19 février 2024

White Jade Tripod Ewer and Cover, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Mark and Period (1736-1795)

  White Jade Tripod Ewer and Cover, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Mark and Period (1736-1795). National Palace Museum, Taipei. The shape is imitated from the Shang and Zhou bronze wine vessels "Zhi". The shape of a long-necked animal, the shape of a bird looking back, the round belly connected to the crotch-shaped bottom, and the top cover of a dragon are highly decorative. The outer edge of the mouth is incised with a single line of official inscription "Qianlong Antique Period of the Qing Dynasty".

31 janvier 2024

Spring and Dragon: Shanghai Museum Year of the Dragon Spring Exhibition

SHANGHAI - It’s the Year of the Dragon in Jiachen, and the new year is auspicious. The dragon is a creation myth that spans thousands of years and is also a spiritual totem that the Chinese nation is proud of. The oracle bone inscriptions of the dragon ( ) have horns, a huge mouth, a curved body, a hooked tail, and a clear shape. However, there are still many different opinions on its origin, including reptiles, astronomy, totems, insects, etc., which brings together the imagination of ancient and modern... [Lire la suite]
27 août 2022

A pair of imperial inscribed famille rose 'garden landscape' wall vases, Qianlong marks and period (1736-1795)

Lot 3412. A pair of imperial inscribed famille rose 'garden landscape' wall vases, Qianlong marks and period (1736-1795). H 51cm. Sold for HKD 4,560,000 (Estimate HKD 3,800,000 - 4,800,000). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited 2022 The decoration is clearly influenced by the Western Rococo style of decoration, with a compact and full-bodied layout, bright and dazzling colours, and a delicate and refined brushwork. One of the bottles has a poem inscribed in ink on its belly in the... [Lire la suite]
27 août 2022

A Ru-type gourd-shaped moonflask, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 3412. A Ru-type gourd-shaped moonflask, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795). H 51cm. Sold for HKD 1,200,000 (Estimate HKD 1,000,000 - 1,800,000). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited 2022 Provenance: 1. English private collection2. Old Alice Boney Collection, acquired in the United States in the 1940s. The Qianlong emperor was particularly fond of antiquity, so the imperial kilns of the Qianlong reign were full of copies and imitations of famous porcelains of the past.... [Lire la suite]
27 août 2022

A Ru-type double vase, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 3412. A Ru-type double vase, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795). H 18.3cm. Sold for HKD 2,280,000 (Estimate HKD 1,000,000 - 1,500,000). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited 2022 The vase is of a dish mouth, with a short neck and broad shoulders, a tapering underbelly, and a wide flared foot, the form of which is simple and neat, like the twin beauties on their shoulders. The entire body is covered with an imitation ruy glaze, which is plain and unglazed, and the glaze is rich and... [Lire la suite]
26 août 2022

A fine and rare pink-glazed 'chrysanthemum' dish, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 3408. A fine and rare pink-glazed 'chrysanthemum' dish, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795). L 30cm. Sold for HKD 900,000 (Estimate HKD 300,000 - 800,000). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited 2022 The chrysanthemum-petal dish is a valuable variety from the imperial kilns of the Qing dynasty, which began firing during the Yongzheng period. This rouge-glazed chrysanthemum-petal dish has an open mouth and chrysanthemum-petal shaped walls with shallow curved walls and a thin,... [Lire la suite]

26 août 2022

A large superb blue and white 'lotus and pond' vase, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795)

  Lot 3404. A large superb blue and white 'lotus and pond' vase, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795). H 54cm. Sold for HKD 24,000,000 (Estimate HKD 15,000,000 - 22,000,000). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited 2022 Provenance: 1. Collection of Italian collectors, acquired from China in the early 20th century2. Sotheby's, London, 12 November 2003, no. 1723. Important private collection4. Christie's Hong Kong, 27 May 2008, no. 15795. Old North American Ten-Faced Lingbi... [Lire la suite]
25 juillet 2022

A flambé-glazed vase, gu, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 3336. A flambé-glazed vase, gu, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795). H 36.5cm. Sold for HKD 1,140,000 (Estimate HKD 800,000 - 1,200,000). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited 2022. Provenance: 1. Marchant, London 2. Collection of M. H. Hall, no. 553 3. Collection of E. T. Hall 4. Christie's London, 7 June 2004, lot 133 5. The Ten-views Lingbi Rock Retreat Collection, purchased from Eskenazi, no. EK388. Poly Auction. Colours Beyond Landscapes: Important Chinese Art... [Lire la suite]
25 juillet 2022

A pair of pale-celadon glazed vases with ‘kui dragon’ handles, Qianlong marks and period (1736-1795)

Lot 3335. A pair of pale-celadon glazed vases with ‘kui dragon’ handles, Qianlong marks and period (1736-1795). H 20cm. Sold for HKD 4,560,000 (Estimate HKD 3,600,000 - 6,000,000). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited 2022. Provenance: A Yorkshire collection, United Kingdom. Poly Auction. Colours Beyond Landscapes: Important Chinese Art including European and American Collections, Hong Kong, 14 July 2022
25 juillet 2022

A clair-de-lune-glazed and blue enamelled 'phoenix' tripod jar, yulouzun, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 3307. A clair-de-lune-glazed and blue enamelled 'phoenix' tripod jar, yulouzun, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795). D 21cm. Sold for HKD 1,440,000 (Estimate HKD 1,800,000 - 2,200,000). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited 2022. Provenance: Tokyo Art Club. Poly Auction. Colours Beyond Landscapes: Important Chinese Art including European and American Collections, Hong Kong, 14 July 2022