22 mars 2019

An extremely rare bronze-imitation gilt-splashed 'Bamboo' double vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 522. An extremely rare bronze-imitation gilt-splashed 'Bamboo' double vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Height 5 in., 12.6 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Lot sold 187,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. finely potted, the two adjoining vases naturalistically modeled in the form of bamboo stalks with horizontal nodes, one vase slightly taller than the other, the exterior decorated with two lively chilong in high relief, one coiling around the lower section of... [Lire la suite]

22 mars 2019

A rare 'tianqi' and 'qiangjin' lacquer 'Dragon' incense stand (xiangji), 17th century

Lot 714. A rare 'tianqi' and 'qiangjin' lacquer 'Dragon' incense stand (xiangji), 17th century. Height 40 1/4  in., 102.2 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Lot sold 200,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. finely incised and colored in varying shades of red, green and burnt umber transmuting to black, all picked out with traces of gold filling within the incisions, the large circular top finely incised and gilt with two pairs of confronting writhing... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2019

A massive 'huanghuali' and hardwood recessed-leg table (qiaotouan), Ming dynasty and later

Lot 707.A massive 'huanghuali' and hardwood recessed-leg table (qiaotouan), Ming dynasty and later. Height 36 3/4  in., 93.3 cm; Width 93 3/4  in., 238.1 cm; Depth 15 3/8  in., 39 cm. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 USD. Lot sold 212,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. a long, well figured, single-plank top set with everted ends, supported beneath by four transverse stretchers and a narrow, molded frame with beaded edges, forming a straight apron above boldly carved stylized phoenix-head... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2019

A large pale celadon jade 'Lion and Cub' group, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 580. A large pale celadon jade 'Lion and Cub' group, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Length 6 5/8  in., 16.8 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 200,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. crisply carved as a recumbent lion with the head turned to the left with one front paw resting on a small cub, the heads detailed with large rounded eyes, ruyi-shaped snouts, the mouths agape to reveal rows of teeth, the mane and fur worked in neat spirals flanked by a pair of flattened... [Lire la suite]
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22 mars 2019

An extremely rare set of seven archaic bronze ritual bells (zhong), Western Zhou dynasty (1046-771 BC)

Lot 663. An extremely rare set of seven archaic bronze ritual bells (zhong), Western Zhou dynasty (1046-771 BC). Height of tallest 17 1/4  in., 43.8 cm. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 USD. Lot sold 325,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. each bell of pointed oval section with the two sides rising up in an arc, set on each side with rows of evenly distributed bosses, divided by two horizontal bands of stylized bird motifs and one vertical band enclosing a nine-character inscription... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2019

A ‘Robin’s Egg’ Glazed Vase, Meiping, Qianlong Period, 1736-1795

Lot 3511. A ‘Robin’s Egg’ Glazed Vase, Meiping, Qianlong Mark and Period, 1736-1795. H 33.8cm. Estimate HKD 3,500,000 - 4,500,000 (USD 445,988 - 573,413). Lot sold HKD 5,546,000 (USD 706,394). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited The vase is well potted with high swelling shoulders rising from a gently spreading foot, that all below the short waisted neck with lipped rim. The vase is covered overall in a striking rich mottled blue and turquoise glaze running in cascades down the sides,... [Lire la suite]

22 mars 2019

A Very Fine Ru-Type Bottle Vase, Qianlong Period, 1736-1795

Lot 3513. A Very Fine Ru-Type Bottle Vase, Qianlong Period, 1736-1795. H 37.3cm. Estimate HKD 3,500,000 - 4,500,000 (USD 445,988 - 573,413). Lot sold HKD 12,744,000 (USD 1,623,203). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited The present vase is superbly potted with a slightly compressed globular body springing from a flared foot. It is decorated gracefully with a slender waisted neck. Provenance: 1. Acquired in China, 18862. Christie's New York, 21 March 2002, lot 2373. Important Private... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2019

An Extremely Rare Barbed Hexafoil ‘One’ Junyao Flowerpot, Yuan-Early Ming Dynasty, 14th-15th Century

Lot 3507. An Extremely Rare Barbed Hexafoil ‘One’ Junyao Flowerpot, Yuan-Early Ming Dynasty, 14th-15th Century. H 20.2cm D 28cm. Estimate HKD 6,000,000 - 9,000,000 (USD 764,550 - 1,146,825). Lot sold HKD 9,440,000 (USD 1,202,373). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited The present lot is superbly potted in hexagonal section that the deep bracket-lobed flaring sides rising from a slightly splayed foot to a broad everted rim. The jardinière is covered overall with a vivid sky-blue and deep... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2019

A Fine and Very Rare Celadon Double Gourd Vase, Qianlong Period, 1736-1795

Lot 3514. A Fine and Very Rare Celadon Double Gourd Vase, Qianlong Period, 1736-1795. H 31.3cm. Estimate HKD 20,000,000 - 26,000,000 (USD 2,548,500 - 3,313,050). Lot sold HKD 34,220,000 (USD 4,358,601). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited The vase is potted in bulbous form rising from an unglazed footring to a flared mouth. The exterior is moulded with lush fruiting double-gourd vines amid five-pointed leaves and curling tendrils, then being evenly applied pale celadon glaze on the raised surfaces... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2019

A Blue and White and Copper Red ‘Dragon’ Moonflask, Qianlong Period, 1736-1795

Lot 3517. A Blue and White and Copper Red ‘Dragon’ Moonflask, Qianlong Period, 1736-1795. H 38.7cm. Estimate HKD 22,000,000 - 32,000,000 (USD 2,803,350 - 4,077,600). Lot sold HKD 33,040,000 (USD 4,208,305). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited The moonflask is potted with a flattened globular form supporting on a short straight foot. It is superbly and deftly painted on each side in soft ruby tones of copper-red with a ferocious full-faced dragon. The scaly five-clawed beast is framed by flaring horns and... [Lire la suite]