06 septembre 2019

A rare reverse-decorated powder-blue 'Gardenia' dish, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 626. A rare reverse-decorated powder-blue 'Gardenia' dish, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735). Diameter 13 1/8  in., 33.3 cm. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 USD. Lot Sold 375,000 USD. © Sotheby's.  with shallow rounded sides resting on a short foot, the interior centered with a medallion enclosing a gardenia spray, surrounded by four similar sprays around the cavetto and a matching continuous scroll on the exterior, all reserved against a finely speckled... [Lire la suite]

28 août 2019

Sotheby’s Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Autumn Sales 2019 to take place on 8 october 2019

  A highly important Beijing-enamelled pouch-shaped glass vase, blue enamel mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 18.2 cm. Estimate upon request (Expected to fetch in excess of HK$200,000,000/ US$ 25,000,000). Courtesy Sotheby's. Hong Kong - Sotheby’s Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Autumn Sale Series 2019 on 8th October will be led by A Highly Important Beijing-Enamelled Pouch-Shaped Glass Vase, Blue Enamel Mark and Period of Qianlong, arguably the greatest example of Qing dynasty art in private... [Lire la suite]
03 juin 2019

A small white-glazed garlic-mouth vase, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 448. A small white-glazed garlic-mouth vase, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 11.5 cm, 4 1/2  in. Estimate 90,000 — 120,000 HKD. Lot sold 300,000 HKD. © Sotheby's. the globular body rising from a short foot to a tall slender neck with a garlic-head mouth, applied with an unctuous white glaze. Note: This charming vase is notable for its harmonious proportions and luminous white glaze. A slightly larger vase of this form, but covered in a lavender glaze, from the... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2019

A rare reverse-decorated blue-ground 'Fish' dish, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3662. A rare reverse-decorated blue-ground 'Fish' dish, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 18.7 cm, 7 3/8  in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot Sold 250,000 HKD (32,203 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's.  the interior centred with a medallion enclosing a carp and a mandarin fish swimming amongst clumps of lotus and water weeds, the exterior similarly rendered with four fish alternating with lotus leaves, pods and blooms, all reserved against a rich cobalt-blue... [Lire la suite]
15 avril 2019

A rare glass waterpot, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3709. A rare glass waterpot, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 7.5 cm, 2 7/8  in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD. Lot sold 375,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. of compressed globular form surmounted by a gently tapering rim, the countersunk base wheel-cut with a four-character reign mark, the semi-translucent glass with faint inclusions Note: At the beginning of the Yongzheng period, the Imperial glasshouses established in the 35th year of the Kangxi reign (1696) were already... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2019

A fine and rare blue and white 'Trigrams' bowl, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3640. A fine and rare blue and white 'Trigrams' bowl, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 14 cm, 5 1/2  in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 812,500 HKD (161,013 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. well potted with deep rounded sides resting on a slightly tapered foot, the exterior decorated with cranes in flight alternating with the Eight Trigrams, each Trigram rendered within a medallion, all above a band of tempestuous waves crashing against rockwork, the interior... [Lire la suite]

05 avril 2019

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

Lo 3634. A fine pair of blue and white 'Crane' bowls, Marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735);14.8 and 15 cm, 5 3/4  and 5 7/8  in. Estimate 1,800,000 — 2,800,000 HKD. Lot sold 4,000,000 HKD (515,240 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's.  each potted with rounded sides resting on a short foot, the interior centred with a medallion enclosing a gnarled branch of peaches, the exterior delicately decorated with pencilled details of eight cranes, each bird depicted flying in a different... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2019

A fine and rare blue-glazed bottle vase, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3658. A fine and rare blue-glazed bottle vase, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 33.2 cm, 13 in. Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 4,000,000 HKD (515,240 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. sturdily potted with a globular body resting on a recessed base and surmounted by a tall neck flaring at the rim, the exterior covered with a rich lapis glaze thinning slightly beneath the white-edged rim and ending neatly above the unglazed footring, the interior and recessed... [Lire la suite]
03 avril 2019

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

  Lot 3302. A rare doucai 'Immortals' dish, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 20.9 cm, 8 1/4  in. Estimate 1,200,000 — 1,600,000. Lot Sold 1,500,000 HKD (193,215 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. well potted with shallow rounded sides resting on a gently tapered foot, the interior decorated with a central medallion enclosing a celestial scene of four Daoist immortals en route to the palace of the Isles of the Blessed emerging from multi-coloured clouds, depicting Xi... [Lire la suite]
07 février 2019

A pair of famille-rose 'Mallow and peony' dishes, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 2710. A pair of famille-rose 'Mallow and peony' dishes, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 15.5 cm., 6 in. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD. Lot Sold 375,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010. each body with shallow rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot to an everted rim, brightly enamelled to the interior with budding and flowering mallow and peony stems, the one dish with a small butterfly in flight, the base with an underglaze blue six-character mark. ... [Lire la suite]