23 février 2020

A fine and rare 'Jun' basin, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 507. A fine and rare 'Jun' basin, Jin dynasty (1115-1234); diameter 10 1/2 in., 26.8 cm. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 USD. Lot sold 134,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. with steeply rounded, heavily potted sides rising from a slightly concave base with a thick knife-pared foot rim, covered throughout with a bubble-suffused glaze of attractive lavender-blue colour draining to a pale tone on the everted rim and pooling on the flattened center, the glaze... [Lire la suite]

23 février 2020

A fine carved 'Longquan' celadon vase (yuhuchun ping), Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 505. A fine carved 'Longquan' celadon vase (yuhuchun ping), Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); height 9 1/4 in., 23.5 cm. Estimate 80,000—120,000 USD. Lot sold 506,500 USD to an Asian collector. Courtesy Sotheby's. the pear-shaped body rising to a slender neck with a pronounced flared mouth, well carved with a lotus scroll, the three open blooms among foliage on a combed fleshy stem all above a band of upright petals rising from the base, the sloping shoulders encircled by a band of cash... [Lire la suite]
01 novembre 2019

A fine and rare doucai 'sun' stem cup, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 40. A fine and rare doucai 'sun' stem cup, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 8.6 cm., 3 3/8 in. Estimate 4,000,000 — 6,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 15,220,000 HKD (1,955,466 USD). Photo Sotheby's delicately potted with steep rounded sides flaring gently at the rim, exquisitely painted to the exterior with a fiery iron-red sun rising from vaporous swirling clouds, the clouds picked out in shaded tones of pale green, yellow, aubergine, and iron red, all below a single-line border at... [Lire la suite]
08 octobre 2019

A fine celadon-glazed lobed zhadou, Seal mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 116. A fine celadon-glazed lobed zhadou, Seal mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 20.9 cm, 8 1/4  in.. Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,000,000 HKD (190,995 - 254,660 USD). Lot sold 5,215,000 HKD (664,026 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the shouldered body divided into six undulating lobes resembling petals, all supported on a stepped splayed foot and surmounted by a short trumpet-shaped mouth, covered overall save for the footring with an even bluish-green glaze,... [Lire la suite]
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28 septembre 2019

A fine and rare Ge-type lobed vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3616. A fine and rare Ge-type lobed vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 31 cm, 12 1/8  in. Estimate 2,400,000 — 2,600,000 HKD (305,784 - 331,266 USD). Lot Sold 3,000,000 HKD (381,990 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. of quatrefoil section, well potted with a flattened body elegantly rising from a splayed foot to a waisted neck gently flaring at the rim, flanked by a pair of stylised dragon handles, covered overall save for the footring with... [Lire la suite]
22 septembre 2019

An exceptionally rare anhua-decorated blue and white ‘dragon’ stem bowl, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435)

Lot 3606. An exceptionally rare anhua-decorated blue and white ‘dragon’ stem bowl, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435); d. 15.6 cm, 6 1/8  in. Estimate Upon Request. Lot Sold 74,962,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's.  well potted with deep rounded sides rising to an everted rim supported on a tall hollow foot slightly flaring at the base, the exterior superbly painted in rich cobalt-blue tones with a pair of scaly five-clawed dragons soaring sinuously, one with its head... [Lire la suite]

06 avril 2019

A white jade archaistic figure of a goose, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3624. A white jade archaistic figure of a goose, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 15.5 cm, 6 1/8  in. Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 3,750,000 HKD (161,013 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's depicted with its webbed feet tucked beneath its body, the crested head turned back and grasping in its beak a scrolling stem bearing lotus blooms and trailing around its neck, the substantial body with wings on either side and defined with archaistic plumage formed with zoomorphic... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2019

Selected Imperial Qing Ceramics from the Tianminlou Collection at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 03 Apr 2019

Lot 14. A very fine blue and white ‘Flower and Fruit’ garlic-mouth bottle vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 27.7 cm, 10 7/8  in. Estimate: HK$5,000,000 - 7,000,000/ US$ 637,250 - 892,150. Courtesy Sotheby's. with a pear-shaped body supported on a spreading foot and tapering to a tall slender neck with a garlic-head mouth and thin lip, the body painted in bright cobalt-blue tones with stipples to imitate the ‘heaped and piled’ effect, decorated with alternating flowering... [Lire la suite]
01 avril 2019

Selected Imperial Ming Ceramics from the Tianminlou Collection at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 03 Apr 2019

Antiques collector Ko Shih-Chao. Photo: Jonathan Wong Ko Shih Chao and the Tianminlou Collection Regina Krahl It was with a distinct shock of pleasure that I realized the extent of his success in assembling what is unquestionably one of the finest groups of these wares to be seen anywhere in private hands today… This is how in 1987 John Ayers characterised the collecting activity of Ko Shih Chao (1911-1992) and his Tianminlou Collection, when he wrote an introduction to the collection catalogue. Thirty years... [Lire la suite]
29 novembre 2018

A large carved celadon-glazed vase, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 327. A large carved celadon-glazed vase, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century; 52 cm, 20 1/2  in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Lot sold 375,000 HKD. © Sotheby's. the bulbous body rising from a flared foot to a trumpet neck flanked by openwork handles, carved with foliate medallions enclosed by interlocking strap panels, between borders of key-fret and beneath plantain leaves wrapping the neck, applied overall save for the white base with... [Lire la suite]
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