11 avril 2019

A Longquan celadon cup stand, Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

    Lot 1501. A Longquan celadon cup stand, Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century; 14.5 cm. diam. Estimate HKD 25,000 - 35,000 (USD 3,200 - 4,500). Lot sold HKD 35,400. © 2019 China Guardian (HK) Auctions Co., Ltd. China Guardian. 2019 Spring Auctions. Ancient Chinese Ceramics from the Tang to the Song Dynasty 

03 avril 2019

An Outstanding And Rare Blue And White 'Pomegranate' Vase, Ming Dynasty, Yongle Period (1403-1425)

Lot 3629. An Outstanding And Rare Blue And White 'Pomegranate' Vase, Ming Dynasty, Yongle Period (1403-1425); 18.7 cm, 7 3/8 in. Estimate: HK$18,000,000 - 25,000,000. Lot sold 22,015,000 HKD (2,835,752 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. modelling after a metal prototype, superbly potted with a baluster body divided into six lobes, rising from a tall splayed foot to a waisted cylindrical neck, elegantly sweeping up to an out-turned rim with rolled lip simulating a pomegranate fruit, the exterior... [Lire la suite]
03 avril 2019

A rare incised and anhua-decorated 'sweet-white' glazed lianzi bowl, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1425)

 Lot 3305. A rare incised and anhua-decorated 'sweet-white' glazed lianzi bowl, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1425); 16.2 cm, 6 3/8  in. Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000. Lot Sold 1,062,500 HKD (136,861 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. thinly and superbly potted with deep rounded sides converging to a pointed base, supported on a narrow, gently tapering foot, the central interior incised with a stylised flower, encircled by a floral band and interlocking strapwork... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2019

Six Treasures from an Important Private Collection at Sotheby's Hong Kong 3 april 2019

Lot 102.  An extremely rare and important blue and white Middle-Eastern inspired stand, wudangzun, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1425); h. 17.2 cm, 6 3/4  in. Estimate: HK$20,000,000 — 30,000,000/ US$ 2,547,600 - 3,821,400. Lot Sold 23,575,000 HKD (3,036,696 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's.   inspired by a Middle Eastern metal prototype, well potted with a hollow, waisted cylindrical body centred by a raised horizontal rib, flaring gently towards... [Lire la suite]
01 avril 2019

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

Antiques collector Ko Shih-Chao. Photo: Jonathan Wong Ko Shih Chao and the Tianminlou Collection Regina Krahl It was with a distinct shock of pleasure that I realized the extent of his success in assembling what is unquestionably one of the finest groups of these wares to be seen anywhere in private hands today… This is how in 1987 John Ayers characterised the collecting activity of Ko Shih Chao (1911-1992) and his Tianminlou Collection, when he wrote an introduction to the collection catalogue. Thirty years... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2019

A Yellow Glazed Porcelain Dish, Ming dynasty, Zhengde period (1505-1521)

 Lot 20. A Yellow Glazed Porcelain Dish, Ming dynasty, Zhengde period (1505-1521). Diameter 17.8cm. Estimate $20,000-30,000. © Leslie Hindman Auctioneers of circular form, the flaring walls covered in a bright yellow glaze, the underside bearing a Zhengde six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period.  Overall good condition with minor surface scratches and wear to glaze at interior. Property from an Important East Coast Collection. Provenance: Important Chinese Art, Sotheby's... [Lire la suite]

12 mars 2019

Sotheby’s Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Spring Sales 2019 To Take Place on 3 April

Lot 3. An Extremely Rare and Exceptional Blue and White Basin, Ming dynasty, Yongle Period (1403-1425); 25.6 cm, 10 1/8 in. Estimate: HK$8,000,000 - 12,000,000/ US$ 1,020,000 - 1,530,000. Courtesy Sotheby's.  Hong Kong - Sotheby’s Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Spring Sale Series 2019 on 3 April will be highlighted by a themed sale dedicated to the renowned Tianminlou Collection. Other sales include Scholarly and Imperial Works of Art from a Distinguished Collection, an outstanding collection... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2019

A blue and white 'dragon' meiping, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 736. A blue and white 'dragon' meiping, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Height 10 5/8  in., 27 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot Sold 6,250 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. well modeled, the figure seated in dhyanasana atop a tall, slightly waisted rockwork pedestal, one hand holding a flame symbol, the other at the waist pulling the edge of the long voluminous sleeve closer to the body, the loose robes falling in rhythmic folds around the body, the head with rounded... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2019

A blue and white figure of a seated luohan, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 735. A blue and white figure of a seated luohan, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619). Height 8 in., 20.3 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot Sold 40,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. well modeled, the figure seated in dhyanasana atop a tall, slightly waisted rockwork pedestal, one hand holding a flame symbol, the other at the waist pulling the edge of the long voluminous sleeve closer to the body, the loose robes falling in rhythmic folds around the body, the head... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2019

A pair of small wucai square dishes, Ming dynasty, Tianqi period (1621-1627)

Lot 734. A pair of small wucai square dishes, Ming dynasty, Tianqi period (1621-1627). Width 3 3/4  in., 9.6 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. each with shallow, slightly curving sides, the interior centered with a foliate spray springing from rockwork, the sides with branches of prunus and boughs of bamboo leaves, all painted in bright turquoise, red, and green enamels (2). Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 29th October 1991, lot 52. ... [Lire la suite]