06 avril 2018

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

Lot 2942. A blue and white censer, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620); 22.2 cm., 8 3/4 in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot sold 787,500 HKD (63,979 EUR) (101,107 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's 2008. of hexagonal section, each side painted in bright washes of cobalt with one of the bagua trigrams on a lingzhi scroll enclosed within a quatrefoil panel with a crane hovering above rocks, the corners of two sides set with a moulded qilin head, all supported... [Lire la suite]

06 avril 2018

An extremely rare small blue and white 'Dragon' jar, mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435)

Lot 2931. An extremely rare small blue and white 'Dragon' jar, mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435); 8.5 cm., 3 5/16 in. Estimate 5,000,000 — 7,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 5,927,500 HKD (481,571 EUR) (761,032 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's 2008. of finely potted small squat form, painted in vivid tones of pale cobalt-blue on the exterior with two winged scaly dragons in mutual pursuit, flying through cloud scrolls above stormy crested waves, below a formal foliate band on the shoulder,... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2018

A very rare blue and white 'Winged dragon' jar, mark and period of Chenghua (1465-1487)

Lot 2932. A very rare blue and white 'Winged dragon' jar, mark and period of Chenghua (1465-1487); 8.8 cm., 3 1/2 in. Estimate 8,000,000 — 10,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 17,127,500 HKD (1,391,499 EUR) (2,199,000 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's 2008. of broad shouldered form, painted in rich purplish tones of cobalt-blue with a pair of writhing dragons with jaws gapper open and wings thrashing through the air, amidst knotted clouds and flames above a rolling tempestuous sea emitting foam and spray, all... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2018

An extremely rare and important blue and white jar and cover, Yuan dynasty (1279-1366)

Lot 2927. An extremely rare and important blue and white jar and cover, Yuan dynasty  (1279-1366). Overall height 42cm., 16 1/2 in. Jar height 31.8cm., 12 1/2 in. Estimate 20,000,000 — 30,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 22,727,500 HKD (1,846,463 EUR) (2,917,984 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's 2008. superbly potted, the wide shouldered baluster body rising to an upright neck and a galleried mouth, the body confidently painted in a spacious and dynamic composition masterfully balanced in... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2018

A fine pair of blue and white 'Immortals' bowls, Seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850)

    Lot 3672. A fine pair of blue and white 'Immortals' bowls, Seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850); 15 cm, 5 7/8  in. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD Lot sold 400,000 HKD (41,375 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. each with deep rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a gently flared rim, the exterior decorated in cobalt blue with the Eight Immortals carrying their respective attributes, each rendered standing atop ruyicloud swirls, the interior... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2018

A rare and large blue and white 'Dragon' charger, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3202. A rare and large blue and white 'Dragon' charger, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 50.5 cm, 19 7/8  in. Estimate 6,000,000 — 8,000,000 HKD (625,910 - 834,547 EUR). Unsold.© Sotheby's 2018. the large well-potted body with shallow rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot to a flared rim, painted in intense cobalt blue in the slightly recessed centre with a winged, five-clawed fish-tailed dragon, the fierce and powerful creature... [Lire la suite]

31 mars 2018

A finely painted and rare blue and white 'Dragon' moonflask, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3204. A finely painted and rare blue and white 'Dragon' moonflask, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 30.2 cm, 11 7/8 in. Estimate: HK$15,000,000 - 20,000,000 / US$1,920,000 - 2,560,000. Lot Sold 22,320,000 HKD (2,309,547 EUR).  © Sotheby's 2018. skilfully potted with a broad body rising from a short splayed foot to a waisted neck and flared rim, the neck flanked by a pair of archaistic scroll handles, each side of the body exquisitely and richly painted in shaded tones of cobalt... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2018

A rare blue and white barbed 'Lotus Pond' charger, Yuan dynasty (1279-1366)

Lot 3208. A rare blue and white barbed 'Lotus Pond' charger, Yuan dynasty (1279-1366); 39.8 cm, 15 5/8  in. Estimate 6,000,000 — 8,000,000 HKD (625,910 - 834,547 EUR). Lot Sold 4,920,000 HKD (509,094 EUR).  © Sotheby's 2018 sturdily potted with shallow rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot to a wide everted bracket-lobed rim, the interior centred with a medallion densely decorated with clumps of flowering lotus rising from the rippling waters of a... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2018

A blue and white 'Floral' charger, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 3207. A  blue and white 'Floral' charger, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424); 37.8 cm, 14 7/8  in. Estimate 6,000,000 — 8,000,000 HKD (625,910 - 834,547 EUR). Lot Sold 5,040,000 HKD (521,511 EUR).  © Sotheby's 2018 with deep rounded sides supported on a sturdy short foot, the exterior of the thick walls exquisitely depicted in shaded tones of cobalt with a continuous garden scene depicting twenty boys divided in several groups, including one with a boy riding... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2018

A superb and rare blue and white 'boys' bowl, Ming dynasty, Chenghua period (1465-1487)

Lot 3206. A superb and rare blue and white 'boys' bowl, Ming dynasty, Chenghua period (1465-1487); 22.5 cm, 8 7/8  in. Estimate 6,000,000 — 8,000,000 HKD (625,910 - 834,547 EUR). Unsold. © Sotheby's 2018 with deep rounded sides supported on a sturdy short foot, the exterior of the thick walls exquisitely depicted in shaded tones of cobalt with a continuous garden scene depicting twenty boys divided in several groups, including one with a boy riding a hobby-horse in the shade of a... [Lire la suite]