06 octobre 2018

A Yue Lobed Stem Cup, Five Dynasties, 10th Century

Lot 3007. A Yue Lobed Stem Cup, Five Dynasties, 10th Century. H 6.7cm D 10.3cm. Estimate HKD 80,000 - 100,000 (USD 10,210 - 12,762). Sold price HKD 271,400 (USD 34,636). © Poly Auction. with a foliate rim and five lobes, supported on a flared stem foot, covered overall in rare green glaze. Poly Hong Kong. The Collection of Shu Zheng Zhai - A Selection of Archaic Chinese Ceramics II, 2 october 2018, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong

06 octobre 2018

A Molded Ding Lion and Grapevine Dish, Northern Song Dynasty, 10th-12th Century

Lot 3013. A Molded Ding Lion and Grapevine Dish, Northern Song Dynasty, 10th-12th Century. D 16.7cm. Estimate HKD 250,000 - 300,000 (USD 31,905 - 38,286). Sold price HKD 531,000 (USD 67,766). © Poly Auction. Well potted with shallow rounded sides supported on a short straight foot, the interior freely carved to the central medallion with a sinuous chilong, its face turned slightly to one side with its body curled around, all encircled by a broad lotus band interspersed with small blossoms and... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2018

A Longquan Celadon Long Neck Vase, Southern Song Dynasty, 12th-13th Century

Lot 3018. A Longquan Celadon Long Neck Vase, Southern Song Dynasty, 12th-13th Century. H 25cm. Estimate HKD 600,000 - 700,000 (USD 76,571 - 89,333). Sold price HKD 708,000 (USD 90,354). © Poly Auction. Finely potted with a compressed body rising from a tall foot to a sloping shoulder and tall slightly tapered neck, covered overall evenly save for the unglazed footring with an unctuous pale sea-green celadon glaze. Poly Hong Kong. The Collection of Shu Zheng Zhai - A Selection of Archaic... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2018

A Hutian Qingbai Vase, Meiping, Northern Song Dynasty, 10th-12th Century

Lot 3009. A Hutian Qingbai Vase, Meiping, Northern Song Dynasty, 10th-12th Century. H 32cm. Estimate HKD 250,000 - 300,000 (USD 31,905 - 38,286). Sold price HKD 967,600 (USD 123,484). © Poly Auction. Well potted with an ovoid body rising from a countersunk base to a broad rounded shoulder and surmounted by a short tapering neck and lipped mouthrim. the exterior covered in ivory-white glaze.  Provenance: A Japanese Private Collection. Poly Hong Kong. The Collection of Shu... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2018

A Rare and Finely Carved Ding Dragon Dish, Northern Song Dynasty, 10th-12th Century

Lot 3012. A Rare and Finely Carved Ding Dragon Dish, Northern Song Dynasty, 10th-12th Century. D 17.5cm. Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - 2,000,000 (USD 191,429 - 255,238). Sold price HKD 1,888,000 (USD 240,945). © Poly Auction. The shallow concave base supported on a neatly trimmed foot, rising to wide flaring sides, the interior freely carved to the central medallion with a sinuous chilong, its face turned slightly to one side with its body curled around, encircled by two lotus blooms borne on... [Lire la suite]
30 septembre 2018

A Longquan carved celadon jar, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 3671. A Longquan carved celadon jar, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 27.5 cm, 10 7/8  in. Estimate 250,000 — 300,000 HKD (31,848 - 38,217 USD). Lot Sold 325,000. HKD (41,457 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. robustly potted, of baluster form with a tapered neck decorated with overlapping striated triangular motifs, carved around the sides with panels of flowers of the four seasons, alternating with panels of characters jin yu man tang ('May gold and jade fill your halls'), beneath a... [Lire la suite]

29 septembre 2018

Arcadian Beauty – Exceptional Works from the Song Dynasty at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 3 october 2018

Arcadian BeautyRegina Krahl In the Song dynasty (960-1279), probably more than in any other period of China’s history, culture and education were considered the most important prerequisites of the elite and valued higher than office and rank. Advancement in society was certainly desired and sought, but at the same time spurned, and the state’s most outspoken critics were often celebrated as sages. Even if the post of a high official in the service of the Emperor was considered the ultimate achievement, a modest and humble existence... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2018

A rare large Longquan celadon barbed charger, Early Ming dynasty

Lot 106. A rare large Longquan celadon barbed charger, Early Ming dynasty; 56.5 cm, 22 1/4  in. Estimate 250,000 — 300,000 HKD (31,850 - 38,220 USD). Lot Sold 1,125,000 HKD (143,505 USD). Photo: Sotheby's. robustly potted with lobed shallow rounded sides rising from a short foot to broad everted barbed rim, subtly carved on the interior with a curling lotus spray, encircled by fruiting sprays and lotus florets on the cavetto and flat rim respectively, the exterior decorated... [Lire la suite]
22 septembre 2018

A Qingbai moulded ‘Lotus’ bowl and cover, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 97. A Qingbai moulded ‘Lotus’ bowl and cover, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 5 in. (12.7 cm.) diam., box. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 120,000 (USD 10,249 - USD 15,373). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 4 October 2018
22 septembre 2018

A rectangular Cizhou ‘Tiger’ pillow, Jin-Yuan dynasty (1115-1368)

Lot 94. A rectangular Cizhou ‘Tiger’ pillow, Jin-Yuan dynasty (1115-1368); 11 ¼ in. (28.5 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 120,000 (USD 10,242 - USD 15,373). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The base is stamped with the mark gu xiang Zhangjia zao, ‘Made by the Zhang family’, framed within a pavilion. Provenance: Sold at Christie’s London, 13 November 2001, lot 17The T. T. Tsui Collection (according to label). Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]