14 juillet 2021

Two white jade from the collection of Sir Quo-Wei Lee sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 14 July 2021

Lot 2023. A white jade archaistic incense burner and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); l. 14 cm. Estimate: 500,000 - 700,000 HKD. Lot sold: 630,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of rectangular section, the straight sides with tubular corners rising on four round feet, flanked by a pair of animal mask loop handles suspending loose rings, the exterior worked in low relief with abstract archaistic dragon scrolls between cicada lappets and chevron bands, the domed cover of corresponding shape... [Lire la suite]

29 novembre 2019

A copper-red and underglaze-blue vase, Qing dynasty, late 18th – early 19th century

Lot 72. A copper-red and underglaze-blue vase, Qing dynasty, late 18th – early 19th century; 25.3 cm, 10 in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Lot Sold 400,000 HKD (51,084 USD). © Sotheby's. the compressed baluster form moulded with horizontal ribs, gently sweeping up to cylindrical neck and an everted rim, boldly painted with detached flower blooms in underglaze red wreathed by scrolling leaves in underglaze blue, between trefoil lappets at the rim and lappets around the foot.  ... [Lire la suite]
29 novembre 2019

A blue and white baluster vase, Qing Dynasty, 19th century

Lot 72. A blue and white baluster vase, Qing Dynasty, 19th century; 37.4 cm, 14 3/4  in.. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Lot Sold 500,000 HKD (63,855 USD). © Sotheby's. the baluster body surmounted by a waisted neck, decorated in cobalt blue with a flowering prunus tree and smaller budding branches around the neck above a band of clusters of pine needles, the neck encircled by a double-raised fillet.  Sotheby's. Ceramics and Jades... [Lire la suite]
29 novembre 2019

A blue and white sleeve vase, Qing Dynasty, 19th century

Lot 65. A blue and white sleeve vase, Qing Dynasty, 19th century; 43.3 cm, 17 in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Lot Sold 500,000 HKD (63,855 USD). © Sotheby's. the cylindrical body surmounted by a waisted neck, finely painted in shades of cobalt blue with a variety of archaistic vases containing floral sprays and ruyi, all between incised borders of leafy florets and zigzags around the shoulder and base, and beneath a band of upright leaves around the neck.  ... [Lire la suite]
29 novembre 2019

A copper-red 'Dragon' trilobed vase, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 1. A copper-red 'Dragon' trilobed vase, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 30.2 cm, 11 7/8  in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Lot Sold 525,000 HKD (67,048 USD). © Sotheby's. well-potted with a baluster body divided into three lobes, rising to a waisted neck and everted rim of conforming section, deftly painted in underglaze red with three five-clawed dragons, writhing among clouds above crashing waves, their eyes picked out in underglaze blue, the foot and rim... [Lire la suite]
29 novembre 2019

A copper-red 'Dragon and Phoenix' meiping, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 6. A copper-red 'Dragon and Phoenix' meiping, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 23.5 cm, 9 1/4  in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000HKD. Lot Sold 600,000 HKD (76,626 USD). © Sotheby's. well-potted, the baluster body sweeping up to a short everted neck, finely decorated in pencilled tones of underglaze copper red with archaistic chilong and phoenix interspersed among composite floral scroll, all between lappet bands encircling the base and the neck, the rim encircled by detached floral... [Lire la suite]

29 novembre 2019

A large blue and white zhadou, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 2. A large blue and white zhadou, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 23.5 cm, 9 1/4  in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000HKD. Lot Sold 687,500 HKD (87,801 USD). © Sotheby's. of compressed globular form, surmounted by a wide everted neck, decorated around the body with a composite leafy floral scroll repeated around the neck, the upper rim similarly decorated with a floral scroll, wood stand. Sotheby's. Ceramics and Jades from the Collection of Sir Quo-Wei Lee, Hong... [Lire la suite]
29 novembre 2019

A blue and white incense burner, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 2. A blue and white incense burner, Qing dynasty, 19th century; h. 26.3 cm, 10 3/8  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Lot Sold 812,500 HKD (103,764 USD). © Sotheby's. of globular form, rising from three cabriole legs and surmounted by a waisted neck and galleried rim, flanked by a pair of upright curved handles, decorated around the body with scrolling lotus, below a band of keyfret extending to the side of the handles and on the rim, the legs each... [Lire la suite]
29 novembre 2019

A copper-red and underglaze-blue 'Immortal' vase, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 15. A copper-red and underglaze-blue 'Immortal' vase, Qing dynasty, 19th century; 45.6 cm, 18 in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Lot Sold 4,975,000 HKD (635,357 USD). © Sotheby's. the cylindrical body rising from a splayed foot to a waisted neck and galleried rim, decorated around the body with a continuous scene of three immortals and attendants accompanied by a spotted deer and a crane, with bats hovering in the distance, all between bands of ruyi encircling the... [Lire la suite]
29 novembre 2019

A large blue and white bowl, mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566)

Lot 64. A large blue and white bowl, mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566); 34.5 cm, 13 5/8  in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 HKD. Lot Sold 750,000 HKD (95,782 USD). © Sotheby's. with straight rounded sides supported on a tapered foot decorated around the body with a bamboo, a prunus, a pine and a chrysanthemum tree, each with a gnarled trunk twisting to form a character, reading fu shou an kang (happiness, longevity, health and peace), the base with... [Lire la suite]