03 décembre 2015

Tokyo Chuo Hong Kong Autumn Auctions achieve excellent results

Li Song (attributed to, circa Song to Yuan dynasty), Flower Basket.Price Realised: HK$19.32 Million (US$2,476,923). Photo Tokyo Chuo Auction Hong Kong. HONG KONG.- Tokyo Chuo Auction Hong Kong’s Autumn Auctions held at the Four Seasons Hotel on 25 and 26 November 2015 achieved a grand total of HK$120,555,075/ US$15,455,779. Over 400 lots of exceptional Chinese paintings, calligraphy pieces, imperial Chinese works of art and tea wares including rare works from eminent Japanese collections were offered. The... [Lire la suite]
14 novembre 2015

Tokyo Chuo Auction Hong Kong Autumn Sales feature imperial treasures from the Qing Court

A blue and white “dragon” meiping, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). H: 22.5cm. Estimate 6,500,000-8,500,000 HKD (832,000-1,088,000 USD). Photo Tokyo Chuo Auction Hong Kong HONG KONG.- Tokyo Chuo Auction Hong Kong will hold its Autumn Auctions at the Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong from 25 to 26 November 2015. A series of sales, which brings together over 400 lots, will be featured including Fine Chinese Classical Paintings and Calligraphy, Fine Chinese Modern Paintings, Imperial Treasures, ICHIGO ICHIE -... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2015

A rare wucai ‘dragon’ dish, Yongzheng mark and period

A rare wucai ‘dragon’ dish, Yongzheng mark and period. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the curved sides divided into six lobes and supported on a short tapered foot, painted to the exterior with four scaly dragons writhing amongst scrolling clouds and flame wisps in pursuit of flaming pearls, the base with a six-character reign mark in three vertical columns within a double-circle - 15.7cm., 6 ¼in. Provenance: Collection of J. Dearman Birchall (1828-1897). Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art,... [Lire la suite]
06 novembre 2015

A copper-red bowl, Yongzheng mark and period

A copper-red bowl, Yongzheng mark and period. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's the rounded sides rising from a high foot to a flared rim, the interior and exterior covered in a deep copper-red glaze, the base with a six-character Yongzheng mark within a double circle - 18cm., 7 1/8 in. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Londres, 11 nov. 2015, 11:00 AM
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06 novembre 2015

A copper-red dish, Yongzheng mark and period

A copper-red dish, Yongzheng mark and period. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's the shallow rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to a gently flaring rim, covered overall in a rich red glaze thinning to white at the rim and stopping neatly at the foot revealing the buff-coloured body, the white base inscribed with a six-character reign mark within a double-circle - 20.9cm., 8¼in. Provenance: A Swiss Private Collection, since 1970s. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Londres, 11 nov. 2015, 11:00 AM
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24 octobre 2015

A pair of famille-rose 'peony and magnolia' bowls, Yongzheng marks and period

A pair of famille-rose 'peony and magnolia' bowls, Yongzheng marks and period. Estimate  40,000 — 50,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. each of ogee form, the deep sides with a constricted waist, rising from a gently splayed foot to a flared rim, brightly decorated to the exterior with three large peony blooms, two in iron-red and one in pink and white enamels, borne on meandering leafy branches rising from just above the foot, all entwined amongst flowering and budding branches of magnolia and... [Lire la suite]


24 octobre 2015

A doucai 'butterfly and peony' dish, Yongzheng mark and period

A doucai 'butterfly and peony' dish, Yongzheng mark and period. Estimate  30,000 — 40,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the curved sides rising from a slightly tapered foot, painted to the interior with two butterflies amongst three flowering peony blooms in yellow, red and lavender, issuing from a large garden rock, the exterior painted with further peonies to one side and chrysanthemum to the other, both similarly issuing from rocks, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark... [Lire la suite]
24 octobre 2015

A doucai 'narcissus' dish, Yongzheng mark and period

A doucai 'narcissus' dish, Yongzheng mark and period. Estimate  20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the curved sides rising from a slightly tapered foot, the interior painted in enamels and shades of cobalt blue, with narcissus growing from two ornamental pierced garden rocks, under two arching clusters of nandina berries, with a small sprig of lingzhi to the left, the exterior with further pierced ornamental rocks and lingzhi, bamboo, narcissus and nandina berries, the base inscribed with a... [Lire la suite]
15 septembre 2015

A blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Yongzheng mark and period

A blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Yongzheng mark and period. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's he deep rounded sides rising from a straight foot, painted to the exterior in deep cobalt-blue with two dragons amidst ruyi cloud scrolls, the interior with a central dragon medallion within double blue lines, six-character mark in underglaze blue - Diameter 3 3/4  in., 9.5 cm Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 15 Sep 2015, 02:00 PM
11 septembre 2015

A fine yellow-ground green-enameled 'Dragon' bowl,Yongzheng mark and period

A fine yellow-ground green-enameled 'Dragon' bowl,Yongzheng mark and period. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's with deep rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to a slightly flared rim, decorated on the exterior with two dragons striding in pursuit among clouds chasing a 'flaming pearl', one with its head turned back, the other looking forward, finely incised in the biscuit and enameled in translucent green against a brilliant opaque lemon-yellow ground, all below a... [Lire la suite]