24 juillet 2020

A fine and rare pair of doucai 'Floral' bowls, Seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850)

Lot 3113. A fine and rare pair of doucai 'Floral' bowls, Seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850); 14.5 cm, 5 3/4 in. Estimate 700,000 — 900,000 HKD. Lot sold 812,500  HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's each superbly decorated around the exterior in vivid enamels of iron-red, yellow, green and aubergine with six different exotic blooms borne on a continuous undulating scroll issuing curling leaves, above a band of ruyi-heads linked by petals, all delicately outlined in underglaze... [Lire la suite]

19 avril 2020

A fine pair of coral-ground famille-rose 'Peony' bowls, seal marks and period of Daoguang

Lot 3636. A fine pair of coral-ground famille-rose 'Peony' bowls, seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850); 11 cm., 4 1/4  in. Estimate 150,000 — 250,000 HKD. Lot Sold 600,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s. each well potted with deep rounded sides resting on a short foot, the exterior brilliantly enamelled in vibrant colours with three pink peony blossoms, each against a lemon-yellow ground, with curling foliated scrolls issuing stylised leaves and... [Lire la suite]
19 avril 2020

A fine wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowl, Seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850)

Lot 3628. A fine wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowl, Seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850). Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot Sold 250,000  HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s. the rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a gently flaring rim, painted to the exterior with a green and a red dragon striding in pursuit of flaming pearls, divided by a pair of swooping phoenix, all below a band of bajixiang interspersed with ruyi emblems, the interior with a... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2020

A coral-red reverse-painted bowl, seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850)

Lot 3176. A coral-red reverse-painted bowl, seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850); 13 cm., 5 1/8 in. Estimate 70,000 — 90,000 HKD. Lot Sold 212,500 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. delicately potted, the exterior finely decorated in iron-red enamel with a row of peony flower heads alternating with smaller lotus flowers all borned on a meandering foliate scroll above a row of lotus blooms linked to the same scrolls, all reserved against a bright coral-coloured iron... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2020

A pair of doucai ogee-shaped bowls with Daoist emblems, seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850)

Lot 3174. A pair of doucai ogee-shaped bowls with Daoist emblems, seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850); 20.2 cm., 8 in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD. Lot Sold 350,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the wide tapering foot of each rising to rounded sides and flaring rim, the interior painted in bright enamels with a roundel of stylised chrysanthemum and peach below eight beribboned Daoist emblems on the cavetto, the exterior painted with a dense composite... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2020

A fine pair of doucai chrysanthemum 'roundels' jars and covers, seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850)

Lot 3170. A fine pair of doucai chrysanthemum 'roundels' jars and covers, seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850). Estimate 2,000,000 — 2,500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 2,420,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of ovoid form rising to a straight neck and tapering to the footrim, finely painted with double-chrysanthemum roundels and stylised lotus in an alternating double register, beneath a blue border of upright ruyi heads below the neck and above another... [Lire la suite]

27 mars 2020

A famille-rose 'lotus pond' bowl, seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850)

Lot 3090. A famille-rose 'lotus pond' bowl, seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850); 15 cm., 6 in. Estimate 250,000 — 350,000 HKD. Lot Sold 800,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. well potted with rounded sides rising straight up from a short foot, finely decorated on the exterior with a white enamelled crane standing in continuous scene of lotus flowers in a pond, the base with an underglaze blue six-character mark. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2020

A pair of yellow-ground famille-rose bowls, seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850)

Lot 3075. A pair of yellow-ground famille-rose bowls, seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850); 18.2 cm, 7 1/8 in. Estimate  1,500,000 — 2,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,820,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to an everted rim, brightly enamelled around the exterior with an undulating leafy composite floral scroll, all reserved on a rich lemon-yellow ground, the interior with the wufu ('five bats') in iron-red,... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2020

A very fine ruby-ground sgraffiato medallion bowl, seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850)

Lot 3080. A very fine ruby-ground sgraffiato medallion bowl, seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850); 14.5 cm, 5 5/8 in. Estimate  800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,580,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to a slightly everted rim, finely enamelled around the exterior with four medallions enclosing auspicious fruits, flowers and red and yellow lozenges, divided by lotus flowers and foliage all reserved on a... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2020

A fine ruby-ground sgraffiato medallion bowl, seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850)

  Lot 3074. A fine ruby-ground sgraffiato medallion bowl, seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850); 15 cm., 5 7/8 in. Estimate  400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot Sold 500,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to a slightly everted rim, finely enamelled around the exterior with four medallions enclosing auspicious fruits, flowers and red and yellow lozenges, divided by lotus flowers and foliage all reserved on a rich... [Lire la suite]