08 avril 2015

A Ming-style blue and white moonflask, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3715. A Ming-style blue and white moonflask, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 30.1 cm., 11 7/8  in. Estimate  100,000 — 120,000  HKD (11,886 — 14,263 EUR). Lot sold 350,000 HKD (41,601 EUR). Photo courtesy Sotheby's of flattened globular form with rounded sides rising from a short oval foot to a waisted cylindrical neck and slightly everted mouthrim, flanked by a pair of openwork dragon handles, the body superbly painted with a composite floral scroll with floral blooms... [Lire la suite]

06 avril 2015

An extremely fine and brilliantly enamelled robin's-egg glazed moonflask, Incised seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3627. An extremely fine and brilliantly enamelled robin's-egg glazed moonflask, Incised seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 33.1 cm., 13 in. Estimate 10,000,000 — 15,000,000 HKD (1,290,000 — 1,935,000 USD). Lot sold 12,080,000 HK (1,558,320 USD). © Sotheby's sturdily potted with a ovoid body sweeping to a broad shoulder and a slender cylindrical neck, the neck flanked by a pair of ruyi-shaped loop handles, the body centred with... [Lire la suite]
03 avril 2015

A magnificent and very rare carved celadon-glazed moonflask, Seal mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 114. A magnificent and very rare carved celadon-glazed moonflask, Seal mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 29.1 cm., 11 7/8  in. Estimate 12,000,000 — 15,000,000 HKD (1,368,190 - 1,710,238 EUR). Lot sold 20,480,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. superbly potted with gently rounded sides, the circular body rising from an unglazed footring to a cylindrical neck flanked by a pair of scrolling ruyi handles, finely carved on each side with five... [Lire la suite]
13 août 2014

Yongle Blue-and-White Porcelains at the Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka

Blue-and-White Charger with Peony Design, Ming Dynasty, Yongle Period (1403-1424), d.44.7cm. Gift of SUMITOMO Group, the ATAKA Collection. The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka. © 2009 The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka. The central field of this plate depicts, within double circles, two peonies freely interlaced by scroll-like stems. Nine types of fruit including litchies, pomegranates, loquats and vines are painted in spray style around the rim inside the dish, while the outer surface has pomegranates and scrolls.... [Lire la suite]
30 mai 2014

A large Ming-style blue and white moonflask, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3433. A large Ming-style blue and white moonflask, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 20 in. (50.8 cm.) high. Estimate HK$1,500,000 - HK$2,000,000 ($194,359 - $259,145). Price Realized HK$6,040,000 ($782,437). © Christie's Images Ltd 2014. The moonflask is finely painted on the front and back in underglaze blue with eight lotus petal-shaped panels, each enclosing one of the Eight Buddhist Emblems, bajixiang radiating from a central raised boss centred by a stylised flower-head and divided by keyfret and lappet bands.... [Lire la suite]
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28 mai 2014

A fine and very rare Ming tianbai-glazed anhua-decorated moonflask, bianping, Yongle period (1403-1424)

A fine and very rare Ming tianbai-glazed anhua-decorated moonflask, bianping, Yongle period (1403-1424). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The elegant flask is well potted with a flattened, but slightly domed, circular lower section and a globular upper section narrowing to a short neck and a mouth contracting to match the width of the waisted area between the upper and lower sections of the vessel. The flask stands on a rectangular foot and has strap handles on either side, joining the neck and shoulders of the... [Lire la suite]

27 mai 2014

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

Lot 733. A blue and white Ming-style moonflask, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 50.3 cm., 19 3/4 in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot sold 750,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. of flattened form with gently domed sides rising from a spreading foot to a ribbed cylindrical neck, set with a pair of scroll handles, brilliantly painted in vivid tones of cobalt-blue with the ‘heaped and piled’ effect, the domed sides decorated with eight radiating lappet panels each enclosing the beribboned bajixiang around a raised... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2014

A rare Imperial famille rose moonflask, bianhu, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 84. A rare Imperial famille rose moonflask, bianhu, Qianlong seal mark and of the period(17366-1795); 21.5cm (8 1/2in) high. Estimate £100,000 - 150,000 (€120,000 - 180,000). Sold for £ 218,500 (€ 244,933). Photo Bonhams. The flattened circular body exquisitely enamelled on each side with an iron-red bat in flight above three peaches issuing from a flowering foliate branch on the raised centre boss, flanked by two energetic pink-scaled confronted five-clawed dragons between lotus blossoms at the top... [Lire la suite]
30 novembre 2013

South London council sells Chinese antiques for millions at Christie's in Hong Kong

An important and rare blue and white moonflask Bianping. Sold for: HK$28,120,000 / US$3,644,352. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2013. HONG KONG (AFP).- A south London council raised millions of pounds Wednesday after controversially selling 24 Chinese antique ceramic items at a Christie's auction in Hong Kong. The collection, including vases, bowls and boxes, fetched a total of HK$102.4 million ($13.2 million) for Croydon Council -- with a blue and white Ming dynasty moonflask the most expensive item at HK$28.1 million. The... [Lire la suite]
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05 novembre 2013

A Chinese Celadon Glaze Moonflask, Yongzheng mark and period

A Chinese Celadon Glaze Moonflask, Yongzheng mark and period. Photo courtesy Lyon and Turnbull ASIAN ART IN LONDON. 31st October - 9th November 2013. Lyon and Turnbull. Asian Works of Art. Lee Young, Douglas Girton. Phone +44 (0)131 557 8844 - Phone London +44 (0)20 7930 9115 - Fax +44 (0)131 557 8668 - Email lee.young@lyonandturnbull.com - Website www.lyonandturnbull.com