08 août 2018

A rare famille-rose and faux-bois rectangular brushpot, Seal Mark and Period of Qianlong

Lot 3645. A rare famille-rose and faux-bois rectangular brushpot, Seal Mark and Period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 8.3 cm., 3 1/4  in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot sold  1,360,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby’s of well potted square section, each side decorated with a lobed rectangular panel finely enamelled with branches of prunus, orchid, chrysanthemum or bamboo, referred to as Si junzi (‘Four Gentlemen’), framed by a border of flowers and foliage on a pale yellow feathery... [Lire la suite]

11 novembre 2017

Sotheby's Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Sales to take place on 30 November and 1 December

A Fine Blue and White ‘Peach’ Moonflask, Seal mark and period of Qianlong. 24.3 cm Estimate: HK$1,800,000 - 2,500,000/US$230,000 - 320,000. Provenance: Collection of T.Y. Chao (1912-1999), and thence by descent in the family. Courtesy Sotheby's HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s will stage two mid-season sales of Chinese works of art at its Hong Kong Gallery: An Asian Collection of Jade Carvings (30 November) and Chinese Art including Selected Works of Art from the T.Y. Chao Family Collection (30 November – 1... [Lire la suite]
08 octobre 2017

A rare turquoise-ground white-enamelled wall vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong

Lot 3716. A rare turquoise-ground white-enamelled wall vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795), 20.6 cm, 8 1/8  in. Estimate 450,000 — 550,000 HKD. Lot sold 562,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the flattened pear-shaped body rising from a short foot to a waisted cylindrical neck flaring at the rim, flanked by a pair of iron-red and gilt phoenix handles in openwork, the front painted in a white slip with a pair of addorsed kui dragons clambering amongst scrolling lotuses,... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2017

A fine and large blue and white 'Lotus scroll' moonflask, Seal mark and period of Qianlong

Lot 3610. A fine and large blue and white 'Lotus scroll' moonflask, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795), 44.5 cm, 17 1/2  in. Estimate 20,000,000 — 30,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 24,100,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. well modelled with a flattened globular body tapering to an oval foot, surmounted by a tall waisted neck flanked by a pair of archaistic dragon handles, boldly painted in vivid tones of cobalt blue with simulated 'heaping and piling', depicting large stylised lotuses and... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2017

An extremely rare imperial carved and inscribed boxwood 'Manjushri and Lion' group, Seal mark and period of Qianlong, 1761

Lot 3002. An extremely rare imperial carved and inscribed boxwood 'Manjushri and Lion' group, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (dated in accordance with 1761), h. 10 cm, 3 7/8  in. Estimate 8,000,000 — 10,000,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. exquisitely carved to depict Manjushri seated in rajalilasana atop a lotus-form saddle on the fringed caparison of a lion, the tonsured bodhisattva portrayed with a serene expression and dressed in loose robes and holding a string of prayer... [Lire la suite]
11 octobre 2016

A fine guan-type bottle vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3655. A fine guan-type bottle vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795). Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Unsold. Photo Sotheby's. sturdily potted with a compressed globular body tapering to a tall tubular neck, all supported on a short splayed foot, covered overall save for the unglazed footring with an even pale greyish-celadon glaze densely suffused with a network of crackles simulating 'iron wire' and 'gold thread' of Song dynasty Guan ware, the base inscribed with an... [Lire la suite]

11 octobre 2016

A 'bronze-imitation' tea-dust glazed and gilt-splashed 'chilong' bottle vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3649. A 'bronze-imitation' tea-dust glazed and gilt-splashed 'chilong' bottle vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795). Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Unsold. Photo Sotheby's. of elegant pear shape, the compressed globular body rising from a short splayed foot to a tall cylindrical neck, covered overall in a gilt-speckled olive-green glaze, applied with a gilt-decorated archaisticchilong clambering around the tapering shoulder, the mythical beast finely detailed with a... [Lire la suite]
11 octobre 2016

A fine ru-type octagonal vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3650. A fine ru-type octagonal vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795). Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Unsold. Photo Sotheby's. well proportioned and potted of facetted octagonal form, the tapered body gently sweeping up to a wide shoulder and surmounted by a waisted neck and flared rim, all supported on a short splayed foot of corresponding form, evenly covered overall save for the footring with a lustrous and luminous pale greyish-blue glaze densely suffused with fine... [Lire la suite]
11 octobre 2016

A fine ru-type octagonal vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3658. A fine ru-type octagonal vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795). Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Unsold. Photo Sotheby's. the gently tapered facetted octagonal body rising from a short splayed foot to a broad shoulder surmounted by a waisted neck, evenly covered overall save for the footring with a translucent pale greyish-blue glaze densely suffused with golden crackles, the base inscribed with an underglaze-blue six-character seal mark; 33.4 cm, 13 1/8  in. ... [Lire la suite]
11 octobre 2016

A rare ru-type washer, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3659. A rare ru-type washer, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795). Estimate 100,000 — 120,000 HKD. Lot sold 437,500 HK. Photo Sotheby's. the compressed body rising from a tapered foot to a short mouthrim with a small 'U'-shaped dent, applied overall save for the unglazed footring with a creamy light greyish-blue glaze thinning to the mouthrim, the base with an underglaze-blue six-character seal mark; 11.3 cm, 4 3/8  in..   Sotheby's,... [Lire la suite]