20 octobre 2020

China Guardian Hong Kong Autumn Auctions 2020 bring US$ 15.8 million

Lot 54. Ju Ming (b.1938), Taichi Series: Cloud Hands, Stomp (Set of two pieces)(Executed in 1996 (left); executed in 1999 (right)). Bronze Sculpture Edition: 1/8 (left); 2/8 (right);左: 253 × 171.2 × 142 cm.;99 1/2 x 67 1/2 x 55 7/8 in. ;右: 203 × 180.3 × 127.5 cm.;80 x 71 x 50 1/4 in. Signed in Chinese, dated and numbered on each bottom of backside. Sold for: HK$ 11,190,000/ US$ 1,434,615. © 2020 China Guardian (HK) Auctions Co., Ltd HONG KONG.- The sale of Fine Chinese Paintings and... [Lire la suite]

07 octobre 2020

A rare large wucai 'dragon and phoenix' dish, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 1567. A rare large wucai 'dragon and phoenix' dish, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619); 15 ¼ in. (38.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 175,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. The dish is decorated in the center with a dragon and phoenix reserved on a ground of leafy floral scroll. The cavetto is similarly decorated with two pairs of dragons and phoenixes and the reverse is decorated with a... [Lire la suite]
07 octobre 2020

A rare rectangular wucai box, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a lappet cartouche and of the period (1573-1619

Lot 1565. A rare rectangular wucai box, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a lappet cartouche and of the period (1573-1619); 12 3/8 in. (31.4 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 5,625. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. The interior is decorated with peonies borne on leafy stems beside tall rocks and beneath clusters of double peaches. The exterior is decorated with shaped panels reserved on a diaper ground containing further peonies. ... [Lire la suite]
28 septembre 2020

A wucai 'carp' dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 836. A wucai 'carp' dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Decorated in the center of the interior with a roundel of two iron-red carp, leaping and swimming amidst aquatic plants within a border of six carp swimming amidst scattered blossoms and waterweeds, with six further carp above waves on the exterior. Provenance: The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago, acquired... [Lire la suite]
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23 septembre 2020

A rare lobed wucai basin, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619)

Lot 524. A rare lobed wucai basin, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619). Width 13¾ in., 35 cm. Estimate 30,000 - 50,000 USD. Lot sold 189,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2020. of octagonal form, the interior freely painted with a seated figure approached by an attendant carrying a vessel, framed by a large overhanging pine tree, ornamental rockwork and ruyi-shaped clouds in the sky above, the deep lobed cavetto painted with eight pairs of similar scholars and attendants, repeated at the rim, the exterior painted... [Lire la suite]
24 juillet 2020

A wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' dish, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3114. A wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' dish, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 20.1 cm, 7 7/8  in. Estimate 800,000 — 1,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 875,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's the shallow rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to a gilt everted rim, the centre of interior depicting a green-enamelled five-clawed writhing dragon reaching for a flaming pearl amidst iron-red flames and doucai ruyi-head cloud scrolls, encircled by a border of five striding... [Lire la suite]

06 juillet 2020

A pair of wucai 'landscape' barbed-rim saucers, Ming dynasty, Tianqi-Chongzhen period (1621-1644)

Lot 827. A pair of wucai 'landscape' barbed-rim saucers, Ming dynasty, Tianqi-Chongzhen period (1621-1644). Diameter 6 in., 15 cm. Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD. Lot sold: 3,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. each base with an apocryphal six-character Chenghua mark in underglaze blue (2). Provenance: Christie’s New York, 19th September 2006, lot 264. Collection of Roy Louis Byrnes (1924-2019), and thence by descent. Sotheby's. The Hundred Antiques: Fine and Decorative... [Lire la suite]
04 juillet 2020

A wucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 132. A wucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722). Diamètre: 13 cm. (5 1/8 in.). Estimate EUR 7,000 - EUR 10,000. Price realised EUR 18,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Il est orné à l'extérieur de deux dragons, l'un émaillé rouge-de-fer et l'autre émaillé vert, chacun à la poursuite de la perle enflammée parmi des rinceaux fleuris séparés par deux phénix. Une bande... [Lire la suite]
16 juin 2020

A wucai sectionned circular tray, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620)

Lot 578. A wucai sectionned circular tray, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620); 25.5 cm, 10 in. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 HKD. Lot sold 68,750 HKD (7,834 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. of shallow rounded form with slightly everted rim, the interior divided into a central flower-shaped section encircled by six radiating sections, painted with various auspicious symbols, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark.  Sotheby's. CHINA / 5000 YEARS, Hong... [Lire la suite]
16 juin 2020

A large wucai 'dragon' fishbowl, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620)

Lot 571. A large wucai 'dragon' fishbowl, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620); 61.5 cm, 24 1/4  in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot sold 150,000 HKD (17,093 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. robustly potted with steep rounded sides, painted on the exterior with three sinuous dragons with outstretched claws chasing a flaming pearl amidst stylised clouds, all beneath a keyfret band around the rim, the six-character mark inscribed in a line in underglaze-blue, reserved in a... [Lire la suite]