17 mai 2019

A Ru-type censer, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 48. A Ru-type censer, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795); 20 cm, 7 7/8  in. Estimate 40,000 - 60,000 GBP.  Lot sold 93,750 GBP (121,134 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. of compressed circular form, resting on three short feet below a band of twelve bosses, the waisted neck rising to a flared mouth, the shoulder set with two lug-handles, and covered all over with an attractive crackled lavender-blue glaze stopping at the tip of the feet, the base inscribed with a six-character seal mark in underglaze... [Lire la suite]

05 mai 2019

A rare white-glazed soft paste archaistic vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 39. A rare white-glazed soft paste archaistic vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795); 24.5 cm, 9 3/4  in. Estimate £15,000 — 20,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. the baluster body rising from a recessed spreading foot to a broad round shoulder anda tall waisted neck set with a pair of elephant-head handles, carved and moulded around the body with a wide band of stylised taotie masks between keyfret bands, a band of stylised lotus lappets around the foot, the neck with a... [Lire la suite]
05 mai 2019

A copper-red bottle vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 51. A copper-red bottle vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795); 25 cm, 9 7/8  in. Estimate £8,000 — 12,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from a tall spreading foot to a tall cylindrical neck and slightly flared rim, covered in a deep copper-red glaze whitening at the rim, the base inscribed with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue.  Provenance: Christie’s Paris, 10th December 2014, lot 304. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art,... [Lire la suite]
03 mai 2019

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

Lot 37. A fine blue and white bottle vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795); 38 cm, 15 in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP (35,022 - 58,370 EUR). Lot sold 40,000 GBP (51,684 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the globular body rising from a short spreading foot to a tall waisted neck and a flared rim, moulded around the stepped shoulder and the body with fillet, the body brightly painted to simulate the 'heaping and piling' effect, depicting meandering composite floral scrolls above lappet and foliate scroll... [Lire la suite]
03 mai 2019

A Ming-style underglaze-blue yellow-ground bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 36. A Ming-style underglaze-blue yellow-ground bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795); 26 cm, 10 1/4  in. Estimate 12,000 — 18,000 GBP (14,009 - 21,013 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep gently rounded sides rising from a short spreading foot to a broad everted rim, painted in rich cobalt-blue tones to the interior with a floral medallion encircled by six further floral sprays and a floral sprig band at the rim, the exterior similarly decorated between keyfret and... [Lire la suite]
03 mai 2019

A yellow-ground underglaze blue 'Nine Peaches' dish, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 36. A yellow-ground underglaze blue  'Nine Peaches' dish, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795); 26.7 cm, 10 1/2  in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP (35,022 - 58,370 EUR). Lot Sold 75,000 GBP (96,908 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. painted to the centre with a medallion with gnarled leafy branches issuing nine peaches in inky tones of cobalt-blue, all within a double-line border repeated below the rim, the exterior with an undulating leafy scroll bearing... [Lire la suite]

25 avril 2019

A blue and white ingot-shaped dish, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 397. A blue and white ingot-shaped dish, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795); 18.1 cm, 7 1/8  in. Estimate £2,000 — 3,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. of ingot shape, densely painted to the interior with a central lotus blossom amidst scrolling foliage surrounded by four flying bats, the exterior similarly decorated with further lotuses, the base with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue. Sotheby's. St George Street Sale: Asian Art, London,  17 May 2019, 10:00 AM
24 mars 2019

A rare small Ming-style blue and white 'lotus' jar, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 738. A rare small Ming-style blue and white 'lotus' jar, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Height 4 1/8  in., 10.4 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 7,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of baluster form, well potted with the broad shoulders gently tapering to a recessed base, surmounted by a short, waisted neck with a lipped rim, painted around the body in deep shades of cobalt blue accented by contrived 'heaping and piling' with stylized lotus blossoms borne on... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2019

A famille-rose celadon-ground tripod censer, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 542. A famille-rose celadon-ground tripod censer, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Width across handles 10 3/8  in., 26.3 cm. Estimate 30,000 - 40,000 USD. Lot Sold 37,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the compressed globular body resting on three cabriole feet, rising to a straight neck and a thick lipped rim, the shoulders flanked by two upright handles sweeping outward and pierced with rectangular apertures, enameled allover with a stylized floral scroll interspersed... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2019

A fine celadon-glazed and gilt 'Rope-twist' vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 541. A fine celadon-glazed and gilt 'Rope-twist' vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Height 7 in., 17.8 cm. Estimate 60,000 - 80,000 USD. Lot Sold 75,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the globular body rounding to a waisted neck and everted rim, the sides modeled in low-relief with a continuous band of intertwining diamond trellis pattern set with an upright loop handle to either side in imitation of basketwork, the pattern highlighted in gilt, the exterior... [Lire la suite]