09 octobre 2019

A doucai wine cup, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3014. A doucai wine cup, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 7.2 cm, 2 7/8  in. Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,500,000 HKD (190,995 - 318,325 USD). Lot Sold 2,125,000 HKD (270,576 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. well potted with rounded sides resting on a straight foot, the exterior painted with four floral medallions, each comprising a yellow, iron-red and purple chrysanthemum flowerhead wreathed by stylised leafy scrolls, all divided by stylised lotus... [Lire la suite]

08 octobre 2019

A pair of blue and white 'dragon' bowls, marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3111. A pair of blue and white 'dragon' bowls, marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 9.6 and 9.7 cm, 3 3/4  in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD (63,665 — 89,131 USD). Lot sold 1,750,000 HKD (222,828 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. each with deep rounded sides supported on a short straight foot, the exterior decorated  in rich cobalt-blue tones with two five-clawed dragons soaring amidst cloud scrolls, the interior centred with a medallion enclosing a writhing dragon, the... [Lire la suite]