27 septembre 2018

A rare famille-verte 'Peach' dish, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 123. A rare famille-verte 'Peach' dish, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 28.7 cm, 11 1/4  in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD (25,480 - 38,220 USD). Lot Sold 325,000 HKD (41,457 USD). Photo: Sotheby's.  the shallow rounded sides resting on a tapered foot, brightly enamelled on the interior with a large peach of variegated green, mottled olive and rusty brown tones, inscribed with two seal characters reading wanshou(longevity) in gilt, the fruit borne on a... [Lire la suite]

10 septembre 2018

A famille-verte 'Crabapple' month cup, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 127. A famille-verte 'Crabapple' month cup, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Diameter 2 1/2  in., 6.5 cm. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000. Lot sold 106,250 USD. © Sotheby's. the delicate bell-shaped sides rising from a short foot to an everted rim, one side of the exterior finely painted with a blossoming young crabapple tree amidst rocks and burgeoning vegetation all executed in soft underglaze blue and precisely applied overglaze enamels, the other side inscribed in underglaze blue with a poem... [Lire la suite]
10 septembre 2018

A famille-verte 'Prunus' month cup, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 125. A famille-verte 'Prunus' month cup, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Diameter 2 1/2  in., 6.5 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000. Lot sold 18,750 USD. © Sotheby's. finely potted with deep rounded sides rising from a short foot to a flared rim, the exterior delicately enameled with prunus trees growing beside rockwork, the reverse inscribed in underglaze blue with a poem reading suyan xueningshu, qingxiang fengmanzhi ('its simple beauty is that of a tree frozen with snow, its branches... [Lire la suite]
08 septembre 2018

A famille-verte hu-form vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 121. A famille-verte hu-form vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 8 in., 20.3 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Unsold. © Sotheby's. the pear-shaped body rising from a tall spreading foot to a flared mouth with a galleried rim, enameled around the body with four large pendent ruyi enclosing butterflies and flower sprays, alternated with smallerruyi containing chrysanthemum heads, all against a stippled pale green ground, the shoulder encircled by a... [Lire la suite]
08 septembre 2018

A famille-verte 'Kingfisher and Lotus' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 120. A famille-verte 'Kingfisher and Lotus' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 8 in., 20.3 cm. Estimate 12,000 — 15,000 USD. Unsold. © Sotheby's. the slender ovoid body surmounted by a trumpet neck, boldly enameled to one side with a kingfisher perched on a lotus stem rising from a lotus pond, with furled lotus flowers, pads and water weeds, the other side with a ten-character poetic inscription signed Yunqiao in black enamel, followed by an iron-red seal... [Lire la suite]
08 septembre 2018

A famille-verte 'crabapple' month cup, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 107. A famille-verte 'crabapple' month cup, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Diameter 2 5/8  in., 6.7 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Lot sold 68,750 USD. © Sotheby's. finely potted with steep gently flaring sides rising from a short foot, the exterior delicately enameled with red crabapple buds, the reverse inscribed in underglaze blue with a poem reading qing xiang he su yu, jia se chu qing yan ('the fragrance blends with the flavor of evening rain; the beautiful... [Lire la suite]

05 juillet 2018

A massive famille-verte baluster vase, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period (1821-1850)

Lot 2075. A massive famille-verte baluster vase, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period (1821-1850);82.3 cm., 32 3/8 in. Estimate 450,000 — 650,000 HKD (43,383 — 62,664 EUR). Lot Sold 560,000 HKD (53,987 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's.  of particularly large cylindrical form, rising to a waisted neck and lipped rim, vividly painted in bright famille-verte enamels with a continuous lakeside landscape scene depicting scholars, court ladies, attendants and boys engaged... [Lire la suite]
12 mai 2018

A pair of famille-verte baluster jars and covers, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 133. A pair of famille-verte baluster jars and covers, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 64 cm, 25 1/8  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot Sold 25.000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the rounded sides of each rising from a slightly spreading foot to a waisted neck and everted rim, painted with shaped panels of figures in interiors, on a green ground of vases and precious objects, above lappet panels of flowers at the base, the covers Samson. Quantité: 4. Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
12 mai 2018

A famille-verte lobed dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 81. A famille-verte lobed dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 35.5 cm, 14 in. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the rounded lobed sides rising from a short tapering foot to an everted barbed rim, brightly enamelled to the interior with a medallion enclosing a pair of long-tailed crested birds, one perched on rockwork beneath the other in flight, encircled at the rim by flower-filled lotus-lappet panels. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 16 may... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2018

Sotheby's Auction of Important Chinese Art led by Shang Dynasty Archaic Bronze Ritual Wine Vessel and cover

  Lot 583. An Extremely Rare and Important Archaic Bronze Ritual Wine Vessel And Cover (You) Shang Dynasty, Yinxu Period. Height 11 1/4 in., 28.7 cm Estimate $1.5/2.5 million. Sold for $1,935,000. Courtesy Sotheby’s. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s Asia Week New York sale series continued today with the auction of Important Chinese Art. In front of a full crowd of collectors and admirers, 170 lots spanning millennia achieved $15.8 million in total – well in excess of its high estimate of $14.2 million, and with... [Lire la suite]