03 avril 2019

An Outstanding And Rare Blue And White 'Pomegranate' Vase, Ming Dynasty, Yongle Period (1403-1425)

Lot 3629. An Outstanding And Rare Blue And White 'Pomegranate' Vase, Ming Dynasty, Yongle Period (1403-1425); 18.7 cm, 7 3/8 in. Estimate: HK$18,000,000 - 25,000,000. Lot sold 22,015,000 HKD (2,835,752 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. modelling after a metal prototype, superbly potted with a baluster body divided into six lobes, rising from a tall splayed foot to a waisted cylindrical neck, elegantly sweeping up to an out-turned rim with rolled lip simulating a pomegranate fruit, the exterior... [Lire la suite]

03 avril 2019

A rare incised and anhua-decorated 'sweet-white' glazed lianzi bowl, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1425)

 Lot 3305. A rare incised and anhua-decorated 'sweet-white' glazed lianzi bowl, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1425); 16.2 cm, 6 3/8  in. Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000. Lot Sold 1,062,500 HKD (136,861 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. thinly and superbly potted with deep rounded sides converging to a pointed base, supported on a narrow, gently tapering foot, the central interior incised with a stylised flower, encircled by a floral band and interlocking strapwork... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2019

Six Treasures from an Important Private Collection at Sotheby's Hong Kong 3 april 2019

Lot 102.  An extremely rare and important blue and white Middle-Eastern inspired stand, wudangzun, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1425); h. 17.2 cm, 6 3/4  in. Estimate: HK$20,000,000 — 30,000,000/ US$ 2,547,600 - 3,821,400. Lot Sold 23,575,000 HKD (3,036,696 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's.   inspired by a Middle Eastern metal prototype, well potted with a hollow, waisted cylindrical body centred by a raised horizontal rib, flaring gently towards... [Lire la suite]
01 avril 2019

Selected Imperial Ming Ceramics from the Tianminlou Collection at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 03 Apr 2019

Antiques collector Ko Shih-Chao. Photo: Jonathan Wong Ko Shih Chao and the Tianminlou Collection Regina Krahl It was with a distinct shock of pleasure that I realized the extent of his success in assembling what is unquestionably one of the finest groups of these wares to be seen anywhere in private hands today… This is how in 1987 John Ayers characterised the collecting activity of Ko Shih Chao (1911-1992) and his Tianminlou Collection, when he wrote an introduction to the collection catalogue. Thirty years... [Lire la suite]
12 mars 2019

Sotheby’s Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Spring Sales 2019 To Take Place on 3 April

Lot 3. An Extremely Rare and Exceptional Blue and White Basin, Ming dynasty, Yongle Period (1403-1425); 25.6 cm, 10 1/8 in. Estimate: HK$8,000,000 - 12,000,000/ US$ 1,020,000 - 1,530,000. Courtesy Sotheby's.  Hong Kong - Sotheby’s Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Spring Sale Series 2019 on 3 April will be highlighted by a themed sale dedicated to the renowned Tianminlou Collection. Other sales include Scholarly and Imperial Works of Art from a Distinguished Collection, an outstanding collection... [Lire la suite]
26 février 2019

A large blue and white dish, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 751. A large blue and white dish, Ming dynasty, Yongle period  (1403-1425); 15 7/8 in., 40.5 cm. Estimate 200,000 — 250,000 USD. Lot sold 216,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. well potted with the flared rounded sides supported on a tapered foot, finely painted to the center in deep shaded tones of cobalt blue enhanced by slight 'heaping and piling' with four mallow blossoms borne on a slender scrolling stem issuing flowering buds and leaves, encircled around the... [Lire la suite]

25 février 2019

A superb and rare early Ming blue and white vase, meiping, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 750. A superb and rare early Ming blue and white vase, meiping, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1425); 12 5/8 in., 32 cm. Estimate 900,000 — 1,200,000 USD. Lot sold 1,048,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the finely potted baluster body rising from a gently tapering base to full swelling shoulders, surmounted by a short waisted neck with rolled lip, superbly painted in graduated tones of vivid cobalt-blue enhanced by characteristic 'heaping and piling', with a broad... [Lire la suite]
29 janvier 2019

An exceptionally rare early Ming qiangjin-decorated cinnabar lacquer seal box, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 2593. An exceptionally rare early Ming qiangjin-decorated cinnabar lacquer seal box, Yongle period (1403-1425); 7 3/4 x 7 3/4 x 8 1/2 in. (19.7 x 19.7 x 21.6 cm). Estimate HK$600,000- HK$800,000. Price Realized HK$680,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. Of square section, each of the four facets is finely engraved and in-filled with gold lacquer decorated in the qiangjin technique against a cinnabar lacquer ground, finely depicting a recumbent qilin, the mythical beast with a deer's head in a calm... [Lire la suite]
01 décembre 2018

A large Longquan celadon 'Dragon' charger, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 601. A large Longquan celadon 'Dragon' charger, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1425); 39.5 cm, 15 1/2  in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,375,000 HKD. © Sotheby's. robustly potted with rounded sides rising from a short foot to an everted rim, the interior decorated with a ferocious five-clawed dragon amidst clouds, encircled by lotus sprays on the cavetto and crashing waves on the rim, applied with an olive-green glaze save for an unglazed... [Lire la suite]
18 novembre 2018

An exceptional early-Ming blue and white ‘Peony scroll’ ewer, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 2905. An exceptional early-Ming blue and white ‘Peony scroll’ ewer, Yongle period (1403-1425); 11 3/4 in. (30 cm.) high. Estimate: HK$5,000,000.00 - HK$7,000,000.00 (USD 640,875 - USD 897,225). Price realised HKD 6,100,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  The pear-shaped body is superbly potted with an elegant spout, joined to the neck with a cloud-shaped strut opposite a ridged loop handle above three moulded bosses simulating studs holding the handle in place, finely painted in attractive... [Lire la suite]