01 avril 2019

Selected Imperial Ming Ceramics from the Tianminlou Collection at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 03 Apr 2019

Antiques collector Ko Shih-Chao. Photo: Jonathan Wong Ko Shih Chao and the Tianminlou Collection Regina Krahl It was with a distinct shock of pleasure that I realized the extent of his success in assembling what is unquestionably one of the finest groups of these wares to be seen anywhere in private hands today… This is how in 1987 John Ayers characterised the collecting activity of Ko Shih Chao (1911-1992) and his Tianminlou Collection, when he wrote an introduction to the collection catalogue. Thirty years... [Lire la suite]

30 mars 2019

A Blue and White ‘Squirrel and Grapes’ Bowl, Qianlong Period, 1736-1795

Lot 3012. A Blue and White ‘Squirrel and Grapes’ Bowl, Qianlong Period, 1736-1795. H 10.8cm D 22.3cm. Estimate HKD 100,000 - 180,000 (USD 12,739 - 22,930). Lot sold HKD 200,600 (USD 25,570). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Poly Auction Hong Kong. Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 2 april 2019 3:00PM
30 mars 2019

A Large Blue and White ‘Lotus’ Dish, Qianlong Period, 1736-1795

Lot 3014. A Large Blue and White ‘Lotus’ Dish, Qianlong Period, 1736-1795. D 41cm. Estimate HKD 800,000 - 1,200,000 (USD 101,912 - 152,868). Lot sold HKD 944,000 (USD 120,328). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Provenance: Aisin Giuro Private Collection. Poly Auction Hong Kong. Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 2 april 2019 3:00PM
30 mars 2019

A Blue and White Auspicious Pattern ‘Lotus’ Ewer, Qianlong Period, 1736-1795

Lot 3013. A Blue and White Auspicious Pattern ‘Lotus’ Ewer, Qianlong Period, 1736-1795. H 21.1cm. Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - 1,800,000 (USD 191,085 - 229,302). Unsold. © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Provenance: 1. Sotheby's Hong Kong, 27 April 2003, lot.2272. Sotheby's Hong Kong, 10 April 2006, lot.1685. Poly Auction Hong Kong. Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 2 april 2019 3:00PM
30 mars 2019

A Small Blue and White ‘Floral’ Jar, Yongzheng Period, 1723-1735

Lot 3011. A Small Blue and White ‘Floral’ Jar, Yongzheng Period, 1723-1735. H 5.5cm. Estimate HKD 100,000 - 200,000 (USD 12,739 - 25,478). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Poly Auction Hong Kong. Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 2 april 2019 3:00PM
30 mars 2019

A Blue and White ‘Scholar’ Brush Pot, Bitong, Kangxi Period, 1662-1722

Lot 3044. A Blue and White ‘Scholar’ Brush Pot, Bitong, Kangxi Period, 1662-1722. D 18.6cm H 15.7cm. Estimate HKD 150,000 - 300,000 (USD 19,109 - 38,217). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Poly Auction Hong Kong. Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 2 april 2019 3:00PM

30 mars 2019

A Blue and White ‘Fu Lu Shou’ Bowl, Wanli Period, 1573-1620

Lot 3001. A Blue and White ‘Fu Lu Shou’ Bowl, Wanli Period, 1573-1620. H 13.8cm D 30.5cm. Estimate HKD 200,000 - 300,000 (USD 25,478 - 38,217). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Provenance: 1. Private English Collection2. Sotheby's Hong Kong, 16 November 1973, lot.153. Literature: FINE CHINESE WORKS OF ART, 1 June 1972, lot.85. Poly Auction Hong Kong. Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 2 april 2019 3:00PM
30 mars 2019

A Blue and White ‘Dragons and Bajixiang’ Basin, Jiajing Period, 1522-1566

Lot 3041. A Blue and White ‘Dragons and Bajixiang’ Basin, Jiajing Period, 1522-1566. H 31.2cm. Estimate HKD 2,000,000 - 2,800,000 (USD 254,780 - 356,692). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited This massive jardiniere is sturdily potted with deep walls flaring slightly towards the galleried rim. It is boldly painted in vibrant shades of deep violet-blue on the exterior with four frontal five-clawed dragons inside the panel amidst scrolling lotus. The panels are cornered with Daoist emblems like ingot, ruyi-head,... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2019

A Pair of Blue and White with Pink-Enameled ‘Dragon’ Dishes, Qianlong Marks and Period, 1736-1795

Lot 3516. A Pair of Blue and White with Pink-Enameled ‘Dragon’ Dishes, Qianlong Marks and Period, 1736-1795. D 15.6cm. Estimate HKD 600,000 - 800,000 (USD 76,433 - 101,911). Lot sold HKD 920,400 (USD 117,231). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Both dishes are painted to the interior with puce enamel featuring a large sinuous dragon curled around a 'flaming pearl' and surrounding by flames, bordered by underglaze-blue ruyi-head cloud lappets below the rim. The reverse is both decorated in... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2019

A large blue and white 'Figural' teapot and and cover, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 366. A large blue and white 'Figural' teapot and and cover, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 7 1/2  in., 19 cm. Estimate 6,000 - 8,000 USD. Lot sold 10,625 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of globular form, the rounded sides painted in vibrant tones of cobalt blue with two rectangular panels each enclosing an idyllic scene of domestic happiness, one depicting an elegant woman on a swing being pushed from behind by an attendant and another young woman attending to a small boy chasing... [Lire la suite]