30 septembre 2018

A fine large blue and white Ming-style vase, hu, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3612. A fine large blue and white Ming-style vase, hu, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 49 cm, 19 1/4  in. Estimate: 10,000,000-15,000,000 HKD (1,273,900 - 1,910,850 USD). Unsold.  Courtesy Sotheby's. the robust ovoid body supported on a splayed foot, sweeping up to a waisted neck and everted rim, set with two taotie-mask handles suspending mock rings, brightly painted in deep shades of cobalt accented by contrived 'heaping and piling' with... [Lire la suite]

29 septembre 2018

A rare finely painted Ming-style blue and white moonflask, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Lot 3607. A rare finely painted Ming-style blue and white moonflask, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735); 27.8 cm, 10 7/8  in. Estimate 1,200,000 — 1,500,000 HKD (152,868 - 191,085 USD). Photo: Sotheby's. the flattened circular body rising from a slightly concave base to a cylindrical neck gradually flaring towards the rim, set with a pair of ruyi scrolled handles, the body deftly painted in rich cobalt-blue tones with simulated 'heaped and piled' effect,... [Lire la suite]
27 septembre 2018

A rare blue and white zhadou, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 119. A rare blue and white zhadou, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); h. 8.5 cm, 3 3/8  in. Estimate 250,000 — 350,000 HKD (31,850 - 44,590 USD). Lot Sold 400,000 HKD (51,024 USD). Photo: Sotheby's. well potted with a compressed globular body rising from a short foot to a wide neck flaring towards the rim, the body and neck painted with a composite floral scroll below pendent ruyi heads, all divided by a key-fret band encircling the shoulder, above overlapping... [Lire la suite]
27 septembre 2018

A fine blue and white bottle vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

 Lot 143. A fine blue and white bottle vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 37 cm, 14 1/2  in. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 HKD (38,220 - 63,700 USD). Lot Sold 1,750,000 HKD (223,230 USD). Photo: Sotheby's. well potted with a compressed globular body rising from a splayed foot, sweeping up to a tall waisted neck flaring gently at the rim, the body deftly painted with simulated 'heaping and piling', depicting large lotus blooms borne on an undulating foliate meander... [Lire la suite]
27 septembre 2018

A rare pair of blue and white 'Dragon' ogee bowls, marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

    Lot 145. A rare pair of blue and white 'Dragon' ogee bowls, marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 17 cm, 6 5/8  in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD (50,960 - 76,440 USD). Lot Sold 812,500 HKD (812,500 USD). Photo: Sotheby's. each finely potted with ogee sides rising from a short foot, the interior painted with a central medallion enclosing a five-clawed dragon writhing sinuously amidst flames, the exterior with a pair of dragons, one with head turned backwards... [Lire la suite]
27 septembre 2018

A massive, rare and impressive blue and white 'floral' vase, Seal mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 103. A massive, rare and impressive blue and white 'floral' vase, Seal mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 70 cm, 27 5/8  in. Estimate 3,000,000 — 5,000,000 HKD (382,200 - 637,000 USD). Lot Sold 10,680,000 HKD (1,362,341 USD). Photo: Sotheby's. robustly potted with a baluster body rising from a stepped foot to a tall waisted neck flaring at the rim, the body and neck boldly painted in rich cobalt-blue tones, with meandering leafy scrolls bearing composite floral... [Lire la suite]

26 septembre 2018

A rare blue and white 'dragon' box and cover, mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566)

  Lot 136. A rare blue and white 'dragon' box and cover, mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566); 21.3 cm, 8 3/8  in. Estimate 70,000 — 90,000 HKD (8,918 - 11,466 USD). Lot Sold 525,000 HKD (66,969 USD). Photo: Sotheby's. of circular form, supported on a short splayed foot, the domed cover boldly painted in rich cobalt-blue tones with a central medallion enclosing two five-clawed dragons, their sinuous scaly bodies writhing amidst stylised cloud clusters, all encircled by a wide... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2018

A rare blue and white barbed cupstand, Ming dynasty, Hongwu period (1368-1398)

Lot 117. A rare blue and white barbed cupstand, Ming dynasty, Hongwu period (1368-1398); 19.6 cm, 7 5/8  in. Estimate 1,800,000 — 2,500,000 HKD (229,320 - 318,500 USD). Lot Sold 2,250,000 HKD (287,010 USD). Photo: Sotheby's. the shallow rounded sides rising to a barbed everted rim divided into eight bracket foliations, moulded on the interior with a central raised ring and around the exterior with crisp radiating ridges dividing the... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2018

A rare and brilliantly painted blue and white barbed 'floral' charger, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 140. A rare and brilliantly painted blue and white barbed 'floral' charger, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424); 38 cm, 15 in. Estimate 2,500,000 — 3,500,000 HKD (318,500 - 445,900 USD). Lot Sold 3,240,000 HKD (413,294 USD). Photo: Sotheby's. with shallow rounded sides divided into twelve bracket foliations, rising from a short circular tapered foot to a barbed everted rim, exquisitely painted in shades of cobalt blue with 'heaping and piling', the interior with a central... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2018

A very rare blue and white 'pomegranate' dish, mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435)

Lot 125. A very rare blue and white 'pomegranate' dish, mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435); 20 cm, 7 7/8  in. Estimate 3,000,000 — 4,000,000 HKD (382,200 - 509,600 USD). Lot Sold 4,320,000 HKD (551,059 USD). Photo: Sotheby's. well potted with low rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to a flared rim, boldly painted to the interior in rich cobalt-blue tones with the 'heaped and piled' effect, depicting in the central interior a medallion enclosing a large flowering... [Lire la suite]