04 avril 2016

An important and rare blue and white ‘Palace Bowl’, Mark and period of Chenghua

Lot 25. An important and rare blue and white ‘Palace Bowl’, Mark and period of Chenghua. Estimate 50,000,000 — 70,000,000 HKD (5,847,154 - 8,186,015 EUR). Lot sold 64,600,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's.  exquisitely potted with smooth rounded sides, gracefully rising from a tapered foot to a slightly flared rim, finely painted in muted washes of cobalt-blue accented with sharp outlines of a deeper hue, the exterior with three large clusters of plump ripe melon vine, all differently... [Lire la suite]

01 avril 2016

An extremely rare turquoise-glazed anhua dish, Mark and period of Xuande

Lot 21, An extremely rare turquoise-glazed anhua dish, Mark and period of Xuande. Estimate 2,500,000 — 3,000,000 HKD (292,358 - 350,829 EUR). Lot sold 5,240,000 HKD (591,552 EUR). Photo Sotheby's delicately potted with a short tapering foot rising to rounded sides and a gently flaring rim, the interior decorated in anhua (‘hidden decoration’) technique with two dragons in pursuit of flaming pearls, the centre faintly engraved with a cluster of three lingzhi-shaped cloud... [Lire la suite]