06 octobre 2018

An Extremely Rare and Important Blue-And-White ‘Lychee’ Moon Flask, Yongzheng Period, 1723-1735

Lot 3418. An Extremely Rare and Important Blue-And-White ‘Lychee’ Moon Flask, Yongzheng Period, 1723-1735. H 26.5cm. Estimate HKD 7,000,000 - 10,000,000 (USD 893,382 - 1,276,260). Lot sold HKD 14,160,000 (USD 1,807,184). © Poly Auction. Provenance: From the Jacobs Demarest Homestead which was built in 1678. An inventory of the house in an early 19th century family bible includes this flask.Marlene Casey Collection Sotheby's New York, 3 June 1992, lot 234 Robert Chang Collection,... [Lire la suite]

03 octobre 2018

A blue and white 'Phoenix' mallet vase, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 3666. A blue and white 'Phoenix' mallet vase, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 18.7 cm, 7 3/8  in. Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,000,000 HKD (127,560 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the bell-shaped body rising to a tall tubular neck with a slightly lipped rim, painted on both sides with a highly stylised kui phoenix design, its head on the neck of the vase dissolving into abstract blue scrolls draping over the shoulders, the base inscribed with a... [Lire la suite]
03 octobre 2018

A pair of blue and white 'lotus bouquet' small dishes, seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850)

Lot 3663. A pair of blue and white 'lotus bouquet' small dishes, seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850); 11.7 cm, 4 5/8  in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot Sold 125,000 HKD (15,945 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. each with rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to a slightly everted rim, the interior painted with a central medallion enclosing a beribboned bouquet of blooming lotuses, arrowheads and other water weeds, encircled by a composite floral meander below a classic... [Lire la suite]
01 octobre 2018

A highly important blue and white Iznik pottery charger, Turkey, circa 1480

Lot 134. A highly important blue and white Iznik pottery charger, Turkey, circa 1480; 44.5cm. diam., 8.3cm. depth. Estimate £300,000 - £500,000. Lot Sold 5,359,950 GBP (6,937,383 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. of large, deep, rounded form, with an everted flat rim, the interior decorated in reserve within a central roundel against a blue-black ground with an intricate arabesque of interlacing split-palmette ‘rumi’ motifs in two shades of blue and white emanating from a small central rosette,... [Lire la suite]
30 septembre 2018

A blue and white 'Boys' cup, mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566)

Lot 3669. A blue and white 'Boys' cup, mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566); 8.7 cm, 3 3/8  in. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD (19,109 - 25,478 USD). Lot Sold 475,000 HKD (60,591 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the rounded sides supported on a slightly concave base, vividly painted on the exterior with eight boys in a garden with pierced rocks, one side depicting a group of four at play, the reverse with a boy holding a vase and another carrying a jardinière of flowers walking... [Lire la suite]
30 septembre 2018

A Tibetan-inscribed blue and white 'Dragon medallion' bowl, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

Lot 3670. A Tibetan-inscribed blue and white 'Dragon medallion' bowl, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619); 15.9 cm, 6 1/4  in. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD (19,109 - 25,478 USD). Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to a gently flared rim, richly painted to the exterior in bright cobalt blue tones, depicting four roundels formed from sinuous five-clawed dragons writhing amidst clouds, divided by pairs of the babao (Eight... [Lire la suite]

30 septembre 2018

A fine large blue and white Ming-style vase, hu, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3612. A fine large blue and white Ming-style vase, hu, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 49 cm, 19 1/4  in. Estimate: 10,000,000-15,000,000 HKD (1,273,900 - 1,910,850 USD). Unsold.  Courtesy Sotheby's. the robust ovoid body supported on a splayed foot, sweeping up to a waisted neck and everted rim, set with two taotie-mask handles suspending mock rings, brightly painted in deep shades of cobalt accented by contrived 'heaping and piling' with... [Lire la suite]
29 septembre 2018

A rare finely painted Ming-style blue and white moonflask, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Lot 3607. A rare finely painted Ming-style blue and white moonflask, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735); 27.8 cm, 10 7/8  in. Estimate 1,200,000 — 1,500,000 HKD (152,868 - 191,085 USD). Photo: Sotheby's. the flattened circular body rising from a slightly concave base to a cylindrical neck gradually flaring towards the rim, set with a pair of ruyi scrolled handles, the body deftly painted in rich cobalt-blue tones with simulated 'heaped and piled' effect,... [Lire la suite]
27 septembre 2018

A rare blue and white zhadou, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 119. A rare blue and white zhadou, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); h. 8.5 cm, 3 3/8  in. Estimate 250,000 — 350,000 HKD (31,850 - 44,590 USD). Lot Sold 400,000 HKD (51,024 USD). Photo: Sotheby's. well potted with a compressed globular body rising from a short foot to a wide neck flaring towards the rim, the body and neck painted with a composite floral scroll below pendent ruyi heads, all divided by a key-fret band encircling the shoulder, above overlapping... [Lire la suite]
27 septembre 2018

A fine blue and white bottle vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

 Lot 143. A fine blue and white bottle vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 37 cm, 14 1/2  in. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 HKD (38,220 - 63,700 USD). Lot Sold 1,750,000 HKD (223,230 USD). Photo: Sotheby's. well potted with a compressed globular body rising from a splayed foot, sweeping up to a tall waisted neck flaring gently at the rim, the body deftly painted with simulated 'heaping and piling', depicting large lotus blooms borne on an undulating foliate meander... [Lire la suite]