10 septembre 2018

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

Lot 143. A pair of copper-red 'fish' dishes, Yongzheng marks and period (1723-1735). Diameter 6 in., 15.2 cm. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000. Unsold. © Sotheby's. each with low, rounded sides set over a slightly tapered foot, the exterior painted in underglaze copper red with three fish swimming gracefully against the white ground, their tails sweeping gently up and fins extended, the varying blush tones of the copper red enhancing the naturalism, the interior unadorned, the base with a... [Lire la suite]
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10 septembre 2018

A pair of copper-red 'wufu' bowls, Yongzheng marks and period (1723-1735)

Lot 142. A pair of copper-red 'wufu' bowls, Yongzheng marks and period (1723-1735). Diameter 6 in., 15.3 cm. Estimate 120,000 — 150,000. Lot sold 125,000 USD. © Sotheby's. each delicately potted with deep curved sides rising from a straight foot to a gently flared rim, the exterior boldly painted with four bats swooping and soaring in copper-red silhouettes, the intensity of the red deftly shifting from deep crimson to a pale pinkish-gray at the wing tips, all reserved on a white ground, the... [Lire la suite]
05 septembre 2018

Seven Exceptional Pieces of Chinese Porcelain from the Junkunc Collection

© Sotheby's. There are a handful of collectors in the world of Chinese art that are inextricably associated with works of exceptional quality. Stephen Junkunc, III, (1905–1978) is among these luminaries. At its height, the Junkunc collection numbered over 2,000 examples of exceptional Chinese porcelain, jade, bronzes, paintings and Buddhist sculptures.   Lot 103. A peachbloom-glazed brushwasher, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Diameter 4 5/8  in., 11.7 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000... [Lire la suite]
27 août 2018

A Copper-Red Bottle Vase, Qing Dynasty, 18th-19th Century

Lot 723. A Copper-Red Bottle Vase, Qing Dynasty, 18th-19th Century; 23.5 cm, 9 1/4  in. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD. Lot sold 187,500 HKD (24,184 USD). Photo: Sotheby's. finely potted with a pear-shaped body rising from a short straight foot to a long cylindrical neck, the exterior applied overall with a rich strawberry-red glaze, the base and rim white. Provenance: Christie's London, 3rd November 2009, lot 214. Sotheby's. Playthings From The Collection of Edward T. Chow - Chinese... [Lire la suite]
23 août 2018

A copper-red, celadon and slip-decorated blue and white baluster jar and cover, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 328. A copper-red, celadon and slip-decorated blue and white baluster jar and cover, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 15½ in. (39.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 24,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007.  The jar decorated with pairs of white slip egrets shown amidst towering lotus plants rising from a pond in which can be seen various water plants and weeds, all below three blossoming branches on the neck, the various flowers detailed in copper red,... [Lire la suite]
04 juillet 2018

A copper-red 'Three fruits' dish, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Lot 2060. A copper-red 'Three fruits' dish, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735); 19.7 cm., 7 3/4 in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD (19,281 — 28,922 EUR). Lot Sold 250,000 HKD (24,101 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's the shallow rounded sides supported on a slightly tapered foot, the exterior sparsely moulded with three slightly raised fruit sprays including peach, pomegranate and persimmon, enhanced with short pale-green stems, the interior left undecorated, the... [Lire la suite]

03 juillet 2018

A copper-red 'dragon' vase, laibozun, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 2049. A copper-red 'dragon' vase, laibozun, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 21.5 cm., 8 1/2 in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD (57,843 — 77,125 EUR). Lot Sold 1,460,000 HKD (140,752 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. of ovoid form with a short neck below a lipped mouthrim, the exterior freely painted with two dragons in vivid tones of copper-red, each with arms out-stretched, eyes picked out in blue and their scaly bodies leaping vigourously amid trailing flame swirls,... [Lire la suite]
02 juillet 2018

A pair of copper-red saucer dishes, seal marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 2007. A pair of copper-red saucer dishes, seal marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 14.6 cm., 5 3/4 in. Estimate 80,000-100,000 HKD (7,712 — 9,641 EUR). Lot Sold 137,500 HKD (13,256 EUR). Photo Sotheby's each potted with shallow rounded sides supported on a slightly tapered foot, gently rising to a flaring rim, the exterior applied with a rich strawberry-red glaze fired to a glossy finish, stopping neatly and slightly pooling below the mouthrim and just above the footrim,... [Lire la suite]
11 juin 2018

Vase bouteille en porcelaine à décor rouge-de-cuivre et rouge-de-fer, Dynastie Qing, époque Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 174. Vase bouteille en porcelaine à décor rouge-de-cuivre et rouge-de-fer, Dynastie Qing, époque Kangxi (1662-1722); 24,7 cm, 9 3/4  in. Estimation:  6,000 — 8,000 €. Lot sold 15,000 EUR. Courtesy Sotheby's. la panse globulaire se prolongeant en un long col fin, peint de deux animaux féroces en rouge-de-cuivre aux détails rehaussés d'or, les côtés et l'épaulement peints de fleurs et feuilles en rouge-de-fer et or. A copper-red, iron-red and gilt-decorated bottle vase, Qing dynasty,... [Lire la suite]
29 mai 2018

A very rare and fine Imperial copper-red vase, meiping, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 49. A very rare and fine Imperial copper-red vase, meiping, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 23cm (9in) high. Estimate 1,000,000-1,500,000 HKD. Sold for HK$ 2,000,000 (€ 218,928) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2018 Rising from a slightly flared foot to high rounded shoulders, surmounted by a waisted neck and rounded mouth rim, covered overall with a lustrous crushed raspberry-red glaze, pooling neatly above the foot ring and base of the neck. Provenance: Francis Capel Harrison... [Lire la suite]