08 octobre 2019

A highly important and superbly painted Beijing enamel falancai pouch-shaped glass vase, blue enamel mark and period of Qianlong

Lot 1. A highly important and superbly painted Beijing enamel falancai pouch-shaped glass vase, blue enamel mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 18.2 cm. Estimate upon request. Lot sold 207,086,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. masterfully conjured by the most dexterous craftsmen in the Imperial Workshops under the direct mandate from the Emperor, the immaculate glass charmingly modelled in the form of a ribbon-tied pouch, its ovoid body carved with vertical... [Lire la suite]

18 août 2018

Twelve rhinoceros horn libation cups at Christie's New York, 22 March 2007

Lot 144. A finely carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th-18th century; 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm.) long. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 228,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007. The exterior finely carved and meticulously detailed with scholars and attendants in a wooded retreat, on one side a scholar is shown seated in front of a screen as he paints while watched by two other scholars and an attendant, with another attendant heating a pot of wine in the foreground, on the reverse a woman and an... [Lire la suite]
04 avril 2018

A fine and rare café-au-lait glazed bowl, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 3603. A fine and rare café-au-lait glazed bowl, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 12.3 cm, 4 3/4  in. Estimate 700,000 — 900,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,187,500 HKD (151,299 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. with deep rounded sides supported on a short foot, covered overall save for the base in a rich and lustrous café-au-lait glaze of a glossy toffee-brown tone, the glaze thinning to white at the rim, the white base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2013

A fine celadon 'chrysanthemum' bowl, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 5. A fine celadon 'chrysanthemum' bowl, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); diameter 18 cm., 7 1/8  in. Estimate 1,000,000 - 1,200,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,400,000 HKD (335,698 EUR) © Sotheby's 2013 well potted with deep lobed rounded sides supported on a slightly tapered foot, the plain centre on the interior surrounded by narrow flutes resembling the petals of a chrysanthemum flower and continuing across the foot on the... [Lire la suite]