31 décembre 2016

The Top 14 Chinese Ceramics Sold in 2016 at Bonhams

A pair of exceptionally rare Imperial doucai waterpots, Yongzheng six-character marks and of the period. Sold for HK$ 12,640,000 (€1,546,158) at Bonhams Hong Kong, 2 Jun 2016, lot 12. Photo Bonhams. A rare Imperial underglaze-blue and iron-red enamelled vase, Qianlong seal mark and of the period. Sold for HK$ 5,620,000 (€687,453) at Bonhams Hong Kong, 2 Jun 2016, lot 18. Photo Bonhams. An exceptionally rare Imperial famille rose yellow-ground 'floral' bowl, Qianlong... [Lire la suite]

17 novembre 2016

A rare small famille rose 'butterflies' saucer-dish, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 21. A rare small famille rose 'butterflies' saucer-dish, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735). Estimate HK$ 800,000 - 1,200,000 (€96,000 - 140,000). © Bonhams 2001-2016 With steep flaring sides rising from a tapered foot, exquisitely enamelled to the interior with four butterflies with widespread wings, decorated in rich and various brilliant tones of famille rose, surrounded by dense vine scrolls framed within a medallion, the exterior and base left plain with a... [Lire la suite]
16 novembre 2016

A pair of rare copper-green-glazed incised floral bowls, Yongzheng six-character marks and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 11. A pair of rare copper-green-glazed incised floral bowls, Yongzheng six-character marks and of the period (1723-1735). Estimate HK$ 150,000 - 200,000 (€18,000 - 24,000). © Bonhams 2001-2016 Each finely potted with deep rounded sides raised on a short straight foot, the exterior with a densely-incised decoration enclosing five blossoming flowers borne on leafy foliage, applied overall with a lustrous glaze of deep rich-green tone displaying an iridescent sheen, wood stands. Each 14cm (5... [Lire la suite]
16 novembre 2016

A very rare Imperial yellow-enamelled 'lotus' moulded dish, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 10. A very rare Imperial yellow-enamelled 'lotus' moulded dish, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735). Estimate HK$ 100,000 - 150,000 (€12,000 - 18,000). © Bonhams 2001-2016 The shallow rounded dish superbly moulded on the exterior with a band of lotus petals radiating from a short foot towards the barbed rim, the interior decorated with a similar band of undulating lotus petals emanating from a central lotus seed pod, covered overall in an enamel of soft egg-yolk tone, wood... [Lire la suite]
16 novembre 2016

A pair of very rare yellow-glazed incised 'dragon' dishes, Yongzheng six-character marks and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 8. A pair of very rare yellow-glazed incised 'dragon' dishes, Yongzheng six-character marks and of the period (1723-1735). Estimate HK$ 250,000 - 400,000 (€30,000 - 48,000). © Bonhams 2001-2016 Each well potted with shallow curved sides, the well intricately incised with two leaping five-clawed dragons chasing a flaming pearl amidst billowing clouds and fire scrolls, encircled around the cavetto with eight flowers of the seasons including lotus, peony, hibiscus, rose, camellia, chrysanthemum,... [Lire la suite]
15 novembre 2016

A rare copper-red-glazed bottle vase, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 3. A rare copper-red-glazed bottle vase, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735). Estimate HK$ 800,000 - 1,200,000 (€96,000 - 140,000). Photo: Bonhams. The compressed pear-shaped body elegantly rising from a slightly spreading foot to a tall cylindrical neck beneath a lightly flared mouth, richly applied to the exterior with an even copper-red glaze stopping neatly at the rim and foot. 23.3cm (8 7/8in) high. Provenance: Almira Goodsell Rockefeller (1844-1920), wife of William A.... [Lire la suite]

21 octobre 2016

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

Lot 44. A doucai 'lotus pond' dish, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735). Estimate £3,000 - 5,000 (€3,400 - 5,600). 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 thence by... [Lire la suite]
21 octobre 2016

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

Lot 43. A pair of doucai 'lotus pond' dishes, Yongzheng six-character marks and of the period (1723-1735). Estimate: £3,000 - 5,000 (€3,400 - 5,600 ). 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. 20.2cm (8in) diam. (2). Provenance: a European... [Lire la suite]
18 octobre 2016

A copper-red 'three fish' stem bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735).

Lot 21. A copper-red 'three fish' stem bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735). Estimate £6,000 - 8,000 (€6,700 - 8,900). Photo Bonhams. The shallow bowl with flared rim supported on a tall hollow splayed stem, brightly decorated around the exterior in copper-red glaze on the white ground with three fish, the interior of the stem inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character horizontal mark, the footring left unglazed. 15.5cm (6 1/8in) diam. Provenance: Walter Thomas Gaze Cooper... [Lire la suite]
18 octobre 2016

A copper-red 'three fish' stem bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 20. A copper-red 'three fish' stem bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735). Estimate £6,000 - 8,000 (€6,700 - 8,900). Photo Bonhams. The wide bowl with slightly everted rim supported on a hollow slightly tapered stem, decorated around the exterior in underglaze-red with three fish, the six-character mark in underglaze-blue inside the foot. 15.3cm (6in) diam. Provenance: Walter Thomas Gaze Cooper (1895-1981), and thence by descent. Walter Thomas Gaze Cooper (1895-1981) Gaze Cooper, as he... [Lire la suite]