25 janvier 2019

A fine and extremely rare blue and white 'foliate scroll' meiping, Ming dynasty, Chenghua period (1464-1487)

Lot 2622. A fine and extremely rare blue and white 'foliate scroll' meiping, Ming dynasty, Chenghua period (1464-1487). 26.5 cm., 10 1/2 in. Estimate 20,000,000 — 30,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 43,220,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010.  the round-shouldered elegantly tapering body rising from a recessed base to a narrow short ribbed neck with everted rolled rim, finely painted in rich heaped and piled cobalt-blue tones around the exterior with a broad undulating foliate scroll band, all between a stiff pendant... [Lire la suite]

11 décembre 2017

A fine and rare blue and white lobed ‘fruit and flower’ bowl, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435)

Lot 20. A fine and rare blue and white lobed ‘fruit and flower’ bowl, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435); 22.5 cm, 8 7/8  in. Estimate 4,800,000 — 5,800,000 HKD (541,880 - 654,772 EUR). Sold 11,480,000 HKD (1,480,002 USD). Photo Sotheby's.  of conical form, the flaring sides rising from a gently pointed base to a six-lobed rim, all supported on a neat, slightly tapered foot, the interior centred with a medallion containing a flowering... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2017

An important Imperial yellow dish, Mark and period of Chenghua (1465-1487)

Lot 1. An important Imperial yellow dish, Mark and period of Chenghua (1465-1487). Estimate HK$2,000,000 — 3,000,000 / €240,817 - 361,226. Lot Sold 10,300,000 HKD (1,246,422 €). Photo: Sotheby's. delicately potted with rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot to a gently flaring rim, covered overall with a yellow glaze of pale egg-yolk tone applied over a transparent glaze, the footrim burnt yellow around the unglazed edge, the white-glazed base inscribed in underglaze blue with... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2016

A green-ground sancai dish, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

Lot 41. A green-ground sancai dish, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619). Estimate HKD 200,000 — 300,000 (22,578 - 33,867 EUR). Lot Sold 1,125,000 HKD (127,003 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. with shallow rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to a flared rim, the interior incised with an archaistic vase with leafy branches issuing three large peony blooms in yellow enamel, encircled by the beribbonedbabao in yellow and aubergine enamels at the cavetto, the... [Lire la suite]
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]
03 avril 2016

A fine blue and white ‘lianzi’ bowl, Mark and period of Xuande

Lot 23. A fine blue and white ‘lianzi’ bowl, Mark and period of Xuande. Estimate 2,500,000 — 3,500,000 HKD (292,358 - 409,301 EUR). Lot Sold 5,120,000 HKD (578,005 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. finely potted in the shape of a lotus bud (lianzi), with deep rounded sides and a pointed base resting on a narrow foot, delicately painted in soft shaded tones of cobalt, the interior with a central medallion enclosing a... [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]
01 avril 2016

A fine and extremely rare blue and white ‘waves’ jar, Ming dynasty, Yongle-Xuande period

Lot 18, A fine and extremely rare blue and white ‘waves’ jar, Ming dynasty, Yongle-Xuande period. Estimate 1,200,000 — 1,800,000 HKD (140,332 - 210,498 EUR). Sold 17,480,000 HKD (2,253,522 USD). Photo Sotheby's. superbly potted with the ovoid body rising to a short waisted neck, freely painted in varying tones of rich cobalt-blue with a sea of turbulent rolling waves emitting white foaming splashes, between pendent foliate scrolls at the shoulder and a band of... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2016

A fine, magnificent and extremely rare blue and white holy water vessel, Ming dynasty, Yongle period

Lot 15, A fine, magnificent and extremely rare blue and white holy water vessel, Ming dynasty, Yongle period. Estimate HK$35,000,000 — 45,000,000 (€4,093,008 - 5,262,439). Sold 99,320,000 HKD (12,804,334 USD). Photo Sotheby's. inspired by a metal prototype, superbly potted with a pear-shaped body resting on a bulbous stem and stepped foot, gracefully rising to a waisted neck sweeping up to a flared rim with rolled lip, the body set with a long facetted spout... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2016

An exceptional and rare incised ‘sweet-white’ vase, yuhuchunping, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 16, An exceptional and rare incised ‘sweet-white’ vase, yuhuchunping, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1425). Estimate HK$6,000,000 — 8,000,000 (€701,658 - 935,545). Sold 19,280,000 HKD (2,485,578 USD). Photo Sotheby's. elegantly potted with a pear-shaped body supported on a splayed foot, gracefully rising to a tall waisted neck flaring at the rim, finely incised with meandering branches of flowering and fruiting pomegranates, the fruits with dimpled skin and bursting with succulent... [Lire la suite]