26 octobre 2023

A Ming-style blue and white jarlet, Mark and period of Yongzheng

Lot 3700. A Ming-style blue and white jarlet, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735);  h. 5.5 cm. Lot Sold 228,600 HKD (Estimate 200,000 - 300,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2023 Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 9 October 2023

11 avril 2023

A large incised Ming-style white-glazed dish, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Lot 904. A large incised Ming-style white-glazed dish, Yongzheng period (1723-1735); 35.7 cm diam., cloth box. Price realised USD 10,080 (Estimate: USD 10,000 – USD 15,000). © Christie's Images Ltd 2023. The dish is finely incised on the interior and the exterior with composite floral scroll and is covered overall with a white glaze of a slightly bluish tinge. Provenance: Chait Galleries, New York.J. J. Lally & Co., New York, no. 4683. Christie's. J. J. Lally & Co., New York,... [Lire la suite]
14 décembre 2022

A pair of Ming-style huanghuali cabinets

Lot 201. A pair of Ming-style huanghuali cabinets; 72.9 by 57.8 by h. 104 cm. Lot sold: 1,008,000 HKD (Estimate: 500,000 - 800,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 each of rectangular box construction, with doors set with brass lockplate with pin and rectangular pull handles, supported on four horseshoe feet, opening to a shelved interior with two drawers. Provenance: R.H. Ellsworth Ltd, Hong Kong, 12th June 1982.  Sotheby's. HOTUNG  The Personal Collection of the... [Lire la suite]
12 mars 2022

A rare pair of Ming-style doucai 'lotus' bowls, Marks and period of Yongzheng

Lot 118. A rare pair of Ming-style doucai 'lotus' bowls, Marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735). Diameter 5⅛ in., 13 cm. Estimate: 25,000 - 35,000 USD. Lot sold: 56,700 USD. © Sothebys. each base with a six-character mark within a double circle in underglaze blue. Provenance: Christie's London, 4th May 1964, lot 59 (part lot). Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1968-present, coll. no. Q.8.25. Literature: Rose Kerr et... [Lire la suite]
17 décembre 2021

A rare Ming-style incised and green-enamelled ‘dragon’ vase, meiping, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 2940. A rare Ming-style incised and green-enamelled ‘dragon’ vase, meiping, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 15 1⁄2 in. (39.5 cm.) high, box. Price realised HKD 1,250,000 (Estimate HKD 1,000,000 - HKD 2,000,000). © Christie's 2021 The vase is rising from a slightly flared foot to a high rounded shoulder, surmounted by a short neck and lipped rim, boldly incised and brightly enamelled in green with two pairs of dragons pursuing the flaming pearls, above two further dragons among scattered cloud scrolls,... [Lire la suite]
15 décembre 2021

A rare large Ming-style white-glazed incised 'lotus' charger, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 3. A rare large Ming-style white-glazed incised 'lotus' charger, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); D. 47 cm, 18½ in. Lot sold: 20,160 EUR (Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 EUR). (C) 2021 Sotheby's robustly potted with rounded sides rising from a tapered foot, the interior incised with a large lotus flower encircled by a composite lotus flower scroll, the base inscribed with a six-character Kangxi reign mark within a double circle. Provenance: Finck & Fils, 31 rue de Ligne, Bruxelles (label). ... [Lire la suite]

31 octobre 2021

A fine Ming-style blue and white 'floral' dish, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 12. A fine Ming-style blue and white 'floral' dish, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 34.6 cm. Lot sold: 1,197,000 HKD (Estimate: 800,000 - 1,200,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2021 the centre of the interior carefully painted in varying tones of underglaze blue in the ‘heaped and piled’ technique with a composite floral medallion bearing stylised flowerheads borne on narrow stems with twisting leaves, the cavetto and the exterior with a similar floral border below a band of... [Lire la suite]
16 octobre 2021

Culturally significant objects far exceed estimates in Freeman's Asian Arts sale

PHILLADELPHIA, PA.- Ben Farina, Head of Asian Arts at Freeman’s expressed delight about his curated Asian Arts auction held on 14 October. Farina commented “We had a number of wonderful pieces from various regional collections, and we’ve greatly enjoyed working with the consignors to bring this material to auction.”The 256-lot sale witnessed competitive bidding between international buyers which pushed sale prices far higher than their pre-sale estimates. On the heels of remarkable sales earlier in the year—including... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2021

A blue and white Ming-style bottle vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 75. A blue and white Ming-style bottle vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795). Height 14¾ in., 37.5 cm. Estimate 50,000 - 70,000 USD. Lot sold: 81,900 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 the globular body rising from a splayed foot to a tall waisted neck, finely painted in 'heaped and piled' deep blue tones with a composite flower scroll band, all between lotus-lappet and classic scroll registers at the foot and a ruyi band and further floral scroll at the shoulder, the... [Lire la suite]
07 mai 2021

A rare pair of Ming-style blue and white ewers and covers, Seal marks and period of Qianlong

  Lot 3618. A rare pair of Ming-style blue and white ewers and covers, Seal marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); overall 29.5 cm. Estimate: 3,000,000 - 5,000,000 HKD. Lot sold: 3,780,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the broad curving body painted with a foliate band of composite blooms between a ruyi border and a band of foam-crested waves, the vase angling to broad shoulders similarly painted with the sequence of crested waves, floral,... [Lire la suite]