02 février 2018

A rare blue and white vase, hu, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 1875. A rare blue and white vase, hu, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 25.5 cm., 10 in. Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot Sold 2,060,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's 2010 the pear-shaped body painted with dense stylized lotus scrolls, the central lotus on each side painted with a shou character in the center of the bloom, all above a band of petal lappets around the base and a foliate scroll on the splayed foot, the shoulders set with a pair of moulded ring... [Lire la suite]

13 janvier 2018

A hexagonal guan-type vase, hu, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3070. A hexagonal guan-type vase, hu, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 28.8 cm., 11 3/8  in. Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,240,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2013 elegantly potted, of hexagonal form rising from a splayed foot to angled shoulders, sweeping up to a waisted neck and everted rim, set with a pair of tubular lug handles, applied overall with a rich caesius-coloured glaze suffused with a fine mist of bubbles, subtly... [Lire la suite]
04 janvier 2018

A large cloisonné enamel ‘lotus’ vase, hu, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 302. A large cloisonné enamel ‘lotus’ vase, hu, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 56cm., 22in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP. Lot sold 42,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's the pear-shaped body resting on a stepped spreading foot, surmounted by a waisted neck flaring at the rim, the shoulders set with a pair of gilt-bronze phoenix masks suspending loose rings, brightly decorated to the exterior with alternating upright and pendent lotus blooms borne on undulating leafy scrolls arranged in horizontal... [Lire la suite]
13 décembre 2017

A green-glazed 'Mythical beast' jar, hu, Han dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE)

Lot 406. A green-glazed 'Mythical beast' jar, hu, Han dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE); 35 cm, 13 3/4  in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 HKD. Lot sold 27,500 HKD (2,956 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. the shoulder decorated in relief with a band of mythical beasts, divided by two taotie masks suspending mock rings, the body applied with a rich green glaze. Provenance: Christie's South Kensington, 6th July 1995, lot 405. Sotheby's. Chinese Art including Selected Works of Art from the T.Y.... [Lire la suite]
09 décembre 2017

A rare and important ru-type glazed vase, hu, Yongzheng six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period(1723-1735)

Lot 70. Rare et important vase en porcelaine à glaçure de type ru, hu, Chine, dynastie Qing, marque à six caractères en cachet en bleu sous couverte et époque Yongzheng (1723-1735). Hauteur: 59 cm. (23 ¼ in.). Estimate EUR 300,000 - EUR 500,000 (USD 352,787 - USD 587,979). Price realised EUR 847,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  A rare and important ru-type glazed vase, hu, China, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the... [Lire la suite]
08 décembre 2017

A very rare and magnificent famille rose 'Hundred deer' vase, hu, Qing dynasty, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795)

     Lot 98. Rare et important vase 'Cent daims' en porcelaine de la famille rose, hu, Chine, dynastie Qing, marque à six caractères en cachet en bleu sous couverte et époque Qianlong (1736-1795); Hauteur: 45 cm. (17 ¾ in.). Estimate EUR 500,000 - EUR 700,000 (USD 591,954 - USD 828,736). Price realised EUR 4,151,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 A very rare and magnificent famille rose 'hundred deer' vase, hu, China, Qing dynasty, Qianlong... [Lire la suite]

08 décembre 2017

Vase aux 'Cent daims' en porcelaine de la Famille Rose, hu, Dynastie Qing, XIXE siècle

Lot 83. Vase aux 'Cent daims' en porcelaine de la Famille Rose, hu, Dynastie Qing, XIXe siècle; 44,3 cm, 17 3/8  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 €. Lot sold 62,500 €. Photo: Sotheby's. A Famille Rose 'Hundred deer' vase, hu, Qing dynasty, 19th century en forme de vase hu, les côtés arrondis s'amenuisant vers un col fuselé flanqué de deux anses en forme de chilong stylisés peint en rouge-de-fer et rehaussées d'or, la panse finement peinte d'un paysage foisonnant... [Lire la suite]
17 novembre 2017

A green-glazed pottery vase, hu, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 301. A green-glazed pottery vase, hu, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD). 15.9 cm, 6 1/4  in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 HKD. Lot Sold 15,000 HKD (1,612 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. the baluster body decorated with horizontal fillets in relief and supported on three rod-shaped spurs, covered overall in a lustrous greenish glaze with a golden sheen. Provenance: Collection of T.Y. Chao (1912-1999), and thence by descent in the family. Sotheby's. Chinese Art including Selected Works of Art from the... [Lire la suite]
14 novembre 2017

A pair of large blue and white 'phoenix and lotus' vases, hu, 18th-19th century

Lot 213. A pair of large blue and white 'phoenix and lotus' vases, hu, 18th-19th century. 22 in. (55.8 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 40,000. Price realised GBP 25,000. © Christies Images Ltd 2017 Each vase is decorated with two tubular bamboo-form handles to the neck. The main body is decorated in reverse with two pairs of confronting phoenix amongst dense lotus scrolls, all above a wide lappet band to the foot. The shoulders are decorated with ruyi-head, wave, and geometric... [Lire la suite]
14 novembre 2017

A rare and large blue and white twin-handled ‘dragon’ vase, hu, 18th-19th century

Lot 97. A rare and large blue and white twin-handled ‘dragon’ vase, hu, 18th-19th century. 21 ½ in. (54.6 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000. Price realised GBP 25,000. © Christies Images Ltd 2017 The vase is decorated with two tubular handles to the neck above concentric ribs to the shoulder. The body is finely decorated in varying shades of cobalt blue with nine writhing four-clawed dragons amongst dense tumultuous waves. Note: A large bottle vase dating to the Jiaqing-Daoguang period... [Lire la suite]