17 janvier 2019

A blue and white Swedish market plate, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Lot 338. A blue and white Swedish market plate, Yongzheng period (1723-1735); 8 ¾ in. (22.2 cm.) diameter. Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500. Price realised US$6,875. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The center with the armorial water bird device of the Grill family in an inky cobalt blue in the center, the rim finely molded in a floral pattern. The Leo and Doris Hodroff Collection.  Christie's. Chinese Export Art Featuring the Hodroff Collection, Part IV, New York, 17... [Lire la suite]

21 décembre 2018

An iron-red and underglaze blue 'dragon' dish, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Lot 206. An iron-red and underglaze blue 'dragon' dish, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735); 16.2 cm, 6 3/8  in. Estimate £5,000 - £7,000. Sold: £8,125. © Sotheby's  with shallow sides rising from a short foot to an everted rim, the interior medallion finely painted with a writhing five-clawed iron-red dragon pursuing a flaming pearl amidst blue cloud scrolls, within a double-circle also repeated at the rim, the exterior with a similar pair of dragons and 'flaming pearls', the base... [Lire la suite]
19 décembre 2018

A white-glazed soft-paste vase, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Lot 223. A white-glazed soft-paste vase, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735); 38.2 cm, 15 in. Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000. Lot Sold: £30,000. © Sotheby's. well-potted with a pear-shaped body supported on a short foot sweeping to a tall cylindrical neck, the exterior intricately moulded in relief with four shou character motifs surrounded by stylised kuidragons, divided by flying bats, below a ruyi head border issuing from a key fret band at the... [Lire la suite]
29 septembre 2018

A rare finely painted Ming-style blue and white moonflask, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Lot 3607. A rare finely painted Ming-style blue and white moonflask, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735); 27.8 cm, 10 7/8  in. Estimate 1,200,000 — 1,500,000 HKD (152,868 - 191,085 USD). Photo: Sotheby's. the flattened circular body rising from a slightly concave base to a cylindrical neck gradually flaring towards the rim, set with a pair of ruyi scrolled handles, the body deftly painted in rich cobalt-blue tones with simulated 'heaped and piled' effect,... [Lire la suite]
19 août 2018

A rare large doucai meiping, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Lot 345. A rare large doucai meiping, Yongzheng period (1723-1735); 16¼ in. (41.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 240,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007 The sides well painted with a green five-clawed dragon and a mauve-bodied dancing phoenix shown amidst leafy peony meander bearing blossoms in various stages of fullness and in tones of yellow, pale aubergine, iron red and pale blue-green, between a band of petal lappets below and a... [Lire la suite]
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05 août 2018

A pair of doucai 'chicken' cups, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Lot 3631. A pair of doucai 'chicken' cups, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735); 6.6 cm., 2 5/8  in. Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 2,680,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. each finely potted with rounded sides rising from a concave base to a gently flared rim, the exterior decorated in delicate shades of enamels and underglaze blue with two cockerels and five chicks enamelled yellow and aubergine, a large rock formation issuing... [Lire la suite]

05 août 2018

A superb oval-shaped tianhuang ‘Mythical Beast’ seal, Qing Dynasty, Yongzheng Period (1723-1735)

Lot 3766. A superb oval-shaped tianhuang ‘Mythical Beast’ seal, Qing Dynasty, Yongzheng Period (1723-1735); 7.2 by 4.5 by 2.9 cm, 2 3/4  by 1 3/4  by 1 1/8  in., weight 120 gr. Estimate 2,200,000 — 3,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 5,680,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s. deftly carved in the form of a mythical beast sitting on its haunches on an oval-sectioned pedestal, the mythical beast depicted with its head powerfully held up above its prominently pronounced taut muscles, its... [Lire la suite]
04 août 2018

A magnificent and rare iron-red and gilt-decorated ‘Dragon’ vase, Qing Dynasty, Yongzheng Period (1723-1735)

Lot 3706. A magnificent and rare iron-red and gilt-decorated ‘Dragon’ vase, Qing Dynasty, Yongzheng Period (1723-1735); 42.8 cm., 16 7/8  in. Estimate 10,000,000 — 15,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 13,240,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s. of hexagonal section, boldly potted with a tapered central section rising from a splayed foot to rounded shoulders and a tall trumpet neck, each facet of the neck and main body painted in iron-red with a five-clawed dragon soaring amidst ruyi-shaped... [Lire la suite]
04 juillet 2018

A copper-red 'Three fruits' dish, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Lot 2060. A copper-red 'Three fruits' dish, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735); 19.7 cm., 7 3/4 in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD (19,281 — 28,922 EUR). Lot Sold 250,000 HKD (24,101 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's the shallow rounded sides supported on a slightly tapered foot, the exterior sparsely moulded with three slightly raised fruit sprays including peach, pomegranate and persimmon, enhanced with short pale-green stems, the interior left undecorated, the... [Lire la suite]
19 juin 2018

A very rare underglaze-blue and copper-red 'sanduo' stembowl, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Lot 3918. A very rare underglaze-blue and copper-red 'sanduo' stembowl, Yongzheng period (1723-1735); 6 1/2 in. (16.6 cm.) high, stand. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 500,000. Price Realized HKD 680,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011    The well-potted deep bowl rising from a tall spreading foot to a flared rim, painted to the exterior in vibrant underglaze red with a peach, pomegranate and persimmon, thesanduo, each borne on a leafy branch delicately painted in blue washes, the... [Lire la suite]