08 octobre 2019

A highly important and superbly painted Beijing enamel falancai pouch-shaped glass vase, blue enamel mark and period of Qianlong

Lot 1. A highly important and superbly painted Beijing enamel falancai pouch-shaped glass vase, blue enamel mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 18.2 cm. Estimate upon request. Lot sold 207,086,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. masterfully conjured by the most dexterous craftsmen in the Imperial Workshops under the direct mandate from the Emperor, the immaculate glass charmingly modelled in the form of a ribbon-tied pouch, its ovoid body carved with vertical... [Lire la suite]

22 novembre 2017

An exceptional and rare red and yellow-enamelled ‘Dragon’ jar, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period

 Lot 8010. An exceptional and rare red and yellow-enamelled ‘Dragon’ jar, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1522-1566). 5 3/4 in. (13.7 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 4,000,000 - HKD 6,000,000 (USD 514,314 - USD 771,470). Unsold. © Christies Images Ltd 2017 The jar is decorated with a pair of five-clawed dragons striding amidlingzhi sprays above a band of waves crashing against rocks, all brightly enamelled in iron red on a yellow ground with the outlines and details... [Lire la suite]
20 novembre 2017

A rare wucai ‘phoenix’ double-gourd form wall vase, Wanli six-character mark and period (1573-1619)

Lot 8008. A rare wucai ‘phoenix’ double-gourd form wall vase, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double rectangle and of the period (1573-1619). 12 1/4 in. (31 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 1,000,000 - HKD 1,500,000 (USD 128,669 - USD 193,003). Price realised HKD 2,250,000. © Christies Images Ltd 2017 The upper bulb is vibrantly enamelled with a pair of phoenix in flight amid ruyi-shaped clouds below a band of downward plantain leaves at the rim, the lower bulb... [Lire la suite]
19 novembre 2017

An extremely rare imperial qiangjin and tianqi ‘Dragon’ chrysanthemum-shaped dish, Jiajing incised and gilt mark and period

Lot 8007. An extremely rare imperial qiangjin and tianqi ‘Dragon’ chrysanthemum-shaped dish, Jiajing incised and gilt six-character mark and of the period (1522-1566). Estimate HKD 1,200,000 - HKD 1,800,000 (USD 154,402 - USD 231,603). Unsold. © Christies Images Ltd 2017  The dish is delicately worked with forty-eight narrow fluted sides with pointed tips radiating from a slightly recessed centre and continuing on the exterior across the foot, each incised and gilt on... [Lire la suite]
19 novembre 2017

A highly important and extremely rare wucai ‘Fish’ jar and cover, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 8006. A highly important and extremely rare wucai ‘Fish’ jar and cover, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1522-1566). 18 1/8 in. (46 cm.).Estimate on request. Price realised HKD 213,850,000 © Christies Images Ltd 2017 The globular jar is robustly potted and exuberantly painted around the sides with a continuous scene of eight golden carp depicted in different positions as they swim amidst floating aquatic plants above a band of lotus plants in... [Lire la suite]
16 novembre 2017

A rare massive carved Longquan celadon jardiniere, Ming dynasty, early 15th century

Lot 8003. A rare massive carved Longquan celadon jardiniere, Ming dynasty, early 15th century. 24 in. (61 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - HKD 2,500,000 (USD 193,037 - USD 321,729). Price realised HKD 2,250,000. © Christies Images Ltd 2017 The thickly potted jardiniere is well carved with a wide frieze of dense peonies bearing large blossoms arranged in two rows, all below a flat, everted rim lightly incised with floral sprays, and above the lower body carved in imitation of a... [Lire la suite]

15 novembre 2017

‘THE EASTERN RENAISSANCE’. Important Ming Imperial Works of Art from the Le Cong Tang Collection

© Christies Images Ltd 2017 ‘THE EASTERN RENAISSANCE’ THE SPIRIT OF ARTMaster of Le Cong Tang Compared to many animals, we humans fall far behind when it comes to certain physical abilities. Birds fly effortlessly in the sky and fish breathe underwater, neither of which human can do; nor can human compete in speed and strength with some ferocious animals. Yet, humans consider themselves as the “spirit” of all species on Earth. Why?  Personally, I think humans surpass animals in at least three important aspects:First of all,... [Lire la suite]
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06 octobre 2017

A Qingbai lobed wine ewer, cover and bowl, Northern Song dynasty

Lot 14. A Qingbai lobed wine ewer, cover and bowl, Northern Song dynasty. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000. Lot sold 1,187,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the ewer well potted with a body divided into eight lobes by grooves and resting on a slightly splayed foot of corresponding form, surmounted by an angled shoulder encircled with a border of lotus lappets and a tubular neck, one side with an arched strap handle extending from the neck to the lower shoulder, opposite a slender curved spout issuing from the... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2017

A superb large Jizhou 'partridge feather' meiping, Southern Song dynasty

Lot 15. A superb large Jizhou 'partridge feather' meiping, Southern Song dynasty, 35.8 cm, 14 1/8  in. Estimate 1,000,000 — 1,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,700,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. robustly potted with a tapering body rising to broad round shoulders, sweeping up to a short neck with rolled lip, the body liberally decorated with variegated cream-coloured splashes against a dark brown ground mimicking partridge feathers, save for the knife-pared footring unglazed revealing the buff... [Lire la suite]
05 octobre 2017

A superb Junyao purple-splashed blue-glazed dish, Song-Jin dynasty

Lot 6. A superb Junyao purple-splashed blue-glazed dish, Song-Jin dynasty, 18.7 cm, 7 3/8  in. Estimate 4,000,000 — 6,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 5,140,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. sturdily potted with shallow rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot to an everted rim, covered overall with a milky sky-blue glaze thinning to a mushroom colour at the rim, the interior and underside liberally decorated with large and vibrant purple splashes, the base with five spur marks. ... [Lire la suite]