29 mai 2019

A rare massive blue and white ‘Bird and flower’ basin, Kangxi-Yongzheng period (1662-1735)

Lot 3107. A rare massive blue and white ‘Bird and flower’ basin, Kangxi-Yongzheng period (1662-1735); 26 in. (66 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000. Price realised HKD 1,875,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.   The impressive basin is finely decorated to the exterior in delicate shades of cobalt blue with pairs of birds perched and in flight amongst combinations of bamboo, prunus, and flowers growing from rocks, all reserved on a shaded blue ground. ... [Lire la suite]

17 mars 2019

A rare blue and white 'Dragon' pen box and cover, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 309. A rare blue and white 'Dragon' pen box and cover, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Length 9 in., 22.9 cm. Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000. Lot Sold 200,000 US$. Courtesy Sotheby's. of oblong form, the flat cover painted with a sinuous, writhing dragon emerging from roiling and cresting waves with scudding skies overhead, all encircled on the side with a crisp leiwen border, the box painted on the exterior with an elegant archaistic band of boldly interlaced scrollwork, the interior with... [Lire la suite]
14 juillet 2017

A fine and rare gold-ground archaistic bottle vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 1949. A fine and rare gold-ground archaistic bottle vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795), 15 cm., 5 7/8 in. Estimate 5,000,000 — 7,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 12,980,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's of archaic bronze form, the lobed body rising from a short spreading foot to a tall neck with chilong handles and an everted rim, finely moulded to each side with square panels enclosing confronting archaistic dragons reserved on a robins-egg glazed ground, the foot and neck with... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2016

A fine and rare turquoise-ground famille-rose vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3052. A fine and rare turquoise-ground famille-rose vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong  (1736-1795);  20.3 cm., 8 in. Estimate 7,000,000 — 9,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 11,440,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's the ovoid body decorated with lotus flowers interspersed by ruyi heads suspended from further lotus scrolls amidst meandering foliate designs, all between a band of upright lappets and a band of archaistic dragons at the shoulder, the waisted neck similarly... [Lire la suite]
03 octobre 2015

An extremely rare gold and silver-decorated 'bronze-imitation' archaistic vase, zun, Seal mark and period of Qianlong

Lot 3625. An extremely rare gold and silver-decorated 'bronze-imitation' archaistic vase, zun, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795);  13.5 cm., 5 1/4  in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 (23,344 - 35,016 EUR). Lot sold 1,125,000 HKD (129,325 EUR). Photo Sotheby's of archaistic zun form, with a flattened pear-shaped body raised on a splayed foot, set with two mythical animal handles, finely decorated in simulation of an archaic bronze, each side moulded with... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2013

A rare large blue and white bowl, mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435)

Lot 23. A rare large blue and white bowl, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435); 24.2 cm., 9 1/2  in. Estimate 1,800,000 - 2,500,000 HKD (177,722 — 246,836 EUR). Lot sold 2,920,000 HKD (288,305 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's the steep rounded sides supported on a thick slightly tapered foot, finely painted in well-graded shades of cobalt, the interior with a slightly recessed medallion enclosing a spray of leafy peony and attendant bud within a double-line... [Lire la suite]