06 avril 2019

A large white-glazed bowl, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435)

Lot 3663. A large white-glazed bowl, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435); 20.9 cm, 8 1/4  in. Estimate 150,000 — 250,000 HKD. Lot Sold 200,000 HKD (25,762 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. with deep rounded sides resting on a tapering foot, applied with an even white glaze, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark within a double circle. Provenance: Christie's Hong Kong, 27th October 2003, lot 608. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Hong... [Lire la suite]

06 avril 2019

An extremely rare anhua-decorated white-glazed stem cup, Mark and period of Tianshun (1457-1464)

Lot 3659. An extremely rare anhua-decorated white-glazed stem cup, Mark and period of Tianshun (1457-1464); 13.8 cm, 5 3/8  in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot Sold 2,375,000 HKD (305,924 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. well potted with deep rounded sides rising to a slightly everted rim, all supported on a tapering hollow cylindrical stem, the exterior decorated in anhua with an elephant, a lion and a galloping horse, the centre of the interior incised with a... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2019

A white glazed and moulded 'Dragon' cup, Mark and period of Hongzhi (1488-1505)

Lot 3665. A white glazed and moulded 'Dragon' cup, Mark and period of Hongzhi (1488-1505); 9.5 cm, 3 3/4  in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,062,500 HKD (136,861 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. well potted with deep rounded sides rising from a short foot to flared rim, the interior moulded with a pair of dragons interrupted by ruyi clouds, the base incised with a six-character reign mark within a double circle. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Hong... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2019

A finely carved jade figure of a buffalo, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 3719. A finely carved jade figure of a buffalo, Song dynasty (960-1279); 7.9 cm, 3 1/8  in. Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,000,000 HKD (128,810 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. well worked in the form of a recumbent buffalo with its legs neatly tucked beneath its body, the beast rendered with a slightly raised head accentuated with a pronounced snout, further portrayed with a pair of long curved horns and a long incised tail swept up against its right side, the muscular body... [Lire la suite]
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06 avril 2019

A rare white jade vajra, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

 Lot 3720. A rare white jade vajra, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 8 cm, 3 1/8  in.. Estimate 150,000 — 180,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,062,500 HKD (136,861 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the centre well worked in the form of three rounded ribs interrupted with two constricted bands detailed with angular bands, each end of the vajra with four curved prongs surrounding a central angular shaft, each prong further detailed with scrollwork, the stone of an even white colour with faint russet inclusions. ... [Lire la suite]
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06 avril 2019

A white jade archaistic figure of a goose, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3624. A white jade archaistic figure of a goose, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 15.5 cm, 6 1/8  in. Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 3,750,000 HKD (161,013 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's depicted with its webbed feet tucked beneath its body, the crested head turned back and grasping in its beak a scrolling stem bearing lotus blooms and trailing around its neck, the substantial body with wings on either side and defined with archaistic plumage formed with zoomorphic... [Lire la suite]

06 avril 2019

An exceptional, large and rare white jade archaistic cylindrical ewer, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3621. An exceptional, large and rare white jade archaistic cylindrical ewer, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 18.7 cm, 7 3/8  in. Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 3,750,000 HKD (483,038   USD). Courtesy Sotheby's the substantial boulder well hollowed into a thick-walled cylindrical vessel resting on four ruyi-shaped feet, rising to a gently everted rim, the straight sides set with a handle carved in openwork with a clambering chilong, its... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2019

A wucai 'Pomegranate' month cup, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 3606. A wucai 'Pomegranate' month cup, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 6.6 cm, 2 1/2 in. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 HKD. Lot sold 437,500 HKD (56,354 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. with a delicately potted U-shaped body rising from a short foot to a flared rim, the exterior brightly painted with a gnarled pomegranate tree, representing the fifth month, the reverse with a poetic inscription relating to the depicted flowers, followed by a seal reading shang ('to appreciate'), the base with an... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2019

A fine wucai 'Wintersweet' month cup, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 3605. A fine wucai 'Wintersweet' month cup, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 6.7 cm, 2 5/8  in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot sold 625,000 HKD (80,506 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the delicately potted U-shaped body rising from a short foot to a flared rim, the exterior brightly painted with two wintersweet trees and lingzhi blooms, representing the first month, the reverse with a poetic inscription, followed by a seal... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2019

A rare wucai 'Prunus' month cup, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 3605. A rare wucai 'Prunus' month cup, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 6.5 cm, 2 1/2  in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot sold 875,000 HKD (112,709 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. finely potted with deep rounded sides supported on a short straight foot and rising to a flared rim, one side rendered in the wucai palette, a prunus tree's two gnarled branches bearing white blossoms with yellow stamens and dark red calyxes, with some small... [Lire la suite]