06 avril 2021

An exceptional and rare blue and white 'floral' bowl, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424)

  Lot 130. An exceptional and rare blue and white 'floral' bowl, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424). Diameter 6 ¼ in., 16 cm. Estimate: 300,000 - 500,000 USD. Lot sold: 721,800 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. delicately potted in the shape of a lotus bud (lianzi) or chicken heart (jixin), with deep rounded sides and a pointed base resting on a short, narrow foot, finely painted in rich tones of cobalt blue accented with characteristic 'heaping and piling', the... [Lire la suite]

28 décembre 2020

A Yaozhou celadon carved 'Floral' bowl, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 1010. A Yaozhou celadon carved 'Floral' bowl, Jin dynasty (1115-1234); d. 21.5 cm. Estimate: 150,000 - 200,000 HKD. Lot sold: 478,800 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance: J.J. Lally & Co., New York, 2002. Christie's New York, 13th-14th September 2012, lot 1390. Note: A similar Yaozhou celadon bowl is illustrated in Mayuyama, Seventy Years, Vol.1, p. 122, no. 350. See also the example illustrated by J. Wirgin in Sung Ceramic Design, B.M.F.E.A., no. 42, Stockholm, 1970,... [Lire la suite]
11 décembre 2020

Two carved Qingbai 'floral' bowls, Song Dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 392. Two carved Qingbai 'floral' bowls, Song Dynasty (960-1279); 19.8 and 19.2 cm, 7¾ and 7½ in. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 HKD. Lot sold 56,700 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. Sotheby's. China / 5000 years, Hong Kong, 27 November 2020
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24 juillet 2020

A fine and rare pair of doucai 'Floral' bowls, Seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850)

Lot 3113. A fine and rare pair of doucai 'Floral' bowls, Seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850); 14.5 cm, 5 3/4 in. Estimate 700,000 — 900,000 HKD. Lot sold 812,500  HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's each superbly decorated around the exterior in vivid enamels of iron-red, yellow, green and aubergine with six different exotic blooms borne on a continuous undulating scroll issuing curling leaves, above a band of ruyi-heads linked by petals, all delicately outlined in underglaze... [Lire la suite]
19 juillet 2020

A rare yellow-glazed 'floral' bowl, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 3111. A rare yellow-glazed 'floral' bowl, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 12 cm, 4 3/4  in. Estimate 450,000 — 550,000 HKD. Lot sold 500,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's thinly potted with deep rounded sides raised on a straight foot, incised to the exterior with four stylised mallow medallions divided by radiating cloud wisps above a band of lappets, encircled at the foot and the rim with double-line borders, the interior incised in the well with a further mallow flower, covered... [Lire la suite]
05 juillet 2020

A rare ruby-ground falangcai 'floral' bowl, Yongzheng four-character mark and of the period (1723-1735)

  Lot 150. A rare ruby-ground falangcai 'floral' bowl, Yongzheng four-character mark in underglaze-blue within double-squares and of the period (1723-1735). Diamètre: 9,2 cm. (3 5/8 in.). Estimate EUR 120,000 - EUR 150,000. Price realised EUR 382,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020.  Reposant sur un petit pied, il est délicatement orné d'une série de fleurs épanouies comprenant la pivoine, l'hibiscus, le lys, le chrysanthème, le camélia et l'aster, le tout sur un fond émaillé... [Lire la suite]

04 mai 2020

A pair of doucai gilt-decorated 'floral' bowls, Xianfeng six-character marks and of the period (1851-1861)

Lot 191. A pair of doucai gilt-decorated 'floral' bowls, Xianfeng six-character marks and of the period (1851-1861). Each: 12cm diam. Estimate HK$350,000 - 450,000. Sold for HK$ 800,000 (€ 94,899). Photo: Bonhams. Each bowl elegantly potted with rounded sides rising steeply from a short straight foot, finely enamelled around the exterior with a band of six flower heads, including lotus, chrysanthemum, wisteria and hibiscus, all borne on a single undulating leafy tendril and outlined in gilt, the base with... [Lire la suite]
15 février 2020

A pair of blue and white 'floral' bowls, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 31. A pair of blue and white 'floral' bowls, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 61⁄4 in. (16 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 800 - GBP 1,200. Price Realised: GBP 3,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 Each bowl is decorated to the exterior and the flaring rim with chrysanthemum blossoms amongst leafy tendrils. The interior is similarly decorated with a central roundel of scrolling tendrils..  Provenance: Acquired by the current vendor's father in the early 20th century in Europe, and thence... [Lire la suite]
25 décembre 2019

A rare carved Longquan celadon 'floral' bowl, Yongle-Xuande period (1403-1435)

Lot 3407. A rare carved Longquan celadon 'floral' bowl, Yongle-Xuande period (1403-1435); 19 1/4 in. (48.9 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price Realized HKD 275,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014. The sturdily potted bowl with deep rounded sides rising from a cylindrical foot is boldly carved on the exterior with composite floral sprays including lotus, peony and chrysanthemum, repeated on the inner well encircling a lotus spray in the centre. It is covered with a thick glossy glaze of... [Lire la suite]
08 décembre 2019

A famille-rose and underglaze-blue 'floral' bowl, seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850)

Lot 471. A famille-rose and underglaze-blue 'floral' bowl, seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850); 15 cm, 5 7/8  in. Estimate HKD 90,000 — 120,000. Lot Sold 325,000 HKD. © Sotheby's. painted to the interior in underglaze-blue with a medallion enclosing a floral vase, surrounded by four detached sprays of various flowers and lingzhi, the exterior similarly decorated in famille-rose enamels. Provenance: Christie's New York, 23rd June 1982, lot 168. ... [Lire la suite]