03 octobre 2018

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

Lot 3658. 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   600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot Sold 750,000 HKD (95,670 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. each finely potted with thin flaring sides rising from a straight 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... [Lire la suite]

02 octobre 2018

A fine pair of lemon-yellow glazed small dishes, marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3648. A fine pair of lemon-yellow glazed small dishes, marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 8.8 cm, 3 1/2  in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD (63,695 - 89,173 USD). Lot Sold 625,000 HKD (79,725 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. each with shallow rounded sides rising from a short foot, covered overall in a rich lemon-yellow glaze stopping neatly at the foot, the white base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark within a double square. ... [Lire la suite]
30 septembre 2018

A rare doucai 'Peaches' dish,mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3654. A rare doucai 'Peaches' dish,mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 15.1 cm, 5 7/8  in. Estimate: 100,000 — 150,000 HKD (12,739 - 19,109 USD). Lot Sold 300,000 HKD (38,268 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. with shallow rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot to an everted rim, the interior delicately decorated with a central medallion enclosing a gnarled leafy branch bearing two peaches, a flower and a small cluster of nandina berries, above jagged rockwork amidst pine... [Lire la suite]
30 septembre 2018

A fine doucai 'Immortal' bowl, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3655. A fine doucai 'Immortal' bowl, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 9.2 cm, 3 5/8  in. Estimate: 250,000 — 350,000 HKD (31,848 — 44,587 USD). Lot Sold 1,000,000 HKD (127,560 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. delicately potted with rounded sides resting on a short foot, the exterior brightly enamelled within underglaze-blue outlines, depicting an immortal carrying an axe and a floral basket on his shoulder, looking backwards towards another immortal holding a sprig... [Lire la suite]
30 septembre 2018

A fine doucai 'Sanduo' cup, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3615. A fine doucai 'Sanduo' cup, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 7.2 cm, 2 7/8  in. Estimate: 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD (101,912 - 152,868 USD). Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. delicately potted with conical sides rising from a short foot to a gently flared rim, softly painted in bright enamels within underglaze-blue outlines, depicting three fruiting sprays of peach, finger citron and lychee forming the sanduo (Three abundances) on the exterior, the... [Lire la suite]
30 septembre 2018

A doucai 'Peony and Rock' dish, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3613. A doucai 'Peony and Rock' dish, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 21 cm, 8 1/4  in. Estimate: 1,000,000 — 1,500,000 HKD (127,390 - 191,085 USD). Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. the interior finely painted with two butterflies fluttering amidst three colourful tree peony blooms, one bloom in yellow, another lavender and the third iron red, all springing from the same tree growing from the base of a large garden rock, the rounded sides of the exterior painted with a... [Lire la suite]

29 septembre 2018

An exceptionally fine and rare famille-rose 'Flower-balls' bowl, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3606. An exceptionally fine and rare famille-rose 'Flower-balls' bowl, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 22.4 cm, 8 7/8  in. Estimate 8,000,000 — 12,000,000 HKD (1,019,120 - 1,528,680 USD).Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's. elegantly potted with rounded sides rising from a short foot to a flared rim, finely decorated around the exterior with a profusion of multi-coloured 'flower-balls' arranged asymmetrically and scattered throughout, some freely floating, others... [Lire la suite]
29 septembre 2018

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

Lot 3601. A rare reverse-decorated powder-blue 'Gardenia' dish, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 33.2 cm, 13  in. Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,000,000 HKD (191,085 - 254,780 USD). Lot Sold 3,240,000 HKD (413,294 USD). Photo: Sotheby's. well potted with shallow rounded sides resting on a short foot, the interior centred with a medallion enclosing a gnarled leafy gardenia spray, surrounded by four similar sprays around the cavetto and a corresponding continuous scroll on the... [Lire la suite]
27 septembre 2018

A rare pair of blue and white 'Dragon' ogee bowls, marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

    Lot 145. A rare pair of blue and white 'Dragon' ogee bowls, marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 17 cm, 6 5/8  in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD (50,960 - 76,440 USD). Lot Sold 812,500 HKD (812,500 USD). Photo: Sotheby's. each finely potted with ogee sides rising from a short foot, the interior painted with a central medallion enclosing a five-clawed dragon writhing sinuously amidst flames, the exterior with a pair of dragons, one with head turned backwards... [Lire la suite]
27 septembre 2018

A rare underglaze-blue and yellow-enamelled 'Lotus bouquet' dish, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 108. A rare underglaze-blue and yellow-enamelled 'Lotus bouquet' dish, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 21.5 cm, 8 1/2  in. Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,000,000 HKD (191,100 - 254,800 USD). Lot Sold 1,875,000 HKD (239,175 USD). Photo: Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot to a lipped rim, painted in various shades of cobalt blue against a bright yellow-enamelled ground, the interior with a ribboned bouquet of lotus and other water... [Lire la suite]