06 avril 2019

A large white-glazed bowl, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435)

Lot 3663. A large white-glazed bowl, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435); 20.9 cm, 8 1/4  in. Estimate 150,000 — 250,000 HKD. Lot Sold 200,000 HKD (25,762 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. with deep rounded sides resting on a tapering foot, applied with an even white glaze, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark within a double circle. Provenance: Christie's Hong Kong, 27th October 2003, lot 608. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Hong... [Lire la suite]

03 avril 2019

An outstanding blue and white tankard, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435)

Lot 3310. An outstanding blue and white tankard, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435); 13.4 cm, 5 1/4  in. Estimate 12,000,000 — 18,000,000 HKD (1,528,680 - 2,293,020 USD). Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. modelled after an Islamic metal or jade form, the globular body painted with an undulating flower scroll with alternating lotus and hibiscus blooms between two lappet bands, the cylindrical neck moulded and painted with further lappets, below a band of dots... [Lire la suite]
12 mars 2019

Sotheby’s Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Spring Sales 2019 To Take Place on 3 April

Lot 3. An Extremely Rare and Exceptional Blue and White Basin, Ming dynasty, Yongle Period (1403-1425); 25.6 cm, 10 1/8 in. Estimate: HK$8,000,000 - 12,000,000/ US$ 1,020,000 - 1,530,000. Courtesy Sotheby's.  Hong Kong - Sotheby’s Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Spring Sale Series 2019 on 3 April will be highlighted by a themed sale dedicated to the renowned Tianminlou Collection. Other sales include Scholarly and Imperial Works of Art from a Distinguished Collection, an outstanding collection... [Lire la suite]
14 novembre 2018

Sotheby's Hong Kong Chinese Art Sales to take place on 29-30 November

HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s will present two sales of Chinese art at its Hong Kong Gallery this November: Chinese Works of Art from the Collection of Emil Hultmark (29 Nov) and Chinese Art (29 – 30 Nov). The former sale presents a selection of items from the collection of the Swedish academic Dr Emil Hultmark (1872-1943). Ranging from archaic bronzes and jades to early Ming ceramics, and all acquired in Europe during the 1930s, this sale provides collectors with a fascinating window into this golden age of European... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Alain Truong à 19:57 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
Tags : , ,
04 octobre 2018

An outstanding and extremely rare large carved cinnabar lacquer ‘Phoenix’ square tray, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435)

Lot 3403. An outstanding and extremely rare large carved cinnabar lacquer ‘Phoenix’ square tray, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435); 39 cm, 15 3/8  in. Estimate: 12,000,000-15,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 16,920,000 HKD (2,158,315 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the rounded sides with indented corners, decorated to the interior with a pair of opposing phoenix in flight, both depicted with outstretched wings and finely incised plumage, hovering in front of large stems of lotus issuing... [Lire la suite]
29 septembre 2018

A rare anhua-decorated blue and white 'Herbaceous peony' bowl, mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435)

Lot 3608. A rare anhua-decorated blue and white 'Herbaceous peony' bowl, mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435); 20.6 cm, 8 1/8  in. Estimate: 4,000,000-6,000,000 HKD (509,560 - 764,340 USD). Lot Sold 4,920,000 HKD (627,595 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. of conical form, the flaring sides rising from a slightly tapered foot, boldly painted in rich cobalt-blue tones to the exterior with large herbaceous peony blooms borne on a leafy meander, above pointed upright lappets, the interior with a central... [Lire la suite]

26 septembre 2018

A very rare blue and white 'pomegranate' dish, mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435)

Lot 125. A very rare blue and white 'pomegranate' dish, mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435); 20 cm, 7 7/8  in. Estimate 3,000,000 — 4,000,000 HKD (382,200 - 509,600 USD). Lot Sold 4,320,000 HKD (551,059 USD). Photo: Sotheby's. well potted with low rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to a flared rim, boldly painted to the interior in rich cobalt-blue tones with the 'heaped and piled' effect, depicting in the central interior a medallion enclosing a large flowering... [Lire la suite]
30 juillet 2018

A blue and white bamboo-shaped birdfeeder, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435)

Lot 3695. A blue and white bamboo-shaped birdfeeder, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435); 9.8 cm., 3 3/4  in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,060,000 HKD (108,104 EUR). Photo Sotheby’s the Goddess finely modelled seated in 'royal ease' within a rocky alcove on a tiered rockwork throne, dressed in a flowing robe and adorned with elaborate beaded jewellery, her face with gentle smile beneath a high tiara, all framed within an arch applied with a freely modelled... [Lire la suite]
30 juillet 2018

A fine blue and white ‘Lotus scroll’ bowl, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435)

Lot 3694. A fine blue and white ‘Lotus scroll’ bowl, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435); 19.5 cm., 7 5/8  in. Estimate 3,000,000 — 4,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 5,080,000 HKD (518,082 EUR). Photo Sotheby’s finely potted with deep rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot to an everted rim, the exterior painted with shaded tones of cobalt-blue with characteristic ‘heaping and piling’ with five large lotus blooms borne on a leafy scroll meandering around the bowl, all between a... [Lire la suite]
21 juin 2018

A Naturalistically Cast Gilt-Bronze ‘Duck’ Incense Burner and Cover, Mark and Period of Xuande (1426-1435)

Lot 85. A Naturalistically Cast Gilt-Bronze ‘Duck’ Incense Burner and Cover, Mark and Period of Xuande (1426-1435); overall height 28.5 cm., 11 1/4  in. Estimate 20,000,000 — 25,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 29,240,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the incense burner and cover extremely well cast in the round in the form of a standing duck, its head slightly raised, with an open beak as if calling out and small beady eyes framed by long sinuous feathers trailing down its gracefully curved... [Lire la suite]