17 avril 2019

A pale celadon jade raft, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3458. A pale celadon jade raft, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 17.7 cm, 7 in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot sold 562,500 HKD (72,456 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. worked in the form of a long sampan boat with a curved woven canopy, with a deer and a crane seated recumbent at the prow, the bird clutching a leafy spray of peaches in its beak, at the rear a figure standing in long robes and a straw hat beside a basket of flowers, the hands raised steering a long paddle... [Lire la suite]

16 avril 2019

A blue and white 'Landscape' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 3642. A blue and white 'Landscape' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 44.3 cm, 17 3/8  in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot Sold 300,000 HKD (38,643 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's.  sturdily potted with a tall baluster body surmounted by a trumpet neck flaring at the rim, the body decorated with a continuous landscape scene and detailed with a recluse seated in a pavilion and looking out at the tranquil river, the neck bordered with a raised fillet... [Lire la suite]
14 avril 2019

A superb white jade 'crane' brush washer, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 3406. A superb white jade 'crane' brush washer, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 13.7 cm.,  5 3/8  in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 775,000  HKD (99,828 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. well hollowed to form a coup, the recumbent bird with wings folded on either side and clawed legs tucked underneath the body, its long neck curled backwards with head rested atop, carved with rounded eyes, a long pointed beak and an oval stippled crown, its body... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2019

A very rare inlaid lacquered wood figure of Guanyin, by Lu Kuisheng, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing – Daoguang period (1796-1850)

Lot 3508. A very rare inlaid lacquered wood figure of Guanyin, by Lu Kuisheng, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing – Daoguang period (1796-1850); 21.3 cm, 8 3/8  in. Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,187,500 HKD (152,962 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the deity depicted seated in the regal posture of rajalilasana, with the extended right arm supported on the raised knee, cloaked in long robes opening at the bare chest to reveal an inlaid beaded necklace above a... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2019

A pair of white jade 'quail' boxes and covers, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3402. A pair of white jade 'quail' boxes and covers, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). 8.2 cm, 3 1/2  in. Estimate 150,000 — 250,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,000,000 HKD (128,810 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. of mirror image, each depicted recumbent with legs tucked underneath its plump body, the head turned gently to one side, with round eyes and a short beak, the plumage finely worked in detail. Provenance: JRalph M. Chait Galleries, New York, 2003. Note: The... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2019

A doucai 'Phoenix' vase, yuhuchunping, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Lot 3609. A doucai 'Phoenix' vase, yuhuchunping, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735); 33.8 cm, 13 1/4  in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot sold 750,000 HKD (96,608 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. well potted with a pear-shaped body rising from a countersunk base to a tall tubular neck and wide everted rim, the body decorated with phoenix soaring with outstretched wings amidst undulating floral scrolls issuing curling foliage, the dense design interrupted with six raised ribs along the... [Lire la suite]

08 avril 2019

A finely enamelled lavender-ground famille-rose jardinière, Qing dynasty, Qianlong – Jiaqing period (1736-1820)

Lot 3509. A finely enamelled lavender-ground famille-rose jardinière, Qing dynasty, Qianlong – Jiaqing period (1736-1820); 26 cm, 10 1/4  in. Estimate 1,000,000 — 1,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,000,000 HKD (386,430 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. of square section, the straight sides flaring gently towards the everted rim and supported on four scrolled feet, each face brilliantly enamelled with a central floral medallion encircled by radiating lappets, surrounded by four large pink... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2019

A very rare famille-rose cloisonné-imitation bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

  Lot 3615. A very rare famille-rose cloisonné-imitation bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 34 cm, 13 3/8  in. Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,500,000 HKD (322,025 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the baluster body surmounted by a tall cylindrical neck flaring towards the rim, set with a pair of gilt brown-glazed archaistic dragon handles in openwork, ornately painted on the exterior with four roundels formed from a large lotus bloom wreathed... [Lire la suite]
07 avril 2019

A Blue Glass ‘Lotus’ Basin, Qing Dynasty, 1644-1911

Lot 3122. A Blue Glass ‘Lotus’ Basin, Qing Dynasty, 1644-1911; D 17.8cm H 9.5cm. Estimate HKD 120,000 - 200,000 (USD 15,284 - 25,474). Lot sold HKD 247,800 (USD 31,562). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited. Provenance: Christie's London, 14 October 2003, lot 106.  Poly Auction Hong Kong. Imperial Curiosity – Art of Interior Decoration, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 2 april 2019
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06 avril 2019

A white jade archaistic figure of a goose, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3624. A white jade archaistic figure of a goose, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 15.5 cm, 6 1/8  in. Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 3,750,000 HKD (161,013 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's depicted with its webbed feet tucked beneath its body, the crested head turned back and grasping in its beak a scrolling stem bearing lotus blooms and trailing around its neck, the substantial body with wings on either side and defined with archaistic plumage formed with zoomorphic... [Lire la suite]