05 avril 2018

A very rare blue and white 'Winged dragon' jar, mark and period of Chenghua (1465-1487)

Lot 2932. A very rare blue and white 'Winged dragon' jar, mark and period of Chenghua (1465-1487); 8.8 cm., 3 1/2 in. Estimate 8,000,000 — 10,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 17,127,500 HKD (1,391,499 EUR) (2,199,000 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's 2008. of broad shouldered form, painted in rich purplish tones of cobalt-blue with a pair of writhing dragons with jaws gapper open and wings thrashing through the air, amidst knotted clouds and flames above a rolling tempestuous sea emitting foam and spray, all... [Lire la suite]

05 avril 2018

An extremely rare and important blue and white jar and cover, Yuan dynasty (1279-1366)

Lot 2927. An extremely rare and important blue and white jar and cover, Yuan dynasty  (1279-1366). Overall height 42cm., 16 1/2 in. Jar height 31.8cm., 12 1/2 in. Estimate 20,000,000 — 30,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 22,727,500 HKD (1,846,463 EUR) (2,917,984 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's 2008. superbly potted, the wide shouldered baluster body rising to an upright neck and a galleried mouth, the body confidently painted in a spacious and dynamic composition masterfully balanced in... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2018

A 'Longquan' celadon charger, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 3659. A 'Longquan' celadon charger, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 38.5 cm, 15 1/8  in. Estimate 180,000 — 250,000 HKD. Lot sold 225,000 HKD ((23,274 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot to an everted rim, the interior carved with a spray of lotus, covered with an olive-green glaze, deepening in colour to the carved recesses. Provenance: John Sparks Ltd, London (according to label). Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2018

A pair of famille-rose 'Bajixiang' dishes, seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850)

Lot 3673. A pair of famille-rose 'Bajixiang' dishes, seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850); 15 cm, 5 7/8  in. Estimate 140,000 — 200,000 HKD. Lot sold 200,000 HKD (20,688 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. each with shallow rounded sides supported on a short foot, the interior centred with a gilt-rimmed medallion enclosing a central floret wreathed by floral blooms borne on interlaced foliate stems, the cavetto decorated in pastel tones of... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2018

A pair of yellow-ground green-enamelled 'dragon' dishes, Shendetang hall marks, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period

Lot 3671. A pair of yellow-ground green-enamelled 'dragon' dishes, Shendetang hall marks, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period (1821-1850); 16 cm, 6 1/4  in. Estimate 240,000 — 320,000 HKD. Lot sold 300,000 HKD (31,031 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. each with shallow rounded sides resting on a short foot, the exterior decorated with nine dragons soaring in different positions amidst ruyi clouds and flames, all picked out in black and green enamels against a bright yellow ground, two pairs of the... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2018

A fine pair of blue and white 'Immortals' bowls, Seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850)

    Lot 3672. A fine pair of blue and white 'Immortals' bowls, Seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850); 15 cm, 5 7/8  in. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD Lot sold 400,000 HKD (41,375 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. each with deep rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a gently flared rim, the exterior decorated in cobalt blue with the Eight Immortals carrying their respective attributes, each rendered standing atop ruyicloud swirls, the interior... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2018

A blue-ground yellow-enamelled 'Dragon' dish, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 3662. A blue-ground yellow-enamelled 'Dragon' dish, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 25.3 cm, 9 7/8  in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD Lot sold 375,000 HKD (38,789 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the interior decorated in yellow enamel with a central medallion enclosing a ferocious dragon reaching for a 'flaming pearl' amidst flames and ruyi clouds, surrounded by two dragons striding sinuously at the cavetto, the reverse similarly painted with two dragons in pursuit of... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2018

Rhinoceros horn libation cups sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, a April 2018

Lot 3652. A small rhinoceros horn 'Pine' libation cup, 17th century; w. 12.5 cm, 4 7/8  in. Estimate 1,000,000 — 2,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,000,000 HKD (206,876 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the wide shallow cup of irregular form, carved on the exterior with a reticulated pine tree handle with branches extending over the rim and onto the interior, the surface further textured with low-relief ovals resembling the bark of the tree, resting on a flat base, the patina of smooth golden-amber... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2018

Neha Dani debuts at PAD Paris

Neha Dani, Annali Cuff. Featuring 6.5 carats of round full cut diamonds and a 7.2 carat cabochon Tanzanite in 18-karat gold and custom blue rhodium. PARIS.- Neha Dani, jewelry designer known for her unique, sculptural artistry, will make her debut at the prestigious international PAD Paris show in April, represented by the Karry Gallery. “Art is one step from the visibly known towards the unknown. For an artist the experience of capturing a feeling through a perfect set of interconnected curved forms and planes is... [Lire la suite]
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