14 février 2019

A rare small pale greenish-blue-glazed triple-necked faceted vase, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 808. A rare small pale greenish-blue-glazed triple-necked faceted vase, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 6½ in. (16.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 5,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014. The flattened, tapering vase has three conjoined faceted necks that rise from the rounded shoulder. The vase is covered overall in a matte milky blue-green glaze that thins to mushroom at the edges.. Note: A vase of this shape and approximate size, but covered in a crackled,... [Lire la suite]

07 février 2019

An incised white-glazed 'lotus' bowl, incised seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 2664. An incised white-glazed 'lotus' bowl, incised seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 12.5 cm., 4 7/8 in. Estimate 250,000 — 350,000 HKD. Lot Sold 437,500 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010. the deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to an everted rim, finely incised to the interior with a floral medallion encircled by an undulating leafy lotus scroll and double lines at the rim, the exterior similarly incised above a lotus-lappet band, covered overall in a... [Lire la suite]
30 janvier 2019

A fine copper-red glazed yuhuchun vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 2656. A fine copper-red glazed yuhuchun vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 29 cm., 11 3/8 in. Estimate 120,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot sold 596,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2010 elegantly potted with a pear-shaped body, rising from a slightly splayed foot to a waisted neck and a flared rim, covered on the exterior with a rich red bubble-suffused glaze draining to white at the rims, the interior and base glazed white, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a... [Lire la suite]
30 janvier 2019

A fine Guan-type triple-spouted double-gourd vase, Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 2568. A fine Guan-type triple-spouted double-gourd vase, Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795); 8 in. (20.3 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000. Price realised HKD 400,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2008. Well potted in the form of three conjoined vases rising from the three-lobed body to the conforming necks, applied overall with a pale grey glaze suffused with a fine crackle simulating the Guan-type glaze, the short trefoil foot ring dressed with a brown... [Lire la suite]
30 janvier 2019

A fine small Ru-type vase, fanghu, Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 2567. A fine small Ru-type vase, fanghu, Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795); 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 225,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2008. The pear-shaped body of rectangular section with chamfered corners rising from a low straight foot, the neck flanked with two tubular handles, applied thickly overall with an unctuous glaze of even pale grey colour with slight blue tinge, the neatly cut, unglazed foot... [Lire la suite]
30 janvier 2019

A rare teadust-glazed jardinière, Yongzheng impressed four-character sealmark and of the period (1723-1735) 

Lot 2557. A rare teadust-glazed jardinière, Yongzheng impressed four-character sealmark and of the period (1723-1735); 7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 400,000. Price realised HKD 375,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2008. The jardinière is strongly potted with rounded sides rising to a thickened rim, all covered in a mottled green glaze, the base with a brown wash and incised with the four-character reign mark, Japanese wood box. Note: A larger example of this shape incised... [Lire la suite]

30 janvier 2019

A Ru-type peach-shaped brushwasher, xi, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Lot 2556. A Ru-type peach-shaped brushwasher, xi, Yongzheng period (1723-1735); 6 in. (15.2 cm) across. Estimate HKD 180,000 - HKD 250,000. Price realised HKD 187,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2008. The naturalistically modelled shallow peach-shaped vessel with the stalk, leaves and one small peach forming a handle at one side, covered overall with a thick, opaque grayish-green glaze thinning around the edges of the pointed leaves and gnarled stem to reveal the dark body underneath, the base with... [Lire la suite]
29 janvier 2019

A fine and very rare peacock-feather glazed censer, Yongzheng incised six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 2559. A fine and very rare peacock-feather glazed censer, Yongzheng incised six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795); 8 in. (20.3 cm.) across handles. Estimate HK$800,000- HK$1,200,000. Price Realized HK$800,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. The compressed body with two ring-handles attached below the slightly flared lipped rim, covered overall in an attractive mottled glaze ranging from pale blue through turquoise to purple, reminiscent of the palette of peacock feathers, the splayed footring... [Lire la suite]
29 janvier 2019

A peachbloom-glazed waterpot, taibai zun, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 2548. A peachbloom-glazed waterpot, taibai zun, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722); 5 in. (12.7 cm.) wide. Estimate HK$700,000 - HK$900,000. Price Realized HK$860,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. The 'beehive'-shaped vessel is well potted with a short waisted neck, the exterior lightly incised with three dragon roundels, covered with a glaze of rich rosy-pink tone, infused with dark pink specks, the base and interior white. Provenance: An American private collection ... [Lire la suite]
28 janvier 2019

A pair of yellow carved 'Four pleasures' brushpots, Impressed seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850)

Lot 2679. A pair of yellow carved 'Four pleasures' brushpots, Impressed seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850); 16.3 cm., 6 1/2 in. Estimate 250,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,340,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010. each potted with straight sides rising from a flat footring, the exterior meticulously carved with joyful figures engaged in fishing, woodcutting, ploughing, and reading, or the 'Four Pleasures', all in a continuous landscape with rivers and pavilions, applied... [Lire la suite]