This season’s Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art sale showcases the finest imperial ceramics including a pair of famillerose ‘Flower Ball’ jars with marks and period of Qianlong (r. 1736 - 1795), a Jiajing mark and period (r. 1522 - 1566) wucai fish jar, and Yuan (1279 - 1368) and early Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644) blue and white ceramics. The sale also includes an extremely rare early 15th century cinnabar lacquer vase, a 17th century embellished zitan box and jades ranging from the Shang Dynasty (16th century - 1096 BC) to the Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911).
Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Spring Sale Series 2013
Comprising single-owner sales of A Magnificent Falangcai Bowl From the Collection of Dr. Alice Cheng,The Meiyintang Collection, Part V - An Important Selection of Imperial Chinese Porcelains and Water, Pine and Stone Retreat Collection, Scholarly Art III, as well as a various-owner sale - the sales concluded with a combined total of HK$ 542 million / US$ 69.5 million.
In the various-owner sale, the top lot was a superbly enamelled and possibly unique Famille-Rose Peachbox and cover from the Period of Yongzheng sold for HK$ 43.8 million / US$ 5.64 million (Est. HK$ 35 – 45 million / US$ 4.5 – 5.8 million*).
Eskenazi Ltd., London (after Sotheby's New York, 20th March 1976, lot 130).
The measurement should read: 22.8 cm., 9 in.
The illustration of the mark in the iPad catalogue is incorrect. For the correct image, please see http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2013/fine-chinese-ceramics-and-works-of-art-hk0461/lot.3049.html.
This Lot has been withdrawn from the sale.
The vase and cover on the right of the catalogue illustration has been withdrawn. The estimate of the turquoise boulder is 100,000 - 150,000 HKD.