02 février 2018

A gilt-decorated brown-ground archaistic 'hu' vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 1844. A gilt-decorated brown-ground archaistic 'hu' vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 20.5 cm., 8 in. Estimate 100,000 - 10,000 HKD. Lot sold 250,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2010. of pear shape supported on a tall foot, the rich brown glazed globular body pencilled in gold with a pair of archaic taotie masks flanked by two further mythical masks, reserved on a leiwan ground between bands of pendant and upright leaf lappets, all below a further band... [Lire la suite]

01 février 2018

A large yellow-ground grisaille box and cover, Qing dynasty, Guangxu period (1875-1908)

Lot 1952. A large yellow-ground grisaille box and cover, Qing dynasty, Guangxu period (1875-1908); 32.2 cm., 12 5/8 in. Estimate 250,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot Sold 740,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's 2010. of circular form, the central medallion of the domed cover painted with a full-frontal dragon encircling a 'flaming pearl', surrounded by sprigs of narcissus, lingzhi, grapes, peach, petunia and peach blossoms, all painted in grisaille reserved on a vivid yellow ground, enclosed within a stylised... [Lire la suite]
31 janvier 2018

A very important and magnificent Imperial pearl court necklace (chao zhu), Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 1813. A very important and magnificent Imperial pearl court necklace (chao zhu), Qing dynasty, 18th century; diameter 134 cm., 52 3/4 in. weight: 330 g. pearl diameter 9.60 - 10.65 mm. Estimate 8,000,000 — 12,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 67,860,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2010. consisting of a strand of 108 freshwater Eastern pearls divided into groups of twenty-seven by four fotou (Buddha heads') large coral beads flanked by pairs of lapis-lazuli, the foutou at the... [Lire la suite]
31 janvier 2018

A pair of 'famille-rose' jardinieres and stands, Qing dynasty, Guangxu period (1875-1908)

Lot 405. A pair of 'famille-rose' jardinieres and stands, Qing dynasty, Guangxu period (1875-1908); width of stand 6 3/4 in., 17.3 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 21,250 USD. Photo Sotheby's 2010  each of rectangular form tapering to four bracket feet, the white ground finely painted with a continuous scene of birds amidst leafy branches of purple and pink peonies, inscribed in iron-red Dayazhai beside the Tian Diyi Jia Chun sealmark just below the... [Lire la suite]
31 janvier 2018

A fine blue-ground 'famille-rose' vase, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period (1821-1850), Shende Tang mark

Lot 263. A fine blue-ground 'famille-rose' vase, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period (1821-1850), Shende Tang mark; height 13 3/8 in., 34 cm. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Lot sold 140,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's 2010 the body well painted with four roundels within a gold collar, each finely painted with 'one hundred boys at play' reserved on a pale blue enamel ground between Buddhist Emblems born amidst scrolling lotus, the tall waisted neck set by a pair of stylized iron-red... [Lire la suite]
31 janvier 2018

A 'huanghuali' square-corner cabinet (fangjiao gui), Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 341. A 'huanghuali' square-corner cabinet (fangjiao gui), Qing dynasty, 18th century; 75 3/4 by 40 by 42 1/2 in., 192.4 by 101.6 by 108 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot Sold 158,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2010. the large cabinet set with a pair of hinged doors composed of single-board floating panel within rectangular frames, all above a blind rectangular panel and a plain apron, the shorter sides with similar aprons, opening to reveal the interior with two shelves, the upper shelf... [Lire la suite]

31 janvier 2018

A pair of waistless 'zitan' tables, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 351. A pair of waistless 'zitan' tables, Qing dynasty, 19th century; 33 by 45 by 15 3/4 in., 84 by 115 by 40 cm. Estimate 30,000—50,000 USD. Lot Sold  254,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2010. each with two rectangular top panels set within a rectangular frame, continuing down to fluted legs of rectangular cross-section and ending in scroll-end feet, the apron of lattice and archaistic scroll form (2). Sotheby's. Fine Ceramics and works of Art. 15 Sept 2010. New York
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30 janvier 2018

A fine Dehua figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 107A. A fine Dehua figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 28 cm, 11 in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 62,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2017.  seated in lalitasana, wearing long flowing robes, the face with a serene downcast expression and hair ornately tied and set with jewellery, the reverse impressed with a gourd-shaped He Chaozong mark .  Provenance: Collection of Vilhelm Meyer (1878-1935). Thence by descent... [Lire la suite]
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29 janvier 2018

A rare 'faux-bois' and marbled brushpot, Qing dynasty

Lot 260. A rare 'faux-bois' and marbled brushpot, Qing dynasty; 16cm., 6 1/4 in. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 6,250 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2009. of slightly waisted cylindrical form, decorated around the exterior with three calligraphic inscriptions reserved on a broad marbled band, all within faux-bois bands to the bottom and top continuing over the rim into the interior. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 04 Nov 2009
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29 janvier 2018

A gilt powder-blue-ground vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 257. A gilt powder-blue-ground vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 25.3cm., 9 7/8 in. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 3,750 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2009. the slender ovoid body rising to a tall waisted neck and flared rim, decorated with a bird and butterflies amongst flowering peony, below a band of floret panels on a diaper ground. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 04 Nov 2009