25 février 2019

A rare copper-inlaid archaic bronze wine vessel with gilt bosses, fanghu, Warring States period, 4th century BC

Lot 508. A rare copper-inlaid archaic bronze wine vessel with gilt bosses, fanghu, Warring States period, 4th century BC. Height 19 in., 48.2 cm. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 USD. Lot sold 288,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. of square section, with a tall slightly flaring neck leading down to a swelling belly, cast overall with gilt-raised bosses reserved on a finely cast lozenge ground with a hooks-and-volutes pattern and inlaid with copper niello, each diamond separated by diagonal bands of... [Lire la suite]

30 janvier 2019

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

Lot 2567. A fine small Ru-type vase, fanghu, Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795); 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 225,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2008. The pear-shaped body of rectangular section with chamfered corners rising from a low straight foot, the neck flanked with two tubular handles, applied thickly overall with an unctuous glaze of even pale grey colour with slight blue tinge, the neatly cut, unglazed foot... [Lire la suite]
14 janvier 2019

A bronze faceted storage jar and cover, fanghu, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 1259. A bronze faceted storage jar and cover, fanghu, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220); 15 7/8 in. (40.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 60,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The faceted pear-shaped body raised on a slightly flared foot, the sides left plain, with small loops suspending rings on two sides below the rim, and relief-cast taotie mask handles suspending loose rings applied on the shoulder of the other two sides, the rings attached to links attached... [Lire la suite]
29 novembre 2018

A Ge-type glazed vase, fanghu, Yongzheng six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 2960. A Ge-type glazed vase, fanghu, Yongzheng six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1723-1735); 14 ¾ in. (37.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 2,600,000 - HKD 4,000,000. Price realised HKD 3,220,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The vase is moulded with a scroll border at the mouth and two fixed-ring mask handles applied to the shoulder that flank the tall neck. The vase is covered overall with a greyish-celadon glaze suffused with black and golden crackles, with the... [Lire la suite]
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]