30 novembre 2021

Chinese porcelain from the Ezekiel Collection sold at Sotheby's, 3 november 2021

Lot 17. A small famille rose waterpot, Qing dynasty, 19th century; Width 7.8 cm, 3⅛ in. Lot sold: 630 GBP (Estimate: 200 -300 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's painted to the exterior with a peacock standing on blossoming peony branches. Property from the Ezekiel Collection. Provenance: Collection of Marcus Ezekiel (1854-1927). Lot 20. A small famille rose waterpot, Qing dynasty, 19th century; Height 5.8 cm, 2¼ in. Lot sold:... [Lire la suite]

15 juin 2021

A celadon crackle-glazed waterpot and a cinnabar guri lacquer tray, Ming dynasty

Lot 512. A celadon crackle-glazed waterpot and a cinnabar guri lacquer tray, Ming dynasty; Japanese wood boxes, 7.7 and 16 cm. Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 HKD. Lot sold: 252,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's Provenance: A Japanese private collection. Literature: waterpot: Nihon Bijutsu Kougei [Japanese Arts and Crafts], December 1950. Exhibited: waterpot: Nihon Touji Kyoukai Shadan Houjin Kinen Chugoku Seiji Ten [Chinese Celadon Exhibition, The Japanese Ceramic... [Lire la suite]
01 décembre 2020

The Claire and Francis Heritage Lane collection sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong

The collector, a learned reader of historical literature from a young age, is interested in all aspects relating to early ceramics, ranging from the manufacture to the aesthetics. Comprising mainly early Chinese ceramics and artefacts from the Silk Road which serve as tangible historical testaments, the collection has been formed over the last two decades with acquisitions made globally, many of which were further researched upon and included in exhibitions thereafter. Between 2013 and 2016, over 200 pieces of early ceramics from the... [Lire la suite]
31 mai 2020

A bamboo-root waterpot, Qing dynasty

Lot 5113. A bamboo-root waterpot, Qing dynasty; 7.9 cm, 3 1/8  in. Estimate 30,000 - 50,000 HKD. Sold for 37,500 HKD (4,437 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. of compressed globular form, naturalistically carved from a bamboo-root section with horizontal grooves and a circular mouth, left undecorated in appreciation of the stippled grain, the patina of a warm honey-brown tone.   Sotheby's. EYE/EAST, Hong Kong, 22 May 2020
11 avril 2020

An imperial Beijing enamelled waterpot, Kangxi yuzhi mark within double-squares and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 4019. An imperial Beijing enamelled waterpot, Kangxi yuzhi mark within double-squares and of the period (1662-1722); 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm.) diam. Estimate 1,000,000 - HKD 1,500,000. Price realised HKD 1,940,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012.   Of compressed globular form, the waterpot is brightly enamelled with four peony blossoms in tones of yellow, pink, green and aubergine, borne on leafy undulating stems bearing flower buds, against a white ground. It tapers to a flat base... [Lire la suite]
05 mars 2020

A very rare small celadon-glazed waterpot, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 2022. A very rare small celadon-glazed waterpot, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 80,000. Price realised HKD 40,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010 Of globular form with a short foot and slightly everted mouth rim, incised with two sinuous chilong amongst lingzhi and scrolling foliage, covered overall in an even pale celadon glaze, the base with a spurious six-character Xuande mark in underglaze-blue. Note: A... [Lire la suite]

05 mars 2020

A clair-de-lune glazed waterpot, Yongzheng six-character sealmark and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 2021. A clair-de-lune glazed waterpot, Yongzheng six-character sealmark and of the period (1723-1735); 2 7/8 in. (7.1 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 120,000 - HKD 180,000. Price realised HKD 125,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010 Finely potted with gently rounded sides rising to an indented biscuit shoulder below a flattened mouth rim, covered overall with an even pale blue glaze, gilt-metal fitting. Provenance: Ralph M. Chait, circa 1950. Christie's. The Imperial Sale... [Lire la suite]
24 décembre 2019

A peachbloom-glazed waterpot, taibai zun, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 3301. A peachbloom-glazed waterpot, taibai zun, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722); 5 in. (12.6 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 1,200,000 - HKD 1,800,000. Price Realized HKD 1,720,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014.  The 'beehive'-shaped vessel is well potted with a short waisted neck and a flat countersunk base. The exterior is lightly incised with three dragon roundels, and glazed in rich raspberry tones thinning to... [Lire la suite]
05 décembre 2019

A small Qingbai waterpot, Northern Song dynasty (960-1126)

Lot 400. A small Qingbai waterpot, Northern Song dynasty (960-1126); 6 cm, 2 3/8  in. Estimate HKD 30,000 — 40,000. Lot Sold 40,000 HKD. © Sotheby's. with rounded sides resting on a short foot, covered with a translucent pale blue glaze. Provenance: Guhuajian, Hong Kong, 31st October 1994. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, including Snuff Bottles and Jades from an Old Hong Kong Family Collection, Hong Kong, 28 november 2019
07 novembre 2019

A rare copper-red glazed waterpot, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 31. A rare copper-red glazed waterpot, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Diameter of the largest 7.5 cm, 2⅞ in. Estimate: 25,000 - 35,000 GBP. Lot sold 50,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the globular body with a convex base and an incurved rim, covered to the exterior with a translucent copper-red glaze of rich strawberry tone, gradating to a rosy-pink colour to the rim and foot, the base inscribed with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue. Provenance: Spink & Son... [Lire la suite]