15 September 2009
A PAIR OF BLANC-DE-CHINE LEAF-FORM CUPS AND A CRAB-FORM WATER DROPPER
The pair of cups raised on leafy stem supports, with branch-form loop handles; the water dropper modeled as a crab on a lotus leaf, the glaze a milky white tone
Cups 3½ in. (8.8 cm.) long, box, wood stands; dropper 6¼ in. (16 cm.) wide, box, wood stand (3)
Formerly J.M. Hu Collection.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
The crab: An Exhibition of Te Hua Porcelain, Art Gallery, Chinese University of Hong Kong, January - June 1975, no. 58.
A new collector’s guide to palettes, glazes, reign marks, and the different kilns, plus why it pays to handle as many pieces as possible
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
From woodcuts to lithographs and originals vs editions. Illustrated with works sold at Christie's
The world-renowned interior designer selects favourite objects from our forthcoming Interiors sale in London on 13 September