25 novembre 2022

A fine and exceptional blue and white moonflask, Ming dynasty, Yongle period

Lot 3509. A fine and exceptional blue and white moonflask, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424); 29.3 cm. Lot sold: 12,475,000 HKD (Estimate: 14,000,000 - 18,000,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 modelled after a Middle Eastern metal prototype, elegantly potted with a flattened spherical body with two domed sections, each side centred with a yin-yang medallion radiating an eight-pointed starburst, the foliate points interspersed between palmette or ornaments, all within a formal... [Lire la suite]

16 novembre 2022

A painting of a court lady and lady-attendant, Probably Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) or earlier

Lot 62. A painting of a court lady and lady-attendant, Probably Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) or earlier, Ink and pigment on silk, with apocryphal seal of Song emperor Huizong, reading Neifu tushu zhi yin on the top left, seal of Jin dynasty emperor Zhangzong, reading Mingchang Yulan, collector's seal lower right reading Nanchang wanshi zhencang, framed and glazed. 135cm (53in) long x 56cm (22in) wide. Sold for €504,375 (Estimate 20,000 € - 30,000 €). Photo Fabrice... [Lire la suite]
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16 octobre 2022

Dish, Porcelain with design of peony spray in reserve against cobalt blue ground, Ming dynasty, Xuande mark and period (1426-143

  Dish, Porcelain with design of peony spray in reserve against cobalt blue ground, Ming dynasty, Xuande mark and period (1426-1435), Jingdezhen ware, China, w38.7 x h7.0 cm. The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka ; Gift of SUMITOMO Group (The ATAKA Collection). Important Cultural Property of Japan. Photo Kazuyoshi Miyoshi
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16 octobre 2022

Dish, Blue-and-white with design of a bird eating a loquat, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424)

  Dish, Blue-and-white with design of a bird eating a loquat, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424), Jingdezhen ware, China, w50.5 x h10.0 cm. The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka ; Gift of SUMITOMO Group (The ATAKA Collection).Important Cultural Property of Japan. Photo Kazuyoshi Miyoshi
10 octobre 2022

Ming Dynasty, 16th dynasty, China. Anonymous, Melon and Grasses

The Personal Collection of the late Sir Joseph Hotung. Lot 2. Ming Dynasty, 16th dynasty, China. Anonymous, Melon and Grasses, ink and colour on paper, one album leaf, framed; unsigned, with six collector’s seals of Xiang Yuanbian (1525-1590), one collector’s seal of Shen Zhou (1427-1509), one collector’s seal of Wu Ting (ca. 1600), two collector’s seals (partially) of the Emperor Qianlong and three other collectors’ seals at the mounting; 27 by 28.5 cm. Lot sold:... [Lire la suite]
27 septembre 2022

Sotheby’s Hong Kong Presents the Most Significant Chinese Works of Art Sale Series to Take Place in the Last Decade

(Left to Right). The Private Collection of Joseph Lau. A Fine Blue and White 'Lotus Scroll' Vase, Meiping, Ming Dynasty, Yongle Period. Est: HK$ 25 – 35 million / US$ 3.2 – 4.5 million. © Sotheby's 2022The Dr Wou Kiuan Collection. A Magnificent Ruby-Ground Yangcai 'Trigrams' Reticulated Vase, Seal Mark and Period of Qianlong. Est: HK$ 60 – 120 million / US$ 7.6 – 15.3 million. © Sotheby's 2022The Personal Collection of the late Sir Joseph Hotung. A Unique and Highly Important Moulded Blue and White Barbed 'Fish'... [Lire la suite]

15 septembre 2022

A Fahua-glazed 'floral' meiping, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 236. A Fahua-glazed 'floral' meiping, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Height 11⅜ in., 28.9 cm. Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2022 Provenance: European Private Collection.  Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 21 september 2022
15 septembre 2022

A white-glazed stem bowl, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 235. A white-glazed stem bowl, Ming dynasty, 15th century. Diameter 5⅞ in., 14.9 cm; fitted rattan case (2). Estimate: 50,000 - 70,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2022 Provenance: Suichikudo, Tokyo, 1989.  Note:  White-glazed stem bowls such as the present piece were produced during the Ming dynasty under the Yongle Emperor's reign for imperial ceremonial use. Such stem bowls were used in mourning ceremonies that Yongle conducted for his predecessor, the Hongwu Emperor,... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2022

A large carved ‘Longquan’ celadon-glazed charger, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 232. A large carved ‘Longquan’ celadon-glazed charger, Ming dynasty, 15th century. Diameter 19 in., 48.3 cm. Unsold (Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD). © Sotheby's 2022 Property of a Gentleman. Provenance: Collection of Heber R. Bishop (1840-1902). Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 21 september 2022
11 septembre 2022

Sotheby's Asia Week, Fall 2022, 15–27 September, New York

          This September, Sotheby’s is privileged to present extraordinary collections of rare and exceptional Chinese archaic bronzes, Buddhist sculptures and thangkas, jades, porcelain as well as an important single-owner collection of Korean ceramics in five remarkable live and online auctions. © Sotheby's 2022 Leading the week is POWER / CONQUEST: The Forging of Empires, a landmark auction of exceptional archaic bronze vessels and weapons. This sale of 30 lots will explore the themes of... [Lire la suite]