29 janvier 2023

Kangxi period polychrome porcelain sold at Sotheby's, CHINA / 5000 Years, Hong Kong, 25 November 2022

Lot 318. An inscribed famille-verte brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); h. 12.4 cm. Lot sold: 75,600 HKD (Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 HKD). © 2023 Sotheby's the inscribed poem may be translated as follows, Do you not realise the peaches of the Queen Mother of the West take a thousand years to ripen, For the time being let us amuse ourselves like Liu Lang.題詩: 未知王母千年熟 且共劉郎一咲同 Property from the Alleyne Collection. Provenance: Spink & Son Ltd, London, 1978. Lot... [Lire la suite]

16 janvier 2023

Kangxi Blue and white porcelain sold at Sotheby's CHINA / 5000 YEARS, Hong Kong, 25 November 2022

Lot 301. A fine pair of blue and white 'trigram' bowls, Marks and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); each d. 12.2 cm, wood stands. Lot sold: 882,000 HKD (Estimate: 100,000 - 150,000 HKD). © 2022 Sotheby's. Property from an Old Hong Kong Family Collection. Provenance: Acquired from Gordon Lang, 2005 (by repute). Lot 302. A blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Marks and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); d. 14.1 cm, wood stand. Lot sold:... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2023

Kangxi porcelain sold at Sotheby's, Monochrome, London, 2 November 2022

  Lot 236. A wucai 'month' cup, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); Height 5.3 cm, 2¼ in. Lot sold: 63,000 GBP (Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 GBP). © 2022 Sotheby's. the base with a six-character reign mark in underglaze blue. Provenance: Collection of Carl Gustav Kjellin (1910-1990), acquired in Shanghai in the 1940s. Note: Month cups depicting seasonal flowers accompanied by pertinent two-line poems represent a classic design of the Kangxi period (r.... [Lire la suite]
09 octobre 2022

A doucai 'dragon medallion' bowl, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 219. A doucai 'dragon medallion' bowl, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722). Diameter 5½ in., 14 cm. Lot sold: 27,720 USD (Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD). © Sotheby's 2022 the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle. Property from the Collection of Chou Wen-Chung Provenance: Acquired in China before the 1970s. Note: A Kangxi period bowl of this type is in the Palace Museum, Beijing and illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures... [Lire la suite]
02 octobre 2022

A rare celadon-glazed 'chrysanthemum' bottle vase, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

  Lot 206. A rare celadon-glazed 'chrysanthemum' bottle vase, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722). Height 8 in., 20.3 cm. Lot sold: 50,400 USD (Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 USD). © Sotheby's 2022 the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue. Property from a New York Private Collection. Provenance: Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York, 1st January 1973. Note: Celadon-glazed examples of this type are rare. Compare an example of this type in the collection of the... [Lire la suite]
23 août 2022

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). D 13.2cm H 6.5cm. Sold for HKD 504,000 (Estimate HKD 200,000 - 250,000). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited 2022 The bowl has a slightly flared open mouth and a curved belly with a rounded footrim. The outer wall is decorated with two pearl-driven dragons, and the bowl is decorated with a bow-shaped dragon in the centre of the bowl, a unique form of dragon decoration for the Kangxi... [Lire la suite]

23 août 2022

A Blue-Ground and Copper-Red ‘Dragon’ Bowl, Mark and Period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 3586. A Blue-Ground and Copper-Red ‘Dragon’ Bowl, Mark and Period of Kangxi (1662-1722). D 15.8cm. Sold for HKD 816,000 (Estimate HKD 450,000 - 680,000). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited 2022 The bowl has a lavish mouth, a deep belly, and a rimmed foot; the body is covered in blue glaze, with the mouth and upper part of the footrim outlined in glaze red for one week each, and the outer wall of the bowl darkly engraved with a seawater dragon, the body of the dragon then filled... [Lire la suite]
23 août 2022

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). D 31.7cm. Sold for HKD 648,000 (Estimate HKD 420,000 - 680,000). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited 2022 The lip is slightly lopsided, with a curved wall that curves down to take up the footrim, and the footrim is neatly trimmed; the exposed skin reveals a fine, white, and dense material. The interior and exterior are covered with yellow glaze, and the... [Lire la suite]
23 août 2022

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). D 6.5cm. Sold for HKD 780,000 (Estimate HKD 650,000 - 950,000). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited 2022 The cup is of small form, with a slightly flared rim and deep belly, the upper belly sloping and straight, the lower belly slightly folded, and the lower foot surrounded by a footrim, the surface of the cup being thin and light, the glaze warm and moist, the exterior and exterior glazed with... [Lire la suite]
07 août 2022

A Peachbloom-Glazed ‘Beehive’ Waterpot, Mark and Period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 3320. A Peachbloom-Glazed ‘Beehive’ Waterpot, Mark and Period of Kangxi (1662-1722). D 12.6cm. Sold for HKD HKD 480,000 (Estimate HKD 400,000 - 600,000). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited 2022 Provenance: 1. Private collection, Bordeaux, France, 19832. Collection of the Duchamp family, Paris, France. Note: This small vessel with a lavish mouth, short neck and sloping shoulders, and a bulging belly and shallow footrim is covered with a cowpea-red glaze with a concealed kui... [Lire la suite]