09 octobre 2021

A fine ruby-ground sgraffiato ‘hundred antiques’ bowl, Seal mark and period of Daoguang

Lot 131. A fine ruby-ground sgraffiato ‘hundred antiques’ bowl, Seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850). Diameter 5⅞ in., 14.9 cm. Estimate 20,000 - 30,000 USD. Lot sold: 63,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 the deep rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a slightly everted rim, the exterior richly painted in the famille-rose palette with four gilt-rimmed medallions each enclosing a selection of the 'hundred antiques' such as vases, lanterns, censers, and other... [Lire la suite]

28 septembre 2021

A fine Ru-type triple-neck double-gourd vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 141. A fine Ru-type triple-neck double-gourd vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795). Height 7⅞ in., 19.8 cm. Estimate: 80,000 - 120,000 USD. Lot sold: 441,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 formed in three lobes set over a low conforming foot, the globular trefoil lower bulb of generous proportions and constricting to a narrow waist before swelling again to form a slender trefoil upper bulb rising into three distinct spouts, each spout tapering toward the mouth, covered... [Lire la suite]
28 septembre 2021

A café-au-lait-glazed bowl, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 137. A café-au-lait-glazed bowl, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795). Diameter 6¾ in., 17.1 cm. Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD. Lot sold: 13,860 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 the shallow rounded sides rising from a very slightly splayed foot to a gently everted rim, the exterior sides encircled by two raised fillets, covered overall with an iridescent reddish-brown glaze, the base with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue. Provenance: Collection of Liang Dunyan... [Lire la suite]
18 septembre 2021

A beige and russet jade bixie, Han - Six Dynasties

Lot 46. A beige and russet jade bixie, Han - Six Dynasties. Length 2¾ in., 7 cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 USD. Lot sold: 107,100 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 prowling with the body lowered and turned slightly to the right, the right foreleg drawn back and the other three legs pushing the body forward, the spine and muscular torso twisting in concert with the movement, the contours mimicked by the wings issuing from the shoulders and laying flat against the back, the ferocity of the beast... [Lire la suite]