14 septembre 2018

A rare bronze ritual faceted wine vessel, fanghu, early Warring States period, 5th century BC

Lot 1115. A rare bronze ritual faceted wine vessel, fanghu, early Warring States period, 5th century BC; 14 in. (35.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 125,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The fanghu is raised on four tiger-form supports and is flanked by a pair of tiger-form handles. It is decorated with rectangular panels of scrolls divided by rope-twist bands.  Provenance: The Prince Kung (1880-1936) Collection.The American Art... [Lire la suite]

29 juillet 2018

A fine and extremely rare celadon-glazed ‘Longevity and Blessings’ rectangular vase (Fanghu), Qianlong seal mark and period

Lot 158. A fine and extremely rare celadon-glazed ‘Longevity and Blessings’ rectangular vase (Fanghu), Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Height 13 3/4  in., 34.9 cm. Estimate 1,200,000 — 1,600,000 USD. Lot sold 1,445,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the pear-shaped vase of rectangular section supported on a tall straight foot of conforming shape, the body molded with peach-shaped panels on either side, tapering to a waisted quatrelobed neck applied with two square section lug... [Lire la suite]
02 juillet 2018

A finely painted and rare famille-rose 'One hundred boys' vase, fanghu, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 1959. A finely painted and rare famille-rose 'One hundred boys' vase, fanghu, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 32.5 cm., 12 3/4 in. Estimate 7,000,000 — 9,000,000 HKD (674,841 — 867,652 EUR). Lot sold 10,740,000 HKD (1,035,398 EUR). Photo Sotheby's of rectangular section, each side painted with a continuous festival scene of boys at play, some performing a lion dance, some crossing a bridge on hobby-horses, and... [Lire la suite]
16 juin 2018

A flambé-glazed vase, fanghu, Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 3716. A flambé-glazed vase, fanghu, Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795); 12 in. (30.5 cm.) high.  Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 400,000. Price realised HKD 400,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. The wide body tapering towards the quatrefoil mouth rim and moulded on each main side with peach-shaped cartouches, the narrow sides with a pair of applied lug handles, covered overall with an unctuous glaze of dark red tone streaked with purple and lavender,... [Lire la suite]
16 juin 2018

A fine and rare large teadust-glazed vase, fanghu, Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 3708. A fine and rare large teadust-glazed vase, fanghu, Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795); 12 1/8 in. (30.7 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - HKD 2,000,000. Price realised HKD 1,700,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. The pear shaped body of rectangular section moulded to the front and back with a slightly raised peach-shape panel, the rounded corners rising from a short straight foot, the neck flanked with two tubular handles, applied overall in a... [Lire la suite]
16 juin 2018

A Ru-type vase, fanghu, Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 3704. A Ru-type vase, fanghu, Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795); 12 1/4 in. (31 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 400,000. Price realised HKD 325,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. The pear-shaped body of rectangular section with chamfered corners rising from a low straight foot, subtly moulded on the broad sides with peach-shaped panels, the neck flanked with two tubular handles, applied thickly overall with an unctuous glaze of pale grey colour, the neatly cut,... [Lire la suite]

30 avril 2018

A flambé-glazed vase, fanghu, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 27. A flambé-glazed vase, fanghu, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795); 30.4 cm, 12 in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot Sold 23,750 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the compressed pear-shaped body of rectangular section rising from a gently spreading foot, the neck with indented corners and set with a pair of lug handles, the body with raised peach-form panels, covered overall with a lustrous glaze of rich red colour mottled with creamy-lavender streaks, the base with an incised seal... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2018

A flambé-glazed square vase, fanghu, Qianlong incised six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 2279. A flambé-glazed square vase, fanghu, Qianlong incised six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 12 in. (30.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 400,000. Price realised HKD 437,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The body tapers towards the quatrefoil mouth rim and is moulded on each wider side with a peach-shaped panel, and flanked by a pair of lug handles on the neck. The vase is covered with a streaked glaze of milky blue and reddish-purple colour. The... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2018

A fine and rare guan-type glazed pear-shaped vase,fanghu, Yongzheng six-character seal mark and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 2306. A fine and rare guan-type glazed pear-shaped vase,fanghu, Yongzheng six-character seal mark and of the period (1723-1735); 8 1/4 in. (21 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000. Price realised HKD 5,300,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The rectangular-sectioned vase is stoutly potted with rounded sides rising to a wide mouth. The sloping neck is flanked by a pair of cylindrical lug handles. The vase is covered overall with an even glaze of widely crackled greyish... [Lire la suite]
21 janvier 2018

An Imperial Guan-type vase, fanghu, Qing dynasty, 18th century

  Lot 1640. An Imperial Guan-type vase, fanghu, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 34.5 cm., 13 3/8 in. Estimate 300,000 - 400,000 HKD. Lot sold 375,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2009. the pear-shaped hu vessel of rectangular section with a round belly rising from slightly flared foot with pierced slots on both sides, to a tapered neck, flanked on the narrow sides with two rectangular handles, applied overall with an even pale grey caesious coloured glaze suffused with faint... [Lire la suite]