Alain.R.Truong

17 janvier 2018

A fine blue and yellow 'Gardenia' dish, mark and period of Hongzhi (1488-1505)

Lot 57. A fine blue and yellow 'Gardenia' dish, mark and period of Hongzhi (1488-1505); 26.2 cm., 10 3/8 in. Est. 6,000,000 — 8,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 7,220,000 HKD. photo Sotheby's 2011 the curved sides flaring towards the rim, the centre painted in cobalt blue with a gardenia spray with two large open blooms and two buds, the inner sides with a lotus flower and pod tied with a ribbon, branches of pomegranate and crab apple, and a bunch of grapes, the outside with a... [Lire la suite]

17 janvier 2018

An exquisite blue and white 'fish pond' brush washer, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435)

Lot 54. An exquisite blue and white 'fish pond' brush washer, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435); 18 cm., 7 1/8 in. Est. 40,000,000 — 60,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 51,060,000 HKD. photo Sotheby's 2011 of ten-lobed mallow shape with flared sides and correspondingly shaped foot, the domed base inside superbly painted in cobalt blue with a carp and a mandarin fish swimming among clumps of lotus and water weeds, the outside with four different fishes in varied attitudes among similar... [Lire la suite]
17 janvier 2018

A rare blue and white tankard, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435)

 Lot 53. A rare blue and white tankard, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435); 13.1 cm., 5 1/4 in. Est. 6,000,000 — 8,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 7,220,000 HKD. photo Sotheby's 2011 the shape following an Islamic metal or jade form, the globular body painted with a flower scroll with alternating lotus and hibiscus blooms between two petal borders, the wide, straight neck partly scalloped and painted with similar petals, separated from the body by a raised rib, the handle with a... [Lire la suite]
17 janvier 2018

A rare 'sweet-white' (tianbai) yuhuchunping with lotus scrolls, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 49. A rare 'sweet-white' (tianbai) yuhuchunping with lotus scrolls, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424); 29 cm., 11 1/2 in. Est. 4,000,000 — 6,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 4,820,000 HKD. photo Sotheby's 2011 of broad pear shape with waisted neck, flared rim and low foot, decorated around the widest part with an incised lotus scroll with four large blooms among foliage, a border of billowing waves below and sprays of lotus, rose, peony and camellia at the neck below upright leaves and a... [Lire la suite]
17 janvier 2018

A finely incised Longquan celadon 'Lotus' meiping vase, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 46. A finely incised Longquan celadon 'Lotus' meiping vase, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424); 39 cm., 15 3/8 in. Est. 1,500,000 — 2,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 3,140,000 HKD. photo Sotheby's 2011 robustly potted in an elongated ovoid form with a short narrow neck above broad rounded shoulders tapering sharply to the flared foot, deftly incised on the body with two lotus bouquets, each composed of large blooms, a large and a small leaf, a pod and other water plants, their stems all bent and... [Lire la suite]
17 janvier 2018

A blue and white 'Dragon' zhadou, Mark and period of Zhengde (1506-1521)

Lot 60. A blue and white 'Dragon' zhadou, Mark and period of Zhengde (1506-1521); 15.5 cm., 6 1/8 in. Est. 1,500,000 — 2,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 2,660,000 HKD. photo Sotheby's 2011 with rounded body, wide trumpet-shaped neck and splayed foot, painted with three pairs of five-clawed dragons among scrolling lotus, distributed over the interior and exterior of the neck and the body and shown in different attitudes, with a ruyi border at the foot, the base inscribed with a... [Lire la suite]

17 janvier 2018

A white mallow-shaped brush washer, mark and period of Zhengde (1506-1521)

Lot 59. A white mallow-shaped brush washer, mark and period of Zhengde (1506-1521); 19.6 cm., 7 3/4 in. Est. 4,000,000 — 6,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 4,820,000 HKD. photo Sotheby's 2011 the flaring sides with ten foliations of mallow-petal shape, all covered with a thick smooth transparent glaze, the base inscribed with a four-character reign mark in underglaze blue. Provenance: Collection of Eumorfopoulos (C.165).Collection of Lord Cunliffe (PM 119). Literature: Regina... [Lire la suite]
17 janvier 2018

An unusual blue and white 'Dragon' bowl with red clouds, mark and period of Zhengde (1506-1521)

Lot 58. An unusual blue and white 'Dragon' bowl with red clouds, mark and period of Zhengde (1506-1521); 15.5 cm., 6 1/8 in. Est. 2,000,000 — 3,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 4,340,000 HKD. photo Sotheby's 2011 with slightly flared conical sides rising from a sharp angle above the low foot, painted around the outside in a soft underglaze blue with two five-clawed dragons with split curling tails among iron-red clouds, with a blue key-fret border below the rim and a broad blue band around the foot, the... [Lire la suite]
17 janvier 2018

A very rare wucai sweetmeat box and cover, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620)

Lot 1620. A very rare wucai sweetmeat box and cover, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620); 24.2 cm., 9 1/2 in. Est. 1,000,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,640,000 HKD. photo Sotheby's 2009 the domed cover vibrantly painted with six sinuous ascending and descending dragons in underglaze blue, iron-red and green enamel, separated by pierced cash symbols, reserved on a ground of flames and lotus scroll painted in blue, iron-red, yellow and green, surmounted by a finial knop decorated with upright... [Lire la suite]
17 janvier 2018

Sotheby's to offer the Richard R. & Magdalena Ernst Collection of Himalayan Art

A Mandala Depicting Kalachakra And Vishvamata. Tibet, first half 16th Century, 54.6 x 49.5 cm. Estimate $700/900,000. Courtesy Sotheby’s. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s will present The Richard R. & Magdalena Ernst Collection of Himalayan Art. An unrivalled compilation of painting and sculpture, the collection of art from the Himalayas, ranging from the 12th through the 18th centuries, is one of the most significant to come to auction. With highlights now on view in a special exhibition at Sotheby's Zurich office, the full... [Lire la suite]