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]
07 février 2019

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

Lot 2774. A fine blue and white floral medalion mantou bowl, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 13.3 cm., 5 1/4 in. Estimate 180,000 — 250,000 HKD. Lot Sold 475,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010. of metalwork form, the delicately potted rounded sides rising from a concave base to a slightly everted rim, finely painted to the interior with a floral sprig medallion, the exterior with four leafy composite floral medallions, the base with an underglaze blue six-character... [Lire la suite]
30 janvier 2019

An unusual blue and white waterpot, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 2779. An unusual blue and white waterpot, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 5.3 cm., 2 1/8 in. Estimate 120,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot sold 596,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2010 the delicately potted body with deep rounded sides rising from a recessed base to an everted flange and tapering cylindrical neck, painted around the exterior in rich cobalt-blue tones with leafy scrolling strapwork, the flange with a classic scroll band and the neck with four flower heads borne on leafy... [Lire la suite]
28 janvier 2019

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

Lot 2691. A pair of doucai 'lotus' bowls, marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 10.2 cm., 4 in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,340,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010. each body with deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to a slightly everted rim, finely painted and enamelled to the interior with a medallion enclosing leafy strapwork, the exterior with three leafy lotus panels divided by smaller pendent floral panels, the base with an... [Lire la suite]