27 mai 2020

A marble head of Avalokiteshvara, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 5103. A marble head of Avalokiteshvara, Tang dynasty (618-907); 14.6 cm,  5 3/4  in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD. Sold for 375,000 HKD (44,370 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. sensitively carved as the sensuous full face of the Bodhisattava, portrayed with slender almost half-closed eyes beneath arched eyebrows exquisitely depicted with fluidly carved lines tapering at the ends, the small bud mouth with soft contours and superbly rendered pursed into a faint... [Lire la suite]

27 mai 2020

A Longquan celadon moulded 'lotus' dish, Early Ming dynasty

Lot 5085. A Longquan celadon moulded 'lotus' dish, Early Ming dynasty; 19.8 cm, 7 3/4  in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Sold for 375,000 HKD (44,370 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from a short foot, moulded to the centre of the interior with a single stylised lotus spray, surrounded by a band of lotus blooms on the well beneath a band of classic floral scroll at the rim, repeated on the exterior above a band of key-fret around the foot,... [Lire la suite]
27 mai 2020

A superbly carved celadon-glazed 'lotus' box and cover, Korea, Koryo dynasty

Lot 5054. A superbly carved celadon-glazed 'lotus' box and cover, Korea, Koryo dynasty (935-1392); 9 cm, 3 1/2  in. Estimate 80,000 — 100,000 HKD. Sold for 375,000 HKD (44,370 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the top of the cover delicately carved with subtle steps of overlapping layers of petals radiating from a central bloom, each petal intricately combed with fine incisions, all above straight sides detailed with a geometric band repeated on the straight sides of the... [Lire la suite]
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27 mai 2020

A rare yellow jade cong, Neolithic period, probably Qijia Culture (2200 BC – 1600 BC)

Lot 5006. A rare yellow jade cong, Neolithic period, probably Qijia Culture (2200 BC – 1600 BC); 12.7 cm, 5  in. Estimate 200,000 — 250,000 HKD. Sold for 375,000 HKD (44,370 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. of square section, pierced through the center with a cylindrical tube extending at either end to a short neck and foot, the stone of a variegated celadon and brown colour, wood stand. Provenance: The Huai Qin Ge Collection, acquired during... [Lire la suite]
27 mai 2020

A finely modelled painted pottery figure of an ox, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534)

Lot 5022. A finely modelled painted pottery figure of an ox, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534); 19.5 cm, 7 5/8  in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Sold for 437,500 HKD (51,765 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. delicately and dynamically modelled, depicted sturdily standing on a trapezoid base with the right hoofed foreleg raised as though walking while ploughing, the animal portrayed with the head held high, accentuated with well-defined features including a pair... [Lire la suite]
27 mai 2020

A large white-glazed anhua-decorated 'phoenix' bowl, Mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566)

Lot 5061. A large white-glazed anhua-decorated 'phoenix' bowl, Mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566); 30 cm, 11 7/8  in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Sold for 725,000 HKD (85,782 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. well potted, the rounded sides gently rising from a straight foot to a flaring rim, the interior centre incised with a pair of confronting phoenix, the exterior similarly decorated with two phoenix flying among scrolling clouds, above a ring of radiating lotus petal... [Lire la suite]

27 mai 2020

An exceptionally rare Guanyao barbed pear-shaped vase, Southern Song dynasty

Lot 5026. An exceptionally rare Guanyao barbed pear-shaped vase, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 15.6 cm, 6 1/8  in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD. Sold for 1,187,500 HKD (140,506 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the baluster body elegantly rising from a splayed stepped foot to a waisted neck and a gently flared lipped rim, the body divided into six lobes of bracket foliations, covered overall with a greyish blue-green glaze suffused with a dense network of light beige crackles, the unglazed... [Lire la suite]
27 mai 2020

Sotheby's Hong Kong EYE/EAST almost doubles pre-sale estimate

HONG KONG.- Sotheby's Hong Kong EYE/EAST concluded last Friday with a total of HK$33,788,250 / US$4,357,333, nearly doubling the pre-sale estimate. The cross-category sale was led by An Extremely Rare 'SnowflakeBlue' Incense Burner, Mark and Period of Xuande, which achieved HK$4,375,000 / US$564,200, over five times its presale estimate. Two artist records were set for Chloe Ho’s Midnight Blooms (HK$325,000/ US$41,912) and Chen Yingjie’s Breaking - Loong Series II (HK$93,750/ US$12,090). Nicolas Chow, Chairman, Sotheby’s... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2020

A bust-length portrait of the Emperor Jahangir, signed by Daulat, Mughal, dated 1627

Lot 26. A bust-length portrait of the Emperor Jahangir, signed by Daulat, Mughal, dated 1627; 7.5 by 5.7cm. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 GBP. Lot sold 60,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's gouache heightened with gold on paper, ruled in red, blue and white, inscribed, signed and dated in nasta’liq script 'amal-i kamtarin bandah-i dargah Daulat’ ('the work of the most insignificant servant of the court, Daulat'), [regnal] 'year 22', in a khatamkari frame.  Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2020

A carved jade archer's thumb ring, India, 17th century

Lot 140. A carved jade archer's thumb ring, India, 17th century; 4.6cm. max. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 7,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's of pale green jade and characteristic form, carved with a full-face lotus blossom flanked by undulated leafy stems each terminating in a lotus blossom.  Provenance: Acquired in London in 1984. Sotheby's. The Sven Gahlin Collection, London, 06 oct. 2015