02 avril 2019

Selected Imperial Qing Ceramics from the Tianminlou Collection at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 03 Apr 2019

Lot 14. A very fine blue and white ‘Flower and Fruit’ garlic-mouth bottle vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 27.7 cm, 10 7/8  in. Estimate: HK$5,000,000 - 7,000,000/ US$ 637,250 - 892,150. Courtesy Sotheby's. with a pear-shaped body supported on a spreading foot and tapering to a tall slender neck with a garlic-head mouth and thin lip, the body painted in bright cobalt-blue tones with stipples to imitate the ‘heaped and piled’ effect, decorated with alternating flowering... [Lire la suite]

06 octobre 2018

A Fine Tea-Dust Glazed Arrow Vase, Qianlong Period, 1736-1795

Lot 3406. A Fine Tea-Dust Glazed Arrow Vase, Qianlong Period, 1736-1795. H 24.9cm. Estimate HKD 2,000,000 - 2,600,000 (USD 255,252 - 331,828). Lot sold HKD 3,540,000 (USD 451,796). © Poly Auction. Provenance: The Meiyintang Collection, Switzerland. Literatue: Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, London, 1994-2010, vol.4, no.1815. Poly Hong Kong. Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 2 october 2018, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
04 septembre 2018

A fine green-enameled 'dragon' dish, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521)

Lot 167. A fine green-enameled 'dragon' dish, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521). Diameter 7 in., 17.8 cm. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 USD. Unsold. © Sotheby's. with shallow rounded sides supported on a short slightly tapered foot, the interior decorated with a central medallion enclosing a five-clawed dragon writhing among stylized clouds, the head, scaly body and limbs finely incised, reserved on the biscuit and covered with green enamel, the claws... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2018

A pair of brilliantly enamelled doucai 'sanduo' cups, Marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3627. A pair of brilliantly enamelled doucai 'Sanduo' cups, Marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 7.2 cm., 2 7/8  in. Estimate 1,000,000 — 1,500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 2,320,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. each with slightly rounded conical sides rising from a straight foot, delicately painted in the doucai palette on the exterior with three fruiting branches, one bearing two yellow finger citrons, another with three peaches with spotted skin shaded from yellowish green to bright... [Lire la suite]
30 juillet 2018

A Rare large blue and white ‘Lotus’ guan jar, Late Yuan- Early Ming Dynasty

Lot 3691. A Rare large blue and white ‘Lotus’ guan jar, Late Yuan- Early Ming Dynasty; 50.5 cm., 19 7/8 in. Estimate 5,000,000 — 7,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 6,040,000 HKD (615,987 EUR). Photo Sotheby’s robustly potted in ovoid form with a short splayed neck set with a slightly everted rim flange, boldly painted in a dark, greyish cobalt blue with a broad stylised lotus scroll around the centre, with six large blooms alternating in full view and in profile among dense scrolling foliage and attendant buds, set... [Lire la suite]
19 février 2018

A fine and rare yellow-and-green 'dragon' bowl, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 9. A fine and rare yellow-and-green 'dragon' bowl, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 15 cm., 5 7/8 in. Estimate 1,000,000—1,500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 2,420,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's 2011 finely potted with wide rounded sides everted at the rim issuing from a narrow tapering foot, engraved on the outside with two striding five-clawed dragons with forked horns, bushy manes and scaly bodies, each chasing a 'flaming pearl', all above a border of crashing waves circling the foot, the designs all picked out in a deep... [Lire la suite]

07 février 2018

A fine green-enameled 'Dragon' bowl, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521)

Lot 9. A fine green-enameled 'Dragon' bowl, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521). Diameter 7 7/8  in., 20 cm. Estimate 250,000 — 350,000 USD. Lot sold 420,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2017 the deep rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot to a flared rim, the exterior with two five-clawed dragons, the attenuated bodies and powerful limbs with scales deftly incised, reserved on the biscuit and covered with green enamel, striding through a finely incised ground of crested waves and... [Lire la suite]
21 janvier 2018

A reverse-decorated powder-blue dish, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

  Lot 75. A reverse-decorated powder-blue dish, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 33.5 cm., 13 1/4 in. Estimate 3,500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,380,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2011. with rounded sides, decorated with a central gardenia spray, four similar sprays around the inner sides and a matching continuous scroll around the outside, all reserved on an overall finely speckled cobalt-blue ground, the flowers with veins and other details painted in white slip, the base... [Lire la suite]
21 janvier 2018

A rare large blue and yellow 'lotus bouquet' dish, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

  Lot 74. A rare large blue and yellow 'lotus bouquet' dish, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 40 cm., 15 3/4 in. Estimate 3,000,000 - 5,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 7,820,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2011. with rounded sides, painted in underglaze blue in early Ming style with a large lotus bouquet with flowering stems, leaves, a pod and other water plants tied with a ribbon, the sides with a composite flower scroll incorporating chrysanthemum, lotus, hibiscus, rose, peony, camellia and other... [Lire la suite]
21 janvier 2018

A finely painted blue-and-white Ming-style bowl with dragon medallions, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 73. A finely painted blue-and-white Ming-style bowl with dragon medallions, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 19.6 cm., 7 3/4 in. Estimate 2,000,000 — 3,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,420,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2011. of ten-lobed mallow shape with deep flared sides and high foot of corresponding section, the centre inside painted with a five-clawed dragon among clouds in a circular medallion, the outside with an unbordered dragon medallion in each lobe, the animals shown alternately... [Lire la suite]