04 novembre 2019

A red and green-enamelled 'boys' bowl, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 144. A red and green-enamelled 'boys' bowl, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566). Width 13.5 cm, 5¼in. Estimate: 12,000 - 18,000 GBP. Lot sold 30,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. of square section with deep rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot to a flared rim, decorated to the exterior with eight boys at play set in a landscape with vegetation and rockwork, all between narrow borders at the rim and foot, the interior painted with a further boy flying a kite within a square panel, all reserved... [Lire la suite]

03 novembre 2019

A blue-ground yellow-enamelled 'dragon' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 32. A blue-ground yellow-enamelled 'dragon' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722); 5 ½ in. (14 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 20,000 (USD 19,425 - USD 25,900). Price realised GBP 43,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The exterior is decorated with two five-clawed dragons amongst clouds and flames chasing the flaming pearl, all above a band of overlapping petals encircling the foot rim. The interior is similarly decorated with a central... [Lire la suite]
02 novembre 2019

A fine and rare wucai brush handle, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Lot 38. A fine and rare wucai brush handle, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620); 18.5 cm., 7 1/4 in. Estimate 2,500,000 — 3,000,000. Lot Sold 5,420,000 HKD (310,922 USD). Photo Sotheby's.  the bulblous body with a long cylindrical handle surmounted with a pointed knop, the sides painted with two dragons, one blue and one red, both in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' amidst scattered scrolling clouds above crashing waves and tall rocks on the rim, all below a band of... [Lire la suite]
02 novembre 2019

An Extremely Rare Doucai Stem Cup, Mark and Period of Chenghua (1465-1487)

Lot 28. An Extremely Rare Doucai Stem Cup, Mark and Period of Chenghua (1465-1487); 7.9 cm., 3 1/8 in. Estimate 10,000,000 — 15,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 11,860,000 HKD (1,523,773 USD). Photo Sotheby's delicately potted, the deep U-shaped cup raised on a tall, plain stem foot splaying towards the base with an underglaze-blue ring just above the footrim and a plain fillet towards the top, the thin and slightly translucent sides of the body decorated... [Lire la suite]
02 novembre 2019

A fine copper-red decorated 'dragon' bowl, Mark and period of Kangxi (1622-1722)

Lot 33. A fine copper-red decorated 'dragon' bowl, Mark and period of Kangxi (1622-1722); 14.6 cm, 5 3/4 in. Estimate 1,000,000-1,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,820,000 HKD (233,834 USD). Photo Sotheby's raised on a slightly tapered foot, the exterior finely painted with five evenly spaced dragon medallions each in the form of a coiled scaly five-clawed dragon, all below a slightly everted rim, the interior centred with a further dragon medallion, the base inscribed with a six-character... [Lire la suite]
01 novembre 2019

A fine and rare doucai 'sun' stem cup, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 40. A fine and rare doucai 'sun' stem cup, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 8.6 cm., 3 3/8 in. Estimate 4,000,000 — 6,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 15,220,000 HKD (1,955,466 USD). Photo Sotheby's delicately potted with steep rounded sides flaring gently at the rim, exquisitely painted to the exterior with a fiery iron-red sun rising from vaporous swirling clouds, the clouds picked out in shaded tones of pale green, yellow, aubergine, and iron red, all below a single-line border at... [Lire la suite]

01 novembre 2019

A fine pair of turquoise-ground famille-rose square vases, seal marks and period of Jiaqing (1796-1820)

Lot 31. A fine pair of turquoise-ground famille-rose square vases, seal marks and period of Jiaqing (1796-1820); 16.6 and 16.8 cm., 6 ½ and 16 5/8 in. Estimate 8,000,000-12,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 14,100,000 HKD (1,811,568 USD). Photo Sotheby's each modelled after the archaic jade cong, with a square-sectioned body set between a round neck and foot, two sides set with moulded iron-red elephant-head handles, decorated overall with a formal flower-scroll design, symmetrically arranged, the front and... [Lire la suite]
26 octobre 2019

A rare large doucai ''floral' meiping and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 22. A rare large doucai ''floral' meiping and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Height 46.7 cm, 18⅜ in.. Estimate: 80,000 - 120,000 GBP. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's. sturdily potted with a tapering body elegantly rising to a broad rounded shoulder and surmounted by a short waisted neck, the voluptuous body wreathed with prominent floral blossoms borne on stylised foliage issuing further colourful blooms and buds between a band of ruyi heads and elongated lappet border, the neck rendered with a row... [Lire la suite]
26 octobre 2019

A rare pair of finely decorated celadon-ground famille-rose 'bajixiang' lobed vases, Qianlong seal marks and period (1736-1795)

Lot 20. A rare pair of finely decorated celadon-ground famille-rose 'bajixiang' lobed vases, Qianlong seal marks and period (1736-1795). Height 17.3 and 17.2 cm, 6¾ and 6¾ in. Estimate: 150,000 - 250,000 GBP. Lot sold 300,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. each modelled with ten lobed sides resting on a short splayed foot, sweeping to broad shoulders and a short waisted neck, each lobe brightly enamelled with one of the auspicious bajixiang ('Eight Buddhist emblems') and hanging chimes... [Lire la suite]
26 octobre 2019

A pair of coral-ground reverse-decorated 'bamboo' bowls, Qianlong seal marks and period (1736-1795)

Lot 12. A pair of coral-ground reverse-decorated 'bamboo' bowls, Qianlong seal marks and period (1736-1795). Diameter 11.8 and 12 cm, 4⅝ and 4¾ in. Estimate: 25,000 - 35,000 GBP. Lot sold 106,250 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. each with rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot to an everted rim, the exterior rendered in brilliant coral-red enamel decorated in reserve with freely executed bamboo shoots, the base with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue. Sotheby's. Imperial Porcelain... [Lire la suite]