02 avril 2018

An extremely fine and rare copper-red 'dragon' double-gourd vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3203. An extremely fine and rare copper-red 'dragon' double-gourd vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 31.3 cm, 12 1/4  in. Estimate 8,000,000 — 12,000,000 HKD (834,547 - 1,251,821 EUR). Lot Sold 9,720,000 HKD (1,005,770 EUR).  © Sotheby's 2018  skilfully potted with a larger globular bulb gracefully sweeping up to a smaller upper bulb, rising to a slender neck and flared rim, the lower bulb finely painted in copper red with a ferocious... [Lire la suite]

01 avril 2018

An exceptionally fine and rare ruby-ground yangcai vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3622. An exceptionally fine and rare ruby-ground yangcai vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 21.7 cm, 8 1/2  in. Estimate 40,000,000 — 60,000,000 HKD (4,123,266 - 6,184,899 EUR). Lot Sold 50,264,500 HKD (5,201,085 EUR) (6,404,200 USD). © Sotheby's 2018 delicately potted with a pear-shaped body rising from a straight foot to a slender cylindrical neck, the exterior finely painted with four large lotus blooms borne on curling foliage issuing further... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2018

A finely painted and rare blue and white 'Dragon' moonflask, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3204. A finely painted and rare blue and white 'Dragon' moonflask, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 30.2 cm, 11 7/8 in. Estimate: HK$15,000,000 - 20,000,000 / US$1,920,000 - 2,560,000. Lot Sold 22,320,000 HKD (2,309,547 EUR).  © Sotheby's 2018. skilfully potted with a broad body rising from a short splayed foot to a waisted neck and flared rim, the neck flanked by a pair of archaistic scroll handles, each side of the body exquisitely and richly painted in shaded tones of cobalt... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2018

Sotheby’s Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Spring Sales 2018 To Take Place on 3 April

The Finest Ever Example of its Type to Come to Market Unseen on the Market for over 30 Years Made by Imperial Order for the Kangxi Emperor. H.M. Knight Pink-Ground Falangcai Bowl. Possible Record Breaker for Chinese Ceramics Expected to fetch in excess of HK$200 million / US$25.6 million. Price Achieved: HK$238,807,500 / US$30,426,464. Photo: Sotheby's. HONG-KONG. Sotheby’s Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Spring Sale Series 2018 will take place on 3 April at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The series... [Lire la suite]
21 février 2018

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

Lot 36. A fine and rare Ge-type vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 16.5 cm., 6 1/2 in. Estimate 4,000,000 — 6,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 7,220,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's 2011 the robustly potted globular body rising to a short, waisted neck and an everted rim, set on the shoulders with moulded animal masks and mock ring handles, covered overall in a pale greenish-grey glaze with a striking network of dark-stained crackles, all supported... [Lire la suite]
16 février 2018

An unusual pair of 'famille-rose' 'Peach and Bat' dishes, seal marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 2607. An unusual pair of 'famille-rose' 'Peach and Bat' dishes, seal marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 13.8 cm., 5 1/2 in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot Sold 644,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's 2008 each of shallow rounded form resting on a short foot, painted on the centre with a peach sprig encircled by splashing crested waves, the sides decorated with five iron-red bats, each gripping a berriboned 'bajixiang' in its mouth, the... [Lire la suite]

24 janvier 2018

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

Lot 3012. A shallow café-au-lait glazed bowl, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 17.1 cm., 6 3/4 in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot Sold 325,000 HKD. Photo 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-glazed base with a six-character reign mark in underglaze blue.... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2018

A Ge-type cong vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3006. A Ge-type cong vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 28 cm., 11 in. Estimate 180,000 — 250,000. Lot sold 1,100,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's 2011 modelled after the archaic jade prototype, of square section with a short cylindrical neck, each side moulded in relief with two columns of short dashes representing the 'Eight  Daoist Trigrams', covered overall with an even ash-grey glaze suffused with a fine network of black-stained crackles.  ... [Lire la suite]
20 janvier 2018

A celadon-glazed 'drum' vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 1633. A celadon-glazed 'drum' vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 16.1 cm, 6 3/8 in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot Sold 680,000 HKD. photo Sotheby's 2009 the barrel-shaped drum with sides rising to a flat incurved mouth, studded with a row of bosses around the top and near the foot, the sides set with pair of high-relief molded animal-heads securing mock-ring handles, covered overall with an even celadon-green glaze, the underside inscribed in underglaze blue with a... [Lire la suite]
19 janvier 2018

A very rare and finely enamelled 'famille-rose' celadon ground butterfly vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 1609. A very rare and finely enamelled 'famille-rose' celadon ground butterfly vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 53.2 cm., 21 in. Est. 12,000,000 — 15,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold  21,380,000 HKD. photo courtesy Sotheby's 2009. of baluster shape, the waisted neck flanked by two moulded archaistic dragon handles with scales and facial features picked-out in gilt, the body and neck intricately painted with plump sweet melons in iron-red, black, turquoise,... [Lire la suite]