03 décembre 2018

A blue and white 'Dragon' dish, seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850)

Lot 660. A blue and white 'Dragon' dish, seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850); 17.3 cm, 6 3/4  in. Estimate: 30,000-50,000 HKD. Lot sold 68,750 HKD. © Sotheby's. painted on the interior with a writhing dragon reaching for a flaming pearl amidst flame wisps, the underside similarly decorated with two dragons, six-character seal mark.  Provenance: Tai Sing Fine Antiques Ltd., Hong Kong, 8th May 2004. Property from the Xinyangtang Collection.  Sotheby's. Chinese... [Lire la suite]

03 décembre 2018

An iron-red and blue and white bowl, seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850)

Lot 656. An iron-red and blue and white bowl, seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850); 10.4 cm, 4 1/8  in. Estimate: 40,000-60,000 HKD. Lot sold 118,750 HKD. © Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides supported on a straight foot, decorated on the exterior with eight lotus blossoms interlinked by foliate strapwork, each lotus supporting one of the bajixiang emblems painted in iron red.  Provenance: Collection of Simon Kwan.Christie's Hong Kong, 20th September 2002,... [Lire la suite]
01 décembre 2018

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

Lot 413. A pair of blue and white 'dragon' bowls, seal marks and period of Daoguang  (1821-1850); 14.9 cm, 5 7/8  in. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 HKD. Lot sold 237,500 HKD. © Sotheby's. each painted with two five-clawed dragons striding amidst clouds, the interior with a medallion enclosing a dragon, wood stands. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 29 november 2018
03 octobre 2018

A pair of blue and white 'lotus bouquet' small dishes, seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850)

Lot 3663. A pair of blue and white 'lotus bouquet' small dishes, seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850); 11.7 cm, 4 5/8  in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot Sold 125,000 HKD (15,945 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. each with rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to a slightly everted rim, the interior painted with a central medallion enclosing a beribboned bouquet of blooming lotuses, arrowheads and other water weeds, encircled by a composite floral meander below a classic... [Lire la suite]
29 juillet 2018

A fine yellow-ground famille-rose bowl, Seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850)

Lot 171. A fine yellow-ground famille-rose bowl, Seal mark and period of Daoguang  (1821-1850). Diameter 6 in., 15.2 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Lot sold 425,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to an everted rim, brightly enameled around the exterior with a frieze of exotic flowers including day lily and chrysanthemum, all reserved on a bright rich yellow ground, the interior with five iron-red bats (wufu) in... [Lire la suite]
05 juillet 2018

A pair of lime-green ground famille-rose vases, gu, seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850)

Lot 2076. A pair of lime-green ground famille-rose vases, gu, seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850); 42.5 cm, 16 3/4 in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD ( 57,843 — 77,125 EUR). Lot Sold 980,000 HKD (94,478 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's.  each of archaistic gu form, the central globular body supported on a bell-shaped foot surmounted by a widely flaring trumpet neck, brightly and finely painted around the body with bajixiang amid... [Lire la suite]

04 juillet 2018

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

Lot 2073. A famille-rose 'bamboo and fruit' bowl, seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850); 10.7 cm, 4 1/4 in. Estimate 200,000 — 250,000 HKD (19,281 — 24,101 EUR). Lot Sold 400,000 HKD (38,562 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's.  the finely potted sides painted on the exterior with passion fruit growing on flowering and leafy vines and tendrils wrapped around bamboo stalks, two of the ripe fruit with skin bursting open to reveal the orange flesh... [Lire la suite]
04 juillet 2018

A fine blue and white bottle vase, Seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850)

Lot 2059. A fine blue and white bottle vase, Seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850); 30.2 cm., 11 7/8 in. Estimate 300,000 - 400,000 HKD ( 28,922 — 38,562 EUR). Lot Sold 560,000 HKD (53,987 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's the slightly tapered cylindrical body supported on a splayed foot, rising to an angular shoulder below a long slender neck, the main body painted in vivid cobalt blue simulating Ming dynasty 'heaping and piling', with ten vertical panels of stylised flower... [Lire la suite]
04 juillet 2018

A pair of blue and white dishes, seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850)

Lot 2057. A pair of blue and white dishes, seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850); 11.5 cm., 4 1/2 in. Estimate 120,000 — 150,000 USD ( 11,569 — 14,461 EUR). Lot Sold 187,500 HKD (18,076 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's each painted with a bouquet of blossoming lotus flowers tied by a flowing ribbon in the centre of the interior, encircled by a register of composite leafy floral scroll at the cavetto and a cloud-scroll border at the rim, the exterior... [Lire la suite]
29 juin 2018

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

Lot 3237. A pair of blue and white 'dragon' bowls, Seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850); 11 cm., 4 1/4 in. Estimate 200,000-300,000 HKD (19,572 — 29,357 EUR). Lot sold 250,000 HKD (24,464 EUR). 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... [Lire la suite]