07 septembre 2019

A rare famille-rose 'Tribute bearers' double gourd vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 666. A rare famille-rose 'Tribute bearers' double gourd vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Height 12 7/8  in., 32.5 cm. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Lot Sold 75,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the globular lower bulb surmounted by a smaller ovoid-form upper bulb rising to a slender neck, finely enameled allover with foreign tribute bearers scattered in a mountainous landscape scene with fabulous beasts, including one seated on a white elephant, another holding a sleeve... [Lire la suite]

07 septembre 2019

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

Lot 623. A fine blue and white 'floral' hu vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Height 19 1/4  in., 48.8 cm. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Lot Sold 162,500 USD. © Sotheby's. of archaistic form, well-painted in brilliant tones of underglaze blue with simulated 'heaping and piling', the ovoid body encircled by two bands, the upper with continuous lotus scroll, the lower with a composite floral meander, all between slightly raised double-line borders, the shoulder set... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2019

A teadust-glazed bottle vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 630. A teadust-glazed bottle vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Height 13 in., 33 cm. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. © Sotheby's.  stoutly potted with the compressed globular body rising from a splayed foot to a tall cylindrical neck, applied overall with a mottled olive-green glaze flecked with a fine golden-yellow mist, the foot ring dressed in a dark wash, the base incised with a six-character seal mark reserved in a square beneath a brown glaze. Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2019

A Guan-type faceted vase (hu), Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 628. A Guan-type faceted vase (hu), Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Height 5 3/4  in., 14.6 cm. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. © Sotheby's.  the pear-shaped body of quadrangular section with canted corners, all supported on a straight foot and set with two lug handles at the neck, covered overall in a creamy pale bluish-green glaze suffused with fine taupe-colored craquelure, the base with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue. Provenance: Collection of... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2019

A superb flambé-glazed handled vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 875. A superb flambé-glazed handled vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Height 8 5/8  in., 21.9 cm. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 USD. Lot Sold 112,500 USD. © Sotheby's.  the well potted body rising from a splayed foot to a tall tapered neck and lipped rim, the angular shoulders flanked by a pair of scroll handles and a bowstring band below, the exterior covered with a vibrant plum-colored glaze streaked with sky blue and crimson, thinning to mushroom... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2019

A fine and rare Ru-type bottle vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 627. A fine and rare Ru-type bottle vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Height 10 1/2  in., 26.6 cm. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 USD. Lot Sold 312,500 USD. © Sotheby's.  elegantly potted with a compressed globular body sweeping up to a tall cylindrical neck with a straight mouth, all supported on a short splayed foot, covered overall in a thick pale blue-gray glaze suffused throughout with a fine network of craquelure, the foot dressed in a brown wash... [Lire la suite]

06 septembre 2019

A large and extremely rare blue and white 'Immortals' vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 622. A large and extremely rare blue and white 'Immortals' vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Height 16 1/4  in., 41.5 cm. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 USD. Lot Sold 1,400,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the tall ovoid body rising from a straight foot to rounded shoulders and an everted rim, the exterior of the vessel finely painted in brilliant varying tones of cobalt blue with the Eight Daoist Immortals holding their respective attributes and standing on... [Lire la suite]
25 août 2019

Qianlong Monochrome sold at Sotheby's New York, 18 March 2008

Lot 123. A Flambé-Glazed Vase, Fanghu, Qianlong Incised Seal Mark and Period (1736-1795); height 11 3/8 in., 29 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 15,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the swelling body of rectangular section, with slightly waisted vertical neck, front and back molded with a 'peach'-form panel, the neck flanked by twin lug handles, all on a conforming low foot, the body with a flowing glaze of ox-blood red, lilac-blue and purple, thinning to ivory at the extremities, the... [Lire la suite]
27 juillet 2019

An iron-red and underglaze-blue 'Dragon' dish, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 346. An iron-red and underglaze-blue 'Dragon' dish, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795); 17.5cm., 6 7/8 in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 13,750 GBP. © Sotheby's. the rounded sides supported on a short foot, painted to the interior with a central medallion enclosing an iron-red five-clawed dragon writhing amongst cresting blue waves, the exterior similarly decorated with nine further dragons amongst waves, all below a band of cash coins, the base inscribed with a... [Lire la suite]
26 juillet 2019

A blue and white ‘Floral scroll’ bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 227. A blue and white ‘Floral scroll’ bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795); 16.1cm., 6 3/8 in. Estimate 3,000 - 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 3,500 GBP. © Sotheby's. thickly potted, the rounded sides rising from a short foot, painted to the exterior with composite floral blooms borne on undulating leafy stems, the base inscribed with a six-character seal mark. Provenance: Fürstlich Ysenburgisches Fideicomiss, Büdingen (according to label). Sotheby's. Fine... [Lire la suite]