London, South Kensington
9 November 2007
A blue and white octagonal bowl, Kangxi (1662-1722)
the exterior painted with panels enclosing precious objects including archaistic ding and gu alternating with scenes of a scholar kneeling before a warrior with his sword raised high, a messenger before a lady reading a scroll, a scholar before an equestrian warrior and a mandarin kneeling before a ruler, the interior with a butterfly and peony spray growing amidst rockwork, the sides with alternating floral sprays of pink and pomegranate below a border with cartouches enclosing auspicious emblems reserved on a wan ground, underglaze blue lingzhi mark -- 8 9/16in. (21.7cm.) diam.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
Specialist Louise Broadhurst advises on everything from the identification of natural dyes to finding the right setting on your vacuum cleaner
Christie’s specialist Leiko Coyle offers tips on collecting sculpture from the Himalayas
The Belgian collector, antiques dealer and designer outlines what the art and objects in his library mean to him
The founder of the 1-54 art fair on giving African artists international visibility, growing up with an artist father, and building her own collection