28 mars 2020

A fine pair of small iron-red decorated 'dragon' cups, seal marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

  Lot 3134. A fine pair of small iron-red decorated 'dragon' cups, seal marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 6.2 cm., 2 1/2 in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,340,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep delicately potted sides rising to a slighlty everted rim, finely decorated on the exterior in iron-red with a pair of dragons playfully striding through flames and clouds above crashing waves, all between double-line borders, inscribed on the base with a... [Lire la suite]

13 décembre 2019

A fine iron-red decorated 'Immortals' bowl, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1534. A fine iron-red decorated 'Immortals' bowl, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 6 3/4 in. (17.1 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 360,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2006 Finely painted around the exterior of the bowl in shades of iron-red with the Eight Daoist Immortals, each bearing an attribute, accompanied by various attendants, fishermen and a dancer, four of the deities riding a buffalo, a carp, a crane and a ram, the details of their faces, hair and... [Lire la suite]
03 décembre 2019

An iron-red decorated bowl inscribed with an imperial poem, dated to the 11th year of the Qianlong reign (1746)

Lot 46. An iron-red decorated bowl inscribed with an imperial poem, dated to the 11th year of the Qianlong reign (1746),  iron-red Qianlong seal mark to base and period; D. 10,9 cm. Estimate 25,000-35,000 EUR. © Nagel the compressed baluster body rising from a recessed base to a short straight neck, boldly painted around the body and shoulders with two sinuous scaly yellow dragons striding amidst leafy scrolling ruyi, all between rocks and waves at the base and ruyi clouds at the shoulder and... [Lire la suite]
12 octobre 2019

An iron-red decorated 'dragon' bottle vase, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 173. An iron-red decorated 'dragon' bottle vase, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1723-1735); 7 ¾ in. (19.6 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 80,000. Price realised HKD 325,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019  Provenance: Sold at Sotheby’s Hong Kong, 20 May 1981, lot 863 Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including the Quek Kiok Lee Collection, Hong Kong, 9 October 2019
09 octobre 2019

A fine and rare iron-red decorated 'sanduo' bowl, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3013. A fine and rare iron-red decorated 'sanduo' bowl, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 13 cm, 5 1/8  in. Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,500,000 HKD (190,995 - 318,325 USD). Lot Sold 4,975,000 HKD (633,467 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. well potted with rounded sides rising from a splayed foot, the exterior finely painted in sophisticated shades of iron red, depicting three detached leafy branches of the sanduo (Three Abundances)... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2018

An iron-red decorated water pot, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Lot 10. An iron-red decorated water pot, Yongzheng period (1723-1735); 2 in. (5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000 (USD 6,975 - USD 11,160). Price realised GBP 32,500. © Christie’s Images Limited 2018. The water pot is modelled in the shape of a compressed double-gourd, decorated to the exterior with stylised scrolling leaves, all supported on a short foot rim. Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 14 November 1989, lot 240. Christie's. Rarity and Refinement: Treasures from a... [Lire la suite]

16 février 2018

A small iron-red decorated 'Dragon' cup, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 2576. A small iron-red decorated 'Dragon' cup, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 6.3 cm., 2 1/2 in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Lot Sold 62,500 HKD. Photo Sotheby's 2008 the deep rounded sides rising to a slightly everted rim, decorated on the exterior in iron-red with a pair of dragons playfully striding in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' through flames and cloud swirls and above splashing waves, all between double-line borders, inscribed on the base with an... [Lire la suite]
16 février 2018

A iron-red decorated 'Eight Immortals' bowl, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 2652. A iron-red decorated 'Eight Immortals' bowl, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 15.1 cm., 6 in. Estimate 450,000 — 550,000 HKD. Lot Sold 596,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's 2008 finely potted with rounded sides rising to an everted rim, delicately painted in finely pencilled tones of iron-red with 'famille-verte' highlights, depicting a procession of the 'Eight Immortals', each with their associated attributes, together with Shoulao, the He He erxian and Xi Wang Mu,... [Lire la suite]
09 janvier 2018

A rare iron-red decorated `Bat' double-gourd vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 97. A rare iron-red decorated `Bat' double-gourd vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 10cm., 4in. Estimate 50,000 — 80,000 GBP. Lot sold 168,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2007 the ample voluptuous double gourd finely painted with bats in flight, their eyes picked out in black enamel, all beneath a gilt band at the neck. Note: Vases decorated with the design of innumerable bats were made for special celebratory occasions. Bats have traditionally been the... [Lire la suite]
13 juillet 2017

A fine and very rare iron-red decorated 'Dragon' waterpot, Daoguang mark and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 3224. A fine and very rare iron-red decorated 'Dragon' waterpot, Daoguang six-character mark in iron-red within a double square and of the period (1821-1850), 2 in. (5.2 cm.) high, box. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 250,000. Price realised HKD 200,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Delicately potted of cylindrical form rising to an incurving shoulder and a short neck, the water pot is finely painted on the exterior with a pair of iron-red striding dragons in pursuit of flaming pearls, against a... [Lire la suite]
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