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]
27 mars 2019

A large blue and white circular box and cover, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 334. A large blue and white circular box and cover, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter 6 in., 15.2 cm. Estimate 5,000 - 7,000 USD. Lot sold 12,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of compressed form, the slightly domed cover finely painted in varying tones of cobalt blue with an intricate basket-weave pattern studded with white florets, the design continuing to the lower section all above a lappet band and against a pale blue ground, the interior plain, the base with an apocryphal... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2019

A fine blue and white 'Squirell and Grapwine' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 341. A fine blue and white 'Squirell and Grapwine' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 7 1/4  in., 18.4 cm. Estimate 5,000 - 7,000 USD. Lot sold 13,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the pear-shaped body sweeping to a slender neck and a slightly flaring lipped rim, painted in bright tones of underglaze blue with two playful squirrels scampering amid a meander of undulating grape vines issuing clusters of ripe fruit and broad leaves, all set between a band of upright lappets around the... [Lire la suite]

27 mars 2019

A fine blue and white 'Landscape' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 302. A fine blue and white 'Landscape' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 10 5/8  in., 27 cm. Estimate 8,000 - 12,000 USD. Lot sold 13,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the elegant baluster body rising from a spreading foot to a slender waisted neck with everted rim, freely painted in a subtle range of blue tones with a continuous landscape depicting a boatman ferrying a passenger over tranquil water  towards a rustic pavilion amid leafing foliage and mountain... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2019

A fine and large blue and white 'Qilin' dish, Qing Dynasty, Shunzhi Period (1644-1661)

Lot 312. A fine and large blue and white 'Qilin' dish, Qing Dynasty, Shunzhi Period (1644-1661). Diameter 13 3/4  in., 35 cm. Estimate 8,000 - 12,000 USD. Lot sold 16,250 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. stoutly potted with rounded sides rising from a short tapered and chaneled foot, the interior boldly painted in strong tones of cobalt blue with an animated qilin sitting on its scaly back haunches, one front leg outstretched, the other with hoof raised, bearing a benign expression, the... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2019

An underglazed-blue, copper-red and celadon-glazed bowl, Kangxi Mark and Period (1662-1722)

Lot 319. An underglazed-blue, copper-red and celadon-glazed bowl, Kangxi Mark and Period (1662-1722). Diameter 8 1/4  in., 21 cm. Estimate 15,000 - 25,000 USD. Lot sold 25,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the steep rounded sides exquisitely painted in rich tones of cobalt blue and bright red with a continuous landscape of leafing trees and plants emerging from rockwork and alongside a placid waterway with mountains in the distance, imposing craggy stone boulders picked out in a... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2019

A superb blue and white 'Winter' ovoid jar and cover, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 313. A superb blue and white 'Winter' ovoid jar and cover, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Height 10 in., 25.4 cm. Estimate 20,000 - 30,000 USD. Lot sold 25,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides deftly painted in varying tones and washes of underglaze blue with two roundels each enclosing a winter scene, the first depicting Meng Haoran riding a donkey followed by an attendant carrying a prunus branch, the second portraying Han Yu crouched amid rockwork looking... [Lire la suite]