02 février 2020

A carved transparent red glass bowl, Qianlong incised four-character mark within a square and of the period (1736-1795)

  Lot 3367. A carved transparent red glass bowl, Qianlong incised four-character mark within a square and of the period (1736-1795); 5 3/4 in. (14.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 80,000. Price realised HKD 175,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014.  The deep bowl is boldly carved in relief on the exterior with a broad band of undulating vines bearing two blooms, supported on a slightly splayed foot encircling the recessed base. The transparent glass is of a deep burgundry... [Lire la suite]

02 février 2020

A yellow glass fluted vase, Qianlong incised four-character mark within a square and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 3366. A yellow glass fluted vase, Qianlong incised four-character mark within a square and of the period (1736-1795); 5 3/4 in. (14.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 625,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014.  The vase has a pear-shaped body standing on a high foot and with a long, slightly tapered neck. It is fluted into eight facets and has an even bright lemon-yellow tone. The base is incised with the reign mark, box. Property from... [Lire la suite]
02 février 2020

A small yellow glass zhadou, Qianlong incised four-character mark within a square and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 3365. A small yellow glass zhadou, Qianlong incised four-character mark within a square and of the period (1736-1795); 4 in. (10 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 240,000 - HKD 350,000. Price realised HKD 750,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014.  The jar has a spreading trumpet neck atop the compressed globular mid-section, all raised on a tall straight foot encircling the recessed base inscribed with the reign mark on the centre, wood stand, box. Property from the Collection... [Lire la suite]
02 février 2020

A powerful and rare green and russet jade 'dragon head' architectural ornament, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 3306. A powerful and rare green and russet jade 'dragon head' architectural ornament, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 21.7 cm, 8 1/2  in. Estimate 3,000,000 — 5,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,680,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. powerfully and boldly worked in the form of a dragon head, the striking mythical beast rendered with circular glaring eyes below a bulging supraorbital ridge, the snout stylised with a scrolling profile, the flaring nostrils and prominent mouth... [Lire la suite]
02 février 2020

A magnificent and rare underglaze-blue and iron-red decorated 'Nine Dragon' charger, Seal mark and period of Qianlong

Lot 3305. A magnificent and rare underglaze-blue and iron-red decorated 'Nine Dragon' charger, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 47.6 cm, 18 3/4  in. Estimate 15,000,000 — 25,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 19,280,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's.  finely potted with rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot to a flat everted rim, the interior superbly painted with a central medallion enclosing an iron-red scaly five-clawed frontal dragon coiling around a... [Lire la suite]
02 février 2020

A highly important and exceptionally large imperial Khotan-green jade 'Taishang Huangdi Zhi Bao' Seal, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Pe

Lot 3302. A highly important and exceptionally large imperial Khotan-green jade 'Taishang Huangdi Zhi Bao' Seal, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period (1736-1795); 11 by 12.8 by 12.8 cm, 4 1/4  by 5 by 5 in. Estimate 80,000,000 — 120,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 91,480,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's the substantial stone of an even light fern-green colour, superbly worked in the form of a pair of addorsed dragons resting atop the seal, each... [Lire la suite]

02 février 2020

A magnificent and extremely rare iron-red and underglaze-blue 'Dragon' bottle vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795

Lot 3302. A magnificent and extremely rare iron-red and underglaze-blue 'Dragon' bottle vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 25 cm, 9 7/8  in. Estimate 20,000,000 — 25,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 28,200,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's exquisitely potted with a globular body surmounted by a tall tubular neck with an everted gilt mouthrim, the exterior brilliantly enamelled in varying tones of iron-red with a five-clawed dragon writhing sinuously and... [Lire la suite]
02 février 2020

A yellow-enamelled incised 'floral' circular box and cover, Guangxu period (1875-1908), Tihedian Zhi mark

Lot 3338. A yellow-enamelled incised 'floral' circular box and cover, Guangxu period (1875-1908), Tihedian Zhi mark; 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 200,000. Price realised HKD 350,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014.  The top of the cover is carved with a medallion enclosing a chrysanthemum flower, surrounded by floral sprays including peony, prunus and narcissus. The exterior of the box is similarly decorated with floral sprays, supported on a short... [Lire la suite]
02 février 2020

A fine imperial blue-ground gilt-decorated bottle vase, Guangxu six-character mark and of the period (1875-1908)

Lot 3325. A fine imperial blue-ground gilt-decorated bottle vase, Guangxu six-character mark and of the period (1875-1908); 15 3/8 in. (39.1 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 350,000 - HKD 550,000. Price realised HKD 400,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014.  The globular body and waisted neck are decorated in gilt reserved on a rich blue ground with variously decorated medallions set between a petal-lappet border at the foot, a band of flower scroll and Shou characters on the... [Lire la suite]
02 février 2020

A flambé-glazed bottle vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3324. A flambé-glazed bottle vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 10 1/4 in. (26.2 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 120,000 - HKD 180,000. Price realised HKD 150,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014.  The heavily potted vase is covered with a lustrous red glaze of a deep ox-blood tone, with concentrated areas of dark red streaks. The base is applied with a caramel dressing, wood stand, Japanese wood box. Provenance: According to the inscription on the Japanese wood box, this vase... [Lire la suite]