26 janvier 2019

A large 'famille-rose' 'Nine dragon' vase, tianqiuping, seal mark and period of Qianlong, the enamels possibly later

Lot 2700. A large 'famille-rose' 'Nine dragon' vase, tianqiuping, seal mark and period of Qianlong, the enamels possibly later; 51cm., 20in. Estimate 2,500,000 — 3,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 6,620,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010. the robustly-potted globular body rising from a recessed base to a tall slightly waisted cylindrical neck, brightly enamelled and gilded around the body and neck with nine ferocious scaly five-clawed dragons writhing and grappling with each other amidst... [Lire la suite]

18 avril 2018

An impressive and rare 'famille-rose' 'Boys at play' lantern-shaped vase, Qianlong iron-red seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 123. An impressive and rare 'famille-rose' 'Boys at play' lantern-shaped vase, Qianlong iron-red seal mark and period (1736-1795); height 12 1/2 in., 31.4 cm. Estimate 300,000—500,000 USD. Lot sold 602,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2009. the tall oviform body exquisitely painted with boys in various pursuits, two picking lingzhi and berries, another flying a butterfly kite while two boys cheer on, holding their respective attributes of a ruyi scepter and a lotus flower, a cluster of three... [Lire la suite]
16 février 2018

An unusual pair of 'famille-rose' 'Peach and Bat' dishes, seal marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 2607. An unusual pair of 'famille-rose' 'Peach and Bat' dishes, seal marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 13.8 cm., 5 1/2 in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot Sold 644,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's 2008 each of shallow rounded form resting on a short foot, painted on the centre with a peach sprig encircled by splashing crested waves, the sides decorated with five iron-red bats, each gripping a berriboned 'bajixiang' in its mouth, the... [Lire la suite]
01 février 2018

A fine pair of 'famille-rose' bowls, seal marks and period of Jiaqing (1796-1820)

Lot 1946. A fine pair of 'famille-rose' bowls, seal marks and period of Jiaqing (1796-1820); 10.9 cm., 4 1/4 in. Est. 350,000 — 450,000 HKD. Lot Sold 620,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's 2010 each with deep rounded sides flaring sharply at the rim, finely painted with a fruiting and flowering gourd vine entwining around a spray of bamboo attended by two butterflies, the four large bitter melons with their skins delicately picked out in yellow, pink and green, two of the ripe fruit with skin... [Lire la suite]
31 janvier 2018

A 'famille-rose' bottle vase, Xuantong mark and period (1909-1911)

Lot 404. A 'famille-rose' bottle vase, Xuantong mark and period (1909-1911); height 15 5/8 in., 39.8 cm. Estimate 25,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot Sold 37,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's 2010 the globular body and waisted neck painted with numerous iron-red bats amidst multi-colored clouds, the shoulder painted with a band of stylized lotus scrolls separated by gilt shou characters, all between a ruyi-head border at the flared mouthrim and a band of upright lappets encircling the foot, the... [Lire la suite]
31 janvier 2018

A 'famille-rose' 'Landscape' bowl and cover, Jiaqing mark and period (1796-1820)

Lot 403. A 'famille-rose' 'Landscape' bowl and cover, Jiaqing mark and period (1796-1820); diameter 6 3/4 in., 17.2 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 21,250 USD. Photo Sotheby's 2010 the tall flared sides painted with a lush landscape of walled compounds on islands amidst water linked by bridges, the water scattered with boats and fishermen, the domed cover similar decorated with the same scene, the indented knop and base each painted with a turquoise ground and a... [Lire la suite]

31 janvier 2018

A large 'famille-rose' vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 262. A large 'famille-rose' vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795); height 25 in., 63.5 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 60,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's 2010 the ovoid body supported on a slightly splayed foot rising to a waisted neck, the body painted with stylized lotus scrolls between an upright stylized lappet border just above the foot and a ruyi-head border at the shoulders, the neck further decorated with a row upright stylized lappets below iron-red bats and... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2018

A fine 'famille-rose' 'Peach' bowl, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 104. A fine 'famille-rose' 'Peach' bowl, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 14.5cm., 5 3/4 in. Estimate 400,000 — 500,000 GBP. Lot sold 725,600 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2007 the delicately potted deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to an everted rim, finely enamelled around the exterior with two iron-red bats in flight above leafy fruiting and blossoming peach boughs, each of the four large ripe fruit delicately shaded from pink to lime-green, the boughs... [Lire la suite]
29 décembre 2017

A 'famille-rose' incense holder, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 287. A 'famille-rose' incense holder, Qing dynasty, 18th century; height 6 1/2 in., 16.5 cm. Estimate 10,000—12,000 USD. Sold 60,000 USD. photo courtesy Sotheby's of cylindrical form molded and reticulated to portray a windswept figure holding a fly-whisk, with his attendant carrying a large double-gourd, both gazing upward as a crane descends, walking amidst a rockwork landscape, shaded by a tall pine tree, the sky enshrouded by mist, picked out in green, aubergine, yellow and pink enamels with iron-red, the... [Lire la suite]
28 décembre 2017

A small 'famille-rose' 'poppy' bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 205. A small 'famille-rose' 'poppy' bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735); diameter 3 1/2 in., 9 cm. Est. 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 52,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. of finely potted rounded form, the exterior finely painted with three poppy blooms, one striated pink, one shaded white and one in iron-red, all borne upon slender hairy stems with leaves in shaded tones of bluish-green and yellowish-green, the interior with three fallen blossoms in pink and white, old restoration. Note:... [Lire la suite]