02 avril 2019

Six Treasures from an Important Private Collection at Sotheby's Hong Kong 3 april 2019

Lot 102.  An extremely rare and important blue and white Middle-Eastern inspired stand, wudangzun, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1425); h. 17.2 cm, 6 3/4  in. Estimate: HK$20,000,000 — 30,000,000/ US$ 2,547,600 - 3,821,400. Lot Sold 23,575,000 HKD (3,036,696 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's.   inspired by a Middle Eastern metal prototype, well potted with a hollow, waisted cylindrical body centred by a raised horizontal rib, flaring gently towards... [Lire la suite]

02 mars 2019

A spinach-green jade circular table screen and a cloisonné enamel stand, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 821. A spinach-green jade circular table screen and a cloisonné enamel stand, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 10 ¼ in. diam., 16 ½ in. high including the cloisonné enamel stand. Estimate: US$100,000 - US$150,000. Price realised USD 519,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Each side well carved with a scene of a deer and a pavilion in a mountainous setting of rockface and trees, the stone of rich spinach-green color. Provenance: The Irving Collection, no. 331, prior... [Lire la suite]
06 juillet 2018

An aubergine-glazed stand, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 66. An aubergine-glazed stand, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 24.5cm., 9 5/8 in. Estimate 80,000-120,000 GBP. Lot sold 115,250 GBP. Photo Sotheby's of rectangular form with canted corners, the flat top supported on a similarly shaped apron and raised on four animal mask cabriole legs, covered overall with a rich dark aubergine glaze. Note: A closely related example is illustrated in Kangxi Porcelain Wares from the Shanghai Museum Collection, Shanghai, 1988,... [Lire la suite]
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22 mars 2017

A 'Ge'-type stand, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 645. A 'Ge'-type stand, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 15,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's of circular form with a slightly convex surface and raised foliate rim over three lobed feet, covered overall in a cream-colored glaze with a fine network of black and russet crackle, the underside with five spur marks. Diameter 5 1/2  in., 14 cm Provenance: Imperial Oriental Art, New York, 1995 (according to label). Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art New York, 15 Mar 2017
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24 septembre 2016

A magnificent and extremely rare pair of large famille-rose stands and trompe l'oeil persimmons and pomegranates, Qianlong perio

Lot 105. A magnificent and extremely rare pair of large famille-rose stands and trompe l'oeil persimmons and pomegranates, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate 7,000,000 — 9,000,000 HKD. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's  each stand of slender proportion, sturdily potted on a rounded stepped foot rising to a shapely statuesque profile, centred with a bulbous central section between elaborate contours flaring out and curving inward, all below a wide... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2016

A turquoise-glazed square vase and green and aubergine-glazed stand; the vase 18th century, the stand 18th-19th century

Lot 987. A turquoise-glazed square vase and green and aubergine-glazed stand; the vase 18th century, the stand 18th-19th century. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The vase is covered on the exterior with an iridescent, crackled turquoise glaze and set within European gilt-metal mounts. The waisted stand is supported on slightly incurved legs, and has an apron of interlocking lozenges. The vase and mounts 5 3/8 in. (14.3 cm.) high, the stand 6 ¼ in. (15.8 cm.) square. ... [Lire la suite]

23 novembre 2015

A rare coral-red-ground famille rose yenyen vase and stand, Circa 1720

A rare coral-red-ground famille rose yenyen vase and stand, Circa 1720. Estimate HK$240,000 - 340,000 (€29,000 - 41,000). Photo: Bonhams. The rich coral-red ground reserved with leaf-shaped and scroll-shaped cartouches on each side of the body, variously depicting sprays of vivid peonies and lilies enamelled in shades of pink, yellow, green and blue, with delicate branches of flowering prunus issuing from the leaf-shaped panel, the trumpet neck decorated with various scholar's objects including incense burners, flower... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2015

A finely carved Imperial zitan stand, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

A finely carved Imperial zitan stand, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD (56,972 - 79,760 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. The rectangular top framed on the sides with an upright fence carved with shou medallions reserved against a wan-diapered ground, resting on a waist pierced with elongated apertures, all above a base boldly carved in openwork with birds perched on thin twigs, the scenes detailed with pine blossoms, bamboo leaves and prunus... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2015

An amber carving and a stand; Stand, Qing dynasty, 18th century; Carving, Qing dynasty, 19th century

An amber carving and a stand; Stand, Qing dynasty, 18th century; Carving, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 10,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's the irregularly shaped boulder carved on one side with a figure seated beside a crane perched on a rock all under a pine tree, the reverse with two further figures standing under a pine tree, attached to a stand carved as swirling clouds above waves. Height 6 3/4  in., 17.1 cm Sotheby's. Important Chinese Works of... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2014

A ‘Longquan’ celadon stand, Ming dynasty, 15th century

A ‘Longquan’ celadon stand, Ming dynasty, 15th century. Photo Sotheby's. supported on ruyi-shaped feet joined by a circular stretcher, covered overall in a rich celadon glaze, later European metal mouth rim. Quantity: 2 - 24cm., 9 1/2in. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP THE JULIAN THOMPSON STUDY COLLECTION Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 14 May 2014 - www.sothebys.com