18 mai 2022

A black lacquer mallow-shaped dish, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 3606. A black lacquer mallow-shaped dish, Song dynasty (960-1279); 14.6 cm, the base with two seal marks, Japanese wood box. Lot sold 239,400 HKD (Estimate : 150,000 - 200,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 Provenance: Collection of Sakamoto Gorō (1923-2016). Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art including Jades from the De An Tang Collection and Gardens of Pleasure – Erotic Art from the Bertholet Collection, Hong Kong, 29 April 2022  

14 juillet 2020

A Tianhuang 'bixie' seal signed Zhou Bin, Qing dynasty, 17th–18th century

Lot 119. A Tianhuang 'bixie' seal signed Zhou Bin, Qing dynasty, 17th–18th century; 3.8 by 1.9 by 1.9 cm, 1 1/2  by  3/4  by  3/4  in., 25.32 gr. Estimate HKD 300,000 — 500,000. Price  realised HKD 600,000. Courtesy Sotheby's.  the golden-orange stone skilfully carved with a square-section base surmounted by a finial shaped as a bixie seated on its haunches with the head turned towards its left, the beast... [Lire la suite]
10 juin 2020

A Guan-type pear-shaped vase, Song-Ming dynasty (960-1644)

Lot 357. A Guan-type pear-shaped vase, Song-Ming dynasty (960-1644); 19.6 cm, 7 5/8  in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD. Lot sold 162,500 HKD (213,662 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. well potted with a baluster body rising from a gently splayed foot to a tall flaring neck, covered evenly overall save for the unglazed footring with a pale celadon glaze suffused with a network of crackles and 'earthworm tracks', the pale grey stoneware body burnt dark grey in the firing.... [Lire la suite]
09 juin 2020

An inscribed copper-red stemcup, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 352. An inscribed copper-red stemcup, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); h. 8.9 cm, 3 1/2  in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 HKD. Lot sold 275,000 HKD (31,337 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the rounded sides painted in copper red with an eight-character inscription, all supported on a tall slightly splayed base covered in a transparent glaze with a bluish tinge, Japanese wood box. Provenance: Collection of Sakamoto Gorō (1923-2016).Sotheby's New York, 17th September 2016, lot 920 (part lot).... [Lire la suite]
27 mai 2020

A marble figure of seated 'pensive' Maitreya, Northern Qi dynasty (530-577)

Lot 5030. A marble figure of seated 'pensive' Maitreya, Northern Qi dynasty (530-577); 23.8 cm, 9 3/8  in. Estimate 260,000 — 280,000 HKD. Sold for 325,000 HKD (38,454 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the bodhisattva portrayed as the Lord of Tusita, modelled in the round seated in lalitasana on a raised circular base with the left leg crossed over the right knee, his right hand resting on his left foot while the right arm (now... [Lire la suite]
29 septembre 2018

Arcadian Beauty – Exceptional Works from the Song Dynasty at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 3 october 2018

Arcadian BeautyRegina Krahl In the Song dynasty (960-1279), probably more than in any other period of China’s history, culture and education were considered the most important prerequisites of the elite and valued higher than office and rank. Advancement in society was certainly desired and sought, but at the same time spurned, and the state’s most outspoken critics were often celebrated as sages. Even if the post of a high official in the service of the Emperor was considered the ultimate achievement, a modest and humble existence... [Lire la suite]
09 octobre 2014

A fine Ru-type hexagonal vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3508. A fine Ru-type hexagonal vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795), 47.5 cm., 18 5/8  in. Estimate 3,000,000 — 4,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,640,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. of hexagonal form, robustly potted with rounded sides rising from a splayed foot to angular shoulders, sweeping up to a waisted neck and an everted lipped rim, the neck flanked by a pair of tubular lug handles, applied overall with an unctuous rich bluish-green glaze suffused with a fine network of... [Lire la suite]