26 mars 2022

An unusual inscribed jadeite-imitation glass brushpot, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 25. An unusual inscribed jadeite-imitation glass brushpot, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Height 4⅝ in., 11.7 cm. Lot sold: 6,300 USD (Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD). © Sothebys. with a sixteen-character inscription followed by two seals incised and gilt on one side. Provenance: Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, coll. no. Q.9.4.  Sotheby's. A Journey Through China's History. The Dr Wou Kiuan Collection Part 1, New York, 22... [Lire la suite]

17 février 2022

A Chinese Blanc de Chine brushpot, bitong, Ming dynasty, circa 1640

A Chinese Blanc de Chine brushpot, bitong, Ming dynasty, circa 1640; 5 3/16 inches, 13.1 cm high. Courtesy Marchant Asian Art London. stoutly potted with gently everted sides, incised on the body with a nineteen-character poem and a four-character signature, covered overall in a rich and even cream glaze. Provenance : From an old Hong Kong family collection. Note: The poem reads, ‘He ye wu yue? He chu wu zhu bai? … Dan shao xian ren ru wu liang ren er’ And the potter’s mark is ‘Dinghe shan ren’. This translates... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2022

A copper red-glazed brushpot, bitong, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

  Lot 732. A copper red-glazed brushpot, bitong, Qing dynasty (1644-1911); Hauteur: 15,3 cm. (6 in.). Price Realised EUR 7,500 (Estimate EUR 2,000- EUR 3,000). © Christie's 2021 Provenance: Christie's, South Kensington, 12 November 2010, lot 1105. Christie's. Art of Asia, Paris, 10 Dec 2021
08 janvier 2022

A deep blue-glazed brushpot, bitong, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 731. A deep blue-glazed brushpot, bitong, Kangxi period (1662-1722); Hauteur: 14,3 cm. (5 5⁄8 in.). Price Realised EUR 17,500 (Estimate EUR 3,000- EUR 5,000). © Christie's 2021 Provenance: Collection of Professor Edward T. Hall (1924-2001).Christie's London, Chinese Monochrome Porcelain from the Collection of the late Professor E.T.Hall, OBE, 7 June 2004, lot 158.With S. Marchant & Son, London, 29 October 2007. Christie's. Art of Asia, Paris, 10 Dec 2021
23 octobre 2021

Two inscribed bamboo brushpots, 19th century, signed Zhiyan and Zhishan

Lot 75. Two inscribed bamboo brushpots, 19th century, signed Zhiyan and Zhishan; 14cm (1/2in) high. Sold for HK$277,500 (Estimate HKD20,000 - 30,000 / US$2,600 - 3,900). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Of cylindrical form, the mouth and foot rim mounted with hardwood, the body carved with a cabbage and inscribed by Zhishan in the spring of the year of Jihai, 13cm (5 1/8in) high; of cylindrical form, the body incised with rocks and bamboos and inscription by Zhiyan. Provenance: Acquired from China Curios Centre,... [Lire la suite]
22 octobre 2021

An inscribed zitan brushpot, 19th century, signed Chen Hongshou (1768-1822)

Lot 67. An inscribed zitan brushpot, 19th century, signed Chen Hongshou (1768-1822); 17.5cm (7in) high, 18.2cm (7 1/4in) diam. Sold for HK$1,752,500 (Estimate HKD40,000 - 60,000/US$5,100 - 7,700). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Of cylindrical form, the slightly wasted body incised with a long inscription by Chen Hongshou, also known as Manweng, recording his second son's birth and a poem, signed by the artist in the year of Bingzi, corresponding to 1816, the wood of dark reddish-brown colour and with characteristic veins. ... [Lire la suite]

18 août 2021

A famille verte 'Romance of the Western Chamber' brushpot, bitong, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 135. A famille verte 'Romance of the Western Chamber' brushpot, bitong, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 15.1cm (5 8/9in) high. Estimate £ 3,000 -5,000. Sold for £ 20,000 (€ 23,478). © Bonhams. The tall sides delicately enamelled with a continuous scene of a monk squatting on the ground wearing his distinctive cap and holding a fan as he gazes up at a butterfly, beside him two elegant ladies and a gentleman also fix their attention on the butterfly, all set within a terraced garden with rocks and trees. ... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2021

An exceptional white and russet jade brushpot, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 14. An exceptional white and russet jade brushpot, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Height 7 ⅜ in., 18.7 cm. Estimate: 1,000,000 - 1,500,000 USD. Lot sold: 1,351,000 USD. (C) 2021 Sotheby's   of cylindrical form raised on five splayed ruyi-form feet, deftly carved in varying levels of relief with a continuous landscape enclosing a single scholar mounted on horseback preceded by an attendant pushing a wheeled cart surmounted by a... [Lire la suite]
23 octobre 2020

A turquoise-ground famille-rose and gilt brushpot, Seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850)

Lot 3633. A turquoise-ground famille-rose and gilt brushpot, Seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850); 11.8 cm, 4 ⅝ in. Estimate: 240,000 - 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 327,600 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of cylindrical form, brightly enamelled to the exterior with gilt outlines, depicting stylised shou characters and bats suspending musical chimes, interspersed amongst lotus blooms borne on intertwining foliate strapwork, below a ruyi band at the rim and above... [Lire la suite]
27 avril 2020

A carved yellow-glazed brushpot, Qing dynasty, Early–mid 19th century

Lot 162. A carved yellow-glazed brushpot, Qing dynasty, Early–mid 19th century; 14.7cm, 5 3/4 in. Estimate 12,000 — 18,000 GBP. Lot sold 15,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's well potted, the cylindrical sides rising from a recessed base, intricately carved in high and low relief with prunus branches and bamboo, the exterior and rims all covered with a caramel-yellow glaze, the rims densely packed with dots imitating a cut-section of bamboo, the interior and base... [Lire la suite]