22 mars 2017

A celadon-glazed double gourd vase, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 704. A celadon-glazed double gourd vase, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795). Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 25,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   elegantly potted with a globular lower bulb supporting a slightly smaller upper bulb with a narrow mouth, covered overall in a lustrous pale sea-green glaze, save for an unglazed foot ring encircling the recessed base with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue, the mouth with metal mount. Height 12 1/4 ... [Lire la suite]

22 mars 2017

A white-glazed incised vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century.

Lot 706. A white-glazed incised vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 12,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   of ovoid shape rising to a lipped rim, the body engraved with a continuous foliate meander of lotus flowers borne on undulating leafy stems, set between bands of ruyi and keyfret around the shoulder and upright lappets encircling the base, all under a white glaze of faint bluish tint. Height 7 5/8  in., 19.3 cm ... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2017

A white-glazed incised 'Dragon' bottle vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 701. A white-glazed incised 'Dragon' bottle vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 12,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   the pear-shaped body rising to a tall slender neck and lipped rim, incised with a writhing dragon, its barbed tail coiling around the neck, in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', covered overall with a pale bluish-green slip pooling into the carving and a semi-opaque white glaze. Height 9 3/4  in., 24.8 cm Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
16 mars 2017

A white-glazed chrysanthemum dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 520. A white-glazed chrysanthemum dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735). Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Lot sold 237,500  USD. Photo: Sotheby's. evenly potted with narrow fluted sides and pointed tips resembling the petals of a chrysanthemum flower, radiating around a slightly recessed center and continuing on the exterior across the short straight foot, covered overall in a transparent glaze stopping neatly at the foot, the base with a six-character mark in underglaze... [Lire la suite]
16 mars 2017

A very rare celadon-glazed cylindrical tea caddy and cover, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 518. A very rare celadon-glazed cylindrical tea caddy and cover, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735). Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 USD. Lot sold 492,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. superbly potted, the elegant cylindrical body tapering slightly towards a short foot, the gently rounded shoulders sweeping up to a waisted neck, surmounted by a bell-shaped cover with a rounded bud-form finial, covered overall with an even celadon-green glaze, the base inscribed with a six-character mark within... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2017

A copper-red glazed stem bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 516. A copper-red glazed stem bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735). Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 52,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. well-potted, the rounded sides rising to a flared rim, supported on a hollow slightly splayed pedestal foot, the exterior applied with a rich red bubble-suffused glaze draining to white at the rim, the interior glazed white, the interior of the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue. Diameter 6 in., 15.4 cm Provenance: Sotheby Parke... [Lire la suite]

15 mars 2017

A copper-red glazed dish, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 515. A copper-red glazed dish, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 USD. Lot sold 9,375 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot to a straight rim, covered overall in a deep red glaze pooling to a slightly darker tone just below the rim, the rim and base left white, the base with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue. Diameter 8 in., 20.2 cm Provenance: Sotheby's London, 17th November 1998, lot 185. Sotheby's. Important... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2017

A rare and large ru-type hu-form vase, Yongzheng seal mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 511. A rare and large ru-type hu-form vase, Yongzheng seal mark and period (1723-1735). Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 USD. Lot sold 396,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. of archaistic bronze form, the broad pear-shaped body rising from a slightly spreading foot to a waisted neck encircled with a raised fillet and flanked by a pair of single-horn mythical animal-mask handles suspending mock rings, covered overall with a thick lavender-blue glaze, save for the unglazed foot ring, the base with a... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2017

A 'clair-de-lune' glazed vase, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 510. A 'clair-de-lune' glazed vase, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 USD. Lot sold 225,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the finely potted globular body rising from a short, slightly splayed foot to a slender cylindrical neck flaring gently at the rim, covered overall in a rich, glossy, soft pale-blue glaze thinning at the everted rim and pooling around the foot, the base glazed white with a six-character mark in underglaze blue. Height 8 in., 20cm Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2017

An exceptionally rare molded yellow-glazed 'dragon' stembowl, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 10. An exceptionally rare molded yellow-glazed 'dragon' stembowl, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566). Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's  finely potted, the wide flared bowl resting on a narrow stem splaying toward the base, lightly molded to the interior with two five-clawed dragons striding in pursuit of 'flaming pearls', applied overall with a smooth, rich egg-yolk yellow glaze, the interior of the stem reserved in white and inscribed in... [Lire la suite]