06 avril 2020

A rare imperial ivory and bamboo-veneer melon-shaped box and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3306. A rare imperial ivory and bamboo-veneer melon-shaped box and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 12.5 cm., 4 7/8 in. Estimate 1,800,000 — 2,500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 2,180,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the oval-shaped melon oriented on its side divided lengthwise into evenly spaced segments by furrows, the cover embellished with green-stained ivory leaves and tendrils and two small rock crystal butterflies, the box similarly deocorated with the green stem issuing... [Lire la suite]

06 avril 2020

A coral-red reverse-painted bowl, seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850)

Lot 3176. A coral-red reverse-painted bowl, seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850); 13 cm., 5 1/8 in. Estimate 70,000 — 90,000 HKD. Lot Sold 212,500 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. delicately potted, the exterior finely decorated in iron-red enamel with a row of peony flower heads alternating with smaller lotus flowers all borned on a meandering foliate scroll above a row of lotus blooms linked to the same scrolls, all reserved against a bright coral-coloured iron... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2020

A fine yellow-ground 'bats' bowl, mark and period of Yongzheng(1723-1735)

Lot 3178. A fine yellow-ground 'bats' bowl, mark and period of Yongzheng(1723-1735); 15 cm., 5 7/8 in. Estimate 700,000 — 900,000 HKD. Lot Sold 3,620,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the steep rounded sides supported on a flared foot, incised around the exterior with twelve iron-red and white bats in flight, each holding a pale-green double-gourd suspended from a blue ribbon in its beak, set amidst swirling green clouds with incised detailing, all between a band of... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2020

A fine coral-ground famille verte 'boys' bowl, Jiaqing period (1796-1820)

Lot 1312. A fine coral-ground famille verte 'boys' bowl, Jiaqing period (1796-1820); 8 1/4 in. (21 cm.) diam. Estimate 1,800,000 - HKD 2,500,000. Price Realized HKD 3,480,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2006.  Well potted with wide rounded sides rising from a straight foot, the exterior finely enamelled in shades of green, turquoise, aubergine, yellow and iron-red, with four groups of boys playing with toys or engaged in various leisurely pursuits, gathered beside rocks and plantain in... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2020

A very fine and extremely rare pair of famille rose turquoise-ground double-gourd vases, Jiaqing sealmarks and of the period

Lot 1311. A very fine and extremely rare pair of famille rose turquoise-ground double-gourd vases, Jiaqing gilt six-character sealmarks and of the period (1796-1820); 7 1/4 in. (18.5 cm.) high. Estimate On Request. Price Realized HKD 8,856,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2006.  Each vase exquisitely enamelled in pink, green, yellow, blue, white and iron-red and outlined in gilt on a bright turquoise-green ground, on the globular lower bulb with four colourful lotus blooms... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2020

A fine and highly important imperial famille rose 'swallows' bowl, Qianlong four-character mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 1309. A fine and highly important imperial famille rose 'swallows' bowl, Qianlong blue enamel four-character mark within double-squares and of the period (1736-1795); 4 3/4 in. (12 cm.) diam. Estimate On Request. Price Realized HKD 151,320,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2006.  The bowl finely potted with translucent rounded sides rising to a thin flaring rim, the exterior delicately enamelled in two shades of pink, yellow, green, brown and black with two swallows... [Lire la suite]

06 avril 2020

A fine and extremely rare famille rose bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark within double-squares and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 1308. A fine and extremely rare famille rose bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark within double-squares and of the period (1723-1735); 4 3/4 in. (12 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 5,500,000 - HKD 6,500,000. Price Realized HKD 5,496,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2006.  Finely potted with thin, rounded sides rising to a gently everted rim, and exquisitely enamelled with a narrow central band of five iron-red bats, wufu, in different attitudes of flight amidst a scrolling... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2020

Timeless aesthetics: Collectors advised to buy quality pieces amid COVID-19 crisis

NICE.- The international art market is now bearing the brunt of the financial crisis brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. In light of this, our Chief Expert, Jean Gauchet, has several pieces of advice to our readers. The newly released Art Market 2020 report by Art Basel and UBS analyses that the travel restrictions and bans on social events put up by governments worldwide are bringing a dramatic impact on the global art market. Indeed, a number of art fairs have already cancelled or postponed their show this year, including... [Lire la suite]
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05 avril 2020

Two blue and white bottle vases, Guangxu six-character marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1875-1908)

Lot 2161. Two blue and white bottle vases, Guangxu six-character marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1875-1908); 15¾ in. (34 cm.) high. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price Realized USD 100,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.   Each globular body is encircled by a frieze of composite foliate scroll above a petal-lappet border and repeated in a narrow band on the shoulder above a pendent ruyi band, all separated by raised borders. The waisted neck is... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2020

A blue and white reverse-decorated 'dragon' dish, Daoguang seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 2160. A blue and white reverse-decorated 'dragon' dish, Daoguang seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850); 9 7/8 in. (25.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price Realized USD 18,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.   The dish has rounded sides rising to a slightly everted rim, and is decorated in the center of the interior with a five-clawed dragon leaping amidst clouds and flames in pursuit of a flaming pearl below two further dragons at a... [Lire la suite]