23 septembre 2019

An extremely rare pair of blue and white 'Three ram' bowls, marks and period of Jiajing (1522-1566)

Lot 1559. An extremely rare pair of blue and white 'Three ram' bowls, marks and period of Jiajing (1522-1566); diameter 16.5cm., 6 1/2 in. height 10.5cm., 4 1/8 in. Estimate 4,000,000 — 6,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 22,167,500 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. each of well potted bell shape with deep rounded sides flaring to an everted rim, finely and vividly painted in soft tones of underglaze-blue with a continuous scene depicting three rams, each separated by rocky outcrops issuing... [Lire la suite]

23 septembre 2019

A rare blue and white lobed jar and cover, mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566)

Lot 3010. A rare blue and white lobed jar and cover, mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566); 25 cm, 9 7/8  in. Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,500,000 HKD (191,235 - 318,725 USD). Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. the baluster body divided into four lobes and surmounted by a straight neck, painted in rich cobalt-blue tones with peony blooms borne on meandering leafy scrolls above overlapping lappets, all below a band of shaped cartouches each enclosing a shou character... [Lire la suite]
23 septembre 2019

A rare blue and white wine vessel, jue, mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566)

Lot 3009. A rare blue and white wine vessel, jue, mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566); w. 10 cm, 3 7/8  in. Estimate 250,000 — 350,000 HKD (31,872 - 44,622 USD). Lot Sold 750,000 HKD (95,498 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. of archaistic jue form, the U-shaped body raised on three splayed legs issuing from moulded ruyi heads, surmounted by a pair of capped posts above angular handles on the sides, the exterior powerfully painted with a... [Lire la suite]
23 septembre 2019

A blue and white 'phoenix' bowl, mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566)

Lot 3008. A blue and white 'phoenix' bowl, mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566); 13 cm, 5 1/8  in. Estimate 120,000 — 180,000 HKD (15,299 - 22,948 USD). Lot Sold 625,000 HKD (79,581 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the curved rounded sides rising from a domed base, painted to the exterior in bright cobalt-blue tones, depicting a pair of phoenix in flight amongst a composite floral meander, the interior similarly painted with a central medallion enclosing a single phoenix, below a frieze of... [Lire la suite]
05 juin 2019

A blue and white 'Boys' jar, Mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566)

Lot 422. A blue and white 'Boys' jar, Mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566); 16 cm, 6 1/4  in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD. Lot sold 75,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the tapering ovoid body rising to a short neck, painted with eight boys at play in a garden with blossoming trees and jagged rocks, all between lappet bands encircling the shoulder and foot. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 30 may 2019 - 31 may 2019
06 avril 2019

A blue and white 'Dragon' box and cover, mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566)

Lot 3641. A blue and white 'Dragon' box and cover, mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566); 16.3 cm, 6 3/8  in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot Sold 600,000 HKD (77,286 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. of circular section, the cover with a gently raised central medallion enclosing an en face dragon soaring amidst ruyi clouds, encircled by a frieze depicting a pair of dragons and ruyi clouds decorated to the rounded sides and repeated on the... [Lire la suite]

02 février 2019

An unusually large iron-red 'Dragon' bowl, mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566)

Lot 2682. An unusually large iron-red 'Dragon' bowl, mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566); 37 cm, 14 1/2 in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot sold 620,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2010 the deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to a flaring rim, boldly painted around the exterior in a rich dark iron-red with two large five-clawed scaly dragons in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', all amidst ruyi-head cloud and fire scrolls, the base with an underglaze blue... [Lire la suite]
03 décembre 2018

A blue and white lobed 'Dragon' dish, mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566)

Lot 650. A blue and white lobed 'Dragon' dish, mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566); 14.5 cm, 5 3/4  in. Estimate: 80,000-120,000 HKD. Lot sold 187,500 HKD. © Sotheby's. with shallow rounded sides rising to a flared and lobed rim, painted on the interior with a pair of stylised lingzhi-headed dragons amidst lingzhi scrolls, repeated around the cavetto and on the underside, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark.  Provenance: Tai Sing Fine Antiques... [Lire la suite]
23 novembre 2018

A yellow-glazed saucer dish, mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566)

Lot 5. A yellow-glazed saucer dish, mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566); 9.6 cm, 3 3/4  in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Unsold. © Sotheby's. with shallow rounded sides rising from a short foot to a slightly everted rim, applied overall with an even yellow glaze of rich egg-yolk tone, the base left white and inscribed in underglaze blue with a reign mark within a double rectangle. Provenance: Collection of Hans Öström, Stockholm.Collection of Emil Hultmark (1872-1943),... [Lire la suite]
30 septembre 2018

A rare lobed yellow-ground and iron-red decorated 'Crane' box and cover, mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566)

Lot 3651. A rare lobed yellow-ground and iron-red decorated 'Crane' box and cover, mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566); 12.6 cm, 4 7/8  in. Estimate 800,000 — 1,000,000 HKD (101,912 - 127,390 USD). Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. of quatrelobed form, the box potted with rounded sides resting on a short foot of corresponding form, the exterior decorated in iron red with four cranes, each bird alternating with two ruyi cloud scrolls, all below a classic scroll band... [Lire la suite]