02 mars 2019

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

Lot 821. A Ming-style blue and white globular bottle vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 14 1/2 in., 36.8 cm. Estimate 20,000 - 30,000 USD. Lot sold 78,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the globular body molded with double filets and further single filets at the stepped shoulder just below the tall waisted neck, finely painted overall with a major band of composite flower scroll above a skirt of upright lappets and classic scrolls at the flared foot, below further composite scrolls and... [Lire la suite]

28 février 2019

A fine and large blue and white rouleau vase, Transitional Period-Shunzhi period(1644-1661)

Lot 763. A fine and large blue and white rouleau vase, Transitional Period-Shunzhi period (1644-1661); 18 in., 45.7 cm. Estimate 90,000 - 120,000 USD. Lot sold 96,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. heavily potted of cylindrical form with sides rising to a tapered neck, the body finely painted in washes of cobalt with a cowherd in his field tending his two oxen kneeling before a king standing beneath a parasol, the attendants holding fans and banners stand on the side by a chariot, all set... [Lire la suite]
26 février 2019

A large blue and white dish, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 751. A large blue and white dish, Ming dynasty, Yongle period  (1403-1425); 15 7/8 in., 40.5 cm. Estimate 200,000 — 250,000 USD. Lot sold 216,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. well potted with the flared rounded sides supported on a tapered foot, finely painted to the center in deep shaded tones of cobalt blue enhanced by slight 'heaping and piling' with four mallow blossoms borne on a slender scrolling stem issuing flowering buds and leaves, encircled around the... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2019

A superb and rare early Ming blue and white vase, meiping, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 750. A superb and rare early Ming blue and white vase, meiping, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1425); 12 5/8 in., 32 cm. Estimate 900,000 — 1,200,000 USD. Lot sold 1,048,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the finely potted baluster body rising from a gently tapering base to full swelling shoulders, surmounted by a short waisted neck with rolled lip, superbly painted in graduated tones of vivid cobalt-blue enhanced by characteristic 'heaping and piling', with a broad... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2019

A large Ming-style blue and white moonflask, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 463. A large Ming-style blue and white moonflask, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 19 3/8 in. (49.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 40,000. Price Realized: USD 80,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2008. The slightly domed sides well painted with eight petal-shaped panels containing thebajixiang within a key-fret border, encircling a domed circular center with central stylized floral medallion within similar key-fret border, the narrow sides painted with a... [Lire la suite]
07 février 2019

A blue and white brushpot with figures, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 2786. A blue and white brushpot with figures, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 19 cm., 7 1/2 in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD. Lot Sold 312,500 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010. sturdily potted with tall straight sides and a small countersunk circle at its base, the exterior decorated with two panels, one depicting an indoor scene with an official in his formal attire, joined by an attendant and two other men, the other panel painted with two scholars in a mountainous... [Lire la suite]

07 février 2019

A fine blue and white floral medalion mantou bowl, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 2774. A fine blue and white floral medalion mantou bowl, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 13.3 cm., 5 1/4 in. Estimate 180,000 — 250,000 HKD. Lot Sold 475,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010. of metalwork form, the delicately potted rounded sides rising from a concave base to a slightly everted rim, finely painted to the interior with a floral sprig medallion, the exterior with four leafy composite floral medallions, the base with an underglaze blue six-character... [Lire la suite]
30 janvier 2019

An unusual blue and white waterpot, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 2779. An unusual blue and white waterpot, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 5.3 cm., 2 1/8 in. Estimate 120,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot sold 596,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2010 the delicately potted body with deep rounded sides rising from a recessed base to an everted flange and tapering cylindrical neck, painted around the exterior in rich cobalt-blue tones with leafy scrolling strapwork, the flange with a classic scroll band and the neck with four flower heads borne on leafy... [Lire la suite]
30 janvier 2019

A blue and white reverse-decorated 'Dragon' bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark within double-circles and of the period

Lot 2582. A blue and white reverse-decorated 'Dragon' bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1723-1735); 5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) diam.  Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 200,000. Price realised HKD 275,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008 Painted in reserve on a blue ground depicting crashing waves with a pair of sinuous dragons in mutual pursuit of 'flaming pearls' amidst clouds and flame scrolls, the interior with a central medallion enclosing a single writhing... [Lire la suite]
30 janvier 2019

A fine pair of blue and white bowls, Kangxi six-character marks within double-circles and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 2547. A fine pair of blue and white bowls, Kangxi six-character marks within double-circles and of the period (1662-1722); 51/8 in. (13 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 400,000. Price realised HKD 275,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008 With deep rounded sides rising from tall straight feet, each painted to the exterior with scrolling hibiscus, qiukui, above a band of lappets at the foot, the interiors with a central medallion containing a further floral spray.  ... [Lire la suite]