11 novembre 2019

A blue and white elephant-handled vase, Transitional period

Lot 328. A blue and white elephant-handled vase, Transitional period. Height 20.7 cm, 8⅛ in. Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 5,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. painted to the lower globular bulb with peony blossoms borne on leafy stems, rising to a wasited neck skirting with a band of lotus scroll, surmounted by small upper section with similar decoration, flanked by a pair of elephant-shaped handles, all supported on a splayed foot. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 06 Nov 2019 ... [Lire la suite]

11 novembre 2019

A blue and white jar, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 325. A blue and white jar, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566). Height 25 cm, 9⅞ in. Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 GBP. Lot sold 7,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. painted to the ovoid body with interlaced ruyi heads suspending stylised lotus flowers alternating with bajixiang ('Eight Buddhist Emblems') hanging from the beaded tassels, all above a band enclosing mythical horses galloping among vivid turbulent wave, the neck collared with stylised foliage, the... [Lire la suite]
11 novembre 2019

A blue and white 'elephant' kendi, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Lot 324. A blue and white 'elephant' kendi, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620). Length 15.2 cm, 6 in. Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 GBP. Lot sold 4,375 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. modelled with its head facing upwards and the truncated tusks forming a double-spout, its tasselled saddle cloth painted to both sides with cartouches depicting garden scenes. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 06 Nov 2019
11 novembre 2019

A pair of blue and white 'fish' saucer dishes, Yongzheng marks and period (1723-1735)

Lot 332. A pair of blue and white 'fish' saucer dishes, Yongzheng marks and period (1723-1735). Diameter 16 and 16 cm, 6¼ and 6¼ in. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 GBP. Lot sold: 15,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's each painted to the interior with two fishes leaping above the swirling waves within a central medallion, the base inscribed with a six-character mark within a double circle. Provenance: Bonhams London, 16th May 2013, lot 36. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 06 Nov 2019
11 novembre 2019

A large blue and white 'soldier' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 194. A large blue and white 'soldier' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); Height 92 cm, 36⅛ in. Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 GBP. Lot sold: 106,250 GBP. Photo Sotheby's of tall tapered baluster shape, with rounded shoulders sweeping to a waisted neck and a flaring rim, richly painted to the exterior in vivid tones of blue with a central band of writhing chilong traversing amidst lingzhi in reserve on a blue ground, between bands of lotus scrollwork with a border of... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2019

A large blue and white, iron-red and gilt-decorated armorial cistern and cover, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 33. A large blue and white, iron-red and gilt-decorated armorial cistern and cover, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 27 ¼ in. (69.2 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 22,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The cistern is decorated to the exterior of the body with a wide central band of precious objects amongst leafy fruiting pomegranate branches, all between floral and diaper bands to the mouth and foot. The arms of Sichterman of Groningen incorporating a squirrel is painted... [Lire la suite]

08 novembre 2019

A rare pair of large Ming-style blue and white candlesticks, 18th century

Lot 140. A rare pair of large Ming-style blue and white candlesticks, 18th century; 17 in. (43.2 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 37,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Each candlestick is finely decorated with concentric horizontal bands of lotus scroll alternating with stylised leaves, ruyi-heads and classic scroll, all in varying tones of vibrant cobalt blue with simulated heaping anf piling effect in imitation of the Ming style. Note: These candlesticks... [Lire la suite]
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08 novembre 2019

A pair of blue and white 'dragon' double-gourd vases, Qianlong seal marks and period (1736-1795)

Lot 157. A pair of blue and white 'dragon' double-gourd vases, Qianlong seal marks and period (1736-1795). Height 17.6 and 17.6 cm, 6⅞ and 6⅞ in. Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 GBP. Lot sold 118,750 GBP. Photo Sotheby's each supported on a slightly flared foot rising to a flattened globular lower body tapering to a narrow waist, surmounted by the upper bulb with tapered neck and flanked by a pair of arched handles, decorated to each face with a central shou roundel... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2019

A blue and white tripod censer, Qianlong six-character mark in underglaze blue in a line and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 185. A blue and white tripod censer, Qianlong six-character mark in underglaze blue in a line and of the period (1736-1795); 10 in. (25.4 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 25,000. Price realised GBP 40,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The censer is well potted with a compressed globular body decorated with the Eight Buddhist Emblems, bajixiang, amongst large lotus blossoms on leafy tendrils, all below a band of ruyi-heads. The two upright, pierced handles, the recessed neck and... [Lire la suite]
07 novembre 2019

Sotheby's Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art sales to take place on 28-29 November

HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s will present two sales of Chinese Works of Art at its Hong Kong Gallery this November: Ceramics and Jades from the Collection of Sir Quo-Wei Lee (28 November) and Chinese Art, including Snuff Bottles and Jades from an Old Hong Kong Family Collection (28-29 November). All works will be exhibited for public viewing from 22 – 27 November 2019.SALE HIGHLIGHTSCERAMICS AND JADES FROM THE COLLECTION OF SIR QUO-WEI LEE | 28 NovemberFollowing the success of the past two editions in 2018 and 2019, highlights of... [Lire la suite]