29 janvier 2023

Kangxi period polychrome porcelain sold at Sotheby's, CHINA / 5000 Years, Hong Kong, 25 November 2022

Lot 318. An inscribed famille-verte brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); h. 12.4 cm. Lot sold: 75,600 HKD (Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 HKD). © 2023 Sotheby's the inscribed poem may be translated as follows, Do you not realise the peaches of the Queen Mother of the West take a thousand years to ripen, For the time being let us amuse ourselves like Liu Lang.題詩: 未知王母千年熟 且共劉郎一咲同 Property from the Alleyne Collection. Provenance: Spink & Son Ltd, London, 1978. Lot... [Lire la suite]

15 janvier 2023

Kangxi porcelain sold at Sotheby's, Monochrome, London, 2 November 2022

  Lot 236. A wucai 'month' cup, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); Height 5.3 cm, 2¼ in. Lot sold: 63,000 GBP (Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 GBP). © 2022 Sotheby's. the base with a six-character reign mark in underglaze blue. Provenance: Collection of Carl Gustav Kjellin (1910-1990), acquired in Shanghai in the 1940s. Note: Month cups depicting seasonal flowers accompanied by pertinent two-line poems represent a classic design of the Kangxi period (r.... [Lire la suite]
27 décembre 2022

Jar with Dragons Pursuing Flaming Jewels, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Jiajing mark and reign (1522-66)

Jar with Dragons Pursuing Flaming Jewels, China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen kilns, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Jiajing mark and reign (1522-66). Porcelain with wucai (five color) overglaze enamel decoration. Diameter: 14.7 cm (5 13/16 in.); Overall: 12.9 cm (5 1/16 in.). The Cleveland Museum of Art, Bequest of Mrs. Severance A. Millikin 1989.291. The interior is glazed white porcelain. The exterior of this jar is ornamented with two rampant five-clawed dragons boldly drawn in rouge de fer. The dragons are in pursuit of the... [Lire la suite]
27 décembre 2022

Bowl with Dragons in Waves, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Zhengde mark and reign (1506-21)

Bowl with Dragons in Waves, China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen kilns, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Zhengde mark and reign (1506-21). Porcelain with incised decoration and green overglaze enamel and resist enamel decoration on biscuit. Overall: 7.4 x 16.5 cm (2 15/16 x 6 1/2 in.). The Cleveland Museum of Art, Bequest of Mrs. Severance A. Millikin 1989.290.
26 décembre 2022

A famille-verte rouleau vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 118. A famille-verte rouleau vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); Height 47.8 cm, 18⅞ in. Lot sold: 50,400 GBP (Estimate: 15,000 - 20,000 GBP). © 2022 Sotheby's. the single panel set into a rectangular frame above a waisted apron supported on corner legs of square section joined by high square section stretchers with a pronounced arch rising up to touch the apron, the legs terminating in hoof feet, with two transverse stretchers beneath. Provenance: Christie's London, 7th... [Lire la suite]
26 décembre 2022

A rare copper-red-decorated phoenix, yuhuchunping, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 491. A rare copper-red-decorated phoenix, yuhuchunping, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368). H. 28 cm. Sold for €26,000 (Estimate: €20,000 - €30,000). © Nagel The pear-shaped body is painted in underglaze red with a pair of phoenix amidst leafy stems below a band of four upright petals enclosing scrolls, all between line borders, and under a blue-green-toned glaze.  Provenance: European private collection, according to the owners assembled before 2007. Note: A smaller decorated... [Lire la suite]

10 décembre 2022

A rare and massive famille rose charger, Chuxiugong four-character seal mark, Late Qing Dynasty

Lot 60. A rare and massive famille rose charger, Chuxiugong four-character seal mark, Late Qing Dynasty; 47.8cm (18 7/8in) diam. (2). Sold for HKD 444,000 (Estimate HKD 250,000 - HKD 300,000). © Bonhams 2001-2022 With rounded sides rising from a short straight foot, the interior finely enamelled with a central flower bouquet accompanied by overhanging leafy flowers flowing in the air, all enamelled in delicate pastel shades, the rim gilt and border with key-fret... [Lire la suite]
10 décembre 2022

A doucai 'phoenix and lotus' saucer dish, Jiaqing seal mark and of the period (1796-1820)

Lot 51. A doucai 'phoenix and lotus' saucer dish, Jiaqing seal mark and of the period (1796-1820); 19cm (7 5/8in) diam. (2). Sold for HKD 114,750 (Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 80,000). © Bonhams 2001-2022 Finely potted with shallow rounded sides rising from a straight foot to an everted rim, decorated on the interior with three archaistic phoenix encircling an Indian lotus spray, all within a double-line border repeated at the rim, the exterior painted and enamelled with four Indian... [Lire la suite]
10 décembre 2022

A fine and rare famille rose blue-ground 'Medallion' vase, Qianlong blue-enamel four-character mark, Republic Period

Lot 39. A fine and rare famille rose blue-ground 'Medallion' vase, Qianlong blue-enamel four-character mark, Republic Period (1912-1949); 31cm (12 1/4in) high. (2). Sold for HKD 948,000 (Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - HKD 1,800,000). © Bonhams 2001-2022 Of tall baluster form with flared mouth and a slightly splayed foot, decorated to the body with two gilt medallion on blue ground, on one side depicting the two Daoist immortals He Xiangu riding in a boat... [Lire la suite]
10 décembre 2022

A doucai 'Sanduo' bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 28. A doucai 'Sanduo' bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735); 16.2cm (6 3/8in) diam. (2). Sold for HKD 784,200 (Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000). © Bonhams 2001-2022 Well potted with deep rounded sides rising from a gently tapered foot to a flared rim, the exterior finely painted in bright enamels within an underglaze-blue outline, depicting three detached branches of flowering and fruiting sanduo including pomegranate, finger citron and lychee, the... [Lire la suite]