28 septembre 2021

A Guan-type faceted vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 142. A Guan-type faceted vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795). Height 5⅝ in., 14.3 cm. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 USD. Lot sold: 56,700 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 the pear-shaped body of quadrangular section with canted corners, all supported on a straight foot and gently tapering at the neck set with a pair of lug handles, covered overall in a creamy caesious-colored glaze suffused with fine golden craquelure, the base with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue. ... [Lire la suite]

28 septembre 2021

A fine Ru-type triple-neck double-gourd vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 141. A fine Ru-type triple-neck double-gourd vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795). Height 7⅞ in., 19.8 cm. Estimate: 80,000 - 120,000 USD. Lot sold: 441,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 formed in three lobes set over a low conforming foot, the globular trefoil lower bulb of generous proportions and constricting to a narrow waist before swelling again to form a slender trefoil upper bulb rising into three distinct spouts, each spout tapering toward the mouth, covered... [Lire la suite]
28 septembre 2021

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

Lot 137. A café-au-lait-glazed bowl, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795). Diameter 6¾ in., 17.1 cm. Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD. Lot sold: 13,860 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 the shallow rounded sides rising from a very slightly splayed foot to a gently everted rim, the exterior sides encircled by two raised fillets, covered overall with an iridescent reddish-brown glaze, the base with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue. Provenance: Collection of Liang Dunyan... [Lire la suite]
27 septembre 2021

An exceptionally rare gold-ground famille-rose five-piece altar set (wugong), Seal marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

  Lot 58. An exceptionally rare gold-ground famille-rose five-piece altar set (wugong), Seal marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795). Height of tallest 14¾ in., 37.3 cm. Estimate: 600,000 - 800,000 USD. Lot sold: 988,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 comprising a censer, a pair of candlesticks, and a pair of beaker vases, the robustly potted censer of globular form rising from three cabriole legs to a waisted neck and galleried mouth, the shoulder set with a pair of gently curved... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2021

An imperially inscribed blue and white 'Mount Hui Temple' teapot and cover, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 57. An imperially inscribed blue and white 'Mount Hui Temple' teapot and cover, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795). Width 7 in., 17.8 cm. Estimate 80,000 - 120,000 USD. Lot sold: 315,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 the domed body rising to an elongated waisted neck and flared rim, set with an upright curved spout opposite an elegant loop handle, each side with a rectangular panel enclosed within scroll borders, one panel finely painted with a scene of two... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2021

A blue and white Ming-style bottle vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 75. A blue and white Ming-style bottle vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795). Height 14¾ in., 37.5 cm. Estimate 50,000 - 70,000 USD. Lot sold: 81,900 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 the globular body rising from a splayed foot to a tall waisted neck, finely painted in 'heaped and piled' deep blue tones with a composite flower scroll band, all between lotus-lappet and classic scroll registers at the foot and a ruyi band and further floral scroll at the shoulder, the... [Lire la suite]

24 septembre 2021

A yellow-ground underglaze-blue 'nine peaches' dish, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 57. A yellow-ground underglaze-blue 'nine peaches' dish, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795). Diameter 10⅝ in., 27 cm. Estimate 50,000 - 70,000 USD. Lot sold: 441,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 the interior painted in inky cobalt blue with a medallion enclosing nine peaches borne on gnarled leafy branches, the succulent ripe peaches and furled leaves accented by simulated 'heaping and piling' of the cobalt, all within a double-line border repeated at the rim, the... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2021

A rare Ru-type meiping, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 57. A rare Ru-type meiping, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795). Height 9 in., 22.8 cm. Estimate 50,000 - 70,000 USD. Lot sold: 806,500 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 the voluminous rounded shoulders resting on a slightly flared base and sweeping into a waisted cylindrical neck and everted lipped rim, the body molded with three raised filets, all under a glossy dove-blue glaze suffused with fine and dense craquelure, the footring stained brown, the base with a... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2021

A superb and rare Guan-type ovoid vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 56. A superb and rare Guan-type ovoid vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795). Height 5½ in., 14 cm. Estimate 60,000 - 80,000 USD. Lot sold: 252,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 the tapered foot gently swelling into an olive-shaped body narrowing only slightly in the upward sweep of the neck, entirely covered in an unctuous pale blue glaze suffused with a network of craquelure, the foot dressed in a dark brown wash, the slightly recessed base with a six-character seal... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2021

A copper-red-glazed dish, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 1. A copper-red-glazed dish, Six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); Diameter 6½ in., 16.4 cm. Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 USD. Lot sold: 35,280 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Collection of Mr. David J. Carver, Sr (1882-1969), acquired in China between 1910 and 1930, and thence by descent. Sotheby's. The Hundred Antiques: Fine & Decorative Asian Art, New York, 11-22 June 2021