06 mai 2021

A huanghuali basin stand, mianpenjia, Late Ming–early Qing dynasty

Lot 50. A huanghuali basin stand, mianpenjia, Late Ming–early Qing dynasty; h. 133 cm. Estimate: 500,000 - 700,000 HKD. Lot sold: 630,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. with six legs joined at the centre with six spokes forming the basin stand, the two hind legs extended upwards to support the toprail with two upturned ends, framing the central openwork panel decorated with scrollwork, between two spinnable interlocking motifs. Note: Despite having an integral and highly... [Lire la suite]

06 mai 2021

A huanghuali recessed-leg painting table, hua'an, Late Ming–early Qing dynasty

Lot 45. A huanghuali recessed-leg painting table, hua'an, Late Ming–early Qing dynasty; 84 by 56 by h. 183 cm. Estimate: 1,600,000 - 2,000,000 HKD. Lot sold: 2,142,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the long rectangular top set with a floating panel in a moulded frame, above a plain apron with short spandrels, supported on slightly splayed legs of circular section, each pair of legs joined by two horizontal stretchers on the shorter sides. Provenance: Grace Wu Bruce,... [Lire la suite]
05 mai 2021

A pair of huanghuali horseshoe-back armchairs, quanyi, Late Ming–early Qing dynasty

Lot 34. A pair of huanghuali horseshoe-back armchairs, quanyi, Late Ming–early Qing dynasty; seat area 60 by 46.7 cm,  overall 69.8 by 46.7 by h. 98 cm. Estimate: 2,000,000 - 3,000,000 HKD. Lot sold: 2,520,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. each with a curving crest rail terminating in outscrolled handgrips, supported by a gently curved S-shaped back splat flanked by shaped flanges and carved with a ruyi-shaped cartouche enclosing a pair of chilong, the mat seat set within... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2021

A huanghuali kang table, kangji, Late Ming–early Qing dynasty

Lot 4. A huanghuali kang table, kangji, Late Ming–early Qing dynasty; 101 by 64.8 by h. 30 cm. Estimate: 450,000 - 650,000 HKD. Lot sold: 604,800 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the top set within a wide rectangular frame enclosed within a further edge, the edge of the frame moulding downward and inward to a shaped beaded-edged apron carved on each side with a pair of chilong, each cabriole leg with a mythical beast mask and corresponding claws. Note: Powerfully carved with dragons and... [Lire la suite]
05 mars 2018

Nicholas Grindley at Asia Week New York, 15-24 march 2018

A naturalistic boxwood (huangyangmu) scholar’s object formed as a section of branch carved with two crickets, Chinese, Qing dynasty, 18th century; length, 19.8 cm / 7 3/4 in height  6.8 cm / 2 1/2 in © Nicholas Grindley A catalpa wristrest carved as a qin zither, inlaid with camel-bone roundels. Chinese, Early Qing dynasty, 19th century. Catalpa (qiumu) wood with camel bone inlay. © Nicholas Grindley An adjustable folding yokeback chair. Late Ming–early Qing dynasty, 16th–17th... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2017

A rare white-glazed incised 'dragon' dish, late Ming–early Qing dynasty

Lot 3664. A rare white-glazed incised 'dragon' dish, late Ming–early Qing dynasty, 15.3 cm, 6 in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot sold 200,000 HKD  (24,202 EUR) (25,738 USD). Photo: Sotheby's. with steep shallow sides rising from a tapered foot to a flat everted rim, the interior carved with a coiling five-clawed dragon, detailed with flaming wisps emitting from its scaly sinuous body, applied overall save for the unglazed footring with a creamy-white glaze pooling to a... [Lire la suite]

28 mars 2017

Sotheby's to offer one of the greatest examples of early Ming porcelain in private hands

Lot 101. An Exceptionally Large, Fine And Important Blue And White Lobed 'Fish Pond' Bowl, Mark and Period of Xuande (1426-1435). Diameter 23 cm. Estimate upon request. Photo: Sotheby's. HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Spring Sales 2017 will take place on 5 April at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The sales will be led by an outstanding Xuande lobed bowl, one of the greatest examples of early Ming porcelain in private hands (pictured above), and a monumental Imperial silk tapestry kesi... [Lire la suite]
12 décembre 2016

A celadon-glazed, crackled dish, Late Ming–Early Qing dynasty

Lot 506. A celadon-glazed, crackled dish, Late Ming–Early Qing dynasty. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Lot sold 25,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. thickly potted with shallow flaring sides rising at an angle from a short tapered foot, covered overall with a lustrous glaze suffused with a network of fine crackles, the unglazed foot ring burnt to a light orange in the firing - 18.9 cm, 7 1/2  in. Provenance: Collection of Alberto Giuganino (1887-1979), Rome. Sotheby's. Chinese Art,... [Lire la suite]
07 décembre 2016

A celadon-glazed crackled dish, Late Ming–Early Qing dynasty

A celadon-glazed crackled dish, Late Ming–Early Qing dynasty. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Lot sold  25,000 HKD (3,028 EUR) . Photo: Sotheby's. thickly potted with shallow flaring sides rising at an angle from a short tapered foot, covered overall with a lustrous glaze suffused with a network of fine crackles, the unglazed foot ring burnt to a light orange in the firing - 18.9 cm, 7 1/2  in. Provenance: Collection of Alberto Giuganino (1887-1979), Rome. Sotheby's. Chinese... [Lire la suite]
14 octobre 2016

A huanghuali square corner cabinet, Late Ming – Early Qing dynasty

Lot 3018. A huanghuali square corner cabinet, Late Ming – Early Qing dynasty. Estimate 380,000 — 550,000 HKD. Lot sold 812,500 HKD. Photo: Sothebys.  the top of mitre, mortise and tenon frame construction with a tongue-and-grooved floating panel supported by two dovetailed transverse stretchers underneath with exposed tenons on the short sides of the frame, resting atop four square uprights pyramid-joined to the top with one tenon exposed, the uprights... [Lire la suite]