08 avril 2015

A rare blue and white 'Phoenix' basin, Mark and period of Kangxi

A rare blue and white 'Phoenix' basin, Mark and period of Kangxi. Estimate 480,000 — 550,000 HKD. Unsold. Photo courtesy Sotheby's sturdily potted with steep rounded sides rising to a flat everted mouthrim, the interior vividly painted with a medallion enclosing a long-tailed phoenix soaring amidst dense cloud scrolls, surrounded by a frieze similarly decorated with phoenix and clouds around the well, the rim with a leafy lotus scroll within a brown-edged border, the exterior undecorated, the... [Lire la suite]

08 avril 2015

A rare blue and white 'Lotus' alms bowl, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

A rare blue and white 'Lotus' alms bowl, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000  HKD. Unsold. Photo courtesy Sotheby's well potted with deep tapering sides supported on a rounded base, the exterior painted in cobalt-blue with large lotus blossoms wreathed by meandering leafy scrolls issuing smaller lotus buds and curling tendrils below a stylised pendent lappet band, a 'classic scroll' band circling the rim; 26.1 cm., 10 1/4  in. Notes: Delicately painted with a leafy... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2015

A blue and white 'Mandarin Duck and Lotus' stembowl, Yuan dynasty

A blue and white 'Mandarin Duck and Lotus' stembowl, Yuan dynasty. Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,000,000  HKD. Unsold. Photo courtesy Sotheby's with deep rounded sides resting on a tall hollow triple-ribbed foot, the exterior bordered decorated in vibrant shades of cobalt-blue with a band of lotus scrolls above an upright stylised ruyi-lappet border, the interior centred with a medallion enclosing a pair of mandarin ducks swimming in a lotus pond densely detailed with large lotus blossoms and... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2015

A fine and rare blue and white 'Dragon' tazza, Mark and period of Yongzheng

A fine and rare blue and white 'Dragon' tazza, Mark and period of Yongzheng. Estimate 2,000,000 — 3,000,000  HKD. Unsold. Photo courtesy Sotheby's of circular form with shallow slightly rounded sides supported on a tall splayed hollow stem, painted around the sides with a band of interlinked foliate strapwork within line borders, the stem superbly decorated in shaded tones of cobalt-blue with a five-clawed dragon depicted striding in pursuit of the flaming pearl above waves breaking on jagged... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2015

A large and brilliantly painted Ming-style blue and white 'Melon' dish, Mark and period of Yongzheng

A large and brilliantly painted Ming-style blue and white 'Melon' dish, Mark and period of Yongzheng. Estimate 4,800,000 — 5,500,000  HKD. Unsold. Photo courtesy Sotheby's robustly potted with shallow rounded sides rising from a short foot to a flat everted mouthrim, the interior centred with a medallion decorated in underglaze-blue with a continuous scrolling branch of vine bearing seven lobed melons interspersed with flowers, tendrils and leaves, all within a broad composite floral scroll... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2015

A blue and white 'dragon' dish, Zhiyuantang zhi mark, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

A blue and white 'dragon' dish, Zhiyuantang zhi mark, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000  HKD. Lot sold 175,000 HKD (20,800 EUR). Photo courtesy Sotheby's the shallow rounded sides rising from a short foot to an everted rim, the interior vividly painted in cobalt-blue with a five-clawed dragon writhing amidst flames and cloud swirls, within a double-line border repeated at the rim, the exterior similarly decorated with a pair of ferocious dragons in mutual pursuit... [Lire la suite]
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08 avril 2015

A Ming-style blue and white moonflask, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A Ming-style blue and white moonflask, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate  100,000 — 120,000  HKD. Lot sold 350,000 HKD (41,601 EUR). Photo courtesy Sotheby's of flattened globular form with rounded sides rising from a short oval foot to a waisted cylindrical neck and slightly everted mouthrim, flanked by a pair of openwork dragon handles, the body superbly painted with a composite floral scroll with floral blooms wreathed in long meandering scrolls issuing clusters of leaves, above a... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2015

A blue and white 'Three friends of winter' dish, Mark and period of Wanli

  A blue and white 'Three friends of winter' dish, Mark and period of Wanli. Estimate  150,000 — 200,000  HKD. Lot sold 400,000 HKD (44,572 EUR). Photo courtesy Sotheby's well potted with shallow rounded sides rising from a short foot to a slightly everted rim, the exterior decorated in shaded tones of cobalt-blue with a meandering scroll bearing lotus blossoms and tendrils, between a double-line border and an upright ruyi-shaped lappet band encircling the... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2015

A blue and white Ming-style bowl, Mark and period of Yongzheng

A blue and white Ming-style bowl, Mark and period of Yongzheng. Estimate  150,000 — 200,000  HKD. Lot sold 400,000 HKD (47,544 EUR). Photo courtesy Sotheby's well potted with deep rounded sides resting on a short foot, the exterior painted with a continuous scene depicting ladies dancing in a balustraded garden, the interior centred with a medallion of the 'Three Friends of Winter', the base with a six-character reign mark; 19.2 cm., 7 1/2  in. Provenance: Sotheby's... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2015

A rare inscribed blue and white 'Figures' bowl, Mark and period of Longqing

A rare inscribed blue and white 'Figures' bowl, Mark and period of Longqing. Estimate  300,000 — 400,000  HKD. Lot sold 525,000 HKD ( (62,401 EUR)). Photo courtesy Sotheby's well potted with deep rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot to a flared rim, the interior centred with a medallion enclosing an elegantly seated women patting the head of a child on a terrace, the inner rim bordered with detached floral scrolls, the exterior inscribed in cursive script with a four-line... [Lire la suite]