13 mai 2021

A Fine Imperial Enamelled Glass ‘Archaic’ Water Pot, Yongzheng Period, 1723-1735

Lot 3302. A Fine Imperial Enamelled Glass ‘Archaic’ Water Pot, Yongzheng Mark and Period (1723-1735). D 3.6cm H 2cm. Estimate 1,200,000 - 1,500,000 (USD 153,846 - 192,308). Sold Price: HKD 3,120,000 (USD 400,000). Copyright 2021 © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited A globular-shaped water pot with a flat base, rounded shoulders and a slightly flattened top. An opaque white ground with enamel overlays all on top of a glass surface. The surface area meticulously arranged to accommodate a unique... [Lire la suite]

17 avril 2021

A fine and rare ruby-pink enameled dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 160. A fine and rare ruby-pink enameled dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735). Diameter 4 ⅜ in., 11 cm. Estimate: 100,000 - 150,000 USD. Lot sold: 126,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. delicately potted with shallow rounded sides, rising from a slightly recessed base and a tapering foot to an everted rim, brightly glazed on the exterior and interior with an intense crimson-pink enamel, the base left in white with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle. Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
15 avril 2021

A fine doucai 'shou' dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 153. A fine doucai 'shou' dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735). Diameter 8 ⅜ in., 21.2 cm. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD. Lot sold: 69,300 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. well potted with the shallow rounded sides raised on a slightly tapered foot, painted to the interior with a central medallion enclosing a shou character roundel surrounded by eight further shou characters and interlocking ruyi strapwork, the exterior similarly... [Lire la suite]
14 avril 2021

A copper-red-glazed bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 152. A copper-red-glazed bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735). Diameter 10 ¼ in., 26 cm. Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD. Lot sold: 13,860 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from a short foot to a flared rim, the interior and exterior covered in a deep copper-red glaze, the base with a mark in underglaze blue within a double circle. Provenance: Koninklijke Kunstzaal Kleykamp, The Hague (by repute). European Private Collection, reputedly acquired from the above between the 1920s and 1930s. ... [Lire la suite]
03 décembre 2020

A pair of coral-red-enamelled 'chrysanthemum' dishes, Yongzheng marks and period, possibly later enamelled

Lot 194. A pair of coral-red-enamelled 'chrysanthemum' dishes, Yongzheng marks and period, possibly later enamelled; Diameters 16.2 and 16 cm, 6⅜ and 6¼ in. Estimate: 15,000 - 25,000 GBP. Lot sold 50,400 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.  each moulded in the form of an open chrysanthemum flower, the petals curving upwards to a lobed rim, applied overall with a bright coral-red glaze, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark within a double-circle in underglaze blue. Provenance: Eileen Kershaw, Hong Kong,... [Lire la suite]
03 décembre 2020

A very rare blue and white 'floral' vase, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 190. A very rare blue and white 'floral' vase, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735); Height 20 cm, 7⅞ in. Estimate: 150,000 - 250,000 GBP. Lot sold 450,600 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.  of compressed globular shape, rising from a splayed foot and tapering to a tall cylindrical neck, the exterior densely painted in varying shades of deep blue with large floral blooms, including lotus, peony and chrysanthemum, each borne on undulating stems bearing lush foliage, all below a... [Lire la suite]

06 novembre 2020

A rare gold-enamelled stemcup, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 45. A rare gold-enamelled stemcup, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735). Height 35.5 cm, 14 in. Estimate: 50,000 - 70,000 GBP. Lot sold: 75,600 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. with a deep U-shaped cup supported on a short stem rising from a wide splayed foot, richly covered overall save for the base with an even gold enamel, the white base inscribed with a six-character reign mark in underglaze blue. Note: Stemcups of this form covered entirely in gold enamel are very rare and no... [Lire la suite]
06 novembre 2020

A rare blue and white double-gourd vase, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 39. A rare blue and white double-gourd vase, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735). Height 23.5 cm, 9¼ in. Estimate: 50,000 - 70,000 GBP. Lot sold: 63,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. elegantly potted with a globular lower bulb rising to a waisted ribbed neck and a smaller bulb with an incurved rim, the mouth flanked by a pair of arched ruyi-shaped handles attached to the shoulders of the lower bulb, painted in vivid tones of cobalt blue simulating Ming dynasty 'heaping... [Lire la suite]
06 novembre 2020

A fine blue and white 'lotus bouquet' dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 33. A fine blue and white 'lotus bouquet' dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735). Diameter 34.2 cm, 13½ in. Estimate: 50,000 - 70,000 GBP. Lot sold: 113,400 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. modelled after an early Ming dynasty prototype, well potted with shallow rounded sides supported on a short tapered foot, finely decorated to the interior in rich tones of cobalt simulating the 'heaping and piling' effect, with a central roundel enclosing a ribbon-tied bouquet of lotus blossoms and... [Lire la suite]
06 novembre 2020

A white-glazed bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 30. A white-glazed bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735). Diameter 14.3 cm, 5½ in. Estimate: 25,000 - 35,000 GBP. Lot sold: 35,280 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. with rounded sides resting on a short foot, covered overall with a blue-tinged white glaze, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark in underglaze blue. Sotheby's. Imperial Porcelain – A Private Collection, London, 4 November 2020