02 novembre 2019

A fine and rare wucai brush handle, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Lot 38. A fine and rare wucai brush handle, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620); 18.5 cm., 7 1/4 in. Estimate 2,500,000 — 3,000,000. Lot Sold 5,420,000 HKD (310,922 USD). Photo Sotheby's.  the bulblous body with a long cylindrical handle surmounted with a pointed knop, the sides painted with two dragons, one blue and one red, both in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' amidst scattered scrolling clouds above crashing waves and tall rocks on the rim, all below a band of... [Lire la suite]

02 novembre 2019

A fine copper-red decorated 'dragon' bowl, Mark and period of Kangxi (1622-1722)

Lot 33. A fine copper-red decorated 'dragon' bowl, Mark and period of Kangxi (1622-1722); 14.6 cm, 5 3/4 in. Estimate 1,000,000-1,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,820,000 HKD (233,834 USD). Photo Sotheby's raised on a slightly tapered foot, the exterior finely painted with five evenly spaced dragon medallions each in the form of a coiled scaly five-clawed dragon, all below a slightly everted rim, the interior centred with a further dragon medallion, the base inscribed with a six-character... [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]
01 novembre 2019

A fine pair of turquoise-ground famille-rose square vases, seal marks and period of Jiaqing (1796-1820)

Lot 31. A fine pair of turquoise-ground famille-rose square vases, seal marks and period of Jiaqing (1796-1820); 16.6 and 16.8 cm., 6 ½ and 16 5/8 in. Estimate 8,000,000-12,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 14,100,000 HKD (1,811,568 USD). Photo Sotheby's each modelled after the archaic jade cong, with a square-sectioned body set between a round neck and foot, two sides set with moulded iron-red elephant-head handles, decorated overall with a formal flower-scroll design, symmetrically arranged, the front and... [Lire la suite]
01 novembre 2019

An archaistic simulated bronze vase, Incised seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 19. An archaistic simulated bronze vase, Incised seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 25 cm., 9 5/8 in. Estimate 4,000,000 — 6,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 6,620,000 HKD (850,538 USD). Photo Sotheby's modelled after the archaic bronze lei form, the baluster body flanked by a pair of animal-mask handles suspending faux ring handles, all between a tall splayed foot and a waisted neck moulded in low relief with a band of stylised confronting dragons beneath a short straight... [Lire la suite]
18 octobre 2019

A Rare Flambé-Glazed Vase, Qianlong Period, 1736-1795

Lot 3180. A Rare Flambé-Glazed Vase, Qianlong Period, 1736-1795. H 18.8cm. Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - 2,000,000 (USD 191,180 - 254,906). Sold price: HKD 2,360,000 (USD 300,789). © Poly Auction Hong Kong. Provenance: 1. Collection of J.M. Hu2. Sotheby's New York, 4 June, 1985, lot. 463. Hall Family Collection (inventory no.533)4. Sotheby's Hong Kong, 2 May 2000, lot. 5645. Sotheby's Hong Kong, 10 April 2006, lot. 16216. The Meiyintang Collection, Switzerland. Literature: Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics... [Lire la suite]

17 octobre 2019

A Large Blue and White ‘Dragon’ ‘Shou’ Jar, Jiajing Period, 1522-1566

Lot 34.4. A Large Blue and White ‘Dragon’ ‘Shou’ Jar, Jiajing Period, 1522-1566. H 51.5cm. Estimate: 400,000-600,000 HKD (USD 50,981 - 76,472). Sold Price: 613,600 HKD (USD 78,205). © Poly Auction Hong Kong The heavily-potted body is painted in inky tones of underglaze blue with a five-clawed dragons racing amidst clouds and flames above turbulent waves crashing against pointed rocks, decorated with branches twisted to form the character shou (‘longevity'), and a further ruyi band... [Lire la suite]
17 octobre 2019

A Blue and White ‘Dragon’ Stem Cup, Xuande Period, 1426-1435

Lot 3405. A Blue and White ‘Dragon’ Stem Cup, Xuande Period, 1426-1435. D 17cm H 11.3cm. Estimate: 100,000-150,000 HKD (USD 12,745 - 19,118). Sold Price: 2,478,000 HKD (USD 315,829). © Poly Auction Hong Kong The well-proportioned cup is finely decorated to the exterior with a five-clawed dragons racing soaring sinuously amongst lotus scrolls. The interior is undecorated except for double lines at the mouth rim and a line of lanca characters below. The centre of the interior is inscribed with an... [Lire la suite]
17 octobre 2019

An Outstanding Blue and White ‘Boys’ Bowl, Chenghua Period, 1465-1487

Lot 3406. An Outstanding Blue and White ‘Boys’ Bowl, Chenghua Period, 1465-1487. Diameter 21.5cm; height 10.3cm. Estimate: 10,000,000-15,000,000 HKD (USD 1,274,530 - 1,911,795). Sold price: 15,340,000 HKD (USD 1,955,129). © Poly Auction Hong Kong The bowl is of deep, rounded form, skilfully painted in soft tones of underglaze cobalt blue with a continuous garden scene depicting sixteen boys divided in several groups. Four of the boys dressed in short-sleeved jackets and split-pants grouped around a... [Lire la suite]
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]