02 janvier 2019

A fine pair of blue-glazed dishes, Qianlong seal marks and period (1736-1795)

Lot 317. A fine pair of blue-glazed dishes, Qianlong seal marks and period (1736-1795); 16.4cm., 6 1/2 in. Estimate 15,000 - 25,000 GBP. Lot sold 22,500 GBP. © Sotheby's 2013 each with shallow rounded sides rising from a tapered foot, covered overall with a rich royal-blue glaze stopping neatly at the foot and draining to a white tone at the rim, the white base inscribed with a six-character seal mark.  Provenance: An English Private Collection.Marchanson, London, 17th July... [Lire la suite]

10 septembre 2018

A blue-glazed bottle vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 136. A blue-glazed bottle vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Height 12 7/8  in., 32.7 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000. Lot sold 21,250 USD. © Sotheby's. the pear-shaped body supported on a straight foot and tapering to a straight neck, covered overall in a rich, even indigo-colored glaze, the interior and base white, the base with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue.  Provenance: New York Private Collection Note: Imperial kilns during the Qianlong... [Lire la suite]
04 septembre 2018

A rare inscribed blue-glazed dish, 17th century

Lot 114. A rare inscribed blue-glazed dish, 17th century. Diameter 5 3/4  in., 14.7 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 87,500 USD. © Sotheby's. the gently rounded sides rising from a recessed base, covered overall with a thick deep blue glaze suffused with a subtle network of fine dark crackles, the rim and base dressed in brown, later inscribed around the interior of the countersunk base with a poem eulogizing Guan wares from... [Lire la suite]
27 août 2018

A Blue-Glazed Stembowl, Mark and Period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 729. A Blue-Glazed Stembowl, Mark and Period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 17.8 cm., 7 in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD. Lot sold 93,750 HKD (12,092 USD). Photo: Sotheby's. well potted with wide everted sides, supported on a splayed hollow stem encircled by a rib, covered on the exterior with a deep sacrificial-blue glaze of vibrant purplish colour finely suffused on the surface with a faint 'orange peel' effect, the interior and the base left white, the... [Lire la suite]
08 juillet 2018

A blue-glazed cong, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 121. A blue-glazed cong, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795); 29.2cm., 11 1/2 in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 79,250 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. of square section rising from a ring foot to a short tapering neck, moulded on the sides in relief with a pair of elephant head handles suspending fixed rings, covered overall with a rich purplish blue glaze, inscribed to the base with a six-character Qianlong seal mark, with wood stand and Japanese wooden box. Quantity: 3. ... [Lire la suite]
08 juillet 2018

A blue-glazed bottle vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 120. A blue-glazed bottle vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795); 42.5cm., 16 3/4 in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 20,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the ovoid body rising from a short splayed foot to a tall waisted neck with a flared rim, covered overall with a blue glaze leaving a white edge around the rim, the base inscribed with a six-character Qianlong seal mark. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. London | 09 Nov 2011

08 juillet 2018

A blue-glazed altar vessel and cover, dou, Xianfeng seal mark and period

Lot 118. A blue-glazed altar vessel and cover, dou, Xianfeng seal mark and period; 24.3cm., 9 5/8 in. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 GBP. Lot sold 39,650 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the rounded bowl supported on a flaring hollow foot, moulded around the sides with two rows of rectangles at the rim, the domed cover with over-lapping wave borders, surmounted by a loop knop, the foot with two stylised shou character roundels divided by C-shaped scrolls below a wide raised rib, covered overall with a... [Lire la suite]
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16 juin 2018

A fine blue-glazed square vase, cong, Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 3717. A fine blue-glazed square vase, cong, Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795); 11 1/2 in. (29.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 200,000. Price realised HKD 437,500 © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. The rectangular body of archaistic form with characteristic circular foot ring and mouth rim, applied with a pair of moulded elephant-heads, each suspending a mock ring-handle, covered in a lustrous, dark violet-blue glaze, thinning to a lighter blue on... [Lire la suite]
16 juin 2018

A fine blue-glazed square vase, cong, Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 3707. A fine blue-glazed square vase, cong, Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795); 11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 250,000. Price realised HKD 680,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. The rectangular body of archaistic form with characteristic circular foot ring and mouth rim, applied with a pair of moulded elephant-heads, each suspending a mock ring-handle, covered in a lustrous, dark violet-blue glaze, thinning to a lighter blue on... [Lire la suite]
07 juin 2018

Sotheby's Continues Market Leadership in Chinese Works of Art

Hong Kong - Nicolas Chow, Chairman for Sotheby’s Asia, International Head and Chairman, Chinese Works of Art Department, comments, “The May and June sale series concludes yet another phenomenal season for Chinese Works of Art at Sotheby’s Asia, attesting to our reputation as the leading auction house for the category. We attribute these extraordinary results to our team’s unparalleled passion, expertise and exceptional network in the field. We look forward to carrying this momentum on to our upcoming Autumn Sale series, opening this... [Lire la suite]