19 mars 2019

A famille-rose lime-green ground 'Floral' bottle vase, Jiaqing seal mark and period (1796-1820)

Lot 545. A famille-rose lime-green ground 'Floral' bottle vase, Jiaqing seal mark and period (1796-1820). Height 12 1/4 in., 31 cm. Estimate: US$200,000 - US$300,000. © Sothebys the spherical body rising to a tall cylindrical neck, densely painted in bright and colorful enamels, the body decorated with large lotus blossoms below the 'three abundances' flanked by bats entwined with colorful foliate scrolls amidst cloud wisps, a yellow-ground collar of alternating ruyi and bats interspersed... [Lire la suite]

27 février 2019

A rare three-piece famille-rose garniture, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Lot 805. A rare three-piece famille-rose garniture, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735). Jars 24 1/4 in., 61.6 cm. Beakers 20 1/8 in., 51.1 cm. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 USD. Lot sold 180,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's comprising a pair of ovoid covered jars and a gu beaker vase, the jars each finely and colorfully painted in a pastel pallette with a lush setting of a peony tree with over-sized blooms intertwined with a magnolia tree issuing from rocks,... [Lire la suite]
07 février 2019

A pair of famille-rose 'Mallow and peony' dishes, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 2710. A pair of famille-rose 'Mallow and peony' dishes, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 15.5 cm., 6 in. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD. Lot Sold 375,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010. each body with shallow rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot to an everted rim, brightly enamelled to the interior with budding and flowering mallow and peony stems, the one dish with a small butterfly in flight, the base with an underglaze blue six-character mark. ... [Lire la suite]
26 janvier 2019

A fine famille-rose 'boy and chicken' cup with imperial poem, fanggu mark and period of Qianlong, dated to bingshen year (1776)

Lot 2705. A fine famille-rose 'Boy and chicken' cup with imperial poem, fanggu mark and period of Qianlong, dated to bingshen year (1776); 6.7 cm., 2 5/8 in. Estimate 1,200,000 — 1,500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 5,060,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010. finely potted with steep rounded sides rising from a recessed base to a slightly everted rim, meticulously painted on the exterior with a boy approaching a rooster, a hen tending four small chicks behind the rocks, the scene... [Lire la suite]
27 décembre 2018

A pair of famille-rose jardinières and stands, 20th century

Lot 1464. A pair of famille-rose jardinières and stands, 20th century. Height of jardinière 4 3/8  in., 11.1 cm. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Sold: $25,000. © Sotheby's each jardinière of tapering cylindrical form rising from three ruyi-form feet to a barbed everted rim, painted on the exterior with rocks, flowers, and lingzhi, the rim with four floral scrolls, the stands repeating the form and motifs, each jardinière and stand with an iron-red apocryphal four-character Hongxian... [Lire la suite]
27 décembre 2018

A famille-rose 'Three Goats' vase, Republic period (1911-1949)

Lot 1480. A famille-rose 'Three Goats' vase, Republic period (1911-1949). Height 13 3/8  in., 34 cm. Estimate $15,000 - $20,000. Sold: $30,000. © Sotheby's of baluster form with a globular body rising to a tall waisted neck flanked by a pair of elephant-head handles, the body painted in pastel tones with three goats amid peonies, camellias, and trees, set between two bands of ruyi lappets, the neck ornamented with a pair of pink bats clasping peaches above formal lotus flowerheads... [Lire la suite]

27 décembre 2018

A famille-rose 'Pheasant and Peony' reticulated dish, Qing dynasty

Lot 1478. A famille-rose 'Pheasant and Peony' reticulated dish, Qing dynasty. Diameter 11 1/4  in., 28.7 cm. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Sold: $125,000. © Sotheby's brightly enameled to the interior with a male pheasant standing on top of pierced rockwork, gazing towards its mate perching under a magnolia tree, all surrounded by leafy branches of lush peony, the rounded cavetto delicately pierced with foliate scrollwork enclosing  the 'Eight Auspicious Emblems'  below... [Lire la suite]
27 décembre 2018

A pair of famille-rose 'Pomegranates' vases (Tianqiuping), Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 1470. A pair of famille-rose 'Pomegranates' vases (Tianqiuping), Qing dynasty, 19th century. Height 22 in., 55.9 cm. Estimate $10,000 - $15,000. Sold: $68,750. © Sotheby's each swelling globular body rising to a tall cylindrical neck, finely enameled with blossoming pomegranate tree branches sprawling across the body and neck laden with ripe fruit, the textures and colors of the gnarled bark and many-seeded orbs sensitively rendered, lingzhi and a cluster of pale purple flowers... [Lire la suite]
27 décembre 2018

A large famille-rose 'Immortals' vase, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 1459. A large famille-rose 'Immortals' vase, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Height 21 1/2  in., 54.6 cm. Estimate $6,000 - $8,000. Sold: $27,500. © Sotheby's the globular body raised on a low foot and rising to a cylindrical neck and slightly flaring mouth, painted in bright enamels with Fu, Lu, Shou, Kui Xing, and the He He twins all amidst scrolled ruyiclouds and a heavenly hall, above the eight Daoist immortals riding animals, marine life above cresting waves, joined by a maiden and... [Lire la suite]
27 décembre 2018

A large famille-rose 'Peaches' vase, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 1458. A large famille-rose 'Peaches' vase, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Height 21 1/2  in., 54.6 cm. Estimate $6,000 - $8,000. Sold: $15,000. © Sotheby's the robustly potted globular body rising to a cylindrical neck, painted with a peach tree with curving trunk and branches laden with ripe fruit, flourishing leaves, and white, blue, and rose colored blossoms and buds, the base with an apocryphal Qianlong seal mark. Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New York, 18 March... [Lire la suite]