16 avril 2017

A turquoise-ground famille-rose and gilt brushpot, Seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850)

Lot 3688. A turquoise-ground famille-rose and gilt brushpot, Seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850), 11.8 cm, 4 5/8  in. Estimate 400,000 — 500,000 HKD. Lot sold 500,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.  of cylindrical form, brightly enamelled to the exterior with gilt outlines, depicting stylised shou characters and bats suspending musical chimes, interspersed amongst lotus blooms borne on intertwining foliate strapwork, below a ruyi band at the rim and above... [Lire la suite]

14 octobre 2016

A famille-rose 'three goats' vase, Seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850)

Lot 3674. A famille-rose 'three goats' vase, Seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850). Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Unsold. Photo: Sothebys. of baluster form with a globular body rising to a tall waisted neck flanked by a pair of elephant-head handles, the body painted in pastel tones with three goats in a garden amid peonies, camellias and trees, set between two bands of stylised trefoil ruyi lappets, the neck detailed with a pair of formal lotus flowerheads with scrolling... [Lire la suite]
14 octobre 2016

A fine pair of yellow-ground famille-rose 'flower and wufu' bowls , Seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850)

Lot 3675. A fine pair of yellow-ground famille-rose 'flower and wufu' bowls , Seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850). Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,312,500 HKD. Photo: Sothebys.  each with deep rounded sides rising from a short foot to a gently everted rim, the exterior densely decorated in the famille-rose palette with multi-coloured flowering and budding stylised blooms, including lotus, lily and finger-citron blossoms, all wreathed by curling... [Lire la suite]
20 juillet 2016

An incised yellow-enamelled bowl, Seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850)

Lot 599. An incised yellow-enamelled bowl, Seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850). Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Lot sold 25,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's incised with two scaly five-clawed dragons striding above waves chasing a 'flaming pearl, applied overall with a yellow glaze, save for the interior and the base left white, the latter inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character seal mark; 11.2 cm., 4 3/8  in.  Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 03 Dec 2015
14 juillet 2016

A pair of blue and white 'dragon' bowls, Seal marks and period of Daoguang

Lot 3237. A pair of blue and white 'dragon' bowls, Seal marks and period of Daoguang. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 250,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.  each with curved sides supported on a short foot rising to a slightly everted rim, the exterior painted with bright washes of cobalt blue within pencilled outlines, depicting a pair of ferocious five-clawed dragons chasing 'flaming pearls' amongst clouds and flames, all above rocks and waves, the countersunk base... [Lire la suite]
12 juillet 2016

A pair of wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowls, Seal marks and period of Daoguang

Lot 3177. A pair of wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowls, Seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850); 14.8 cm., 5 7/8 in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD (29,357 — 39,143 EUR). Lot sold 740,000 HKD (72,415 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot to a slightly flared rim, finely painted on the exterior with a green and a red scaly dragon pacing over a ground of flowering scrolls in pursuit of a... [Lire la suite]

12 juillet 2016

A pair of fine green enamelled 'Dragon' wine cups, Seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850)

Lot 3175. A pair of fine green enamelled 'Dragon' wine cups, Seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850); 4.9 cm., 1 7/8 in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD (48,929 — 68,501 EUR). Lot sold 920,000 HKD (90,029 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's.  each with deep rounded sides rising from a short foot to the slightly everted rim, finely painted on the exterior with a pair of scaly dragons, one looking back over its shoulder, pacing over crested... [Lire la suite]
12 juillet 2016

A famille-rose 'Eight immortals' baluster vase, Seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850)

Lot 3186. A famille-rose 'Eight immortals' baluster vase, Seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850); 37.4 cm., 14 3/4 in. Estimate 1,000,000 — 1,500,000 HKD (97,858 — 146,787 EUR). Lot sold 1,160,000 HKD (113,515 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. the high-shouldered body rising to a waisted neck and an everted rim from a short straight foot, finely painted around the exterior with the 'Eight Immortals' in a grassy seascape laden with cragged rocks and a pine... [Lire la suite]
14 juin 2016

A red-glazed dish, Seal mark and period of Daoguang

Lot 822. A red-glazed dish, Seal mark and period of Daoguang. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 HKD. Lot sold 37,500 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. rising from a tapered foot to an everted rim, applied overall save with a rich crimson-red glaze, the white base inscribed with a six-character seal mark; 20.5 cm, 8 in. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 02 Jun 2016
12 juin 2016

A pair of blue and white 'iris' bowls, Seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850)

Lot 838. A pair of blue and white 'iris' bowls, Seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850). Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 HKD. Lot sold 100,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. each deftly decorated in purplish tones of cobalt, the interior with a central stylised bloom surrounded by a border of overlapping white and stippled ruyi, all below a border of square diapers, the exterior with iris blossoms between formal borders, the base inscribed with a six-character seal mark; 15.3 cm,... [Lire la suite]