30 juillet 2018

A fine and rare Longquan celadon basin, 14th century

Lot 3688. A fine and rare Longquan celadon basin, 14th century; 26.7 cm., 10 1/2  in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,000,000 HKD (101,985 EUR). Photo Sotheby’s the exquisitely shaped body with deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot, applied with a briilliant pale-green glaze trasmuting to a sea-green colour at the rim, save for the unglazed footring under the base burnt brownish-orange during the firing. Provenance: An old Japanese... [Lire la suite]
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30 juillet 2018

A blue and white bamboo-shaped birdfeeder, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435)

Lot 3695. A blue and white bamboo-shaped birdfeeder, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435); 9.8 cm., 3 3/4  in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,060,000 HKD (108,104 EUR). Photo Sotheby’s the Goddess finely modelled seated in 'royal ease' within a rocky alcove on a tiered rockwork throne, dressed in a flowing robe and adorned with elaborate beaded jewellery, her face with gentle smile beneath a high tiara, all framed within an arch applied with a freely modelled... [Lire la suite]
30 juillet 2018

A large and rare Longquan celadon Guanyin 'shrine', Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 3689. A large and rare Longquan celadon Guanyin 'shrine', Ming dynasty, 15th century; 51.3 cm., 20 1/8  in. Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot Sold 2,200,000 HKD (224,366 EUR). Photo Sotheby’s the Goddess finely modelled seated in 'royal ease' within a rocky alcove on a tiered rockwork throne, dressed in a flowing robe and adorned with elaborate beaded jewellery, her face with gentle smile beneath a high tiara, all framed within an arch applied with a freely... [Lire la suite]
30 juillet 2018

A fine blue and white ‘Lotus scroll’ bowl, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435)

Lot 3694. A fine blue and white ‘Lotus scroll’ bowl, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435); 19.5 cm., 7 5/8  in. Estimate 3,000,000 — 4,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 5,080,000 HKD (518,082 EUR). Photo Sotheby’s finely potted with deep rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot to an everted rim, the exterior painted with shaded tones of cobalt-blue with characteristic ‘heaping and piling’ with five large lotus blooms borne on a leafy scroll meandering around the bowl, all between a... [Lire la suite]
30 juillet 2018

A rare white-glazed ewer, Ming Dynasty, Yongle Period (1402-1424)

Lot 3692. A rare white-glazed ewer, Ming Dynasty, Yongle Period (1402-1424); 29.7 cm., 11 5/8  in. Estimate 2,800,000 — 3,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 5,080,000 HKD (518,082 EUR). Photo Sotheby’s the finely potted pear-shaped body rising from a splayed foot to a generously rounded lower body extending to a narrow waisted neck, the shoulders set with a ribbed ear handle ending in a carved ruyi-head across from the tall spout secured with a strut carved with whispy clouds, all below the trumpet... [Lire la suite]
30 juillet 2018

A superb blue and white Palace bowl, Mark and period of Chenghua (1464-1487)

Lot 3698. A superb blue and white Palace bowl, Mark and period of Chenghua (1464-1487); ; 14.7 cm., 5 3/4  in. Estimate 40,000,000 — 60,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 56,120,000 HKD (5,723,378 EUR). Photo Sotheby’s. masterfully potted with smooth rounded sides, gracefully rising from a tapered foot to a slightly flared rim, superbly painted in characteristic soft tones of cobalt-blue in outlines infilled with wash, the exterior with a gently undulating meander of musk... [Lire la suite]

30 juillet 2018

A Rare large blue and white ‘Lotus’ guan jar, Late Yuan- Early Ming Dynasty

Lot 3691. A Rare large blue and white ‘Lotus’ guan jar, Late Yuan- Early Ming Dynasty; 50.5 cm., 19 7/8 in. Estimate 5,000,000 — 7,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 6,040,000 HKD (615,987 EUR). Photo Sotheby’s robustly potted in ovoid form with a short splayed neck set with a slightly everted rim flange, boldly painted in a dark, greyish cobalt blue with a broad stylised lotus scroll around the centre, with six large blooms alternating in full view and in profile among dense scrolling foliage and attendant buds, set... [Lire la suite]
30 juillet 2018

A carved pear-shaped celadon 'Flower' vase, yuhuchunping, 14th century

Lot 3690. A carved pear-shaped celadon 'Flower' vase, yuhuchunping, 14th century; 33.2 cm., 13 in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,200,000 HKD (224,366 EUR). Photo Sotheby’s exquisitely potted with a pear-shaped body tapering to a tall waisted neck and flared mouthrim, the exterior carved with blooming florets wreathed in intertwining sprigs, all above a band of petal lappets, the neck similarly decorated with stylistic floral scrolls, covered overall with an unctuous even... [Lire la suite]
30 juillet 2018

A Qilian 'Stream and Grottoes' stone, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 3019. A Qilian 'Stream and Grottoes' stone, Qing dynasty (1644-1911); 8 1/4 in. (21 cm). Estimate HKD 900,000 - HKD 1,200,000. Sold for HKD 1,120,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2015 The dark beige stone is suggestive of a horizontal mountainscape with grottoes. The characteristic concentric wrinkles of the stone have been creatively utilised to represent a rushing stream cascading through the rocks, while the uneven surface is rendered a beaded texture by the integrally formed nodules, wood stand, Japanese... [Lire la suite]
30 juillet 2018

An inscribed and dated Lingbi cloud-form scholar’s rock, dated cyclical yimao year, corresponding to 1735 and of the period

Lot 3005. An inscribed and dated Lingbi cloud-form scholar’s rock, signed Jin Nong (1687-1763); signed Gao Fenghan (1683-1749), dated cyclical yimao year, corresponding to 1735 and of the period; 22 3/8 in. (57 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 1,800,000 - HKD 2,800,000. Sold for HK$2,200,000 ($285,199). © Christie's Images Ltd 2015 The dark-grey Lingbi stone is of elongated form rising and twisting to create an internal tension, with angled protuberances and crevices, incised on one side with a four-line... [Lire la suite]