24 janvier 2020

An extremely rare 'Jun' foliate-mouth vase (zun), Northern Song Dynasty (960-1126)

Lot 131. An extremely rare 'Jun' foliate-mouth vase (zun) Northern Song Dynasty (960-1126). Height 11 7/8 in., 30.2 cm. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 USD. Lot sold 602,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's of archaic zun-form, the central globular bulb with a narrow ridge supported on a tall splayed foot, the elegant neck sweeping up the everted rim, the mouth festooned with five lobed, radiating petals, evenly covered overall in a lustrous lavender-blue glaze mottled with lilac and... [Lire la suite]

24 janvier 2020

A white-glazed 'Cizhou' vase, Northern Song Dynasty (960-1126)

Lot 128. A white-glazed 'Cizhou' vase, Northern Song Dynasty (960-1126). Height 7 3/4 in., 19.7 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 25,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's the trumpet-neck rising to a rolled rim above a shouldered baluster body, tapering sharply towards the flared foot, covered with a white slip under a clear glaze continuing inside the neck, the base unglazed. Provenance: John Sparks Ltd., London, 1970s. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New... [Lire la suite]
05 décembre 2019

A carved Qingbai-type 'fish dragon' bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1126)

Lot 406. A carved Qingbai-type 'fish dragon' bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1126); 12.7 cm, 5 in. Estimate HKD 10,000 — 15,000. Lot Sold 22,500 HKD. © Sotheby's. of bulbous form supported on a small rounded footrim, carved to the exterior with chrysanthemum scrolls and to the interior with a stylized fish dragon leaping among waves, applied with a greyish blue transparent glaze. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, including Snuff Bottles and Jades from an Old Hong Kong Family... [Lire la suite]
05 décembre 2019

A small Qingbai waterpot, Northern Song dynasty (960-1126)

Lot 400. A small Qingbai waterpot, Northern Song dynasty (960-1126); 6 cm, 2 3/8  in. Estimate HKD 30,000 — 40,000. Lot Sold 40,000 HKD. © Sotheby's. with rounded sides resting on a short foot, covered with a translucent pale blue glaze. Provenance: Guhuajian, Hong Kong, 31st October 1994. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, including Snuff Bottles and Jades from an Old Hong Kong Family Collection, Hong Kong, 28 november 2019
05 décembre 2019

A Dingyao foliate cupstand, Northern Song dynasty (960-1126)

Lot 408. A Dingyao foliate cupstand, Northern Song dynasty (960-1126); 11.8 cm, 4 5/8  in. Estimate HKD 10,000 - 15,000. Lot Sold 200,000 HKD. © Sotheby's. the curved sides rising from a short foot to a trilobed bracketed rim divided by three raised ribs, covered overall in a creamy ivory glaze pooling to characteristic teardrops. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, including Snuff Bottles and Jades from an Old Hong Kong Family Collection, Hong Kong, 28 november 2019
02 décembre 2019

A Henan russet-splashed bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1126)

Lot 312. A Henan russet-splashed bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1126); 17.7 cm, 7 in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000. Lot Sold 35,000 HKD (4,471 USD). © Sotheby's. applied overall save for the footring with a black glaze, the interior with three russet splashes.  Sotheby's. Chinese Art, including Snuff Bottles and Jades from an Old Hong Kong Family Collection, Hong Kong, 28 november 2019

01 décembre 2019

A carved Dingyao 'lotus' jar and cover, Northern Song dynasty (960-1126)

Lot 305. A carved Dingyao 'lotus' jar and cover, Northern Song dynasty (960-1126); 12.4 cm, 4 7/8  in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000. Lot Sold 106,250 HKD (13,573 USD). © Sotheby's. the ovoid body incised with two large lotus sprays, surmounted by a domed cover with a simple stud knop.  Provenance: Sotheby's New York, 21st September 2005, lot 26. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, including Snuff Bottles and Jades from an Old Hong Kong Family Collection, Hong Kong, 28 november... [Lire la suite]
10 novembre 2019

A Yue 'phoenix' box and cover, Northern Song dynasty (960-1126)

Lot 130. A Yue 'phoenix' box and cover, Northern Song dynasty (960-1126). Diameter 13.2 cm, 5¼ in. Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 7,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's.  moulded to the shallow domed over with a phoenix with outstretched wings amidst leafy flower scrolls, bordered with a broad raised band and surrounded with a band of combed design, the box with short flaring sides rising from a short spreading foot, applied overall with a translucent olive-green glaze. ... [Lire la suite]
10 novembre 2019

A Yue 'parrot' box and cover, Northern Song dynasty (960-1126)

Lot 126.  A Yue 'parrot' box and cover, Northern Song dynasty (960-1126). Diameter 13.7 cm, 5⅜ in. Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 5,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's.  the centre of the slightly domed cover moulded with a parrot with its wings outspread amidst floral bloom and foliage within three raised circles and surrounded by a band of foliage, the box with short flaring sides rising from a short spreading foot, covered overall in a olive-green glaze. Exhibited: Yueyao. The... [Lire la suite]
07 novembre 2019

Sotheby's Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art sales to take place on 28-29 November

HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s will present two sales of Chinese Works of Art at its Hong Kong Gallery this November: Ceramics and Jades from the Collection of Sir Quo-Wei Lee (28 November) and Chinese Art, including Snuff Bottles and Jades from an Old Hong Kong Family Collection (28-29 November). All works will be exhibited for public viewing from 22 – 27 November 2019.SALE HIGHLIGHTSCERAMICS AND JADES FROM THE COLLECTION OF SIR QUO-WEI LEE | 28 NovemberFollowing the success of the past two editions in 2018 and 2019, highlights of... [Lire la suite]