24 mars 2019

A blue and white Ming-style 'Dragon' meiping, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Lot 739. A blue and white Ming-style 'Dragon' meiping, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735). Height 10 3/4  in., 27.3 cm. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Lot sold 75,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. sturdily potted, the sides rising at an angle to a broad, generous shoulder rounding upward before converging at the short waisted neck, painted in rich cobalt hues with a pair of confronting five-clawed sinuous dragons vigorously writhing amid flaming clouds above a turbulent sea, the... [Lire la suite]

27 février 2019

A rare three-piece famille-rose garniture, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Lot 805. A rare three-piece famille-rose garniture, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735). Jars 24 1/4 in., 61.6 cm. Beakers 20 1/8 in., 51.1 cm. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 USD. Lot sold 180,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's comprising a pair of ovoid covered jars and a gu beaker vase, the jars each finely and colorfully painted in a pastel pallette with a lush setting of a peony tree with over-sized blooms intertwined with a magnolia tree issuing from rocks,... [Lire la suite]
30 janvier 2019

A Ru-type peach-shaped brushwasher, xi, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Lot 2556. A Ru-type peach-shaped brushwasher, xi, Yongzheng period (1723-1735); 6 in. (15.2 cm) across. Estimate HKD 180,000 - HKD 250,000. Price realised HKD 187,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2008. The naturalistically modelled shallow peach-shaped vessel with the stalk, leaves and one small peach forming a handle at one side, covered overall with a thick, opaque grayish-green glaze thinning around the edges of the pointed leaves and gnarled stem to reveal the dark body underneath, the base with... [Lire la suite]
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]