20 février 2018

A Carved Cinnabar Lacquer Box and Cover, Mark and Period of Wanli, Dated in Accordance with 1595

Lot 46. A Carved Cinnabar Lacquer Box and Cover, Mark and Period of Wanli, Dated in Accordance with 1595: 9.5 by 29.3 by 29.3 cm., 3 3/4  by 11 1/2  by 11 1/2  in. Estimate 1,200,000 — 1,800,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,200,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's 2014 of square form with slightly bombé sides and cusped corners, all supported on a square foot, deftly carved in varied levels of relief through layers of rich cinnabar lacquer to the ocher ground below, the cover with a... [Lire la suite]

20 février 2018

A 'Qiangjin' and 'Tianqi' Lacquer Bowl, Mark and Period of Wanli, dated in Accordance with 1591

Lot 45. A 'Qiangjin' and 'Tianqi' Lacquer Bowl, Mark and Period of Wanli, dated in Accordance with 1591; diameter 12.9 cm., 5 1/8  in. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD. Lot sold 200,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's 2014 with deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to a flared rim, the deep red cinnabar ground finely incised and gilt on the exterior in the qiangjin technique and further painted in tianqi polychrome enamels with a continuous scene of eight boys at play, one group... [Lire la suite]
11 novembre 2017

Sotheby's Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Sales to take place on 30 November and 1 December

A Fine Blue and White ‘Peach’ Moonflask, Seal mark and period of Qianlong. 24.3 cm Estimate: HK$1,800,000 - 2,500,000/US$230,000 - 320,000. Provenance: Collection of T.Y. Chao (1912-1999), and thence by descent in the family. Courtesy Sotheby's HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s will stage two mid-season sales of Chinese works of art at its Hong Kong Gallery: An Asian Collection of Jade Carvings (30 November) and Chinese Art including Selected Works of Art from the T.Y. Chao Family Collection (30 November – 1... [Lire la suite]
12 décembre 2016

A blue and white 'dragon' jar, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

  Lot 647. A blue and white 'dragon' jar, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619). Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 937,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's; of barrel shape, vividly painted around the exterior in bright tones of cobalt with four five-clawed dragons striding amongst clouds above a wavy sea, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark within a double-circle enclosed in a recessed medallion, wood stand and japanese lacquer cover and box - 15.5 cm,... [Lire la suite]
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08 octobre 2016

A well-painted blue and white box and cover with children at play, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620)

Lot 67. A well-painted blue and white box and cover with children at play, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620); 22.6 cm., 9 in. Estimate 1,200,000 — 1,800,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,620,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2011.  with low rounded sides, the cover painted in an intense cobalt blue with a scene of sixteen boys engaged in various games, one impersonating an official in a long gown and tall hat seated on a chair with a book, accompanied by 'attendants' also holding books, another... [Lire la suite]
08 octobre 2016

A blue and white 'boys' box and cover, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

Lot 3632. A blue and white 'boys' box and cover, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619). Estimate 2,000,000 — 3,000,000 HKD. Unsold. Photo Sotheby's. of circular form, brightly painted in vivid shades of cobalt blue, the stepped domed cover with a central medallion enclosing sixteen boys at play in a fenced garden, with a boy dressed as a dignitary seated on a chair at the centre leading other boys around to read, beside a boy flying a kite and another group of boys gathered around a table, in... [Lire la suite]

08 octobre 2016

A blue and white 'wudu and dragon' bowl, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

Lot 3721. A blue and white 'wudu and dragon' bowl, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619). Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 HKD. Lot sold 300,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. the interior centred with a medallion enclosing a five-clawed en face dragon coiling around a 'flaming pearl' and surrounded by ruyi-shaped clouds, the exterior with a continous rocky landscape scene depicting two Daoist immortals, one of them possibly Zhang Daoling, the figures interrupted with a tiger and a qilin,... [Lire la suite]
08 octobre 2016

A pair of blue and white 'dragon and phoenix' dishes, Marks and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

Lot 3720. A pair of blue and white 'dragon and phoenix' dishes, Marks and period of Wanli (1573-1619). Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD. Lot sold 437,500 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. each with the interior decorated with a medallion enclosing a sinuous dragon and a phoenix with billowing tails, the exterior similarly decorated with a further dragon and phoenix, the base with a six-character reign mark within a double-circle; 15.3 cm, 6 in. Provenance: Christie's New York, 19th September 1996,... [Lire la suite]
08 octobre 2016

A fine and rare blue and white 'arrow' vase, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

Lot 3716. A fine and rare blue and white 'arrow' vase, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619). Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot sold 8,240,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. modelled after a Xuande prototype, potted with a baluster body resting on a slightly splayed foot and surmounted by a gently waisted neck and lipped mouthrim, the neck flanked by a pair of tubular lug handles, the body painted in rich cobalt-blue tones with a continuous foliate scroll, between bands of plantain leaves... [Lire la suite]
08 octobre 2016

An important three-coloured cinnabar lacquer 'dragon' box and cover, mark and period of Wanli, dated to the renchen year

Lot 160. An important three-coloured cinnabar lacquer 'dragon' box and cover, mark and period of Wanli, dated to the renchen year (in accordance with 1592). Estimate 2,500,000 — 3,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 4,840,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. of rectangular form with slightly bombé sides and cusped corners, all supported on a rectangular foot, deftly carved in varied levels of relief through the rich cinnabar lacquer and two fine black and yellow layers to the green ground below with a green... [Lire la suite]