23 septembre 2019

A superbly painted blue and white 'day lily' palace bowl, Mark and period of Chenghua (1464-1487)

Lot 1002. A superbly painted blue and white 'day lily' palace bowl, Mark and period of Chenghua (1464-1487); 14.9 cm, 5 7/8  in. Estimate Upon Request. Lot Sold 56,738,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. masterfully potted with deep rounded sides gracefully rising from a tapered foot to a gently everted rim, superbly painted in characteristic soft tones of cobalt-blue washes outlined with a darker blue border, the rounded sides of the interior superbly and freely decorated with a continuous... [Lire la suite]

30 juillet 2018

A superb blue and white Palace bowl, Mark and period of Chenghua (1464-1487)

Lot 3698. A superb blue and white Palace bowl, Mark and period of Chenghua (1464-1487); ; 14.7 cm., 5 3/4  in. Estimate 40,000,000 — 60,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 56,120,000 HKD (5,723,378 EUR). Photo Sotheby’s. masterfully potted with smooth rounded sides, gracefully rising from a tapered foot to a slightly flared rim, superbly painted in characteristic soft tones of cobalt-blue in outlines infilled with wash, the exterior with a gently undulating meander of musk... [Lire la suite]
30 décembre 2016

The Top 20 Chinese Ceramics Sold in 2016 by Sotheby's

A fine, outstanding and rare blue and white moonflask, bianhu, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424). Sold 110,520,000 HKD (14,248,238 USD) at Sotheby's The Pilkington Collection of Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 06 avr. 2016, lot 17. Photo Sotheby's. Cf. A fine, outstanding and rare blue and white moonflask, bianhu, Ming dynasty, Yongle period A fine, magnificent and extremely rare blue and white holy water vessel, Ming dynasty, Yongle period... [Lire la suite]