25 avril 2019

A large blue and white 'Lotus' jar, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period (1522-1566)

Lot 393. A large blue and white 'Lotus' jar, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period (1522-1566); 47 cm, 18 1/2  in. Estimate £6,000 — 8,000. Lot Sold 8,125 GBP (10,384 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. sturdily potted with a tapered ovoid body rising to a short, waisted neck and everted rim, densely painted to the exterior with large lotus blooms borne on meandering leafy stems, all between a band of ruyi roundels enclosing various auspicious emblems to the shoulder and a band of lappet to the foot, the... [Lire la suite]

25 avril 2019

A blue and white 'Immortals' square jar, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period (1522-1566)

Lot 362. A blue and white 'Immortals' square jar, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period (1522-1566); 33.1 cm, 13 in. Estimate £5,000 — 7,000. Lot Sold 7,500 GBP (9,585 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. of square section, rising from a flat base to an angled shoulder and a slightly waisted neck, elaborately painted to the body with immortals holding respective attributes amidst scrolling clouds and rolling waves, below a band of shou roundels alternating with ruyi-clouds at the shoulder and... [Lire la suite]
07 avril 2019

A Yellow-Glazed Bowl, Jiajing Period, 1522-1566

Lot 3042. A Yellow-Glazed Bowl, Jiajing Period, 1522-1566. D 18.2cm H 7.8cm. Estimate HKD 90,000 - 150,000 (USD 11,463 - 19,106). Lot sold HKD 236,000 (USD 30,059). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited. Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 27 MAY 2014, lot 726.  Poly Auction Hong Kong. Imperial Curiosity – Art of Interior Decoration, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 2 april 2019
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30 mars 2019

A Blue and White ‘Dragons and Bajixiang’ Basin, Jiajing Period, 1522-1566

Lot 3041. A Blue and White ‘Dragons and Bajixiang’ Basin, Jiajing Period, 1522-1566. H 31.2cm. Estimate HKD 2,000,000 - 2,800,000 (USD 254,780 - 356,692). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited This massive jardiniere is sturdily potted with deep walls flaring slightly towards the galleried rim. It is boldly painted in vibrant shades of deep violet-blue on the exterior with four frontal five-clawed dragons inside the panel amidst scrolling lotus. The panels are cornered with Daoist emblems like ingot, ruyi-head,... [Lire la suite]
20 septembre 2018

A large and rare blue and white ‘Immortals’ garlic-mouth vase, Jiajing period (1522-1566)

Lot 40. A large and rare blue and white ‘Immortals’ garlic-mouth vase, Jiajing period (1522-1566); 26 ¼ in. (66.7 cm.) high, Japanese wood boxes. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000 (USD 51,213 - USD 76,819). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 Note: Compare to a blue and white vase of the same form and slightly smaller size (64.1 cm.), similarly decorated with Shoulao and immortals, dating to the second half of 16th century, sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 23 May 1978, lot 58, and illustrated... [Lire la suite]
09 septembre 2018

A large blue and white 'Deer and Cranes' dish, Jiajing period (1522-1566)

Lot 1339. A large blue and white 'Deer and Cranes' dish, Jiajing period (1522-1566); 16 in. (40.5 cm) diam. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The dish is heavily potted with rounded sides and is decorated on the interior with a central roundel of a pair of deer and a pair of cranes with a fence in the background, all below two fruiting peach trees alternating with two trees with spreading branches in the well. Two further fruiting peach branches extend around the exterior... [Lire la suite]

09 septembre 2018

A blue and white 'Daoist Immortals' jar, Jiajing period (1522-1566)

Lot 1338. A blue and white 'Daoist Immortals' jar, Jiajing period (1522-1566); 13 in. (33 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The sides are decorated with a broad band of the Eight Daoist Immortals holding their attributes standing on froth-capped, rolling waves, the figures framed by clouds that partially obscure mountains in the distance, all between a petal-lappet border below and a diaper band surrounding four bird and flower cartouches on the shoulder. The waisted... [Lire la suite]
07 juin 2018

Sotheby's Continues Market Leadership in Chinese Works of Art

Hong Kong - Nicolas Chow, Chairman for Sotheby’s Asia, International Head and Chairman, Chinese Works of Art Department, comments, “The May and June sale series concludes yet another phenomenal season for Chinese Works of Art at Sotheby’s Asia, attesting to our reputation as the leading auction house for the category. We attribute these extraordinary results to our team’s unparalleled passion, expertise and exceptional network in the field. We look forward to carrying this momentum on to our upcoming Autumn Sale series, opening this... [Lire la suite]
22 mai 2018

Sotheby's Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Sales to take place on 31 May and 1 June

Lot 12. A superb and extremely rare inlaid zitan ‘Scholars examining a handscroll’ box and cover, attributed to Zhou Zhu, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period (1522-1566); 8.2 by 16.4 by 12.7 cm, 3 1/4  by 6 1/2  by 5 in. Estimate: HK$1,500,000-2,500,000 / US$192,000-319,000. Courtesy Sotheby's HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s will present two mid-season sales of Chinese works of art at its Hong Kong Gallery: Scholarly Art from the Collection of Mr and Mrs Gerard Hawthorn (30 May) and Chinese Art... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2018

A blue and white 'Peony and Peacock' jar, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period (1522-1566)

Lot 521. A blue and white 'Peony and Peacock' jar, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period (1522-1566). Height 13 1/2  in., 34.2 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 13,750 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the elegant broad shouldered body rising from a spreading recessed base to a short waisted neck with a lipped rim, painted around the exterior in rich dark cobalt-blue tones with a broad band of peacocks in flight over leafy scrolling peony, all between upright... [Lire la suite]