11 mars 2019

A rare Guan-type quadruple vase, Yongzheng seal mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 518. A rare Guan-type quadruple vase, Yongzheng seal mark and period (1723-1735). Height 3 7/8  in., 9.9 cm. Estimate USD 80,000 — 120,000. Lot sold 100,000 USD. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 finely potted as four vases of slender cylindrical form with sides gently curving to a short neck and everted rim, conjoined at the sides, the bodies covered overall in a soft pale bluish-gray glaze suffused with a matrix of golden crackles, the footring applied with dark brown... [Lire la suite]

29 juillet 2018

A superb and rare finely carved celadon-glazed moon flask, Yongzheng seal mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 157. A superb and rare finely carved celadon-glazed moon flask, Yongzheng seal mark and period (1723-1735). Height 11 1/2  in., 29.2 cm. Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,500,000 USD. Lot sold 2,045,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's well potted with gently rounded sides, the flattened circular body rising from an unglazed footrim to a cylindrical neck flanked by a pair of scrolling ruyihandles, finely carved on each side with five luxuriant lotus blooms amid scrolling feathery leaves, the neck... [Lire la suite]
21 octobre 2017

An extremely rare 'Jun-imitation' vase, Yongzheng seal mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 14. An extremely rare 'Jun-imitation' vase, Yongzheng seal mark and period (1723-1735), 21.5 cm, 8 1/2  in. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 GBP. Unsold. © Sotheby's. of compressed pear shape, the broad rounded sides rising from a spreading foot to a tall cylindrical neck, covered with a mottled copper-red glaze, thinning to an underlying pale blue glaze towards the foot, the base incised with a four character seal mark. Provenance: Collection of Ambassador and Mrs Joseph... [Lire la suite]
06 septembre 2017

A rare and magnificent blue and white ewer, Yongzheng seal mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 19. A rare and magnificent blue and white ewer, Yongzheng seal mark and period (1723-1735). Height 10 in., 25.5cm. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 USD. Lot sold 936,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's inspired by a metalwork prototype, elegantly potted with a broad cylindrical body molded with two ribbed fillets between two registers of molded chrysanthemum petals, rising to a rounded shoulder and waisted neck with a bulbous mid-section and flaring gently to a broad spout, finely painted in... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2017

A fine and rare doucai conical 'Dragon' bowl, Yongzheng seal mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 18. A fine and rare doucai conical 'Dragon' bowl, Yongzheng seal mark and period (1723-1735). Diameter 8 in., 20.4 cm. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 USD. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's finely potted, with wide flared sides rising from a short straight foot, brilliantly enameled to the exterior with two five-clawed dragons, one in yellow and the other in green, each in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', leaping out from a band of turbulent crested waves, and amidst multi-colored cloud scrolls and flame scrolls,... [Lire la suite]
27 août 2017

A rare white-glazed handled jar, Yongzheng seal mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 11. A rare white-glazed handled jar, Yongzheng seal mark and period (1723-1735). Width 10 1/8  in., 25.8 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's. the compressed globular body rising from a slightly splayed foot to a wide neck, applied to the shoulder with a pair of dragon handles, each modeled with an arched spine extending to a bifurcated tail, covered overall with a smooth white glaze, the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue. ... [Lire la suite]

27 août 2017

A fine and rare celadon-glazed double-gourd vase, Yongzheng seal mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 10. A fine and rare celadon-glazed double-gourd vase, Yongzheng seal mark and period (1723-1735). Height 12 3/4  in., 32.4 cm. Estimate 320,000 — 500,000 USD. Unsold. 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, the base with a six-character archaistic seal mark in... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2017

A rare and large ru-type hu-form vase, Yongzheng seal mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 511. A rare and large ru-type hu-form vase, Yongzheng seal mark and period (1723-1735). Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 USD. Lot sold 396,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. of archaistic bronze form, the broad pear-shaped body rising from a slightly spreading foot to a waisted neck encircled with a raised fillet and flanked by a pair of single-horn mythical animal-mask handles suspending mock rings, covered overall with a thick lavender-blue glaze, save for the unglazed foot ring, the base with a... [Lire la suite]
10 février 2017

Vase with handles in form of elephant heads, Yongzheng seal mark and period (1723-1735)

Vase with handles in form of elephant heads, Yongzheng seal mark and period (1723-1735), tea-dust glazed porcelain. Height: 11.6 inches; Diameter: 6.8 inches. Donated by Sir Augustus Wollaston Franks, Franks.159.+a © The Trustees of the British Museum
12 août 2013

A rare guan-type altar vessel, fu, Yongzheng seal mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 173. A rare guan-type altar vessel, fu, Yongzheng seal mark and period  (1723-1735); 16.8cm., 6 5/8 in. Estimate  15,000 — 20,000. Lot Sold 62,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2013 of rectangular section, the wide flaring sides rising from a spreading foot cut with an arched aperture in the centre of each side, set on one side with a loop handle issuing from animal mask, covered overall in a crackled greyish-blue glaze, the base inscribed with a six-character seal mark Provenance: Sotheby’s... [Lire la suite]