06 novembre 2020

A very rare celadon-ground famille-rose wine warmer and cover, Qing dynasty, early 19th century

Lot 24. A very rare celadon-ground famille-rose wine warmer and cover, Qing dynasty, early 19th century. Height 15.5 cm, 6⅛ in. Estimate: 15,000 -20,000 GBP. Lot sold: 23,940 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the lobed ovoid body of the warmer rising from a recessed base to an inverted rim, brightly enamelled to each lobe with geometric melon and butterfly strapwork reserved on a pale celadon ground, the shoulders set with a pair of high relief butterfly handles, the turquoise enamelled cylindrical... [Lire la suite]

06 novembre 2020

A rare apple-green glazed stembowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 23. A rare apple-green glazed stembowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735). Diameter 15.5 cm, 6⅛ in. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 GBP. Lot sold: 40,320 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. well potted with deep rounded sides rising to an everted rim supported on a tall hollow foot slightly flaring at the base, the exterior cover with an attractive apple-green glaze, the interior of the foot inscribed with a six-character reign mark in underglaze blue. Sotheby's. Imperial Porcelain – A Private... [Lire la suite]
06 novembre 2020

A white-glazed bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 22. A white-glazed bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735). Diameter 9.9 cm, 3⅞ in. Estimate: 15,000 - 20,000 GBP. Lot sold: 40,320 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot to an everted rim, covered overall evenly, save for the unglazed footring, with a transparent glaze, the base with a six-character reign mark within a double-circle in underglaze blue. Exhibited: Exhibition of Ancient Chinese Ceramics from the Collection of the Kau Chi Society of Chinese... [Lire la suite]
06 novembre 2020

A large and finely modelled Dehua figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, early 18th century

Lot 21. A large and finely modelled Dehua figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, early 18th century. Height 45 cm, 17¾ in. Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 GBP. Lot sold: 50,400 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. finely modelled standing in an elegant posture on a rocky base showing one bare foot, her hands lightly clasped in front holding a rosary, wearing layered robes loosely draped over her shoulders and gathering in voluminous folds over either arm and opening at the chest to reveal an elaborate beaded necklace, the... [Lire la suite]
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06 novembre 2020

A rare Yuan-style doucai meiping, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 19. A rare Yuan-style doucai meiping, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Height 36.3 cm, 14¼ in. Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 GBP. Lot sold: 75,600 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. robustly potted, the tapering body rising to a high rounded shoulder and surmounted by a short waisted neck and a lipped rim, the main register with four vibrantly painted large floral blooms borne on a continuous undulating leafy stem, the upper register with two phoenixes in flight amidst a floral ground enclosed within classic... [Lire la suite]
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06 novembre 2020

A very rare celadon-glazed conjoined vase, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 14. A very rare celadon-glazed conjoined vase, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735). Height 24 cm, 9½ in. Estimate: 250,000 - 350,000 GBP. Lot sold: 583,700 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. superbly potted as six conjoined amphora-shaped vases, each with an ovoid body gently rising to a high rounded shoulder and a tall cylindrical neck encircled with a filet and surmounted by a wide flaring rim, covered overall with a viterous pale-celadon glaze save for the footrims, the base of the... [Lire la suite]

06 novembre 2020

A fine and rare blue and white 'dragon medallion' bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 13. A fine and rare blue and white 'dragon medallion' bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735). Diameter 11.9 cm, 4¾ in. Estimate: 25,000 - 35,000 GBP. Lot sold: 32,760 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. with gently rounded sides rising from a concave base, painted around the exterior in rich tones of cobalt blue with four circular roundels each depicting a pair of interlaced archaistic kui dragons, repeated in the centre of the interior and surrounded by a border of... [Lire la suite]
06 novembre 2020

A rare doucai 'dragon medallion' jar, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 12. A rare doucai 'dragon medallion' jar, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735). Height 18.5 cm, 7¼ in. Estimate: 150,000 - 200,000 GBP. Lot sold: 226,800 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the finely potted ovoid body rising from a tapered foot to a rounded shoulder and an upright rim, painted around the exterior with five dragon medallions, each enclosing a five-clawed dragon writhing amongst cloud scrolls, its arm extended reaching for a flaming pearl, interspersed with clusters of... [Lire la suite]
06 novembre 2020

Tiancheng International announces highlights included in the Jewellery and Jadeite Autumn Auction

  HONG KONG.- Tiancheng International Jewellery and Jadeite Autumn Auction will take place on 28 November, offering a dazzling array of treasures. Leading the auction is a 6.70-Carat Natural Fancy Deep Yellow Diamond of intense colour and vivacity. Another star item is a 10.18-Carat D Colour Internally Flawless Type IIa Diamond that boasts superb clarity and luminescence. The sale will also showcase a stellar line-up of jadeite pieces, including a pair of Jadeite “Double Hoop” Earrings and a Jadeite “Guanyin” Pendant,... [Lire la suite]
05 novembre 2020

A pair of very rare imperial gilt-lacquer and mother-of-pearl-inlaid display cabinets, Yongzheng-Qianlong period

Lot 103. A pair of very rare imperial gilt-lacquer and mother-of-pearl-inlaid display cabinets, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795). Each 168.1cm (66 1/4in) high x 70.1cm (27 5/8in) wide x 32.2cm (12 3/4in) deep. (2). Estimate £ 50,000 - £ 80,000. Sold for £ 225,062 (€ 248,825). Courtesy Bonhams. One cabinet with nine variously proportioned and positioned open compartments, the other with eight compartments, all framed within black and gold lacquer friezes superbly... [Lire la suite]