30 juin 2018

A fine and magnificent blue and white vase, tianqiuping, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 1919. A fine and magnificent blue and white vase, tianqiuping, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 54.6 cm., 21 1/2 in. Estimate 20,000,000 — 25,000,000 HKD (1,928,116 — 2,410,145 EUR. Lot Sold: 30,900,000 HKD (2,978,939 EUR). Photo Sotheby's the globular body exquisitely painted with a wide composite floral scroll with large and small blooms amidst curled leaves, including lotus, peony, hibiscus, and chrysanthemum flowers between a band of upright lappets... [Lire la suite]

30 mai 2018

An extremely rare doucai and famille rose ‘anbaxian’ vase, tianqiuping. Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period

              Lot 8888. A fine magnificent and extremely rare doucai and famille rose ‘anbaxian’ vase, tianqiuping, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795);  21 1/4 in. (53.9 cm.) high. Estimate: HK$70,000,000–90,000,000. Price realised HK$ 130,600,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The magnificent vase is superbly potted with a globular body surmounted by a columnar neck,... [Lire la suite]
24 avril 2018

A magnificent blue and white 'dragon' vase, tianqiuping, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Lot 71. A magnificent blue and white 'dragon' vase, tianqiuping, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735); 49.8cm., 19 5/8 in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 GBP. Lot sold 241,250 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2011. the well-potted globular body rising to a tall cylindrical neck, painted in vivid cobalt-blue tones with a pair of sinuous dragons amidst leafy lotus blossoms, each dragon depicted with bulging eyes, pointed horns and scaly body, its mouth wide opened showing ferocious fangs, the slightly... [Lire la suite]
01 avril 2018

A fine and magnificent lemon-yellow and underglaze-blue ‘Dragon’ vase, tianqiuping, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3620. A fine and magnificent lemon-yellow and underglaze-blue ‘Dragon’ vase, tianqiuping, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 60.8 cm, 23 7/8  in. Estimate 30,000,000 — 40,000,000 (3,092,449 - 4,123,266 EUR). Lot Sold 70,586,500 HKD (7,303,890 EUR) (8,993,426 USD).. © Sotheby's 2018 robustly potted with a globular body rising to a cylindrical neck, the body superbly painted in rich cobalt-blue tones simulating the 'heaped and piled' effect,... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2018

Sotheby’s Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Spring Sales 2018 To Take Place on 3 April

The Finest Ever Example of its Type to Come to Market Unseen on the Market for over 30 Years Made by Imperial Order for the Kangxi Emperor. H.M. Knight Pink-Ground Falangcai Bowl. Possible Record Breaker for Chinese Ceramics Expected to fetch in excess of HK$200 million / US$25.6 million. Price Achieved: HK$238,807,500 / US$30,426,464. Photo: Sotheby's. HONG-KONG. Sotheby’s Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Spring Sale Series 2018 will take place on 3 April at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The series... [Lire la suite]
25 octobre 2017

A 'robin's egg'-glazed vase (Tianqiuping), Qing Dynasty, Qianlong-Jiaqing period

Lot 132. A 'robin's egg'-glazed vase (Tianqiuping), Qing Dynasty, Qianlong-Jiaqing period. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 16,800 USD. Photo: Sothebys. of classic tianqiuping form, the globular body rising to slanted shoulders surmounted by a tall slightly waisted columnar neck, the body and counter-sunk base covered in an even glaze of feathered milky turquoise-blue and lavender running to a slightly lighter color at the rounded mid-body; 12 5/8 in., 32 cm Provenance: Sotheby's... [Lire la suite]

15 juillet 2017

A rare 'famille-rose' 'sanduo' vase, tianqiuping, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 512. A rare 'famille-rose' 'sanduo' vase, tianqiuping, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795), 51.5 cm., 20 1/4 in. Estimate 3,000,000 - 4,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 5,472,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's well potted with generous globular body rising to a slightly flared cylindrical neck, painted around the sides with luxurious fruiting branches of peach, pomegranate and finger-citron, constituting the 'sanduo', the 'Three Abundances', the fruit delicately shaded in tones of pink,... [Lire la suite]
19 avril 2017

A large underglaze-blue and copper-red decorated ‘lions’ vase, tianqiuping, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 134. A large underglaze-blue and copper-red decorated ‘lions’ vase, tianqiuping, Qing dynasty, 18th century, 22 3/4 in. (56.8 cm.) high, box. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 350,000 (USD 19,390 - USD 45,243). Price realised HKD 325,000 (USD 42,007). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The vase is decorated in underglaze blue and copper red to depict lions playing with brocade balls, including two around the neck and six around the globular body. The base is unglazed.  Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese... [Lire la suite]
23 janvier 2017

Marc Michot. Stand 118b. Brafa Art Fair, 21-29 janvier 2017

Large plate, Wanli, Ming period, 1563-1620. Ø 51 cm. Courtesy Marc Michot Chinese porcelain painted in very bright underglaze-blue. The scene in the centre illustrates the 'chilong' (qilin ), a mythological hornless dragon, sitting on a rock under a pine near a river. On the large rim are eight cartouches figuring peonies and precious symbols  Known as 'kraak-porcelain', a type of Chinese export porcelain produced from the Wanli reign (1573) to the Chongzhen reign (1644), probably named after the... [Lire la suite]
31 août 2016

A large blue and white 'dragon' vase (tianqiuping), Qing dynasty, Guangxu period (1875-1908)

Lot 925. A large blue and white 'dragon' vase (tianqiuping), Qing dynasty, Guangxu period (1875-1908). Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. with nine four-clawed dragons painted in underglaze blue, some emerging and leaping from a band of roiling, foaming waves encircling the base, others striding above, all amid fiery clouds and a central 'flaming pearl', the base with an apocryphal Qianlong seal mark, Japanese wood box (3). Height 20 1/2 in., 52.1 cm Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's:... [Lire la suite]
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