08 juillet 2018

A 'wucai' 'Immortal' dish, Tianqi mark and period (1621-1627)

Lot 158. A 'wucai' 'Immortal' dish, Tianqi mark and period (1621-1627); 16.5cm., 6 1/2 in. Estimate 4,000-6,000 GBP. Lot sold 11,875 GBP. Photo Sotheby's the rounded sides rising from a tapering foot, painted to the interior with He Xiangu holding a bamboo ladle or fly-whisk over her shoulder riding on clouds beside an inscription reading jiantuo xiangyun sao runfu (carrying the clouds which sweeps through the embellished hall), the well and rim with radiating cloud wisps, leafy floral sprays... [Lire la suite]

05 juillet 2018

A pair of famille-rose 'hundred bats' vases, marks and period of Guangxu (1875-1908)

Lot 2080. A pair of famille-rose 'hundred bats' vases, marks and period of Guangxu (1875-1908); 32.8 cm., 12 7/8 in. Estimate 450,000 — 400,000 HKD (43,383 — 62,664 EUR). Lot Sold 560,000 HKD (53,987 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's.  each potted with a compressed globular body gently rising to a slightly tapered neck, densely painted on the exterior with iron-red bats in flight, hovering amongst multicolour swirling clouds, all between a pendant ruyi-head band at... [Lire la suite]
05 juillet 2018

An iron-red and gilt-decorated vase, seal mark and period of Jiaqing (1796-1820)

Lot 2077. An iron-red and gilt-decorated vase, seal mark and period of Jiaqing (1796-1820); 28.8 cm., 11 3/8 in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD (  28,922 — 38,562 EUR). Lot Sold 860,000 HKD (82,909 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's.  of baluster form supported on a low foot, the waisted neck flanked by a pair of light blue enamelled 'C'-shaped foliage handles, each side of the body painted with a large lotus blossom enclosed within foliate scrolls, below a... [Lire la suite]
05 juillet 2018

A pair of lime-green ground famille-rose vases, gu, seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850)

Lot 2076. A pair of lime-green ground famille-rose vases, gu, seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850); 42.5 cm, 16 3/4 in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD ( 57,843 — 77,125 EUR). Lot Sold 980,000 HKD (94,478 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's.  each of archaistic gu form, the central globular body supported on a bell-shaped foot surmounted by a widely flaring trumpet neck, brightly and finely painted around the body with bajixiang amid... [Lire la suite]
05 juillet 2018

A massive famille-verte baluster vase, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period (1821-1850)

Lot 2075. A massive famille-verte baluster vase, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period (1821-1850);82.3 cm., 32 3/8 in. Estimate 450,000 — 650,000 HKD (43,383 — 62,664 EUR). Lot Sold 560,000 HKD (53,987 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's.  of particularly large cylindrical form, rising to a waisted neck and lipped rim, vividly painted in bright famille-verte enamels with a continuous lakeside landscape scene depicting scholars, court ladies, attendants and boys engaged... [Lire la suite]
05 juillet 2018

A fine famille-rose 'flower and butterfly' bowl, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 2074. A fine famille-rose 'flower and butterfly' bowl, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 12 cm., 4 3/4 in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD (48,203 — 67,484 EUR). Lot Sold 620,000 HKD (59,772 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's.  potted with rounded sides supported on a straight foot, the exterior painted with blooming roses and mallows in purplish pink and pale yellow, all borne on leafy branches issuing from the foot, the reverse with a green... [Lire la suite]

04 juillet 2018

A famille-rose 'fruit and butterfly' bowl, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 2072. A famille-rose 'fruit and butterfly' bowl, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 11 cm., 4 3/8 in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD ( 57,843 — 77,125 EUR). Lot Sold 800,000 HKD (77,125 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides flaring sharply at the rim, finely painted with a branch of fruiting and flowering passion fruits entwining around a spray of bamboo attended by two butterflies, the four large fruits with their skins delicately picked... [Lire la suite]
04 juillet 2018

A rare famille-rose 'flower' dish, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 2071. A rare famille-rose 'flower' dish, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 19.4 cm., 7 5/8 in. Estimate 250,000 — 300,000 HKD (24,101 — 28,922 EUR). Lot Sold 3,380,000 HKD (325,852 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. well potted with shallow rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot, the exterior delicately painted with blossoming peonies borne on leafy branches and gnarled branches of magnolia and prunus, issuing from the base and... [Lire la suite]
04 juillet 2018

A fine pair of famille-rose yellow-ground 'floral' bowls, seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850)

Lot 2069. A fine pair of famille-rose yellow-ground 'floral' bowls, seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850); 18.4 cm., 7 1/4 in. Estimate 1,000,000 — 1,500,000 HKD (96,406 — 144,609 EUR). Lot Sold 2,660,000 HKD (256,439 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's the rounded sides painted with a continuous leafy floral scroll comprising of various flowers, including lotus, orchid, peony, and camellia, all reserved on a rich bright yellow ground, the interior... [Lire la suite]
04 juillet 2018

An inscribed famille-rose 'flower' brushpot, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 2068. An inscribed famille-rose 'flower' brushpot, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 9.4 cm., 3 3/4 in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD (48,203 — 67,484 EUR). Lot Sold 680,000 HKD (65,556 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's of hexagonal section, supported on three small feet, rising to a straight mouth, the sides painted with flowering and leafy branches of peony, narcissus and chrysanthemum, alternating with imperial poems in regular, clerical and seal scripts... [Lire la suite]