17 avril 2020

A copper-red glazed dish, mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3611. A copper-red glazed dish, mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 18 cm., 7 1/8  in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD . Lot sold 62,500 HKD. © Sotheby's. finely potted with shallow rounded sides rising from a short slightly tapered foot to an everted rim, applied overall with an even copper-red glaze save for the rim and base, the countersunk base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark in three columns within a double circle. ... [Lire la suite]

14 avril 2020

A Rare Pair of Beijing Enamel Octafoil Boxes and Covers, Marks and Period of Qianlong

    Lot 3102. A Rare Pair of Beijing Enamel Octafoil Boxes and Covers, Marks and Period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 12.2 cm., 4 7/8  in. Estimate 3,000,000 — 5,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,640,000 HKD (342,677 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. each of oval section, the sides divided into eight lobes, delicately painted to the top of each lobe with a floral bloom picked out in various shades of yellow, blue, pink, green and white enamels, all encircling a... [Lire la suite]
03 avril 2020

A small yellow rock crystal box and cover, mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3292. A small yellow rock crystal box and cover, mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 4.8 cm., 1 7/8 in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Lot Sold 50,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the transparent golden stone carved in circular form, the flat top of the rounded cover shallowly incised with a shou medallion picked out in gilt, the base of similar shape, the slightly recessed base incised with a four-character reign mark picked out in gilt. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese... [Lire la suite]
03 avril 2020

A rare small Beijing enamel dish, mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3179. A rare small Beijing enamel dish, mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 152 cm., 59 3/4 in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,160,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of shallow foliate form with a slightly convex centre, exquisitely painted with a pair of mandarin ducks standing on the banks of a stream below a weeping willow tree and a pair of swallows flying above, set within a narrow yellow wan diaper border, the reverse with a green double-gourd... [Lire la suite]
01 avril 2020

A cinnabar-lacquer 'Nine dragon' box, mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3151. A cinnabar-lacquer 'Nine dragon' box, mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 28.2 cm., 11 cm. Estimate 700,000 — 900,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,340,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the top of the domed cover finely carved with an en face five-clawed dragon encircling a 'flaming pearl' reserved on a dense ground of swirling waves and flames, encircled around the sides with four dragons in profile all in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' against a continuous wave ground,... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2020

A finely incised-decorated 'anhua' stembowl, mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3035. A finely incised-decorated 'anhua' stembowl, mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 14.5 cm., 5 3/4 in. Estimate 250,000 — 350,000 HKD. Lot Sold 860,000. Photo Sotheby's with well-potted rounded sides everted at the rim, springing from a slightly flared tall pedestal foot, decorated on the interior in anhua technique with a six-character reign mark in the centre, enclosed by a continuous frieze of lotus scrolls, the exterior and pedestal foot with matching lotus... [Lire la suite]

08 octobre 2019

A highly important and superbly painted Beijing enamel falancai pouch-shaped glass vase, blue enamel mark and period of Qianlong

Lot 1. A highly important and superbly painted Beijing enamel falancai pouch-shaped glass vase, blue enamel mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 18.2 cm. Estimate upon request. Lot sold 207,086,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. masterfully conjured by the most dexterous craftsmen in the Imperial Workshops under the direct mandate from the Emperor, the immaculate glass charmingly modelled in the form of a ribbon-tied pouch, its ovoid body carved with vertical... [Lire la suite]
29 juillet 2019

An archaistic spinach-green jade bowl, fanggu, mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3623. An archaistic spinach-green jade bowl, fanggu, mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 23 cm., 9 in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000  HKD. Lot sold 625,000 HKD. © Sotheby's the body resting on a short foot, the exterior decorated in low relief with a pair of taotie masks, interrupted by a pair of loop taotie mask handles below the key-fret bordered rim, the remaining two sides with a larger pair of loop handles in the form of boldly worked... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2019

A rare cloisonné enamel and gilt-bronze archaistic 'taotie' vessel, zun, Mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3517. A rare cloisonné enamel and gilt-bronze archaistic 'taotie' vessel, zun, Mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 15.1 cm, 5 7/8  in. Estimate 1,800,000 — 2,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 4,495,000 HKD (579,001 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's.  cast with a compressed globular central section resting on a splayed foot and flaring at the trumpet mouth, the bulbous mid-section superbly enamelled with four golden-olive taotie masks highlighted with multi-coloured outlines... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2019

A rare cloisonné enamel 'Mythical Beast' rhyton, Mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3705. A rare cloisonné enamel 'Mythical Beast' rhyton, Mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 10 cm, 3  7/8  in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,187,500 HKD (152,962 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. superbly cast with a hollow body and an upturned bottom-end shaped in the form of a mythical beast's head defined with outlines of a prominent snout, further rendered with a pair of curved horns, the exterior of the vessel brightly decorated with multi-coloured enamels with floral... [Lire la suite]