03 avril 2019

An outstanding blue and white tankard, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435)

Lot 3310. An outstanding blue and white tankard, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435); 13.4 cm, 5 1/4  in. Estimate 12,000,000 — 18,000,000 HKD (1,528,680 - 2,293,020 USD). Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. modelled after an Islamic metal or jade form, the globular body painted with an undulating flower scroll with alternating lotus and hibiscus blooms between two lappet bands, the cylindrical neck moulded and painted with further lappets, below a band of dots... [Lire la suite]

02 avril 2019

An extremely rare blue and white double-gourd flask, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3306. An extremely rare blue and white double-gourd flask, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 18.3 cm, 7 1/4  in. Estimate 12,000,000 — 18,000,000 HKD (1,528,680 - 2,293,020 USD). Lot Sold 14,575,000 HKD (1,877,406 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. finely potted and painted in vivid tones of cobalt blue simulating Ming dynasty 'heaping and piling', the truncated lower bulb densely decorated with lotus scrolls, the shoulder draped with a band of... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2019

Six Treasures from an Important Private Collection at Sotheby's Hong Kong 3 april 2019

Lot 102.  An extremely rare and important blue and white Middle-Eastern inspired stand, wudangzun, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1425); h. 17.2 cm, 6 3/4  in. Estimate: HK$20,000,000 — 30,000,000/ US$ 2,547,600 - 3,821,400. Lot Sold 23,575,000 HKD (3,036,696 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's.   inspired by a Middle Eastern metal prototype, well potted with a hollow, waisted cylindrical body centred by a raised horizontal rib, flaring gently towards... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2019

Selected Imperial Qing Ceramics from the Tianminlou Collection at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 03 Apr 2019

Lot 14. A very fine blue and white ‘Flower and Fruit’ garlic-mouth bottle vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 27.7 cm, 10 7/8  in. Estimate: HK$5,000,000 - 7,000,000/ US$ 637,250 - 892,150. Courtesy Sotheby's. with a pear-shaped body supported on a spreading foot and tapering to a tall slender neck with a garlic-head mouth and thin lip, the body painted in bright cobalt-blue tones with stipples to imitate the ‘heaped and piled’ effect, decorated with alternating flowering... [Lire la suite]
01 avril 2019

Selected Imperial Ming Ceramics from the Tianminlou Collection at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 03 Apr 2019

Antiques collector Ko Shih-Chao. Photo: Jonathan Wong Ko Shih Chao and the Tianminlou Collection Regina Krahl It was with a distinct shock of pleasure that I realized the extent of his success in assembling what is unquestionably one of the finest groups of these wares to be seen anywhere in private hands today… This is how in 1987 John Ayers characterised the collecting activity of Ko Shih Chao (1911-1992) and his Tianminlou Collection, when he wrote an introduction to the collection catalogue. Thirty years... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2019

A Blue and White ‘Squirrel and Grapes’ Bowl, Qianlong Period, 1736-1795

Lot 3012. A Blue and White ‘Squirrel and Grapes’ Bowl, Qianlong Period, 1736-1795. H 10.8cm D 22.3cm. Estimate HKD 100,000 - 180,000 (USD 12,739 - 22,930). Lot sold HKD 200,600 (USD 25,570). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Poly Auction Hong Kong. Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 2 april 2019 3:00PM

30 mars 2019

A Blue and White Cylindrical Jar and Cover, Qianlong Period, 1736-1795

Lot 3047. A Blue and White Cylindrical Jar and Cover, Qianlong Period, 1736-1795. H 28.5cm. Estimate HKD 200,000 - 300,000 (USD 25,478 - 38,217). Lot sold HKD 259,600 (USD 33,090). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Provenance: Christie's London, 8 November 2011, lot.389. Poly Auction Hong Kong. Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 2 april 2019 3:00PM
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30 mars 2019

A Large Blue and White ‘Lotus’ Dish, Qianlong Period, 1736-1795

Lot 3014. A Large Blue and White ‘Lotus’ Dish, Qianlong Period, 1736-1795. D 41cm. Estimate HKD 800,000 - 1,200,000 (USD 101,912 - 152,868). Lot sold HKD 944,000 (USD 120,328). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Provenance: Aisin Giuro Private Collection. Poly Auction Hong Kong. Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 2 april 2019 3:00PM
30 mars 2019

A Blue and White ‘Fu Lu Shou’ Bowl, Wanli Period, 1573-1620

Lot 3001. A Blue and White ‘Fu Lu Shou’ Bowl, Wanli Period, 1573-1620. H 13.8cm D 30.5cm. Estimate HKD 200,000 - 300,000 (USD 25,478 - 38,217). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Provenance: 1. Private English Collection2. Sotheby's Hong Kong, 16 November 1973, lot.153. Literature: FINE CHINESE WORKS OF ART, 1 June 1972, lot.85. Poly Auction Hong Kong. Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 2 april 2019 3:00PM
30 mars 2019

A Blue and White ‘Dragons and Bajixiang’ Basin, Jiajing Period, 1522-1566

Lot 3041. A Blue and White ‘Dragons and Bajixiang’ Basin, Jiajing Period, 1522-1566. H 31.2cm. Estimate HKD 2,000,000 - 2,800,000 (USD 254,780 - 356,692). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited This massive jardiniere is sturdily potted with deep walls flaring slightly towards the galleried rim. It is boldly painted in vibrant shades of deep violet-blue on the exterior with four frontal five-clawed dragons inside the panel amidst scrolling lotus. The panels are cornered with Daoist emblems like ingot, ruyi-head,... [Lire la suite]