16 avril 2017

A teadust-glazed bottle vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3668. A teadust-glazed bottle vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795), 18.8 cm, 7 3/8  in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 350,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.   elegantly potted with a globular body resting on a splayed foot, surmounted by a tall slender neck rising from a narrow fillet to an everted rim, covered overall with an opaque teadust glaze of olive-brown colour picked out with a fine yellow mist, the... [Lire la suite]

16 avril 2017

A fine sacrificial-red glazed bottle vase, Seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850)

Lot 3707. A fine sacrificial-red glazed bottle vase, Seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850), 29.7 cm, 11 5/8  in. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD. Lot sold 400,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.   the well-potted baluster body rising from a countersunk base to a tall cylindrical neck, the exterior applied with a rich speckled red glaze thinning at the mouth-rim and pooling to a darker red around the foot, the white base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character seal mark ... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2017

A fine Guan-type octogonal vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3671. A fine Guan-type octogonal vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795), 14.5 cm, 5 5/8  in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot sold 500,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.   of compressed octagonal section, the pear-shaped body rising from a short foot to a tapering neck, the neck flanked by a pair of tubular lug handles, applied evenly overall save for the footring with a pale greyish-blue glaze, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character seal mark ... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2017

A fine copper-red glazed meiping, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3666. A fine copper-red glazed meiping, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795), 29 cm, 11 3/8  in. Estimate 700,000 — 900,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,125,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.   the waisted lower body rising up to high shoulders and a short waisted neck below an everted rim, covered overall with an even copper-red glaze of burnt umber tone, the glaze neatly controlled under the mouth-rim and above the white recessed base, the base inscribed with a... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2017

An unusual copper-red splashed vase, yuhuchunping, Yuan dynasty (1279-1366)

Lot 3663. An unusual copper-red splashed vase, yuhuchunping, Yuan dynasty (1279-1366), 20.9 cm, 8 1/4  in. Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,875,000  HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.   the pear-shaped body rising to a slender neck and flaring rim, all supported on a slightly splayed foot, the body engraved with five double bands, applied with a pale blue-tinged white glaze and liberally decorated with four rich copper-red splashes Note: Striking for the bold splashes of... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2017

An imperially inscribed 'langyao' red-glazed meiping, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, incised inscription dated to the yiwei year (

Lot 3670. An imperially inscribed 'langyao' red-glazed meiping, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, incised inscription dated to the yiwei year (in accordance with 1775), 25.7 cm, 10 1/8 in. Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,875,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.   stoutly potted, the tapering body rising from a splayed foot to rounded shoulders, sweeping up to a short cylindrical neck and a wide everted rim, applied overall with a deep speckled copper-red glaze ranging... [Lire la suite]

16 avril 2017

A fine and rare Guan-type washer, Seal mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3672. A fine and rare Guan-type washer, Seal mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735), 16.8 cm, 6 5/8  in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,620,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.   the cylindrical body with a flat base, all supported on three short cabriole legs, covered overall save for the tips of the legs with an even attractive pale greyish-blue glaze suffused with a fine network of golden crackles, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character seal mark... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2017

An exquisite peach-shaped Guan-type brush washer, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1723-1735)

Lot 3637. An exquisite peach-shaped Guan-type brush washer, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1723-1735), 21.6 cm, 8 1/2 in. Estimate 2,500,000 — 3,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,460,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.   the asymmetrical shallow bowl forming the outline of a peach with unevenly furled sides, the handle formed from a gnarled tree branch set with a plump peach, a lingzhi and curled leaves, all beneath an opaque milky blue-green glaze with faint crackles, thinning at the... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2017

A fine blue-glazed bowl and cover, Marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3632. A fine blue-glazed bowl and cover, Marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735), 18.7 cm, 7 1/2  in. Estimate 3,000,000 — 4,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,700,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.   well potted with deep sides rising from a short foot to a flared rim, moulded with two raised bowstrings above the foot, the domed cover surmounted by a finial intricately modelled in the form of a mythical sharp-beaked bird with outstretched talons and curled tail, the exterior covered... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2017

Ben Brown Fine Arts at TEFAF New York Spring 2017

Lucio Fontana (Rosario 1899-1968 Varese), Concetto Spaziale, Attesa, 1966. Waterpaint on canvas, 146 x 115 cm. Signed, titled and inscribed 'l. Fontana / “Concetto Spaziale” / ATTESA / Ogni povero / uomo può / fare dell’arte / e della critica'. Photo courtesy Ben Brown Fine Arts Provenance: Marlborough Galleria d’Arte, Rome; Galerie Stutz, Pulver & Co., Vaduz; Galleria Moretto, Brescia; Zanibelli collection, Milan; Sotheby`s London, 23 October 1997; private collection, Milan; acquired by the... [Lire la suite]