13 septembre 2018

A ruby-ground famille-rose sgraffiato ‘medallion’ bowl, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850)

Lot 162. A rare ruby-ground famille-rose sgraffiato ‘medallion’ bowl, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850). Diameter 6 in., 15.2 cm. Estimate: 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 40,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides supported on a narrow straight foot rising to a gently everted rim, the exterior finely enameled with four circular reserves enclosing 'antiques', flowers, millet and lanterns between stylized floral sprays, all against a deftly incised sgraffiato ruby ground, the... [Lire la suite]

13 septembre 2018

A ruby-ground famille-rose sgraffiato ‘medallion’ bowl, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850)

Lot 162. A ruby-ground famille-rose sgraffiato ‘medallion’ bowl, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850). Diameter 5 7/8  in., 14.8 cm. Estimate: 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 10,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides supported on a narrow straight foot and rising to a gently everted rim, brightly enameled with four circular reserves enclosing 'antiques', flowers and lanterns, against a reddish-pink sgraffiato ground with floral sprays, the interior with four... [Lire la suite]
13 septembre 2018

A teadust glazed bottle vase, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850)

Lot 140. A teadust glazed bottle vase, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850); Height 123⁄4 in., 32.4 cm. Estimate: 20,000-30,000 USD. Lot sold 30,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the compressed globular body rising from a splayed foot to a broad cylindrical neck, covered in a thick olive glaze with fine dark green speckling, the recessed base similarly glazed and incised with a six-character seal mark, the footring applied with a dark wash, wood stand (2). Note: A similar Daoguang-marked example... [Lire la suite]
07 juillet 2018

A pair of celadon-glazed dishes, Daoguang seal marks and period (1821-1850)

Lot 104. A pair of celadon-glazed dishes, Daoguang seal marks and period (1821-1850); 16.9cm., 6 5/8 in. Estimate 12,000 — 18,000 GBP. Lot sold 31,250 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. each with flaring sides angled above a short wedge-shaped foot, covered overall in a pale celadon glaze thinning at the rim, the base left white and inscribed with a six-character Daoguang seal mark. Quantity: 2. Provenance: S. Marchant & Son, London. Exhibited: S. Marchant and Son, Qing... [Lire la suite]
17 mai 2018

An iron-red and underglaze blue 'dragon' dish, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850)

Lot 11. An iron-red and underglaze blue 'dragon' dish, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850); 17.8 cm, 7 in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot Sold 7,500 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the shallow rounded sides supported on a tapered foot, decorated on the interior with a central medallion enclosing an iron-red five-clawed dragon writhing against a ground of swirling waves, the underside similarly decorated with nine iron-red dragons above waves, the base... [Lire la suite]
12 mai 2018

A pair of green-enamelled ‘dragon’ dishes, Daoguang seal marks and period (1821-1850)

Lot 80. A pair of green-enamelled ‘dragon’ dishes, Daoguang seal marks and period (1821-1850); 18.2 cm, 7 1/8  in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot Sold 21,250 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the rounded sides of each rising from a short foot to an everted rim, painted to the interior in green and black enamel with a five-clawed dragon writhing amongst flames in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', the exterior similarly decorated with a pair of scaly dragons, the base inscribed with an underglaze blue seal... [Lire la suite]

06 mai 2018

A blue and white Hu-shaped vase, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850)

Lot 13. A blue and white Hu-shaped vase, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850); 24.8 cm, 9 3/4  in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 12,500 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. of archaistic hu form, painted to the exterior with simulated ‘heaping and piling’, the ovoid body encircled by two bands, the upper with continuous lotus scroll, the lower with a composite floral meander, all between slightly raised double-line borders, the shoulder set with animal mask and mock ring handles,... [Lire la suite]
05 février 2018

A famille-rose and gilt ogee-form bowl, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850)

Lot 481. A famille-rose and gilt ogee-form bowl, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850). Diameter 8 1/2  in., 21.8 cm. Estimate 5,000 - 7,000 USD. Lot sold 5,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2014. the exterior painted with eight auspicious emblems in pairs, ribbon-tied amongst flowers, beneath a band of gilt and iron-red shou characters, the interior rim with three insects amongst eight floral sprays, the interior and base turquoise-glazed, six-character seal mark in iron red. ... [Lire la suite]
04 novembre 2017

A blue and white ‘sanduo’ garlic-mouth bottle vase, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850)

Lot 20. A blue and white ‘sanduo’ garlic-mouth bottle vase, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850). 28 cm, 11 in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 GBP. Lot sold 75,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the pear-shaped body supported on a spreading foot, tapering to a tall slender neck with a garlic-head mouth and straight mouth rim, the body finely detailed with branches of sanduo (The Three Abundances), fruiting and blossoming sprigs of peach, pomegranate and citron,... [Lire la suite]
03 novembre 2017

A turquoise-ground famille-rose 'Boys' jar, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850)

Lot 9. A turquoise-ground famille-rose 'Boys' jar, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850). 19.5 cm, 7 11/16  in. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the ovoid body surmounted by a short slightly waisted neck, superbly painted around the exterior with five lavishly dressed boys situated in a blooming garden of pine trees and craggy rocks, the taller boy with his arm raised holding a red and gold helmet surrounded by four others eagerly reaching for it, their faces... [Lire la suite]