28 septembre 2022

A blue and white 'floral' vase, Mark and period of Jiajing

Lot 624. A blue and white 'floral' vase, Mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566). Height 10⅝ in., 27 cm. Lot sold: 9,450 USD (Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 USD). © Sotheby's 2022 the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle. Provenance: German Private Collection.Bonhams London, 14th May 2009, lot 57.  Sotheby's. China 5000 Years, New York, 27 september 2022

27 septembre 2022

Sotheby’s Hong Kong Presents the Most Significant Chinese Works of Art Sale Series to Take Place in the Last Decade

(Left to Right). The Private Collection of Joseph Lau. A Fine Blue and White 'Lotus Scroll' Vase, Meiping, Ming Dynasty, Yongle Period. Est: HK$ 25 – 35 million / US$ 3.2 – 4.5 million. © Sotheby's 2022The Dr Wou Kiuan Collection. A Magnificent Ruby-Ground Yangcai 'Trigrams' Reticulated Vase, Seal Mark and Period of Qianlong. Est: HK$ 60 – 120 million / US$ 7.6 – 15.3 million. © Sotheby's 2022The Personal Collection of the late Sir Joseph Hotung. A Unique and Highly Important Moulded Blue and White Barbed 'Fish'... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2022

A blue and white 'dragon and phoenix' cup, Mark and period of Wanli

 Lot 242. A blue and white 'dragon and phoenix' cup, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619). Diameter 2½ in., 6.4 cm. Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2022 the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle, Japanese wood box (3). Property from a Japanese Private Collection. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 21 september 2022
16 septembre 2022

A blue and white double-gourd 'Eight Daoist Immortals' vase, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

Lot 237. A blue and white double-gourd 'Eight Daoist Immortals' vase, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619). Height 18¾ in., 47.7 cm. Estimate: 70,000 - 90,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2022 the mouth with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a rectangular cartouche, wood stand, Japanese wood box (4) Note: The present vase is impressive for its large size, robust potting and dynamic painting. To the lower bulb, the Eight Daoist Immortals are vividly painted. Dressed in billowing... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2022

A blue and white 'jardinière' dish, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 748. A blue and white 'jardinière' dish, Ming dynasty, Wanli six-character mark within a double circle in underglaze and of the period (1572-1620). Diamètre : 31,8 cm. (12 1/2 in.). Price Realised EUR 27.720 (Estimate EUR 4,000 - EUR 6,000). © Christie's 2022 Christie's. Five Private Collections. London, 5 July - 19 July 2022
29 août 2022

A blue and white 'windswept' jar, Ming dynasty, 16th century and blue and white 'dragon' dish, Qing dynasty

Lot 637. A blue and white 'windswept' jar, Ming dynasty, 16th century and blue and white 'dragon' dish, Qing dynasty, 18th century. The dish with an apocryphal Xuande mark; Hauteur de la jarre : 22,3 cm. (8 3⁄4 in.). Diamètre du plat : 20,7 cm. (81⁄8 in.). Price Realised EUR 32,760 (Estimate EUR 4,000 - EUR 6,000). © Christie's 2022 Provenance: Collection of Francis Golding (1944-2013). Christie's. Five Private Collections. London, 5 July - 19... [Lire la suite]

26 août 2022

A large superb blue and white 'lotus and pond' vase, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795)

  Lot 3404. A large superb blue and white 'lotus and pond' vase, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795). H 54cm. Sold for HKD 24,000,000 (Estimate HKD 15,000,000 - 22,000,000). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited 2022 Provenance: 1. Collection of Italian collectors, acquired from China in the early 20th century2. Sotheby's, London, 12 November 2003, no. 1723. Important private collection4. Christie's Hong Kong, 27 May 2008, no. 15795. Old North American Ten-Faced Lingbi... [Lire la suite]
26 août 2022

A blue and white 'dragon' brush box and cover, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620)

Lot 3401. A blue and white 'dragon' brush box and cover, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620). L 30cm. Sold for HKD 900,000 (Estimate HKD 300,000 - 800,000). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited 2022 The pen box is rectangular in shape, with a 'mountain' shaped compartment inside, and was used as a literary tool in the palace workshops to hold pens, the design being quite elaborate, but the firing was not an easy task, as the clay had to be made to a suitable size and then bonded with glazed... [Lire la suite]
24 août 2022

A Small Blue and White ‘Dragon’ Jardiniere, Seal Mark and Period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3588. A Small Blue and White ‘Dragon’ Jardiniere, Seal Mark and Period of Qianlong (1736-1795). D 21cm. Sold for HKD 1,200,000 (Estimate HKD 650,000 - 950,000). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited 2022 The lip and mouth, with a bulging belly and recessed neck, and a slightly concave flat foot, are of solid, regular form. The exterior is painted in blue and white with formalized clouds and dragons, the two dragons echoing each other in front and behind, with the sea beneath them and... [Lire la suite]
22 août 2022

A Blue and White ‘Children At Play’ Jar, Mark and Period of Jiajing (1522-1566)

Lot 3583. A Blue and White ‘Children At Play’ Jar, Mark and Period of Jiajing (1522-1566). H 34.5cm. Sold for HKD 9,800,000 (Estimate HKD 6,800,000 - 9,800,000). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited 2022 The jar has a straight mouth, a short neck, broad shoulders, and a recessed, rounded foot; the entire body painted in blue and white with a scene of children playing. The children are in different and lively poses, sitting in clusters of three or two, either diligently studying or playing,... [Lire la suite]