05 avril 2019

A fine blue and white 'Fish' bowl, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3636. A fine blue and white 'Fish' bowl, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 18.2 cm, 7 1/8  in. Estimate 1,000,000 — 1,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,250,000 HKD (161,013 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. of conical form, the steeply flaring sides supported on a splayed foot, painted to the interior with a central medallion enclosing three detached sprays of swaying waterweeds, encircled by four fish swimming in various poses, the exterior with tumultuous waves cresting and... [Lire la suite]

05 avril 2019

A fine blue and white 'Bajixiang' pouring vessel and cover, he, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3635. A fine blue and white 'Bajixiang' pouring vessel and cover, he, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 21 cm, 8 1/4  in. Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,500,000 HKD (322,025 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. modelled in the form of the archaic bronze he prototype, with a compressed globular body supported on four legs and surmounted by a constricted neck and lipped rim, flanked by a handle and a spout, the exterior of the body richly painted in... [Lire la suite]