08 décembre 2019

A rare Guan-type mallow-shaped washer, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Lot 463. A rare Guan-type mallow-shaped washer, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735); 10.7 cm, 4 1/4  in. Estimate HKD 30,000 — 50,000. Lot Sold 237,500 HKD. © Sotheby's. moulded to the almost flat top with six swaying mallow petals, covered overall save for the footring with a pale blue glaze suffused with a network of grey crackles. Provenance: Collection of Zhu Shennong (1894-1962) and thence by descent in the family. Note: Zhu Shennong (1894-1962), a native of... [Lire la suite]

05 décembre 2019

A rare black-ground famille-verte baluster vase, Yongzheng period (1723- 1735)

Lot 1765. A rare black-ground famille-verte baluster vase, Yongzheng period (1723- 1735); 8 in. (20.2 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 350,000 - HKD 450,000. Price Realized: HKD 547,500 © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. The vase has a rounded shoulder rising to a trumpet neck, and a splayed foot, the exterior exquisitely enamelled in yellow, blue, black, iron-red and gilt with dense scrolling foliage reserved on a black ground and covered in a green glaze, the foot with a classic scroll band, the interior and base... [Lire la suite]
27 novembre 2019

A famille rose ruby-back ‘figural’ dish, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Lot 3083. A famille rose ruby-back ‘figural’ dish, Yongzheng period (1723-1735); 9 5/8 in. (24.2 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 400,000. Price realised HKD 375,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019  The dish is decorated to the centre of the interior with a lady reclining on a day bed, beside three boys at play and surrounded by large jars and a pedestal table supporting a vase of flowers. The everted rim is painted with floral sprays and the exterior is covered with ruby enamel. ... [Lire la suite]
23 novembre 2019

A fine blue and white ‘bird and flower’ cup, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Lot 2903. A fine blue and white ‘bird and flower’ cup, Yongzheng period (1723-1735); 3 5/8 in. (9.8 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000 (USD 51,377 - USD 77,065). Price realised HKD 812,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The thinly potted cup is delicately painted to the exterior with two pairs of birds perched on loquat trees, the interior with a stylised double-vajra enclosing lanca characters. The countersunk base is inscribed with an apocryphal Chenghua reign mark... [Lire la suite]
12 novembre 2019

A rare carved agate ear cup, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Lot 2808. A rare carved agate ear cup, Yongzheng period (1723-1735); 3 3/8 in. (8.8 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 160,000 - HKD 240,000 (USD 20,544 - USD 30,816). Price realised HKD 150,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The vessel is thinly carved in the Han style. The oval bowl is with two flat crescent moon-shaped handles projecting below the rim at the longer sides, resting on a curved oval base. The luminous stone of attractive variegated tones is brilliantly polished, suffused with vermillion-red... [Lire la suite]
06 novembre 2019

A pair of massive and superbly-decorated famille rose baluster jars and covers, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Lot 180. A pair of massive and superbly-decorated famille rose baluster jars and covers, Yongzheng period (1723-1735); 30 ¾ in. (78.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 120,000 - GBP 180,000. Price realised GBP 150,000. © Christie's Images  Each jar is finely decorated in bright enamels with elaborately dressed and coiffured equestriennes riding through a garden with a trellis covered in flowering plants to one side, with two scholars and an attendent at leisure in a... [Lire la suite]

05 novembre 2019

The Multiple Shades of Power. A Fine Selection of Imperial Chinese Textiles at Bonhams London, 7 november 2019

Lot 132. An exceedingly rare Imperial kesi orange-ground twelve-symbol robe, 19th century; 183cm (72in) wide x 145cm (57in) long. Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000. Photo: Bonhams. LONDON - Bonhams Fine Chinese Art auction will showcase a fine selection of Imperial textiles dating to the Ming and Qing dynasties. Leading the group is an exceedingly rare Kesi Orange-ground 'Twelve-Symbol' robe, 19th century (Lot 132), superbly woven with Nine resplendent five-clawed Dragons, the robe, which is estimated at... [Lire la suite]
25 octobre 2019

A fine blue and white Ming-style 'persimmon' moonflask, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Lot 11. A fine blue and white Ming-style 'persimmon' moonflask, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735). Height 29.7 cm, 11⅝ in. Estimate: 120,000 - 160,000 GBP. Lot sold 495,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. elegantly potted with a gently flattened spherical body surmounted by a slender cylindrical neck flanked by two scroll-shaped handles, the rounded sides decorated in vibrant tones of cobalt blue with simulated heaped and piled effect with gnarled leafy branches bearing fruiting clusters of persimmons... [Lire la suite]
17 octobre 2019

A Fine and Very Rare Robin’s Egg-Glazed Double-Gourd Vase, Yongzheng Period, 1723-1735

Lot 3325. A Fine and Very Rare Robin’s Egg-Glazed Double-Gourd Vase, Yongzheng Period, 1723-1735. H 17.7cm. Estimate HKD 16,000,000 - 22,000,000 (USD 2,039,248 - 2,803,966). Sold Price: HKD 24,780,000 (USD 3,158,285). © Poly Auction Hong Kong. Finely potted with domed lower bulb of truncated form, the gently curved sides with slightly raised broad band encircling the shoulder, rising to a waisted neck with central rib, all surmounted by a garlic-shaped upper bulb joined to the lower... [Lire la suite]
15 octobre 2019

A large pair of Chinese famille rose 'Parrot on a Perch' pear-shaped vases, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Lot 12. A large pair of Chinese famille rose 'Parrot on a Perch' pear-shaped vases, Yongzheng period (1723-1735); 11 ¼ in. (28.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000. Price realised GBP 5,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019  Decorated in bright enamels and gilt with a colourful parrot on a swing tethered next to a sprig of cherries, its perch suspended from a gilt ornament to the neck. Note: This design is often attributed to Dutch artist, Cornelis Pronk (1691-1759). The 'Parrot... [Lire la suite]