04 décembre 2018

Selection of early Ming and Qing ceramics and porcelains formerly in the collection of L.A. Basmadjieff (1911-2000) at Sotheby's

Lot 1. Jardinière en grès céladon Longquan, Début de la Dynastie Ming; 22,5 cm, 8 7/8  in. Estimate €15,000 - €25,000. Lot Sold: 16 000 €. © Sotheby's. les côtés arrondis peu profonds, les bords ourlés vers l'intérieur, reposant sur trois courts pieds en forme de tête d'animal, le décor moulé à l'extérieur d'une frise de huit trigrammes entre deux frises de cabochons, l'onctueuse glaçure vert de mer laissée en réserve au centre et s'arrêtant autour d'une base arrondie en ressaut en dessous, socle en... [Lire la suite]

29 novembre 2018

A famille-verte vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 314. A famille-verte vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 19.7 cm, 7 3/4  in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 HKD. Lot sold 87,500 HKD. © Sotheby's. the tapering body rising to a waisted neck and flared rim, painted with two ladies and a boy in a garden landscape. Provenance:  Collection of Edward T. Chow (1910-1980).Sotheby's Hong Kong, 19th May 1981, lot 576.Collection of T.Y. Chao (1912-1999), and thence by descent in the family. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong,... [Lire la suite]
04 octobre 2018

An outstanding and extremely rare large carved cinnabar lacquer ‘Phoenix’ square tray, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435)

Lot 3403. An outstanding and extremely rare large carved cinnabar lacquer ‘Phoenix’ square tray, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435); 39 cm, 15 3/8  in. Estimate: 12,000,000-15,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 16,920,000 HKD (2,158,315 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the rounded sides with indented corners, decorated to the interior with a pair of opposing phoenix in flight, both depicted with outstretched wings and finely incised plumage, hovering in front of large stems of lotus issuing... [Lire la suite]
27 septembre 2018

A rare underglaze-blue and yellow-enamelled 'Lotus bouquet' dish, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 108. A rare underglaze-blue and yellow-enamelled 'Lotus bouquet' dish, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 21.5 cm, 8 1/2  in. Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,000,000 HKD (191,100 - 254,800 USD). Lot Sold 1,875,000 HKD (239,175 USD). Photo: Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot to a lipped rim, painted in various shades of cobalt blue against a bright yellow-enamelled ground, the interior with a ribboned bouquet of lotus and other water... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2018

A blue and white 'Conch' water-dropper, Ming dynasty, mid-15th century

Lot 2933. A blue and white 'Conch' water-dropper, Ming dynasty, mid-15th century; 12.7 cm., 5 in. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD. Lot sold 727,500 HKD  (59,105 EUR) (93,404 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's 2008. the water vessel moulded as a conch supported on a splayed foot, set to one side with a short spout in the form of a leaping fish, and to the other a handle in the form of the endless knot , the conch decorated with a band of beads suspending... [Lire la suite]
17 octobre 2017

A fine and exquisite pair of 'famille-rose' 'sanduo' cups, Yongzheng marks and period (1723-1735)

Lot 8. A fine and exquisite pair of 'famille-rose' 'sanduo' cups, Yongzheng marks and period (1723-1735), 8.7 cm, 3 1/2  in. Estimate 1,200,000 — 1,800,000 GBP. Lot sold 1,929,000 GBP. © Sotheby's. each finely potted with steep rounded sides rising from a short foot to a slightly flared rim and delicately painted in bright enamels with the sanduo fruits, a plump yellow and pink peach, borne on a branch surrounded by curling leaves, a large pomegranate split open... [Lire la suite]

26 septembre 2017

The Edward T. Chow ‘Bajixiang’ Bowl

          Lot 3301. An extremely fine and rare blue and white 'Bajixiang' bowl and cover, Marks and period of Xuande (1426-1435); overall h. 10.7 cm, 4 1/4  in.; d. 17.8 cm, 7 in. Estimate 35,000,000 — 55,000,000 HKD (3,791,711 - 5,958,403 EUR). Lot sold for HK$51,287,500. Photo: Sotheby's. superbly potted with deep angled sides moulded with two raised fillets towards the lower body, rising from a short tapering foot to a flared rim, the exterior finely painted with... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2017

An exquisite peach-shaped Guan-type brush washer, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1723-1735)

Lot 3637. An exquisite peach-shaped Guan-type brush washer, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1723-1735), 21.6 cm, 8 1/2 in. Estimate 2,500,000 — 3,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,460,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.   the asymmetrical shallow bowl forming the outline of a peach with unevenly furled sides, the handle formed from a gnarled tree branch set with a plump peach, a lingzhi and curled leaves, all beneath an opaque milky blue-green glaze with faint crackles, thinning at the... [Lire la suite]
08 octobre 2016

A rare 'jun-imitation' handled washer, late Ming dynasty

Lot 3641. A rare 'jun-imitation' handled washer, late Ming dynasty. Estimation 250,000 — 350,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,800,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. modelled after Song dynasty prototypes, the circular vessel potted with deep rounded sides, one side of the rim with a handle in the form of a wide lobed flange, applied unctuously overall save for the three spur marks on the rounded base with a rich and opaque 'sky-blue' glaze of lavender-blue and cobalt-blue tones, wood stand; 18.8 cm, 7 3/8... [Lire la suite]
12 juillet 2016

A small famille-verte and anhua decorated 'Three fish' cup, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 3180. A small famille-verte and anhua decorated 'Three fish' cup, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 8.1 cm., 3 1/8 in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD (39,143 — 58,715 EUR). Lot sold 1,100,000 HKD (107,644 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. delicately potted, the steep sides rising from a small tapering foot to a flared rim, painted around the exterior with three long-tailed fish finely detailed in shaded tones as if they... [Lire la suite]