Important Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art

Christie's
28 November 2006, Hong Kong

Date of the auction: 28.11.2006

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A VERY RARE LARGE 'NUMBERED' JUNYAO TRIPOD NARCISSUS BOWL

A VERY RARE LARGE 'NUMBERED' JUNYAO TRIPOD NARCISSUS BOWL
A VERY RARE LARGE 'NUMBERED' JUNYAO TRIPOD NARCISSUS BOWL NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY (960-1127) Of unusually large size, the strongly potted shallow bowl is raised on three ruyi feet, decorated below the lipped rim and around the base with

Lot #: 1501

Estimate: HK$1,200,000 - HK$1,800,000

Date: 28 Nov 2006

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A VERY RARE LARGE CARVED LONGQUAN CELADON DISH

A VERY RARE LARGE CARVED LONGQUAN CELADON DISH
A VERY RARE LARGE CARVED LONGQUAN CELADON DISH YUAN DYNASTY, EARLY 14TH CENTURY Strongly potted with deep, rounded sides rising to an everted lipped rim, freely carved on the interior with a flying crane with wings outspread and a leafy branch in its

Lot #: 1503

Estimate: HK$800,000 - HK$1,000,000

Date: 28 Nov 2006

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A SUPERB LARGE YUAN BLUE AND WHITE MEIPING

A SUPERB LARGE YUAN BLUE AND WHITE MEIPING
A SUPERB LARGE YUAN BLUE AND WHITE MEIPING YUAN DYNASTY (1279-1368) Well potted with rounded shoulders and a tapering baluster body on a slightly flaring foot, finely painted in rich blue tones with a continuous peony scroll with an undulating leafy stem

Lot #: 1505

Estimate: HK$6,000,000 - HK$9,000,000

Date: 28 Nov 2006

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A MAGNIFICENT YUAN BLUE AND WHITE 'FISH' CHARGER

A MAGNIFICENT YUAN BLUE AND WHITE 'FISH' CHARGER
A MAGNIFICENT YUAN BLUE AND WHITE 'FISH' CHARGER YUAN DYNASTY (1279-1368) Superbly painted in vibrant tones of cobalt-blue with a large fish with a scaly body and pronounced dorsal fin in the centre of the dish, swimming amidst several varieties of

Lot #: 1506

Estimate: HK$8,000,000 - HK$10,000,000

Date: 28 Nov 2006

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A LARGE EARLY MING BLUE AND WHITE DISH

A LARGE EARLY MING BLUE AND WHITE DISH
A LARGE EARLY MING BLUE AND WHITE DISH YONGLE PERIOD (1403-1425) Well painted in bright tones of cobalt enhanced by darker 'heaping and piling', on the central medallion with four flowerheads borne on a slender scrolling stem bearing the buds and leaves of each

Lot #: 1509

Estimate: HK$1,200,000 - HK$1,800,000

Date: 28 Nov 2006

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AN IMPORTANT AND EXTREMELY RARE EARLY MING BLUE AND WHITE BA...

AN IMPORTANT AND EXTREMELY RARE EARLY MING BLUE AND WHITE BASIN
AN IMPORTANT AND EXTREMELY RARE EARLY MING BLUE AND WHITE BASIN YONGLE PERIOD (1402-1425) Well potted with deep, slightly inturned sides rising to a flared rim, finely painted in brilliant cobalt-blue with extensive 'heaping and

Lot #: 1510

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

Date: 28 Nov 2006

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A SUPERB AND VERY RARE MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE BASIN

A SUPERB AND VERY RARE MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE BASIN
A SUPERB AND VERY RARE MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE BASIN QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEALMARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) In emulation of the Yongle prototype, strongly potted with a flat base and deep, slightly inturned, sides rising to a wide

Lot #: 1511

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

Date: 28 Nov 2006

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A RARE EARLY MING BLUE AND WHITE MOONFLASK, BIANPING

A RARE EARLY MING BLUE AND WHITE MOONFLASK, BIANPING
A RARE EARLY MING BLUE AND WHITE MOONFLASK, BIANPING YONGLE PERIOD (1403-1425) Of double-gourd form after a Middle Eastern metalwork prototype, each domed facet of the moonflask well painted with an eight-pointed starburst radiating from a central

Lot #: 1512

Estimate: HK$4,500,000 - HK$5,000,000

Date: 28 Nov 2006

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A FINE AND RARE EARLY MING BLUE AND WHITE LIANZI BOWL

A FINE AND RARE EARLY MING BLUE AND WHITE LIANZI BOWL
A FINE AND RARE EARLY MING BLUE AND WHITE LIANZI BOWL XUANDE SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN DOUBLE CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1426-1435) Finely potted with deep rounded sides rising straight to the mouth rim, the centre of the interior painted with a

Lot #: 1513

Estimate: HK$1,800,000 - HK$2,500,000

Date: 28 Nov 2006

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A FINE AND RARE MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE SAUCER-DISH

A FINE AND RARE MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE SAUCER-DISH
A FINE AND RARE MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE SAUCER-DISH YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN DOUBLE-CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735) Finely painted in rich inky-blue tones to the centre of the dish with a lanca character enclosed in a roundel

Lot #: 1514

Estimate: HK$150,000 - HK$180,000

Date: 28 Nov 2006

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A SUPERB EARLY MING BLUE AND WHITE MEIPING

A SUPERB EARLY MING BLUE AND WHITE MEIPING
A SUPERB EARLY MING BLUE AND WHITE MEIPING YONGLE PERIOD (1403-1425) The elegant baluster body boldly painted in rich tones of cobalt-blue with extensive 'heaping and piling' with six detached fruiting sprays of pomegranate, lychee, crab apple, longyan

Lot #: 1518

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

Date: 28 Nov 2006

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A VERY FINE IMPERIAL BLUE AND WHITE HEXAGONAL VASE

A VERY FINE IMPERIAL BLUE AND WHITE HEXAGONAL VASE
A VERY FINE IMPERIAL BLUE AND WHITE HEXAGONAL VASE QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEALMARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) The faceted body is well painted on each face in a deep underglaze-blue with single upright boughs of peach, pomegranate and persimmon

Lot #: 1519

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

Date: 28 Nov 2006

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A RARE BLUE AND WHITE LIANZI BOWL

A RARE BLUE AND WHITE LIANZI BOWL
A RARE BLUE AND WHITE LIANZI BOWL XUANDE SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN DOUBLE-CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1426-1435) Well potted and painted in inky-blue tones with a bold design of narrow petal flutes around the steep rounded sides rising from a narrow foot, below a

Lot #: 1520

Estimate: HK$500,000 - HK$700,000

Date: 28 Nov 2006

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A VERY RARE MING IMPERIAL DOUCAI STEMCUP

A VERY RARE MING IMPERIAL DOUCAI STEMCUP
A VERY RARE MING IMPERIAL DOUCAI STEMCUP CHENGHUA SIX-CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1465-1487) The small stemcup delicately potted with deep flaring sides rising to a slightly everted rim, painted in underglaze-blue and enamelled around the exterior with

Lot #: 1521

Estimate: HK$4,500,000 - HK$5,500,000

Date: 28 Nov 2006

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A VERY RARE MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE MEIPING

A VERY RARE MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE MEIPING
A VERY RARE MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE MEIPING QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEALMARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) Finely painted in typical Ming style around the mid-section with a continuous 'windswept' landscape, depicting a scholar standing outside a

Lot #: 1522

Estimate: HK$500,000 - HK$800,000

Date: 28 Nov 2006

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A RARE MING BLUE AND WHITE OVIFORM JAR

A RARE MING BLUE AND WHITE OVIFORM JAR
A RARE MING BLUE AND WHITE OVIFORM JAR JIAJING SIX-CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1522-1566) Well painted in strong blue tones with the 'Three Friends of Winter', pine, prunus and bamboo, growing from rocks and breaking waves, the coiling stems forming

Lot #: 1523

Estimate: HK$150,000 - HK$200,000

Date: 28 Nov 2006

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A VERY RARE IRON-RED AND GILT-DECORATED KINRANDE DOUBLE-GOUR...

A VERY RARE IRON-RED AND GILT-DECORATED KINRANDE DOUBLE-GOURD VASE
A VERY RARE IRON-RED AND GILT-DECORATED KINRANDE DOUBLE-GOURD VASE JIAJING SIX-CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1522-1566) The vase enamelled in a rich iron-red tone, finely painted in gilt on the upper pear-shaped section with an

Lot #: 1526

Estimate: HK$120,000 - HK$180,000

Date: 28 Nov 2006

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A RARE CARVED AND MOULDED LONGQUAN CELADON BALUSTER JAR

A RARE CARVED AND MOULDED LONGQUAN CELADON BALUSTER JAR
A RARE CARVED AND MOULDED LONGQUAN CELADON BALUSTER JAR MING DYNASTY, 15TH CENTURY Strongly potted with broad rounded shoulders and a short waisted neck rising to an everted rim, the jar moulded with a bold lotus scroll, lightly combed on the

Lot #: 1527

Estimate: HK$70,000 - HK$90,000

Date: 28 Nov 2006

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A FINE LARGE REVERSE-DECORATED BLUE AND WHITE DISH

A FINE LARGE REVERSE-DECORATED BLUE AND WHITE DISH
A FINE LARGE REVERSE-DECORATED BLUE AND WHITE DISH YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN DOUBLE-CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735) Finely decorated on both sides with white gardenia blossoms borne on leafy branches against a vibrant powder-blue

Lot #: 1528

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

Date: 28 Nov 2006

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A GREEN AND YELLOW ENAMELLED 'DRAGON AND PHOENIX' BOWL

A GREEN AND YELLOW ENAMELLED 'DRAGON AND PHOENIX' BOWL
A GREEN AND YELLOW ENAMELLED 'DRAGON AND PHOENIX' BOWL KANGXI SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN DOUBLE-CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722) The thinly potted bowl incised and enamelled in bright green with two sinuous dragons striding around the

Lot #: 1531

Estimate: HK$70,000 - HK$90,000

Date: 28 Nov 2006

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A FINE YELLOW-GROUND BLUE AND WHITE 'DRAGON' BOWL

A FINE YELLOW-GROUND BLUE AND WHITE 'DRAGON' BOWL
A FINE YELLOW-GROUND BLUE AND WHITE 'DRAGON' BOWL KANGXI SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN DOUBLE-CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722) The bowl well painted in underglaze-blue around the exterior with two sinuous dragons striding amidst clouds and flames

Lot #: 1532

Estimate: HK$300,000 - HK$400,000

Date: 28 Nov 2006

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A FINE FAMILLE VERTE 'DRAGON AND PHOENIX' DISH

A FINE FAMILLE VERTE 'DRAGON AND PHOENIX' DISH
A FINE FAMILLE VERTE 'DRAGON AND PHOENIX' DISH KANGXI SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN DOUBLE-CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722) Well painted on the interior in underglaze-blue and enamelled in vibrant tones of green, iron-red, yellow and aubergine, with a

Lot #: 1533

Estimate: HK$700,000 - HK$900,000

Date: 28 Nov 2006

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A FINE IRON-RED DECORATED 'IMMORTALS' BOWL

A FINE IRON-RED DECORATED 'IMMORTALS' BOWL
A FINE IRON-RED DECORATED 'IMMORTALS' BOWL KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722) Finely painted around the exterior of the bowl in shades of iron-red with the Eight Daoist Immortals, each bearing an attribute, accompanied by various attendants, fishermen and a dancer

Lot #: 1534

Estimate: HK$300,000 - HK$500,000

Date: 28 Nov 2006

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AN UNUSUAL FAMILLE VERTE CORAL-GROUND ROULEAU VASE

AN UNUSUAL FAMILLE VERTE CORAL-GROUND ROULEAU VASE
AN UNUSUAL FAMILLE VERTE CORAL-GROUND ROULEAU VASE KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722) The vase enamelled with several shaped panels, each of the two primary panels on the cylindrical body enclosing a central archaic bronze vase flanked by two smaller antique

Lot #: 1535

Estimate: HK$400,000 - HK$600,000

Date: 28 Nov 2006

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AN EXTREMELY RARE BLUE AND WHITE BOTTLE VASE

AN EXTREMELY RARE BLUE AND WHITE BOTTLE VASE
AN EXTREMELY RARE BLUE AND WHITE BOTTLE VASE KANGXI SIX-CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722) Strongly potted with a slightly compressed globular body surmounted by a tall tapering neck, finely painted in soft inky-blue tones with dragons and

Lot #: 1536

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

Date: 28 Nov 2006

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A FINE AND RARE BLUE AND WHITE MEIPING

A FINE AND RARE BLUE AND WHITE MEIPING
A FINE AND RARE BLUE AND WHITE MEIPING YONGZHENG PERIOD (1723-1735) The baluster vase finely painted in shades of inky-blue cobalt with a gnarled prunus tree, its flower-laden branches extending around the mid-section of the vase, growing beside bamboo, peony

Lot #: 1537

Estimate: HK$500,000 - HK$800,000

Date: 28 Nov 2006

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A BLUE AND WHITE 'IMMORTALS' BOWL

A BLUE AND WHITE 'IMMORTALS' BOWL
A BLUE AND WHITE 'IMMORTALS' BOWL YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN DOUBLE-CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD Finely painted on the rounded sides with the Eight Immortals, each with their attributes, above turbulents waves

Lot #: 1539

Estimate: HK$180,000 - HK$200,000

Date: 28 Nov 2006

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A RARE BLUE AND WHITE 'THREE RAMS' BOWL

A RARE BLUE AND WHITE 'THREE RAMS' BOWL
A RARE BLUE AND WHITE 'THREE RAMS' BOWL QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEALMARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) Painted around the exterior with three rams detailed with ridged horns and thick coats, gathered in a landscape of bamboo and rocks, the interior plain 7 1/8

Lot #: 1540

Estimate: HK$150,000 - HK$200,000

Date: 28 Nov 2006

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A RARE MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE DOUBLE-GOURD VASE

A RARE MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE DOUBLE-GOURD VASE
A RARE MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE DOUBLE-GOURD VASE QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795) Well potted with two pronounced bulbs, painted in Ming style with a dense composite floral scroll, divided by a waisted neck encircled by bands of key-fret, pendent

Lot #: 1541

Estimate: HK$300,000 - HK$500,000

Date: 28 Nov 2006

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A FINE LARGE BLUE AND WHITE 'NINE DRAGONS' BOTTLE VASE

A FINE LARGE BLUE AND WHITE 'NINE DRAGONS' BOTTLE VASE
A FINE LARGE BLUE AND WHITE 'NINE DRAGONS' BOTTLE VASE JIAQING/DAOGUANG PERIOD (1796-1850) Sturdily potted with a globular body rising to a tall waisted neck encircled by two concentric ribs at the shoulder, painted throughout with nine writhing

Lot #: 1542

Estimate: HK$250,000 - HK$350,000

Date: 28 Nov 2006