14 mars 2018

A famille-verte 'Chilong' bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 343. A famille-verte 'Chilong' bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 8 5/8  in., 21.9 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000. © Sotheby's the body of undulating baluster form tapering to a tall cylindrical neck terminating with an everted rim, sparsely enameled with a delicately intertwining foliate motif surmounted by four stylized chrysanthemum blooms of alternating green and iron red, an underglaze-blue chilong in high relief artfully coiled around the base of the neck,... [Lire la suite]

03 janvier 2018

A fine pair of carved celadon-glazed 'chilong' bottle vases, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 325. A fine pair of carved celadon-glazed 'chilong' bottle vases, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 42cm., 16 1/2 in. Estimate 50,000 - 70,000 GBP. Lot sold 104,500 GBP. Photo: Sothebys each globular body rising from a short tapering foot to a tall slender cylindrical neck, finely carved around the exterior with two sinuous chilong amidst scrolling lingzhi, all below chevron, stiff leaf and ruyi bands at the neck, covered overall in an even bluish-green glaze, the base glazed white... [Lire la suite]
31 décembre 2016

The Top 14 Chinese Ceramics Sold in 2016 at Bonhams

A pair of exceptionally rare Imperial doucai waterpots, Yongzheng six-character marks and of the period (1723-1735). Each: 5.3cm (2 1/8in) high. Estimate: 10,000,000-15,000,000 HKD. Sold for HK$ 12,640,000 (€1,546,158) at Bonhams Hong Kong, 2 June 2016, lot  12. Photo Bonhams. Each gracefully potted with gently curving sides, the exterior delicately outlined in subtle underglaze-blue with vaporous swirling clouds encircling the base and rising towards the top, exquisitely enamelled... [Lire la suite]
11 octobre 2016

A 'bronze-imitation' tea-dust glazed and gilt-splashed 'chilong' bottle vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3649. A 'bronze-imitation' tea-dust glazed and gilt-splashed 'chilong' bottle vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795). Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Unsold. Photo Sotheby's. of elegant pear shape, the compressed globular body rising from a short splayed foot to a tall cylindrical neck, covered overall in a gilt-speckled olive-green glaze, applied with a gilt-decorated archaisticchilong clambering around the tapering shoulder, the mythical beast finely detailed with a... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2016

A rare Imperial famille rose 'chilong' bottle vase, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 79. A rare Imperial famille rose 'chilong' bottle vase, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 32.9cm (13in) high. Sold for £110,500 (€142,608). Photo: Bonhams.  The vase finely potted with a compressed, globular body rising from a short spreading foot to a tall waisted neck and flared mouth, vividly decorated in shaded pastel tones of pink, yellow, green, purple and underglaze blue with four panels each depicting a pair of confronted scrolling chilong grasping at fruiting branches of peaches... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2015

A fine 'bronze-imitation' tea-dust glazed and gilt-splashed 'Chilong' bottle vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong

Lot 3682. A fine 'bronze-imitation' tea-dust glazed and gilt-splashed 'Chilong' bottle vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795);  15 cm., 5 7/8  in. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 HKD (68,974 — 91,965 EUR). Lot sold 1,875,000 HKD (215,542 EUR). Photo Sotheby's of elegant pear shape, with a compressed globular body rising from a short splayed foot to a tall cylindrical neck, covered overall in a gilt-speckled olive-green glaze, save for the mouthrim dressed in a... [Lire la suite]