30 décembre 2016

The Top 20 Chinese Ceramics Sold in 2016 by Sotheby's

A fine, outstanding and rare blue and white moonflask, bianhu, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424). Sold 110,520,000 HKD (14,248,238 USD) at Sotheby's The Pilkington Collection of Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 06 avr. 2016, lot 17. Photo Sotheby's. Cf. A fine, outstanding and rare blue and white moonflask, bianhu, Ming dynasty, Yongle period A fine, magnificent and extremely rare blue and white holy water vessel, Ming dynasty, Yongle period... [Lire la suite]

30 mars 2016

A fine, magnificent and extremely rare blue and white holy water vessel, Ming dynasty, Yongle period

Lot 15, A fine, magnificent and extremely rare blue and white holy water vessel, Ming dynasty, Yongle period. Estimate HK$35,000,000 — 45,000,000 (€4,093,008 - 5,262,439). Sold 99,320,000 HKD (12,804,334 USD). Photo Sotheby's. inspired by a metal prototype, superbly potted with a pear-shaped body resting on a bulbous stem and stepped foot, gracefully rising to a waisted neck sweeping up to a flared rim with rolled lip, the body set with a long facetted spout... [Lire la suite]