02 avril 2018

Yuan Yao (Active Mid-18th Century), Back from hunting

Lot 2274. Yuan Yao (Active Mid-18th Century), Back from hunting, signed hanshang Yuan Yao, dated yihai (1755), inscribed and with two seals of the artist; ink on silk, framed, 128.1 by 141 cm; 50 3/8  by 55 1/2  in. Estimate 1,000,000 — 1,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,875,000 HKD (297,633 EUR). © Sotheby's 2018.  Provenance: Previously from C.C. Wang (Ming-Te Tang) CollectionSotheby's Hong Kong, Fine Chinese Classical Paintings, 1 May 2000, lot 10. ... [Lire la suite]
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02 avril 2018

Chen Hongshou (1598-1652), Alchemist

Lot 2275. Chen Hongshou (1598-1652), Alchemist, ink and colour on silk, hanging scroll, 125 by 48 cm; 49 1/4  by 18 7/8  in. Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,240,000 HKD (335,419 EUR). © Sotheby's 2018.  signed Laolian Hongshou and with two seals of hiswith six collector’s seals of Zhang Daqian(1899 - 1983) and one collector’s seal of C.C. Wang(1907 - 2003). With pale celadon porcelain knobs inscribed Dafeng Tang Cang  ... [Lire la suite]
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01 avril 2018

Wang Hui (1632-1717), Traveling by night in a fishing village after Li Cheng

Lot 2284. Wang Hui (1632-1717), Traveling by night in a fishing village after Li Cheng, ink and colour on silk, handscroll; 43.5 by 283.3 cm; 17 1/8  by 111 1/2  in. Estimate 1,200,000 — 1,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,600,000 HKD (372,688 EUR). © Sotheby's 2018 signed Shigu Zi Wang Hui, dated guiwei (1703) and with four seals of the artistTitleslip and frontispieces by Zhou Cheng (1941-), both dated jiaxu (1994) and with one to two seals of hiswith... [Lire la suite]
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01 avril 2018

Dong Qichang (1555 - 1636), Misty Mountains in the style of Mi Fu

Lot 2273. Dong Qichang (1555 - 1636), Misty Mountains in the style of Mi Fu, ink and colour on silk, handscroll; (painting) 23.5 by 138.7 cm; 9 1/4  by 54 5/8  in.; (calligraphy) 23.5 by 119.5 cm; 9 1/4  by 47 in. Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot sold 8,640,000 HKD (894,452 EUR). © Sotheby's 2018 Frontispiece by the artist, signed Dong Qichang and with three seals of his(painting) signed Xuanzai and with two seals of the artist(calligraphy)... [Lire la suite]
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29 mars 2018

Liu Dan (B. 1953), Rock, 1994

Lot 3057. Liu Dan (B. 1953), Rock, ink on paper, inscribed Su Dongpo ju and signed by Liu Dan, and with one seal of the artist, framed. Executed in 1994; 43 by 38 cm, 16 7/8  by 15 in. Estimate 900,000 — 1,200,000 HKD . Lot sold 1,625,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2018 Provenance: Gifted to the China Institute by Liu Dan.Acquired from a China Institute charity auction in 1995. Sotheby's. Curiosity IV. Hong Kong, 02 Apr 2018, 10:30 AM
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21 mars 2018

A small wucai wine cup, Wanli six-character mark within a circle and of the period (1573-1619) 

Lot 2213. A small wucai wine cup, Wanli six-character mark within a circle and of the period (1573-1619); 2 11/16 in. (6.8 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 120,000 - HKD 180,000. Price realised HKD 560,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2012 The shallow rounded sides are painted with four quatrefoil panels each depicting a seated scholar in a garden setting, interspersed with floral sprigs. The interior is painted with a medallion of leafy floral spray, surrounded by four clusters of grapes around the... [Lire la suite]

07 mars 2018

Sotheby's Hong Kong announces highlights from the Fine Chinese Paintings 2018 Spring Sales

Zhang Daqian (1899-1983), Spectacular Mountains in Spring Snow; Calligraphy, 1967, splashed ink and colour on paper; ink on paper, set of two, framed calligraphy: 67.5 by 185.5 cm painting: 67.2 by 186.8 cm Estimate: HK$28,000,000 – 40,000,000 / US$3,500,000 – 5,000,000. Courtesy Sotheby’s. HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Fine Chinese Paintings Spring Sale 2018 will be held on 2 April at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Estimated in excess of HK$200 million*, the sale features 280 exquisite paintings by modern... [Lire la suite]
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16 février 2018

A ruby-ground famille-rose 'Floral' bowl, seal mark and period of Jiaqing (1796-1820)

Lot 3123.  A ruby-ground famille-rose 'Floral' bowl, seal mark and period of Jiaqing (1796-1820); 9.2 cm., 3 5/8  in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot Sold 750,000  HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2013. with shallow rounded sides supported on a narrow footring, finely enamelled around the exterior with a lush variety of flower sprays clustered around the narrow footring or arching below the rim, including peony, hibiscus, lily, chrysanthemum,... [Lire la suite]
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13 février 2018

Anonymous (Qing dynasty), Rubbing of "Prajnaparamitahridaya" (The Heart of the Perfection of Transcendent Wisdom)

Lot 934. Anonymous (Qing dynasty), Rubbing of "Prajnaparamitahridaya" (The Heart of the Perfection of Transcendent Wisdom). Dated thirteenth year of the Yongzheng reign (1735) Inscribed and signed by Prince He (1712-1765), with one seal He qin wang bao. Hanging scroll, ink on paper, tielimu scroll ends. 56 ½ x 30 7/8 in. (143.5 x 78.5 cm.). Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 85,000. © Christie's Images Limited 2017. Provenance: Baron Alexander von... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2018

A famille verte 'Apricot Blossom' 'Month' cup, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 1224. A famille verte 'Apricot Blossom' 'Month' cup, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze-blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722); 2 in. (4.9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 106,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The cup is delicately enameled on one side of the exterior with a flowering prunus tree, narcissus and bamboo growing from a rocky outcrop, and the reverse with a ten-character poetic inscription referring to the scene,... [Lire la suite]