23 novembre 2017

A blue and white 'Peach' moonflask, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 325. A blue and white 'Peach' moonflask, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). 24 cm, 9 1/2  in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the flattened circular body rising from a short splayed foot to a waisted neck and flared rim, flanked by a pair of ruyi handles, the exterior moulded in low relief on both sides with a peach-shaped panel enclosing bats soaring around fruiting leafy sprays bearing clusters of ripe peaches, the panels surrounded by a leafy floral... [Lire la suite]

23 novembre 2017

An extremely rare blue and white pen box and cover, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 324. An extremely rare blue and white pen box and cover, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795). 22.1 cm, 8 3/4  in. Estimate 250,000 — 300,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. of rectangular form, the cover painted with interlaced ruyi and foliate scrolls, similarly decorated to the sides with archaistic kui dragon scrolls, the interior of the box divided into four compartments with three circular and one elongated quatrefoil openings, inscribed to the base... [Lire la suite]
23 novembre 2017

A fine blue and white 'Peach' moonflask, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 323. A fine blue and white 'Peach' moonflask, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795). 24.3 cm, 9 1/2  in. Estimate 1,800,000 — 2,500,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the flattened circular body rising from a short splayed foot to a waisted neck and flared rim, flanked by a pair of ruyi handles, the exterior moulded in low relief on both sides with a peach-shaped panel enclosing bats soaring around fruiting leafy sprays bearing clusters of ripe peaches, the panels... [Lire la suite]
22 novembre 2017

A blue and white square box and cover, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 8013. A blue and white square box and cover, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1573-1619). 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) square. Estimate HKD 260,000 - HKD 350,000 (USD 33,430 - USD 45,002) © Christies Images Ltd 2017 The gently domed cover is well painted in bright tones of cobalt blue with a central panel containing a scholar’s rock flanked by sprays of peony and chrysanthemum on either side, above shaped cartouches alternately enclosing flowers on the sides against a ground of... [Lire la suite]
20 novembre 2017

A fine pair of blue and white 'Peony' bowls, marks and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 322. A fine pair of blue and white 'Peony' bowls, marks and period of Kangxi (1662-1722). 16.2 cm, 6 3/8  in. Estimate 200,000 — 250,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. each painted in vivid tones of cobalt blue, the interior with a central medallion enclosing a large and small peony flower borne on leafy stems, all encircled by further peony blooms on a leafy meander repeated on the exterior, above a lappet band just above the foot, the base inscribed with a six-character... [Lire la suite]
20 novembre 2017

A blue and white rouleau vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 321. A blue and white rouleau vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). 46.3 cm, 18 1/4  in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. painted with five small officials presenting offerings to the three star gods, accompanied by a long inscription reading Sanduo Tu ('A picture of three abundances') and four columns of stylised shou characters repeated on the neck, the rim and neck painted with bands of chevron, circles, keyfret and trellis, wood stand. ... [Lire la suite]

20 novembre 2017

A blue and white bowl, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Lot 320. A blue and white bowl, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735). 21.7 cm, 8 1/2  in. Estimate 50,000 - 70,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the exterior decorated with a meandering leafy scroll bearing pairs of floral blooms including chrysanthemum, peony and camellia, all between a classic scroll at the rim and a ruyi band above the foot, the interior painted with a central medallion enclosing a lotus spray below a stylised chevron band at the rim. Provenance: Collection of T.Y. Chao (1912-1999),... [Lire la suite]
19 novembre 2017

A blue and white jar and cover, Transitional period

Lot 319. A blue and white jar and cover, Transitional period. 25.4 cm, 10 in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of ovoid form, painted with ladies and children at play in a garden, the flat cover with further boys and overhanging floral sprays. Provenance: Collection of T.Y. Chao (1912-1999), and thence by descent in the family.  Sotheby's. Chinese Art including Selected Works of Art from the T.Y. Chao Family Collection, Hong Kong, 30 Nov 2017, 02:00 PM 
19 novembre 2017

A blue and white ewer, late Ming dynasty

Lot 318. A blue and white ewer, late Ming dynasty. 20 cm, 7 7/8  in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the pear-shaped body painted with three scholars seated in a garden with bamboo and plantain, between stylised tulip sprays and a floral band at the neck and pendent lappets above the foot, the curved spout and the C-shaped handle painted with clouds. Provenance: Collection of T.Y. Chao (1912-1999), and thence by descent in the family.  Sotheby's. Chinese Art... [Lire la suite]
19 novembre 2017

A superb blue and white brushpot, Transitional period

Lot 317. A superb blue and white brushpot, Transitional period. d. 18.6 cm, 7 3/8  in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of cylindrical form, the exterior delicately painted in fine details with a scene from the story Fengshen yanyi, depicting Wen Zhong riding on a mo qilin and leading his equestrian soldiers battling against another group of equestrian warriors, all amongst ferocious leaping tigers and soaring cranes before a city gate, the rim encircled by a band of... [Lire la suite]