16 décembre 2022

A blue and white 'dragon' vase, meiping, 18th century

Lot 128. A blue and white 'dragon' vase, meiping, 18th century; 30cm (11 3/4in) high. (2). Sold for HKD 242,250 (Est: HKD 250,000 - HKD 500,000). © Bonhams 2001-2022 Elegantly potted with curved sides gently rising to generous rounded shoulders surmounted by a short waisted neck, slightly indented, and a lipped rim, boldly painted around the body in vibrant cobalt-blue with a four-clawed dragon chasing a flaming pearl amidst scrolling ruyi head clouds and flames over crashing... [Lire la suite]
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14 décembre 2022

A Jizhou 'tortoise-shell'-glazed vase, meiping, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 112. A Jizhou 'tortoise-shell'-glazed vase, meiping, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279); 21cm (8 1/4in) high. (2). Sold for HKD 885,000 (Est: HKD 900,000 - HKD 1,200,000). © Bonhams 2001-2022 The slender ovoid body rising from a recessed base with a slanting footring, surmounted by a short neck and everted lipped rim, applied to the exterior and base with a chocolate-brown glaze suffused with buff and sandy-brown splashes in imitation of tortoiseshell, the interior and footring left... [Lire la suite]
30 novembre 2022

A fine blue and white, copper-red and celadon-glazed vase, meiping

Lot 36. A fine blue and white, copper-red and celadon-glazed vase, meiping, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 18.4cm (7 1/4in) high. Sold for £48,180 (Est: £20,000 - £30,000). © Bonhams 2001-2022 Of elegant baluster form rising from a broad shallow foot, waisted sides and a high rounded shoulder to a narrow mouth with an everted lip, decorated around the exterior in underglaze blue and red, and celadon, with two scholars on a rocky ledge beside a lake with a man in a fishing boat, three birds fly high above them, a... [Lire la suite]
25 novembre 2022

A fine and exceptional blue and white moonflask, Ming dynasty, Yongle period

Lot 3509. A fine and exceptional blue and white moonflask, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424); 29.3 cm. Lot sold: 12,475,000 HKD (Estimate: 14,000,000 - 18,000,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 modelled after a Middle Eastern metal prototype, elegantly potted with a flattened spherical body with two domed sections, each side centred with a yin-yang medallion radiating an eight-pointed starburst, the foliate points interspersed between palmette or ornaments, all within a formal... [Lire la suite]
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]