04 octobre 2019

A pair of blue and white 'dragon' dishes, Qianlong seal marks and period (1736-1795)

Lot 601. A pair of blue and white 'dragon' dishes, Qianlong seal marks and period (1736-1795). Diameter 6 7/8  in., 17.3 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 USD. Lot sold 27,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. each with shallow rounded sides resting on a gently tapering foot, the exterior painted with nine dragons in various poses, one frontal and eight in profile, all against cresting waves and below a band of interlocking coins, the interior painted with a medallion enclosing a sinuous... [Lire la suite]

03 octobre 2019

A famille-rose 'floral' vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 664. A famille-rose 'floral' vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Height 17 in., 43.3 cm. Estimate  20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 27,500 USD. © Sotheby's the ovoid body resting on a splayed foot and rising to a tall cylindrical neck flaring at the rim, brightly enameled allover with a twisting tree branch and tangled stems of lush flowers growing amidst pierced sapphire-blue rockwork, including blooms of hibiscus, chrysanthemum, and lingzhi-shaped coxcomb, the... [Lire la suite]
29 septembre 2019

A brown-glazed shallow bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 648. A brown-glazed shallow bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Diameter 6 5/8  in., 17.1 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 15,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the gently flaring sides resting on a short straight foot and rising to a slightly everted rim, with two molded filets encirling the exterior, covered overall in a lustrous silvery-russet glaze, the recessed base glazed white and inscribed with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue. ... [Lire la suite]
29 septembre 2019

A pale café-au-lait glazed ogee-form bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period

Lot 637. A pale café-au-lait glazed ogee-form bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Diameter 6  1/8  in., 15.7 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot Sold 32,500 USD. © Sotheby's.  with deep flared sides and a constricted waist, resting on a short straight foot, the exterior glazed a light café-au-lait, the interior and recessed base glazed white, the base with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue. Provenance: Collection of E. G.... [Lire la suite]
29 septembre 2019

A fine copper-red-glazed bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 634. A fine copper-red-glazed bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Diameter  5 3/4  in., 14.8 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot Sold 16,250 USD. © Sotheby's.  the deep rounded sides resting on a straight foot rising to an everted rim, the exterior glazed a rich crimson stopping neatly just above the foot, the rim, interior and recessed base glazed white, the underside inscribed with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue. ... [Lire la suite]
29 septembre 2019

A glazed cut-work bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 624. A glazed cut-work bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Diameter 5 1/4  in., 13.4 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 17,500  USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. thinly potted, the gently rounded sides with a cut-out frieze of lotus borne on stylized stems, covered inside and out with a clear glaze that fills in the cut-out design to create a plique-a-jour effect, the base with the six-character seal mark in underglaze blue. Provenance:... [Lire la suite]

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]