15 mai 2020

Yixing stoneware from the Mr and Mrs Gerard Hawthorn collection sold at Bonhams, Hong Kong, 24 November 2013

Lot 201. An Yixing stoneware jar and a cover, Late Ming dynasty-early Qing dynasty; 10.5cm high. Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 12,000. Sold for HK$ 10,000 (€ 1,195). Photo courtesy Bonhams. Of waisted globular form, the slightly splayed foot resting on a raised foot, the stoneware of a rich mottled purplish-brown, the associated cover of elegant domed form, the base with a square prunus mark.  Note: A related Yixing stoneware jar dated to the Ming dynasty, excavated at Taizhou, Jiangsu in... [Lire la suite]

25 février 2020

A rare embellished bamboo veneer wall vase, 18th century

Lot 1444. A rare embellished bamboo veneer wall vase, 18th century; 8 in. (20.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD USD 12,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Of faceted baluster shape, the front and sides of the tapering body carved with pendent blades inlaid with turquoise-colored cicadas and reserved on a diaper ground above a band of key fret on the shallow wood foot, the rounded shoulder carved with a taotie band, and the waisted neck inlaid with... [Lire la suite]
11 novembre 2019

A Chinese imperial inscribed famille rose yangcai wall vase, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795)

  Lot 81. A Chinese imperial inscribed famille rose yangcai  wall vase, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795), 19cm high. Sold for £380,000. © Sworders Fine Art Auctioneers well modelled and flattened at the back, the pear-shaped form on a short splayed foot, flanked by a pair of ruyi handles to the waisted neck, the body inscribed with an imperial poem appraising incense in a circular cartouche with a yuti mark followed by two iron-red seal marks... [Lire la suite]
18 juillet 2019

A wucai wall vase, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620

Lot 327. A wucai wall vase, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620). Height 5 1/2  in., 13.9 cm. Estimate 3,000 - 5,000 USD. Lot sold 3,750 USD.© Sotheby's of globular form supported on a splayed foot with a flat back, painted in underglaze-blue, iron-red, green and yellow enamels with a pair of confronted cockerels amongst prunus and peony sprays issuing from pierced rockwork, with birds in flight above amongst stylized clouds, between ruyi-head bands around the neck and a foliate... [Lire la suite]
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08 mai 2019

A famille rose blue-ground sgraffiato imperially-inscribed wall vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period

Lot 319. A famille rose blue-ground sgraffiato imperially-inscribed wall vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 9 in. (23 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 60,000 - GBP 80,000 (USD 78,480 - USD 104,640). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The vase is decorated with two iron-red and gilt handles shaped as kui dragons. The body is moulded with a shaped panel enclosing an imperial poem eulogising the beauty of wall vases and signed Qianlong yuzhi (imperially made), all reserved on... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2019

An unusual lime-green ground blue-decorated 'Kui Dragon' glass-imitation wall vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

  Lot 3617. An unusual lime-green ground blue-decorated 'Kui Dragon' glass-imitation wall vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 27.5 cm, 10 3/4  in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD. Lot sold 750,000 HKD (96,608 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. modelled with a flat back in the form of a baluster body surmounted by a waisted neck, all atop a trompe l'oeil faux-bois tripod stand, the body superbly decorated in blue with a raised sinuous kui dragon... [Lire la suite]

27 décembre 2018

A ruby-ground famille-rose wall vase, Republic period (1911-1949)

Lot 1102. A ruby-ground famille-rose wall vase, Republic period (1911-1949). Height 7 1/8  in., 18cm. Estimate $2,000 - $3,000. Sold: $23,750. © Sotheby's modeled as a moon flask with mask handles, centered with a quatrefoil panel enclosing a poetic inscription followed by an apocryphal Qianlong yuti mark and iron-red seal, surrounded by floral scrolls and raised on a faux-bois stand, the interior and back enameled turquoise, the base with an apocryphal Qianlong mark.... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2018

Vase mural en émaux polychromes, Chine, Dynastie Qing, marque et époque Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 349. Vase mural en émaux polychromes, Chine, Dynastie Qing, marque et époque Qianlong (1736-1795); 18 cm; 7 in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 EUR. Lot sold 168,750 EUR. Photo: Sotheby's 2008.  de forme balustre, sur une base ajourée avec deux anses en formes de têtes d'éléphants, décoré d'un cartouche contenant un poème de l'empereur en caractères sigillaires signé avec deux cachets, le fond vert clair à décor stylisé de rinceaux de lotus roses et... [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]
17 septembre 2017

An inscribed imitation-bronze wall vase, Qing dynasty

Lot 254. An inscribed imitation-bronze wall vase, Qing dynasty. Height 9 3/8  in., 23.9 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 62,500 USD. © Sotheby's. the flat-back vase well potted with the rectangular body modeled with indented corners, rising from a short splayed foot to a waisted neck flanked by a pair of dragon handles below an everted rim, carved and gilded to the front and sides with archaistic angular kuilong, reserved on a... [Lire la suite]
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