26 janvier 2022

A rare large carved cinnabar lacquer square dish, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 77. A rare large carved cinnabar lacquer square dish, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 39.5cm., 15 1/2 in. Sold 180,000 GBP (Estimate 10,000 - 15,000 GBP). © Sotheby's.  the rounded sides with indented corners, decorated to the interior with a pair of opposing phoenix in flight, both with spread wings and finely incised feathers, hovering in front of large stems of lotus issuing from rocks, bearing ten blooms, carved in relief through the bright brick-red lacquer... [Lire la suite]

31 octobre 2021

A fine green-enamelled 'dragon' dish, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 7. A fine green-enamelled 'dragon' dish, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 25 cm. Lot sold: 1,638,000 HKD (Estimate: 600,000 - 800,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2021 the interior vibrantly enamelled with a medallion enclosing a ferocious five-clawed dragon writhing amidst flames and cloud scrolls in pursuit of a flaming pearl, surrounded at the cavetto by a pair of striding dragons in pursuit of flaming pearls, the exterior similarly decorated, all above a lotus lappet border at the foot, the... [Lire la suite]
13 juin 2021

Kangxi porcelain sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 26 May 2021

Lot 313. A wucai 'landscape' brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 14.7 cm. Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 HKD. Lot sold: 378,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's Property from a Hong Kong private collection. Provenance: Collection of Edward T. Chow (1910-1980). Sotheby's Hong Kong, 19th May 1981, lot 575. Lot 313. A wucai 'landscape' brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 14.5 cm. Estimate: 50,000 - 80,000 HKD. Lot... [Lire la suite]
10 octobre 2020

A fine and rare celadon-glazed bowl, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 4. A fine and rare celadon-glazed bowl, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 15.9 cm, 6 ¼ in. Estimate: 300,000 - 400,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,890,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. elegantly potted with deep rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a lightly barbed rim, moulded to the exterior with a band of petal lappets radiating from the foot, applied overall with an attractive celadon glaze of sea-green tone, the base left white and inscribed with a six-character seal mark in... [Lire la suite]
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]
20 juillet 2020

A rare underglaze-red and famille-verte 'rose' vase, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 3603. A rare underglaze-red and famille-verte 'rose' vase, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); h. 8.3 cm, 3 1/4  in. Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,875,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the well-rounded ovoid body tapering to a short lipped mouthrim, elegantly decorated with two rose sprays rising from the base, each with a large bloom and bud in a soft pinkish underglaze red, borne on leafy branches with foliage enamelled in green and outlined in black, the recessed base with an... [Lire la suite]

16 juin 2020

A fine blue and white 'lotus' dish, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Lot 513. A fine blue and white 'lotus' dish, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620); 18.5 cm, 7 1/4  in. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 HKD. Lot sold 212,500 HKD (24,215 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the rounded sides supported on a straight foot, boldly painted to the interior with a central medallion enclosing a lotus flower with radiating foliate scrolls, the exterior with an undulating lotus scroll, inscribed to the base with a four-character mark reading Shangpin jiaqi ('high... [Lire la suite]
16 juin 2020

A yellow-glazed dish, mark and period of Zhengde (1506-1521)

Lot 522. A yellow-glazed dish, mark and period of Zhengde (1506-1521); 15.5 cm, 6 1/8  in. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 HKD. Lot sold 937,500 HKD (106,831 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to a flared rim, covered overall with an egg-yolk yellow glaze, the base left white and inscribed with a six-character mark within a double circle.  Provenance: Collection of Edward T. Chow (1910-1980).Sotheby's Hong Kong, 19th May 1981,... [Lire la suite]
15 avril 2020

An ivory 'peach and bat' tray, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3776. An ivory 'peach and bat' tray, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 18.4 cm., 7 1/8  in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot Sold 687,500 HKD (70,114 EUR). Photo Sotheby’s the shallow flat-base tray carved with irregular incurved sides and a wavy profile, set to both sides with a gnarled brown twig extending onto and across the interior, issuing green lanceolate leaves, peaches, pink buds and blossoms, two outstretched bats hovering over the twigs... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2020

A celadon jade 'camel' paperweight, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 3252. A celadon jade 'camel' paperweight, Song dynasty (960-1279); 10.5cm., 4 1/8 in. Estimate 220,000 — 280,000 HKD. Lot Sold 350,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. well carved as a recumbent camel with its head raised and looking ahead, the front and hind legs tucked underneath its slender body, its ribs defined with ridges, the ears, eyes, and beard naturalistically carved in relief and forming a serene expression, the stone of a pale celadon tone with light brown inclusions... [Lire la suite]