17 septembre 2020

A rare blue-glazed meiping, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 118. A rare blue-glazed meiping, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722); Height 6¾ in., 17 cm. Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 USD. (C) 2020 Sotheby's the slender body sweeping to high rounded shoulders and a cylindrical neck with a subtly flared rim, the exterior glazed in a rich deep blue stopping neatly above the foot, the interior and lip glazed white, the countersunk base similarly glazed and with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle, wood stand (2). Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 31st... [Lire la suite]

22 juillet 2020

A rare spinach green jade ‘peach’ vase, meiping, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 2853. A rare spinach green jade ‘peach’ vase, meiping, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 10 in. (25.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 1,000,000 - HKD 2,000,000. Price realised HKD 1,250,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  The vase is superbly carved on the exterior with a broad band of peach fruits and leaves borne on gnarled branches on the body. The shoulder is carved with four of the Bajixiang ‘Eight Buddhist Emblems’ enclosed within ruyi heads, separated by plantain... [Lire la suite]
11 juillet 2020

An exceptional and large Longquan celadon vase, meiping, Early Ming dynasty

Lot 105. An exceptional and large Longquan celadon vase, meiping, Early Ming dynasty; 38.8 cm, 15 1/4  in. Estimate 4,000,000 — 6,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 7,375,000 HKD.  Courtesy Sotheby's. superbly potted with broad rounded shoulders elegantly rising at a flared angle from the slightly splayed base and sweeping to a tapered neck and a lipped mouth, the voluptuous body thickly applied overall with an unctuous sea-green glaze save for the unglazed footring burnt... [Lire la suite]
04 juillet 2020

A rare copper red glazed famille rose-decorated 'flower' vase, meiping, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 140. A rare copper red glazed famille rose-decorated 'flower' vase, meiping, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Hauteur: 24 cm. (9 ½ in.). Estimate EUR 30,000 - EUR 40,000. Price realised EUR 37,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. De forme élégamment courbée, sa panse est délicatement à décor d'une multitude de branchages fleuris comprenant des fleurs de lys, des chrysanthèmes et des pivoines, le tout sur un fond uni émaillé rouge de cuivre. Provenance: Previously from a European private... [Lire la suite]
20 juin 2020

A pair of blue and white vases, meiping, Ming Dynasty, 16th century

Lot 11. A pair of blue and white vases, meiping, Ming Dynasty, 16th century;  Hauteur 16,3 cm, height 6⅜ in. Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 EUR. Lot sold 13,750 EUR. Courtesy Sotheby's. chacun à la panse étroite s'élargissant vers un épaulement arrondi aux bords légèrement évasés, décorée sur le pourtour d'une frise de lotus feuillagés (2). Collection L.A. Basmadjieff (1911-2000) Provenance: Christie's London, 10th June 1996, lot 85.  Sotheby's. Arts d'Asie,... [Lire la suite]
14 juin 2020

Rare vase octogonal en porcelaine Qingbai, meiping, Dynastie Song du Sud-Dynastie Yuan (1127-1368)

  Lot 107. Rare vase octogonal en porcelaine Qingbai, meiping, Dynastie Song du Sud-Dynastie Yuan (1127-1368). Hauteur: 17 cm. (6 ¾ in.). Estimate EUR 5,500 - EUR 8,500 (USD 6,228 - USD 9,625). Price realised EUR 4,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Le vase à l'épaulement renflé est élégamment formé de huit facettes se terminant en un pied effilé sous un col cylindrique évasé. Chaque facette est ornée d'un décor moulé de grands panneaux abritant lotus et pivoines en alternance avec des... [Lire la suite]

14 mai 2020

Sotheby's launches innovative new sale format -- "In Confidence: Selected Masterpieces"

HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s announced the launch of In Confidence: Selected Masterpieces, an innovative hybrid sale format that combines the advantages of a private sale with those of an auction. Under this novel sale approach, bids are placed exclusively by submitting written absentee bids. Bidders will be notified if they have been outbid and will have a final chance to submit a best and final offer by the pre-set deadline, at which point the winning bidder will be established. All bidding information and results will remain... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2020

A flambé-glazed meiping, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 3622. A flambé-glazed meiping, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century; 23 cm., 9 in. Estimate 70,000 — 90,000 HKD . Lot sold 162,500 HKD. © Sotheby's. robustly potted, the round shouldered tapering baluster body rising from a slightly splayed foot to a narrow short waisted neck and a lipped mouthrim, applied overall save for the base with a glossy milky lavender-blue glaze cascading down resembling a waterfall, gathering in the unctuous pool of pale cobalt-blue glaze... [Lire la suite]
07 avril 2020

A pair of white-glazed baluster vases, meiping, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 57. A pair of white-glazed baluster vases, meiping, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 113⁄4 in. (29.7 cm.) long. Estimate: HKD 20,000 - HKD 30,000 (EUR 2,046 - EUR 3,069). Price Realised: HKD 52,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. Provenance: Collection of Warren E. CoxCollection of Ira and Nancy KogerAn English private collectionSold at Sotheby's London, 10 November 2017, lot 248. Christie’s. Pavilion Online: Chinese Art, 21 - 28 April
31 mars 2020

A Cizhou-type cut-glaze meiping, Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 2087. A Cizhou-type cut-glaze meiping, Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century; 11¾ in. (29.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price Realized USD 7,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The tapering ovoid bottle is carved through the dark khaki-brown glaze to the buff-colored ground before firing with a broad band of leafy scroll reserved on a striated ground between double-line borders, and with another single line above the foot. Provenance: Warren E. Cox, New York,... [Lire la suite]