16 septembre 2016

A white-glazed green-splashed archer's ring, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period (1821-1850)

Lot 910. A white-glazed green-splashed archer's ring, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period (1821-1850). Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. biscuit carved in relief with a prancing horse, the exterior with splashes of green against a white ground simulating 'moss in snow' jadeite. Diameter 1 3/8  in., 3.5 cm Provenance: Collection of Mr. Emmanuel Gran, acquired while living in China between 1917 and 1941. Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New York, 17 Sep 2016, 10:00... [Lire la suite]

26 juin 2016

A sky blue glazed pomegranate vase, Haoran Tang mark, Daoguang period

Lot 8217. A sky blue glazed pomegranate vase, Haoran Tang mark, Daoguang period (1821-1850). Estimate US$ 5,000 - 7,000 (€4,500 - 6,300). Photo Bonhams. Of globular form with a waisted neck flaring into five everted lobes to form the fruit's stem, the front displaying a flowering branch and the back a single flowering sprig in raised light slip beneath a pale lavender blue glaze that also covers the concave base with the three-character mark written in darker cobalt blue, the foot pad left... [Lire la suite]
20 juin 2016

A rare pair of iron-red and gilt-decorated shell-shaped saucers, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period (1821-1850), jixiang ruyi mark

Lot 823. A rare pair of iron-red and gilt-decorated shell-shaped saucers, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period (1821-1850), jixiang ruyi mark. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Lot sold 62,500 HKD. Photo Sotheby's.  each in the form of a scallop shell with undulating sides below the lobed rim and the interior moulded as a shell, painted in iron red with a pair of five-clawed dragons chasing ‘flaming pearls’ amidst flames and clouds, with gilt accents, the base inscribed jixiang ruyi (‘may... [Lire la suite]
03 juin 2016

A fine doucai "lotus" vase with kuilong-shaped handles, Qianlong period, achieves HK$15,525,000 at Tokyo Chuo Auction Hong Kong

The star lot was a fine doucai “lotus” vase with kuilong-shaped handles, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795) which sold for HK$15,525,000/ US$1,990,385 after furious bidding, nearly doubling the pre-sale high estimate. Courtesy Tokyo Chuo Auction Hong Kong HONG KONG.- Tokyo Chuo Auction Hong Kong held its Spring Auction at the Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong from 29 to 30 May 2016. Over 500 lots of imperial Chinese ceramics and works of art, classical and modern paintings, tea wares and scholar’s objects were... [Lire la suite]
16 mars 2016

A coral-ground reverse-decorated 'Shou' dish, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period

Lot 325, A coral-ground reverse-decorated 'Shou' dish, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period. Estimation: USD6,000 ~ 8,000. Photo: Sotheby's the shallow rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to a gently lobed rim, decorated to the interior with a central shou medallion, surrounded by sixteen shou characters written in various calligraphic styles, the exterior with five evenly spaced flying bats, the base left white, inscribed in iron-red with a studio mark in seal... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2016

A pair of turquoise-glazed and slip-decorated brush handles, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period

Lot 110, A pair of turquoise-glazed and slip-decorated brush handles, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. each of slender outline, bulbous in section to receive the hair brush, painted in white slip over a turquoise ground with shou characters amidst scrolling lotus and bats (2). Length 8 in., 20.4 cm Sotheby's. Chinese Art from Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, New York, 15 mars 2016, 02:00 PM

12 novembre 2015

A famille rose vase, Shen de tang zhi mark, Daoguang period (1821-1850)

A famille rose vase, Shen de tang zhi mark, Daoguang period (1821-1850). Sold for £8,125 (€11,501). Photo: Bonhams. Brightly decorated on the body in vibrant pink, green, blue, yellow, purple and grey enamels with a continuous scene of five boys playing in a garden, one lighting firecrackers whilst two boys cover their ears with their hands, and two other boys conversing animatedly under a delicately blossoming tree, all between ruyi-head borders at the foot and shoulder, beneath blooming lotus scrolls on a bright pink... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2015

A gourd-shaped water sprinkler, Haorantang mark, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period

  A gourd-shaped water sprinkler, Haorantang mark, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD (17,508 - 23,344 EUR). Photo Sotheby's sturdily potted and set on a splayed foot, with a globular body below a tall tapering neck punctuated by curves from two compressed bulbous sections, covered overall with a glaze of sage-green tone thinning slightly at the rim, the recessed foot inscribed with a three-character hallmark Haorantang ('Hall of... [Lire la suite]
15 juillet 2015

A fine pair of blue and white 'dragon' bowls, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period, Shendetang marks

A fine pair of blue and white 'dragon' bowls, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period, Shendetang marks. Estimate  80,000 — 120,000  HKD.  Lot Sold. 225,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's each with deep rounded sides and a gently everted rim, finely decorated around the exterior with two five-clawed dragons striding above waves reaching for a 'flaming pearl', the base inscribed in iron-red with a four-character hall mark; 11.2 cm., 4 3/8  in. Sotheby's. CHINESE ART. 01 JUNE 2015 - 02 JUNE... [Lire la suite]
03 mai 2015

A carved pale celadon-glazed brush pot, bitong, Daoguang period (1821-1850)

A carved pale celadon-glazed brush pot, bitong, Daoguang period (1821-1850). Estimate £3,000 – £5,000 ($4,602 - $7,670). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The brush pot is delicately carved with rocks, a blossoming prunus tree, bamboo and chrysanthemum. The glaze imitating pale-celadon jade. The base is incised with a mark reading 'Li Yucheng zuo'. 5 in. (12.7 cm.) high. Provenance: Formerly in the collection of the Ho family. Christie's. CHINESE CERAMICS, WORKS OF ART AND TEXTILES, 15 May... [Lire la suite]