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]
28 janvier 2019

A fine and rare blue-glazed bottle vase, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 2673. A fine and rare blue-glazed bottle vase, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 20 cm., 7 7/8 in. Estimate 600,000—800,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,700,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010. the globular body rising from a recessed base to a tall elegant slightly tapering neck, the exterior covered in a rich dark 'snowflake' blue glaze with an even greenish-grey speckle, the interior and base glazed white with an underglaze blue six-character mark. Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 26th... [Lire la suite]
28 janvier 2019

A fine doucai 'floral medallion' winecup, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 2686. A fine doucai 'floral medallion' winecup, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 7.3 cm, 2 7/8 in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,820,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010. supported on a short foot rising to rounded sides and flaring slightly at the rim, painted in brilliant translucent enamels on the exterior with four medallions comprising three small aster florets in iron-red, pale yellow and lilac connected by small leaves, each medallion framed by... [Lire la suite]

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]