03 juin 2019

A pair of cafe-au-lait glazed barbed dishes, Seal marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 447.A pair of café-au-lait glazed barbed dishes, Seal marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 20.5 cm, 8 1/8  in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot sold 375,000 HKD. © Sotheby's. each rising from a splayed foot and flaring to a barbed rim divided into eight bracket foliation, the exterior embellished with a raised double bow-string band, covered overall save for the base with a café-au-lait glaze. Provenance: Bluett & Sons, London, 18th April 1966.Collection of... [Lire la suite]

03 juin 2019

A rare copper-red glazed pear-shaped vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 457. A rare copper-red glazed pear-shaped vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 22.5 cm, 8 7/8  in. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 HKD. Lot sold 562,500 HKD. © Sotheby's. superbly potted with a pear-shaped body rising from a splayed foot to a horizontal fillet around the shoulder, sweeping up to a tall cylindrical neck flaring towards the rim, applied to the exterior with a translucent copper-red glaze of rich crushed strawberry tone suffused with a network of fine... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2019

An unusual lime-green ground blue-decorated 'Kui Dragon' glass-imitation wall vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

  Lot 3617. An unusual lime-green ground blue-decorated 'Kui Dragon' glass-imitation wall vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 27.5 cm, 10 3/4  in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD. Lot sold 750,000 HKD (96,608 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. modelled with a flat back in the form of a baluster body surmounted by a waisted neck, all atop a trompe l'oeil faux-bois tripod stand, the body superbly decorated in blue with a raised sinuous kui dragon... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2019

A fine blue and white 'Fish' bowl, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3636. A fine blue and white 'Fish' bowl, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 18.2 cm, 7 1/8  in. Estimate 1,000,000 — 1,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,250,000 HKD (161,013 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. of conical form, the steeply flaring sides supported on a splayed foot, painted to the interior with a central medallion enclosing three detached sprays of swaying waterweeds, encircled by four fish swimming in various poses, the exterior with tumultuous waves cresting and... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2019

A large blue and white 'lotus' vase, hu, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3630. A large blue and white 'lotus' vase, hu, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 45.5 cm, 17 7/8  in. Estimate 3,000,000 — 5,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,750,000 HKD (515,240 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. robustly potted with a pear-shaped body rising from a short spreading foot to a short waisted flaring neck flanked by a pair of archaistic scroll handles, painted around the exterior in rich cobalt-blue tones with a broad scrolling lotus band, all between ruyi,... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2019

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

Lot 3633. A fine and large blue and white 'floral' vase, hu, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 52 cm, 20 1/2  in. Estimate 3,000,000 — 5,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 8,335,000 HKD (1,073,631 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. robustly potted with deep rounded sides rising to an angled shoulder and surmounted by a tall flaring neck flanked by a pair of tubular handles, richly decorated in brilliant cobalt tones around the sides with floral blooms borne on a continuous foliate stem, between... [Lire la suite]

04 avril 2019

A rare famille-rose and tea-dust glazed revolving vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3622. A rare famille-rose and tea-dust glazed revolving vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 40.2 cm, 15 3/4  in. Estimate 2,500,000 — 3,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 8,815,000 HKD (1,135,460 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's.  masterfully modelled from three separate pieces fitted together, the freely turning body of ovoid form covered allover in an even tea-dust glaze, set between a flared neck and splayed foot, the neck meticulously enamelled with stylised... [Lire la suite]
03 avril 2019

An Extremely Rare Turquoise-Ground Yangcai 'Dragon' Vase, Tianqiuping, Seal Mark and Period Of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3614. An Extremely Rare Turquoise-Ground Yangcai 'Dragon' Vase, Tianqiuping, Seal Mark and Period Of Qianlong (1736-1795); 50.8 cm, 20 in. Estimate: 18,000,000 - 25,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 21,775,000 HKD (2,804,838 USD) Courtesy Sotheby's.  robustly potted with a globular body rising to a waisted cylindrical neck and rolled lip, the body superbly and richly painted in bright enamels, encircling the shoulder a mighty five-clawed dragon in iron... [Lire la suite]
03 avril 2019

A Fine And Magnificent Cobalt-Blue And Iron red 'Dragon' Vase, Meiping, Seal Mark and Period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3619. A Fine And Magnificent Cobalt-Blue And Iron red 'Dragon' Vase, Meiping, Seal Mark and Period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 27.4 cm, 10 3/4 in. Estimate: 18,000,000 - 25,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 30,175,000 HKD (3,886,842 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. superbly potted with a tapering body sweeping up to a broad rounded shoulder surmounted by a waisted neck and everted rim, the exterior brilliantly enamelled in varying tones of iron red with two five-clawed dragons reaching for a... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2019

An extremely rare blue and white double-gourd flask, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3306. An extremely rare blue and white double-gourd flask, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 18.3 cm, 7 1/4  in. Estimate 12,000,000 — 18,000,000 HKD (1,528,680 - 2,293,020 USD). Lot Sold 14,575,000 HKD (1,877,406 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. finely potted and painted in vivid tones of cobalt blue simulating Ming dynasty 'heaping and piling', the truncated lower bulb densely decorated with lotus scrolls, the shoulder draped with a band of... [Lire la suite]