08 avril 2019

A finely enamelled lavender-ground famille-rose jardinière, Qing dynasty, Qianlong – Jiaqing period (1736-1820)

Lot 3509. A finely enamelled lavender-ground famille-rose jardinière, Qing dynasty, Qianlong – Jiaqing period (1736-1820); 26 cm, 10 1/4  in. Estimate 1,000,000 — 1,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,000,000 HKD (386,430 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. of square section, the straight sides flaring gently towards the everted rim and supported on four scrolled feet, each face brilliantly enamelled with a central floral medallion encircled by radiating lappets, surrounded by four large pink... [Lire la suite]

08 avril 2019

A rare cloisonné enamel and gilt-bronze archaistic 'taotie' vessel, zun, Mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3517. A rare cloisonné enamel and gilt-bronze archaistic 'taotie' vessel, zun, Mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 15.1 cm, 5 7/8  in. Estimate 1,800,000 — 2,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 4,495,000 HKD (579,001 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's.  cast with a compressed globular central section resting on a splayed foot and flaring at the trumpet mouth, the bulbous mid-section superbly enamelled with four golden-olive taotie masks highlighted with multi-coloured outlines... [Lire la suite]
26 janvier 2019

A pair of superb 'famille-rose' blue sgraffiato-ground medallion bowls, seal marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 2606. A pair of superb 'famille-rose' blue sgraffiato-ground medallion bowls, seal marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 15 cm., 5 7/8 in. Estimate 5,000,000 — 7,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 6,020,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010. each delicately potted body with deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to an everted rim, finely enamelled around the exterior with four medallions enclosing composite leafy floral sprays, divided by floral strapwork and all... [Lire la suite]
30 septembre 2018

A magnificent and extremely rare large yangcai blue-ground 'Lotus' vase with ruyi handles, seal mark and period of Qianlong

          Lot 3611. A magnificent and extremely rare large yangcai blue-ground 'Lotus' vase with ruyi handles, Iron-red seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 36.7 cm, 14 1/2  in. Estimate: 40,000,000-60,000,000 HKD (5,095,600 - 7,643,400 USD). Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. very finely potted with a compressed globular body supported on a splayed foot, the domed shoulder rising to a tall waisted neck flaring at the rim, flanked by a pair of... [Lire la suite]
24 avril 2018

A rare and exceptional small pink-ground famille rose moonflask, Qianlong four-character seal mark in iron-red and of the period

Lot 17. A rare and exceptional small pink-ground famille rose moonflask, Qianlong four-character seal mark in iron-red and of the period (1736-1795); 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 600,000 - GBP 800,000 (USD 841,800 - USD 1,122,400). Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The moonflask is finely potted with a flattened circular shape, supported on a spreading oval foot. The short, waisted neck terminates in an incurved mouth, flanked by two loop handles. The exterior of the... [Lire la suite]
15 juillet 2017

A very rare gilded 'famille-rose' blue-ground 'sanduo' vase, Iron-red seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 246. A very rare gilded 'famille-rose' blue-ground 'sanduo' vase, Iron-red seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795), 32.1 cm., 12 5/8 in. Estimate 4,000,000 — 6,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 5,102,400 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's of ovoid form tapering to a slightly splayed foot and rising to the waisted neck with flared mouth and inturned rim, the body finely painted in famille-rose enamels with a continuous panel enclosing stems of flowering white lilies entwined around the lower branches of a pomegranate... [Lire la suite]
11 avril 2015

A fine and rare coral-ground Famille Rose altar vase, Seal mark and period of Jiaqing

A fine and rare coral-ground Famille Rose altar vase, Seal mark and period of Jiaqing. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD. Unsold. Photo courtesy Sotheby's the globular lower body supported on a wide splayed foot, rising to a bulbous moulded neck surmounted by a disc-shaped mouth of angled profile, the body exquisitely decorated in vibrant colours of the famille-rose palette with the bajixiang emblems, interspersed by leafy lotus scrolls beneath a band of interlocking ruyiheads and... [Lire la suite]