01 juin 2019

A magnificent and rare pair of Canton tribute bejewelled and jadeite-inlaid silver-gilt boxes, Qianlong period (1736-1795) 

Lot 3114. A magnificent and rare pair of Canton tribute bejewelled and jadeite-inlaid silver-gilt boxes, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 1,800,000 - HKD 2,600,000. Price realised HKD 2,000,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. Each silver-gilt box is of octagonal-form, set with a jadeite plaque of conforming shape on each side, framed by borders comprised of seed pearls and red glass beads. The gilt base is chased with auspicious emblems within an octagonal panel,... [Lire la suite]

21 mai 2019

A cloisonné enamel tripod incense burner and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 121. A cloisonné enamel tripod incense burner and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 19 cm, 7 1/2. Estimate 10,000 — 20,000 GBP. Lot sold 27,500 GBP (35,533 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the hexagonal square sides rising from three toatie mask short legs, the body divided into three bands of archaistic geometric scrollwork and set with a pair of gilt-bronze dragon-headed handles, the domed cover similarly decorated with lotus and geometric scrollwork, all surmounted... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2019

A large pair of grisaille pug dogs, Qianlong period (1736-1795) 

Lot 10. A large pair of grisaille pug dogs, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 10 ½ in. (26.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The seated pugs with with alert black eyes, cropped ears and pink tongues. Provenance: With Jorge Welsh Works of Art, London and Lisbon. Literature: William R. Sargent, Chinese Porcelain in the Conde Collection, Madrid, 2014, p. 194. Note: The pug breed came from China and was a... [Lire la suite]
07 avril 2019

A Ru-Type Octagonal Vase, Qianlong Period, 1736-1795

Lot 3021. A Ru-Type Octagonal Vase, Qianlong Period, 1736-1795. H 33.2cm. Estimate HKD 500,000 - 700,000 (USD 63,685 - 89,159). Lot sold HKD 590,000 (USD 75,148). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited.  Poly Auction Hong Kong. Imperial Curiosity – Art of Interior Decoration, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 2 april 2019
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30 mars 2019

A Blue and White Cylindrical Jar and Cover, Qianlong Period, 1736-1795

Lot 3047. A Blue and White Cylindrical Jar and Cover, Qianlong Period, 1736-1795. H 28.5cm. Estimate HKD 200,000 - 300,000 (USD 25,478 - 38,217). Lot sold HKD 259,600 (USD 33,090). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Provenance: Christie's London, 8 November 2011, lot.389. Poly Auction Hong Kong. Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 2 april 2019 3:00PM
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22 mars 2019

A Blue and White and Copper Red ‘Dragon’ Moonflask, Qianlong Period, 1736-1795

Lot 3517. A Blue and White and Copper Red ‘Dragon’ Moonflask, Qianlong Period, 1736-1795. H 38.7cm. Estimate HKD 22,000,000 - 32,000,000 (USD 2,803,350 - 4,077,600). Lot sold HKD 33,040,000 (USD 4,208,305). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited The moonflask is potted with a flattened globular form supporting on a short straight foot. It is superbly and deftly painted on each side in soft ruby tones of copper-red with a ferocious full-faced dragon. The scaly five-clawed beast is framed by flaring horns and... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2018

A Very Rare Copper-Red-Glazed ‘Floral and Bird’ Moon Flask, Qianlong Period, 1736-1795

Lot 3419. A Very Rare Copper-Red-Glazed ‘Floral and Bird’ Moon Flask, Qianlong Period, 1736-1795. H 26.2cm. Estimate HKD 2,600,000 - 3,600,000 (USD 331,828 - 459,454). Lot sold HKD 4,366,000 (USD 557,215). © Poly Auction. Provenance: Private English Collection, Acquired in the 1960's.Sotheby’s London, 21 June 1983, lot.345Woolley & Wallis, 22 May 2007, lot 887Giuseppe Eskenazi, LondonThe Ten-Views Lingbi Rock Retreat Collection. Literatue: Haji Elias, A Dealer's Hand. The... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2018

A Ru-Type Square Double Gourd Vase, Qianlong Period, 1736-1795

Lot 3313. A Ru-Type Square Double Gourd Vase, Qianlong Period, 1736-1795. H 31cm. Estimate HKD 1,000,000 - 1,500,000 (USD 127,619 - 191,429). Lot sold HKD 2,124,000 (USD 271,063). © Poly Auction. With the lower bulb of square form and upper bulb of bottle shape, covered overall in ru-type glaze, the white base inscribed with a six-character mark in underglaze blue.  Provenance: Auction House in Toulon, France. Poly Hong Kong. Inheritance - A Selection Of... [Lire la suite]
02 janvier 2018

A fine inscribed and enamelled 'Autumn pavilion' mallet-shaped vase, Qianlong period (1736-1795) 

Lot 2125. A fine inscribed and enamelled 'Autumn pavilion' mallet-shaped vase, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 7 1/4 in. (18.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 6,000,000 - HKD 8,000,000. Price realised HKD 7,830,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2012.  The rounded body of the vase is finely potted with a broad base and a rounded shoulder under a high cylindrical neck. The exterior is superbly decorated in polychrome enamels with a continuous landscape comprising an architectural complex and figures... [Lire la suite]