23 novembre 2020

A famille verte square vase, Shunzhi-early Kangxi

Lot 36. A famille verte square vase, Shunzhi-early Kangxi; 35.5cm (14in) high. Estimate £ 1,500-2,000. Sold for £ 26,312 (€ 29,434). Photo: Bonhams. The stoutly potted body with tapered rectangular sides supporting a waisted cylindrical neck and everted rim, each side painted in bright enamels with legendary figures from history and folklore including generals, scholars and emperors, the neck with florets and lozenges. Provenance: Robert Stanley Hope Smith (1910-1979), and thence by descent.... [Lire la suite]

09 juin 2020

A Longquan celadon square vase, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 348. A Longquan celadon square vase, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 15.5 cm, 6 1/8  in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Lot sold 118,750 HKD (13,532 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the body of square baluster form rising from a short straight foot to a flared rim, covered overall in a sea-green glaze. Sotheby's. CHINA / 5000 YEARS, Hong Kong, 05 June 2020
18 mai 2020

Chinese Archaic Bronzes from the Franco Marinotti Collection at Bonhams, 14 May 2015

Coming from a small city in Italy, the extraordinary journey of Franco Marinotti (1891-1966) began in a textile company near Milan (the Filatura Cascami Seta) at the beginning of the 20th century, where he made his way up to the prominent position of managing the Warsaw and Moscow branches. This enriching experience and strong commercial relationships developed in Russia allowed him to launch his own company in 1921, the CICE - Compagnia Industriale Commercio Estero, and have continuous business... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2020

A small square boxwood vase, Qing dynasty, 19th Century

Lot 3323. A small square boxwood vase, Qing dynasty, 19th Century; 10 cm., 4 in. Estimate 200,000 -- 250,000 HKD. Lot Sold 100,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's the body of square baluster lobed form rising from a short splayed foot to a narrow neck with flaring rim, the base carved with an apocryphal Qianlong four-character seal mark. Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 22nd May 1984, lot 244. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 08... [Lire la suite]
05 mars 2020

A blue-glazed square vase, cong, Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 2015. A blue-glazed square vase, cong, Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795); 11 1/2 in. (29.4 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 225,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010 The rectangular body of archaistic form with characteristic circular foot ring and mouth rim, applied with a pair of moulded elephant-heads, each suspending a mock ring-handle, covered in a lustrous, dark violet-blue glaze, thinning to a lighter blue on... [Lire la suite]
08 février 2020

A rare Guan-type square vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 1759. A rare Guan-type square vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 10 in. (25.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 602,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.  Of square section, raised on a splayed foot with an iron-washed foot ring, the body encircled by seven bow-string bands, the straight sides rising to a canted shoulder that continues into the short neck, each corner of the shoulder set with an... [Lire la suite]

31 janvier 2020

A copper-red decorated square vase, cong, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 3262. A copper-red decorated square vase, cong, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 9 1/8 in. (23.1 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 700,000 - HKD 900,000. Price realised HKD 1,060,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014.   The vase is of archaistic shape, raised on a circular foot ring and the rectangular body of square cross-section. The exterior is decorated to each panel in pencil design with four arabesques centered by a floral bloom, surrounded by... [Lire la suite]
15 décembre 2019

A turquoise-glazed square vase, 18th century

Lot 75. A turquoise-glazed square vase, 18th century; 15 15/16 in. (40.5 cm.). Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000. Price realised GBP 3,585. © Christie's Images Ltd 2004 With long straight sides forming a hexagonal profile, applied with two mask handles with fixed rings, covered overall in a turquoise glaze stopping above the unglazed base.  Provenance: E.T. Hall Collection, no. 209. Christie's. Chinese Monochrome Porcelain from the Collection of the... [Lire la suite]
10 décembre 2019

A fine blue-glazed square vase, cong, Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 3707. A fine blue-glazed square vase, cong, Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795); 11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 250,000. Price realised HKD 680,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The rectangular body of archaistic form with characteristic circular foot ring and mouth rim, applied with a pair of moulded elephant-heads, each suspending a mock ring-handle, covered in a lustrous, dark violet-blue glaze, thinning to a lighter blue on... [Lire la suite]
08 décembre 2019

A blue-glazed square vase, cong, Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 1803. A blue-glazed square vase, cong,  Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795); 11 1/2 in. (29.4 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 200,000. Price realised HKD 343,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. The rectangular body of archaistic form with characteristic circular foot ring and mouth rim, applied with a pair of moulded elephant-heads, each suspending a mock ring-handle, covered in a lustrous, dark violet-blue glaze, paling to lighter blue on extremities,... [Lire la suite]