BLUE AND WHITE CAT NIGHTLIGHT KANGXI PERIOD His ears pricked and his mouth open revealing teeth, fangs and tongue, his round body and the long tail curled round his haunches with stripy fur markings and washy blue patches, a heart-shaped

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000

Date: 21 Jan 2009

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A GROUP OF NINETEEN BLUE AND WHITE TILES

A GROUP OF NINETEEN BLUE AND WHITE TILES
KANGXI PERIOD
A GROUP OF NINETEEN BLUE AND WHITE TILES KANGXI PERIOD Comprising eighteen decorated in the spandrels with ribbon-tied auspicious emblems, three of these with a Chinese mother and son relaxing in a garden, the others with chrysanthemum growing

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$8,000

Date: 21 Jan 2009

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A RARE PAIR OF ARITA BLUE AND WHITE COWS

A RARE PAIR OF ARITA BLUE AND WHITE COWS
18TH CENTURY
A RARE PAIR OF ARITA BLUE AND WHITE COWS 18TH CENTURY Modeled after Delft for the Dutch East India Co., recumbent on shaped bases decorated with scrolling vine 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) long (2

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$7,000 - US$10,000

Date: 21 Jan 2009

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A PAIR OF FAMILLE VERTE GIN BOTTLES

A PAIR OF FAMILLE VERTE GIN BOTTLES
KANGXI PERIOD
A PAIR OF FAMILLE VERTE GIN BOTTLES KANGXI PERIOD Panels of auspicious antiques alternate with flowering plants and detailed landscapes with small figures, the borders cobalt blue, with later painted wood covers 10 in. (25.4 cm.) high with covers (4

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 21 Jan 2009

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A SET OF TEN BLUE AND WHITE "COCKEREL" TEABOWLS AND SAUCERS ...

A SET OF TEN BLUE AND WHITE "COCKEREL" TEABOWLS AND SAUCERS
KANGXI PERIOD
A SET OF TEN BLUE AND WHITE "COCKEREL" TEABOWLS AND SAUCERS KANGXI PERIOD The paneled sides with cockerels strutting beside rose plants alternating with rose bushes, the teabowl interiors with floral sprigs beneath crosshatch

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500

Date: 21 Jan 2009

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A VERY LARGE BLUE AND WHITE YENYEN VASE

A VERY LARGE BLUE AND WHITE YENYEN VASE
KANGXI PERIOD
A VERY LARGE BLUE AND WHITE YENYEN VASE KANGXI PERIOD Painted with large panels of landscape alternating with flowering bushes, repeated on the long neck, the shoulders molded with a wide lappet collar interrupted by phoenix roundels, two

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000

Date: 21 Jan 2009

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A BLUE AND WHITE BASIN

A BLUE AND WHITE BASIN
KANGXI PERIOD
A BLUE AND WHITE BASIN KANGXI PERIOD In bright cobalt blue, the center with three pots of blooming plants, large butterflies above and on the rim amidst floral sprigs, on the back three phoenix in swirling clouds, a six-character Chenghua mark in underglaze blue

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 21 Jan 2009

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A VERY LARGE FAMILLE VERTE DISH

A VERY LARGE FAMILLE VERTE DISH
KANGXI PERIOD
A VERY LARGE FAMILLE VERTE DISH KANGXI PERIOD Decorated as a flower-head with three rows of petals, each petal showing a detailed figure scene, undoubtedly taken from a contemporary romance, including courting couples, admonishing mothers and battling

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 21 Jan 2009

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A VERY LARGE PAIR OF FAMILLE VERTE BALUSTER VASES AND COVERS...

A VERY LARGE PAIR OF FAMILLE VERTE BALUSTER VASES AND COVERS
KANGXI PERIOD
A VERY LARGE PAIR OF FAMILLE VERTE BALUSTER VASES AND COVERS KANGXI PERIOD Each lobed, slightly flattened baluster body decorated with panels enclosing birds and landscapes, mythical beasts or flowers, mythical creature

Lot #: 25

Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000

Date: 21 Jan 2009

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A FAMILLE VERTE CHARGER

A FAMILLE VERTE CHARGER
KANGXI PERIOD
A FAMILLE VERTE CHARGER KANGXI PERIOD Four fan-shaped panels of flowering plants and grasses in the center, the back with four floral sprays and an underglaze blue artemesia leaf mark 15¼ in. (38.7 cm.) diameter

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$4,500 - US$6,000

Date: 21 Jan 2009

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A FAMILLE VERTE TEA CADDY AND COVER

A FAMILLE VERTE TEA CADDY AND COVER
FIRST QUARTER 18TH CENTURY
A FAMILLE VERTE TEA CADDY AND COVER FIRST QUARTER 18TH CENTURY A phoenix standing beside prunus on one side and hovering above peony on the other, floral sprigs on shoulders and cover 4¼ in. (10.8 cm.) high (2

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 21 Jan 2009

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A RARE PAIR OF FAMILLE VERTE GOBLETS

A RARE PAIR OF FAMILLE VERTE GOBLETS
KANGXI PERIOD
A RARE PAIR OF FAMILLE VERTE GOBLETS KANGXI PERIOD After European glass with octagonal cups above pedestal bases, decorated with panels of still-lifes alternating with flowering plants, narrow borders of underglaze blue crosshatch inside and out 4

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$1,200 - US$1,800

Date: 21 Jan 2009

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A LARGE FAMILLE VERTE ROULEAU VASE

A LARGE FAMILLE VERTE ROULEAU VASE
KANGXI PERIOD
A LARGE FAMILLE VERTE ROULEAU VASE KANGXI PERIOD Finely painted with a group of soldiers gathered around a blue-skinned demon, all observed by an official and two attendants on a balcony above 17¾ in. (45 cm.) high

Lot #: 32

Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000

Date: 21 Jan 2009

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A LARGE WUCAI JAR AND COVER

A LARGE WUCAI JAR AND COVER
17TH CENTURY
A LARGE WUCAI JAR AND COVER 17TH CENTURY Amusingly decorated with a multitude of boys in continuous landscape, some playing at grown-up pursuits like painting, calligraphy and the jin , while others dance or ride a wheeled hobby-horse, further boys on the

Lot #: 33

Estimate: US$18,000 - US$22,000

Date: 21 Jan 2009

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AN ORMOLU-MOUNTED FAMILLE VERTE WINE COOLER

AN ORMOLU-MOUNTED FAMILLE VERTE WINE COOLER
KANGXI PERIOD
AN ORMOLU-MOUNTED FAMILLE VERTE WINE COOLER KANGXI PERIOD Decorated with songbirds perched in prunus on one side and chrysanthemum on the other, a border above with sea creature cartouches and a molded iron-red band below the rim, all flanked

Lot #: 38

Estimate: US$3,500 - US$5,000

Date: 21 Jan 2009

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A LARGE PAIR OF FAMILLE VERTE GINGER JARS AND COVERS

A LARGE PAIR OF FAMILLE VERTE GINGER JARS AND COVERS
KANGXI PERIOD
A LARGE PAIR OF FAMILLE VERTE GINGER JARS AND COVERS KANGXI PERIOD Each with four large blue-edged panels of auspicious antiques alternating with birds in blossoming trees, all on a colorful cell diaper ground between flower-head

Lot #: 39

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 21 Jan 2009

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A FAMILLE VERTE VASE

A FAMILLE VERTE VASE
18TH/19TH CENTURY
A FAMILLE VERTE VASE 18TH/19TH CENTURY The ovoid body with a battle scene showing mounted warriors at full gallop pursuing a general and his foot soldiers who bear pennants, fruit-shaped cartouches on the shoulder and the neck with boys in a garden 17 3/8 in

Lot #: 40

Estimate: US$7,000 - US$9,000

Date: 21 Jan 2009

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A FAMILLE VERTE BRUSH POT

A FAMILLE VERTE BRUSH POT
KANGXI PERIOD
A FAMILLE VERTE BRUSH POT KANGXI PERIOD Two ladies in a fenced garden watch a small boy play with his toy, on the other side two smaller panels, one a riverscape and one a scholar seated in a garden 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.) high

Lot #: 41

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 21 Jan 2009

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A BISCUIT-GLAZED TEAPOT AND COVER

A BISCUIT-GLAZED TEAPOT AND COVER
KANGXI PERIOD
A BISCUIT-GLAZED TEAPOT AND COVER KANGXI PERIOD Reticulated with various flowering plants on a green ground, the knop a flower bud 7 5/8 in. (19.3 cm.) high (2

Lot #: 44

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 21 Jan 2009

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A ROSE-VERTE EQUESTRIAN

A ROSE-VERTE EQUESTRIAN
YONGZHENG PERIOD
A ROSE-VERTE EQUESTRIAN YONGZHENG PERIOD The smiling rider in green conical hat and colorful jacket over pink trousers, astride a spotted pony with head turned and ears pricked, all supported on a rectangular base in verte enamels 8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm.) high

Lot #: 45

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 21 Jan 2009

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A SMALL PAIR OF RECUMBENT BEASTS

A SMALL PAIR OF RECUMBENT BEASTS
18TH/19TH CENTURY
A SMALL PAIR OF RECUMBENT BEASTS 18TH/19TH CENTURY The mythical animals posed as if sleepy, both with purplish-gray coats picked out with stylized black markings, one with winged antlers, both with finely modeled and incised details underneath 5¼

Lot #: 46

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$4,000

Date: 21 Jan 2009

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A PAIR OF HOUND PUPPIES

A PAIR OF HOUND PUPPIES
QIANLONG PERIOD
A PAIR OF HOUND PUPPIES QIANLONG PERIOD Seated in mirror image gazing upwards with open jaws, wearing bell-hung green collars, their coats picked out in iron-red fur markings with white patches, black noses and eyes 6 5/8 in. (16.7 cm.) high (2

Lot #: 48

Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000

Date: 21 Jan 2009

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A PAIR OF QILIN

A PAIR OF QILIN
QIANLONG PERIOD
A PAIR OF QILIN QIANLONG PERIOD The mythical beasts modeled in mirror image gazing upwards with open jaws, thier iron-red coats lightly spotted in gilt and their manes green with black markings and black and gilt curls down their knobby spines 6¾ in. (17.2 cm.) long

Lot #: 49

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 21 Jan 2009