09 avril 2016

A yellow-ground green-enamelled ‘dragon medallion’ bowl, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 56. A yellow-ground green-enamelled ‘dragon medallion’ bowl, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735). Estimate HKD 400,000 — 600,000 (45,157 - 67,735 EUR). Lot Sold 1,062,500 HKD (119,947 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. with deep rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to a gently flared rim, the exterior finely incised in the biscuit and enamelled in translucent green with four medallions alternating with pairs of ruyi cloud scrolls, each... [Lire la suite]

09 avril 2016

A doucai bowl and cover, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 55. A doucai bowl and cover, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735). Estimate HKD 600,000 — 800,000 (67,735 - 90,313 EUR). Lot Sold 5,000,000 HKD (564,458 EUR. Photo: Sotheby's. of conical form, the flared sides supported on a short straight foot, brightly enamelled to the exterior with a pair of magpies, one swooping in flight while the other perched on flowering and budding camellia and prunus branches overhanging from the rim of the bowl, the domed... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2016

A fine and rare copper-red and underglaze-blue waterpot, pingguozun, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 54. A fine and rare copper-red and underglaze-blue waterpot, pingguozun, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722). Estimate HKD 1,800,000 — 2,400,000 (203,205 - 270,940 EUR). Lot Sold 10,400,000 HKD (1,174,073 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. of compressed globular form, elegantly potted with generous rounded sides rising from a concave base to an incurved mouthrim recessed into the shoulder, the exterior intricately painted in... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2016

A peachbloom-glazed beehive waterpot, taibo zun, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 53. A peachbloom-glazed beehive waterpot, taibo zun, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722). Estimate HKD 70,000 — 90,000 (7,902 - 10,160 EUR). Lot Sold 875,000 HKD (98,780 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. the rounded sides contracting to a narrow waisted neck below a short lipped mouthrim, incised around the exterior with three medallions formed of the curled bodies of archaistic kui dragons, all beneath a rich crimson-red glaze characteristically... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2016

A doucai green-enamelled ‘dragon’ dish, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 52. A doucai green-enamelled ‘dragon’ dish, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722). Estimate HKD 500,000 — 700,000 (56,446 - 79,024 EUR). Lot Sold 812,500 HKD (91,724 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. well potted with shallow rounded sides supported on a gently tapering foot, painted in translucent green enamel within underglaze-blue outlines, the interior with a central medallion enclosing a five-clawed dragon writhing amongst flames in pursuit of a flaming... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2016

A copper-red and gilt-decorated bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 51. A copper-red and gilt-decorated bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate HKD 180,000 — 250,000 (20,320 - 28,223 EUR). Lot Sold 2,480,000 HKD (279,971 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. heavily potted, the pear-shaped body rising from a stepped splayed foot to a slender neck flaring gently at the rim, painted with three recumbent mythical beasts in soft copper-red silhouettes shading to a paler red and mottled with emerald-green, their... [Lire la suite]

08 avril 2016

A wucai ‘dragon and phoenix’ fan-shaped box, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

Lot 50. A wucai ‘dragon and phoenix’ fan-shaped box, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619). Estimate HKD 100,000 — 150,000 (11,289 - 16,934 EUR). Lot Sold 325,000 HKD (36,690 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. with straight sides rising from a knife-pared foot, each facet deftly enamelled with a leaping five-clawed dragon pursuing a flaming pearl beside a swooping phoenix, all amidst leafy sprays issuing stylised flower heads and within underglaze-blue... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2016

A miniature wucai saucer dish, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

Lot 49. A miniature wucai saucer dish, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619). Estimate HKD 40,000 — 60,000 (4,516 - 6,773 EUR). Lot Sold 725,000 HKD (81,846 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. with shallow sides rising from a short foot to a flaring rim, painted to the central interior with a deep bowl supported on an iron-red stand, laden with melon, peaches, turnips, lotus roots, grapes and flowers, the well encircled by four fruiting and flowering peach sprays... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2016

A rare doucai bowl, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

Lot 48. A rare doucai bowl, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619). Estimate HKD 500,000 — 700,000 (56,446 - 79,024 EUR). Lot Sold 2,240,000 HKD (252,877 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. with deep rounded sides rising from a gently tapered foot to a flared rim, painted to the interior with a central medallion enclosing leafy tendrils wreathed around a floral bloom formed from iron-red stamens enclosed within turquoise trefoil leaves, all encircled by double-line... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2016

A small wucai ‘Shoulao’ dish, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

Lot 47. A small wucai ‘Shoulao’ dish, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619). Estimate HKD 400,000 — 600,000 (45,157 - 67,735 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, intricately painted to the interior with a central medallion enclosing Shoulao standing before a crane under a gnarled pine tree with an attendant beside in a garden landscape with colourful scrolling... [Lire la suite]