31 mai 2020

A bamboo root washer, Qing dynasty, 18th–19th century

Lot 5083. A bamboo root washer, Qing dynasty, 18th–19th century; 15 cm, 6  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Sold for 25,000 HKD (2,958 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the irregular heart-shaped vessel conforming with the natural form of the root, the exterior with clusters of dense textured burls and a knop on one side, the interior decorated in red, the tip of the underside inscribed with a two-character seal mark reading Yuan Mei, the exterior well patinated to a... [Lire la suite]

23 mars 2020

A peachbloom washer, Mark and period of Kangxi (1622-1722)

Lot 3021. A peachbloom washer, Mark and period of Kangxi (1622-1722); 11.5cm., 4 1/4 in. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 HKD. Lot Sold 400,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's of compressed circular form, supported on a shallow tapering foot, the incurved, rounded sides covered with a dusty purplish-pink glaze with areas of mushroom-green tones, leaving the interior and base glazed white, inscribed on the base with the six-character mark in underglaze-blue. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2020

A fine and rare doucai washer, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Lot 3585. A fine and  rare doucai washer, Yongzheng period (1723-1735); 2 3/4 in. (6.9 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000. Price Realized HKD 560,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Finely potted in imitation of its Ming prototype with gentle rounded sides rising from a recessed base, painted in underglaze-blue and enamelled on the exterior with lotus sprays, each supporting a bowl containing an auspicious emblem, all between blue line borders, the countersunk base with an apocryphal... [Lire la suite]
10 décembre 2019

A green Langyao-type washer, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 44. A green Langyao-type washer, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 4½ in. (11.5 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000. Price realised GBP 8,365. © Christie's Images Ltd 2004 The compressed globular washer covered on the exterior with a brilliant crackled apple-green glaze stopping neatly around the foot, the interior and base with a pale celadon glaze.  Provenance: E. T. Hall Collection, no. 351. Christie's. Chinese Monochrome Porcelain from the Collection of the... [Lire la suite]
28 octobre 2019

A Longquan celadon washer, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

  Lot 15. A Longquan celadon washer, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 5 ¾ in. (14.5 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 40,000 - GBP 60,000 (USD 51,400 - USD 77,100). Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The washer is finely potted with an angular profile rising from the short foot to a slightly everted rim, and is covered overall with an attractive glaze of even sea-green tone with the exception of the foot ring. Provenance: Private Japanese Collection. Note: The glaze of this washer is silken to the... [Lire la suite]
08 octobre 2019

A peachbloom-glazed washer, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 108. A peachbloom-glazed washer, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 11.8 cm, 4 5/8  in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD (6,367 — 8,913 USD). Lot sold 525,000 HKD (66,848 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. with low rounded sides incurved at the mouth and supported on a low tapering foot, the exterior covered with an attractive mottled peachbloom glaze, the interior and base left white, the latter inscribed with a six-character reign mark in underglaze... [Lire la suite]

11 juillet 2019

A 'sancai'-glazed pottery inkstone and washer, Liao dynasty (907-1125)

Lot 100. A 'sancai'-glazed pottery inkstone and washer, Liao dynasty (907-1125). Length of inkstone 7 in., 17.8 cm; Length of washer 5 1/2  in., 14 cm. Estimate 9,000 — 12,000 USD.  Lot sold 27,500  USD. ©  Sotheby's the inkstone of rectangular form, the long sides with striding dragons, the back with an open window flanked by trellis and the front molded as the face of an open-mouthed demon, the top with an unglazed grinding area declining to a shallow... [Lire la suite]
05 juin 2019

A Longquan celadon washer, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368) and a Longquan celadon 'Fish' dish, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 320. A Longquan celadon washer, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368) and a Longquan celadon 'Fish' dish, Song dynasty (960-1279); 11.4 and 12.9 cm, 4 1/2  and 5 1/8  in. Estimate 30,000 - 40,000 HKD. Lot sold 47,500  HKD. © Sotheby's. the washer with everted sides moulded in the form of cane segments; the dish with addorsed carps. Property from the Xinyangtang Collection. Provenance: Tai Sing Fine Antiques Ltd, Hong Kong, 7th May 2002 (dish) and 5th June... [Lire la suite]
05 mars 2019

A superb 'Kinuta' Longquan celadon washer, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 1742. A superb 'Kinuta' Longquan celadon washer, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 400,000 - USD 600,000. Price realised USD 495,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The washer is finely potted with an angular profile rising from the short foot to a slightly everted rim, and is covered overall with an unctuous glaze of even bluish-green tone with the exception of the foot ring that is fired orange. Note: The ethereal sky-blue color and... [Lire la suite]
27 janvier 2019

A rare spinach jade washer, Carved mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 2723. A rare spinach jade washer, Carved mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); width across handles 24.5 cm., 9 3/4 in. Estimate 1,800,000 — 2,200,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,180,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010. the short rounded sides finely carved in low-relief with a band of two pairs of addorsed archaistic kui dragons, flanked by a pair of dragonfly-form handles with their outspread wings resting on the mouthrim and their bodies suspending loose ring handles, all above... [Lire la suite]