23 mai 2022

A doucai 'mandarin duck and lotus pond' bowl, Seal mark and period of Daoguang

Lot 3652. A doucai 'mandarin duck and lotus pond' bowl, Seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850); 16.6 cm. Lot sold 604,800 HKD (Estimate : 150,000 - 200,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 Provenance: Sotheby's New York, 17th September 2003, lot 103. Note: A combination of lotus and mandarin ducks symbolises marital harmony and the design often appears on pieces presented to newlywed couples. A bowl of this design from the collection of Dr Simon Kwan was included in the... [Lire la suite]

20 mai 2022

A fine doucai 'anbaxian' bowl, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3642. A fine doucai 'anbaxian' bowl, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 13.4 cm. Lot sold 1,260,000 HKD (Estimate : 400,000 - 600,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 Provenance: Collection of the Barksdale Bernard family, Petersburgh, Virginia. Note: The present bowl is remarkable for its dynamic and detailed rendering of the anbaxian (Eight Secret Emblems), with flattering ribbons painted in two different colours. A closely related bowl is illustrated in The Tsui Museum of... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2022

A doucai 'floral' bowl, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620)

Lot 3635. A doucai 'floral' bowl, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620); 17 cm, Japanese wood box. Lot sold 1,008,000 HKD (Estimate : 250,000 - 350,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 Provenance: A Japanese private collection. Note: Elegantly painted with a rhythmic floral scroll, the design of this bowl represents a development of Chenghua (1465-87) prototypes. The Wanli Emperor (r. 1573-1620) is known to have been passionately fond of Chenghua doucai wares, thus their value and... [Lire la suite]
23 avril 2022

Kangxi porcelains sold at Sotheby's, Important Chinese Art, New York, 23 March 2022

Lot 256. A rare doucai 'birthday' dish, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722). Diameter 8¼ in., 21.1 cm. Lot sold: 81,900 USD (Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 USD). © Sotheby's 2022 the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue inscribed in three columns within a double circle. Note: Vibrantly painted in the doucai palette, the motifs adorning this dish brim with auspicious meaning indicating it was clearly intended as a birthday gift. During his... [Lire la suite]
23 décembre 2021

A pair of doucai ‘peach’ dishes, Yongzheng six-character marks and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 2930. A pair of doucai ‘peach’ dishes, Yongzheng six-character marks in underglaze blue within double circles and of the period (1723-1735); 5 7⁄8 in. (15 in.) diam. Price realised HKD 750,000 (Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 700,000). © Christie's 2021 Each dish is finely potted and decorated to the centre with a blossoming branch bearing two peaches amid rocks and bamboo, accompanied by a pair of butterflies, all encircled by a wide border similarly decorated with further flowering peach... [Lire la suite]
14 novembre 2021

A doucai 'Li Taibai' brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 323. A doucai 'Li Taibai' brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 15.5 cm, 6⅛ in. Lot sold: 13,860 GBP (Estimate: 6,000 - 10,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's the cylindrical body rising from a flat base, painted and enamelled around the exterior with figures in a studio attending to the drunken poet. Provenance: Beaussant Lefèvre Paris, 19th November 2014, lot 53. Exhibited: From the Land of Asia, Pointe-à-Callière Museum, Montréal, 17th November 2016 - 19th March... [Lire la suite]

03 novembre 2021

A large doucai 'floral' jardinière, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 17. A large doucai 'floral' jardinière, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); d. 32.7 cm. Lot sold: 4,652,000 HKD (Estimate: 1,200,000 - 1,800,000). © Sotheby's 2021 sturdily potted with deep rounded sides gently rising from a recessed base to an incurved lipped rim, finely decorated in a brilliant doucai palette with famille-rose accents around the exterior with five large medallions enclosing a large lotus bloom surrounded by smaller blossoms amidst curling... [Lire la suite]
31 octobre 2021

A finely enamelled pair of doucai 'lotus' dishes, Marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 8. A finely enamelled pair of doucai 'lotus' dishes, Marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 20.2 cm. Lot sold: 1,890,000 HKD (Estimate: 800,000 - 1,200,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2021 each superbly painted on the interior with four iron-red Indian lotus sprays encircling a larger one in the centre, all wreathed by scrolling leafy foliage, the design echoed on the exterior below a band of 'horse-hoof' motifs, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark within a double circle. ... [Lire la suite]
26 octobre 2021

A fine doucai 'figural' bowl, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 6. A fine doucai 'figural' bowl, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 9.2 cm. Lot sold: 1,008,000HKD (Estimate: 800,000 - 1,200,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2021 of deep rounded form supported on a short straight foot, vividly enamelled on the exterior with a continuous scene of two Daoist Immortals in a windswept landscape, by an aged pine tree and lingzhi fungus issuing forth amidst rockwork, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark within a double circle. Provenance: Sotheby’s... [Lire la suite]
26 octobre 2021

A fine pair of doucai 'lingzhi' winecups, Marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 4. A fine pair of doucai 'lingzhi' winecups, Marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); d. 7.3 cm. Lot sold: 3,906,000 HKD (Estimate: 1,600,000 - 2,400,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2021 each of shallow 'U' form, delicately potted with gently flared sides raised on a circular footring, decorated on the exterior in cobalt blue of soft tone and brilliant enamels of iron red, yellow, aubergine and pale green with four medallions enclosing a pair of ruyi heads, divided by florets with leafy... [Lire la suite]