14 janvier 2018

A blue and white 'Double-phoenix' saucer dish, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3147. A blue and white 'Double-phoenix' saucer dish, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 16.5 cm., 6 1/2  in. Estimate 120,000 — 180,000 HKD. Lot sold 237,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2013 with shallow rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot to a flared rim, decorated on the interior in shaded tones of cobalt with a male and a female phoenix confronting amidst clouds, distinguished by their curling and serrated tail feathers spreading out within double... [Lire la suite]

14 janvier 2018

A fine pair of blue and white 'Phoenix' dishes, seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850)

Lot 3146. A fine pair of blue and white 'Phoenix' dishes, seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850); 16.4 and 16.6 cm., 6 1/2  in. Estimate 160,000 — 200,000 HKD. Lot sold 250,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2013 each thinly potted, with shallow rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot to a flared rim, finely decorated on the interior with a central medallion enclosing a male and a female phoenix confronting in flight amidst swirling clouds, the two mythical birds... [Lire la suite]
14 janvier 2018

A fine pair of blue and white 'Dragon' saucer dishes, seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850)

Lot 3148. A fine pair of blue and white 'Dragon' saucer dishes, seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850); 16.8 cm., 6 5/8  in. Estimate 150,000 — 250,000 HKD. Lot sold 275,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2013 each with shallow rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to an everted rim, painted in shaded tones of cobalt, the interior with a central medallion enclosing an en face five-clawed dragon writhing among flames reaching for a 'flaming pearl',... [Lire la suite]
14 janvier 2018

A pair of blue and white 'Fu-Shou Dragon' bowls, seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850)

Lot 3150. A pair of blue and white 'Fu-Shou Dragon' bowls, seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850); 13.2 cm., 5 1/4  in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 325,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2013 each with deep rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot to a gently flared rim, painted on the exterior with two five-clawed dragons striding among flames, with open jaws and free flowing mane, their scaly undulating bodies picked... [Lire la suite]
14 janvier 2018

A blue and white 'Bajixiang' tazza, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3143. A blue and white 'Bajixiang' tazza, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 15.8 cm. 6 in. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 HKD. Lot sold 350,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2013 the broad circular dish with shallow flared sides, raised on short splayed foot, finely decorated in shaded tones of cobalt, the interior with a medallion enclosing a stylised mandala centred with a swirling pearl surrounded by curling ribbons and... [Lire la suite]
14 janvier 2018

A fine blue and white 'Lotus' dish, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 3142. A fine blue and white 'Lotus' dish, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 21 cm. 8 1/4  in. Estimate 250,000 — 350,000 HKD. Lot sold 350,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2013 well potted, the shallow rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot and undercut footring to an everted rim, decorated in shaded tones of cobalt blue, the interior with a central lotus flower surrounded by three fruiting pomegranates and four further blossoms, all wreathed by dense... [Lire la suite]

14 janvier 2018

A blue and white 'Waves and Flowers' bowl, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620)

Lot 3119. A blue and white 'Waves and Flowers' bowl, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620); 15.7 cm., 6 1/4  in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 350,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2013 the deep rounded sides supported on a slightly tapered foot, brightly decorated around the exterior in shaded tones of cobalt with a continuous scroll of lotus and another six-petalled bloom borne on a meandering leafy stem, between bands of wind-blown waves around the rim and... [Lire la suite]
14 janvier 2018

A blue and white 'Peony scroll' dish, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3145. A blue and white 'Peony scroll' dish, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 21 cm., 8 1/4  in. Estimate 180,000 — 250,000 HKD. Lot sold 375,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2013 the shallow rounded sides resting on a short foot, brightly decorated on the interior in shaded tones of cobalt with a central medallion enclosing a densely foliated peony scroll issuing seven blossoms, the flowers stylised with curling petals and projecting stamen among serrated... [Lire la suite]
14 janvier 2018

A blue and white 'floral spray' bowl, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3144. A blue and white 'floral spray' bowl, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 26.5 cm., 10 1/2  in. Estimate 180,000 — 250,000 HKD. Lot sold 400,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2013 of conical form with flared sides supported on a splayed foot, painted in inky tones of cobalt blue stippled with simulated 'heaping and piling', the interior with a central medallion enclosing an eight petalled-bloom with serrated leaves encircled on... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2018

A blue and white 'Mythical animals' bowl, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620)

Lot 3122. A blue and white 'Mythical animals' bowl, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620); 16.5 cm., 6 1/2  in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 475,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2013 the deep rounded sides supported on a short slightly tapered foot, brightly painted on the interior in shaded tones of cobalt blue with a central medallion enclosing an en face five-clawed dragon writhing around a 'flaming pearl' within a double-line border repeated at the... [Lire la suite]