05 avril 2014

A robin's egg blue lantern vase, Incised seal mark and period of Yongzheng

A robin's egg blue lantern vase, Incised seal mark and period of Yongzheng. Photo Sotheby's the ovoid body rising to a waisted neck and flared rim, supported on a slightly splayed foot, covered on the exterior with an opaque turquoise-blue glaze of robin's-egg type suffused overall with finely mottled greyish-purple, the base incised with a four-character seal mark all beneath the glaze, the unglazed foot dressed in a brown wash; 24.2 cm., 9 1/2 in. Estimate 700,000 — 900,000 HKD Note: This ‘lantern’ shape is more commonly known... [Lire la suite]

31 mars 2014

A flambé-glazed vase, Incised seal mark and period of Yongzheng

A flambé-glazed vase, Incised seal mark and period of Yongzheng. Photo:Sotheby's the compressed globular body supported on a slightly flared foot, surmounted by a waisted neck and an everted rim, the neck flanked by a pair of angular strap handles with ruyi-head terminals below a horizontal raised rib collaring the neck, three further ribs encircling the upper and lower bodies respectively, applied overall with a raspberry glaze with unctuous purplish-blue splashes and spots, the underside dressed in a thin coffee-coloured... [Lire la suite]
08 octobre 2013

A flambé-glazed bottle vase, xianwenping, Incised seal mark and period of Yongzheng

A flambé-glazed bottle vase, xianwenping, Incised seal mark and period of Yongzheng. Photo: Sotheby's. the compressed globular body supported on a slightly flared foot, surmounted by tall cylindrical neck and upturned rim, encircled around the middle section by a double-horizontal rib and with five further ribs around the shoulder and neck, applied overall with a brilliant plum-coloured glaze accented with milky lavender-blue streaks drizzling down from the cream-rimmed mouth over... [Lire la suite]
28 septembre 2013

A rare lavender-glazed hexagonal flowerpot and stand, Incised seal mark and period of Yongzheng

A rare lavender-glazed hexagonal flowerpot and stand, Incised seal mark and period of Yongzheng. Photo: Sotheby's of hexagonal form with gently flared walls, the slightly concave sides with indented corners rising at an angle from a recessed foot of conforming section, all supported on a pierced trompe-l'oeil integralbase with a stepped curved apron and six ruyi feet joined by a hexagonal stretcher, the latter attached to the pot and... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2012

A fine and oustanding 'robin's egg' tripod censer. Incised seal mark and period of Yongzheng

A fine and oustanding 'robin's egg' tripod censer. Incised seal mark and period of Yongzheng - Photo Sotheby's  well potted, the bombé sides rising to a straight mouth, flanked by a pair of upright arched handles on the rim, supported on three short tapered feet, brightly covered overall in a 'peacock feather' variation of the glaze with liberally applied vibrant turquoise streaks covering a bronze-coloured ground, the base incised with a six-character reign mark beneath the mottled glaze, the tips of the feet... [Lire la suite]
03 avril 2012

A very rare 'eel-skin'-glazed bulb bowl. Incised seal mark and period of YongzhengA very rare 'eel-skin'-glazed bulb bowl. Incis

A very rare 'eel-skin'-glazed bulb bowl. Incised seal mark and period of Yongzheng. Photo Sotheby's the shallow, round basin with low flaring sides and a flat base, supported on four bulbous animal-mask feet with eyes, ears, snout and other details clearly moulded, covered overall with a layer of brown slip below a greenish-brown glaze suffused with fine dark brown striations leading to a 'tea-dust' effect, the glaze draining at the rim and raised areas of the feet, appearing lighter brown, the base... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2012

A fine and rare flambe-glazed moonflask. Incised seal mark and period of Yongzheng

A fine and rare flambe-glazed moonflask. Incised seal mark and period of Yongzheng. Photo Sotheby's with a flat circular body comprised of two sides with central domed medallions, set with a cylindrical neck collared with a raised ring and a lipped rim, flanked by two archaistic scroll handles, all supported on a splayed oval foot, covered overall in a vibrant crimson glaze with the neck covered in a mottled milky blue glaze, streaking down the handles and revealing a mushroom-coloured glaze... [Lire la suite]


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