10 octobre 2019

A fine wucai 'month' cup, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 3604. A fine wucai 'month' cup, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 6.7 cm, 2 5/8  in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD (50,932 - 76,398 USD). Lot Sold 1,750,000 HKD (222,828 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. finely potted with deep rounded sides rising from a short foot to a flared rim, the exterior delicately enamelled with red florets, the reverse inscribed in underglaze blue with a poem reading Qing xiang he su yu, jia se chu qing yan ('The... [Lire la suite]

08 octobre 2019

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

Lot 108. A peachbloom-glazed washer, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 11.8 cm, 4 5/8  in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD (6,367 — 8,913 USD). Lot sold 525,000 HKD (66,848 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. with low rounded sides incurved at the mouth and supported on a low tapering foot, the exterior covered with an attractive mottled peachbloom glaze, the interior and base left white, the latter inscribed with a six-character reign mark in underglaze... [Lire la suite]
03 juin 2019

A celadon-glazed lobed brush washer, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 450. A celadon-glazed lobed brush washer, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722);14 cm, 5 1/2  in. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD. Lot sold 400,000 HKD. © Sotheby's. the sides rising to a foliate rim, covered with a pale green glaze, the recessed medallion on the base left white and inscribed with a six-character Kangxi mark. Provenance: Sotheby's New York, 5th June 1985, lot 264. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 30 May 2019
16 avril 2019

A fine blue and white 'Eight Immortals' dish, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 3644. A fine blue and white 'Eight Immortals' dish, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 14.9 cm, 5 7/8  in. Estimate 200,000 — 250,000 HKD. Lot Sold 475,000 HKD (61,185 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's.  the rounded sides supported on a straight foot, painted in rich cobalt-blue tones on the exterior with a frieze depicting the Eight Immortals holding their respective attributes in a garden landscape, the interior with a central medallion enclosing Shoulao seated beside a... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2019

A wucai 'Pomegranate' month cup, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 3606. A wucai 'Pomegranate' month cup, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 6.6 cm, 2 1/2 in. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 HKD. Lot sold 437,500 HKD (56,354 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. with a delicately potted U-shaped body rising from a short foot to a flared rim, the exterior brightly painted with a gnarled pomegranate tree, representing the fifth month, the reverse with a poetic inscription relating to the depicted flowers, followed by a seal reading shang ('to appreciate'), the base with an... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2019

A fine wucai 'Wintersweet' month cup, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 3605. A fine wucai 'Wintersweet' month cup, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 6.7 cm, 2 5/8  in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot sold 625,000 HKD (80,506 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the delicately potted U-shaped body rising from a short foot to a flared rim, the exterior brightly painted with two wintersweet trees and lingzhi blooms, representing the first month, the reverse with a poetic inscription, followed by a seal... [Lire la suite]

05 avril 2019

A rare wucai 'Prunus' month cup, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 3605. A rare wucai 'Prunus' month cup, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 6.5 cm, 2 1/2  in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot sold 875,000 HKD (112,709 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. finely potted with deep rounded sides supported on a short straight foot and rising to a flared rim, one side rendered in the wucai palette, a prunus tree's two gnarled branches bearing white blossoms with yellow stamens and dark red calyxes, with some small... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2019

A fine and very rare wucai 'Rose' month cup, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 3604. A fine and very rare wucai 'Rose' month cup, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 6.5 cm, 2 1/2  in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,062,500 HKD (136,861 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. delicately potted of deep 'U'-shape rising from a short straight foot to a flared rim, painted on one side in the wucai palette in underglaze blue and overglaze enamels with a red rose growing on moss-covered ground, one long stem overhanging some low-growing... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2019

A fine and rare wucai 'Narcissus' month cup, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 3602. A fine and rare wucai 'Narcissus' month cup, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 6.6 cm, 2 5/8  in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,250,000 HKD (289,823 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. delicately potted of deep 'U'-shape with flared rim and a short straight foot, painted on one side in the wucai palette in underglaze blue and overglaze enamels with two clumps of narcissus, the larger one with a blue rock behind and a single red rose emerging from... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2019

A fine and very rare wucai 'Orchid' month cup, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 3601. A fine and very rare wucai 'Orchid' month cup, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 6.4 cm, 2 1/2  in. Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,500,000 HKD (322,025 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. delicately potted of deep 'U'-shape with a flared rim and a short straight foot, painted on one side in the wucai palette in underglaze blue and overglaze enamels with a bed of densely growing yellowish-green orchids with a cluster of rocks in front and some bare... [Lire la suite]