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]
22 septembre 2019

An exceptionally rare and important blue and white reverse-decorated ‘pomegranate’ dish, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435)

Lot 1001. An exceptionally rare and important blue and white reverse-decorated ‘pomegranate’ dish, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435); 29.5 cm, 11 5/8  in. Estimate HKD 25,000,000 — 30,000,000 (3,188,000 - 3,825,600 USD). Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. well potted with shallow rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot to an everted rim, the decoration all reserved in white against a rich sacrificial blue glaze, the interior centred with a large... [Lire la suite]
21 septembre 2019

A small incised celadon-glazed dish, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435)

Lot 3613. A small incised celadon-glazed dish, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435); 8.8 cm, 3 1/2  in. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD (19,112 - 25,482 USD). Lot Sold 200,000 HKD (25,466 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the shallow sides rising from a tapered wedge-shaped foot to a flared barbed rim, faintly incised to the interior with stylised lingzhi scrolls encircling a six-character reign mark in underglaze blue, applied overall with a thick celadon... [Lire la suite]
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]