19 octobre 2020

A blue and white miniature vase, hu, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 347. A blue and white miniature vase, hu, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 4½ in. (11.5 cm.) high. Estimate: 100,000 - HKD 150,000 HKD. Lot sold 275,000 HKD. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The small vase in intricately painted in shades of cobalt blue to depict flower heads and scrolling leaves, below a band of crashing waves encircling the mouth and above a lappet band and classic scroll around the foot. The sides of the neck are... [Lire la suite]

17 octobre 2020

A bronze jar and cover, hu , Warring States period (475-221 BC)

Lot 1514. A bronze jar and cover, hu , Warring States period (475-221 BC); 16 ½ in. (42 cm.) high. Estimate USD 18,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 22,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The jar is cast with bands of flower heads, those on the body between narrow borders of interlaced dragons, and is flanked by a pair of taotie masks suspending loose rings. The low, conical cover has similar decoration and four hooked projections that function as supports when the cover is inverted. The cast... [Lire la suite]
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13 octobre 2020

A rare teadust-glazed vase, hu, Seal mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 96. A rare teadust-glazed vase, hu, Seal mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 24.9 cm, 9 ¾ in. Estimate: 400,000 - 600,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,016,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the ovoid body rising from a splayed foot to swelling shoulders surmounted by a waisted neck flaring at the rim, flanked by two moulded mask and mock ring handles, encircled around the body with horizontal ribs, applied overall with a speckled two-toned green, incised to the base with a four-character seal mark,... [Lire la suite]
11 octobre 2020

A rare 'eel skin' glazed vase, hu, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 54. A rare 'eel skin' glazed vase, hu, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 32.5 cm, 12 ¾ in. Estimate: 700,000 - 900,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,008,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of masterfully potted with an ovoid body rising from a splayed foot to a waisted neck and flared rim, flanked by a pair of scroll handles moulded at the top with ruyi-heads, the neck, shoulders and foot further adorned with raised flanges, applied overall with an unctuous speckled... [Lire la suite]
11 octobre 2020

A Guan-type arrow-handled vase, hu, Seal mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

  Lot 51. A Guan-type arrow-handled vase, hu, Seal mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 27 cm, 10 ⅝ in. Estimate: 700,000 - 900,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,638,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of archaistic hu form, superbly potted with a flattened pear-shaped body rising from a splayed recessed foot to a tall neck set with a pair of tubular handles, encircled with moulded horizontal bands, covered overall in a brilliant unctuous pale greyish-green glaze, the base... [Lire la suite]
05 octobre 2020

An extremely rare jade vessel, hu, Eastern Han dynasty (25-220)

Lot 3. An extremely rare jade vessel, hu, Eastern Han dynasty (25-220); h. 12.7 cm, 5 in.. Estimate: 400,000 - 600,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,386,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the rounded shoulder of the vessel flanked by a pair of handles, each superbly rendered in low relief as an animal mask picked out with swift incisions and suspending a mock ring, the smoothly patinated stone of a pale brown colour with grey mottles. Property from the Hei-Chi Collection. Literature: Jiang Tao and Liu Yunhui, Jades from... [Lire la suite]

04 juillet 2020

A gilt-decorated turquoise-ground famille rose vase and cover, hu, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 147. A gilt-decorated turquoise-ground famille rose vase and cover, hu, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Hauteur avec le couvercle: 44,5 cm. (17 ½ in.). Estimate EUR 10,000 - EUR 15,000. Price realised EUR 47,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Reposant sur un pied légèrement évasé, la panse est à décor de scène de personnages finement peinte à l'intérieur d'un cartouche polylobé. Le col et le couvercle sont ornés de paysages émaillés "puce" encadrés par des cartouches.... [Lire la suite]
13 juin 2020

Jarre en bronze, hu, Dynastie des Han (IIIème av. JC.-IIIème siècle)

Lot 101. Jarre en bronze, hu, Dynastie des Han (IIIème av. JC.-IIIème siècle). Hauteur: 36,8 cm. (14 ½ in.). Estimate EUR 18,000 - EUR 25,000 (USD 20,472 - USD 28,433). Price realised EUR 9,375. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Le corps globulaire légèrement aplati est sculpté de cercles concentriques, décorés sur les côtés d'une paire de anses en forme de monstres soutenant des anneaux mobiles, le pied est haut légèrement évasé et rythmé d'anses verticales. Le bronze a une... [Lire la suite]
28 mai 2020

A rare pair of large cloisonné enamel 'hundred deer' vases, hu, Jiaqing period (1796-1820)

Lot 3286. A rare pair of large cloisonné enamel 'hundred deer' vases, hu, Jiaqing period (1796-1820); 18 5/8 in. (47.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price Realized USD 389,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each of the full-bodied vases is superbly decorated in vivid enamels against a bright turquoise ground, with a herd of deer, comprising bucks, does and their young, shown grazing, gamboling and resting in a lush landscape amidst pine and peach trees,... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2020

A rare archaic bronze ‘gourd’ vase and cover, hu, Eastern Zhou dynasty

Lot 543. A rare archaic bronze ‘gourd’ vase and cover, hu, Eastern Zhou dynasty; 29.5cm high. Estimate HK$60,000 - 80,000. Sold for HK$ 625,000 (€ 74,499). Courtesy Bonhams. The bulbous flask-shaped body supported on a simulated rope-twist foot, rising to a straight neck offset on one side of the shoulder, intricately cast with three wide bands of dense interlocking abstract motifs on the lower body and an additional band at the neck, cast on one side with a convex bar handle decorated with keyfret scrolls, attached... [Lire la suite]