08 mai 2011

Two incised-decorated 'Anhua' stembowl. Mark and period of Qianlong

A finely incised-decorated 'Anhua' stembowl. Mark and period of Qianlong. Photo Sotheby's with well-potted rounded sides everted at the rim, springing from a slightly flared tall pedestal foot, decorated on the interior in anhua technique with a six-character reign mark in the centre, enclosed by a continuous frieze of lotus scrolls, the exterior and pedestal foot with matching lotus designs divided by a ring of upright petal lappets, covered overall with an even white glaze of warm tone; 14.5 cm., 5 3/4 in. Estimate... [Lire la suite]
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17 avril 2011

A fine and rare inscribed carved White and Russet Jade Boulder. Mark and period of Qianlong, dated to 1764

A fine and rare inscribed carved White and Russet Jade Boulder. Mark and period of Qianlong, dated to 1764.  Photo Sotheby's finely and deeply carved to the front face depicting Guanyin seated on a rockwork pedestal, wearing loosely draped robes, an attendant standing behind her holding a vase containing a single willow branch, with a boy kneeling towards her in a position of deference, amid bamboo trees, with swelling waves crashing against the rocks below, a magpie perched above, round and smooth the reverse side... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2010

A yellow-glazed 'dragon' dish. Mark and period of Qianlong

A yellow-glazed 'dragon' dish. Mark and period of Qianlong. photo Sotheby's incised in the interior with a medallion enclosing a dragon amidst scrolling clouds in pursuit of a flaming pearl, the exterior similarly decorated, the deep rounded sides set on a low straight foot rising to an everted rim, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark in kaishu within double-circles. 17.3 cm., 6 3/4 in. Est. 150,000—180,000 HKD. Lot Sold 200,000 HKD NOTE: Incised dragon dishes of this type from the Qianlong period is more... [Lire la suite]
11 février 2010

Sotheby’s poursuit deux enchérisseurs chinois pour non-paiement

A cloisonné 'fang ding' censer and cover . Mark and period of Qianlong. Sold 800,000 HKD. photo Sotheby's HONG KONG [11.02.10] – La maison de vente aux enchères Sotheby’s poursuit deux acheteurs chinois pour un impayé total de 270 000 dollars (environ 196 000 euros) lors de sa vente d’octobre 2009 à Hong Kong a annoncé Kevin Ching, directeur de Sotheby’s Asie. Wei Qifang, l’acheteur d’un encensoir et de son couvercle de la Dynastie Qing d’une valeur d’environ 75 000 euros lors de la vente du 8 octobre 2009 rechigne à payer... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2009

Sotheby's Hong Kong Autumn Sales : Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

Hong Kong, August 2009 Sotheby’s Hong Kong Autumn Sales 2009 will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from 3 to 8 October 2009. This sales series will offer over 2,300 lots of Modern and Contemporary Chinese and Southeast Asian Art, traditional Chinese paintings, fine Chinese ceramics and works of art as well as jewellery, watches and wine with a total estimate in excess of HK$780 million / US$100 million*. Selected highlights will be showcased during travelling exhibitions across Asia and in New York in August... [Lire la suite]
04 avril 2009

A large imperial gilt-bronze archaistic temple bell, bianzhong. Mark and period of Qianlong

A large imperial gilt-bronze archaistic temple bell, bianzhong. Mark and period of Qianlong, dated to the tenth year of the reign of emperor Qianlong (corresponding to 1746) the large rounded bell heavily cast, the flat top suspended from a powerfully cast four-sided geometric fret-work handle, the body cast in high relief with five panels of alternating decorative bands including bosses and stylised triagrams, divided by two rectangular panels each enclosing an inscribed tablet raised on a lotus pedestal and surrounded by... [Lire la suite]