27 mai 2014

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

Lot 733. A blue and white Ming-style moonflask, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 50.3 cm., 19 3/4 in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot sold 750,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. of flattened form with gently domed sides rising from a spreading foot to a ribbed cylindrical neck, set with a pair of scroll handles, brilliantly painted in vivid tones of cobalt-blue with the ‘heaped and piled’ effect, the domed sides decorated with eight radiating lappet panels each enclosing the beribboned bajixiang around a raised... [Lire la suite]

25 mai 2014

A pair of blue and white ogee-shaped 'dragon' bowls, Qianlong seal marks and of the period

A pair of blue and white ogee-shaped 'dragon' bowls, Qianlong seal marks and of the period. Photo: Bonhams. Each bowl finely decorated around the exterior in inky-deep blue tones, depicting a pair of scaly five-clawed dragons amidst scrolling clouds, one dragon in pursuit of the other whose head is turned backwards, the interior with a medallion enclosing a further dragon amidst flames in the centre, the base with an Imperial underglaze-blue zhuanshu seal mark, wood stands. 17.2cm diam. (4). Estimate HK$ 1 million - 1.5 million... [Lire la suite]
25 mai 2014

A blue and white 'Flower' Ewer, Transitional Period

A blue and white 'Flower' Ewer, Transitional Period. Photo Sotheby's of rectangular section, the rounded prismatic body rising from a pedestal foot to a waisted neck and a lipped everted rim, set with a long curved spout on one side, opposite an arched 'C'-shaped handle, the exterior meticulously decorated with two main panels enclosing a stylised floral quatrefoil bordered with four floral scrolls, leafy floral scrolls interrupting the edges between the panels, the rectangular cover with further floral designs and surmounted by a... [Lire la suite]
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25 mai 2014

A blue and white 'Qilin' sleeve vase, Transitional Period

A blue and white 'Qilin' sleeve vase, Transitional Period. Photo Sotheby's the cylindrical body rising to gently curved shoulders surmounted by a waisted neck and a flared rim, freely painted on the exterior in cobalt blue with a continuous scene depicting a qilin in a tranquil landscape next to a tree issuing large plantain leaves, the base left unglazed; 27 cm., 10 5/8 in. Estimation 50,000 — 70,000 HKD PROPERTY FROM THE BAOYIZHAI COLLECTION Sotheby's. Playthings From The Collection of Edward T. Chow Chinese Ceramics and Works... [Lire la suite]
25 mai 2014

A blue and white 'Figure Subject' brushpot, Transitional Period

A blue and white 'Figure Subject' brushpot, Transitional Period. Photo Sotheby's of cylindrical section, the exterior decorated in underglaze blue with a continuous scene depicting a standing scholar looking at a warrior seated astride a horse, the warrior dressed in military attire and holding a long spear in his left hand, all within a rural setting with jagged rockwork and large pine trees, all between an incised 'classic' scroll band around the mouthrim and a chevron band encircling the foot, the base left unglazed; 15.6... [Lire la suite]
25 mai 2014

A blue and white 'Chicken Head' ewer, a small 'Lotus' jar and a 'Figure' plate, Ming Dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 629. A blue and white 'Chicken Head' ewer, a small 'Lotus' jar and a 'Figure' plate, Ming Dynasty, 16th-17th century; 8.5, 8.8 and 25.2 cm., 3 3/8, 3 1/2 and 9 7/8 in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 HKD. Lot sold 21,250 (2,741 USD). Photo Sotheby's the ewer with a compressed globular body surmounted by a short waisted neck and flared rim, set on one side with a spout shaped as a chicken head, opposite a handle modelled in the form a chicken's tail, decorated around the body with floral scrolls; the jarlet with an... [Lire la suite]

25 mai 2014

A blue and white 'Crane' jar and a pair of blue and white 'Lotus' dishes, Ming Dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 631. A blue and white 'Crane' jar and a pair of blue and white 'Lotus' dishes, Ming Dynasty, 16th-17th century; 16 and 5.3 cm., 6 1/4 and 2 1/8 in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Lot sold 47,500 HKD (6,127 USD). Photo Sotheby's the jar with a cylindrical body tapering slightly below the incurved rim and around the foot, moulded with three animal masks in relief, the body freely painted with three rounded frames, each enclosing an outstretched crane soaring amidst ruyi-shaped clouds, the frames interrupted by ruyi... [Lire la suite]
25 mai 2014

A blue and white 'Dragon' saucer, Mark and period of Wanli

  Lot 606. A blue and white 'Dragon' saucer, Mark and period of Wanli; 9.8 cm., 3 7/8 in. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 HKD. Lot sold 112,500 HKD (14,510   USD). Photo Sotheby's with shallow rounded sides rising from slightly tapered foot to a barbed rim, vividly painted on the interior with a five-clawed dragon writhing among clouds, detailed with a shaggy mane, scaly body and serrate spine, surrounded around the cavetto by two dragons chasing a 'flaming pearl', below a lobed fillet outlining the... [Lire la suite]
25 mai 2014

A blue and white 'Boys' stemcup, Ming Dynasty, 16th century

Lot 608. A blue and white 'Boys' stemcup, Ming Dynasty, 16th century; 14.9 cm., 5 7/8 in. Estimate 70,000 — 90,000 HKD. Lot sold 300,000 HKD (38,694 USD). Photo Sotheby's the hollow high foot rising to a rounded bowl and a slightly flared rim, the exterior decorated in cobalt blue with a continuous scene depicting sixteen cheerful boys, all above petal lappets encircling the underside, the foot bordered with pendent leaves, the interior decorated with a medallion enclosing a landscape motif, the rim bordered... [Lire la suite]
25 mai 2014

A large blue and white double-gourd vase, Ming Dynasty, Wanli Period

A large blue and white double-gourd vase, Ming Dynasty, Wanli Period. Photo Sotheby's of double-gourd form, the generously rounded lower body tapering at the waist before rising to a compressed globular upper bulb surmounted by a long neck, the neck decorated with two registers, each with variously shaped cartouches enclosing floral and foliate motifs, the upper bulb divided into six wide panels alternating with thin strips, each panel enclosing large floral blooms, including lotus and peonies, all above the lower bulb with two... [Lire la suite]