31 March - 1 April 2009
An assorted lot of Chinese encre-de-chine porcelain with amorous subject matters
Comprising a teapot and a cover painted to both sides with an erotic interior scene of a lady refreshing herself in the company of a servant, the handle terminating in applied flower branches, cover matched, base crack, 12 cm. high; a milk-jug and a cover decorated with a European couple, a child and a dog in a landscape, cover matched, 12.4 cm. high; and a pair and four cups and saucers and two coffee cups variously painted with amorous subject matters, minor chips, frits and hairline cracks (16)
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
For a teapot with similar decoration, although of different shape and wihout the moulded branches, see F. and N. Hervouët and Y. Bruneau, La Porcelaine des Compagnies des Indes a Décor Occidental, Paris, 1986, p. 127, fig. 6.38.
Christie’s charges a premium to the buyer on the Hammer Price of each lot sold at the following rates: 29.75% of the Hammer Price of each lot up to and including €20,000, plus 23.8% of the Hammer Price between €20,001 and €800.000, plus 14.28% of any amount in excess of €800.000. Buyer’s premium is calculated on the basis of each lot individually.
Christie’s first dedicated sale of modern and contemporary ceramics — Un/Breakable — traces the medium from Paul Gauguin to Grayson Perry
Explore an extraordinary range of Asian art, from a bronze ritual gui, previously in the collection of the Qianlong Emperor, to South Asian Modernist paintings
As Chinese Ceramics specialist Joan Ho explains, when it comes to porcelain, not all blues are the same
Our Head of Silver reflects on the importance of great mentors, and his most memorable finds across 28 years with the company
Christie’s specialists discuss Haring, Banksy and Stik, and how to bring the street into the home
Offered on 6 December in London, Anthony van Dyck’s Portrait of Princess Mary, Daughter of King Charles I of England