04 novembre 2020

A rare turquoise-glazed bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 10. A rare turquoise-glazed bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735). Diameter 9.4 cm, 3¾ in. Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 GBP. Lot sold: 78,120 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. delicately potted, with gently rounded sides resting on a tapered foot, covered to the exterior save for the base with a rich turquoise-blue glaze, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark within a circle. Exhibited: Monochrome Ceramics of Ming and Ch’ing Dynasties, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong... [Lire la suite]

04 novembre 2020

A rare small flambé-glazed moonflask, Qianlong incised seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 8. A rare small flambé-glazed moonflask, Qianlong incised seal mark and period (1736-1795). Height 15.3 cm, 6 in. Estimate: 80,000 - 120,000 GBP. Lot sold: 450,600 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. elegantly potted with a gently flattened spherical body surmounted by a slender cylindrical neck flanked by a pair of ruyi handles, covered overall with a brilliant rich purple glaze with milky-blue and lavender streaks, the base glazed brown and incised with a four-character seal mark. ... [Lire la suite]
04 novembre 2020

A pair of famille-rose 'bajixiang' bowls, Qianlong seal marks and period (1736-1795)

Lot 7. A pair of famille-rose 'bajixiang' bowls, Qianlong seal marks and period (1736-1795). Diameter of each 10.7 cm, 4¼ in. Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 GBP. Lot sold: 75,600 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. each with rounded sides rising from a short foot to a gently flared rim, painted to the exterior with beribboned bajixiang emblems in pairs, all below a key-fret band and above ruyi heads in iron-red, the foot encircled by a band of blue-enamelled dots against a yellow... [Lire la suite]
04 novembre 2020

A finely potted famille-rose 'floral' bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 4. A finely potted famille-rose 'floral' bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735). Diameter 9.8 cm, 3⅞ in. Estimate: 15,000 - 20,000 GBP. Lot sold: 88,200 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to a slightly everted rim, finely enamelled around the exterior with blossoming rose and narcissus issuing from rockwork, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark in underglaze blue within a double-circle. Sotheby's. Imperial Porcelain – A... [Lire la suite]
04 novembre 2020

A rare celadon-glazed double-gourd vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 2. A rare celadon-glazed double-gourd vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Height 20.1 cm, 7⅞ in. Estimate: 80,000 - 120,000 GBP. Lot sold: 352,800 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. well potted with a globular lower bulb rising from a short splayed foot to a slender waisted neck and a small bulbous upper bulb tapering to a narrow mouthrim, flanked by a pair of undulating strap handles extending from the upper bulb and terminating with a pair of ruyi heads on the shoulder, divided... [Lire la suite]
04 novembre 2020

A rare yellow-ground blue and white handled cup, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 1. A rare yellow-ground blue and white handled cup, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735). Width across handle 9.8 cm, 3⅞ in. Estimate: 80,000 - 120,000 GBP. Lot sold: 100,800 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from a short foot to a lobed rim, flanked by a pair of butterfly-shaped handles, the interior painted with a central floral medallion radiating with two rows of petal lappets, each enclosing a lingzhi or floral spray, the exterior similarly decorated, all... [Lire la suite]
04 novembre 2020

The Robert Stanley Hope Smith Collection sold at Bonhams London, 2 Nov 2020

Robert S. H Smith and Joan Smith. Robert Stanley Hope Smith, known to friends and family as Stanley, was born on 13th December 1910 in Horton, Bradford. During the 2nd world war he served with his local Home Guard Regiment. He was a solicitor and partner at Browning Oliver and Smith in Bradford and was known to have worked closely with the refugee polish community who settled there in the late 1940s and early 50s, helping them establish a future within the city that still prospered with a textile industry. He married Joan Shelton,... [Lire la suite]