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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29 novembre 2018

A large white-glazed jardinière, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 326. A large white-glazed jardinière, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 39 cm, 15 3/8  in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 HKD. Lot sold 187,500 HKD. © Sotheby's. carved overall with large lotus blossoms and attendant buds wreathed in scrolling leafy stems, between a band of ruyi-heads at the rim and petal panels encircling the base, applied overall with an opaque white glaze. Provenance:  Offered at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 20th November 1985, lot 199.Collection of T.Y. Chao (1912-1999). ... [Lire la suite]
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29 novembre 2018

A Dehua figure of a duck and a pair of Dehua cups, 17th century

Lot 325. A Dehua figure of a duck and a pair of Dehua cups, 17th century; 13.3 cm, 5 1/4  in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 HKD. Lot sold 56,250 HKD. © Sotheby's. the duck rendered resting on a rockwork; the cups of octagonal section, decorated around the foot with triangular motif, the base with an angular scrolling mark. Provenance:  Collection of T.Y. Chao (1912-1999). Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 29 november 2018-30 november 2018
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29 novembre 2018

An inscribed famille-verte brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 324. An inscribed famille-verte brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 13.3 cm, 5 1/4  in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Lot sold 212,500 HKD. © Sotheby's. painted with a magpie perched on a prunus tree, inscribed with a poem celebrating the beauty of prunus and with three seal marks. Provenance:  Collection of T.Y. Chao (1912-1999). Note: The poetic inscription can be translated as ‘Like a retreat scholar resting in a snowy mountain’. It is a... [Lire la suite]
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29 novembre 2018

A Dehua incense burner, 17th century

Lot 323. A Dehua incense burner, 17th century; 14.5 cm, 5 3/4  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Lot sold 87,500 HKD. © Sotheby's. flanked by a pair of loop handles, the exterior encircled by a key-fret band between raised fillets. Provenance:  Collection of T.Y. Chao (1912-1999). Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 29 novembr 2018-30 november 2018
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29 novembre 2018

A Dehua vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 322. A Dehua vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 32.2 cm, 12 5/8  in. Estimate 12,000 — 15,000 HKD. Lot sold 275,000 HKD. © Sotheby's. the pear-shaped body rising from a splayed foot to a flaring neck, covered overall in a creamy-white glaze. Provenance:  Collection of T.Y. Chao (1912-1999). Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 29 novembr 2018-30 november 2018
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29 novembre 2018

A large and rare blue and white 'Dragon and Carp' basin, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 321. A large and rare blue and white 'Dragon and Carp' basin, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 32.2 cm, 12 5/8  in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot sold 437,500 HKD. © Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides supported on a flat base, the interior painted with a ferocious dragon and three leaping carps emerging from cresting waves, the base left in the biscuit and inscribed with a six-character reign mark within a double circle. Provenance:  Collection of T.Y.... [Lire la suite]
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