12 mai 2018

A copper-red 'phoenix' 'medallion' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 7. A copper-red 'phoenix' 'medallion' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722); 9.2 cm, 3 5/8  in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot Sold 21,250 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the rounded sides rising from a slightly spreading foot to an everted rim, painted to the exterior with copper-red phoenix roundels, the interior base with a further similar roundel, the base inscribed with an underglaze blue six-character mark. Provenance: Collection of E.T. Hall.Christie’s London, 7th... [Lire la suite]

30 avril 2018

A rare copper-red bottle vase, yuhuchun ping, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 26. A rare copper-red bottle vase, yuhuchun ping, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795); 22.7 cm, 9 in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP. Lot Sold 40,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the gently rounded sides rising from a spreading foot to a waisted neck and everted rim, covered in a deep copper-red glaze, the interior and recessed base glazed white and with underglaze blue seal mark. Provenance: J. J. Lally, New York, 2017. Sotheby's . Important Chinese Art,... [Lire la suite]
19 avril 2018

A copper-red bottle vase, yuhuchun ping, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 25. A copper-red bottle vase, yuhuchun ping, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795); 30 cm, 12 in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 GBP. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the rounded sides rising from a spreading foot to a waisted neck and everted rim, richly applied on the exterior with a deep copper-red glaze, the base with a seal mark in underglaze blue. This vase is notable for its vibrant copper-red glaze, the even tone which accentuates the graceful curves of its profile.... [Lire la suite]
04 avril 2018

A fine and rare copper-red 'Lotus' seal paste box and cover, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3601. A fine and rare copper-red 'Lotus' seal paste box and cover, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 5.5 cm, 2 1/8  in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,250,000 HKD (350,378 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. of square form, with straight sides resting on four short bracket feet, the sides decorated in copper red with floral scrolls, the gently domed cover with a stylised lotus bloom centred with a shou medallion, wreathed by four further... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2018

An extremely fine and rare copper-red 'dragon' double-gourd vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3203. An extremely fine and rare copper-red 'dragon' double-gourd vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 31.3 cm, 12 1/4  in. Estimate 8,000,000 — 12,000,000 HKD (834,547 - 1,251,821 EUR). Lot Sold 9,720,000 HKD (1,005,770 EUR).  © Sotheby's 2018  skilfully potted with a larger globular bulb gracefully sweeping up to a smaller upper bulb, rising to a slender neck and flared rim, the lower bulb finely painted in copper red with a ferocious... [Lire la suite]
16 mars 2018

A fine underglaze blue, copper-red, and celadon-glazed censer, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 317. A fine underglaze blue, copper-red, and celadon-glazed censer, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Diameter 7 3/4 in., 19.7 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 USD. Lot sold 125,000 USD. © Sotheby's of bombé form, the exterior with a continuous riverside landscape modeled in slip for a multi-dimensional surface, the distant mountains, nearby lodges, trees, and lone boatman on the water in underglaze blue set amidst celadon-glazed rolling hills, bright copper-red leaves accenting the... [Lire la suite]

16 mars 2018

A pair of underglaze blue, copper-red, and celadon-glazed beaker vases, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 370. A pair of underglaze blue, copper-red, and celadon-glazed beaker vases, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 17 5/8  in., 44.8 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot sold 37,500 USD.  © Sotheby's each modeled in the form of archaic gu vases, painted to the exterior with the Eight Horses of Mu Wang galloping, grazing, and lounging amid tall pines, the horses’ coats variously decorated in underglaze blue, underglaze red, and white slip, all reserved against a... [Lire la suite]
16 février 2018

A pair of copper-red 'Bats and Cranes' dishes, marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 2575. A pair of copper-red 'Bats and Cranes' dishes, marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 15.8 cm., 6 1/4 in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot Sold . 200,000HKD. Photo Sotheby's 2008 each with a flat base angling to steeply everted sides, the interior with five bats plunging and swooping around the centre and rim, the exterior with six circular medallions enclosing cranes with wings spread apart amidst stylised clouds. Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong,... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2018

A fine copper-red winecup, seal mark and period of Yongzheng (1722-1735)

Lot 3065. A fine copper-red winecup, seal mark and period of Yongzheng (1722-1735); 7.5 cm., 3 in. Estimate 80,000 — 100,000 HKD. Lot sold 437,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2013 with rounded sides and a slightly convex base supported on a narrow tapered footring, applied on the exterior with a rich, well controlled copper-red glaze suffused with fine bubbles, draining to white at the rim and pooling neatly just above the foot to a darker tone,... [Lire la suite]
30 décembre 2017

A fine copper-red ‘Three Fish’ bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1795)

Lot 8. A fine copper-red ‘Three Fish’ bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1795); 15cm., 5 7/8 in. Estimate 70,000 — 90,000 GBP. Lot sold 92,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby’s delicately potted with deep curved sides rising from a straight foot to a flared rim, the exterior boldly decorated with three mandarin fish in rich copper-red silhouettes, all reserved on a white ground, the interior left undecorated, inscribed to the base with a six-character reign mark within a double-circle. ... [Lire la suite]