10 avril 2019

An extremely rare jade figure of a buffalo, Shang dynasty (circa 1600-1046 BCE)

Lot 3403. An extremely rare jade figure of a buffalo, Shang dynasty (circa 1600-1046 BCE); 4 cm, 1 1/2  in. Estimate 1,000,000 — 1,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,125,000 HKD (273,721 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. superbly worked and depicted recumbent with the legs spread outwards and feet tucked beneath, the upper surface of the beast centred with a subtly raised ridge terminating in a protruding tail, further decorated with angular scrollwork, the horned beast portrayed with a... [Lire la suite]

19 avril 2018

A rare 'Ding' censer and cover, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 73. A rare 'Ding' censer and cover, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 15 cm, 6 in. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 GBP. Lot sold 100,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the rounded body supported on a domed pedestal foot carved with four quatrefoil cut out panels, the cover carved with an open work design of diaper leading up to a flower head, all covered in an ivory coloured glaze, deepening to an olive tone where it pools. Provenance: Collection of Frederick M.... [Lire la suite]
07 octobre 2011

An Extremely Rare Copper-Red Ewer and Cover, Yuan or Early Ming Dynasty, 14th Century

Lot 36. An Extremely Rare Copper-Red Ewer and Cover, Yuan or Early Ming Dynasty, 14th Century; 13cm.,5118 in. Estimate 9,000,000-12,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 11,300,000 HKD  (1,451,824 USD). Photo Sotheby's the smali pear-shaped ewer resting on a slightly splayed foot, set with a curved spout opposite an arched handle attached to the body with two knobs of clay at the base and an eyelet on top for attaching to the eyelet on the domed cover, the cover fitted with a cylindrical ring on the interior for a... [Lire la suite]
28 septembre 2011

An Exceptionally Fine and Rare Blue and White Jue Stand, Ming Dynasty, Yongle Period (1403-1424)

Lot  37.  An Exceptionally Fine and Rare Blue and White Jue Stand, Ming Dynasty, Yongle Period (1403-1424); 21.3 cm., 8 3/8 in. Estimate 10,000,000-15,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 28,660,000 HKD (3,682,237 USD). Photo Sotheby's comprising a dish with an everted rim, raised on four cloud-shaped feet, with a tall conical mountain-shaped support in the centre set with a concave top and three tubular recesses to receive the legs of a jue, the support modelled with sharp peaks and painted with turbulent waves... [Lire la suite]
27 septembre 2011

A Well-Painted Blue and White Lobed Bowl, Mark and Period of Xuande (1426-1435)

Lot 12. A Well-Painted Blue and White Lobed Bowl, Mark and Period of Xuande (1426-1435); 22.5 cm, 8 7/8 in. Estimate 3,000,000-5,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 8,420,000 HKD (1,081,802 USD). Photo Sotheby's of conical form with a six-lobed rim supported on a short slightly tapered foot, the interior centred with a medallion containing a flowering peach branch, surrounded by three sprigs of lotus flowers alternating with sprays of tree peony, chrysanthemum, and herbaceous peony, all beneath a row of small floral... [Lire la suite]