Alain.R.Truong

09 décembre 2022

A white jade 'dragon and mask' plaque, Western Zhou dynasty (1050-771 BC)

Lot 180. A white jade 'dragon and mask' plaque, Western Zhou dynasty (1050-771 BC); 8.5 cm. Lot sold: 352,800 HKD (Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 the rectangular plaque finely carved on both sides with double-line incisions and bevelled cuts with two confronted dragons, intertwining with two smaller dragons with striated bands weaving between the bodies, the outer edges of the plaque notched and enhanced with mask patterns with bulging eyes. ... [Lire la suite]

09 décembre 2022

A white jade miniature figure of a standing man, Wengzhong, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 179. A white jade miniature figure of a standing man, Wengzhong, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD); 3.9 cm. Lot sold: 201,600 HKD (Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 finely rendered as a standing figure wearing a hat and long robes, his hands held in front of the chest and concealed under the loose sleeves, detailed with an incision on the reverse denoting a belt, portrayed with a stoic expression with facial features delicately picked out, horizontally... [Lire la suite]
09 décembre 2022

A pair of huanghuali horseshoe-back armchairs, Late Ming dynasty

  Lot 178. A pair of huanghuali horseshoe-back armchairs, Late Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 67.5 by 62.5 by h. 102 cm. Lot sold: 5,292,000 HKD (Estimate: 2,000,000 - 3,000,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 each of elegant and generous proportion, the horseshoe back surmounting a curved splat, the splat carved with a shaped archaistic medallion and flanked by moulded spandrels decorated with similar archaistic scroll, the armrest supported by S-shaped braces... [Lire la suite]
09 décembre 2022

A huanghuali brushpot, Late Ming dynasty

Lot 177. A huanghuali brushpot, Late Ming dynasty (1368-1644); d. 23.6 cm, h. 22.4 cm. Lot sold: 478,800 HKD (Estimate: 100,000 - 150,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 of cylindrical form, the thick walls rising from a flat base fitted with a central plug, the densely grained wood patinated to a rich warm honey-brown colour. Provenance: Eastern Pacific Co. (Hei Hung-Lu), Hong Kong, 12th May 1981. Sotheby's. HOTUNG  The Personal Collection of the late Sir Joseph... [Lire la suite]
09 décembre 2022

A fine celadon-glazed saucer, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

  Lot 176. A fine celadon-glazed saucer, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); d. 8 cm. Lot sold: 138,600 HKD (Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 with flared sides rising from a recessed base, covered overall with an unctuous pale bluish-green glaze, the rim applied with a brown wash, the base glazed white and inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character seal mark, wood stand. Provenance: Kenneth S.M. Chan Ltd, Hong Kong, 25th August 1981. ... [Lire la suite]
09 décembre 2022

Christie’s Old Masters Evening Sale Establishing 5 Artist Records, led by Hans Holbein the Younger and Workshop

 Lot 28: Jean-François de Troy (Paris 1679-1752 Rome), The Reading Party, signed and dated 'DE TROY / 1735' (lower left), oil on canvas, 32 1/4 x 25 1/2 in. (81.8 x64.7 cm.). Price realised GBP 2,922,000 / USD 3,561,918 / EUR 3,380,754 (Estimate: GBP 2,000,000–3,000,000). © Christie’s 2022 London – Leading Christie’s Classic Week in London, the Old Masters Evening Sale realised £13,145,100 / $16,023,877 / €15,208,881 selling 89% lot and 97% by value. Leading the sale was... [Lire la suite]

08 décembre 2022

A café-au-lait-glazed shallow bowl, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

 Lot 48. A café-au-lait-glazed shallow bowl, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 17.1cm (6 3/4in) diam. (2). Sold for HKD 178,500 (Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 200,000). © Bonhams 2001-2022 The rounded sides rising from the shallow foot to a slightly flared rim and encircled by a double bow-string band, covered inside and out with a slightly iridescent glaze of reddish-brown tone, the base glazed white and the footrim unglazed, fitted box. Provenance: Sotheby's... [Lire la suite]
08 décembre 2022

A fine and rare celadon-glazed oblong hexagonal vase, Yongzheng seal mark and of the period (1723-1735)

  Lot 47. A fine and rare celadon-glazed oblong hexagonal vase, Yongzheng seal mark and of the period (1723-1735); 27.8cm (11in) high. (2). Sold for HKD 1,011,000 (Estimate HKD 800,000 - HKD 1,200,000). © Bonhams 2001-2022 Of hexagonal section, the faceted baluster body sitting on a splayed foot and rising to a waisted neck flanked by a pair of tubular handles, applied overall with an even unctuous celadon glaze, except for the footrim left unglazed and dressed in brown wash, the... [Lire la suite]
08 décembre 2022

A rare Ru-type archaistic baluster vase, zun, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 29. A rare Ru-type archaistic baluster vase, zun, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 34cm (13 1/2in) high. (2). Sold for HKD 444,000 (Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 700,000). © Bonhams 2001-2022 Modelled as a flattened archaic bronze hu, the rounded sides resting on a slightly sprayed foot rising to a slightly flared mouthrim, the waisted neck flanked by a pair of stylised relief-moulded pushou ring handles, covered overall in a pale greenish-blue glaze and moulded... [Lire la suite]
08 décembre 2022

A clair-de-lune-glazed bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 26. A clair-de-lune-glazed bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735); 11.8cm (4 1/2in) diam. (2). Sold for HKD 330,600 (Estimate HKD 120,000 - HKD 150,000). © Bonhams 2001-2022 Thinly potted with deep rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a slightly flared rim, the exterior applied with a pale clair-de-lune glaze, the interior and base left white, inscribed with the six-character reign mark within a double-circle, box. Provenance: An old Hong Kong private... [Lire la suite]