18 mars 2018

A rare dated 'Fahua' altar garniture, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521)

LOt 97. A rare dated 'Fahua' altar garniture, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521); height of tallest vase 23 3/8 in., 60.6 cm. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Lot Sold 116,500 USD. photo Sotheby's 2011 comprising an incense burner and two vases, the former of compressed globular form supported on three stout cabriole legs, set to the shoulders with a pair of detachable curved strap handles fastened by slots and metal pins, the sides decorated with lotus scrolls in turquoise with gilt flowers on... [Lire la suite]

13 mai 2011

An rare and impressive 'Doucai' altar garniture. Qianlong seal marks and period

An rare and impressive 'doucai' altar garniture. Qianlong seal marks and period. Photo Sotheby's comprising of a tripod censer, a pair of gu-vases and a pair of candlesticks; the censer with a globular body supported on three cabriole legs flanked by a pair of upright handles, the gu-vases with a bulging mid-section below a trumpet mouth and above a bell-shaped lower section, the candlesticks with a drip dish of flaring sides supported on a bell-shaped base, each finely painted in bright enamels with beribboned Eight Buddhist... [Lire la suite]
04 mai 2011

Sotheby's Presents Its Spring London Sale of Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

An extremely important and rare "Guanyao" Hu-shaped vase, Southern Song Dynasty, 12th century. Estimate: £2,500,000-£3,000,000. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- Sotheby’s presents the first of its 2011 London Sales of Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. The auction will feature 343 lots and will take place in London on Wednesday, May 11th, 2011. Every item in the sale has been meticulously selected as an iconic example of its genre and in total the auction is expected to realise in excess of £11 million. The highlight of the auction... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2011

Property of a Palm Beach Private Collector Brings $8.4 Million at Sotheby's New York

 A Rare Chinese ‘Famille-Rose’ ‘Millefleurs’ Altar Garniture, Qianlong Seal Marks and Period (detail). Photo: Sotheby's.  NEW YORK, N.Y.- Following the success of last week’s Asia Week sales series at Sotheby’s New York, which brought an incredible $71.3 million for Chinese porcelain and works of art, today’s auction of Property of a Palm Beach Private Collector achieved $8,397,649, almost double the pre-sale high estimate*. The auction was led by a strong group of over 80 pieces of Chinese porcelain and works of art,... [Lire la suite]