30 avril 2011

A fine green enamel 'dragon' jar and cover. Seal mark and of the period of Qianlong.

A fine green enamel 'dragon' jar and cover. Seal mark and of the period of Qianlong. Photo Sotheby's the globular tapering body rising to a rounded shoulder set with a short straight neck, decorated in green enamel with a pair of ferocious dragons, each chasing a 'flaming pearl' amongst scrolling clouds, all beneath a frieze of bajixiang, the cover similarly decorated with a coiled dragon chasing a 'flaming pearl', the recessed base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark; 21.5 cm., 8 1/2 in. Estimate... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2011

A fine pair of copper-red glazed saucer dishes. Qianlong Seal Marks and Period.

A fine pair of copper-red glazed saucer dishes. Qianlong Seal Marks and Period. Photo Sotheby's each well potted with rounded sides, applied overall with a rich strawberry-red glaze fired to an even glossy finish stopping neatly below the mouthrim and just above the footrim, leaving the base glazed white and inscribed with a six-character mark in underglaze blue; 15.9 cm., 6 1/2 in. Estimate 150,000—200,000 HKD. Lot Sold 187,500 HKD Sotheby's. Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, 08 Apr 11, Hong Kong www.sothebys.com
16 avril 2011

A powderblue-glazed porcelain bowl and cover, inside decorated with flowers and leafs, China, Qianlong seal marks and period.

A powderblue-glazed porcelain bowl and cover, inside decorated with flowers and leafs, China, Qianlong seal marks and period. photo Nagel Auktionen The cover with tiny rim chip, the bowl with three very small rim chips. D. 15,1 cm. Estimate 2500 € Property from an European private collection Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. May 6th 2011 www.auction.de
30 mars 2011

Property of a Palm Beach Private Collector Brings $8.4 Million at Sotheby's New York

 A Rare Chinese ‘Famille-Rose’ ‘Millefleurs’ Altar Garniture, Qianlong Seal Marks and Period (detail). Photo: Sotheby's.  NEW YORK, N.Y.- Following the success of last week’s Asia Week sales series at Sotheby’s New York, which brought an incredible $71.3 million for Chinese porcelain and works of art, today’s auction of Property of a Palm Beach Private Collector achieved $8,397,649, almost double the pre-sale high estimate*. The auction was led by a strong group of over 80 pieces of Chinese porcelain and works of art,... [Lire la suite]
26 novembre 2010

Qianlong blue and white @ Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London

A blue and white vase, Hu. Qianlong Seal Mark And Period. photo Sotheby's of archaistic hu form, well-painted in brilliant cobalt-blue tones with simulated 'heaping and piling', the baluster body encircled by two bands, the upper with continuous lotus scroll, the lower with a composite floral meander, all between slightly raised double-line borders, the shoulder set with animal mask and mock-ring handles, below the waisted flared neck decorated with ruyi-bordered stiff upright plantain leaves and a narrow wave band around... [Lire la suite]
13 novembre 2010

A rare aubergine-glazed Meiping. Qianlong Seal Mark and Period

A rare aubergine-glazed Meiping. Qianlong Seal Mark and Period. photo Sotheby's. the broad-shouldered baluster body rising from a recessed base to a short narrow waisted neck, covered overall in a rich deep aubergine glaze; 22cm., 8 5/8 in. Estimate 10,000—15,000 GBP. Lot Sold 34,850 GBP NOTE Vases covered in this lustrous aubergine glaze are rare; a closely related example was sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 1st December 2009, lot 1902; and another from the Vera Goldschlager collection, was sold at Christie's Hong Kong,... [Lire la suite]
30 octobre 2010

A fine gold painted enamel covered bowl with lotus design and fitting larger bowl, China, Qianlong seal mark and period

A fine gold painted enamel covered bowl with lotus design and fitting larger bowl, China, Qianlong seal mark and period. photo courtesy Nagel D. 13/10,5 cm. Partly small restorations - Estimate 2 800 € Property from an old Austrian private collection Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. November 5th 2010 www.auction.de
16 septembre 2010

A 'famille--rose' 'One hundred deer' vase (hu). Qianlong seal mark and period.

A 'famille--rose' 'One hundred deer' vase (hu). Qianlong seal mark and period. photo courtesy Sotheby's of archaistic hu form, the generously rounded sides finely painted with a continuous scene of a herd of deer in a mountainous landscape, the stags, bucks, doe, and fawns painted white, red, brown, and sometimes with spotted fur prancing and grazing, all amidst fruiting peach trees, lingzhi, and twisted pine trees, the wide neck set with a pair of stylized iron-red zoomorphic handles with gilt details; height 17 in.,... [Lire la suite]
11 septembre 2010

Qianlong lacquer-imitation bowl, simulated fossilized stone peach-form box and cover & 'Faux bois' bowl

A fine and rare lacquer-imitation bowl. Qianlong Seal Mark and Period. photo courtesy Sotheby's the rounded sides supported by a short straight foot rising to an everted rim, the exterior finely painted with two butterflies melons and flowers on leafy scrolling vines enameled in red with details picked out in gilt, all reserved on a glossy black ground the rim decorated with a thick gold border, the base inscribed with a six-character seal mark in gilding; diameter 5 in., 12.6 cm - Estimate 70,000 - 90,000 USD NOTE: Several... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2010

Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art @ Sotheby's

A Superb and Rare White Jade Vase and Cover, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period. Est. $500/700,000. Photo: Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s September 2010 series of Asia Week auctions in New York will include Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art on 15 September. The sale will feature paintings, ceramics, jades and furniture including a number of Imperial works from distinguished private collections. Overall the sale is estimated to fetch between $11.8/16.2 million. Among the highlights of the sale is a Superb and Rare White... [Lire la suite]