13 octobre 2016

A pair of blue and white 'Phoenix' dishes, Marks and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 3694. A pair of blue and white 'Phoenix' dishes, Marks and period of Kangxi (1662-1722). Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 250,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. each with shallow rounded sides rising from a short foot to an everted rim, finely decorated in shaded tones of cobalt blue, the interior with a medallion enclosing a pair of phoenix with outstretched wings and billowing tail feathers, the mythical creatures interrupted by ruyi-shaped clouds, all within a... [Lire la suite]

13 octobre 2016

A fine blue and white 'dragon' jarlet and cover, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 3693. A fine blue and white 'dragon' jarlet and cover, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722). Estimate 6,000,000 — 8,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 5,480,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. finely potted of squat ovoid form rising to rounded shoulders and a short waisted neck, decorated in bright blue tones with three ferocious three-clawed dragons, each reaching for a 'flaming pearl', the domed cover painted with beribboned coins and lozenges alternating with clouds below a blue... [Lire la suite]
19 juillet 2016

A large blue and white 'Squirrel and Grape' bowl, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 424. A large blue and white 'Squirrel and Grape' bowl, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 22.5 cm., 8 7/8  in. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 HKD. Lot sold 325,000HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2015 with deep rounded sides rising form a short foot to a slightly everted rim, deftly decorated around the exterior in cobalt-blue with fifteen squirrels frolicking amongst fruiting vines, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark within a double-circle. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong,... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2016

A pair of green-enamelled ‘dragon’ dishes, marks and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 88. A pair of green-enamelled ‘dragon’ dishes marks and period of Kangxi (1662-1722). Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD (36,490 - 54,735 GBP) (51,568 - 77,352 USD). Unsold. Photo Sotheby's. each with rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot to a flared rim, painted to the interior with a five-clawed dragon enamelled in translucent green, writhing amongst flames in pursuit of a flaming pearl, enclosed within a green line border repeated at the rim, the exterior... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2016

A fine and rare copper-red and underglaze-blue waterpot, pingguozun, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 54. A fine and rare copper-red and underglaze-blue waterpot, pingguozun, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722). Estimate HKD 1,800,000 — 2,400,000 (203,205 - 270,940 EUR). Lot Sold 10,400,000 HKD (1,174,073 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. of compressed globular form, elegantly potted with generous rounded sides rising from a concave base to an incurved mouthrim recessed into the shoulder, the exterior intricately painted in... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2016

A peachbloom-glazed beehive waterpot, taibo zun, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 53. A peachbloom-glazed beehive waterpot, taibo zun, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722). Estimate HKD 70,000 — 90,000 (7,902 - 10,160 EUR). Lot Sold 875,000 HKD (98,780 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. the rounded sides contracting to a narrow waisted neck below a short lipped mouthrim, incised around the exterior with three medallions formed of the curled bodies of archaistic kui dragons, all beneath a rich crimson-red glaze characteristically... [Lire la suite]

09 avril 2016

A doucai green-enamelled ‘dragon’ dish, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 52. A doucai green-enamelled ‘dragon’ dish, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722). Estimate HKD 500,000 — 700,000 (56,446 - 79,024 EUR). Lot Sold 812,500 HKD (91,724 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. well potted with shallow rounded sides supported on a gently tapering foot, painted in translucent green enamel within underglaze-blue outlines, the interior with a central medallion enclosing a five-clawed dragon writhing amongst flames in pursuit of a flaming... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2016

A rare famille-verte 'Wang Zhaojun' tea bowl, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 3008. A rare famille-verte 'Wang Zhaojun' tea bowl, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722). Estimate 2,500,000 — 3,500,000 HKD (286,495 - 401,093 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. well potted with deep rounded sides supporting on a short foot, the exterior decorated with a continuous scene depicting Wang Zhaojun seated and playing a pipa in a marquee, a bird fluttering towards the figure, the marquee quaintly decorated with an incense burner, an incense tool vase and... [Lire la suite]
14 octobre 2015

A wucai 'dragon and phoenix' dish, mark and period of Kangxi

Lot 3709. A wucai 'dragon and phoenix' dish, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722);  25.3 cm., 10 in. Estimate  250,000 — 300,000 HKD (28,739 — 34,487 EUR). Lot sold 325,000 HKD (37,361 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. sturdily potted with shallow curved sides rising from a short tapered foot to an everted rim, vibrantly painted on the interior with a pair of dragons, one red and the other yellow and a pair of phoenix encircling a pale blue lotus flower, the cavetto further decorated... [Lire la suite]
10 octobre 2015

An unusual famille-verte 'Month' cup, Mark and period of Kangxi

  Lot 3704. An unusual famille-verte 'Month' cup, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); diameter 6.5 cm., 2 1/2  in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD (22,991 — 34,487 EUR). Lot sold 475,000 HKD (54,604 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's finely potted with deep rounded sides rising from a short foot to a flared rim, the exterior delicately enamelled with a nandina bush laden with ripe red berries, the reverse inscribed in underglaze blue with a poem reading feng hua xin she... [Lire la suite]