An Era of Inspiration: 17th-Century Chinese Porcelains from the Collection of Julia and John Curtis

Christie's
16 March 2015, New York, Rockefeller Center

Datum der Auktion: 16.03.2015

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A BLUE AND WHITE 'POMEGRANATE' EWER

A BLUE AND WHITE 'POMEGRANATE' EWER
WANLI PERIOD (1573-1619)
A BLUE AND WHITE 'POMEGRANATE' EWER WANLI PERIOD (1573-1619) The ewer has a bulbous body surmounted by a tall slender neck rising to a flaring star-form mouth rim. The curved spout is decorated as a branch with molded leaves. The body is

Los #: 3500

Schätzpreis: 6.000 $ - 8.000 $

Datum: 16.03.2015

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A BLUE AND WHITE FACETED BOTTLE

A BLUE AND WHITE FACETED BOTTLE
TIANQI PERIOD (1621-1627)
A BLUE AND WHITE FACETED BOTTLE TIANQI PERIOD (1621-1627) Of slightly tapering square section with rounded shoulders and a narrow grooved neck, the bottle is decorated on alternating sides with scenes of acquatic birds or flowering branches

Los #: 3501

Schätzpreis: 5.000 $ - 7.000 $

Datum: 16.03.2015

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A MOLDED BLUE AND WHITE 'KRAAK PORSELEIN' DISH

A MOLDED BLUE AND WHITE 'KRAAK PORSELEIN' DISH
LATE MING DYNASTY, CIRCA 1610-1630
A MOLDED BLUE AND WHITE 'KRAAK PORSELEIN' DISH LATE MING DYNASTY, CIRCA 1610-1630 The dish has a bracket-lobed rim and is finely decorated in vibrant tones of cobalt blue with a central scene of a duck in a lotus pond

Los #: 3502

Schätzpreis: 4.000 $ - 6.000 $

Datum: 16.03.2015

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A BLUE AND WHITE 'KRAAK PORSELEIN' DISH

A BLUE AND WHITE ' KRAAK PORSELEIN ' DISH
LATE MING DYNASTY, CIRCA 1610-1630
A BLUE AND WHITE ' KRAAK PORSELEIN ' DISH LATE MING DYNASTY, CIRCA 1610-1630 The dish is decorated in the center with a scene of ducks in a lotus pond enclosed by radiating lappets with fruit and floral groupings below the

Los #: 3504

Schätzpreis: 4.000 $ - 6.000 $

Datum: 16.03.2015

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A RETICULATED BLUE AND WHITE BOWL

A RETICULATED BLUE AND WHITE BOWL
CHONGZHEN PERIOD (1628-1644)
A RETICULATED BLUE AND WHITE BOWL CHONGZHEN PERIOD (1628-1644) The deep bowl with slightly flaring rim is decorated on the exterior with four circular landscape panels set against a finely reticulated cash-diaper ground between cell and

Los #: 3505

Schätzpreis: 6.000 $ - 8.000 $

Datum: 16.03.2015

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A RARE BLUE AND WHITE BOWL

A RARE BLUE AND WHITE BOWL
WANLI PERIOD, LATE 16TH CENTURY
A RARE BLUE AND WHITE BOWL WANLI PERIOD, LATE 16TH CENTURY The bowl is raised on a narrow, circular foot and the flaring rim is concealed by a metal band. The exterior is decorated with a continuous river landscape including mountains and

Los #: 3506

Schätzpreis: 15.000 $ - 25.000 $

Datum: 16.03.2015

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A BLUE AND WHITE TAPERING CYLINDRICAL VASE

A BLUE AND WHITE TAPERING CYLINDRICAL VASE
LATE MING DYNASTY, WANLI-TIANQI PERIOD, CIRCA 1620
A BLUE AND WHITE TAPERING CYLINDRICAL VASE LATE MING DYNASTY, WANLI-TIANQI PERIOD, CIRCA 1620 The elongated vase, with high rounded shoulders and short cylindrical neck, is decorated on the body in rich

Los #: 3507

Schätzpreis: 40.000 $ - 60.000 $

Datum: 16.03.2015

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AN INSCRIBED AND DATED BLUE AND WHITE JAR AND COVER

AN INSCRIBED AND DATED BLUE AND WHITE JAR AND COVER
CHONGZHEN PERIOD, DATED 1644
AN INSCRIBED AND DATED BLUE AND WHITE JAR AND COVER CHONGZHEN PERIOD, DATED 1644 The compressed jar, with short neck, is decorated on one side with a panel containing a scene from the 'Peach Blossom Spring' in which the

Los #: 3508

Schätzpreis: 18.000 $ - 25.000 $

Datum: 16.03.2015

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A BLUE AND WHITE SHALLOW BOWL

A BLUE AND WHITE SHALLOW BOWL
TIANQI PERIOD (1620-1627)
A BLUE AND WHITE SHALLOW BOWL TIANQI PERIOD (1620-1627) The thickly potted, shallow bowl has a slightly flaring rim and is decorated in the interior with a scene depicting a large gathering of Buddhist monks in an interior setting. The exterior

Los #: 3510

Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 16.03.2015

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A SILVER-GILT-MOUNTED BLUE AND WHITE TANKARD

A SILVER-GILT-MOUNTED BLUE AND WHITE TANKARD
THE PORCELAIN CHONGZHEN PERIOD, CIRCA 1640, THE MOUNTS CONTINENTAL, LATE 17TH CENTURY
A SILVER-GILT-MOUNTED BLUE AND WHITE TANKARD THE PORCELAIN CHONGZHEN PERIOD, CIRCA 1640, THE MOUNTS CONTINENTAL, LATE 17TH CENTURY The tankard is of elongated, slightly

Los #: 3511

Schätzpreis: 6.000 $ - 8.000 $

Datum: 16.03.2015

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A BLUE AND WHITE BRUSH POT

A BLUE AND WHITE BRUSH POT
CHONGZHEN PERIOD, CIRCA 1640
A BLUE AND WHITE BRUSH POT CHONGZHEN PERIOD, CIRCA 1640 The brushpot, of slender cylindrical form, is decorated on the exterior with a scene from The Romance of the Three Kingdoms depicting the general Lu Xun on horseback, enveloped by

Los #: 3512

Schätzpreis: 30.000 $ - 40.000 $

Datum: 16.03.2015

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A BLUE AND WHITE OVOID JAR AND COVER

A BLUE AND WHITE OVOID JAR AND COVER
SHUNZHI PERIOD, CIRCA 1640-1650
A BLUE AND WHITE OVOID JAR AND COVER SHUNZHI PERIOD, CIRCA 1640-1650 The jar, of ovoid form with short neck, is decorated in vibrant tones of cobalt blue with a continuous scene of a lotus pond in which various acquatic birds

Los #: 3513

Schätzpreis: 40.000 $ - 60.000 $

Datum: 16.03.2015

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A BLUE AND WHITE SHALLOW BOWL

A BLUE AND WHITE SHALLOW BOWL
CHONGZHEN PERIOD, CIRCA 1643
A BLUE AND WHITE SHALLOW BOWL CHONGZHEN PERIOD, CIRCA 1643 The shallow bowl is decorated on the interior with a central medallion containing the white hare seated beneath an osmanthus tree, all below the rim encircled by a key-fret band. The

Los #: 3514

Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 16.03.2015

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A BLUE AND WHITE KENDI

A BLUE AND WHITE KENDI
CHONGZHEN PERIOD, CIRCA 1643
A BLUE AND WHITE KENDI CHONGZHEN PERIOD, CIRCA 1643 The globular pouring vessel has a lobed body, domed spout and a tall, cylindrical neck that flares toward the top and recedes to the smaller circular mouth. The body is decorated with panels of

Los #: 3515

Schätzpreis: 5.000 $ - 7.000 $

Datum: 16.03.2015

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EIGHT SMALL BLUE AND WHITE DISHES

EIGHT SMALL BLUE AND WHITE DISHES
CHONGZHEN PERIOD, CIRCA 1643
EIGHT SMALL BLUE AND WHITE DISHES CHONGZHEN PERIOD, CIRCA 1643 Each small dish has a foliate rim and is delicately decorated with a different narrative scene from The Romance of the Western Chamber and other literary sources. The reverse

Los #: 3516

Schätzpreis: 12.000 $ - 18.000 $

Datum: 16.03.2015

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TWO BLUE AND WHITE SHALLOW BOWLS

TWO BLUE AND WHITE SHALLOW BOWLS
CHONGZHEN PERIOD, CIRCA 1643
TWO BLUE AND WHITE SHALLOW BOWLS CHONGZHEN PERIOD, CIRCA 1643 Each thickly potted, shallow bowl has a slightly flared rim and is decorated on the exterior with four small landscape panels set against a carved key-fret ground, between an

Los #: 3517

Schätzpreis: 4.000 $ - 6.000 $

Datum: 16.03.2015

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AN UNDERGLAZE-BLUE-GROUND WINE CUP

AN UNDERGLAZE-BLUE-GROUND WINE CUP
CHONGZHEN PERIOD, CIRCA 1643
AN UNDERGLAZE-BLUE-GROUND WINE CUP CHONGZHEN PERIOD, CIRCA 1643 The deep, U-shaped cup is raised on a high, spreading foot and is covered overall in pale cobalt blue under a transparent glaze. The interior is decorated with a delicate

Los #: 3518

Schätzpreis: 1.500 $ - 2.500 $

Datum: 16.03.2015

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TWO SMALL BLUE AND WHITE CIRCULAR BOXES AND COVERS

TWO SMALL BLUE AND WHITE CIRCULAR BOXES AND COVERS
CHONGZHEN PERIOD, CIRCA 1643
TWO SMALL BLUE AND WHITE CIRCULAR BOXES AND COVERS CHONGZHEN PERIOD, CIRCA 1643 One cover is decorated with a large central pentagonal flower with pointed petals enclosed by curling tendrils, and the other with a central

Los #: 3519

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 5.000 $

Datum: 16.03.2015

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TWO SMALL BLUE AND WHITE CIRCULAR BOXES AND COVERS

TWO SMALL BLUE AND WHITE CIRCULAR BOXES AND COVERS
CHONGZHEN PERIOD, CIRCA 1643
TWO SMALL BLUE AND WHITE CIRCULAR BOXES AND COVERS CHONGZHEN PERIOD, CIRCA 1643 The domed cover of one box is decorated with a central medallion containing a fish-scale pattern enclosed by a floral scroll, and the box is

Los #: 3520

Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 16.03.2015

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A GROUP OF FOUR BLUE AND WHITE 'KRAAK PORSELEIN' DISHES

A GROUP OF FOUR BLUE AND WHITE ' KRAAK PORSELEIN ' DISHES
CHONGZHEN PERIOD, CIRCA 1643
A GROUP OF FOUR BLUE AND WHITE ' KRAAK PORSELEIN ' DISHES CHONGZHEN PERIOD, CIRCA 1643 Each bracket-lobed dish is decorated in the interior with a central cartouche, two with birds, one with a phoenix and one with

Los #: 3521

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 5.000 $

Datum: 16.03.2015

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A PAIR OF MINIATURE BLUE AND WHITE VASES AND COVERS

A PAIR OF MINIATURE BLUE AND WHITE VASES AND COVERS
CHONGZHEN PERIOD, CIRCA 1643
A PAIR OF MINIATURE BLUE AND WHITE VASES AND COVERS CHONGZHEN PERIOD, CIRCA 1643 Each small vase is of faceted, octagonal form and is decorated with butterflies and lotus blossoms between ruyi and lappet borders. The

Los #: 3522

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 4.000 $

Datum: 16.03.2015

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TWO SMALL BLUE AND WHITE OVOID JARS AND COVERS

TWO SMALL BLUE AND WHITE OVOID JARS AND COVERS
CHONGZHEN PERIOD, CIRCA 1643
TWO SMALL BLUE AND WHITE OVOID JARS AND COVERS CHONGZHEN PERIOD, CIRCA 1643 Each small jar is decorated on the exterior with a mountainous river landscape. The flat covers are decorated with small landscape vignettes, one

Los #: 3523

Schätzpreis: 1.500 $ - 2.500 $

Datum: 16.03.2015

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A SET OF SIX BLUE AND WHITE NESTING CUPS

A SET OF SIX BLUE AND WHITE NESTING CUPS
CHONGZHEN PERIOD, CIRCA 1643
A SET OF SIX BLUE AND WHITE NESTING CUPS CHONGZHEN PERIOD, CIRCA 1643 Of graduating size, each cup is decorated with various figures of sages, attendants and a dignitary in a landscape. Three cups bear apocryphal Chenghua marks

Los #: 3524

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 5.000 $

Datum: 16.03.2015

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A BLUE AND WHITE SHALLOW BOWL

A BLUE AND WHITE SHALLOW BOWL
CHONGZHEN PERIOD, CIRCA 1643
A BLUE AND WHITE SHALLOW BOWL CHONGZHEN PERIOD, CIRCA 1643 The shallow bowl is decorated in the interior with a scene of the Han Emperor Wen with Zhou Yafu at the Fine Willow Garrison, standing in front of a striped tent on a riverbank. Both

Los #: 3525

Schätzpreis: 6.000 $ - 8.000 $

Datum: 16.03.2015

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THREE BLUE AND WHITE 'LOVE CUPS'

THREE BLUE AND WHITE 'LOVE CUPS'
CHONGZHEN PERIOD, CIRCA 1643
THREE BLUE AND WHITE 'LOVE CUPS' CHONGZHEN PERIOD, CIRCA 1643 Each deep cup has a slightly flaring rim and is decorated on the exterior with a couple in various erotic positions. Each base bears an apocryphal Chenghua mark. 2 5/8 in. (6.8

Los #: 3526

Schätzpreis: 5.000 $ - 7.000 $

Datum: 16.03.2015

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A BLUE AND WHITE EWER

A BLUE AND WHITE EWER
TRANSITIONAL PERIOD, CIRCA 1650
A BLUE AND WHITE EWER TRANSITIONAL PERIOD, CIRCA 1650 The ewer is of pear form with a s-shaped spout terminating in a molded dragon's head and secured to the body with a stretcher, opposite the ear-shaped handle. The body is decorated in rich

Los #: 3527

Schätzpreis: 5.000 $ - 7.000 $

Datum: 16.03.2015

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A BLUE AND WHITE BOWL

A BLUE AND WHITE BOWL
WANLI PERIOD (1573-1619)
A BLUE AND WHITE BOWL WANLI PERIOD (1573-1619) The deep bowl, with bracket-lobed rim, is decorated on the exterior with a wide band of galloping horses, above leafy floral sprays. The interior is decorated with a central medallion containing a small

Los #: 3528

Schätzpreis: 6.000 $ - 8.000 $

Datum: 16.03.2015

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A BLUE AND WHITE CONICAL CUP

A BLUE AND WHITE CONICAL CUP
CHONGZHEN PERIOD, CIRCA 1640
A BLUE AND WHITE CONICAL CUP CHONGZHEN PERIOD, CIRCA 1640 The cup is of rounded, conical form and is decorated on the exterior with a scene the Han statesman Zhang Qian reclining in a log raft in a moonlit river. The mouth rim and the pointed

Los #: 3529

Schätzpreis: 8.000 $ - 12.000 $

Datum: 16.03.2015

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A DATED BLUE AND WHITE BRUSH POT

A DATED BLUE AND WHITE BRUSH POT
SHUNZHI PERIOD, DATED 1654
A DATED BLUE AND WHITE BRUSH POT SHUNZHI PERIOD, DATED 1654 The cylindrical brush pot is painted in dark tones of underglaze blue with two magpies perched on a bare tree with narcissis flowers growing at its base, beneath a ten-character

Los #: 3530

Schätzpreis: 20.000 $ - 30.000 $

Datum: 16.03.2015

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A RARE BLUE AND WHITE SLEEVE VASE

A RARE BLUE AND WHITE SLEEVE VASE
CHONGZHEN PERIOD, CIRCA 1640
A RARE BLUE AND WHITE SLEEVE VASE CHONGZHEN PERIOD, CIRCA 1640 The vase is of elongated cylindrical form and decorated in rich tones of cobalt blue with a dynamic, continuous hunting scene depicting four equestrian huntsman, one possibly

Los #: 3532

Schätzpreis: 40.000 $ - 60.000 $

Datum: 16.03.2015