02 août 2019

A fine small ruby-ground famille-rose toothpick holder, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3718. A fine small ruby-ground famille-rose toothpick holder, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 10.6 cm., 4 1/8  in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot sold 500,000 HKD. © Sotheby's of rounded rectangular form, the body finely painted to imitate a ruby-ground brocade scroll delicately enamelled with multi-coloured flowers including lotus and lilies connected by foliate scrolls, tied together with a moulded gilt cord and toggle, the titleslip inscribed... [Lire la suite]

15 juillet 2019

A famille-rose archaistic libation cup (jue), Jiaqing mark and period (1796-1820)

Lot 230. A famille-rose archaistic libation cup (jue), Jiaqing mark and period (1796-1820). Length 6 7/8  in., 17.5 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot sold 50,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the U-shaped body raised on three splayed triangular feet, flaring at the rim, one side with a broad rounded extension, the other with a channeled spout tapering to a point, set with two short posts with rounded finials, a small raised gilt fillet encircling the body, the... [Lire la suite]
15 juillet 2019

A famille-rose 'Begonia and Aster' wine cup, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Lot 215. A famille-rose 'Begonia and Aster' wine cup, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735). Diameter 2 1/2  in., 6.3 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Lot sold 3,750 USD. © Sotheby's. with steep rounded sides rising to a flared rim, delicately painted in the 'boneless' style with a row of asters in front of a begonia plant. Provenance: The Chang Collection of Antique Chinese Pottery and Porcelain, prior to 1951.Marshall Field and Company, Chicago, 1951.Collection of... [Lire la suite]
15 juillet 2019

A pair of famille-rose 'deer' winecups, Yongzheng marks and period (1723-1735)

Lot 214. A pair of famille-rose 'deer' winecups, Yongzheng marks and period (1723-1735). Diameter 2 3/8 in., 6.2 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 37,500 USD. © Sotheby's. each thinly potted, enameled on the exterior with two deer, one with recumbent white-spotted brown deer and yellow deer, the other with standing white-spotted brown deer and recumbent aubergine deer, with scattered sprigs of lingzhi and ruby-colored bats above, each with a... [Lire la suite]
28 mai 2019

Bonhams Sydney Asian Art Sale results show continued market strength

Lot 14. Huang Binhong (1865 – 1955), Recluse by the Stream. Ink and colour on paper, hanging scroll. Inscribed and signed Binhong, titled, with a dedication, and one seal of the artist 51.5 x 28.5cm. Estimated at AU$ 50,000 – 80,000. Sold for AU$ 61,000 (€ 37,728) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2019   SYDNEY.- Wednesday evening 22 May saw continuing market interest in Chinese paintings at the Asian art auction at Bonhams Sydney. Collectors from around the globe participated with... [Lire la suite]
27 mai 2019

A famille-rose 'Immortals' vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 419. A famille-rose 'Immortals' vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795); 47 cm, 18 1/2  in. Estimate £3,000 — 5,000. Lot Sold 6,875 GBP (8,786 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the rectangular section baluster body rising from a spreading foot to a tall waisted neck with everted rim, finely enamelled to the front and back with a large shaped panel enclosing immortals in a garden, the sides and neck with landscape panels and all reserved on a green dot ground with... [Lire la suite]

25 mai 2019

A finely enamelled doucai and famille-rose 'sanduo' bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 415. A finely enamelled doucai and famille-rose 'sanduo' bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735); 16 cm, 6 1/4  in. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 27,500 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's  the steep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to an everted rim, finely enamelled around the exterior and outlined in underglaze cobalt-blue with touches of famille rose with three fruiting sprays of pomegranate, finger-citron and lychee, all together constituting the... [Lire la suite]
25 mai 2019

A pair of famille-rose 'flower-balls' wine cups and warmers, Seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850)

Lot 286. A pair of famille-rose 'flower-balls' wine cups and warmers, Seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850); 9.6 cm, 3 3/4  in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 32,500 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. each warmer with bulbous sides rising from a short straight foot to a gilt rim, painted with multi-coloured 'flower-balls' arranged asymmetrically and scattered throughout, surmounted by a cup with straight sides rising from a tapered foot to a flared gilt rim, the exterior... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2019

A lime-green ground famille-rose 'Tea-poem' tray, Jiaqing seal mark and period

Lot 134. A lime-green ground famille-rose 'Tea-poem' tray, Jiaqing seal mark and period (1796-1820); 16 cm, 6 1/4  in. Estimate 20,000 - 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 35,000 GBP (45,224 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. of oval lobed form supported on four ridge feet, the interior centred with a lobed panel enclosing an inscription in iron-red dated to Jiaqing dingsi year (corresponding to 1797) followed by two seal marks, all within composite floral scrolls and against a... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2019

A very rare famille-rose cloisonné-imitation bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

  Lot 3615. A very rare famille-rose cloisonné-imitation bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 34 cm, 13 3/8  in. Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,500,000 HKD (322,025 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the baluster body surmounted by a tall cylindrical neck flaring towards the rim, set with a pair of gilt brown-glazed archaistic dragon handles in openwork, ornately painted on the exterior with four roundels formed from a large lotus bloom wreathed... [Lire la suite]