27 septembre 2022

Sotheby’s Hong Kong Presents the Most Significant Chinese Works of Art Sale Series to Take Place in the Last Decade

(Left to Right). The Private Collection of Joseph Lau. A Fine Blue and White 'Lotus Scroll' Vase, Meiping, Ming Dynasty, Yongle Period. Est: HK$ 25 – 35 million / US$ 3.2 – 4.5 million. © Sotheby's 2022The Dr Wou Kiuan Collection. A Magnificent Ruby-Ground Yangcai 'Trigrams' Reticulated Vase, Seal Mark and Period of Qianlong. Est: HK$ 60 – 120 million / US$ 7.6 – 15.3 million. © Sotheby's 2022The Personal Collection of the late Sir Joseph Hotung. A Unique and Highly Important Moulded Blue and White Barbed 'Fish'... [Lire la suite]

02 septembre 2022

A Goryeo celadon 'dragon' vase, meiping, 12th century

Lot 3417. A Goryeo celadon 'dragon' vase, meiping, 12th century. H 37.4cm. Sold for HKD 2,160,000 (Estimate HKD 1,800,000 - 2,500,000). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited 2022 The vase has a slightly dished mouth with a thin rim, a short neck and broad shoulders, tapering below the shoulders to a slightly flared shin, and a flat footrim, the body covered with a thin layer of blue glaze, with the porcelain flesh faintly visible. The form is similar to that of a contemporaneous Song... [Lire la suite]
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17 juillet 2022

An incised 'pheasant' vase and cover, meiping, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 3304. An incised 'pheasant' vase and cover, meiping, Song dynasty (960-1279). H 20.8cm 272g. Sold for HKD 324,000 (Estimate 50,000 - 80,000). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited 2022. Provenance: An American private collection. Literature : Michael C. Teller IV, Royal Chinese Treasures: Tang and Song Dynasties, Willamsburg, Virginia, 1991, p. 32-33, pl.16. Note: The vase is well cast with a long slender body rising from the countersunk base to rounded shoulders, surmounted by a... [Lire la suite]
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29 juin 2022

Poly Auction Hong Kong announces highlights included in the 10th Anniversary Auctions

HONG KONG.- To celebrate Poly Auction Hong Kong’s 10th Anniversary, delicate works of Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, as well as Fine Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy with outstanding provenance and exceptional rarity, will be offered for sale at the upcoming 10th Anniversary Auctions. The masterpieces were acquired by Poly Auction Hong Kong’s specialists after discerning selection. This series of exquisite treasures are perfect examples of distinguished Chinese artistry which passed down from generations and of... [Lire la suite]
27 juin 2022

The Richard Kan vase enters the Guimet Museum's collection

The Richard Kan vase. A blue and white meiping, Yuan dynasty. © RMN-Grand Palais (MNAAG, Paris) / Thierry Ollivier. PARIS.- This piece, long held in the collections of a great French family, has been given, through a single donation, to the Guimet National Museum of Asian Arts (MNAAG: Musée national des arts asiatiques – Guimet) by the Hong Kong philanthropist and major collector of fine objects of art Richard Kan, thanks to the policy support from the Society of Friends of the Guimet Museum (Société des Amis... [Lire la suite]
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12 mai 2022

An aubergine-glazed meiping, Seal mark and period of Qianlong

Lot 4. An aubergine-glazed meiping, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795). Height 22.6 cm, 8⅞ in. Lot sold 27,720 GBP (Estimate : 20,000 - 30,000 GBP). © Sotheby's 2022 the base with an incisied six-character seal mark. Note: Compare a closely related example in the Wang Xing Lou collection, illustrated in the Imperial Perfection. The Palace Porcelain of Three Chinese Emperors. Kangxi-Yongzheng-Qianlong, Hong Kong, 2004, pl. 94.; and another, sold in our New York rooms, 15th... [Lire la suite]

03 mai 2022

A superbly potted celadon-glazed vase, meiping, Mark and period of Yongzheng

Lot 3505. A superbly potted celadon-glazed vase, meiping, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 23.8 cm. Lot sold  3,024,000 HKD (Estimate : 2,500,000 - 3,500,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 Provenance: Collection of Sven Olof Sandberg, acquired in London in the 1960s, and thence by descent. Note: This sophisticated jar is remarkable for its luminous celadon glaze and graceful form of meiping. The range of monochrome glazes was greatly expanded during the Yongzheng reign (1723-35)... [Lire la suite]
13 avril 2022

A 'Cizhou' turquoise-glazed meiping, Yuan-Ming dynasty

Lot 558. A 'Cizhou' turquoise-glazed meiping, Yuan-Ming dynasty; Height 10 in., 25.4 cm. Lot sold: 8,190 USD (Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 USD). © Sotheby's 2022 Sotheby's. China / 5000 Years, New York, 29 March 2022
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12 avril 2022

A blue and white 'dragon' vase (Meiping), Ming dynasty, Wanli period

Lot 517. A blue and white 'dragon' vase (Meiping), Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620); Height 12¼ in., 31.1 cm. Lot sold: 22,680 USD (Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD). © Sotheby's 2022 Property from an Asian Private Collection. Provenance: European Private Collection, acquired circa 1988. Collection of J. Abraham Cohen. Bonhams London, 14th May 2009, lot 58. Sotheby's. China / 5000 Years, New York, 29 March 2022
02 mars 2022

A rare Qingbai tixi-style carved meiping, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 1033. A rare Qingbai tixi-style carved meiping, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 10 1⁄2 in. (26.5 cm.) high, Japanese wood box. Estimate USD 100,000 – USD 150,000. Price realised USD 214,200. © Christie's 2022 The tall, high-shouldered, tapering body is carved with a broad band of scrolling tendrils between double line borders, all under a crackled glaze of pale aquamarine tone that continues over the short neck and molded rim and ends just above the foot to expose the fine ware. ... [Lire la suite]