30 avril 2022

A rare small blue and white 'lotus' dish, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435)

Lot 1. From the Private Collection of Joseph Lau. A rare small blue and white 'lotus' dish, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435); 15.3 cm. Lot sold: 3,024,000 HKD (Estimate: 1,500,000 - 2,000,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022.  with shallow rounded sides rising to a slightly everted rim, the interior painted with a central roundel enclosing a lotus spray, surrounded by a continuous lotus scroll encircling the cavetto similarly rendered on the exterior, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark within a... [Lire la suite]

18 mars 2022

A rare cloisonné enamel 'floral' cupstand, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435)

Lot 285. A rare cloisonné enamel 'floral' cupstand, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435). Diameter 7⅝ in., 19.3 cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 USD. © Sothebys. the base incised with a six-character mark filled with blue enamel within a circle. Provenance: Massachusetts Private Collection. Note: Xuande mark and period cloisonné enamel cupstands are rare. Compare a closely related example with a stylized lotus in the center and a wave border on the flanged rim with a similarly incised... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2022

A rare blue and white 'dragon' 'dice' bowl (Bo), Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435)

Lot 253. A rare blue and white 'dragon' 'dice' bowl (Bo), Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435). Diameter 10⅜ in., 26.5 cm. Estimate: 600,000 - 800,000 USD. © Sothebys. the interior with a six-character mark in underglaze-blue within a double circle, wood stand (2). Property from the Friedman Family Collection. Provenance: Collection of Leon (d. 1961) and Max (d. 1942) Friedman, acquired in China between the 1920s and 1940s, and thence by descent. An iconic emblem of imperial power ... [Lire la suite]
18 octobre 2021

An exceptional blue and white 'lion and ball' jar, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435)

Lot 3635. An exceptional blue and white 'lion and ball' jar, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435); w. 22.8 cm. Lot sold: 11,065,000 HKD (Estimate: 15,000,000 - 18,000,000 HKD). ©  2021 Sotheby's sturdily potted with an ovoid body rising to a rounded shoulder and surmounted by a straight neck and lipped rim, the exterior vibrantly painted in shades of cobalt blue with two pairs of lions, each pair depicted flanking an embroidered ball with fluttering ribbons, with one animal... [Lire la suite]
20 septembre 2021

An exceptionally rare white-glazed 'Eight Buddhist Emblems' stem bowl, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435)

Lot 153. An exceptionally rare white-glazed 'Eight Buddhist Emblems' stem bowl, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435). Diameter 6¼ in., 15.9 cm. Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 USD. Lot sold: 56,700 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 well potted with deep rounded sides rising from a cylindrical foot to a metal-bound rim, faintly incised to the exterior with the 'eight Buddhist emblems', each emblem encircled by a scrolling lotus stem meandering around the vessel, all above a border of... [Lire la suite]
27 mai 2020

Sotheby's Hong Kong EYE/EAST almost doubles pre-sale estimate

HONG KONG.- Sotheby's Hong Kong EYE/EAST concluded last Friday with a total of HK$33,788,250 / US$4,357,333, nearly doubling the pre-sale estimate. The cross-category sale was led by An Extremely Rare 'SnowflakeBlue' Incense Burner, Mark and Period of Xuande, which achieved HK$4,375,000 / US$564,200, over five times its presale estimate. Two artist records were set for Chloe Ho’s Midnight Blooms (HK$325,000/ US$41,912) and Chen Yingjie’s Breaking - Loong Series II (HK$93,750/ US$12,090). Nicolas Chow, Chairman, Sotheby’s... [Lire la suite]

22 septembre 2019

A fine blue and white lianzhi bowl, mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435)

Lot 1555. A fine blue and white lianzhi bowl, mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435); 20.5cm., 8 1/8 in. Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,127,500 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides finely potted and decorated on the interior with six lotus flower heads borne on a continuous scroll, encircling a pomegrante sprig bursting with ripe fruit in the central medallion, all bounded by a key-fret border around the rim, the exterior painted with two rows of upright... [Lire la suite]
22 septembre 2019

An outstanding and large blue and white 'Indian lotus' fruit bowl, mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435)

Lot 3611. An outstanding and large blue and white 'Indian lotus' fruit bowl, mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435); 29.9 cm, 11 3/4  in. Estimate 8,000,000 — 12,000,000 (1,019,280 - 1,528,920 USD). Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. sturdily potted with deep rounded sides resting on a short foot, the exterior superbly painted in rich cobalt-blue tones with eight lotus blooms borne on an undulating scroll bearing furled leaves above a border of upright lappets, all between... [Lire la suite]
22 septembre 2019

An exceptionally rare anhua-decorated blue and white ‘dragon’ stem bowl, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435)

Lot 3606. An exceptionally rare anhua-decorated blue and white ‘dragon’ stem bowl, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435); d. 15.6 cm, 6 1/8  in. Estimate Upon Request. Lot Sold 74,962,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's.  well potted with deep rounded sides rising to an everted rim supported on a tall hollow foot slightly flaring at the base, the exterior superbly painted in rich cobalt-blue tones with a pair of scaly five-clawed dragons soaring sinuously, one with its head... [Lire la suite]
22 septembre 2019

A superb and extremely rare blue and white 'dragon' stembowl, mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435)

 Lot 1552. A superb and extremely rare blue and white 'dragon' stembowl, mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435); 15.2cm., 6 in. Estimate 9,000,000 — 12,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 35,047,500 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's.  well potted with deep rounded sides rising to an everted rim, superbly painted in characteristic contrasting tones of vivid cobalt-blue on the exterior with two scaly five-clawed dragons in mutual pursuit above a band of jagged rocks and small crested waves, all... [Lire la suite]