12 juillet 2015

A small 'lotus pond' box and cover, Qing dynasty, Daoguang-Xianfeng period, by Xu Xinshun

A small 'lotus pond' box and cover, Qing dynasty, Daoguang-Xianfeng period, by Xu Xinshun. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD. Lot sold.75,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. naturalistically modelled in the form of a lotus leaf, opening to reveal a small ecology of insect and aquatic plants evoking a lotus pond, signed Xu Xinshun zhi on a raised panel set on the interior of the cover; 10 cm., 3 7/8  in. Note: This finely potted and decorated box is by the hand of 19th century potter Xu... [Lire la suite]

12 juillet 2015

A ruby-red two-tiered circular box and cover, Qing dynasty

A ruby-red two-tiered circular box and cover, Qing dynasty. Estimate  80,000 — 120,000  HKD.  Lot sold. 100,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. of circular section with straight sides and a domed cover, the box comprising two separate tiers and a cover of corresponding form, the exterior applied overall with a ruby-red enamel of rich crushed-raspberry colour, the interior of the cover and the base of the trays enamelled turquoise, the base inscribed in iron-red with six-character apocryphal seal mark... [Lire la suite]
12 juillet 2015

A tourmaline 'peach' pendant and a 'gourd' pendant, Qing dynasty, 19th century

A tourmaline 'peach' pendant and a 'gourd' pendant, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate  40,000 — 60,000  HKD.  Lot sold. 137,500 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. the first carved in the round from a pale pink translucent stone in the form of a plump gourd beneath flowering vines, the second carved from a purplish-pink stone in the form of a ripening peach attached to a gnarled leafy stalk, both set with embellished gold mounts for suspension - 5.3 and 3.8 cm., 2 1/4  and 1 1/2 ... [Lire la suite]
12 juillet 2015

A carved tourmaline ‘chilong’ snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A carved tourmaline ‘chilong’ snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate  15,000 — 20,000  HKD.  Lot sold. 400,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. of rounded rectangular form, carved with two chilong clambering on the sides forming the handle, the translucent stone with natural inclusions; 5.2 cm., 2 in. Sotheby's. CHINESE ART. 01 JUNE 2015 - 02 JUNE 2015 | 3:15 PM HKT - HONG KONG
12 juillet 2015

A ruby-red overlay glass bottle vase, Qing dynasty, 19th century

A ruby-red overlay glass bottle vase, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate  180,000 — 220,000  HKD.  Lot sold. 225,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. he globular body surmounted by a tall cylindrical neck, supported on a splayed foot, the exterior skilfully carved through the pink overlay to the white ground with six large lotus blooms borne on meandering leafy scrolls issuing stylised curling leaves, all between two overlay bands bordering the rim and foot, the white base incised with an apocryphal... [Lire la suite]
12 juillet 2015

A multicoloured overlay yellow glass bottle vase, Qing dynasty, 19th century

A multicoloured overlay yellow glass bottle vase, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate  250,000 — 350,000  HKD.  Lot sold. 312,500 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. the opaque yellow glass body overlaid with a foliate spray of lotus picked out in translucent green, red, turquoise, orange, or blue overlays, the base wheel-cut with an apocryphal four-character Qianlong reign mark; 19 cm., 7 1/2  in. Sotheby's. CHINESE ART. 01 JUNE 2015 - 02 JUNE 2015 | 3:15 PM HKT... [Lire la suite]


12 juillet 2015

A ‘ge’-type handled vase, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

A ‘ge’-type handled vase, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Estimate  250,000 — 350,000  HKD.  Lot sold. 312,500 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. the pear-shaped body rising from a short splayed foot to a waisted neck and gently everted rim, the shoulder flanked by a pair of loop handles with ram’s head terminals with a thin raised fillet bordering the body, applied overall with an even pale greyish-celadon glaze suffused with a network of dark brown crackles, the base inscribed in... [Lire la suite]
11 juillet 2015

A large doucai 'Phoenix and Peony' meiping, Qing dynasty

A large doucai 'Phoenix and Peony' meiping, Qing dynasty. Estimate  100,000 — 150,000  HKD.  Lot sold. 200,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. the body sweeping to a high rounded shoulder, a short neck and lipped rim, decorated around the body with three main registers, the upper register with a pair of phoenix in flight, the central register with peony blooms, the lower register with a border of pendant plantain leaves, the base left in the biscuit; 62.5 cm., 24 5/8  in. Note: Compare... [Lire la suite]
11 juillet 2015

A doucai 'Flowers and Birds' meiping, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

A doucai 'Flowers and Birds' meiping, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Estimate  80,000 — 120,000  HKD.  Lot sold. 225,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. rising from a waisted foot to a tapering shoulder and short waisted neck, finely painted in underglaze blue and finely enamelled with two long-tailed birds among lush flowering branches of peony, prunus and magnolia, the neck collared with a band of ruyi, all between single or double-line borders encircling the neck and foot, apocryphal... [Lire la suite]
11 juillet 2015

A fine doucai 'Flower and Butterfly' wine cup, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

A fine doucai 'Flower and Butterfly' wine cup, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Estimate  50,000 — 70,000  HKD.  Lot sold. 437,500 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. delicately painted in underglaze-blue, iron-red and translucent green, yellow and aubergine enamels with four different butterflies fluttering above tall, slender grasses and flowering plants springing from outcrops of ornamental rockwork, the underside inscribed with a four-character Chenghua mark within a double-square; 9 cm., 3 1/2... [Lire la suite]