06 avril 2017

A fine and rare coral-ground famille-rose altar vase, Seal mark and period of Jiaqing (1796-1820)

Lot 3641. A fine and rare coral-ground famille-rose altar vase, Seal mark and period of Jiaqing (1796-1820), 26 cm, 10 1/4  in. Estimate 3,000,000 — 5,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,700,000 HKD (738,172 EUR) (785,009 USD). Photo: Sotheby's  the globular lower body supported on a wide splayed foot, rising to a bulbous moulded neck surmounted by a disc-shaped mouth of angled profile, the body exquisitely decorated in vibrant colours of... [Lire la suite]

06 avril 2017

A rare imperially inscribed famille-rose teapot, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3628. A rare imperially inscribed famille-rose teapot, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795), across 14.8 cm, 5 7/8 in. Estimate 5,000,000 — 7,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 6,100,000 HKD (738,172 EUR) (785,009 USD). Photo: Sotheby's  with a finely potted domed body rising to a waisted neck and flared rim, reserved around the sides with a horizontal panel enclosing the poem Sanqing cha ('Three Purity Tea') composed by the Qianlong Emperor,... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2017

An extremely rare set of ten famille-rose bowls with views of Jiangxi, Marks and period of Jiaqing (1796-1820)

  Lot 3630. An extremely rare set of ten famille-rose bowls with views of Jiangxi, Marks and period of Jiaqing (1796-1820), 14.5 to 14.7 cm, 5 3/4  in.  Estimate 8,000,000 — 12,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 11,500,000 HKD (1,391,636 EUR) (1,479,935 USD). Photo: Sotheby's each rounded bowl with widely everted, conical sides faintly flared at the rim, resting on a slightly tapering foot, the exterior depicting... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2017

A finely painted and extremely rare large famille-rose 'landscape' vase, hu, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3624. A finely painted and extremely rare large famille-rose 'landscape' vase, hu, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795), 45 cm, 17 5/8  in. Estimate 15,000,000 — 20,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 18,100,000 HKD (2,190,314 EUR) (2,329,289 USD). Photo: Sotheby's sturdily potted of archaistic hu form, the robust pear-shaped body sweeping up to a tapering neck flanked by a pair of gilt-decorated iron-red handles modelled in the form of dragons,... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2017

An imperially inscribed famille-rose sgraffiato 'floral' vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3626. An imperially inscribed famille-rose sgraffiato 'floral' vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795), 40 cm, 15 3/4  in. Estimate 18,000,000 — 25,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 21,700,000 HKD (2,625,956 EUR) (2,792,573 USD). Photo: Sotheby's with a finely potted cylindrical body resting on a slightly splayed foot, surmounted by a tapering shoulder and trumpet neck, the body skilfully decorated with eight raised alternating gilt-bordered lobed... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2017

A fine gilt-decorated and enamelled moulded 'double-gourd' snuff bottle, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3109. A fine gilt-decorated and enamelled moulded 'double-gourd' snuff bottle, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795), 5.2 cm, 2 in. Estimate 2,000,000 — 3,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,460,000 HKD (418,701 EUR) (445,267 USD). Photo: Sotheby's.  delicately moulded in the form of a double-gourd with a slightly flattened globular body surmounted by a small bulbous upper body with a gently flared mouthrim, the shoulder of the upper bulb with a small pair of... [Lire la suite]

06 avril 2017

A pair of small and rare famille-rose 'tribute bearers' incense holders, Seal marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3108. A pair of small and rare famille-rose 'tribute bearers' incense holders, Seal marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795), 11.5 cm, 4 1/2  in. Estimate 700,000 — 900,000 HKD. Lot sold 875,000 HKD (105,885 EUR) (112,604 USD). Photo: Sotheby's.  each delicately modelled with a tapering cylindrical body resting on a slightly larger splayed foot, surmounted by a gently concave band decorated with three gilt scroll flanges below the... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2017

An extremely rare and superbly enamelled blue 'yangcai' sgraffiato 'floral' bowl, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3107. An extremely rare and superbly enamelled blue 'yangcai' sgraffiato 'floral' bowl, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795), 9.8 cm, 3 7/8  in. Estimate 7,000,000 — 9,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 8,500,000 HKD (1,028,600 EUR) (1,093,865  USD). Photo: Sotheby's.  finely potted with deep rounded sides rising from a short splayed foot to an everted rim, the exterior meticulously decorated with three ruyi-shaped cartouches, each with a... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2017

A fine and exquisite doucai 'chicken' cup, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3106. A fine and exquisite doucai 'chicken' cup, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735), 8.2 cm, 3 1/4  in. Estimate 2,000,000 — 3,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 12,100,000 HKD (1,464,243 EUR) (1,557,149 USD). Photo: Sotheby's.  modelled after the Chenghua prototype, finely potted with rounded sides rising from a countersunk base to a gently flared rim, the exterior delicately outlined in underglaze blue and painted in bright translucent enamels of yellow, green, olive green... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2017

Majestic portrait of The Queen sets record as Made in Britain Totals £2.6 million

Lot 40. Chris Levine (B. 1960), Lightness of Being, 2004. Unique pigment print, flush-mounted to aluminium. Signed and dated 12 in pencil and with the photographer's blindstamp in the lower margin, image: 128.3 by 102.3cm.; 50¼ by 40¼in.; sheet: 138 by 110cm.; 54⅓ by 43¼in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 GBP. Lot sold 187,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- Sotheby’s Made in Britain sale in London today soared past pre-sale expectations to realise a total of £ 2,605,752 (est. £1.3-2... [Lire la suite]