26 janvier 2019

A fine and rare hexagonal celadon-glazed vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 2659. A fine and rare hexagonal celadon-glazed vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 29.5 cm, 11 1/2 in. Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 3,620,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010. the elegantly tapering hexagonally facetted body rising from a short spreading foot to a tall slender neck with an everted rim, covered overall with a soft bluish-green glaze thinning to white at the edges, the base with an underglaze blue six-character seal mark. Note:... [Lire la suite]

26 janvier 2019

A large and rare celadon-glazed basin, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 2637. A large and rare celadon-glazed basin, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 40.8 cm., 16 in. Estimate 4,000,000 — 6,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 4,340,000  HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010. the deep rounded sides rising from a slightly concave base to a wide flaring rim, carved and slip-decorated to the interior with a shou medallion encircled by the wufu ('Five Bats'), the rim with four large ruyi and carp strapwork panels, the... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2019

A rare celadon-glazed incised basin, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1737. A rare celadon-glazed incised basin, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 10 7/8 in. (27.6 cm.) diam. Estimate $10,000 - $15,000. Price Realized $12,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. Of deep form carved in the interior with a single front-facing dragon beside a flaming pearl, the everted rim dressed in brown and carved with a continuous border of crashing waves, the base glazed white. Provenance: Chait Galleries, New York.  Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Part I and Part II... [Lire la suite]
30 décembre 2018

A celadon-glazed 'bagua' vase (cong), Guangxu mark and period (1875-1908)

Lot 1110. A celadon-glazed 'bagua' vase (cong), Guangxu mark and period (1875-1908). Height 10 1/2  in., 26.7 cm. Estimate $4,000 - $6,000. Sold: $5,000. © Sotheby's the body of square section rising from a short straight circular foot to a tapering circular neck with a lipped rim, molded with the 'Eight Trigrams' to each of the four sides, covered overall in a lustrous celadon glaze, the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue. Provenance: Acquired in the 1940s, and... [Lire la suite]
30 décembre 2018

A celadon-glazed drum-form flower vase, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 1109. A celadon-glazed drum-form flower vase, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Height 3 3/4  in., 9.5 cm. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Sold: $10,625. © Sotheby's of characteristic barrel form encircled by two bands of small bosses and set on each side with lion-mask ring handles, the top pierced with seven circular apertures, covered overall with a pale grayish-green glaze, the foot rim with brown dressing, the base with an apocryphal Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue, wood stand (2). ... [Lire la suite]
14 décembre 2018

A celadon-glazed 'Buddhist emblem' vase, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 161. A celadon-glazed 'Buddhist emblem' vase, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Hauteur: 35 cm. (13 ¾ in.). Estimate EUR 6,000 - EUR 8,000. Price realised EUR 7,500. © Christie’s Images Limited 2018. La panse est ornée d'un décor moulé en bas relief de bajixiang, les Huit Emblèmes Bouddhiques, parmi des nuages..  Provenance: French Private collection. Note: The bajixiang represent the offerings made to the Buddha Shakyamuni by the gods immediately after his enlightenment.... [Lire la suite]

12 décembre 2018

A celadon-glazed footed dish with an incised lotus scroll design, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 114. A celadon-glazed footed dish with an incised lotus scroll design, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735); 16 cm, 6 1/4  in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 EUR. Lot sold 14,000 EUR. © Sotheby's. Petite coupe sur pied en porcelaine céladon, Marque et époque Yongzheng reposant sur un court pied, les bords relevés, l'intérieur incisé d'un médaillon figurant une fleur de lotus entourée de fins rinceaux feuillagés, marque à six caractères dans un double cercle à la base. Sotheby's. Art... [Lire la suite]
01 décembre 2018

A large celadon-glazed 'Lotus' vase, tianqiuping, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 409. A large celadon-glazed 'Lotus' vase, tianqiuping, Qing dynasty, 19th century; 55.5 cm, 21 7/8  in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 HKD. Lot sold 100,000 HKD. © Sotheby's. the globular body decorated with lotus scrolls above upright lappets, the cylindrical neck with key-fret and upright plantain blades, covered overall save for the white base in a celadon glaze. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 29 november 2018
25 novembre 2018

A Qingbai ewer and cover and a small celadon-glazed 'fish' dish, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 370. A Qingbai ewer and cover and a small celadon-glazed 'fish' dish, Song dynasty (960-1279); 11.3 and 13 cm, 4 1/2  and 5 1/8  in. Estimate 15,000 - 20,000 HKD. Lot sold 18,750 HKD (2,107 EUR). © Sotheby's. the ewer with lobed sides, fitted with a cover carved with a floret; the dish with an everted rim, the interior moulded with a pair of addorsed carp. Provenance: Hong Kong Auctioneers & Estate Agency Limited (label). Sotheby's. Chinese Art,... [Lire la suite]
14 novembre 2018

Sotheby's Hong Kong Chinese Art Sales to take place on 29-30 November

HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s will present two sales of Chinese art at its Hong Kong Gallery this November: Chinese Works of Art from the Collection of Emil Hultmark (29 Nov) and Chinese Art (29 – 30 Nov). The former sale presents a selection of items from the collection of the Swedish academic Dr Emil Hultmark (1872-1943). Ranging from archaic bronzes and jades to early Ming ceramics, and all acquired in Europe during the 1930s, this sale provides collectors with a fascinating window into this golden age of European... [Lire la suite]
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