27 mai 2019

A rare green and black 'narcissus' dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 420. A rare green and black 'narcissus' dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735); 20.8 cm, 8 1/4  in. Estimate £1,000 — 2,000. Lot Sold 10,625 GBP (13,579 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the gently rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot to an everted rim, finely enamelled in the reverse to the interior in green with a medallion enclosing narcissus plants growing beside pierced ornamental rocks, lingzhi and branches bearing nandina berries, all... [Lire la suite]

25 mai 2019

A finely enamelled doucai and famille-rose 'sanduo' bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 415. A finely enamelled doucai and famille-rose 'sanduo' bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735); 16 cm, 6 1/4  in. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 27,500 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's  the steep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to an everted rim, finely enamelled around the exterior and outlined in underglaze cobalt-blue with touches of famille rose with three fruiting sprays of pomegranate, finger-citron and lychee, all together constituting the... [Lire la suite]
21 mai 2019

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

Lot 34. A blue and white 'lotus bouquet' saucer dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735); 13 cm. 5 1/4  in. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 GBP. Lot sold 25,000 GBP (32,303 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the gently rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot to an everted rim, painted in rich cobalt-blue tones to the interior with a medallion enclosing a leafy lotus bouquet, encircled in the well by classic and lotus scroll bands, the exterior with a lotus scroll band between classic scroll... [Lire la suite]
07 mai 2019

A rare doucai 'Prunus and Magpie' bowl and cover, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 49. A rare doucai 'Prunus and Magpie' bowl and cover, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735); 19.5 cm, 7 1/2  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 27,500 GBP (35,533 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep conical sides rising from a short straight foot to a flaring rim, finely painted and enamelled around the exterior with one bird perched on a flowering prunus tree and the other in flight, the conical cover similarly decorated, the base of the bowl with... [Lire la suite]
03 mai 2019

A rare reverse-decorated powder-blue 'Gardenia' dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 35. A rare reverse-decorated powder-blue 'Gardenia' dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735); 33.3 cm, 13 1/8  in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP (35,022 - 58,370 EUR). Lot sold 35,000 GBP (45,224 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the interior centred with a medallion enclosing a gnarled leafy gardenia spray, surrounded by four similar sprays around the cavetto and a corresponding continuous scroll on the exterior, all against a finely speckled cobalt-blue ground below... [Lire la suite]
03 mai 2019

A blue and white 'Lotus bouquet' saucer, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 34. A blue and white 'Lotus bouquet' saucer, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735); 13 cm. 5 1/4  in. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 GBP (17,511 - 29,185 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the gently rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot to an everted rim, painted in rich cobalt-blue tones to the interior with a medallion enclosing a leafy lotus bouquet, encircled in the well by classic and lotus scroll bands, the exterior with a lotus scroll band between classic... [Lire la suite]

03 mai 2019

A blue and white saucer, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 28. A blue and white saucer, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735); 16 cm, 6 3/8  in. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP (3,502 - 5,837 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. painted to the interior in rich cobalt-blue tones with a medallion enclosing a maiden and a young boy watching a fish leap from a pond, the exterior with three fish leaping from a band of foaming waves, the base inscribed with a six-character mark in underglaze blue. Provenance: Antoine Lebel, Brussels (according to... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2019

A Very Rare Copper-Red ‘Three Fish’ Bowl, Yongzheng Mark and Period (1723-1735)

Lot 3043. A Very Rare Copper-Red ‘Three Fish’ Bowl, Yongzheng Mark and Period (1723-1735). D 22.4cm H 9cm. Estimate HKD 350,000 - 500,000. Lot sold HKD 413,000 (USD 52,643). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Poly Auction Hong Kong. Imperial Curiosity – Art of Interior Decoration, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 2 april 2019
23 mars 2019

A small white-glazed anhua-decorated wine cup, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 537. A small white-glazed anhua-decorated wine cup, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735). Height 1 1/2  in., 3.8 cm. Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,0000. Lot Sold 25,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the delicately potted U-shaped sides tapering toward the straight foot, finely incised around the body with two five-clawed dragons each in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', their mouths open in a roar and their long whiskers and manes blowing outward amidst flame scrolls, the base with... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2019

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

Lot 536. A blue-glazed bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735). Diameter 7 1/2  in., 19.1 cm. Estimate: US$15,000 - US$20,0000. Lot Sold 18,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. finely potted with the deep rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a slightly flared rim, applied to the exterior with an unctuous rich blue glaze speckled with a subtle 'orange peel' effect, the interior and base reserved white, the base inscribed with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a... [Lire la suite]