11 janvier 2023

Ming dynasty cloisonné enamel sold at Sotheby's, Monochrome, London, 2 November 2022

  Lot 284. A cloisonné enamel censer, Gui, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century; Width 14.5cm, 5¾ in. Lot sold: 9,450 GBP (Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 GBP). © 2022 Sotheby's. Lot 286. A cloisonné enamel censer, Gui, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century; Width 13.7 cm, 5⅜ in. Lot sold: 61,740 GBP (Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP). © 2022 Sotheby's. the base with an apocryphal four-character Jingtai mark within a square. ... [Lire la suite]

10 janvier 2023

A Longquan celadon gu-shaped vase, Yuan dynasty (1271-1368)

Lot 445. A Longquan celadon gu-shaped vase, Yuan dynasty (1271-1368); h. 22.6 cm. Lot sold: 478,800 HKD (Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 HKD). © 2022 Sotheby's. Note: See a similar vase in the collection of Zhejiang Museum, illustrated in Zhu Boqian, ed., Celadon from Longquan Kilns, Taipei, 1998, pl. 150, and online at https://www.zhejiangmuseum.com/Collection/ExcellentCollection/1722zonghepingtaiexhibit/1722zonghepingtaiexhibit. A Longquan celadon gu-shaped... [Lire la suite]
10 décembre 2022

A superb and rare imperial Beijing enamel circular dish, Kangxi red enamel yuzhi four-character mark and of the period

Lot 27. A superb and rare imperial Beijing enamel circular dish, Kangxi red enamel yuzhi four-character mark and of the period (1662-1722); 9.5cm (3 3/4in) diam. (2). Sold for HKD 885,000 (Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000). © Bonhams 2001-2022 Of shallow circular form with a slightly convex centre on a short foot, exquisitely painted with a pair of butterflies flying amidst stylised floral scrolls on yellow ground, the exterior with a band of continuous foliate branches on a brown ground,... [Lire la suite]
03 décembre 2022

Tang Dynasty Ceramics sold at Bonhams Hong Kong, 30 November 2022

        Lot 7. A blue and sancai-glazed 'mask' pillow, Tang Dynasty (618-907); 12.3cm (4 7/8in) wide. (2). Sold for HKD 204,000  (Estimate HKD 120,000 - HKD 180,000). © Bonhams 2001-2022 Of rectangular section, the slightly concave top with an impressed design of a leonine earth spirit, qi, mask and two borders of the four-petalled mallow flowers on the sides, all resist-glazed in blue, cream and amber on a green ground flanked by amber and cream borders, the... [Lire la suite]
26 novembre 2022

A monumental cloisonné enamel 'kui dragon' tripod incense burner, Mark and period of Qianlong

Lot 3806. A monumental cloisonné enamel 'kui dragon' tripod incense burner, Mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1735); overall h. 123 cm. Lot sold: 14,895,000 HKD (Estimate: 15,000,000 - 20,000,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 the imposing incenser burner with a deep cylindrical body, surmounted by a short waisted neck and a broad mouth, supported on three solid gilt-bronze legs and flanked by two tall angular scroll handles attached to the shoulder and rim, the body decorated with... [Lire la suite]
23 novembre 2022

A very rare pair of cloisonné enamel and gilt-bronze kneeling 'foreigner' candlesticks, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 119. A very rare pair of cloisonné enamel and gilt-bronze kneeling 'foreigner' candlesticks, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Each 30cm (12in) high. (2). Sold for £44,400 (Estimate $7,000 - $10,000). © Sotheby's 2022 Each figure finely cast with one sturdy arm raised to support the shaped drip pan surmounted by a columnar pricket, the other hand resting on the hip, dressed in a tunic with dragons over crashing waves, the lower half with lotus scrolls, the head encircled with a fillet over... [Lire la suite]

23 novembre 2022

A cloisonné enamel duck-shaped incense burner and cover, 16th-17th century

Lot 119. A cloisonné enamel duck-shaped incense burner and cover, 16th-17th century; 18.7cm (7 3/8in) high. (3). Sold for £44,400 (Estimate $7,000 - $10,000). © Sotheby's 2022 Finely modelled in the shape of a duck with its head slightly turned and beak open, its feather decorated in vibrant green, yellow, white, red, turquoise and blue, repeated at the cover, its back with an opening in the shape of feather, its beak and webbed feet gilded, all fixed on a wooden stand in the shape of waves. ... [Lire la suite]
23 novembre 2022

A very rare cloisonné enamel and gilt-bronze tripod incense burner, ding, 15th century

  Lot 116. A very rare cloisonné enamel and gilt-bronze tripod incense burner, ding, 15th century; 21.5cm (8 7/16cm) high. Sold for £88,500 (Estimate $60,000 - $80,000). © Sotheby's 2022 The robustly cast body of globular form supported on three short legs, exterior brightly enamelled in yellow, white, red, and dark blue with large lotus blossoms in two registers amidst leafy scrolls, repeated along the neck, the gilt-bronze rim applied with a pair of flaring upright handles... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2022

A rare cloisonné enamel 'lotus scroll' brushpot, bitong, 17th century

Lot 12. A rare cloisonné enamel 'lotus scroll' brushpot, bitong, 17th century; 16cm (6 1/4in) high. (2). Sold for £21,675 (Estimate £4,000-£6,000). © Bonhams 2001-2022 Finely cast of cylindrical form and supported on a flat base, brightly enamelled around the exterior with a broad band of scrolling lotus picked out in blue, green, yellow and white enamels against a turquoise-blue ground, enclosed within chevron and segmented floret borders, the base enamelled with a yin-yang motif to... [Lire la suite]
26 août 2022

A Chinese cloisonné enamel and gilt-bronze ruyi scepter, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

  Lot 187. A Chinese cloisonné enamel and gilt-bronze ruyi scepter, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 163⁄8 in. (41.8 cm.) long. Price Realised GBP 16,380 (Estimate GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,500). © Christie's 2022 The ruyi-head terminal finely decorated in bright enamels with a pink and red bat below a blue swastika on a green ground, all within a a gilt border incised with a keyfret scroll, the shaft embellished with stylised archaistic scrolls and shou character... [Lire la suite]