18 septembre 2020

A pair of small famille-verte 'birthday' dishes, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 107. A pair of small famille-verte 'birthday' dishes, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722); Diameter 4⅜ in., 12 cm. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD. © 2020 Sotheby's each thinly potted with shallow sides rising from a short foot ring to a scalloped rim, the center delicately painted with two elegantly attired female attendants, one carrying an archaistic jue on a tray, the other holding a ewer inscribed with a shou character, encircled by a border of iron-red... [Lire la suite]

16 juin 2020

A Dehua figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 516. A Dehua figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 22.2 cm, 8 3/4  in. Estimate 250,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 687,500 HKD (78,343 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. depicted seated with legs crossed, with arms folded beneath the voluminous folds of a long robe opening at the chest revealing a beaded necklace, the face with a serene expression, with hair piled up into an elaborate chignon under a hood, zitan stand.  Provenance: Collection... [Lire la suite]
09 juin 2020

A moulded Qingbai 'phoenix' bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 350. A moulded Qingbai 'phoenix' bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279); d. 28.7 cm, 11 1/4  in. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 HKD. Lot sold 200,000 HKD (22,791 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the interior decorated with a pair of phoenix, surrounded by floral scrolls and a key-fret band, applied overall with a transparent blue-tinged glaze suffused with crackles. Property from the Estate of Chao Sze Kwong George. Provenance: Collection of T.Y. Chao (1912-1999), and thence by descent in... [Lire la suite]
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]