15 avril 2019

A rare glass waterpot, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3709. A rare glass waterpot, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 7.5 cm, 2 7/8  in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD. Lot sold 375,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. of compressed globular form surmounted by a gently tapering rim, the countersunk base wheel-cut with a four-character reign mark, the semi-translucent glass with faint inclusions Note: At the beginning of the Yongzheng period, the Imperial glasshouses established in the 35th year of the Kangxi reign (1696) were already... [Lire la suite]

07 avril 2019

A Blue Glass ‘Lotus’ Basin, Qing Dynasty, 1644-1911

Lot 3122. A Blue Glass ‘Lotus’ Basin, Qing Dynasty, 1644-1911; D 17.8cm H 9.5cm. Estimate HKD 120,000 - 200,000 (USD 15,284 - 25,474). Lot sold HKD 247,800 (USD 31,562). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited. Provenance: Christie's London, 14 October 2003, lot 106.  Poly Auction Hong Kong. Imperial Curiosity – Art of Interior Decoration, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 2 april 2019
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24 mars 2019

A rare engraved translucent amber glass 'floral' bowl, Qianlong mark and period (1735-1796)

Lot 730. A rare engraved translucent amber glass 'floral' bowl, Qianlong mark and period (1735-1796). Diameter 4 7/8  in., 12.4 cm. Estimate 7,000 — 9,000 USD. Lot sold 10,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's with steep rounded sides rising to a flaring rim, the exterior delicately engraved with a leafy boughs of flowering camellia issuing blossoms and tender buds, with a pair of fluttering butterflies and an insect above, the base incised with a four-character mark within a double square. ... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2019

A Yellow Peking Glass Covered Bowl, Qianlong mark and period (1735-1796)

Lot 215. A Yellow Peking Glass Covered Bowl, Qianlong mark and period (1735-1796). Diameter 10.2cm. Estimate $20,000-30,000. © Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. the flared body rising from short straight foot to lipped mouth rim, carved to the exterior with a pair of taotiemasks separated by two geometric phoenix-head and geometric roundels, the domed cover surmounted by a peony-shaped finial, carved in relief with lotus sprays and pierced through the center, the glass in a semi-transparent yellow tone,... [Lire la suite]
28 novembre 2018

An imperial yellow glass tripod censer, Qianlong wheel-cut four-character mark within a double square and of the period (1736-17

Lot 2933. An imperial yellow glass tripod censer, Qianlong wheel-cut four-character mark within a double square and of the period (1736-1795); 3 ¾ in. (9.5 cm.) across handles. Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000. Price realised HKD 937,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The slightly compressed bulbous body is raised on three truncated conical supports, with a pair of loop handles rising from the flared flat rim. The opaque glass is of a rich yellow tone.  ... [Lire la suite]
28 novembre 2018

A rare imperial amber-colour glass bottle vase, Qianlong wheel-cut four-character mark within a double square and of the period

Lot 2932. A rare imperial amber-colour glass bottle vase, Qianlong wheel-cut four-character mark within a double square and of the period (1736-1795); 9 in. (22.8 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 240,000 - HKD 320,000. Price realised HKD 300,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The vase is constructed with the body sitting on a countersunk base, flaring to a broad shoulder below a long, cylindrical neck. The metal is of a rich, deep caramel colour reminiscent of amber, box. Literature: Franz... [Lire la suite]

28 novembre 2018

An imperial ruby-red glass globular water pot, Qianlong wheel-cut four-character mark within a double square and of the period (

  Lot 2931. An imperial ruby-red glass globular water pot, Qianlong wheel-cut four-character mark within a double square and of the period (1736-1795); 2 ¾ in. (7 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 562,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The slightly compressed globular body rises from a flat circular foot to an incurved mouth. The translucent material is of an ruby red colour, metal spoon. Literature: Franz Art, Chinese Art from the Hedda and Lutz Franz... [Lire la suite]
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18 juin 2018

A very rare imperial transparent blue glass 'chrysanthemum' dish, Qianlong incised four-character mark and of the period

Lot 3804. A very rare imperial transparent blue glass 'chrysanthemum' dish, Qianlong incised four-character mark within double-squares and of the period (1736-1795); 7 1/4 in. (18.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 400,000. Price Realized HKD 860,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011  The rounded sides moulded with forty-four fluted petals rising to a foliate rim with beveled edge, all resting on a solid ring foot. Note: Glass dishes of this form are extremely... [Lire la suite]
18 juin 2018

A very rare imperial yellow glass vase, Yongzheng four-character mark within double-squares and of the period (1723-1735

Lot 3803. A very rare imperial yellow glass vase, Yongzheng four-character mark within double-squares and of the period (1723-1735); 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000. Price Realized HKD 475,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011  The ovoid vase with gently slopped shoulder and rounded rim, the countersunk base inscribed with the reign mark, the metal of primrose yellow tone suffused with slightly warmer tones, box. Note: Vases of the shape are... [Lire la suite]
18 juin 2018

An imperial turquoise glass bottle vase, Qianlong engraved four-character mark within a square and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 3802. An imperial turquoise glass bottle vase, Qianlong engraved four-character mark within a square and of the period (1736-1795); 9 in. (23 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000. Price Realized HKD 500,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011  With high-shouldered tapering body and tall, slightly tapering neck, the glass of opaque deep turquoise tone. Provenance: An American private collection  Note: A vase of this form and date of turquoise... [Lire la suite]