21 septembre 2023

Porcelain from Barbara and Lester Levy Collection to be sold at Sotheby's New York, 19 September 2023

Mrs. Barbara Jean and Mr. Lester A. Levy  Barbara and Lester Levy were the quintessential ‘collector’ couple. She, bright and always cheerful, with a sharp eye for beauty and a love of surrounding them both with objects of fascination; he, quiet and yet acutely observant, missing nothing. Lester’s business, based in Dallas, Texas, took him around the world and Barbara often travelled with him opening his eyes to the cultural side of the exotic places they visited. In Hong Kong they visited the gallery of Patrick and Ellen Wang... [Lire la suite]

09 mai 2023

A blue and white ‘lotus’ dish, Mark and period of Jiajing

Lot 85. Property from a Scandinavian Private Collection. A blue and white ‘lotus’ dish, Mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566). D. 12.1 cm. Lot Sold 4,826 EUR (Estimate 1,000 - 1,500 EUR). © Sotheby's Provenance: Collection of Dr J.H. Zeeman, chargé d'affaires at the embassy of the Netherlands in Beijing between 1954 and 1957. Sotheby's. Asian Arts / 5000 Years, Paris, 18 April 2023
09 mai 2023

A blue and white ‘melon’ dish, Mark and period of Jiajing, and a Ko-Sometsuke 'chrysanthemum' dish, Mark and period of Tianqi

Lot 84. Property from a Scandinavian Private Collection. A blue and white ‘melon’ dish, Mark and period of Jiajing, and a Ko-Sometsuke 'chrysanthemum' dish, Mark and period of Tianqi. D. 16.8 cm D. 15.2 cm. Lot Sold 8,890 EUR (Estimate 1,500 - 2,500 EUR). © Sotheby's Provenance: Collection of Dr J.H. Zeeman, chargé d'affaires at the embassy of the Netherlands in Beijing between 1954 and 1957. Sotheby's. Asian Arts / 5000 Years, Paris, 18 April 2023
08 mai 2023

A small blue and white octagonal ‘dragon and phoenix’ dish, Mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566)

Lot 83. Property from a Scandinavian Private Collection. A small blue and white octagonal ‘dragon and phoenix’ dish, Mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566). D. 9.5 cm. Lot Sold 3,556 EUR (Estimate 2,000 - 4,000 EUR). © Sotheby's Provenance: Collection of Dr J.H. Zeeman, chargé d'affaires at the embassy of the Netherlands in Beijing between 1954 and 1957. Sotheby's. Asian Arts / 5000 Years, Paris, 18 April 2023
28 septembre 2022

A blue and white 'floral' vase, Mark and period of Jiajing

Lot 624. A blue and white 'floral' vase, Mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566). Height 10⅝ in., 27 cm. Lot sold: 9,450 USD (Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 USD). © Sotheby's 2022 the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle. Provenance: German Private Collection.Bonhams London, 14th May 2009, lot 57.  Sotheby's. China 5000 Years, New York, 27 september 2022
17 septembre 2022

A small yellow-glazed dish, Mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566)

Lot 243. A small yellow-glazed dish, Mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566). Diameter 3½ in., 9 cm. Lot sold: 10,710 USD (Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD). © Sotheby's 2022 the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double rectangle, Japanese wood box (3). Property from a Japanese Private Collection. Provenance: Collection of Hans Öström.Collection of Emil Hultmark (1872-1943).Sotheby's Hong Kong, 28th-29th November 2019, lot 437. Exhibited: Emil Hultmarks... [Lire la suite]

16 septembre 2022

A small aubergine-enameled blue and white 'dragon' cup, Mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566)

  Lot 241. A small aubergine-enameled blue and white 'dragon' cup, Mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566). Diameter 2½ in., 6.3 cm. Unsold (Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 USD). © Sotheby's 2022 the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double rectangle, Japanese wood box (3). Provenance: Kondo Toseikan Collection.Osaka Art Club, Osaka, 5th June 1941, lot 301 (part lot). Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 21 september 2022
22 août 2022

A Blue and White ‘Children At Play’ Jar, Mark and Period of Jiajing (1522-1566)

Lot 3583. A Blue and White ‘Children At Play’ Jar, Mark and Period of Jiajing (1522-1566). H 34.5cm. Sold for HKD 9,800,000 (Estimate HKD 6,800,000 - 9,800,000). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited 2022 The jar has a straight mouth, a short neck, broad shoulders, and a recessed, rounded foot; the entire body painted in blue and white with a scene of children playing. The children are in different and lively poses, sitting in clusters of three or two, either diligently studying or playing,... [Lire la suite]
21 août 2022

A Large Iron-Red Glazed ‘Dragon’ Bowl, Mark and Period of Jiajing (1522-1566)

Lot 3579. A Large Iron-Red Glazed ‘Dragon’ Bowl, Mark and Period of Jiajing (1522-1566). D 31.3cm. Sold for HKD 1,440,000 (Estimate HKD 1,200,000 - 1,800,000). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited 2022 The bowl is of lavish mouth and curved belly, with a footrim, and is of handsome and dignified form, with a solid body and a lustrous glaze. The exterior is painted in iron-red with a dragon fighting for a pearl, the colour pure, the dragon in a powerful, sweeping pose, the physique... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2022

A fine yellow-glazed bowl, Mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566)

Lot 3634. A fine yellow-glazed bowl, Mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566); 17.8 cm, Japanese wood box. Lot sold 730,800 HKD (Estimate : 300,000 - 500,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 Provenance: A Japanese private collection. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art including Jades from the De An Tang Collection and Gardens of Pleasure – Erotic Art from the Bertholet Collection, Hong Kong, 29 April 2022