19 avril 2020

A Famille-Rose 'Flower and Butterfly' bowl, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3641. A Famille-Rose 'Flower and Butterfly' bowl, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 14.8 cm., 5 3/4  in. Estimate 150,000 — 250,000 HKD. Lot Sold 625,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s. well potted with deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to an everted rim, the exterior painted in soft pastel enamels in the 'boneless style' with a continuous scene of various floral buds and blooms issuing from the ground next to jagged rockwork, including ruby... [Lire la suite]

19 avril 2020

A fine pair of coral-ground famille-rose 'Peony' bowls, seal marks and period of Daoguang

Lot 3636. A fine pair of coral-ground famille-rose 'Peony' bowls, seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850); 11 cm., 4 1/4  in. Estimate 150,000 — 250,000 HKD. Lot Sold 600,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s. each well potted with deep rounded sides resting on a short foot, the exterior brilliantly enamelled in vibrant colours with three pink peony blossoms, each against a lemon-yellow ground, with curling foliated scrolls issuing stylised leaves and... [Lire la suite]
19 avril 2020

A fine famille-rose 'Dragon and Flower' bowl, seal mark and period of Jiaqing (1796-1820)

Lot 3635. A fine famille-rose 'Dragon and Flower' bowl, seal mark and period of Jiaqing (1796-1820); 9.4 cm., 3 5/8  in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 HKD. Lot Sold 37,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s. delicately potted with deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to a slightly flared lobed gilt mouthrim, the body moulded with two main registers, the upper register decorated with five panels, three of them with narcissus blossoms, the other two with a dragon depicted... [Lire la suite]
19 avril 2020

A fine pair of doucai 'Double lotus' dishes, marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3633. A fine pair of doucai 'Double lotus' dishes, marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 11.7cm., 4 5/8  in. Estimate 1,200,000 — 1,500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,480,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s. each delicately potted with shallow rounded sides supported on a short foot, the interior painted with a central medallion enclosing a double-lotus bloom encircled by radiating ruyi-shaped strapwork, all enclosed within double-line borders repeated at the rim, the... [Lire la suite]
19 avril 2020

A doucai ‘Immortals and Crane’ bowl, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3629. A doucai ‘Immortals and Crane’ bowl, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 15.2 cm., 6 in. Estimate 220,000 — 280,000 HKD. Lot Sold 562,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s. the deep rounded sides rising from a short foot to a flared mouthrim, the exterior delicately enamelled with a continuous scene depicting two immortals in a rural setting laden with large jagged rockwork, a two-storeyed pavilion and tumultuous waves, one immortal with a child standing timidly behind him,... [Lire la suite]
19 avril 2020

A fine wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowl, Seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850)

Lot 3628. A fine wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowl, Seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850). Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot Sold 250,000  HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s. the rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a gently flaring rim, painted to the exterior with a green and a red dragon striding in pursuit of flaming pearls, divided by a pair of swooping phoenix, all below a band of bajixiang interspersed with ruyi emblems, the interior with a... [Lire la suite]

19 avril 2020

A fine coral-red and famille-verte ‘Fisherman’ dish, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 3626. A fine coral-red and famille-verte ‘Fisherman’ dish, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 19 cm., 7 1/2  in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Lot Sold 300,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s. the shallow rounded sides rising from a short straight foot, the exterior applied with an even coral-red glaze, the interior painted with a medallion enclosing a reclusive fisherman fishing by calm waters whilst sitting on a thick gnarled branch of a barren overhanging tree, the base... [Lire la suite]
19 avril 2020

A small doucai ‘floral medallion’ saucer, dish, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3115. A small doucai ‘floral medallion’ saucer dish, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 8.4 cm., 3 1/4  in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Lot sold 150,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the shallow rounded sides rising to a flared mouthrim, all supported on a short tapered footrim, the interior centred with a stylised floral medallion, the exterior decorated with a pair of auspicious lozenges (fangsheng) alternating with a pair of stylised lotus blossoms interlaced with curling... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2020

A bronze figure of Sarasvati, Qing Dynasty, Pala Revival Style, 17th-18th century

Lot 3110. A bronze figure of Sarasvati, Qing Dynasty, Pala Revival Style, 17th-18th century; 8 1/8 in. (20.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 275,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014. The figure is seated with her ankles crossed on a lotus base over a low throne supported by lions and a kinnari, and her hands are held before her torso as if to play the vina, the Indian lute. She is dressed in an ankle-length, striated dhoti and... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2020

A copper and silver-inlaid bronze figure of Tara, Qing Dynasty, Pala Revival Style, 17th-18th century

Lot 3109. A copper and silver-inlaid bronze figure of Tara, Qing Dynasty, Pala Revival Style, 17th-18th century; 7 in. (18 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 180,000 - HKD 250,000. Price realised HKD 300,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014. The figure stands on a double lotus base with the right hand extended in varadamudra and her left raised in vitarkamudra, dressed in a billowing dhoti with the folds inlaid with copper and silver and adorned with various jewellery. The... [Lire la suite]