16 juillet 2017

A blue and white 'dragon' censer and cover, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620)

Lot 524. A blue and white 'dragon' censer and cover, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620), 14 cm., 5 1/2 in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD. Lot sold 540,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. of rectangular shape with lion mask and free ring handles, supported on four tapering angular legs decorated with leaping dragons, the concave neck with two further dragons on the longer sides and cloud motifs flanking the handles on the shorter sides, the flattened rim with a band of lingzhi scroll and... [Lire la suite]

16 juillet 2017

A fine small blue and white 'lianzi' bowl, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 522. A fine small blue and white 'lianzi' bowl, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424), 10.2 cm., 4 in. Estimate 800,000 — 1,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,320,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. delicately potted with deep rounded sides springing from a narrow foot, meticulously painted overall in contrasting tones of dark cobalt-blue with characteristic 'heaping and piling', the interior decorated in the centre with a stylised six-petalled flower head, encircled by a narrow... [Lire la suite]
16 juillet 2017

A rare Ming-style blue and white ewer and cover, 18th century 

Lot 271. A rare Ming-style blue and white ewer and cover, 18th century, 11½ in. (29.3 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 51,650 © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Decorated in the Ming style with simulated 'heaping and piling' with a shaped cartouche on each side, one enclosing a peach branch, the other a loquat branch, each flanked by ascending flower stems, all between a band of petal lappets below and bands of foliate scroll and upright leaves on the neck, the curved... [Lire la suite]
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16 juillet 2017

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

Lot 506. A Ming-style blue and white ewer and cover, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795), 29.5 cm., 11 5/8 in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,800,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. of finely potted pear-shape, set to one side with an elegant curved spout secured to the body by a strut, and to the other a broad strap handle surmounted by an eyelet and applied at the lowest point with three moulded bosses simulating pegs, painted in vivid tones of underglaze-blue with... [Lire la suite]
16 juillet 2017

A blue and white jar with mask handles, guan, Yuan dynasty (1279-1366)

Lot 521. A blue and white jar with mask handles, guan, Yuan dynasty (1279-1366), 33.3 cm., 13 1/8 in. Estimate 800,000 — 1,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,400,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. of sturdily potted baluster form with gently curving sides, flanked at the shoulders by a pair of crisply moulded lion mask handles, boldly painted in varying tones of cobalt-blue with a central frieze of six luscious peony blooms seen from the front, side and back borne on an undulating... [Lire la suite]
14 juillet 2017

An important documentary blue and white altar vase, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, dated to 1741

Lot 508. An important documentary blue and white altar vase, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, dedicatory inscription of Tang Ying, dated to 1741, 64.1 cm., 25 1/4 in. Estimate Upon Request. Sold  11,520,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. finely painted overall in vivid tones of underglaze-blue enhanced by simulated 'heaping and piling', the broad shouldered body with a reserved panel to one side enclosing a seven-line inscription, surrounded by lotus blooms borne on dense scrolling leafy stems, of which the... [Lire la suite]

14 juillet 2017

A fine and rare blue and white beaker vase, zun, Ming dynasty, Chenghua period (1465-1487)

Lot 523. A fine and rare blue and white beaker vase, zun, Ming dynasty, Chenghua period (1465-1487), 21.5 cm., 8 1/2 in.  Estimate 4,000,000 — 6,000,000 HKD. Sold  13,760,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. well potted after the archaistic bronze zun form, freely painted in rich cobalt-blue tones, set on each section with four vertical flanges, the globular central bulb decorated with four of the 'babao' ('The Eight Treasures'), each issuing from a lotus bloom... [Lire la suite]
14 juillet 2017

An extremely rare blue and white vase, zun, Jiajing period (1522-1566)

Lot 1456. An extremely rare blue and white vase, zun, Jiajing period (1522-1566), 8½ in. (21.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 195,750 © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The well-proportioned bronze-form body is applied with flanges that accentuate its shape. The bulbous mid-section is painted on each side in deep, vibrant tones of underglaze blue with a carp swimming amidst lotus plants and water weeds reserved on a ground of penciled turbulent waves. The... [Lire la suite]
13 juillet 2017

A fine blue and white zhadou, Daoguang seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 3221. A fine blue and white zhadou, Daoguang seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850), 3 1/2 in. (9 cm.) high, box. Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 80,000. Price realised HKD 106,250 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The zhadou is decorated on the compressed body and the flared neck with bands of composite foliate scroll within borders of ruyi heads, petal lappets and key fret, a narrow band of classic scroll encircling the shallow foot. Provenance: Mayuyama &... [Lire la suite]
13 juillet 2017

A fine and small blue and white ‘Dragon’ waterpot, Xianfeng six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1851-1861)

Lot 3225. A fine and small blue and white ‘Dragon’ waterpot, Xianfeng six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1851-1861), 2 1/16 in. (5.3 cm.) high, box. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 120,000. Price realised HKD 237,500 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The globular waterpot is decorated with two five-clawed dragons pursuing flaming pearls over waves amongst fire and clouds between a lower lappet band and foaming waves.  Provenance: A Japanese private collection, acquired from Shogodo... [Lire la suite]
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