08 décembre 2019

A celadon-glazed vase, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 457. A celadon-glazed vase, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 26 cm, 10 1/4  in. Estimate HKD 80,000 — 120,000. Lot Sold 937,500 HKD. © Sotheby's. of cylindrical form with the steeply rounded shoulders set with a short straight neck and tapering slightly at the foot, evenly covered overall in a pale celadon glaze, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark in underglaze- blue within a double circle. Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 22nd November 1985, lot 437.... [Lire la suite]

08 décembre 2019

A rare doucai flower-shaped dish, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 462. A rare doucai flower-shaped dish, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 20.6 cm, 8 1/8  in. Estimate HKD 30,000 — 50,000. Lot Sold 150,000HKD. © Sotheby's. lightly moulded to suggest shaped petals of a flower, and rising to a lobed rim, decorated with densely scrolling tendrils encircling a central shou medallion, the reverse with a decorative band, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark within double circles. ... [Lire la suite]
08 décembre 2019

A large doucai 'dragon and phoenix' charger, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 456. A large doucai 'dragon and phoenix' charger, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 45 cm, 17 3/4  in. Estimate HKD 400,000 — 600,000. Lot Sold 500,000 HKD. © Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to an everted rim, decorated in the centre with a phoenix and writhing dragon in mutual pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' amid multi-coloured cloud scrolls, the cavetto with a leafy lotus scroll, each flower with a shou character medallion, the... [Lire la suite]
08 décembre 2019

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

Lot 455. A rare doucai 'Immortal' saucer dish, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 15.2 cm, 6 in Estimate HKD 200,000 — 300,000. Lot Sold 1,025,000 HKD. © Sotheby's. the interior depicting Dongfang Shuo carrying a peach of immortality flanked by a crane and an acolyte carrying a double gourd issuing a spray of vapour with two bats hovering by, all beneath a willow tree, the exterior decorated with two detached branches of bamboo and lingzhi issuing from jagged... [Lire la suite]
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]