17 juin 2018

A fine and very rare early Ming tianbai-glazed stembowl, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 3822. A fine and very rare early Ming tianbai-glazed stembowl, Yongle period (1403-1424); 6 in. (15.2 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 700,000 - HKD 900,000. Price Realized HKD 860,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 The bowl is finely potted with deep rounded sides flaring at the rim and supported on a slightly splayed hollow stem base, covered overall with an even milky-white transparent glaze, box. Provenance: Christie's Hong Kong, 27 October 2003, lot 607. Note: The soft, unctuous,... [Lire la suite]

18 mai 2018

A red-glazed stembowl, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 240. A red-glazed stembowl, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1736-1795); 18cm (7 1/8in) diam. Estimate £6,000 - 8,000. Sold for £ 16,250 (€ 18,608) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2018 With deep rounded sides supported on a hollow flared foot encircled by a raised rib, covered overall with a glaze of crimson-red colour.  Provenance: Sotheby's, London, 27 February 1994, lot 404. Note: A similar red-glazed stembowl, Yongzheng mark and of the period, is illustrated in Treasures in... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2018

A fine and rare early Ming anhua decorated tianbai stembowl, Yongle four-character sealmark and of the period (1403-1425) 

Lot 2922. A fine and rare early Ming anhua decorated tianbai stembowl, Yongle four-character sealmark and of the period (1403-1425); 6 in. (15.1 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 3,000,000 - HKD 5,000,000. Price realised HKD 4,220,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Thinly potted with deep rounded sides rising to a flared rim, supported on a tall slightly spreading hollow foot, covered overall with a creamy-whitetianbai glaze and finely decorated in anhua on the interior with the Eight... [Lire la suite]
14 janvier 2018

A blue-glazed stembowl, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3062. A blue-glazed stembowl, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 17.8 cm., 7 in. Estimate 80,000 — 100,000 HKD. Lot sold 350,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2013 the wide flared bowl resting on a splayed stem encircled by a single raised fillet, covered on the exterior with a deep cobalt-blue glaze stopping neatly under the white rim and just above the foot, the interior of the bowl and of the stem left white, the latter inscribed in underglaze blue with a... [Lire la suite]
10 décembre 2017

A fine and extremely rare early Ming pale celadon-glazed stembowl, Ming dynasty, early 15th century 

Lot 2802. A fine and extremely rare early Ming pale celadon-glazed stembowl, Ming dynasty, early 15th century; 6 in. (15.1 cm.) wide, box. Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - HKD 2,000,000. Price realised HKD 4,340,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010 The bowl potted with steeply rounded flared sides supported on a slightly splayed stem foot, covered overall with a rich sea-green glaze thinning to a pale tone on the rim and pooling on the exterior just below the rim, and above the foot rim. ... [Lire la suite]
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29 juillet 2017

A carved cinnabar lacquer stembowl, Ming dynasty, Yongle-Xuande period

Lot 36. A carved cinnabar lacquer stembowl, Ming dynasty, Yongle-Xuande period, 16 cm., 6 1/4  in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot sold 937,500 HKD. Photo Sotheby's the bowl with deep rounded sides rising to a flared rim, all supported on a splayed stem with a sealed flat base, deftly and deeply carved through thick layers of rich red lacquer to the ochre ground below with four large lotus blooms wreathed in dense curling foliage, between a border of ‘classic’ scroll collaring the rim and a... [Lire la suite]

12 décembre 2016

A very rare Ming blue and white stembowl, Wanli six-character mark in a line and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 2923. A very rare Ming blue and white stembowl, Wanli six-character mark in a line and of the period (1573-1619); 6 in. (15.3 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 1,000,000 - HKD 1,500,000. Price realised HKD 1,820,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The bowl with an everted rim, painted on the exterior and interior well with peony scrolls, the interior with a central medallion of three lotuses, raised on a slightly flared columnar support decorated with a continuous band of lotus scrolls,... [Lire la suite]
12 décembre 2016

A fine and extremely rare Ming blue and white stembowl, Chenghua period (1465-1487)

Lot 2978. A fine and extremely rare Ming blue and white stembowl, Chenghua period (1465-1487). Estimate HKD 4,000,000 - HKD 6,000,000 (USD 520,000 - USD 770,000). Price Realised HKD 3,860,000 (USD 497,847). © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. With thinly potted rounded sides rising to a flaring mouth rim, resting on an elegantly splayed stem foot decorated with eight simple florettes within double-line borders, the exterior of the bowl finely painted in bright tones to depict an Indian lotus... [Lire la suite]
12 décembre 2016

A fine and rare early Ming anhua decorated tianbai stembowl, Yongle four-character sealmark and of the period (1403-1425) 

Lot 2922. A fine and rare early Ming anhua decorated tianbai stembowl, Yongle four-character sealmark and of the period (1403-1425). Estimate HKD 3,000,000 - HKD 5,000,000 (USD 390,000 - USD 650,000). Price Realised HKD 4,220,000 (USD 544,279). © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. Thinly potted with deep rounded sides rising to a flared rim, supported on a tall slightly spreading hollow foot, covered overall with a creamy-white tianbai glaze and finely decorated in anhua on... [Lire la suite]
12 juin 2016

A very rare blue and white stembowl with formal motifs, Mark and period of Zhengde (1506-1521)

Lot 811. A very rare blue and white stembowl with formal motifs, Mark and period of Zhengde (1506-1521). Estimate 250,000 — 350,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,225,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. thinly potted, the rounded sides rising to a flared rim, supported on a tubular stem widening towards the base, delicately painted around the exterior in soft shades of cobalt blue under a smoky glaze with a formal arabesque scrollwork incorporating pomegranate-like shoots, repeated... [Lire la suite]