01 novembre 2019

A fine and rare doucai 'sun' stem cup, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 40. A fine and rare doucai 'sun' stem cup, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 8.6 cm., 3 3/8 in. Estimate 4,000,000 — 6,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 15,220,000 HKD (1,955,466 USD). Photo Sotheby's delicately potted with steep rounded sides flaring gently at the rim, exquisitely painted to the exterior with a fiery iron-red sun rising from vaporous swirling clouds, the clouds picked out in shaded tones of pale green, yellow, aubergine, and iron red, all below a single-line border at... [Lire la suite]

23 octobre 2019

A rare realgar glass seal paste box and cover, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3638. A rare realgar glass seal paste box and cover, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 5.9 cm, 2 3/8  in. Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD (101,864 - 152,796 USD). Lot sold. 1,625,000 HKD (206,911 USD).Courtesy Sotheby's of compressed globular form, supported on a straight foot, the opaque variegated brilliant orange and ochre-yellow glass swirled together to resemble the mineral, the base with a wheelcut four-character reign mark within a square. Note: The attractive... [Lire la suite]
10 octobre 2019

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

Lot 3619. A fine and rare doucai 'butterfly' dish, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 20.9 cm, 8 1/4  in. Estimate 2,800,000 — 3,800,000 HKD (356,524 - 483,854 USD). Lot Sold 3,500,000 HKD (445,655 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. superbly potted with rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a flared rim, finely painted in vivid enamels within an underglaze-blue outline, the interior with a central medallion enclosing butterflies of various patterns and... [Lire la suite]
10 octobre 2019

A fine and exceptional famille-rose 'prunus and lingzhi' bowl, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3605. A fine and exceptional famille-rose 'prunus and lingzhi' bowl, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 10.1 cm, 4 in. Estimate 12,000,000 — 15,000,000 HKD (1,527,960 - 1,909,950 USD). Lot Sold 28,975,000 HKD (3,689,387 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. delicately potted with deep rounded sides supported on a short foot, the exterior superbly and meticulously enamelled with two gnarled prunus boughs, one painted in brown with a forked trunk and windswept... [Lire la suite]
10 octobre 2019

A superbly enamelled pair of doucai 'Eight Immortals' bowls, marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3603. A superbly enamelled pair of doucai 'Eight Immortals' bowls, marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 10.7 cm, 4 1/4  in. Estimate 4,000,000 — 6,000,000 HKD (509,320 - 763,980 USD). Lot Sold 7,375,000 HKD (939,059 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. each elegantly potted with gently curved sides rising to a slightly flaring rim from a short footring, the exterior delicately painted in the doucai palette with the Eight Daoist Immortals in... [Lire la suite]
10 octobre 2019

A fine doucai 'dragon' dish, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3602. A fine doucai 'dragon' dish, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 17.1 cm, 6 3/4  in. Estimate 1,200,000 — 1,800,000 HKD (152,796 - 229,194 USD). Lot Sold 1,687,500 HKD (214,869 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. thinly potted with shallow rounded sides rising from a straight foot, painted in bright enamels within an underglaze-blue outline, depicting on the interior a central medallion enclosing a five-clawed dragon writhing amongst cloud scrolls, its... [Lire la suite]

10 octobre 2019

A pair of black-ground famille-verte dishes, marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3020. A pair of black-ground famille-verte dishes, marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 15 cm, 5 7/8  in. Estimate 150,000 — 250,000 HKD (19,100 - 31,833 USD). Lot sold 500,000 HKD (63,665 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. each finely potted with shallow rounded sides rising from a tapered foot, the exterior vividly enamelled against a lustrous black ground, depicting alternating iron-red lotuses and blue peony blooms borne on undulating leafy scrolls and... [Lire la suite]
09 octobre 2019

A rare pair of doucai 'longevity' bowls, marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3019. A rare pair of doucai 'longevity' bowls, marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 14.6 cm, 5 3/4  in. Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,500,000 HKD (190,995 - 318,325 USD). Lot Sold 1,875,000 HKD (238,744 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. each with rounded sides rising from a straight foot, the exterior finely painted with bright enamels in a delicate pencilled underglaze-blue outline, depicting four leafy branches each suspending a pair of peaches,... [Lire la suite]
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09 octobre 2019

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

Lot 3018. A very fine and rare doucai 'sanduo' bowl, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 16 cm, 6 1/4  in. Estimate 2,500,000 — 3,500,000 HKD (318,325 - 445,655 USD). Lot Sold 6,415,000 HKD (816,822 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. well potted with deep rounded sides rising from a gently tapered foot to a flared rim, the exterior finely painted in bright enamels within an underglaze-blue outline, depicting three detached branches of flowering and... [Lire la suite]
09 octobre 2019

A fine pair of doucai 'sanduo' wine cups, marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3017. A fine pair of doucai 'sanduo' wine cups, marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 7.2 cm, 2 7/8  in. Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,500,000 HKD (190,995 - 318,325 USD). Lot Sold 3,750,000 HKD (477,488 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. each finely potted with rounded sides rising from a short foot to a gently flaring rim, the exterior delicately painted with three leafy branches of the sanduo (Three Abundances) namely peach, finger citron and... [Lire la suite]