24 juin 2017

A very rare agate lobed 'mallow' bowl, Song Dynasty or later; the silver mounts, possibly 16th-17th century

Lot 103. A very rare agate lobed 'mallow' bowl. The bowl Song Dynasty or later; the silver mounts possibly 16th-17th century. Estimate 200,000 - 300,000 HKD (US$26,000 - 39,000). Sold for HK$ 2,880,000 (€330,476).  Photo: Bonhams. Superbly carved as a mallow flowerhead with seven rounded petals rising from the circular foot, the translucent stone of golden-yellow and honey-brown tones, with natural striations of reddish-caramel banded ripples, the silver mount featuring a pair of... [Lire la suite]

21 juin 2017

A small 'Longquan' celadon washer, Song dynasty

Lot 527. A small 'Longquan' celadon washer, Song dynasty, 9 cm, 3 1/2  in. Estimate 60,000 -- 80,000 HKD. Lot sold 75,000 HKD.  Photo: Sotheby's. with the straight flared sides rising from a tapered foot, covered overall with a rich glaze of soft blue-tinged greyish-green colour, save for the foot rim left unglazed Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 Jun 2017
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21 juin 2017

A carved Qingbai 'fish' bowl, Song dynasty

Lot 556. A carved Qingbai 'fish' bowl, Song dynasty, 19.8 cm, 7 3/4  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Lot sold 25,000 HKD.  Photo: Sotheby's. with a six-lobed rim, freely carved to the interior with a pair of fishes amongst combed waves, covered overall save for the base with a blue-tinted transparent glaze, Japanese wood box inscribed by Ryoichi Fujioka Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 Jun 2017
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21 juin 2017

A carved Qingbai tripod incense burner, Song dynasty

Lot 432. A carved Qingbai tripod incense burner, Song dynasty, 11.4 cm, 4 1/2  in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 HKD. Lot sold 175,000 HKD.  Photo: Sotheby's. with the deep rounded body supported on three legs each issuing from a mythical beast head, carved to the exterior with undulating floral scrolls below a keyfret band  Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 Jun 2017
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20 juin 2017

A 'Jizhou'-type amber-glazed bowl, Song dynasty

Lot 421. A 'Jizhou'-type amber-glazed bowl, Song dynasty, 12.2 cm, 4 3/4  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Lot sold 137,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.    of conical form, covered overall save for a white band at the rim with a lustrous amber-yellow glaze, falling short of the foot to reveal the white body Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 Jun 2017
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20 juin 2017

A 'Cizhou' white-rimmed black-glazed bowl, Song dynasty

Lot 416. A 'Cizhou' white-rimmed black-glazed bowl, Song dynasty, 15 cm, 5 7/8  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Lot sold 50,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.   of conical form, covered overall with a mottled black glaze, stopping above the foot to reveal the buff-coloured stoneware body and save for the rim with white slip under a clear glaze Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 Jun 2017

20 juin 2017

A large carved 'Ding' white-glazed 'lotus' bowl, Song dynasty

Lot 412. A large carved 'Ding' white-glazed 'lotus' bowl, Song dynasty, 25.5 cm, 10 in. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD. Lot sold 500,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.  he interior deftly and freely carved with a lotus spray issuing blossoms and curled leaves, applied overall with an even ivory-coloured glaze, metal-bound rim, the base incised with a single character hua. Note: The present bowl displays all the characteristics attributed to ‘Ding’ wares known in museum... [Lire la suite]
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19 juin 2017

A Qingbai lobed box and cover, Song dynasty

Lot 404. A Qingbai lobed box and cover, Song dynasty, height 8.5 cm, 3 3/8  in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Lot sold 137,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the sides skillfully modelled with lobed sides simulating petals, the box with a dense diapered pattern, covered overall save for the countersunk base with a pale blue-tinged clear glaze. Provenance: Acquired on 20th March 1988. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 Jun 2017
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19 juin 2017

A 'Yue'-type celadon-glazed ewer and cover, Song dynasty

Lot 398. A 'Yue'-type celadon-glazed ewer and cover, Song dynasty, 16 cm, 6 1/4  in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 HKD. Lot sold 37,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. modelled in the form of a lotus bud with overlapping petals, the cover in the form of a lotus leaf surmounted by a curled stem, covered overall with a greyish-green glaze. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 Jun 2017
19 juin 2017

A carved 'Ding' white-glazed 'lotus' bowl, Song dynasty

Lot 397. A carved 'Ding' white-glazed 'lotus' bowl, Song dynasty, 14.3 cm, 5 5/8  in. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 HKD. Lot sold 687,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. of conical form, the interior deftly and freely carved with a single lotus flower with curling leaves, applied overall save for the rim with an ivory-tinged translucent glaze. Provenance: Acquired on 1st November 1988. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 Jun 2017
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