16 mai 2022

An exceptionally rare and large doucai 'nine dragon' vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 13. An exceptionally rare and large doucai 'nine dragon' vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795). Height 67.3 cm, 26½ in. Lot sold 1,8 50,000 GBP (Estimate : 100,000 - 150,000 GBP). © Sotheby's 2022 the base with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue. Property from a Scottish Private Collection. Provenance: Acquired by the forebears of the present owner in t.he 19th century, thence in the family by descent. Note: With nine dragons soaring across the sea and... [Lire la suite]

15 mai 2022

A famille-rose hexagonal brushpot, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Lot 91. A famille-rose hexagonal brushpot, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735). Height 12.4 cm, 4⅞ in. Lot sold 8,820 GBP (Estimate : 2,000 - 3,000 GBP). © Sotheby's 2022 Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 11 May 2022
14 mai 2022

A magnificent and very rare large famille-verte 'figural' charger, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

Lot 79. A magnificent and very rare large famille-verte 'figural' charger, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter 52 cm, 20½ in. Lot sold 529,200 GBP (Estimate : 500,000 - 700,000 GBP). © Sotheby's 2022 Provenance: The Hon. Mrs Nellie Ionides (1883-1962), Buxted Park. Sotheby's London, 18th February 1964, lot 230. A European Private Collection. Sotheby's London, 19th June 2002, lot 128. Eskenazi Ltd., London. Note: This awe-inspiring charger, superbly painted with... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2022

A famille-verte biscuit figure of Budai Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

Lot 78. A famille-verte biscuit figure of Budai, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Width 15.7 cm, 6¼ in. Lot sold 8,190 GBP (Estimate : 6,000 - 8,000 GBP). © Sotheby's 2022 Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 11 May 2022  
14 mai 2022

A very large famille-verte yenyen vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

Lot 77. A very large famille-verte yenyen vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 77 cm, 30¼ in.. Lot sold 100,800 GBP (Estimate : 40,000 - 60,000 GBP). © Sotheby's 2022 Provenance: Christie's New York, 22nd March 1995, lot 293.  Christie's London, 16th November 1998, lot 232A. Note: This vase is remarkable for the skillful craftsmanship in not only its monumental yet harmonious silhouette, but also the rendering of a lively scene in vivid shades of famille... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2022

A fine doucai 'chrysanthemum medallion' wine cup, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3515. A fine doucai 'chrysanthemum medallion' wine cup, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); d. 7.3 cm. Lot sold 1,890,000 HKD (Estimate : 800,000 - 1,200,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 Provenance: Sotheby’s Hong Kong, 29th October, 1991, lot 212. Christie's Hong Kong, 26th/27th April 1998, lot 729. An English private collection. Sotheby's Hong Kong, 25th April 2004, lot 207. Sotheby's Hong Kong, 8th October 2010, lot 2686. Exhibited: Qing Porcelain, Marchant,... [Lire la suite]

03 mai 2022

A yellow-ground green-enamelled 'dragon' bowl, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 3506. A yellow-ground green-enamelled 'dragon' bowl, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 10.3 cm. Lot sold  428,400 HKD (Estimate : 200,000 - 300,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 Provenance: Collection of Henry Mazot (1882-1956). Note:  The pair to this bowl was included in the exhibition Qing Porcelain from Three Private Collections, S. Marchant & Son, London, 2019, cat. no. 8. A similar pair of bowls from the Edward T. Chow collection was sold in these rooms, 25th November... [Lire la suite]
03 mai 2022

A fine and rare pair of coral-ground reserve-decorated ‘bamboo’ bowls, Seal marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

  Lot 3503. A fine and rare pair of coral-ground reserve-decorated ‘bamboo’ bowls, Seal marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 11.8 cm, wood stands. Lot sold 2,268,000 HKD (Estimate : 2,000,000 - 3,000,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 Provenance: A private collection. Christie's Hong Kong, 1st June 2011, lot 3714.   Exhibited: National Museum of History, Taipei. Important Chinese Porcelain from Private Collections, Marchant, London, 2012, cat. no. 45. ... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2022

A very fine and rare copper-red decorated 'chilong' double-gourd vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong

Lot 8. From the Private Collection of Joseph Lau. A very fine and rare copper-red decorated 'chilong' double-gourd vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong  (1736-1795); 29.8 cm. Lot sold: 12,475,000 HKD (Estimate: 8,000,000 - 12,000,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022. skilfully potted with a larger globular bulb gracefully sweeping up to a smaller upper bulb, rising to a slender neck and flared rim, the lower bulb finely painted in copper red with four roundels of... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2022

A fine and rare pair of coral-ground famille-verte 'floral' bowls, Yuzhi marks and period of Yongzheng

Lot 6. From the Private Collection of Joseph Lau. A fine and rare pair of coral-ground famille-verte 'floral' bowls, Yuzhi marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 11.9 cm. Lot sold: 6,300,000 HKD (Estimate: 3,000,000 - 5,000,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022. each finely potted with low rounded sides rising to a slightly flared rim, the exterior skilfully painted with three large flowers rendered with blue petals showing yellow on the undersides, encircling a central red bud and seeded... [Lire la suite]