24 juillet 2020

A wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' dish, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3114. A wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' dish, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 20.1 cm, 7 7/8  in. Estimate 800,000 — 1,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 875,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's the shallow rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to a gilt everted rim, the centre of interior depicting a green-enamelled five-clawed writhing dragon reaching for a flaming pearl amidst iron-red flames and doucai ruyi-head cloud scrolls, encircled by a border of five striding... [Lire la suite]

20 juillet 2020

A pair of blue and white floral bowls, Marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3605. A pair of blue and white floral bowls, Marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 12 cm, 4 3/4  in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD. Lot sold 400,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. each with deep rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a gently flared rim, the exterior painted in varying tones of cobalt blue with a composite floral scroll bearing varying blooms, each borne on an undulating leafy scroll, all above a frieze of interlocking ruyi heads accentuated with... [Lire la suite]
19 juillet 2020

A fine and rare lavender-glazed bowl, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3106. A fine and rare lavender-glazed bowl, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 12 cm, 4 3/4  in. Estimate 800,000 — 1,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,000,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's with gently flaring sides supported on a slightly tapered foot, the exterior applied with a lustrous glaze of bright even clair-de-lune tone, the interior left plain, the white base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark within a double circle. ... [Lire la suite]
19 juillet 2020

A rare yellow-glazed 'floral' dish, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3104. A rare yellow-glazed 'floral' dish, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 14.5 cm, 5 3/4  in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 375,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's thinly potted with gently rounded sides supported on a short foot, covered with an even egg-yolk yellow glaze stopping neatly at the foot, the exterior incised with a band of leafy scrolls bearing peony and chrysanthemum flowerheads, the base left white and inscribed with a six-character reign mark... [Lire la suite]
19 juillet 2020

A rare doucai 'flower and butterfly' dish, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3103. A rare doucai 'flower and butterfly' dish, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 20.9 cm, 8 1/4  in. Estimate 1,000,000 — 1,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,375,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's the elegantly rounded sides raised on a slightly tapered foot, superbly painted in vivid enamels within an underglaze-blue outline, the interior with two butterflies hovering above three blooming peonies in lavender, red and yellow, issuing from leafy branches beside a large garden rock, the... [Lire la suite]
19 juillet 2020

A fine and rare celadon-glazed 'lingzhi and bamboo' saucer dish, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3101. A fine and rare celadon-glazed 'lingzhi and bamboo' saucer dish, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 11.7 cm, 4 5/8  in. Estimate 380,000 — 500,000 HKD. Lot sold 687,500 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's finely potted with rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot, the exterior applied with a soft sea-green glaze and delicately incised with a continuous leafy scroll bearing five lingzhi heads amidst bamboo leaves, the interior and base left white, the latter... [Lire la suite]

17 mai 2020

A rare Beijing enamel yellow-ground 'peaches' seal paste box and cover, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3783. A rare Beijing enamel yellow-ground 'peaches' seal paste box and cover, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 6 cm., 2 3/8  in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Sold for 1,750,000 HKD (201,173 EUR). Photo Sotheby's of octafoil section, the domed cover delicately painted on each lobe with the attributes of the Eight Immortals wrapped in billowing ribbons, encircling a leafy branch bearing two peaches coloured in shaded tones of apple-green to vivid raspberry-pink, the... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2020

A fine yellow and green 'boys' bowl, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3702. A fine yellow and green 'boys' bowl, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 14.9 cm., 5 7/8  in. Estimate 700,000 - 900,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,060,000 HKD (108,104 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. finely potted with full rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot to a flared rim, the exterior incised with a continuous scene of boys at play in a balustraded garden, some playing the drums or the cymbals, others simply waving toys, with two pine trees dividing the scene and... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2020

A very fine and rare blue and white 'lotus scrolls' seal box and cover, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3704. A very fine and rare blue and white 'lotus scrolls' seal box and cover, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 7 cm., 2 3/4  in. Estimate 1,000,000 — 1,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,600,000 HKD (163,175 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. of compressed globular form, the domed cover fluently painted in underglaze blue with five lotus blooms issuing from meandering foliate scrolls, the exterior of the box similarly decorated with scrolling lotus stems bearing four flowers, the countersunk... [Lire la suite]
19 avril 2020

A fine Famille-Rose 'Butterfly and Flower' dish, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3642. A fine Famille-Rose 'Butterfly and Flower' dish, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 15 cm., 5 7/8  in. Estimate 120,000 — 180,000 HKD. Lot Sold 237,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s. the shallow rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot, the interior decorated in vibrant enamels with two fluttering butterflies in the centre, surrounded by four various floral sprigs, including chrysanthemum and aster blossoms. Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong,... [Lire la suite]