20 septembre 2020

A rare and exceptional underglaze-red and famille-verte 'rose' vase, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 114. A rare and exceptional underglaze-red and famille-verte 'rose' vase, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722); Height 3½ in., 8.9 cm. Estimate: 300,000 - 400,000 USD. © 2020 Sotheby's finely potted, the globular body rising to a short waisted neck and lipped rim, delicately painted with a pair of lush flowering rose branches rising from the base, each bearing two copper-red blossoms in rich strawberry-red tones, one partially open and the other in full bloom, the aubergine stems and... [Lire la suite]

19 septembre 2020

A pair of doucai 'chicken' cups, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 112. A pair of doucai 'chicken' cups, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); Diameter 2⅜ in., 6.1 cm. Estimate: 80,000 - 120,000 USD. © 2020 Sotheby's each finely potted, rising from a flat base to gently flaring sides, delicately painted with two scenes of a cockerel and hen with three chicks, divided by sprays of peonies and bamboo amidst rockwork, all between line borders, the recessed base with an apocryphal six-character Chenghua mark in underglaze blue within a double... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2020

A rare doucai 'birthday' dish, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 111. A rare doucai 'birthday' dish, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722); Diameter 8¼ in., 21.1 cm. Estimate: 80,000 - 120,000 USD. © 2020 Sotheby's the shallow sides resting on a straight foot, the center with a finely enameled peach enclosing a crane in flight, set against a large underglaze-blue shou character, surrounded by interlocking stylized leafing lingzhi stems radiating through the cavetto, framing alternating shou medallions and... [Lire la suite]
18 septembre 2020

A pair of small famille-verte 'birthday' dishes, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 107. A pair of small famille-verte 'birthday' dishes, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722); Diameter 4⅜ in., 12 cm. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD. © 2020 Sotheby's each thinly potted with shallow sides rising from a short foot ring to a scalloped rim, the center delicately painted with two elegantly attired female attendants, one carrying an archaistic jue on a tray, the other holding a ewer inscribed with a shou character, encircled by a border of iron-red... [Lire la suite]
18 septembre 2020

A rare yellow-ground green-enameled 'cloud scroll' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 106. A rare yellow-ground green-enameled 'cloud scroll' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722); Diameter 5¼ in., 13.3 cm. Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 USD. © 2020 Sotheby's the gently rounded shallow sides resting on a straight foot and sweeping to a delicately everted rim, the exterior with evenly staggered cruciform cloud scrolls, each finely outlined in slip and picked out in vibrant emerald green, above a border of slip-decorated lappets, all against a translucent egg-yolk yellow... [Lire la suite]
18 septembre 2020

Christie’s HK Presents Chinese Snuff Bottles and Matching Dishes from Private Collections & The Pavilion Sale

From Left to Right: A ruby-red overlay beige glass ‘egret and lotus’ snuff bottle. Estimate: HK$80,000-100,000 / US$11,000-13,000 - A carved shadow agate ‘figures’ snuff bottle. Estimate: HK$80,000-100,000 / US$11,000-13,000 - A jadeite ‘phoenix and bamboo’ snuff bottle. Estimate: HK$160,000-300,000 / US$21,000-38,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. Hong Kong – On 8 October, 2020, Christie’s Hong Kong will host the highly anticipated dedicated themed auction, Chinese Snuff Bottles and Matching Dishes from Private Collections,... [Lire la suite]

26 juillet 2020

A fine Famille-Rose 'Balsam Pear' bowl, Seal Mark and Period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3117. A fine Famille-Rose 'Balsam Pear' bowl, Seal Mark and Period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 11.2 cm, 4 1/2  in . Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot sold 500,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's the with deep rounded sides rising from a straight foot to an everted rim, finely enamelled with a balsam pear vine twisting around the exterior suspending ripe fruit bursting with seeds and issuing verdant leaves and pale yellow blossoms, bamboo shoots rising to one side of... [Lire la suite]
24 juillet 2020

A green-enamelled 'dragon' jar, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3115. A green-enamelled 'dragon' jar, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 20 cm, 8  in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot sold 750,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's well potted with a tapering ovoid body rising from a recessed base to a rounded shoulder and a short neck, painted to the exterior in rich tones of green enamel with two striding five-clawed dragons in pursuit of flaming pearls amidst stylised clouds and flames, above a band of lappets at the foot, beneath a... [Lire la suite]
24 juillet 2020

A wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' dish, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3114. A wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' dish, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 20.1 cm, 7 7/8  in. Estimate 800,000 — 1,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 875,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's the shallow rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to a gilt everted rim, the centre of interior depicting a green-enamelled five-clawed writhing dragon reaching for a flaming pearl amidst iron-red flames and doucai ruyi-head cloud scrolls, encircled by a border of five striding... [Lire la suite]
24 juillet 2020

A fine and rare pair of doucai 'Floral' bowls, Seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850)

Lot 3113. A fine and rare pair of doucai 'Floral' bowls, Seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850); 14.5 cm, 5 3/4 in. Estimate 700,000 — 900,000 HKD. Lot sold 812,500  HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's each superbly decorated around the exterior in vivid enamels of iron-red, yellow, green and aubergine with six different exotic blooms borne on a continuous undulating scroll issuing curling leaves, above a band of ruyi-heads linked by petals, all delicately outlined in underglaze... [Lire la suite]