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]
14 avril 2021

A large blue and white Ming-style 'eight Buddhist emblems' bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

  Lot 150. A large blue and white Ming-style 'eight Buddhist emblems' bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Diameter 10 ¼ in., 26 cm. Estimate: 15,000 - 20,000 USD. Lot sold: 44,100 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides resting on a straight foot, finely painted in 'heaped and piled' cobalt blue tones, with a band of beribboned 'Eight Buddhist Emblems' above a stylized lotus scroll and upright ruyi lappets, all between double-line borders at the rim and a wave border encircling the... [Lire la suite]
13 avril 2021

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

Lot 147. A Ming-style blue and white bottle vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Height 14 ⅝ in., 37 cm. Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 USD. Lot sold: 69,300 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the globular body rising from a short spreading foot to a tall elegant waisted neck, finely painted in rich 'heaped and piled' cobalt-blue tones with a composite flower scroll band, all between lotus lappet and 'classic' scroll bands at the base and a ruyi band at the shoulder, the neck... [Lire la suite]
27 septembre 2020

A large Ming-style copper-red-decorated bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 833. A large Ming-style copper-red-decorated bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within double circles and of the period (1723-1735); 7 ½ in. (19 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. With deep rounded sides rising to a slightly everted rim, the exterior decorated with three fish in copper-red of crushed strawberry tone. Provenance: The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago, acquired prior to 1990.... [Lire la suite]