29 mars 2020

A fine green-enamel 'dragon' jar and cover, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3171. A fine green-enamel 'dragon' jar and cover, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 21.5 cm., 8 1/2 in. Estimate 800,000 — 1,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 2,420,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the globular tapering body rising to a rounded shoulder set with a short straight neck, decorated in green enamel with a pair of ferocious dragons, each chasing a 'flaming pearl' amongst scrolling clouds, all beneath a frieze of bajixiang, the cover similarly decorated... [Lire la suite]

29 mars 2020

A fine green-enamel 'dragon' jar and cover, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3165. A fine green-enamel 'dragon' jar and cover, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 21.5 cm., 8 1/2 in. Estimate 1,000,000 — 1,500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 2,300,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the globular tapering body rising to a rounded shoulder set with a short straight neck, decorated in green enamel with a pair of ferocious dragons, each chasing a 'flaming pearl' amongst scrolling clouds, all beneath a frieze of bajixiang, the cover similarly decorated... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2020

A doucai 'phoenix and flower' dish, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3172. A doucai 'phoenix and flower' dish, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 19 cm., 7 1/2 in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot Sold 300,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. vividly painted in bright enamels against an underglaze-blue outline with a three colourful phoenix encircling a lotus flower, set against a dense foliate scroll ground, the exterior similarly decorated with four phoenix alternating with lotus flowers on a foliate scroll ground,... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2020

A fine doucai 'fruit' medallion bowl, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3167. A fine doucai 'fruit' medallion bowl, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 15.5 cm., 6 in. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,220,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. well potted with deep sides rising from a recessed base to a flaring mouth, the exterior painted with five densely-decorated medallions of leafy branches laden with peaches, grapes and longan, separated with detached sprigs of pomegranate, all above a multicoloured foliate border around the base,... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2020

A fine blue and yellow 'dragon' dish, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3142. A fine blue and yellow 'dragon' dish, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 25 cm., 9 7/8 in. Estimate 700,000 — 900,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,220,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from a short foot to an everted rim, painted in underglaze blue on a reverse ground of blue to the interior with a medallion enclosing a ferocious five-clawed dragon in pursuit of the 'flaming pearl', amidst fire and cloud scrolls the dragon enamelled... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2020

A fine pair of small iron-red decorated 'dragon' cups, seal marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

  Lot 3134. A fine pair of small iron-red decorated 'dragon' cups, seal marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 6.2 cm., 2 1/2 in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,340,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep delicately potted sides rising to a slighlty everted rim, finely decorated on the exterior in iron-red with a pair of dragons playfully striding through flames and clouds above crashing waves, all between double-line borders, inscribed on the base with a... [Lire la suite]

28 mars 2020

An underglaze-red and blue cupstand, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3112. An underglaze-red and blue cupstand, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 17 cm., 6 3/4 in. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD. Lot Sold 200,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep round hollow bowl with an incurved rim, painted in underglaze red with a row of pendent pomegranates extending from a band of blue trefoils and key-fret around the mouth, collared by a broad flat dish painted with four sprays of fruiting blossoms, the flowers picked out in red, the underside... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2020

A very rare famille-rose turquoise matrix-ground lantern vase with floral sprays, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3088. A very rare famille-rose turquoise matrix-ground lantern vase with floral sprays, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 39.7 cm., 15 5/8 in. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,160,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the ovoid body supported on a short foot gently rising to a waisted neck, flaring to a gilt-decorated mouth, the exterior sparsely decorated with leafy sprays of flowers and fruits, including prunus, orchid, peony, lotus, pomegranate, chrysanthemum,... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2020

A fine pair of 'famille-rose' bowls, seal marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3086. A fine pair of 'famille-rose' bowls, seal marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 15.7 cm., 6 1/4 in. Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot Sold 3,620,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides flaring sharply at the rim, finely painted with a fruiting and flowering passion fruits entwining around a spray of bamboo attended by two butterflies, the four large fruits with their skins delicately picked out in yellow, pink and green, the design... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2020

A pair of famille-rose lime-green ground dishes, seal marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3085. A pair of famille-rose lime-green ground dishes, seal marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 15.7 cm., 6 1/4 in. Estimate  200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot Sold 560,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the shallow flaring sides rising from a slightly tapering foot, the interior painted with five coral-red bats in flight, the exterior colourfully enamelled with stylised lotuses and anemones borne on foliate scrolls, all reserved on a bright lime-green ground, between... [Lire la suite]