25 mars 2020

An extraordinary blue and white 'lotus' mouth bottle vase, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3117. An extraordinary blue and white 'lotus' mouth bottle vase, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 34.7 cm., 13 5/8 in. Estimate 20,000,000 — 30,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 23,060,000 HKD  (2,956,410 USD) to an Asian Private. Photo Sotheby's very finely potted with an almost globular body resting on a wide splayed footring and rising smoothly to a tall slender neck encircled by a single raised fillet and modelled at the mouth in the form of a lotus pod enclosed by nine... [Lire la suite]

25 mars 2020

A fine blue and white 'boys' square vase, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3116. A fine blue and white 'boys' square vase, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 12.5 cm., 4 7/8 in. Estimate 1,200,000 — 1,800,000 HKD. Lot Sold 2,900,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's of rectangular form, supported on a shallow circular footring, finely painted and washed in deep underglaze-blue on all four sides with a rectangular panel enclosing numerous boys playing in a garden, some gathered around a fish bowl, some with hobby horses and lotus leaf parasols, some on a garden... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2020

A blue and white 'prunus' meiping vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period -1662-1722)

Lot 3115. A blue and white 'prunus' meiping vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period -1662-1722); 19.5 cm., 7 3/4 in. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 437,500 HKD. Photo Sotheby's the curved sides supported on a double-pierced foot, rising to a rounded shoulder set with four semi-circular handles, surmounted by a short waisted neck with a lipped mouth, the exterior naturalistically painted in soft washes of cobalt-blue with a pair of butterflies, flying amidst a garden scene with a... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2020

A blue and white floral bowl, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3114. A blue and white floral bowl, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 24 cm., 9 1/2 in. Estimate 250,000 — 350,000 HKD. Lot Sold 400,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's supported on a splayed foot, the curved sides flaring at the rim, painted in vivid tones of cobalt-blue in the Ming-style with simulated 'heaping and piling', the interior decorated with a central medallion of a blooming peony, within a foliate scroll band at the rim, the exterior painted with flowers such as peony,... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2020

A fine and very rare pair of blue and white 'lanca' bowls, marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3110. A fine and very rare pair of blue and white 'lanca' bowls, marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 9.2 cm., 3 5/8 in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,340,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's of Chenghua inspiration, each of delicately potted wide shape with steep well-rounded sides, painted around the exterior with six lança characters, each supported on a lotus bloom, between double and single line borders, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2020

A pair of blue and white 'lotus pond' saucer dishes, marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3108. A pair of blue and white 'lotus pond' saucer dishes, marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 11.4 cm., 4 1/2 in. Estimate 250,000 — 350,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,040,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's each with the shallow sides springing from a countersunk base enclosed by an unglazed footring, finely painted with soft washes of cobalt-blue within pencilled borders, the centre with a medallion enclosing a pair of mandarin ducks swimming amidst lotus flower pads and slender aquatic grasses,... [Lire la suite]

25 mars 2020

A rare small blue and white ovoid 'dragon' vase, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3107 A rare small blue and white ovoid 'dragon' vase, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 13 cm., 5 1/8 in. Estimate 2,200,000 — 2,800,000 HKD. Lot Sold 2,660,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's of slighly compressed globular form narrowing at the short neck and mouth, painted in bright cobalt blue with two archaistic dragons, each with hooked claws and curling bifurcated tail, between double-line borders and a single line at the mouth, the base inscribed with a six-character reign... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2020

A fine and magnificent large blue and white 'dragon' vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3106. A fine and magnificent large blue and white 'dragon' vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 46 cm., 18 1/8 in. Estimate 20,000,000 — 30,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 29,780,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. well potted of elongated pear shape with a swelling body sweeping up to a slender neck, exquisitely painted in vivid cobalt-blue with five sinuous five-clawed dragons animatedly posing in various positions around the vase amidst a dense lotus ground, all between a band of... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2020

A rare blue and white dragon vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 3105. A rare blue and white dragon vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 45.5 cm., 17 7/8 in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot Sold 980,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's of ovoid form, rising to a rounded shoulder collared with three shallow stepped rings, below a waisted neck flaring at the mouth, painted in brilliant tones of cobalt-blue in line and wash with two leaping four-clawed dragons, each rising from white-capped swirling waves around the base, chasing after a 'flaming... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2020

A blue and white three-ram 'sanyang kaitai' bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 3102. A blue and white three-ram 'sanyang kaitai' bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 15.8 cm., 6 1/2 in. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 500,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's well potted of inverted bell shape with steep sides gently rising to a flared rim, painted on the exterior in imitation of the Jiajing original with a scene of three rams in a setting of willow, pine and bamboo, the interior with a central medallion of a qilin, within a cell diaper band around... [Lire la suite]