13 octobre 2020

A jade 'horse and money' group, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 101. A jade 'horse and money' group, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 6.3 cm, 2 ½ in. Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 252,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. depicting a monkey clambering atop a recumbent horse and grasping its mane with one hand, the stone of a greyish-celadon colour with extensive black patches skilfully utilised to render the head and right side of the horse. Property from the Hei-Chi Collection. Provenance: Collection of Tingsong Shuwu. Literature: Jiang Tao and... [Lire la suite]

13 octobre 2020

A Longquan celadon tripod incense burner, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 100. A Longquan celadon tripod incense burner, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); d. 12.5 cm, 4 ¾ in.; h. 10.5 cm, 4 ⅛ in. Estimate: 1,800,000 - 2,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 5,983,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. with a compressed globular body rising to a constricted cylindrical neck and flat everted rim, all supported on three slightly splayed tapering legs, the rounded exterior with three evenly spaced ridges extending from the shoulder to the centre of each leg, superbly covered... [Lire la suite]
13 octobre 2020

A fine carved celadon-glazed 'bajixiang' bowl, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 98. A fine carved celadon-glazed 'bajixiang' bowl, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 22.5 cm, 8 ⅞ in. Estimate: 800,000 - 1,200,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,008,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the well rounded sides flaring elegantly at the rim, decorated around the exterior with the bajixiang (Eight Buddhist Emblems) tied with curling ribbons, applied overall with a delicate celadon glaze of even tone gathering in the recesses to highlight the carving, the base similarly glazed and... [Lire la suite]
13 octobre 2020

A rare black-glazed 'oil-spot' bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 97. A rare black-glazed 'oil-spot' bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 13.5 cm, 5 ⅜ in. Estimate: 500,000 - 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 504,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. with steep sides resting on a short foot, covered overall with a lustrous black glaze stopping neatly along the unglazed footring to reveal the pale buff stoneware body, the glaze further decorated with irregular silvery-russet speckles, the rim mounted with a metal band. Provenance: A Hong Kong private... [Lire la suite]
13 octobre 2020

A rare teadust-glazed vase, hu, Seal mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 96. A rare teadust-glazed vase, hu, Seal mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 24.9 cm, 9 ¾ in. Estimate: 400,000 - 600,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,016,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the ovoid body rising from a splayed foot to swelling shoulders surmounted by a waisted neck flaring at the rim, flanked by two moulded mask and mock ring handles, encircled around the body with horizontal ribs, applied overall with a speckled two-toned green, incised to the base with a four-character seal mark,... [Lire la suite]
13 octobre 2020

A Junyao lavender-glazed cup, Song – Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 91. A Junyao lavender-glazed cup, Song – Jin dynasty (960-1234); 10.5 cm, 4 ⅛ in. Estimate: 100,000 - 150,000 HKD. Lot sold 327,600 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of compressed bud form, rising from a short tapering foot to an incurved rim, covered overall in a rich milky lavender-blue glaze thinning at the rim to a light mushroom tone, the glaze stopping above the unglazed neatly pared ring foot. Provenance: Acquired in Japan prior to 1996.  Sotheby's. Monochrome II, 9... [Lire la suite]

13 octobre 2020

A rare flambé-glazed garlic-mouth vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 85. A rare flambé-glazed garlic-mouth vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); overall 56 by 12.7 by h. 21 cm, 22 by 5 by h. 8 ¼ in. Estimate: 600,000 - 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,260,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the pear-shaped body rising from a splayed foot to a slender neck surmounted by a garlic-head mouth and thin lip, covered overall save for the footring with a rich and lustrous raspberry-red glaze with milky-lavender streaks drizzling down from the... [Lire la suite]
13 octobre 2020

A huanghuali two-part table stand, Qing dynasty

Lot 85. A huanghuali two-part table stand, Qing dynasty; overall 56 by 12.7 by h. 21 cm, 22 by 5 by h. 8 ¼ in. Estimate: 80,000 - 120,000 HKD. Lot sold 478,800 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. comprising two components of varying heights to form a stepped stand, each of parallelogram section and carved with a plain top, extending towards panelled legs pierced with lobed cartouches and terminating in incurved scrolled feet. Sotheby's. Monochrome II, 9 October 2020, Hong Kong
13 octobre 2020

A rare cinnabar lacquer 'floral' box and cover, Incised mark and of Yongle (1403-1424)

  Lot 82. A rare cinnabar lacquer 'floral' box and cover, Incised mark and of Yongle (1403-1424); 9.7 cm, 3 ¾ in.. Estimate: 240,000 - 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 882,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the cover carved with various flowers borne on leafy stems, the base similarly decorated, the interiors and recessed base lacquered brown, the latter with a six-character reign mark, Japanese wood box. Note: A slightly smaller box, originally inscribed with a Yongle mark which is now effaced,... [Lire la suite]
13 octobre 2020

Sotheby's to offer an ultra-rare Russian Pink Diamond this autumn

‘The Spirit of the Rose’, the world's largest Fancy Vivid Purple-Pink Internally Flawless Type IIa diamond, 14.83 carats. Estimate of US$ 23-38 million (CHF 21 – 35 million). Courtesy Sotheby's. GENEVA.- Hot on the heels of the sale of a 102.39-carat perfect white diamond for US$15.7 million last week, Sotheby’s announced today that it will offer another rarity: the world’s largest vivid purple-pink diamond. Mined and cut by ALROSA – one of the world’s leading diamond producers, the 14.83- carat Fancy... [Lire la suite]
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