22 mai 2016

A rare celadon-glazed bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 10. A rare celadon-glazed bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735). Estimate HK$500,000 - 700,000 (€57,000 - 80,000). Photo: Bonhams. Elegantly and deeply potted with a slightly everted foot rising to a gently flaring rim, the exterior decorated with six ruyi-heads enclosing smaller lappets issuing from a band of flower petals and keyfret scrolls at the rim, covered overall in a translucent soft celadon glaze, the base with a six-character kaishu mark in... [Lire la suite]

19 mai 2016

A pair of doucai 'lotus pond' dishes, Yongzheng six-character marks and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 94. A pair of doucai 'lotus pond' dishes, Yongzheng six-character marks and of the period (1723-1735). Estimate £8,000 - 12,000 (€10,000 - 16,000). Unsold. Photo: Bonhams. Each enamelled in vivid colours, the interior decorated with a scene of a lotus pond depicting a pair of swimming ducks, beside blossoming lotus flowers and lotus leaves, surrounded by a similar continuous scene around the deeply rounded cavetto, the exterior with four scattered floral sprigs. Each 20.2cm (8in) diam.(2). Provenance: a... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2016

A doucai 'lotus pond' dish, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 92. A doucai 'lotus pond' dish, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735). Estimate £8,000 - 12,000 (€10,000 - 16,000). Unsold. Photo Bonhams. The interior delicately enamelled in a soft palette with two birds flying and swimming in a lotus pond with stalks rising amidst the waves, the cavetto inscribed with a band of stylised Shou characters, the exterior with further birds amidst lotus stalks. 17.2cm (6 7/8in) diam. Provenance: a European private collection, acquired between 1960-70, and... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2016

A doucai 'stag and pine' saucer dish, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 91. A doucai 'stag and pine' saucer dish, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735). Sold for £6,875 (€8,976). Photo: Bonhams. Decorated at the centre with a deer grazing beneath a pine tree within a fenced garden below wispy clouds, encircled by further deer alternating with rockwork, foliage and sprigs of lingzhi, the exterior with a continuous foliage scroll. 16cm (6 3/8in) diam. Provenance: a European private collection, acquired between 1960-70, and thence by descent  ... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2016

A pair of doucai 'lotus' bowls, Yongzheng six-character marks and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 90. A pair of doucai 'lotus' bowls, Yongzheng six-character marks and of the period (1723-1735). Sold for £21,250 (€27,746). Photo: Bonhams.  Each finely potted in conical shape, delicately enamelled to the exterior with scrolling foliage issuing four small lotus flower heads above a band of lotus lappets to the tall straight foot, the interior centre similarly decorated with a small lotus flower head borne on a leafy stem, wood stands. Each 11.3cm (4 1/2in) diam. (4). Provenance: a European... [Lire la suite]
06 mai 2016

A blue and white 'dragon' dish, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period

Lot 268. A blue and white 'dragon' dish, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period. Estimate £1,500 - 2,500 (€1,900 - 3,200). Photo Bonhams. The interior vibrantly painted with a writhing four-claw dragon grasping a flaming pearl amongst tri-corn clouds, the exterior with foaming wave borders at the foot. 19.7cm (7 3/4in) diam. Bonhams. AUCTION 23541: ASIAN ART, 10:30 BST - LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE

02 mai 2016

A rare part-set of grisaille enamelled and gilt nesting tea cups, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 68. A rare part-set of grisaille enamelled and gilt nesting tea cups, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735). Estimate £1,500 - 2,000 (€1,900 - 2,600). Photo: Bonhams. Each delicately enamelled with roundels enclosing the Hundred Antiques, on a gilt and grisaille foliate meander ground, the well with a lotus flower head. The largest: 6.6cm (2 5/8in) diam. (3). Bonhams. AUCTION 23541: ASIAN ART, 10:30 BST - LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE
24 novembre 2015

A rare yellow-ground blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period

A rare yellow-ground blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period. Estimate HK$700,000 - 900,000 (€85,000 - 110,000). Photo: Bonhams. With deep rounded sides flaring to a lipped rim, painted in cobalt blue on the exterior with two five-clawed dragons in mid-flight amidst flaming clouds, divided by two lingzhi bearing the characters shou and fu above a band of lotus petals, the interior further decorated with a circular medallion featuring a writhing dragon,... [Lire la suite]
24 novembre 2015

A very rare moulded lemon-yellow and famille rose bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period

A very rare moulded lemon-yellow and famille rose bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period. Estimate HK$400,000 - 600,000 (€48,000 - 73,000). Photo: Bonhams. Crisply moulded around the exterior with a narrow band of meandering foliate scroll on an even rich lemon-yellow glaze, the interior plain and enamelled with a pair of peaches borne on a leafy branch, fitted box. 21cm (8 1/4in) diam. (2). Provenance: A Hong Kong private collection, acquired prior to 1995 Bowls of this form and... [Lire la suite]
23 novembre 2015

A small rare copper-red-glazed waterpot, taibo zun, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period

A small rare copper-red-glazed waterpot, taibo zun, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period. Estimate HK$ 240,000 - 340,000 (€29,000 - 41,000). Photo: Bonhams. The domed vessel deftly modelled in the form of a beehive surmounted by a slightly everted rim with a tiny indentation, covered overall in a rich copper-red glaze of crushed raspberry-red tone, thinning to white at the rim, interior glazed white. 5.2cm (2in) diam. Provenance: An important European private collection Notes: The present lot... [Lire la suite]