26 octobre 2021

A fine doucai 'figural' bowl, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 6. A fine doucai 'figural' bowl, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 9.2 cm. Lot sold: 1,008,000HKD (Estimate: 800,000 - 1,200,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2021 of deep rounded form supported on a short straight foot, vividly enamelled on the exterior with a continuous scene of two Daoist Immortals in a windswept landscape, by an aged pine tree and lingzhi fungus issuing forth amidst rockwork, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark within a double circle. Provenance: Sotheby’s... [Lire la suite]

26 octobre 2021

A very rare and fine pair of lemon-yellow 'mallow' cups, Marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 5. A very rare and fine pair of lemon-yellow 'mallow' cups, Marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 6.5 cm. Lot sold: 3,528,000 HKD (Estimate: 800,000 - 1,200,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2021 each skilfully moulded with a band of petals encircling the foot, below the subtly overlapping petals rising to the lobed rim resembling a mallow bloom, covered overall save for the footring and base with a vibrant yellow enamel, the latter left white and inscribed in underglaze blue with a... [Lire la suite]
26 octobre 2021

A fine pair of doucai 'lingzhi' winecups, Marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 4. A fine pair of doucai 'lingzhi' winecups, Marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); d. 7.3 cm. Lot sold: 3,906,000 HKD (Estimate: 1,600,000 - 2,400,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2021 each of shallow 'U' form, delicately potted with gently flared sides raised on a circular footring, decorated on the exterior in cobalt blue of soft tone and brilliant enamels of iron red, yellow, aubergine and pale green with four medallions enclosing a pair of ruyi heads, divided by florets with leafy... [Lire la suite]
25 octobre 2021

A fine copper-red decorated 'sanduo' bowl, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 1. A fine copper-red decorated 'sanduo' bowl, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 12.4 cm. Lot sold: 478,800 HKD (Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2021 finely potted with deep rounded sides rising to a gently flared rim, the exterior painted with the three fruits of abundance, the peach, pomegranate and persimmon evenly spaced, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark within a double circle Note: The present bowl, elegantly... [Lire la suite]
21 octobre 2021

A superbly enamelled and possibly unique famille-rose 'peach' box and cover, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3655. A superbly enamelled and possibly unique famille-rose 'peach' box and cover, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 19.2 cm. Lot sold: 34,660,000 HKD (Estimate: 35,000,000 - 45,000,000). ©  2021 Sotheby's singularly beautiful, of thickly potted circular section and compressed rounded form, the cover sumptuously decorated with a large medallion of two varieties of peach, their branches entwined and bearing eight large brightly coloured fruits, small five-petalled rose-pink... [Lire la suite]
09 octobre 2021

A pair of later-enameled famille-rose 'floral' bowls, Marks and period of Yongzheng

Lot 205. A pair of later-enameled famille-rose 'floral' bowls, Marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735). Diameter 4 in., 10.2 cm. Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 USD. Lot sold: 327,600 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 each with deep rounded sides rising from a straight foot, the exteriors later-enameled with peonies on leafy stems entwined amidst other flowers with butterflies in flight, the base inscribed with a six-character mark within a double circle in underglaze blue. Provenance: Christie's New... [Lire la suite]

09 octobre 2021

A large blue and white 'eight Buddhist emblems' dish, Mark and period of Yongzheng

Lot 147. A large blue and white 'eight Buddhist emblems' dish, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735). Diameter 17⅞ in., 45.4 cm. Estimate: 80,000 - 120,000 USD. Lot sold: 75,600 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 sturdily potted with shallow rounded sides rising to a wide everted rim, the center painted with a stylized flowerhead surrounded by intricate lotus scrolls, the cavetto decorated with the 'Eight Buddhist Emblems' surrounded by a meandering lotus stem issuing blossoms and curling... [Lire la suite]
09 octobre 2021

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

Lot 146. A blue and white 'phoenix and dragon' bowl, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735). Diameter 7⅝ in., 19.4 cm. Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 USD. Lot sold: 94,500 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 the deep rounded sides divided into four lobes, rising from a straight foot to an everted rim, the exterior painted with four panels variously enclosing dragons in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' and phoenix in flight amidst scrolling clouds, the interior similarly decorated with a central... [Lire la suite]
28 septembre 2021

A copper-red-glazed bowl, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 138. A copper-red-glazed bowl, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735). Diameter 5⅞ in., 14.8 cm. Estimate: 10,000 - 12,000 USD. Lot sold: 20,160 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 the deep rounded sides rising from a tall, spreading foot, the exterior applied with a vivid crimson-red glaze mottled with raspberry-tinged flecks transmuting to a beige-pink at the rim and the waisted section of the foot, the interior and base white, the base with a six-character mark in... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2021

A rare molded lemon-yellow-enameled 'lotus' dish, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

  Lot 57. A rare molded lemon-yellow-enameled 'lotus' dish, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735). Diameter 11½ in., 29.2 cm. Estimate 80,000 - 120,000 USD. Lot sold: 528,200 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 finely molded as a lotus bloom, a scalloped seed pod at the center with two registers of overlapping petals radiating across the base and cavetto to form a gently contoured rim, the exterior similarly molded as a series of undulating petals, all under a vibrant opaque lemon-yellow enamel,... [Lire la suite]