05 juillet 2020

A rare ruby-ground falangcai 'floral' bowl, Yongzheng four-character mark and of the period (1723-1735)

  Lot 150. A rare ruby-ground falangcai 'floral' bowl, Yongzheng four-character mark in underglaze-blue within double-squares and of the period (1723-1735). Diamètre: 9,2 cm. (3 5/8 in.). Estimate EUR 120,000 - EUR 150,000. Price realised EUR 382,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020.  Reposant sur un petit pied, il est délicatement orné d'une série de fleurs épanouies comprenant la pivoine, l'hibiscus, le lys, le chrysanthème, le camélia et l'aster, le tout sur un fond émaillé... [Lire la suite]

19 décembre 2019

Asian art expert & specialist Jean Gauchet reaches new heights after record sale

Lot 42. Important bol en porcelaine à décor famille rose de type 'falangcai', Chine, XVIIIe siècle, marque en kaishu à quatre caractères: 'Yongzheng Nian Zhi'. Estimation sur demande . Résultat: 3,250,000 Euros. © Millon PARIS.- Millon auction house was full of energy and excited whispers reverberated across the room as auctioneer Alexandre Millon slammed his hammer down, declaring the final hammer price and auction record sale at 3,250,000 Euros for a Chinese imperial porcelain bowl.... [Lire la suite]
25 septembre 2018

The Falangcai Poppy Bowl

Lot 1. An extremely fine and magnificent imperial falangcai 'poppy' bowl, blue-enamel mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 11.8 cm, 4 5/8  in. Estimate on request. Lot sold 169,413,000 HKD (21,610,322.28 USD). Photo Sotheby's. exquisitely potted with deep rounded sides resting on a straight foot and gracefully tapering to an everted rim, the immaculate white porcelain of translucent quality, the exterior delicately and meticulously painted in finely ground and blended... [Lire la suite]
27 novembre 2017

The Far-Reaching Fragrance of Tea: The Art and Culture of Tea in Asia at National Palace Museum, Taipei

  TAIPEI - The appreciation is a lifestyle, a fashion, an art, and a culture; it is a shared language of tea connoisseurs. The originated in China, and methods of tea making have undergone centuries of change, as have the equipment and the manner in which the tea has been enjoyed. In ancient times, tea was used both to quench the thirst, and also for its perceived medicinal qualities; during the Tang and Song dynasties, it was brewed by boiling then it was sipped gently. During the Ming and Qing dynasties, tea was brewed by... [Lire la suite]
08 octobre 2017

A fine falangcai 'Mille-fleurs' bowl, blue enamel mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3607. A fine falangcai 'Mille-fleurs' bowl, blue enamel mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735), 10.1 cm, 4 in. Estimate 8,000,000 — 10,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 18,700,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. finely potted with deep rounded sides rising from a narrow straight foot to a gently flared rim, the exterior and foot delicately painted in brilliant enamels of pink, yellow, green, lavender and white with a dense bouquet of mixed floral blooms, including large clusters of chrysanthemum and... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2015

An extremely rare and superbly enamelled pair of Famille-Rose 'Peach' bowls, Marks and period of Yongzheng

Lot 112. An extremely rare and superbly enamelled pair of Famille-Rose 'Peach' bowls, Marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735);  14.3 cm., 5 5/8  in.. Estimate 40,000,000 — 60,000,000 HKD (4,560,634 - 6,840,951 EUR). Lot sold 89,800,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's each exquisitely potted with deep rounded sides resting on a short foot, superbly enamelled in vivid tones of rose pink, shades of green, yellow, iron-red, brown and black with two varieties... [Lire la suite]

11 mai 2014

Imperial Chinese treasures from a distinguished American collection to be offered at Christie's

Lot 2913. A very rare imperial yellow-ground falangcai ‘floral’ bowl, Kangxi pink-enamelled four-character yuzhi mark within double squares and of the period (1662-1722); 5 5/8 in. (14.2 cm.) diam. Estimate: HK$12,000,000-18,000,000/US$1,500,000- 2,500,000. Price realised HK$16,840,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014. HONG KONG.- Following the success of Imperial Chinese Porcelain- Treasures from a Distinguished American Collection in 2013, Christie’s will offer Imperial Chinese Treasures from... [Lire la suite]
28 septembre 2013

A fine and exceptional falangcai 'Mille-Fleurs' bowl, Blue enamel mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3021. A fine and exceptional falangcai 'Mille-Fleurs' bowl. Blue enamel mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 10.1 cm., 4 in. Estimate 5,000,000 — 7,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 14,440,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's finely potted with deep rounded sides rising from a narrow straight foot to a gently flared rim, the exterior and foot delicately painted in brilliant enamels of magenta, yellow, green, lavender, and white with a dense bouquet of mixed flowers including large clusters... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2013

Sotheby's Hong Kong sets world auction record for Qing Kangxi porcelain

The bowl first appeared at auction at Sotheby’s Hong Kong in 1983. Photo: Sotheby's. HONG KONG.- This morning Sotheby’s Hong Kong sold A Magnificent Ruby-Ground Falangcai “Double-Lotus” Bowl Blue Enamel Yuzhi Mark And Period Of Kangxi for a notable HK$74 million / US$9.5 million, to the preeminent Hong Kong Chinese ceramics dealer, William Chak of Chak’s Company Ltd. after a total of 11 bids, setting a World Auction Record For Qing Kangxi Porcelain.  The bowl first appeared at auction at Sotheby’s Hong Kong in 1983 at the... [Lire la suite]
05 mars 2013

Sotheby's Hong Kong Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Spring Sales 2013 will be held 8 April

A Magnificent Falangcai Bowl From The Collection of Dr. Alice Cheng (Expected to fetch in excess of HKD70 million / USD9 million). HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Hong Kong announced that the Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Spring Sale Series 2013 will take place on 8 April 2013 at Hall 5, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Led by the single-lot sale - A Magnificent Falangcai Bowl From The Collection of Dr. Alice Cheng, the sale also highlights two other prestigious private collections namely The Meiyintang Collection (Part... [Lire la suite]