17 mars 2019

A rare blue and white 'Dragon' pen box and cover, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 309. A rare blue and white 'Dragon' pen box and cover, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Length 9 in., 22.9 cm. Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000. Lot Sold 200,000 US$. Courtesy Sotheby's. of oblong form, the flat cover painted with a sinuous, writhing dragon emerging from roiling and cresting waves with scudding skies overhead, all encircled on the side with a crisp leiwen border, the box painted on the exterior with an elegant archaistic band of boldly interlaced scrollwork, the interior with... [Lire la suite]

02 décembre 2018

A rare celadon-glazed barbed 'Floral' dish, Ming dynasty

Lot 614. A rare celadon-glazed barbed 'Floral' dish, Ming dynasty; 20.2 cm, 8 in. Estimate 20,000-30,000 HKD. Lot sold 47,500 HKD. © Sotheby's.  the flaring sides rising from an angled base and short tapered foot to a barbed rim, the interior carved with a rosette medallion encircled by a leafy floral band, the exterior with freely carved swirls.  Provenance: Collection of George Eumorfopoulos (label).Manchester City Art Gallery (label).Collection of Dr Carl Kempe... [Lire la suite]
22 août 2016

A large celadon-glazed bulb bowl, Ming dynasty (1368–1644)

Lot 144. A large celadon-glazed bulb bowl, Ming dynasty (1368–1644). Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's the shallow rounded sides rising from three animal-mask feet to an incurved lip, carved around the exterior with lotus scrolls below a narrow band of applied floret studs, covered overall with a grayish-green glaze, pooling to a turquoise-green and suffused with a dense network of crackle, stopping unevenly at the center of the interior and base to reveal the dark-brown stoneware... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2013

A rare large blue and white bowl, mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435)

Lot 23. A rare large blue and white bowl, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435); 24.2 cm., 9 1/2  in. Estimate 1,800,000 - 2,500,000 HKD (177,722 — 246,836 EUR). Lot sold 2,920,000 HKD (288,305 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's the steep rounded sides supported on a thick slightly tapered foot, finely painted in well-graded shades of cobalt, the interior with a slightly recessed medallion enclosing a spray of leafy peony and attendant bud within a double-line... [Lire la suite]