14 avril 2019

A white-glazed vase, meiping, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double-circle and of the period (1723-173

Lot 190. A white-glazed vase, meiping, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double-circle and of the period (1723-1735); 13 1/8 in. (33.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 50,000 - GBP 80,000 (USD 65,250 - USD 104,400). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The vase is well-potted with a high broad shoulder below a short, waisted neck, and tapers elegantly towards the slightly flared foot. It is covered overall in a transparent glaze stopping neatly around the unglazed foot rim. Provenance: Hugh M.... [Lire la suite]

06 avril 2019

A large white-glazed bowl, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435)

Lot 3663. A large white-glazed bowl, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435); 20.9 cm, 8 1/4  in. Estimate 150,000 — 250,000 HKD. Lot Sold 200,000 HKD (25,762 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. with deep rounded sides resting on a tapering foot, applied with an even white glaze, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark within a double circle. Provenance: Christie's Hong Kong, 27th October 2003, lot 608. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Hong... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2019

An extremely rare anhua-decorated white-glazed stem cup, Mark and period of Tianshun (1457-1464)

Lot 3659. An extremely rare anhua-decorated white-glazed stem cup, Mark and period of Tianshun (1457-1464); 13.8 cm, 5 3/8  in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot Sold 2,375,000 HKD (305,924 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. well potted with deep rounded sides rising to a slightly everted rim, all supported on a tapering hollow cylindrical stem, the exterior decorated in anhua with an elephant, a lion and a galloping horse, the centre of the interior incised with a... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2019

A white glazed and moulded 'Dragon' cup, Mark and period of Hongzhi (1488-1505)

Lot 3665. A white glazed and moulded 'Dragon' cup, Mark and period of Hongzhi (1488-1505); 9.5 cm, 3 3/4  in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,062,500 HKD (136,861 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. well potted with deep rounded sides rising from a short foot to flared rim, the interior moulded with a pair of dragons interrupted by ruyi clouds, the base incised with a six-character reign mark within a double circle. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Hong... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2019

A rare 'clair-de-lune' glazed 'hundred rib' jar, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 3655. A rare 'clair-de-lune' glazed 'hundred rib' jar, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 26.6 cm, 10 1/2  in. Estimate 2,800,000 — 3,200,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,250,000 HKD (418,633 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. with a baluster body sweeping up to a broad rounded shoulder and a raised rim, all supported on a flat base, the exterior divided into one hundred narrow ribs, covered evenly overall save for the base with an unctuous pale milky-blue glaze pooling to a darker... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2019

A fine and rare blue-glazed bottle vase, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3658. A fine and rare blue-glazed bottle vase, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 33.2 cm, 13 in. Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 4,000,000 HKD (515,240 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. sturdily potted with a globular body resting on a recessed base and surmounted by a tall neck flaring at the rim, the exterior covered with a rich lapis glaze thinning slightly beneath the white-edged rim and ending neatly above the unglazed footring, the interior and recessed... [Lire la suite]

05 avril 2019

An exceptional flambé-glazed vase, meiping, Incised seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3653. An exceptional flambé-glazed vase, meiping, Incised seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 34.9 cm, 13 3/4  in. Estimate 4,000,000 — 6,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 4,735,000 HKD (609,915 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. superbly potted with a tapering body sweeping up to a broad rounded shoulder, surmounted by a short waisted neck and lipped rim, covered overall with a brilliant rich deep red glaze with milky-blue and lavender streaks, thinning to pale sky-blue along the rim and stopping... [Lire la suite]
03 avril 2019

A rare incised and anhua-decorated 'sweet-white' glazed lianzi bowl, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1425)

 Lot 3305. A rare incised and anhua-decorated 'sweet-white' glazed lianzi bowl, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1425); 16.2 cm, 6 3/8  in. Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000. Lot Sold 1,062,500 HKD (136,861 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. thinly and superbly potted with deep rounded sides converging to a pointed base, supported on a narrow, gently tapering foot, the central interior incised with a stylised flower, encircled by a floral band and interlocking strapwork... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2019

A Copper-Red Glazed Stem Bowl, Yongzheng Mark and Period, 1723-1735

Lot 3509. A Copper-Red Glazed Stem Bowl, Yongzheng Mark and Period, 1723-1735. H 13.2cm D 18.2cm. Estimate HKD 300,000 - 400,000 (USD 38,217 - 50,956). Lot sold HKD 413,000 (USD 52,604). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited The stem cup is covered with a dark strawberry red glaze on the exterior, stopping short at the rim and base. The inner footrim of the cup is marked with six-character mark in underglaze-blue. Provenance: 1. Christie’s Hong Kong, 1-2 October 1991, lot.10592.The Ten-views... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2019

A ‘Robin’s Egg’ Glazed Bottle Vase, Yongzheng Period, 1723-1735

Lot 3512. A ‘Robin’s Egg’ Glazed Bottle Vase, Yongzheng Period, 1723-1735. H 37.5cm. Estimate HKD 1,000,000 - 1,500,000 (USD 127,406 - 191,109). Lot sold HKD 1,652,000 (USD 210,415). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited. The vase is well potted with a globular body moulded around the shoulder with seven bosses below a stepped band. Supporting the tall waisted neck encircled mid-way by double bow-strings and surmounted by a galleried mouth rim, the vase is all raised on a spreading domed foot. The vase is... [Lire la suite]