09 octobre 2022

A doucai 'double lotus' bowl, Seal mark and period of Daoguang

Lot 220. Ac doucai 'double lotus' bowl, Seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850). Diameter 4⅞ in., 12.4 cm. Lot sold: 23,940 USD (Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 USD). © Sotheby's 2022 the base with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue. Provenance: French Private Collection. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 21 september 2022

09 octobre 2022

A small lobed doucai 'Three Friends of Winter' bottle vase, Mark and period of Yongzheng

Lot 217. A small lobed doucai 'Three Friends of Winter' bottle vase, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735). Height 4⅛ in., 10.5 cm. Lot sold: 189,000 USD (Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 USD). © Sotheby's 2022 the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle, Japanese wood box (3). Provenance: Japanese Private Collection (by reply).Hong Kong Private Collection. Note: Vases of this design are held in a number of museum collections worldwide. See one in the... [Lire la suite]
20 juillet 2022

An important doucai 'chicken' cup, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Lot 3310. An important doucai 'chicken' cup, Yongzheng period (1723-1735). H 5.8cm. Sold for HKD 3,000,000 (Estimate 1,200,000 - 1,800,000). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited 2022. Provenance: 1. Collection of N.C. Harrison2. Sotheby's London, 16 May 1967, lot 1533. Collection of J. Harris Phillips and Harris4. Collection of Mr. Evans, acquired on 23 February 1970 (with record of purchase)5. The Canterbury Auction Galleries, 22-23 May 2012, lot 77. Literature: Soame Jenyns,... [Lire la suite]
20 juillet 2022

A rare doucai 'bamboo' bowl, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Lot 3309. A rare doucai 'bamboo' bowl, Yongzheng period (1723-1735). D 10.1cm. Sold for HKD 5,160,000 (Estimate 4,500,000 - 6,500,000). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited 2022. Provenance: 1. Purchased in 20002. Collection of Xie Zhao Bang, by repute. Poly Auction. Colours Beyond Landscapes: Important Chinese Art including European and American Collections, Hong Kong, 14 July 2022
18 juillet 2022

A doucai 'bird and flower' basin, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 3322. A doucai 'bird and flower' basin, Kangxi period (1662-1722). D 60.5cm H 25.8cm. Sold for HKD 3,360,000 (Estimate 1,200,000 - 1,800,000). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited 2022. Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 8 April 2011, lot 3175. Poly Auction. Colours Beyond Landscapes: Important Chinese Art including European and American Collections, Hong Kong, 14 July 2022
29 juin 2022

Poly Auction Hong Kong announces highlights included in the 10th Anniversary Auctions

HONG KONG.- To celebrate Poly Auction Hong Kong’s 10th Anniversary, delicate works of Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, as well as Fine Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy with outstanding provenance and exceptional rarity, will be offered for sale at the upcoming 10th Anniversary Auctions. The masterpieces were acquired by Poly Auction Hong Kong’s specialists after discerning selection. This series of exquisite treasures are perfect examples of distinguished Chinese artistry which passed down from generations and of... [Lire la suite]

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]