25 octobre 2019

A pair of yellow-glazed bowls, Qianlong seal marks and period (1736-1795)

Lot 34. A pair of yellow-glazed bowls, Qianlong seal marks and period (1736-1795). Diameter of each 12.8 cm, 5 in. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 GBP. Lot sold 37,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. each with deep rounded sides tapering from a broad everted rim to a short straight foot, covered overall, save for the base, with a glossy egg-yolk yellow glaze stopping neatly just above the foot, the base inscribed with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue. Sotheby's. Imperial Porcelain - A Private... [Lire la suite]

25 octobre 2019

A fine small lemon-yellow glazed bowl

Lot 15. A fine small lemon-yellow glazed bowl. Diameter 9.4 cm, 3⅝ in. Estimate: 70,000 - 90,000 GBP. Lot sold 87,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. with deep rounded sides resting on a short foot and rising to a broad rim, evenly applied to the exterior with a rich lemon-yellow glaze neatly stopping at the rim and the foot, the base with a six-character reign mark within a circle in underglaze blue. Exhibited: Exhibition of Ancient Chinese Ceramics from the Collection of the Kau Chi Society of... [Lire la suite]
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25 octobre 2019

A yellow-glazed dish, Hongzhi mark and period (1488-1505)

Lot 29. A yellow-glazed dish, Hongzhi mark and period (1488-1505). Diameter 21.5 cm, 8½ in. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 GBP. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's. the thinly potted rounded sides rising to a broad everted rim and supported on a short tapered foot, covered overall in an attractive egg-yolk yellow glaze, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark within a double circle in underglaze blue. Sotheby's. Imperial Porcelain - A Private Collection, 06 Nov 2019
25 octobre 2019

A rare yellow-ground underglaze-blue 'lotus' archaistic vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 270. A rare yellow-ground underglaze-blue 'lotus' archaistic vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Height 32.3 cm, 12¾ in. Estimate: 150,000 - 250,000 GBP. Lot sold 399,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. of archaistic bronze form, skilfully potted with a baluster body rising from a splayed foot to a waisted neck and flared rim, flanked by a pair of large scroll handles, further adorned with raised bands and flanges to the neck and foot, the body painted in vibrant tones of cobalt blue with... [Lire la suite]
25 octobre 2019

A blue and white 'Crane and Trigram' square bowl, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 28. A blue and white 'Crane and Trigram' square bowl, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566). Width 14.8 cm, 5¾ in.. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 GBP. Lot sold 62,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. of square section, robustly potted with wide flaring sides and a slightly tapered foot, the exterior painted with cranes in flight interspersed with ruyi clouds and trigrams above jagged rocks to each corner, the interior embellished with a lingzhi sprig below a shou character within a... [Lire la suite]
25 octobre 2019

A fine blue and white 'lotus bouquet' dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 26. A fine blue and white 'lotus bouquet' dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735). Diameter 34.2 cm, 13½ in. Estimate: 70,000 - 90,000 GBP. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's. modelled after an early Ming dynasty prototype, well potted with shallow rounded sides supported on a short tapered foot, finely decorated to the interior in rich tones of cobalt simulating the 'heaping and piling' effect, with a central roundel enclosing a ribbon-tied bouquet of lotus blossoms and other aquatic plants,... [Lire la suite]

25 octobre 2019

A large blue and white 'Bajixiang' bowl, Yongzheng mark and period

Lot 19. A large blue and white 'Bajixiang' bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735). Diameter 26.1 cm, 10¼ in. Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 GBP GBP. Lot sold 62,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. with deep rounded sides supported on a gently tapered foot, rising to a wide rim, richly painted around the exterior in shades of deep cobalt blue accented by 'heaping and piling' with a row of beribboned bajixiang ('Eight Buddhst Emblems'), each resting atop a large lotus bloom wreathed in scrolling... [Lire la suite]
25 octobre 2019

A fine blue and white Ming-style 'persimmon' moonflask, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Lot 11. A fine blue and white Ming-style 'persimmon' moonflask, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735). Height 29.7 cm, 11⅝ in. Estimate: 120,000 - 160,000 GBP. Lot sold 495,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. elegantly potted with a gently flattened spherical body surmounted by a slender cylindrical neck flanked by two scroll-shaped handles, the rounded sides decorated in vibrant tones of cobalt blue with simulated heaped and piled effect with gnarled leafy branches bearing fruiting clusters of persimmons... [Lire la suite]
25 octobre 2019

Indian Jewellery sold at London, 23 october 2019

 Lot 235. A diamond-set and enamelled gold pendant with seed-pearl string necklace, North India, 19th century; pendant: 6.2 by 5.8cm. Estimate: 7,000 - 10,000 GBP. Lot sold 8,750 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.  gold kundan settings with foil-backed diamonds, designed as a peacock in the centre on a blue enamel ground with openwork stylised foliate border, reverse with detailed polychrome enamelling featuring peacocks, later added hanging pendant with seed-pearls, mounted with a necklace... [Lire la suite]
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25 octobre 2019

A monumental late Safavid cuerda seca pottery tile panel, Persia, 18th century

Lot 233. A monumental late Safavid cuerda seca pottery tile panel, Persia, 18th century; 133 by 232cm. Estimate: 25,000 - 35,000 GBP. Lot sold 68,750 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. comprising forty-five cuerda-seca pottery tiles decorated in two shades of green, blue, yellow, mauve, brown and black outlines, forming a courtly scene. Provenance: Bonham's London, 1 May 2003, lot 298. Ex-collection William Randolph Hurst, CA (1863-1951). Note: This pottery tile panel is one of the elaborate and... [Lire la suite]