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]
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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]
06 avril 2018

An extremely rare small blue and white 'Dragon' jar, mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435)

Lot 2931. An extremely rare small blue and white 'Dragon' jar, mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435); 8.5 cm., 3 5/16 in. Estimate 5,000,000 — 7,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 5,927,500 HKD (481,571 EUR) (761,032 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's 2008. of finely potted small squat form, painted in vivid tones of pale cobalt-blue on the exterior with two winged scaly dragons in mutual pursuit, flying through cloud scrolls above stormy crested waves, below a formal foliate band on the shoulder,... [Lire la suite]
04 avril 2018

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

Lot 3607. A white-glazed bowl, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435); 16 cm, 6 1/4  in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot Sold 250,000 HKD (31,853 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. with steep rounded sides rising from a tall cylindrical foot to a straight rim, covered overall with a blue-tinged white glaze, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark in underglaze blue. Provenance: Sotheby's London, 29th February 1972, lot 232. ... [Lire la suite]
17 janvier 2018

An exquisite blue and white 'fish pond' brush washer, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435)

Lot 54. An exquisite blue and white 'fish pond' brush washer, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435); 18 cm., 7 1/8 in. Est. 40,000,000 — 60,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 51,060,000 HKD. photo Sotheby's 2011 of ten-lobed mallow shape with flared sides and correspondingly shaped foot, the domed base inside superbly painted in cobalt blue with a carp and a mandarin fish swimming among clumps of lotus and water weeds, the outside with four different fishes in varied attitudes among similar... [Lire la suite]