28 mars 2020

A fine pair of underglaze-blue and iron-red 'lotus' cups, marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3135. A fine pair of underglaze-blue and iron-red 'lotus' cups, marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 8.1 cm., 3 1/4 in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot Sold 680,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. each finely potted with thin flaring sides rising from a low foot, the exterior decorated with four iron-red stylised lotus blossoms borne on underglaze-blue foliate sprays, the underside inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark within a double-square. ... [Lire la suite]

28 mars 2020

A rare copper-red 'Three fish' bowl, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3109. A rare copper-red 'Three fish' bowl, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 15.2 cm., 6 in. Estimate 250,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,460,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. finely potted with rounded sides resting on the rounded base of the bowl, decorated on the exterior in a pale copper-red with three fish with incised detailing, the recessed base inscribed with a six-character mark within a double-circle in underglaze-blue. Sotheby's. Fine... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2020

A fine pair of blue and white footed saucer dishes, marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3139. A fine pair of blue and white footed saucer dishes, marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 11.2 cm., 4 3/8 in. Estimate 180,000 — 220,000 HKD. Lot Sold 860,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. the flaring sides of each supported on a splayed foot with an upturned mouthrim, the interior brilliantly decorated in cobalt-blue with a central medallion of a visvavajra, enclosed by a frieze of beribboned bajixiang, the exterior of the rim painted with a key-fret band above a... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2020

A fine blue and white 'dragon' bowl, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3136. A fine blue and white 'dragon' bowl, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 17 cm., 6 5/8 in. Estimate 350,000 — 450,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,220,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. of ogée form supported on a short straight foot, painted in rich cobalt-blue tones around the exterior with two ferocious five-clawed dragons prancing through ruyi-head clouds, the interior with a dragon medallion, the base inscribed with an underglaze blue six-character mark. Provenance: Christie's Hong... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2020

A rare blue and white 'peach' dish, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3125. A rare blue and white 'peach' dish, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 27.2 cm., 10 3/4 in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot Sold 740,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. supported on a slightly tapered foot rounding at the sides to a flared rim, the interior painted in deep purplish-tones of cobalt-blue with two branches laden with plump peaches issuing from delicate leafy stem, exterior sides painted with a meandering scroll of morning glory, its tendrils further issuing large... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2020

A small blue and white ewer with flowers, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3124. A small blue and white ewer with flowers, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 9 cm., 3 1/2 in. Estimate 250,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,100,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. of finely potted pear shape, set to one side with a curved spout and opposite a C-shaped handle, painted in vivid tones of underglaze blue with lotus scrolls and peonies on the body, all set between stylised flowers and pendant jewels collaring the mouth and upright... [Lire la suite]

25 mars 2020

An extraordinary blue and white 'lotus' mouth bottle vase, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3117. An extraordinary blue and white 'lotus' mouth bottle vase, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 34.7 cm., 13 5/8 in. Estimate 20,000,000 — 30,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 23,060,000 HKD  (2,956,410 USD) to an Asian Private. Photo Sotheby's very finely potted with an almost globular body resting on a wide splayed footring and rising smoothly to a tall slender neck encircled by a single raised fillet and modelled at the mouth in the form of a lotus pod enclosed by nine... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2020

A fine blue and white 'boys' square vase, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3116. A fine blue and white 'boys' square vase, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 12.5 cm., 4 7/8 in. Estimate 1,200,000 — 1,800,000 HKD. Lot Sold 2,900,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's of rectangular form, supported on a shallow circular footring, finely painted and washed in deep underglaze-blue on all four sides with a rectangular panel enclosing numerous boys playing in a garden, some gathered around a fish bowl, some with hobby horses and lotus leaf parasols, some on a garden... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2020

A blue and white floral bowl, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3114. A blue and white floral bowl, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 24 cm., 9 1/2 in. Estimate 250,000 — 350,000 HKD. Lot Sold 400,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's supported on a splayed foot, the curved sides flaring at the rim, painted in vivid tones of cobalt-blue in the Ming-style with simulated 'heaping and piling', the interior decorated with a central medallion of a blooming peony, within a foliate scroll band at the rim, the exterior painted with flowers such as peony,... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2020

A fine and very rare pair of blue and white 'lanca' bowls, marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3110. A fine and very rare pair of blue and white 'lanca' bowls, marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 9.2 cm., 3 5/8 in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,340,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's of Chenghua inspiration, each of delicately potted wide shape with steep well-rounded sides, painted around the exterior with six lança characters, each supported on a lotus bloom, between double and single line borders, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a... [Lire la suite]