17 novembre 2021

A rare large yellow-ground silk brocade 'vajradhatu' square mandala, Early 15th century

Lot 221. A rare large yellow-ground silk brocade 'vajradhatu' square mandala, Early 15th century 190.5cm (75 1/2in) x 194cm (76 3/8in). Sold for £ 35,250 (€ 41,919) (Est: £30,000 - £50,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Finely woven with large blossoming lotus issuing from a continuous meander and scrolling foliage, each flower supporting a different Tibetan character executed in gold script woven in flat gilded paper, forming the 'Offering of the Universe' mantra reading from the centre to the east, south, west and... [Lire la suite]

12 octobre 2021

A famille rose yellow-ground sgraffiato 'medallion' bowl, Xianfeng six-character seal mark in iron-red and of the period

Lot 820. A famille rose yellow-ground sgraffiato 'medallion' bowl, Xianfeng six-character seal mark in iron-red and of the period (1851-1861); 6 ¼ in. (15.9 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 93,750. © Christie's 2021 The bowl is decorated on the exterior with two descending phoenixes between green and iron-red five-clawed dragons pursuing flaming pearls amidst flower sprigs, below a band of Buddhist emblems alternating with ruyi heads joined by a... [Lire la suite]
12 mai 2021

A Rare Yellow-Ground Underglaze-Blue ‘Ram’ Vase, Zun, Yongzheng Period, 1723-1735

Lot 3210. A Rare Yellow-Ground Underglaze-Blue ‘Ram’ Vase, Zun, Yongzheng Period (1723-1735). H 32.5cm. Estimate HKD 5,800,000 - 8,000,000 (USD 743,590 - 1,025,641). Sold Price: HKD 7,200,000 (USD 923,077). Copyright 2021 © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited This vase is potted with a gently compressed globular body rising from a splayed foot to a tall waisted neck and the upper shoulder is decorated with three ram heads. The lower neck is encircled by a raised double-fillet band, repeated at the central and... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2021

A Yellow-Ground Green-Enamelled ‘Bird And Flower’ Bowl, Jiaqing Period, 1796-1820

Lot 3001. A Yellow-Ground Green-Enamelled ‘Bird And Flower’ Bowl, Jiaqing Period (1796-1820). H 17.2cm. Estimate HKD 10,000 - 20,000 (USD 1,282 - 2,564). Sold Price: HKD 50,400 (USD 6,462). Copyright 2021 © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Provenance : Christie Hong Kong, 20 September 1989, lot 617. Poly Auctions. Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 21 April 2021
11 mai 2021

An unusual yellow-ground famille-rose vase, Shendetang hall mark, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period (1821-1850)

Lot 3637. An unusual yellow-ground famille-rose vase, Shendetang hall mark, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period (1821-1850); 31 cm. Estimate: 1,000,000 - 1,500,000 HKD. Lot sold: 2,142,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the finely potted globular body rising to a slender cylindrical neck with a gilded mouthrim, decorated around the exterior with scattered sprays of pink prunus blossoms and green bamboo, all reserved on a bright lemon-yellow ground, the interior and the base covered in a turquoise glaze, the recessed base... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2021

A yellow-ground blue and white 'gardenia' dish, Zhengde six-character mark and of the period (1506-1521)

Lot 862. A yellow-ground blue and white 'gardenia' dish, Zhengde six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1506-1521); 10 in. (25.6 cm.) diam., Japanese double wood box. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2021 The dish is decorated in the center with a blossoming gardenia branch surrounded by four flowering or fruiting sprays of ribbon-tied lotus, peach, grape and pomegranate, with... [Lire la suite]

04 novembre 2020

A rare yellow-ground blue and white handled cup, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 1. A rare yellow-ground blue and white handled cup, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735). Width across handle 9.8 cm, 3⅞ in. Estimate: 80,000 - 120,000 GBP. Lot sold: 100,800 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from a short foot to a lobed rim, flanked by a pair of butterfly-shaped handles, the interior painted with a central floral medallion radiating with two rows of petal lappets, each enclosing a lingzhi or floral spray, the exterior similarly decorated, all... [Lire la suite]
23 octobre 2020

A yellow-ground famille-rose sgraffiato 'San yang' medallion bowl, Seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850)

Lot 3632. A yellow-ground famille-rose sgraffiato 'San yang' medallion bowl, Seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850); 14.9 cm, 5 ½ in. Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 567,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot to a flared rim, the exterior with three gilt-bordered medallions, each enclosing a ram under a fruiting tree, divided by blue and white vases holding peony branches and various auspicious objects, surrounded by... [Lire la suite]
07 octobre 2020

A yellow-ground blue and white 'gardenia' dish, Hongzhi six-character mark and of the period (1488-1505)

Lot 1554. A yellow-ground blue and white 'gardenia' dish, Hongzhi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1488-1505); 10 ½ in. (26.6 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. The center is decorated with a gardenia spray bearing two blossoms, below sprays of pomegranate, lotus, grape and rose in the well, with a frieze of flower scroll on the exterior, all in shaded tones of underglaze blue and... [Lire la suite]
17 mai 2020

A rare Beijing enamel yellow-ground 'peaches' seal paste box and cover, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3783. A rare Beijing enamel yellow-ground 'peaches' seal paste box and cover, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 6 cm., 2 3/8  in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Sold for 1,750,000 HKD (201,173 EUR). Photo Sotheby's of octafoil section, the domed cover delicately painted on each lobe with the attributes of the Eight Immortals wrapped in billowing ribbons, encircling a leafy branch bearing two peaches coloured in shaded tones of apple-green to vivid raspberry-pink, the... [Lire la suite]