20 mai 2022

A carved cinnabar lacquer 'Shoulao and Xiwangmu' box and cover, Mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3643. A carved cinnabar lacquer 'Shoulao and Xiwangmu' box and cover, Mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 28.8 cm. Lot sold 504,000 HKD (Estimate : 400,000 - 600,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 the interior of the cover gilt-incised with Yaochi baohe ('precious box of the Jasper Pool'). Provenance: Collection of Mary Ritchie Bennett Fox, New Jersey, gifted in 1900 by Charles Boone, United States Navy, and thence by direct descent. Note: Compare a similar box and... [Lire la suite]

25 mars 2022

A rare pair of bronze 'dragon' tripod censers, Marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 15. A rare pair of bronze 'dragon' tripod censers, Marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795). Width across handles 15¾ in., 40 cm. Lot sold: 504,000 USD (Estimate: 100,000 - 150,000 USD). © Sothebys. each cast with a six-character mark at the rim within a rectangular cartouche. Provenance: Christie's London, 16th November 1959, lot 102. Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1968-present, coll. no. Q.7.40.  Note: This... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2022

A rare archaistic parcel-gilt bronze tripod censer, Mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 14. A rare archaistic parcel-gilt bronze tripod censer, Mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795). Diameter 5¾ in., 14.6 cm. Lot sold: 163,800 USD (Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD). © Sothebys. the base cast with a six-character mark within a rectangular cartouche. Provenance: Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, coll. no. Q.11.27.  Note: This finely cast censer epitomizes the reverence for antiquity during the Qianlong period (1736-95).... [Lire la suite]
26 janvier 2022

A fine cinnabar lacquer 'Red cliff' box and cover, Mark and period of Qianlong

Lot 78. A fine cinnabar lacquer 'Red cliff' box and cover, Mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 18cm., 7 1/8 in. Sold 18,000 GBP (Estimate 6,000 - 8,000 GBP). © Sotheby's.  the circular cover finely and deeply carved with a key-fret medallion enclosing figures in a mountainous landscape scene, the straight sides of the box and cover carved with nine alternating floral medallions and pairs of bats reserved on a key-fret diaper ground, the interior and base lacquered black, the interior of the... [Lire la suite]
26 janvier 2022

A good imperial cinnabar lacquer 'dragon' box and cover, Mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 75. A good imperial cinnabar lacquer 'dragon' box and cover, Mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 18.5cm., 7 1/4 in. Sold 28,800 GBP (Estimate 20,000 - 30,000 GBP). © Sotheby's.  the straight-sided circular box and cover profusely carved with three scaly five-clawed dragons in mutual pursuit of a flaming pearl, all amidst tumultuous foaming waves, the interior and base lacquered black, the interior of the cover inscribed longwen baohe, the base carved and gilt with a... [Lire la suite]
14 décembre 2021

A Large Aubergine-Glazed Bowl, Mark And Period Of Qianlong

Lot 3567. A Large Aubergine-Glazed Bowl, Mark And Period Of Qianlong (1736-1795). H 33.5cm. Sold for HKD 216,000/USD 27,692 (Estimate HKD 150,000 - 250,000/USD 19,231 - 32,051). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited The bowl is potted with the deep rounded sides supported on a straight foot and rising to an elegantly everted rim. It is glazed overall in a rich translucent purplish-indigo stopping just above the foot, draining evenly from the rim and pooling to a deeper tone at the well.... [Lire la suite]

11 décembre 2021

A Lemon Yellow-Glazed Chrysanthemum Dish, Mark And Period Of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3560. A Lemon Yellow-Glazed Chrysanthemum Dish, Mark And Period Of Qianlong (1736-1795). D 17.9cm. Sold for HKD 1,200,000/USD 153,846 (Estimate HKD 450,000 - 650,000/USD 57,692 - 83,333). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited The dish is delicately potted and the shallow sides are crisply molded with forty-four fluted petals radiating from the slightly sunken well to form a foliate rim. It is lobed on the exterior, continuing to the footrim, and is applied overall in an even... [Lire la suite]
11 décembre 2021

A Rare Ruby-Red Glazed Chrysanthemum Dish, Mark And Period Of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3558. A Rare Ruby-Red Glazed Chrysanthemum Dish, Mark And Period Of Qianlong (1736-1795). D 17.9cm. Sold for HKD 1,380,000/USD 176,923 (Estimate HKD 1,000,000 - 1,800,000/USD 128,205 - 230,769). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited The dish is potted with the sides finely moulded with forty-four fluted petals radiating from a slightly recessed flat centre to form a foliate rim. It is supported on a straight foot of conforming shape and is covered overall in a rich... [Lire la suite]
14 novembre 2021

A green-enamelled 'dragon' jar, Mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

 Lot 325. A green-enamelled 'dragon' jar, Mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795). Height 20.5 cm, 8⅛ in. Lot sold: 85,680 GBP (Estimate: 40,000 - 0,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's the globular tapering body rising to a rounded shoulder set with a short straight neck, decorated in green enamel with a pair of ferocious dragons, each chasing a 'flaming pearl' amongst scrolling clouds, all beneath a frieze of bajixiang, the recessed base inscribed in underglaze-blue with the... [Lire la suite]
27 septembre 2021

An exceptional and rare pair of bronze 'dragon' tripod censers, Marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 59. An exceptional and rare pair of bronze 'dragon' tripod censers, Marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795). Width across handles 11¼ in., 28.5 cm. Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 USD. Lot sold: 327,600 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 each globular body resting on three cabriole legs issuing from ferocious beast masks and rising to a recessed neck and galleried rim, the shoulder set with a pair of pierced S-curve handles, the body crisply cast in high relief with two pairs of dragons... [Lire la suite]