21 mai 2021

Dragons From The Empire – Imperial Ceramics From The Yidetang Collection at Christie's HK 28 may 2021

The Yidetang Collection was assembled by a remarkable man, distinguished both in his professional life and in his passion for treasuring fine Chinese ceramics and works of art. While the selection in this sale, “Dragons from the Empire – Imperial Ceramics from the Yidetang Collection”, is only a small part of this exceptional collection, we hope that it provides a glimpse through a window, through the eye of the dragon, into the essence of the collector. Each of these ceramics share robust... [Lire la suite]

25 décembre 2019

A white-glazed jar and cover, Chenghua period (1465-1487)

Lot 3420. A white-glazed jar and cover, Chenghua period (1465-1487); 7 in. (17.8 cm.) overall height. Estimate HKD 800,000 - HKD 1,200,000. Price Realized HKD 1,000,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014. The jar is well potted with an ovoid body raised on a slightly splayed foot rising to broad rounded shoulders underneath a tall tapering neck. The bell-shaped cover is surmounted by a bud finial. The jar and cover are covered overall with a white glaze, the foot rim exposing the white body, box. ... [Lire la suite]
17 octobre 2019

An Outstanding Blue and White ‘Boys’ Bowl, Chenghua Period, 1465-1487

Lot 3406. An Outstanding Blue and White ‘Boys’ Bowl, Chenghua Period, 1465-1487. Diameter 21.5cm; height 10.3cm. Estimate: 10,000,000-15,000,000 HKD (USD 1,274,530 - 1,911,795). Sold price: 15,340,000 HKD (USD 1,955,129). © Poly Auction Hong Kong The bowl is of deep, rounded form, skilfully painted in soft tones of underglaze cobalt blue with a continuous garden scene depicting sixteen boys divided in several groups. Four of the boys dressed in short-sleeved jackets and split-pants grouped around a... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2019

A rare blue and white circular plaque, Chenghua period (1465-1487)

Lot 846. A rare blue and white circular plaque, Chenghua period (1465-1487); 10 1/8 in. (25.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 35,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The slightly convex plaque is delicately painted in outline and wash with a scene of Guanyin shown seated on a fringed mat facing an acolyte with outstretched hands, each on a rocky promontory jutting above a lotus plant emerging from wind-tossed waves below. To the other side of Guanyin is an amphora in a basin and a parrot... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2018

A superb and rare blue and white 'boys' bowl, Ming dynasty, Chenghua period (1465-1487)

Lot 3206. A superb and rare blue and white 'boys' bowl, Ming dynasty, Chenghua period (1465-1487); 22.5 cm, 8 7/8  in. Estimate 6,000,000 — 8,000,000 HKD (625,910 - 834,547 EUR). Unsold. © Sotheby's 2018 with deep rounded sides supported on a sturdy short foot, the exterior of the thick walls exquisitely depicted in shaded tones of cobalt with a continuous garden scene depicting twenty boys divided in several groups, including one with a boy riding a hobby-horse in the shade of a... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2018

A rare blue and white circular plaque, Chenghua period (1465-1487)

Lot 1477. A rare blue and white circular plaque, Chenghua period (1465-1487); 11½ in. (29.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 92,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Finely painted with a scene of three scholars and their two attendants, one holding a book, the other holding a qin, surrounded by trees, the top of a pavilion emerging from behind clouds in the distance, all surrounded by a double-line border, wood stand. Note: This beautifully painted... [Lire la suite]

02 mars 2018

An extremely rare blue and white 'Lotus bud' vase, Ming dynasty, Chenghua period (1465-1487)

Lot 113. An extremely rare blue and white 'Lotus bud' vase, Ming dynasty, Chenghua period (1465-1487); Height 10 1/2  in., 26.6 cm. Estimate $1,000,000 — 1,500,000. Photo: Sotheby’s. the well potted pear-shaped body rising to a lotus bud-shaped mouth with raised overlapping layers of petals, the body freely painted in tones of soft cobalt-blue with lotus blooms on meandering leafy stems interspersed with occasional ears of millet, between bands of upright and pendent trefoils, the neck... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2018

Sotheby’s Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Spring Sales 2018 To Take Place on 3 April

The Finest Ever Example of its Type to Come to Market Unseen on the Market for over 30 Years Made by Imperial Order for the Kangxi Emperor. H.M. Knight Pink-Ground Falangcai Bowl. Possible Record Breaker for Chinese Ceramics Expected to fetch in excess of HK$200 million / US$25.6 million. Price Achieved: HK$238,807,500 / US$30,426,464. Photo: Sotheby's. HONG-KONG. Sotheby’s Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Spring Sale Series 2018 will take place on 3 April at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The series... [Lire la suite]
17 novembre 2017

A finely decorated fahua ‘lotus pond’ vase, meiping, Chenghua period (1465-1487)

 Lot 8004. A finely decorated fahua ‘lotus pond’ vase, meiping, Chenghua period (1465-1487). 15 in. (38 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 3,000,000 - HKD 5,000,000 (USD 386,054 - USD 643,424). © Christies Images Ltd 2017 The elegantly potted vase is finely and crisply decorated with moulded and thread appliques in slip to depict a lotus pond from which emerge long stems bearing lotus blooms and leaves amid aquatic plants and butterflies in flight above a border to rolling and... [Lire la suite]
14 août 2017

Jar with dragon design in doucai enamels, Ming Dynasty, Chenghua period (1465-1487)

Jar with dragon design in doucai enamels, Ming Dynasty, Chenghua period (1465-1487), Jingdezhen Ware. H. 13.0, mouth D. 8.7, bottom D. 11.2. Gift of Dr. Yokogawa Tamisuke, TG1002 © 2004-2017 Tokyo National Museum