03 juillet 2018

A blue and white 'Peach and Bat' moonflask, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 2056. A blue and white 'peach and bat' moonflask, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 24.3 cm., 9 1/2 in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD (38,562 — 57,843 EUR). Lot Sold 500,000 HKD (48,203 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the flattened circular body rising from a short spreading foot to a tall trumpet neck flanked by a pair of ruyi handles, moulded in low relief to either side with a peach-shaped panel painted in rich cobalt-blue tones with bats... [Lire la suite]

03 juillet 2018

A blue and white 'Dragon' washer, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 2055. A blue and white 'Dragon' washer, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 13.8 cm., 5 1/2 in. Estimate 80,000 — 100,000 HKD (7,712 — 9,641 EUR). Lot Sold 475,000 HKD (45,793 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's with shallow slightly flared thickly potted sides rising from a low foot, the interior painted with a ferocious five-clawed dragon with a sinuous scaled body in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', the recessed well on the underside inscribed with a... [Lire la suite]
03 juillet 2018

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

Lot 2053. A rare Ming-style blue and white moonflask, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 46 cm., 18 in. Estimate 1,000,000 — 1,500,000 HKD (96,406 — 144,609 EUR). Lot Sold 2,900,000 HKD (279,577 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. of flattened globular form set with a tall waisted neck flanked by a pair of dragon handles, painted to either side in vivid cobalt blue with undulating composite floral scrolls, between pendant trefoils and upright stylised lappets, all... [Lire la suite]
03 juillet 2018

A fine blue and white 'Three Friends' jarlet, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 2051. A fine blue and white 'Three Friends' jarlet, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 5.2 cm., 2 in. Estimate 350,000 — 450,000 HD (33,742 — 43,383 EUR). Lot Sold 680,000 HKD (65,556 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. superbly potted with slightly curved sides supported on a recessed base, gently rising to a rounded shoulder, surmounted by a waisted neck below a small lipped mouth, finely painted on the exterior in brilliant shades of cobalt blue, with a stem of bamboo and intertwined... [Lire la suite]
03 juillet 2018

A rare blue and white 'five-clawed dragon' tazza, Qianlong seal mark in a line and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 288. A rare blue and white 'Five-clawed dragon' tazza, Qianlong seal mark in a line and of the period (1736-1795); 23.1cm (9 1/8in) diam. Sold for £ 7,500 (€ 8,460). Courtesy Bonhams. Modelled as a shallow dish with angular sides decorated with a band of undulating floral scrolls, raised on an elegantly flaring stem foot painted with a wrathful five-clawed dragon striding amidst billowing clouds in pursuit of the flaming pearl, on a ground of foaming and crashing waves and an emerging carp. Provenance: an... [Lire la suite]
03 juillet 2018

A blue and white 'Dragon' tazza, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 2048. A blue and white 'Dragon' tazza, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 22.5 cm., 8 7/8 in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HD (19,281 — 28,922 EUR). Lot Sold 275,000 HKD (26,512 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the shallow circular dish modelled with a flat underside decorated with a stylised floral scroll, all supported on a tall dramatically splayed foot painted with a sinuous dragon in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' above crashing waves against rocks,... [Lire la suite]

01 juillet 2018

A rare blue and white octagonal 'boys' jar and cover, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

Lot 1944. A rare blue and white octagonal 'boys' jar and cover, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619); 13.5 cm., 5 3/8 in. Estimate 1,000,000 — 1,500,000 HKD (96,406 — 144,609 EUR). Lot sold 3,620,000 HKD (348,989 EUR). Photo Sotheby's of octagonal section, the straight walls rising from a short foot, the exterior painted in vivid shades of cobalt-blue with eight panels, each detailed with boys at play in a balustraded garden scene, the underside inscribed with a six-character reign mark... [Lire la suite]
30 juin 2018

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

Lot 1920. A fine blue and white hexagonal vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 66 cm., 26 in. Estimate 7,000,000 — 9,000,000 HKD (674,841 — 867,652 EUR). Lot sold 17,460,000 HKD (1,683,245 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. of hexagonal section, supported on a splayed foot, set with a waisted trumpet neck of conforming section, the sides well painted in brilliant tones of cobalt blue with simulated 'heaping and piling' with boughs of... [Lire la suite]
30 juin 2018

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

Lot 1919. A fine and magnificent blue and white vase, tianqiuping, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 54.6 cm., 21 1/2 in. Estimate 20,000,000 — 25,000,000 HKD (1,928,116 — 2,410,145 EUR. Lot Sold: 30,900,000 HKD (2,978,939 EUR). Photo Sotheby's the globular body exquisitely painted with a wide composite floral scroll with large and small blooms amidst curled leaves, including lotus, peony, hibiscus, and chrysanthemum flowers between a band of upright lappets... [Lire la suite]
29 juin 2018

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

Lot 3243. A fine blue and white bottle vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 37.5 cm., 14 3/4 in. Estimate 1,200,000 — 1,800,000HKD (117,429 — 176,144   EUR). Lot Sold 2,300,000 HKD (225,073 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. the well potted globular body raised on a slightly flared foot, decorated with a broad composite floral scroll above an upright lappet border and a 'classic scroll' around the foot, the shoulders adorned with narrow bands of floral motifs and... [Lire la suite]