London, South Kensington
10 September 2009
A famille rose baluster vase, Yongzheng (1723-1735)
the rounded body painted with standing ladies, variously using large petal and lotus leaves as boating vessels amongst scattered rockwork and cranes in flight, the slender flaring rim with a scholar and his young assistant with a deer to the reverse side -- 11¼in. (28.5cm.) high, wood stand, fitted box.
Christie's Swire, 31/03/92, Lot 753.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium
Chinese Works of Art specialist Olivia Hamilton reckons this pair of superb sculptures — around 1,300 years old — are ‘the finest I've seen come up for sale‘
Offered on 13 September, this bronze vessel is one of only 15 four-legged examples known to our specialist, and once belonged to the emperor Qianlong
As Chinese Ceramics specialist Joan Ho explains, when it comes to porcelain, not all blues are the same
Chinese ceramics and works of art specialist Vicki Paloympis offers tips on how to start a collection
Can artificial intelligence really create art? For the first time, Christie’s offers a painting created by an algorithm
Ahead of our Paris sale on 10 September, Meredith Etherington-Smith salutes three generations of collectors from one family