28 juillet 2020

A fine Ru-type octagonal vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3119. A Ru-type octagonal vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 33.3 cm, 13 1/8  in. Estimate 350,000 — 450,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,000,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's of facetted octagonal baluster form, the gently tapered body rising from a short splayed foot to a broad shoulder surmounted by a waisted neck, covered overall in a thick luminous greyish-blue glaze densely suffused with fine crackles, the foot rim applied with a brown dressing, the base with an... [Lire la suite]

26 juillet 2020

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

Lot 3118. A fine blue-glazed bowl, 180,000 — 250,000Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 17.8 cm, 7 in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot sold 350,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's elegantly potted with deep rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot to a gently flared rim, applied overall with an unctuous luminous blue glaze stopping neatly at the rim and foot, the white base inscribed with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue. Provenance: Frank Caro Co., New... [Lire la suite]
26 juillet 2020

A fine Famille-Rose 'Balsam Pear' bowl, Seal Mark and Period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3117. A fine Famille-Rose 'Balsam Pear' bowl, Seal Mark and Period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 11.2 cm, 4 1/2  in . Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot sold 500,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's the with deep rounded sides rising from a straight foot to an everted rim, finely enamelled with a balsam pear vine twisting around the exterior suspending ripe fruit bursting with seeds and issuing verdant leaves and pale yellow blossoms, bamboo shoots rising to one side of... [Lire la suite]
24 juillet 2020

A green-enamelled 'dragon' jar, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3115. A green-enamelled 'dragon' jar, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 20 cm, 8  in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot sold 750,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's well potted with a tapering ovoid body rising from a recessed base to a rounded shoulder and a short neck, painted to the exterior in rich tones of green enamel with two striding five-clawed dragons in pursuit of flaming pearls amidst stylised clouds and flames, above a band of lappets at the foot, beneath a... [Lire la suite]
23 juillet 2020

A fine blue and white garlic-mouth vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3112. A fine blue and white garlic-mouth vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 28 cm, 11 . Estimate 3,000,000 — 4,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,500,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's with a pear-shaped body supported on a flared foot and tapering to a tall slender neck with a garlic-head mouth and thin-lipped rim, the body painted in bright cobalt-blue tones with stipples to imitate the ‘heaped and piled’ effect, decorated with alternating flowering and fruiting branches of... [Lire la suite]
19 juillet 2020

A finely enamelled coral-ground famille-rose bowl, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3109. A finely enamelled coral-ground famille-rose bowl, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 10.8 cm, 4 1/4  in. Estimate 900,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,750,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's well potted with deep rounded sides resting on a short foot, the exterior vibrantly enamelled with three pink blossoming peonies on green branches, each within a lemon-yellow ground cartouche bordered with foliate scrollwork, alternating with blue flowerheads, all reserved on a... [Lire la suite]

19 juillet 2020

A fine and rare sacrificial-red glazed stem bowl, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3108. A fine and rare sacrificial-red glazed stem bowl, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 15.2 cm, 6 in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 725,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's the deep rounded sides raised on a tall slightly splayed hollow foot, rising to a gently flared rim, covered overall in a rich luminous deep crushed-strawberry glaze stopping neatly below the rim and above the foot, inscribed to the interior of the foot with a horizontal six-character seal mark... [Lire la suite]
19 juillet 2020

A blue and white and yellow-enamelled 'dragon' bowl, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3105. A blue and white and yellow-enamelled 'dragon' bowl, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 10.5 cm, 4 1/8  in. Estimate 380,000 — 500,000 HKD. Lot sold 562,500 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's thinly potted with deep rounded sides rising to an everted rim, vividly decorated around the exterior with two yellow five-clawed dragons striding amidst flames in pursuit of flaming pearls, the interior similarly decorated with a central medallion enclosing a writhing dragon, all... [Lire la suite]
19 juillet 2020

A rare clair-de-lune-glazed archaistic vessel, jue, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3102. A rare clair-de-lune-glazed archaistic vessel, jue, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 11.8 cm, 4 5/8  in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot sold 562,500 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's in the form of an archaic bronze tripod wine vessel, the U-shaped body rising from three tall splayed fluted legs to a widely flared rim, surmounted by a pair of capped finials, applied to one side with a loop handle, covered overall in a pale sea-green tone, the base inscribed with a... [Lire la suite]
13 juillet 2020

A rare tea-dust glazed 'three rams' vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 116. A rare tea-dust glazed 'three rams' vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 34.2 cm, 13 3/8  in. Estimate HKD 1,500,000 — 2,000,000. Price realised HKD 4,975,000. Courtesy Sotheby's.  potted with a gently compressed globular body rising from a splayed foot to a tall waisted neck, the upper shoulder decorated with three ram heads, the lower neck encircled by a raised double-fillet band, repeated at the central and lower body,... [Lire la suite]