05 janvier 2019

A peachbloom-glazed beehive waterpot, taibo zun, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 331. A peachbloom-glazed beehive waterpot, taibo zun, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 8.5cm., 3 3/8 in. Estimate 40,000 - 60,000 GBP. Lot sold 62,500 GBP. © Sotheby's 2013. the hemispherical body rising to a narrow waisted neck, incised around the exterior with three medallions formed of the curled bodies of archaistic kui dragons, all beneath a greyish-pink glaze characteristically mottled with shades of brighter pink imitating the skin of a... [Lire la suite]

05 décembre 2018

A blue and white 'Peony' bowl, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 675. A blue and white 'Peony' bowl, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 16.2 cm, 6 3/8  in. Estimate 40,000-60,000 HKD. Lot sold 225,000 HKD. © Sotheby's. painted on the interior with a central medallion enclosing a peony spray, encircled by peony scrolls and repeated on the exterior, Japanese box.  Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 29-30 november 2018
05 décembre 2018

A pair of blue and white 'Lotus' dishes, marks and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 672. A pair of blue and white 'Lotus' dishes, marks and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 15.5 cm, 6 1/8  in. Estimate 20,000-30,000 HKD. Lot sold 112,500 HKD. © Sotheby's. each painted on the interior with three lotus blooms borne on dense foliage, surrounded by a band of lotus scroll at the rim, the exterior similarly decorated.  Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 1st/2nd November 1994, lot 135. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 29-30 november 2018
05 décembre 2018

A pair of blue and white 'Peony' bowls, marks and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 670. A pair of blue and white 'Peony' bowls, marks and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 12 cm, 4 3/4  in.. Estimate 60,000-80,000 HKD. Lot sold 100,000 HKD. © Sotheby's. each painted on the exterior with dense peony scrolls, the interior with a medallion enclosing a peony flower, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark.  Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 29-30 november 2018
01 décembre 2018

A peachbloom-glazed washer, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 407. A peachbloom-glazed washer, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 11.9 cm, 4 3/4  in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Lot sold 187,500 HKD. © Sotheby's. with rounded sides incurved at the mouth and supported on a low tapered foot, the exterior covered in a mottled peachbloom glaze. Note: The following group of furniture and works of art were assembled in Shanghai by the parents of the present owner and brought over to Hong Kong during the 1950s when the family moved to the city. ... [Lire la suite]
03 octobre 2018

A blue and white 'Phoenix' mallet vase, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 3666. A blue and white 'Phoenix' mallet vase, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 18.7 cm, 7 3/8  in. Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,000,000 HKD (127,560 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the bell-shaped body rising to a tall tubular neck with a slightly lipped rim, painted on both sides with a highly stylised kui phoenix design, its head on the neck of the vase dissolving into abstract blue scrolls draping over the shoulders, the base inscribed with a... [Lire la suite]

03 octobre 2018

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

Lot 3659. A rare doucai and iron-red 'Dragon' dish, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 21.3 cm, 8 3/8  in.. Estimate 250,000 — 350,000 HKD. Lot Sold 325,000 HKD (41,457 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the curved shallow sides rising from a tapered foot, 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... [Lire la suite]
02 octobre 2018

An incised yellow-glazed 'Dragon' cup, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 3642. An incised yellow-glazed 'Dragon' cup, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); w. 7.8 cm, 3 1/8  in. Estimate 150,000 — 250,000 HKD (19,109 - 31,848 USD). Lot Sold 250,000 HKD (31,890 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. delicately potted with deep rounded sides rising from a splayed foot to a gently flaring rim, flanked by a pair of upright loop handles, the exterior incised with a horizontal band of confronted kui dragons, covered evenly in pale yellow glaze... [Lire la suite]
30 septembre 2018

A rare large finely painted famille-verte jardinière, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 3657. A rare large finely painted famille-verte jardinière, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); w. 51.6 cm, 20 1/4  in. Estimate: 3,000,000 — 4,000,000 HKD (382,170 — 509,560 USD). Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. of square section with canted corners, robustly potted with deep flaring sides rising from a stepped splayed foot to a wide everted rim, the four main facets brightly enamelled depicting a magpie perched on leafy bamboo shoots beside sprigs... [Lire la suite]
30 septembre 2018

A large wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' dish, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 3656. A large wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' dish, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 32.5 cm, 12 3/4  in. Estimate: 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD (101,912 — 152,868 USD). Lot Sold 1,000,000 HKD (127,560 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. robustly potted with rounded sides resting on a tapered foot, the interior brightly painted with a central medallion enclosing two pairs of five-clawed dragons and swooping phoenix amongst meandering sprays of large peony blooms, encircled by two further... [Lire la suite]