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]

30 septembre 2018

A blue and white 'Boys' cup, mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566)

Lot 3669. A blue and white 'Boys' cup, mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566); 8.7 cm, 3 3/8  in. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD (19,109 - 25,478 USD). Lot Sold 475,000 HKD (60,591 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the rounded sides supported on a slightly concave base, vividly painted on the exterior with eight boys in a garden with pierced rocks, one side depicting a group of four at play, the reverse with a boy holding a vase and another carrying a jardinière of flowers walking... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2018

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

  Lot 136. A rare blue and white 'dragon' box and cover, mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566); 21.3 cm, 8 3/8  in. Estimate 70,000 — 90,000 HKD (8,918 - 11,466 USD). Lot Sold 525,000 HKD (66,969 USD). Photo: Sotheby's. of circular form, supported on a short splayed foot, the domed cover boldly painted in rich cobalt-blue tones with a central medallion enclosing two five-clawed dragons, their sinuous scaly bodies writhing amidst stylised cloud clusters, all encircled by a wide... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2018

A large and rare pair of blue and white 'ram' bowls, marks and period of Jiajing (1522-1566)

Lot 115. A large and rare pair of blue and white 'ram' bowls, marks and period of Jiajing (1522-1566); 16.2 cm, 6 3/8  in. Estimate 5,000,000 — 7,000,000 HKD (637,000 - 891,800 USD). Lot Sold 21,720,000 HKD (2,770,603 USD). Photo: Sotheby's. each of bell shape, well potted with deep rounded sides supported on a tapered foot, elegantly sweeping up to a wide flared rim, the exterior vividly painted in rich cobalt-blue tones, depicting three rams in a landscape with pine,... [Lire la suite]
28 mai 2018

A blue and white 'dragon' double-gourd vase, Mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566)

Lot 488. A blue and white 'dragon' double-gourd vase, Mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566); 11.3 cm, 4 1/2  in. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. supported on a countersunk base, the upper bulb with an incurved rim and painted to the exterior with two dragons soaring amidst flames and ruyi-shaped clouds, the lower bulb similarly decorated with two further dragons above crashing waves, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark. ... [Lire la suite]