22 novembre 2021

A blue and white octagonal lobed jar, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

Lot 364. A blue and white octagonal lobed jar, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619); Height 12 cm, 4¾ in. Lot sold: 25,200 GBP (Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's the octagonally lobed body rising from a recessed base to a short straight rim, painted in vibrant underglaze-blue with a continuous scene of a dragon chasing a flaming pearl and three qilin among scrolling clouds beneath a ruyi lappet border, and a cover. Sotheby's. Two Americans... [Lire la suite]

24 mai 2021

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

  Lot 336. A pair of blue and white 'phoenix' saucer dishes, Marks and period of Wanli (1573-1619); 13.8 cm. Estimate: 15,000 - 20,000 HKD. Lot sold: 18,900 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Sotheby's. CHINA / 5000 YEARS, Hong Kong, 26 May 2021 
23 mai 2021

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

Lot 331. A blue and white 'peach and pomegranate' jar, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619); wood stand, 14 cm. Estimate: 80,000 - 120,000 HKD. Lot sold: 201,600 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Property From an Old Hong Kong Family Collection. Provenance: Christie's Hong Kong, 2nd October 1991, lot 759. Sotheby's. CHINA / 5000 YEARS, Hong Kong, 26 May 2021
23 mai 2021

A large blue and white 'crane' bird feeder, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

Lot 330. A large blue and white 'crane' bird feeder, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619); Japanese wood box, 7 cm. Estimate: 50,000 - 70,000 HKD. Lot sold: 138,600 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Sotheby's. CHINA / 5000 YEARS, Hong Kong, 26 May 2021
22 mai 2021

Property from the collection of Umehara Ryuzaburo (1888-1986) at Sotheby's HK

Portrait of Umehara Ryuzaburo at his easel. Lots 322-329 are from the collection of Umehara Ryuzaburo (1888-1986). Umehara Ryuzaburo was a renowned Japanese painter, he was one of the first Japanese artists to work in the Western style. Characterised by vibrant colours and expressive brushstrokes, his work had perpetual influences on the younger generation of Japanese painters. Born to a family of textile merchants in Kyoto, Umehara Ryuzaburo’s surroundings honed his keen sensitivity to beauty and devotion to art. He was... [Lire la suite]
25 décembre 2020

A blue and white 'scholar' dish, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

Lot 19. A blue and white 'scholar' dish, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619); 29 cm, 11⅜ in. Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 EUR. Lot sold: 10,080 EUR. Photo Sotheby's. A décor de trois dignitaires dans la cour d’un palais et d'un serviteur, l'aile à décor floral, le dessous à décor de bouquets de fleurs et de pêches de longévité, marque à six caratères au-dessous Provenance: Mallié & Co., Paris (according to label). Sotheby's. Arts d'Asie, Paris, 11 december 2020

18 décembre 2020

A pair of wucai ‘Figures’ dishes, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

  Lot 434. A pair of wucai ‘Figures’ dishes, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619); 12.5 and 12.7cm, 4⅞ and 5 in. Estimate: 100,000 - 150,000 HKD. Lot sold: 226,800 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. Property from the Muyutang Collection. Provenance: Collection of Commander F. Warrington-Strong, DSC. Sotheby’s London, 5th November 2008, lot 74. Exhibited: City Art Gallery, 1965-1998. Sotheby's. China / 5000 years, Hong Kong, 27 November 2020
17 décembre 2020

A blue and white 'lotus pond' wall vase, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

Lot 422. A blue and white 'lotus pond' wall vase, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619); 33.8 cm, 13¼ in. Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 HKD. Lot sold: 94,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance: Christie's South Kensington, 15th May 2015, lot 708. Sotheby's. China / 5000 years, Hong Kong, 27 November 2020
26 mars 2020

A blue and white 'dragon' washer, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

Lot 3206. A blue and white 'dragon' washer, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619); 22.6 cm., 9 in. Estimate 250,000 — 350,000 HKD. Lot Sold 680,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the shallow rounded sides rising from a tapered foot, painted around the low sides with a frieze of four dragons pacing amid flickering flames in pursuit of 'flaming pearls', below a border of bajixiang interspersed with lingzhi sprigs at the rim covered in a pale wash, the... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2020

A wucai bowl with figures, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

Lot 3205. A wucai bowl with figures, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619); 11 cm., 4 1/4 in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot Sold 800,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the well rounded sides rising from a short straight foot, colourfully painted with a procession of figures bearing tributes on a tray, followed by mythical beasts carrying gifts, below a zig-zag band at the rim, the interior well painted with a... [Lire la suite]