24 novembre 2015

A rare imperial Ming-style blue and white 'peach' moonflask, bianhu, Qianlong seal mark and of the period

Lot 29. A rare imperial Ming-style blue and white 'peach' moonflask, bianhu, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 24cm (9 3/8in) high. Estimate HK$2,000,000 - 3000,000 (€240,000 - 360,000). Sold for HK$ 2,200,000 (€ 261,372). Photo: Bonhams. Of flattened form rising from a splayed rectangular foot, moulded on each side with a raised peach-shaped cartouche in relief, painted with two bats in flight encircling peaches issuing from a gnarled leafy branch, the body further surrounded by meandering lotus... [Lire la suite]

24 novembre 2015

A blue and white iron-red 'sea creatures' bowl, Qianlong seal mark and of the period

Lot 28. A blue and white iron-red 'sea creatures' bowl, Qianlong seal mark and of the period. Estimate HK$200,000 - 300,000 (€24,000 - 36,000). Unsold. Photo: Bonhams. The body of deep-rounded sides rising to a slightly everted rim, the exterior with a continuous scene of mythical sea creatures riding above turbulent waves, framed within two key-fret scrolls at the rim and foot, the interior painted with a winged dragon within double circles. 21.6cm (8 1/2in) diam. Provenance: A noble Dutch family... [Lire la suite]
24 novembre 2015

A rare yellow-ground blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period

Lot 26. A rare yellow-ground blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period. Estimate HK$700,000 - 900,000 (€85,000 - 110,000). Unsold. Photo: Bonhams. With deep rounded sides flaring to a lipped rim, painted in cobalt blue on the exterior with two five-clawed dragons in mid-flight amidst flaming clouds, divided by two lingzhi bearing the characters shou and fu above a band of lotus petals, the interior further decorated with a circular medallion... [Lire la suite]
24 novembre 2015

A very rare moulded lemon-yellow and famille rose bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period

Lot 25. A very rare moulded lemon-yellow and famille rose bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735); 21cm (8 1/4in) diam. Estimate HK$400,000 - 600,000 (€48,000 - 73,000). Sold for HK$ 1,960,000 (€ 232,859). Photo: Bonhams. Crisply moulded around the exterior with a narrow band of meandering foliate scroll on an even rich lemon-yellow glaze, the interior plain and enamelled with a pair of peaches borne on a leafy branch, fitted box.  Provenance: A Hong Kong private... [Lire la suite]
24 novembre 2015

A pair of incised yellow-glazed bowls, Kangxi six-character marks and of the period

Lot 24. A pair of incised yellow-glazed bowls, Kangxi six-character marks and of the period (1662-1722). Each 12cm (4 3/4in) diam. Estimate HK$180,000 - 220,000 (€22,000 - 27,000). Sold for HK$ 375,000 (€ 44,552). Photo: Bonhams. Each with deep rounded sides incised with four stylised flowerheads evenly spaced between lightning cloud scrolls, set between a band of lappets above the circular foot and double borders at the rim, the interior further incised with a centralised five-petalled flower within double... [Lire la suite]
24 novembre 2015

A fine reticulated turquoise-glazed snuff bottle, Daoguang seal mark and of the period

Lot 23. A fine reticulated turquoise-glazed snuff bottle, Daoguang seal mark and of the period (1821-1850); 6.5cm (2 1/2in) high. Estimate HK$80,000 - 120,000 (€9,700 - 15,000). Sold for HK$ 181,250 (€ 21,533). Photo: Bonhams. The ovoid body covered in a turquoise glaze, with pierced decoration featuring a dragon and a phoenix chasing after the flaming pearl amidst billowing clouds and above raging waves, all beneath two bands of key-fret scrolls and ruyi-heads at the neck, the base carved with a... [Lire la suite]

24 novembre 2015

A rare soft-paste white-glazed vase, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 21. A rare soft-paste white-glazed vase, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate HK$150,000 - 200,000 (€18,000 - 24,000). Unsold. Photo: Bonhams. Of flattened baluster form, the slender body rising to a waisted neck ending in a lipped rim with raised bosses, decorated in relief with a pair of mythical beasts emerging from cloud scrolls towards a band of ruyi-heads at the high shoulder, covered overall in a creamy ivory-white glaze suffused with crackles. 37cm (14 1/2in) high Note: It is rare to find... [Lire la suite]
24 novembre 2015

A rare sweet-white 'tianbai' glazed vase, yuhuchunping, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 20. A rare sweet-white 'tianbai' glazed vase, yuhuchunping, Yongle period (1403-1425); 30.6cm (12 1/16in) high. Estimate HK$600,000 - 800,000 (€73,000 - 97,000). Sold for HK$ 3,880,000 (€ 460,966). Photo: Bonhams. Of pear shape form with a waisted neck rising to a flaring rim, the full body raised on a tall, flared foot, covered in an even lustrous ivory-white glaze leaving the rounded foot unglazed showing fine biscuit. 30.6cm (12 1/16in) high Provenance : A private American collection, by repute ... [Lire la suite]
24 novembre 2015

A fancy coloured diamond and diamond ring

A 23.46 carats fancy yellow-brown diamond and diamond ring. Estimate HK$2.5 million - 3.5 million (€300,000 - 420,000). Photo: Bonhams. The cushion-shaped fancy yellow-brown diamond, weighing 23.46 carats, between pear-shaped diamond shoulders, diamonds approximately 2.00 carats total, ring size 6¼ Accompanied by a GIA report stating that the diamond is natural Fancy Yellow-Brown colour and VVS2 clarity. Report number 5161437975, dated 14 August 2014.  Bonhams. RARE JEWELS & JADEITE, 30 Nov... [Lire la suite]
24 novembre 2015

A double strand jadeite bead necklace

Lot 564. A double strand bright emerald green jadeite bead necklace. Estimate HK$1,600,000 - 2,000,000 (€190,000 - 240,000). Sold for HK$ 1,840,000 (€ 219,081). Photo: Bonhams. Comprising two strands of three hundred and eight graduated bright emerald green jadeite beads of good translucency, the biggest bead measuring approximately 8.7mm, the clasp set with a cabochon jadeite of similar colour and translucency, length 84.0cm and 91.0cm Accompanied by a Hong Kong Jade & Stone Laboratory report... [Lire la suite]