01 janvier 2022

A Jian russet-streaked 'hare's fur' temmoku bowl, Southern Song dynasty

  Lot 5020. A Jian russet-streaked 'hare's fur' temmoku bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 12.4 cm, Japanese wood box. Lot sold: 189,000 HKD (Estimate: 150,000 - 200,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2021 Provenance: An Asian private collection. Note: Jian tea bowls were renowned for their unique suitability for tea drinking as the fine foam of the whisked powdered tea contrasted attractively against the dark glaze of the vessel. The thickness of the glaze helped... [Lire la suite]

19 décembre 2021

A translucent amber glass engraved 'floral' bowl, Qianlong four-character mark and of the period (1736-1795)

 Lot 230. A translucent amber glass engraved 'floral' bowl, Qianlong four-character mark and of the period (1736-1795); 17cm (6 3/4in) diam. Sold for HK$ 377,500 (€ 42,709) (Est: HKD300,000 - HKD400,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 The slightly rounded sides rising from a shallow foot rim ring to a slightly everted rim and incised with a continuous scroll of peonies and two butterflies, the base incised with the four-character mark within a square frame reading Qianlong nianzhi, the translucent glass of... [Lire la suite]
21 juillet 2021

A small glass vase, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 2107. A small glass vase, Tang dynasty (618-907); 6.8 cm. Estimate: 1,000 - 2,000 HKD. Lot sold: 6,300 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Sotheby's. Eclectic, Hong Kong, 14 July 2021
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13 mai 2021

A Fine Imperial Enamelled Glass ‘Archaic’ Water Pot, Yongzheng Period, 1723-1735

Lot 3302. A Fine Imperial Enamelled Glass ‘Archaic’ Water Pot, Yongzheng Mark and Period (1723-1735). D 3.6cm H 2cm. Estimate 1,200,000 - 1,500,000 (USD 153,846 - 192,308). Sold Price: HKD 3,120,000 (USD 400,000). Copyright 2021 © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited A globular-shaped water pot with a flat base, rounded shoulders and a slightly flattened top. An opaque white ground with enamel overlays all on top of a glass surface. The surface area meticulously arranged to accommodate a unique... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2021

A Fine Imperial Enamelled Gilt-Decorated Peach-Formed Glass Snuff Bottle, Yongzheng Period, 1723-1735

Lot 3301. A Fine Imperial Enamelled Gilt-Decorated Peach-Formed Glass Snuff Bottle, Yongzheng Period (1723-1735). H 5.2cm. Estimate 500,000 - 800,000 (USD 64,103 - 102,564). Sold Price: HKD 2,400,000 (USD 307,692). Copyright 2021 © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited A snuff bottle in the form of a peach. Predominant use of gilt on the surface that gradually reaches the ripened end painted with ruby-red enamel. Overall with a ‘sanduo’ design scheme that composes of the peach, embodied by the form of... [Lire la suite]
08 décembre 2020

A rare opaque pale-blue glass quatrefoil jardinière, Qianlong four-character mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 151. A rare opaque pale-blue glass quatrefoil jardinière, Qianlong four-character mark and of the period (1736-1795); 20.4cm (8 1/8in) wide. Estimate HK$ 250,000-350,000. Sold for HK$ 402,500 (€ 42,819). Photo: Bonhams. The thick-walled bowl with four lobed sides in the form of a begonia flower raised on four small tab feet, the base wheel-cut with a Qianlong nian zhi four-character mark within a double square, the opaque glass of a bright turquoise-blue tone, box.  Note: For other... [Lire la suite]

28 mai 2020

An unusual mauve-pink and reddish-pink overlay white glass bowl, 18th-19th century

Lot 3285. An unusual mauve-pink and reddish-pink overlay white glass bowl, 18th-19th century; 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price Realized USD 5,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The rounded sides are carved in relief through the mauve-pink layer to the semi-opaque white ground with four phoenixes with backward-turned heads and long curled-under tails alternating with vaporous clouds above a band of similar color on the foot and below a reddish-pink band on... [Lire la suite]
13 avril 2020

A Rare 'Realgar' Glass Jardinière, Wheel-Cut Mark and Period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3033. A Rare 'Realgar' Glass Jardinière, Wheel-Cut Mark and Period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 21 cm., 8 1/4  in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 812,500 (76,490 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's of quatrefoil section, the lobed sides rising from four bracket feet to an everted square-lipped rim, the vibrantly coloured glass of an orange suffused with yellow streaks and swirls, closely imitating the mineral, the base wheel-cut with a four-character reign mark within double squares.... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2020

A pink glass vase, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3099. A pink glass vase, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 26.4 cm., 10 1/2 in. Estimate 120,000 — 180,000 HKD. Lot Sold 137,500 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of bottle form, the globular body surmounted with a long cylindrical neck, the glass opaque pink colour. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 08 april 2011
28 mars 2020

A Turquoise-blue glass vase, wheel-cut mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3098. A Turquoise-blue glass vase, wheel-cut mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 27.5 cm., 10 3/4 in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot Sold 225,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of elegant pear-shaped form, rising from a short straight foot to a tall waisted neck and a flared rim, the glass of a brilliant  turquoise color, a wheel-cut four-character mark to the base. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 08 april 2011