17 décembre 2021

A rare blue-ground copper-red 'dragon' bowl, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 410. A rare blue-ground copper-red 'dragon' bowl, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 15.8 cm. Lot sold: 604,800 HKD (Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 HKD). (C) 2021 Sotheby's Property from an old Hong Kong family collection. Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 23rd May 1978, lot 96. Note: A pair of similar bowls in the T.Y. Chao Family Foundation collection was exhibited and illustrated in Julian Thompson, Ming And Ch'ing Porcelain From The Collection Of The T.Y. Chao Family... [Lire la suite]

17 décembre 2021

An Underglaze Blue And Yellow Enamelled ‘Dragon’ Bowl, Mark And Period Of Kangxi

Lot 3587. An Underglaze Blue And Yellow Enamelled ‘Dragon’ Bowl, Mark And Period Of Kangxi (1662-1722). H 23.7cm. Sold for HKD 504,000/USD 64,615 (Estimate HKD 200,000 - 250,000/USD 25,641 - 32,051). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited The Bowl is delicately potted with deep rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a gently flared rim. The exterior is richly enamelled in yellow with two dragons writhing sinuously in pursuit of ‘flaming pearls’ amidst cloud swirls and lotus lappets. All... [Lire la suite]
17 décembre 2021

A Large And Fine Yellow-Ground Green And Aubergine-Enamelled ‘Double Dragons’ Dish, Mark And Period Of Kangxi

Lot 3585. A Large And Fine Yellow-Ground Green And Aubergine-Enamelled ‘Double Dragons’ Dish, Mark And Period Of Kangxi (1662-1722). H 23.7cm. Sold for HKD 648,000/USD 83,077 (Estimate HKD 420,000 - 680,000/USD 53,846 - 87,179). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited The dish is finely potted with shallow rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot to a flat everted rim. The interior is centred with two dragons soaring around a flaming pearl amidst flaming wisps and ruyi clouds, encircled by floral... [Lire la suite]
15 décembre 2021

A pair of café-au-lait glazed bowls, Marks and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 10. A pair of café-au-lait glazed bowls, Marks and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); D. 11.6 cm, 4⅝ in. Lot sold: 21,420 EUR (Estimate: 15,000 - 20,000 EUR). (C) 2021 Sotheby's each with deep rounded sides supported on a short foot, covered overall in a café-au-lait glaze, save for the white base, the latter inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark. Sotheby's. Arts d'Asie, Paris, 9 December 2021
15 décembre 2021

A rare large Ming-style white-glazed incised 'lotus' charger, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 3. A rare large Ming-style white-glazed incised 'lotus' charger, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); D. 47 cm, 18½ in. Lot sold: 20,160 EUR (Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 EUR). (C) 2021 Sotheby's robustly potted with rounded sides rising from a tapered foot, the interior incised with a large lotus flower encircled by a composite lotus flower scroll, the base inscribed with a six-character Kangxi reign mark within a double circle. Provenance: Finck & Fils, 31 rue de Ligne, Bruxelles (label). ... [Lire la suite]
13 décembre 2021

A Famille-Rose ‘Apricot Blossom’ Month Cup, Mark And Period Of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 3551. A Famille-Rose ‘Apricot Blossom’ Month Cup, Mark And Period Of Kangxi (1662-1722). H 33.5cm. Sold for HKD 780,000/USD 100,000 (Estimate HKD 650,000 - 950,000/USD 83,333 - 121,795). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Delicately potted and surmounted on a short foot, the steep sides rising towards a gently everted rim, the exterior intricately painted with an early spring scene and design of apricot, representing the second month, February. The reverse inscribed with a ten-character... [Lire la suite]

29 novembre 2021

Monochrome porcelain from the Ezekiel Collection sold at Sotheby's, 3 november 2021

Lot 1. A yellow-glazed handled cup, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); Width across handles 7 cm, 2¾ in. Lot sold: 113,400 GBP (Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's delicately potted with gently rounded sides rising from a short foot to a slightly flared rim, set with a pair of upright loop handles to the sides, the exterior finely incised with a narrow band enclosing two pairs of confronting archaistic dragons flanking a central... [Lire la suite]
03 novembre 2021

A very fine and rare pair of iron-red and gilt-decorated 'phoenix' bowls, Marks and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 21. A very fine and rare pair of iron-red and gilt-decorated 'phoenix' bowls, Marks and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 11.1 cm. Lot sold: 693,000 HKD (Estimate: 400,000 - 600,000). © Sotheby's 2021 each delicately potted with deep rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a gently everted rim, the exterior decorated in iron-red enamel and gilt with a male phoenix with its long tail stretched behind, in pursuit of a female phoenix with shorter ribboned tail, amidst stylised cloud scrolls,... [Lire la suite]
02 novembre 2021

A rare wucai 'figural' jar and cover, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 13. A rare wucai 'figural' jar and cover, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 22 cm. Lot sold: 1,890,000 HKD (Estimate: 800,000 - 1,200,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2021 vibrantly painted around the exterior of the vessel on one side with six officials visiting a seated dignitary and a lady in an open courtyard with rockwork and pine shrubs, the reverse with mountainous cliffs, pine trees and cloud scrolls, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark within a double... [Lire la suite]
31 octobre 2021

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

Lot 7. A fine green-enamelled 'dragon' dish, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 25 cm. Lot sold: 1,638,000 HKD (Estimate: 600,000 - 800,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2021 the interior vibrantly enamelled with a medallion enclosing a ferocious five-clawed dragon writhing amidst flames and cloud scrolls in pursuit of a flaming pearl, surrounded at the cavetto by a pair of striding dragons in pursuit of flaming pearls, the exterior similarly decorated, all above a lotus lappet border at the foot, the... [Lire la suite]