20 juillet 2020

A rare doucai and iron-red 'Dragon' dish, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 3604. A rare doucai and iron-red 'Dragon' dish, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 21.2 cm, 8 3/8  in. Estimate 250,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 525,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. powerfully painted to the interior with a ferocious five-clawed dragon in iron red, its muscular limbs stretched to reach for a flaming pearl, the fierce creature leaping from tumultuous swirling waves crashing on rocks enamelled in various shades of green, the scaly sinuous body partially obscured by... [Lire la suite]

20 juillet 2020

A rare underglaze-red and famille-verte 'rose' vase, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 3603. A rare underglaze-red and famille-verte 'rose' vase, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); h. 8.3 cm, 3 1/4  in. Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,875,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the well-rounded ovoid body tapering to a short lipped mouthrim, elegantly decorated with two rose sprays rising from the base, each with a large bloom and bud in a soft pinkish underglaze red, borne on leafy branches with foliage enamelled in green and outlined in black, the recessed base with an... [Lire la suite]
19 juillet 2020

A rare yellow-glazed 'floral' bowl, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 3111. A rare yellow-glazed 'floral' bowl, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 12 cm, 4 3/4  in. Estimate 450,000 — 550,000 HKD. Lot sold 500,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's thinly potted with deep rounded sides raised on a straight foot, incised to the exterior with four stylised mallow medallions divided by radiating cloud wisps above a band of lappets, encircled at the foot and the rim with double-line borders, the interior incised in the well with a further mallow flower, covered... [Lire la suite]
19 juillet 2020

A blue and white 'Boy and peony' dish, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 3107. A blue and white 'Boy and peony' dish, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 15.8 cm, 6 1/4  in. Estimate 100,000 — 200,000 HKD. Lot sold 400,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's the deep rounded sides raised on an angled base and a short straight foot, reverse painted in rich cobalt-blue tones to the interior with a medallion enclosing a boy holding a branch of peony flowers against a dense blue leafy scroll ground, encircled at the rim by a lotus scroll band, the exterior with... [Lire la suite]
19 avril 2020

A fine coral-red and famille-verte ‘Fisherman’ dish, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 3626. A fine coral-red and famille-verte ‘Fisherman’ dish, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 19 cm., 7 1/2  in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Lot Sold 300,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s. the shallow rounded sides rising from a short straight foot, the exterior applied with an even coral-red glaze, the interior painted with a medallion enclosing a reclusive fisherman fishing by calm waters whilst sitting on a thick gnarled branch of a barren overhanging tree, the base... [Lire la suite]
11 avril 2020

A yellow-glazed bowl, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 3602. A yellow-glazed bowl, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 13.8 cm., 5 1/2  in. Estimate 180,000 — 280,000 HKD. Lot Sold 625,000 HKD (63,740 EUR). Photo Sotheby's the deep rounded sides resting on a slightly tapered foot, covered overall save for the base with a brilliant pale egg-yolk yellow glaze, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark within a double circle. Provenance: L. Wannieck, Paris. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics... [Lire la suite]

11 avril 2020

A green-enamelled 'dragon' dish, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 3709. A green-enamelled 'dragon' dish, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 25.2 cm, 9 7/8  in. Estimate 250,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot Sold 325,000 HKD (33,145 EUR). Photo Sotheby’s finely potted with shallow rounded sides rising from a short foot to an everted rim, the interior delicately enamelled with a medallion enclosing a scaly five-clawed dragon writhing amidst flames and ruyi-shaped clouds next to a flaming pearl, surrounded by a pair of dragons soaring in... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2020

A large green and aubergine yellow ground 'dragon' charger, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 3177. A large green and aubergine yellow ground 'dragon' charger, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 41 cm., 16 1/8 in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot Sold 920,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. incised with two confronting dragons centred on a 'flaming pearl', bordered with various flowering plants in the cavetto including lotus, prunus, chrysanthemum and peony, the rim with a band of dragons striding through the flames, the underside with four... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2020

A pair of doucai 'ducks and lotus pond' bowls, marks and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 3167. A pair of doucai 'ducks and lotus pond' bowls, marks and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 15.2 cm., 6 in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,340,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. each well potted with curved sides rising from a slightly tapered foot to a flaring rim, finely enamelled with a central medallion enclosed by a double-circle, depicting a pair of mandarin ducks swimming amidst lotus flower pads, the exterior painted with a matching frieze of four mandarin... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2020

A fine doucai 'Three friends' jar, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 3160. A fine doucai 'Three Friends' jar, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 12.3 cm., 4 7/8 in. Estimate 2,500,000 — 3,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 3,380,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of ovoid form rising to a short neck, painted on the exterior in a continuous scene with the 'Three Friends of Winter' pine, bamboo and prunus, the prunus flowers brightly enamelled in pink and orange shades, the bamboo and pine enamelled in green, all outlined in underglaze blue, the underside inscribed... [Lire la suite]