06 août 2018

A fine anhua-decorated white bowl, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3614. A fine anhua-decorated white bowl, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 10.8 cm., 4 1/4  in. Estimate 220,000 — 280,000 HKD. Lot sold 812,500 HKD. Photo Sotheby’s delicately potted with deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to an everted mouthrim, decorated around the sides in anhua with a stylised leafy lotus scroll issuing large lotus blossoms and further floral blooms, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark. ... [Lire la suite]

06 août 2018

A fine copper-red glazed meiping, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3613. A fine copper-red glazed meiping, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 29.2 cm., 11 1/2  in. Estimate 900,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,240,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.   robustly potted with a tapered body sweeping up to broad shoulders, all surmounted by a waisted neck and a slightly flared lipped rim, the exterior applied overall with a lustrous deep red glaze thinning at the mouth, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character seal mark. ... [Lire la suite]
06 août 2018

A fine copper-red glazed waterpot, Mark and Period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3711. A fine copper-red glazed waterpot, Mark and Period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 6.2 cm., 2 3/8  in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot sold  1,840,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby’s well potted with an ovoid body tapering from a short foot, the exterior covered with an even copper-red glaze, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark within a double circle. Exhibited: Monochrome Ceramics of the Ming and Ch’ing Dynasties, Min Chiu Society at the Hong... [Lire la suite]
06 août 2018

A fine guan-type bottle vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3607. A fine guan-type bottle vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 21cm., 8 1/4  in. Estimate 1,000,000 — 1,500,000 HKD. Lot sold  2,320,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby’s the tapering ovoid body rising from a short spreading foot to a tall narrow neck with an everted dished rim, covered overall with a soft bluish-grey glaze suffused with fine crackles, the base inscribed with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue. Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 27th April 1993,... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2018

A fine and rare guan-type vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3618. A fine and rare guan-type vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 34.3 cm., 13 1/2  in. Estimate 2,000,000 — 3,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 2,560,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. of archaistic hu form, well potted with a slender ovoid body rising from a slightly splayed base to a waisted neck and a slightly flared mouth, the neck flanked by a pair of tubular lug handles, covered overall in a thick caesius-coloured glaze suffused with a network of light grey and colourless... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2018

A flambé-glazed bottle vase, yuhuchunping, Incised seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3610. A flambé-glazed bottle vase, yuhuchunping, Incised seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 30 cm, 11 3/4  in. Estimate 2,000,000 — 3,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,280,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby’s well potted with a pear-shaped body rising from a short splayed foot to a waisted neck and flared mouthrim, the exterior covered with a thick deep-purple glaze with splashes of milky bluish-lavender, the glaze stopping neatly at the mouthrim and footring, the interior applied with a... [Lire la suite]

05 août 2018

A fine and rare small celadon-glazed archaistic mallet vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong

Lot 3619. A fine and rare small celadon-glazed archaistic mallet vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 9.8 cm., 3 7/8  in. Estimate 200,000 — 400,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,400,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby’s the slightly flared sides below a sharply angled shoulder, columnar neck and flattened rim, finely carved and decorated in white slip with a band of three asymmetrical archaistic kui-dragon panels, below a band of S-keyfret and detached stylized zoomorphs on the shoulder, all... [Lire la suite]
04 août 2018

A fine and rare hexagonal celadon-glazed vase, Seal mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3601. A fine and rare hexagonal celadon-glazed vase, Seal mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 27.9 cm., 11 in. Estimate 2,500,000 — 3,000,000. Lot sold 16,840,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby’s of hexagonal form, robustly potted with a compressed globular body tapering to a waisted neck and a slightly everted mouthrim, all supported on a pedestal foot of corresponding form, the neck flanked by a pair of tubular lug handles, the voluptuous body bordered with two thin raised... [Lire la suite]
30 juillet 2018

A rare white-glazed ewer, Ming Dynasty, Yongle Period (1402-1424)

Lot 3692. A rare white-glazed ewer, Ming Dynasty, Yongle Period (1402-1424); 29.7 cm., 11 5/8  in. Estimate 2,800,000 — 3,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 5,080,000 HKD (518,082 EUR). Photo Sotheby’s the finely potted pear-shaped body rising from a splayed foot to a generously rounded lower body extending to a narrow waisted neck, the shoulders set with a ribbed ear handle ending in a carved ruyi-head across from the tall spout secured with a strut carved with whispy clouds, all below the trumpet... [Lire la suite]
29 juillet 2018

A white-glazed ‘Dragon’ dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 163. A white-glazed ‘Dragon’ dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter 8 5/8  in., 21.8 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 5,625 USD. Photo Sotheby’s. the interior carved with a central medallion of a writhing dragon amongst waves, the rounded sides with four different fish, applied overall with a slightly bluish-white glaze.  Provenance: Sotheby’s Hong Kong, 31st October 1995, lot 437. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 16... [Lire la suite]