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]

29 juillet 2018

A superb and rare finely carved celadon-glazed moon flask, Yongzheng seal mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 157. A superb and rare finely carved celadon-glazed moon flask, Yongzheng seal mark and period (1723-1735). Height 11 1/2  in., 29.2 cm. Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,500,000 USD. Lot sold 2,045,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's well potted with gently rounded sides, the flattened circular body rising from an unglazed footrim to a cylindrical neck flanked by a pair of scrolling ruyihandles, finely carved on each side with five luxuriant lotus blooms amid scrolling feathery leaves, the neck... [Lire la suite]
15 septembre 2015

A rare famille-rose 'Peony' moonflask, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 297. A rare famille-rose 'Peony' moonflask, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century.  Height 12 1/4  in., 31.5 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 118,750 USD. Photo Sotheby's  well potted with gently rounded sides, the flattened circular body rising from an unglazed footrim to a cylindrical neck flanked by a pair of ridged handles, painted in thick enamels with a central peony head on each side radiating leafy stems bearing further blossoms, the enamels incised to... [Lire la suite]