11 juillet 2019

A blue and white bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 143. A blue and white bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 8 3/4  in., 22.2 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 6,250 USD. © Sotheby's. of pear-shape, the shoulders tapering to a tall slender neck slightly flared at the rim, painted with flowering plants in petal-shaped panels around the shoulder and foot, with floral sprays continuing on the body and neck, the base with an underglaze blue cipher mark. Provenance: Collection of... [Lire la suite]

11 juillet 2019

A blue and white cylindrical brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 136. A blue and white cylindrical brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 6 in., 15.2 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 43,750 USD. © Sotheby's. painted on the exterior with two ducks swimming amongst flowering lotus plants, below a butterfly in flight, the central circular recess to base glazed. Provenance: Nathan Bentz & Co., California (according to label).The Chrysler Museum of Art, Michigan. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese... [Lire la suite]
01 juin 2019

A rare pair of famille verte dishes, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 3136. A rare pair of famille verte dishes, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 6 ¾ in. (17.2 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 150,000. Price realised HKD 250,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 Each dish is delicately enamelled with four colourful butterflies hovering above a leafy crab-apple branch spreading from the reverse, over the rim and to the interior. All bases have an encircled six-character apocryphal Chenghua mark. Provenance: Dr. Ip Yee Collection Sold at Sotheby’s Hong Kong, 22 November... [Lire la suite]
30 mai 2019

A famille verte ‘figural landscape’ brush pot, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 2937. A famille verte ‘figural landscape’ brush pot, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 6 in. (15.3 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 562,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The brush pot is of cylindrical form with straight sides supported on a flat base with central recess. It is brightly enamelled around the exterior with three large panels, one depicting a garden scene with a man pointing at the sun, one portraying a scholar sitting on a rock, and one... [Lire la suite]
30 mai 2019

An imperial soapstone ‘Yuanjian huihao’ seal, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 3009. An imperial soapstone ‘Yuanjian huihao’ seal, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 2 5/16 x 2 5/16 x 3 5/8 in. (5.8 x 5.8 x 9.4 cm.), 605 g. Estimate HKD 15,000,000 - HKD 20,000,000. Price realised HKD 19,325,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  The columnar base is carved in shallow relief on the sides with a wide band of intertwined kui-dragons and kui-phoenix, below a narrow band of s-scrolls and a further band of ruyi-motifs, surmounted by a recumbent tri-horned mythical... [Lire la suite]
29 mai 2019

A large famille verte 'Six dragon' fish bowl, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 3136. A large famille verte 'Six dragon' fish bowl, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 22 5/8 in. (57.5 cm. diam.). Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000. Price realised HKD 1,062,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  The underglaze-blue large vessel is finely enamelled and gilt to the exterior with six dragons chasing the flaming pearl amongst clouds and flame scrolls, all above prunus flowers scattered on top of tumultuous waves. The interior is decorated with scattered fish and water... [Lire la suite]

28 mai 2019

Bonhams Sydney Asian Art Sale results show continued market strength

Lot 14. Huang Binhong (1865 – 1955), Recluse by the Stream. Ink and colour on paper, hanging scroll. Inscribed and signed Binhong, titled, with a dedication, and one seal of the artist 51.5 x 28.5cm. Estimated at AU$ 50,000 – 80,000. Sold for AU$ 61,000 (€ 37,728) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2019   SYDNEY.- Wednesday evening 22 May saw continuing market interest in Chinese paintings at the Asian art auction at Bonhams Sydney. Collectors from around the globe participated with... [Lire la suite]
27 mai 2019

A sancai-glazed biscuit toad-form waterpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 421. A sancai-glazed biscuit toad-form waterpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 12.3 cm, 4 7/8  in. Estimate £600 — 800. Lot Sold 5,250 GBP (6,710 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. tmodelled as a recumbent toad with a sprig issuing lotus pod, flower and leaf in its mouth, covered overall with aubergine, yellow and green glazes. Sotheby's. St George Street Sale: Asian Art, London, 17 May 2019, 10:00 AM
27 mai 2019

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

Lot 384. A famille-verte 'figural' dish Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 26.4 cm, 10 3/8  in. Estimate £3,000 — 5,000. Lot Sold 6,250 GBP (7,988 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the shallow sides gently curving to a gently flared rim, painted to the interior with three figures amidst mountainscape, the exterior decorated with rockwork, the base with an apocryphal six-character Chenghua mark within a double circle. Provenance: Sotheby's London, 12th May 2010, lot 76. ... [Lire la suite]
27 mai 2019

A famille-verte 'Romance of the Western Chamber' dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 382. A famille-verte 'Romance of the Western Chamber' dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 34.1 cm, 13 3/8  in. Estimate £2,000 — 3,000. Lot Sold 6,875 GBP (8,786 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the gently rounded sides rising from a short straight foot, boldly enamelled with a scene from the Romance of the Western Chamber, all encircled by panelled auspicious symbols reserved against green stippled ground, the reverse decorated with further auspicious motifs, the... [Lire la suite]