14 janvier 2018

A ruby-ground famille-rose bowl, Caixiu Tang Zhi mark, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3182. A ruby-ground famille-rose bowl, Caixiu Tang Zhi mark, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 15.5 cm., 6 1/8  in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 375,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2013 well potted with deep rounded sides supported on a short narrow foot, vividly painted on the exterior in shaded enamels against a ruby-red ground with four multi-coloured lotus borne on interlocking meandering foliate stems, alternating with smaller green and... [Lire la suite]

14 janvier 2018

A fine wucai 'Immortals' bowl, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620)

Lot 3139. A fine wucai 'Immortals' bowl, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620); 11 cm., 4 3/8  in. Estimate 150,000 - 200,000 HKD. Lot sold 400,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2013 the rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot to a flared rim, decorated in wucai palette, the interior with a winged-red dragon medallion, writhing among multi-coloured clouds within a double-line border, the exterior painted with a continuous scene of five immortals... [Lire la suite]
14 janvier 2018

A blue and white 'floral spray' bowl, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3144. A blue and white 'floral spray' bowl, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 26.5 cm., 10 1/2  in. Estimate 180,000 — 250,000 HKD. Lot sold 400,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2013 of conical form with flared sides supported on a splayed foot, painted in inky tones of cobalt blue stippled with simulated 'heaping and piling', the interior with a central medallion enclosing an eight petalled-bloom with serrated leaves encircled on... [Lire la suite]