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]

29 mars 2020

A pair of doucai dragon medallion cups, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Lot 3164. A pair of doucai dragon medallion cups, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735); 7.5 cm., 3 in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD. Lot Sold 596,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. each finely potted with steep flared sides resting on a slightly tapered foot, the exterior spiritedly enamelled with four medallions of stylised foliate-tailed dragons, interspersed by trailing aster sprays around the rim and base, the underside inscribed in underglaze blue with a... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2020

A fine famille-rose 'landscape' bowl, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Lot 3065. A fine famille-rose 'landscape' bowl, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735); 12.8 cm., 5 in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot Sold 250,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's the gently rounded sides rising from a short foot to a flaring mouth, the exterior finely painted with a fisherman standing in his sampan, steering towards the shore with a pavilion and a house on stilts in a continuous landscape, the base painted in underglaze blue with a potter's mark. Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
19 novembre 2019

A fine and exceedingly rare copper-red decorated ‘Three fish’ stem cup, Xuande six-character mark and of the period (1426-1435)

Lot 3005. A fine and exceedingly rare copper-red decorated ‘Three fish’ stem cup, Xuande six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1426-1435); 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 25,000,000 - HKD 30,000,000 (USD 3,206,982 - USD 3,848,379). Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The cup is delicately potted with deep rounded sides rising to a slightly flared rim, and is supported on a hollow splayed foot. The exterior is exquisitely decorated... [Lire la suite]
04 novembre 2019

A small carved cinnabar lacquer seal paste box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 142. A small carved cinnabar lacquer seal paste box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century. Diameter 6.4 cm, 2½ in. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 12,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the domed cover finely carved through thick layers of cinnabar lacquer with Milefo seated and waving a fan out of reach of three boys, all against a wave and diaper ground, the box decorated around the exterior with lotus sprays, the interiors and base lacquered black. Provenance: Collection of Edward T. Chow... [Lire la suite]