01 novembre 2016

A rare guan-type mallet vase, Yongzheng seal mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 156. A rare guan-type mallet vase, Yongzheng seal mark and period (1723-1735). Estimate 20,000 — 25,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.  the finely potted tapering body rising to a wide sloping shoulder and tall cylindrical neck and flared mouth, covered in an even pale celadon crackled glaze, the base with a seal mark in underglaze blue - 16.5 cm, 6 1/2  in. Provenance: Sotheby's New York, 19th September 2002, lot 137. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Londres, 09 nov. 2016, 11:30 AM

15 mars 2016

A fine and rare celadon-glazed double-gourd vase, Yongzheng seal mark and period

Lot 315, A fine and rare celadon-glazed double-gourd vase, Yongzheng seal mark and period. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 USD. Lot Sold 610,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. elegantly potted with a globular lower bulb supporting a slightly smaller upper bulb with a narrow mouth, covered overall in a lustrous glaze thinning at the rim to reveal the white body, the recessed base encircled by an unglazed footring, inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character archaistic seal mark,... [Lire la suite]
22 août 2015

A rare hexagonal celadon-glazed vase, Yongzheng seal mark and period

Lot 7. A rare hexagonal celadon-glazed vase, Yongzheng seal mark and period. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 USD. Lot sold 706,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. robustly potted with a compressed globular body tapering to a waisted neck and slightly everted mouthrim, all supported on a pedestal foot of corresponding form, the neck flanked by a pair of tubular lug handles, the broadest section of the body with two thin raised fillets, applied overall with a celadon glaze, the foot pierced with two apertures,... [Lire la suite]
04 mai 2015

A fine and rare ru-type jardiniere, Yongzheng seal mark and period

A fine and rare ru-type jardiniere, Yongzheng seal mark and period. Estimate 70,000 — 90,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's of rectangular form, the flared sides rising from a stepped foot to a flat everted rim, covered overall in a crackled lavender-blue glaze stopping neatly at the footring to reveal a brown body, the base with two circular apertures and inscribed with a six-character seal mark in underglaze-blue, wood stand and Japanese wood box. Quantité: 3 - 46.9cm., 18 1/4 in. Notes: The jardinière... [Lire la suite]
08 mai 2014

A transparent green glass vase, Yongzheng seal mark and period

A transparent green glass vase, Yongzheng seal mark and period. Photo Sotheby's the ovoid body rising from a concave base to rounded shoulders, surmounted by a gently flaring neck, the glass of a transparent yellow-green tone, incised to the base with a four-character reign mark within a double-square; 19.2cm., 7 ½ in. Estimation 15,000 — 25,000 GBP Provenance: A Swedish Private Collection. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. London, 14 mai 2014 - http://www.sothebys.com/
03 mars 2014

An unusual 'guan' -type vase, Yongzheng seal mark and period

Lot 454. An unusual 'guan'-type vase, Yongzheng seal mark and period. Height 4 1/8 in., 10.3 cm. Estimation 100,000 — 120,000 USD. Unsold. Photo Sotheby's of hexagonal section and broad gu-shape, the compressed central bulb set with a wide trumpet mouth, standing on a splayed pedestal foot, covered overall with a pale grayish glaze suffused with a fine crackle, the footrim with a brown wash, six-character seal mark in underglaze blue.  Provenance: Japanese collection. A vase of almost identical size and... [Lire la suite]

01 novembre 2013

A fine celadon-glazed zhadou, Yongzheng seal mark and period

A fine celadon-glazed zhadou, Yongzheng seal mark and period; 21.5cm., 8 1/2 in. Estimation 120,000 - 180,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the lobed tapering body rising from a short spreading foot to a widely flaring trumpet neck, covered overall in a rich bluish-green glaze, the base with the seal mark in under-glaze blue Provenance: Collection of E.T. Chow. A closely related example is illustrated in John Ayers, Chinese Ceramics in the Baur Collection, vol. 2, Geneva, 1999, pl. 284, where he draws... [Lire la suite]
03 novembre 2012

A Fine and Rare Clair-de-Lune Glazed Jardinière, Yongzheng Seal Mark and Period

A Fine and Rare Clair-de-Lune Glazed Jardinière, Yongzheng Seal Mark and Period - Photo Sotheby's the deep rounded sides rising from a short foot to an everted rim, covered overall with an even sky-blue glaze, the base with a four-character Yongzheng seal mark around the central aperture; 13.9cm., 5 1/2 in. Estimation: 60,000 - 80,000 GBP PROVENANCE: Yamanaka & Co., Tokyo, circa 1940.A New York Private Collection.Marchant, London, 4th May 2008. NOTE DE CATALOGUE: The present jardinière is exquisite for... [Lire la suite]
17 mai 2012

Sotheby's auction of Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art doubles pre-sale estimate

A White and Russett Jade 'Immortal' Brushpot. Estimate: £250,000 - 350,000. Sold for: £1,553,250 ($2,479,453). Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.-Sotheby’s London sale of Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art today brought a total of £12.9 million / $20.5 million / €16.1 million, more than doubling the pre-sale low estimate for the entire auction (est. £6,405,000-9,289,000). Leading the sale was a white and russet jade Qing Dynasty Imperial “Immortal” Brushpot. The newly discovered work, notable for its large size, and exquisitely carved... [Lire la suite]
08 mai 2012

A fine and rare celadon-glazed beaker vase, Gu. Yongzheng seal mark and period

A fine and rare celadon-glazed beaker vase, Gu. Yongzheng seal mark and period. Photo Sotheby's of archaic bronze form, the central bulb decorated with taotie masks on a leiwen ground between narrow bands of classic scrolls, the splayed base and the trumpet neck with pendent and upright stiff leaves, the galleried rim encircled by a wide classic scroll band, covered overall with a pale celadon glaze, the base with a six-character Yongzheng seal mark in underglaze-blue; 20.8cm., 8 1/4 in.... [Lire la suite]