26 septembre 2020

Sotheby's Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Autumn Sales to feature 'Monochrome II'

Courtesy Sotheby's. HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Hong Kong presents two carefully curated Chinese Works of Art Sales to be held on 9 October 2020, Monochrome II and Important Chinese Art. Monochrome II is the sequel to the highly successful Monochrome sale held in July. Highlights include a jadeite-green glazed jar and cover from the Ming dynasty, a superb silver-streaked Nogime Temmoku bowl from the Southern Song dynasty and a magnificent huanghuali six-post canopy bed from the Ming dynasty. Important Chinese Art is a tightly... [Lire la suite]

22 septembre 2020

A rare blue and white 'figural' plaque, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 520. A rare blue and white 'figural' plaque, Ming dynasty, 15th century. Height 8⅜ in., 21.4 cm; Width 8⅜ in., 21.4 cm. Estimate 20,000 - 30,000 USD. Unsold. © Sotheby's 2020. of square section with beveled corners on the reverse, well painted in the lively 'windswept' style, depicting three scholars engaging in a conversation, each cloaked in a long belted robe and wearing an official hat, all amongst an open landscape with a secluded pavilion partially... [Lire la suite]
22 septembre 2020

A blue and white censer, Ming dynasty, circa 1640

Lot 519. A blue and white censer, Ming dynasty, circa 1640. Diameter 8½ in., 21.5 cm. Estimate 30,000 - 50,000 USD. Lot sold 69,300 USD. © Sotheby's 2020. of bombé form supported on a straight foot, finely painted around the exterior with a narrative scene of a fisherman called away from his post to meet an official accompanied by a retinue of attendants and armored guards, bearing banners and standards, all set within a detailed landscape of rockwork and willow trees by the sides of a... [Lire la suite]
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22 septembre 2020

A rare blue and white ‘peacock’ meiping, Ming dynasty, mid-15th century

Lot 513. A rare blue and white ‘peacock’ meiping, Ming dynasty, mid-15th century. Height 13¼ in, 33.6 cm. Estimate 30,000 - 50,000 USD. Lot sold 107,100 USD. © Sotheby's 2020. robustly potted with high broad round shoulders sloping down towards the tapered body and gently splayed foot, painted with a central register of a pair of peacocks amidst large blossoming peonies and pierced rockwork, framed above by pendent ornaments suspended within a cloud-lappet collar reserved on a cell... [Lire la suite]
21 septembre 2020

A large 'Longquan' celadon-glazed tripod censer, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 510. A large 'Longquan' celadon-glazed tripod censer, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Width 11½ in., 29.2 cm. Estimate 8,000 - 12,000 USD. Lot sold 7,560 USD. © Sotheby's 2020. the globular body divided into three broad lobes all supported on three sturdy legs and surmounted by an upright neck, an everted rim set with two rope-twist handles, the lobed sides carved with a diaper pattern bordered by an incised rope-twist at the shoulder and keyfret around the neck, covered... [Lire la suite]
18 septembre 2020

A pair of gemstone-inset gold earrings, erhuan, Ming dynasty

Lot 326. A pair of gemstone-inset gold earrings, erhuan, Ming dynasty; 1 1/2in (3.8cm) long excluding pin (2). Estimate US$ 5,000 - 7,000 (€ 4,200 - 5,900). © Bonhams 2001-2020 The lavish pendant of each earring modeled with two plum flower heads below a butterfly-shaped design to the front and reverse, and paired by intricate tubes enmeshed with thin wires, each flower head and the butterfly adorned with a central ruby cabochon set within a high collar, the top surmounted with a long, elaborately... [Lire la suite]
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13 juillet 2020

A rare huanghuali 'kui dragon' couch-bed, luohanchuang, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 115. A rare huanghuali 'kui dragon' couch-bed, luohanchuang, Ming dynasty, 17th century; overall 71.9 by 201.2 by 122.7 cm, 28 1/4  by 79 1/2  by 48 1/4  in. Estimate HKD 3,000,000 — 5,000,000. Price realised HKD 48,765,000 . Courtesy Sotheby's.  of elegant proportions, the rectangular seat frame of standard mitre, mortise and tenon construction with a soft matted seat, the rounded edge of the seat frame moulded downwards and inwards... [Lire la suite]
12 juillet 2020

A rare huanghuali recessed-leg long table, qiaotouan, Ming Dynasty, 17th century

Lot 111. A rare huanghuali recessed-leg long table, qiaotouan, Ming Dynasty, 17th century; 88 by 289.3 by 58.5 cm, 34 5/8  by 113 7/8  by 23 in. Estimate 4,000,000 — 6,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 60,155,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the top of a single-board panel flanked by shaped everted flanges on the shorter ends and moulding inward and downward and ending in a narrow band, supported on a frame formed by the long beaded-edged apron decorated with spandrels carved in... [Lire la suite]
10 juillet 2020

A rare blue and white ‘figural’ tripod censer, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 2828. A rare blue and white ‘figural’ tripod censer, Ming dynasty, 15th century; 7 in. (17.8 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 700,000. Price realised HKD 562,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The cylindrical censer is painted on the exterior with several figures in a garden scene, featuring a gentleman looking back at two scholars in conversation, followed by an attendant with a carrying pole, divided by an architectural complex partially behind rocks and grassy mounds, all... [Lire la suite]
07 juillet 2020

A blue and white 'figural' 'double-gourd vase, Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period (1627-1644)

Lot 999. A blue and white 'figural' 'double-gourd vase, Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period (1627-1644). Height 13⅝ in., 34.5 cm. Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 USD. Lot sold: 16,250 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: New York Private Collection, acquired in the 1950s, and thence by descent. Sotheby's. The Hundred Antiques: Fine and Decorative Asian Art, New York, 24 June 2020