01 décembre 2018

A pair of green-enamelled ‘dragon’ dishes, seal marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 408. A pair of green-enamelled ‘dragon’ dishes, seal marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 18 cm, 7 1/8  in. Estimate 150,000 — 250,000 HKD. Lot sold 237,500 HKD. © Sotheby's. each enamelled on the interior with a five-clawed dragon reaching for a flaming pearl amidst flames, the exterior similarly decorated with two dragons against a ground of incised waves, wood stands. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 29 november 2018

03 octobre 2018

A pair of yellow-ground green-enamelled 'dragon' dishes, seal marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3650. A pair of yellow-ground green-enamelled 'dragon' dishes, seal marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 13.1 cm, 5 1/4  in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot Sold 687,500 HKD (87,698 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. each with shallow curved sides rising from a tapered foot to a scalloped rim, the interior incised and filled with green enamel against an egg-yolk yellow ground, depicting in the central medallion a ferocious five-clawed dragon in frontal pose amidst floral... [Lire la suite]
02 octobre 2018

A fine lemon-yellow glazed bowl, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3649. A fine lemon-yellow glazed bowl, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 12.2 cm, 4 3/4  in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD (38,217 - 50,956 USD). Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides resting on a gently tapered foot, applied evenly to the exterior with a rich lemon-yellow glaze stopping neatly at the rim and the foot, the interior and base glazed white, inscribed to the base with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue. ... [Lire la suite]
02 octobre 2018

A café-au-lait glazed bowl, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3644. A café-au-lait glazed bowl, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 16.9 cm, 6 3/4  in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD (12,739 - 19,109 USD). Lot Sold 150,000 HKD (19,134 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the gently rounded sides rising from a shallow foot to a lightly flared rim, the body embellished with a raised double bow-string band, the interior and exterior covered with a lustrous café-au-lait glaze of a reddish-brown tone, the white base with a six-character... [Lire la suite]
02 octobre 2018

A 'robin's-egg' glazed lantern vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3643. A 'robin's-egg' glazed lantern vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 23.7 cm, 9 3/8  in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD (25,478 - 38,217 USD). Lot Sold 250,000 HKD (31,890 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the ovoid body supported on a straight foot and rising to a short waisted neck, applied with two flat vase-shaped mock handles, brightly covered with an opaque turquoise-blue glaze of robin's-egg type suffused overall with a finely mottled dark purplish... [Lire la suite]
02 octobre 2018

A pair of carved pale celadon-glazed washers, seal marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3641. A pair of carved pale celadon-glazed washers, seal marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 11 cm, 4 3/8  in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD (63,695 - 89,173 USD).  Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. each delicately potted with shallow flared sides supported on a splayed foot, the interior finely carved with a central medallion formed from three beribboned charms including a double gourd, nandina berries and a ruyisceptre, surrounded by three... [Lire la suite]

01 octobre 2018

A fine large relief-decorated 'Bat and Shou' bottle vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3639. A fine large relief-decorated 'Bat and Shou' bottle vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 39.2 cm, 15 3/8  in. Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD (101,912 - 152,868 USD). Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. the pear-shaped body rising from a straight foot to a tall cylindrical neck, finely moulded to the exterior with four stylised shou character medallions, each encircled by five archaistic kui dragons, interspersed with flying bats in... [Lire la suite]
01 octobre 2018

A fine and rare famille-rose 'Dragon' brush, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

L0t 3616. A fine and rare famille-rose 'Dragon' brush, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); handle 17.1 cm, 6 3/4 in. Estimate 1,200,000 — 1,800,000 HKD (152,868 - 229,302 USD). Lot Sold 2,125,000 HKD (271,065 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the bulbous body with a long cylindrical handle surmounted with a globular finial, brightly painted with a ferocious iron-red dragon, his facial features, scales and flowing mane picked out in gilding, the beast writhing amidst... [Lire la suite]
30 septembre 2018

A fine large blue and white Ming-style vase, hu, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3612. A fine large blue and white Ming-style vase, hu, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 49 cm, 19 1/4  in. Estimate: 10,000,000-15,000,000 HKD (1,273,900 - 1,910,850 USD). Unsold.  Courtesy Sotheby's. the robust ovoid body supported on a splayed foot, sweeping up to a waisted neck and everted rim, set with two taotie-mask handles suspending mock rings, brightly painted in deep shades of cobalt accented by contrived 'heaping and piling' with... [Lire la suite]
30 septembre 2018

A magnificent and extremely rare large yangcai blue-ground 'Lotus' vase with ruyi handles, seal mark and period of Qianlong

          Lot 3611. A magnificent and extremely rare large yangcai blue-ground 'Lotus' vase with ruyi handles, Iron-red seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 36.7 cm, 14 1/2  in. Estimate: 40,000,000-60,000,000 HKD (5,095,600 - 7,643,400 USD). Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. very finely potted with a compressed globular body supported on a splayed foot, the domed shoulder rising to a tall waisted neck flaring at the rim, flanked by a pair of... [Lire la suite]