27 août 2018

A Blanc-de-Chine Censer and a 'Shiwan' Tripod Censer, Qing Dynasty, 18th Century

Lot 625. A Blanc-de-Chine Censer and a 'Shiwan' Tripod Censer, Qing Dynasty, 18th Century; 12 and 7.7 cm., 4 3/4  and 3 in. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 HKD. Lot sold 75,000 HKD (9,674 USD). Photo: Sotheby's. the blanc-de-Chine censer with rounded sides rising from a splayed foot to a flared rim, set with a pair of loop handles issuing each from the head of a mythical beast, decorated around the body with a broad band enclosing keyfret and mythical animal masks, all within two thin raised fillets;... [Lire la suite]

20 février 2018

An Exceptional 'Qiangjin' and 'Tianqi' Lacquer 'Wandai Shenghe' Double-Lozenge Box and Cover, Mark and Period of Qianlong

Lot 50. An Exceptional 'Qiangjin' and 'Tianqi' Lacquer 'Wandai Shenghe' Double-Lozenge Box and Cover, Mark and Period of Qianlong (1736-1795); width 31.7 cm., 12 1/2  in. Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,840,000 HKD. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 omodelled in the form of two overlapping lozenges with six cylindrical posts at the corners, the cinnabar lacquer finely incised and gilt in the qiangjin technique and further picked out... [Lire la suite]
20 février 2018

An Inscribed Cinnabar Lacquer Songhua Inkstone Set, Mark and Period of Yongzheng, Dated 1724

Lot 49. An Inscribed Cinnabar Lacquer Songhua Inkstone Set, Mark and Period of Yongzheng, Dated 1724; 12.9 cm., 5 1/8  in. Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,960,000 HKD. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 of circular form with straight sides supported on five short narrow feet, the cover with a slightly raised top finely incised and gilt with a twelve-column inscription titled Shiyan fu ('Ode to ink stone') and dated to the ninth day of the ninth month of... [Lire la suite]
20 février 2018

A Carved Cinnabar Lacquer Box and Cover, Mark and Period of Wanli, Dated in Accordance with 1595

Lot 46. A Carved Cinnabar Lacquer Box and Cover, Mark and Period of Wanli, Dated in Accordance with 1595: 9.5 by 29.3 by 29.3 cm., 3 3/4  by 11 1/2  by 11 1/2  in. Estimate 1,200,000 — 1,800,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,200,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's 2014 of square form with slightly bombé sides and cusped corners, all supported on a square foot, deftly carved in varied levels of relief through layers of rich cinnabar lacquer to the ocher ground below, the cover with a... [Lire la suite]
20 février 2018

A 'Qiangjin' and 'Tianqi' Lacquer Bowl, Mark and Period of Wanli, dated in Accordance with 1591

Lot 45. A 'Qiangjin' and 'Tianqi' Lacquer Bowl, Mark and Period of Wanli, dated in Accordance with 1591; diameter 12.9 cm., 5 1/8  in. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD. Lot sold 200,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's 2014 with deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to a flared rim, the deep red cinnabar ground finely incised and gilt on the exterior in the qiangjin technique and further painted in tianqi polychrome enamels with a continuous scene of eight boys at play, one group... [Lire la suite]
29 juillet 2017

A carved cinnabar lacquer brush, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 3216. A carved cinnabar lacquer brush, Ming dynasty, 16th century, 22 cm., 8 5/8  in.. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot sold 225,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby’s. the slender tubular handle deftly carved in varying levels of relief with a figural scene of scholars and attendants on rocky shores against a ground of waves and floral diapers, one carrying a qin (zither) and another resting next to a plant, their attendants standing nearby, one making tea and another holding a... [Lire la suite]

26 mai 2014

Two white-glazed boxes and covers, Yuan dynasty

Lot 614. Two white-glazed boxes and covers, Yuan dynasty; 14.5 and 9 cm., 5 3/4 and 3 1/2 in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 HKD. Lot sold 12,500 HKD (1,612 USD). Photo Sotheby's each of compressed globular form resting on a concave base, the larger box moulded with a large spray of leafy peony on the cover and 'classic' scrolls around the sides, the smaller box similarly decorated with 'classic' scrolls Property from the Baoyizhai Collection Sotheby's. Playthings From The Collection of Edward T. Chow Chinese... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2014

A Qingbai-glazed 'Rice Measure' bowl, Yuan dynasty

Lot 618. A Qingbai-glazed 'Rice Measure' bowl, Yuan dynasty; 10.5 cm., 4 1/8 in. Estimation 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Lot sold 187,500 HKD (24,184 USD). Photo Sotheby's the circular flat base rising up to a recessed rim, moulded on the exterior with three rows of chrysanthemum petals, covered overall save for the mouthrim and the footring with a pale vitreous blue glaze Property from the Baoyizhai Collection Sotheby's. Playthings From The Collection of Edward T. Chow Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Collections... [Lire la suite]
25 mai 2014

A blue and white 'Crane' jar and a pair of blue and white 'Lotus' dishes, Ming Dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 631. A blue and white 'Crane' jar and a pair of blue and white 'Lotus' dishes, Ming Dynasty, 16th-17th century; 16 and 5.3 cm., 6 1/4 and 2 1/8 in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Lot sold 47,500 HKD (6,127 USD). Photo Sotheby's the jar with a cylindrical body tapering slightly below the incurved rim and around the foot, moulded with three animal masks in relief, the body freely painted with three rounded frames, each enclosing an outstretched crane soaring amidst ruyi-shaped clouds, the frames interrupted by ruyi... [Lire la suite]
25 mai 2014

A blue and white 'Boys' stemcup, Ming Dynasty, 16th century

Lot 608. A blue and white 'Boys' stemcup, Ming Dynasty, 16th century; 14.9 cm., 5 7/8 in. Estimate 70,000 — 90,000 HKD. Lot sold 300,000 HKD (38,694 USD). Photo Sotheby's the hollow high foot rising to a rounded bowl and a slightly flared rim, the exterior decorated in cobalt blue with a continuous scene depicting sixteen cheerful boys, all above petal lappets encircling the underside, the foot bordered with pendent leaves, the interior decorated with a medallion enclosing a landscape motif, the rim bordered... [Lire la suite]