17 avril 2017

A doucai ‘Scrolling Blossoms’ bowl, Daoguang six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 151. A doucai ‘Scrolling Blossoms’ bowl, Daoguang six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850), 5 5/8 in. (14.4 cm.) diam., box. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 120,000 (USD 10,341 - USD 15,512). Price realised HKD 100,000 (USD 12,925) © Christie's Imags Ltd 2017. The exterior of the deep rounded sides of the bowl is enamelled with six stylised lotus blooms surrounded by scrolling leafy tendrils, all between double-lines encircling the rim and... [Lire la suite]

17 avril 2017

A fine doucai ‘Longevity’ dish, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 132. A fine doucai ‘Longevity’ dish, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795), 8 1/4 in. (21 cm.) diam., box. Estimate HKD 220,000 - HKD 260,000 (USD 28,439 - USD 33,609). Price realised HKD 325,000 (USD 42,007) © Christie's Imags Ltd 2017. The interior of the dish is enamelled with a Shou character and radiating Lanca characters within linked arabesques, the exterior with leaf and stem elements forming stylised Shoucharacters above... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2017

A fine doucai 'Honeysuckle' bowl, Seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850)

Lot 3705. A fine doucai 'Honeysuckle' bowl, Seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850), 10.2 cm, 4 in. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 HKD. Lot sold 125,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.   well potted with deep rounded sides rising from a short foot, the exterior decorated with stylised honeysuckles rendered in neatly arranged scrolls, alternating with leafy scrolls suspending trefoils, the interior with two addorsed crenulated C-shaped foliate scrolls within a double-line border repeated at the rim, the... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2017

A doucai 'floral' bowl, Seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850)

Lot 3703. A doucai 'floral' bowl, Seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850), 15.1 cm, 5 7/8  in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot sold 225,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.  with steep rounded sides resting on a short foot, the exterior densely and vibrantly decorated with stylised floral bouquets, wreathed by interlinked foliate scrolls, all below a band of upright trefoil motifs along the rim, the interior with a central floral bouquet encircled by delicate florets and... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2017

A doucai 'Mandarin Duck and Lotus Pond' bowl, Seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850)

Lot 3704. A doucai 'Mandarin Duck and Lotus Pond' bowl, Seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850), 16.4 cm, 6 1/2  in. Estimate 180,000 — 280,000 HKD. Lot sold 300,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.  the steep rounded sides painted to the exterior with pairs of mandarin ducks depicted swimming and flying amidst large iron-red lotus blooms, below a narrow band of underglaze blue dragons in pursuit of 'flaming pearls', the interior similarly decorated with a central medallion... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2017

A fine and exquisite doucai 'chicken' cup, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3106. A fine and exquisite doucai 'chicken' cup, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735), 8.2 cm, 3 1/4  in. Estimate 2,000,000 — 3,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 12,100,000 HKD (1,464,243 EUR) (1,557,149 USD). Photo: Sotheby's.  modelled after the Chenghua prototype, finely potted with rounded sides rising from a countersunk base to a gently flared rim, the exterior delicately outlined in underglaze blue and painted in bright translucent enamels of yellow, green, olive green... [Lire la suite]

28 mars 2017

An Extremely Rare Doucai Stem Cup, Mark and Period of Chenghua (1465-1487)

Lot 3101. An Extremely Rare Doucai Stem Cup, Mark and Period of Chenghua (1465-1487). Height 7.7 cm. Est. HK$8 million – 12 million / US$ 1.04 million – 1.55 million. Photo: Sotheby's. delicately potted with a deep U-shaped cup supported on a tall splayed foot bordered with a raised fillet, the exterior of the cup delicately decorated in underglaze blue as well as red, yellow and green enamels with four evenly spaced medallions of roses wreathed by fine foliage, two of the blooms rendered in red and... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2017

Sotheby's to offer one of the greatest examples of early Ming porcelain in private hands

Lot 101. An Exceptionally Large, Fine And Important Blue And White Lobed 'Fish Pond' Bowl, Mark and Period of Xuande (1426-1435). Diameter 23 cm. Estimate upon request. Photo: Sotheby's. HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Spring Sales 2017 will take place on 5 April at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The sales will be led by an outstanding Xuande lobed bowl, one of the greatest examples of early Ming porcelain in private hands (pictured above), and a monumental Imperial silk tapestry kesi... [Lire la suite]
16 mars 2017

A pair of doucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' dishes, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 527. A pair of doucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' dishes, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 7,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.  each painted to the interior with a central medallion enclosing a confronted dragon and phoenix amid peony blooms within a double line border, with a band of leafing peony scrolls encircling the cavetto, the exterior with four blooms, peony, chrysanthemum, prunus and hibiscus, the base with an apocryphal Chenghua mark, wood stands... [Lire la suite]
16 mars 2017

A doucai saucer dish, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 526. A doucai saucer dish, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795). Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 25,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.  with a shallow rounded form, the interior enameled in a rich doucai palette with two cranes carrying tallies in their beaks soaring amid auspicious clouds above a pavilion rising from crested waves, along the rim a band of ruyi heads, the exterior vibrantly painted with bats, peaches, and lotus scroll, the base with a six-character... [Lire la suite]