Alain.R.Truong

28 mai 2020

The First Islamic Coin Leads Bonhams Islamic and Indian Sale

Lot 44. An Umayyad Gold Dinar from the reign of 'Abd al-Malik (AD 685-705), probably Damascus, dated AH 77/AD 696-697, with three lines of inscription in kufic surrounded by a band of inscription in kufic to each side, anonymous, no mint, in NGC holder graded AU53 (About Uncirculated);20 mm. approx.; 4.29 g. Estimate £ 100,000 - 150,000 (€ 110,000 - 170,000). Courtesy Bonhams. LONDON - Bonhams is to offer Islamic coins for the first time as part of the... [Lire la suite]

28 mai 2020

A pair of huanghuali Southern official's hat armchairs, guanmaoyi, 19th century

Lot 3294. A pair of huanghuali Southern official's hat armchairs, guanmaoyi, 19th century; 42 in. (106.7 cm.) high, 21 ¾ in. (55.2 cm.) wide, 17 ¾ in. (45 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 18,000 - USD 25,000. Price Realized USD 149,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each has a shaped crest rail supported by the elegantly curving back splat and rear posts which continue to form the back legs. The arm rails are supported on slender standing stiles and extend beyond the front posts. The... [Lire la suite]
28 mai 2020

A large huanghuali brush pot, bitong, 17th-18th century

Lot 3293. A large huanghuali brush pot, bitong, 17th-18th century; 9 ¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price Realized USD 16,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The brush pot is of slightly tapered cylindrical form, the thick sides have a well-figured grain. The base is fitted with a plug. Provenance: Sotheby's New York, 23 March 1999, lot 70. Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 15 - 16 March 2015, New York, Rockefeller... [Lire la suite]
28 mai 2020

A massive huanghuali tree trunk-form scroll pot, 18th century

Lot 3290. A massive huanghuali tree trunk-form scroll pot, 18th century; 19 1/8 in. (48.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price Realized USD 68,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The cylindrical pot is naturalistically carved to simulate a gnarled tree trunk, with knots and whorls on the exterior, and a ruyi cloud scroll on either side, wood stand. Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 20 November 1984, lot 522.Sotheby's, New York, 14 September 2011, lot... [Lire la suite]
28 mai 2020

A large bronze archaistic jar, lei, 17th-18th century

Lot 3289. A large bronze archaistic jar, lei, 17th-18th century; 19 1/8 in. (48.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price Realized USD 12,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The jar is cast in relief on the body with a band of pendent blades enclosing taotie masks between bands of archaistic kui dragons separated by flanges. The shoulder is decorated with a band of similar dragons separated by whorl motifs, and is flanked by a pair of handles in the... [Lire la suite]
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28 mai 2020

A huanghuali horseshoe-back armchair, quanyi, 17th-18th century

Lot 3288. A huanghuali horseshoe-back armchair, quanyi, 17th-18th century; 139 ¾ in. (101 cm.) high, 21 ¼ in. (54 cm.) wide, 16 ½ in. (41.9 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price Realized USD 100,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The sweeping crest rail, reinforced by baitong mounts, terminates in outswept hooks above shaped stiles and forms an elegant curve above the slightly curved back splat which is finely carved with a stylized ruyi head flanked by... [Lire la suite]

28 mai 2020

A large bronze archaistic tripod censer, ding, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 3287. A large bronze archaistic tripod censer, ding, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 15 1/8 in. (38.3 cm.). Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price Realized USD 12,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The body is cast with an upper register of alternating kui dragons and bosses, and a lower register of taotie masks separated by flanges, and is supported on three tall legs emerging from masks. A pair of bail handles rises from the rim, stand. Christie's. FINE... [Lire la suite]
28 mai 2020

A rare pair of large cloisonné enamel 'hundred deer' vases, hu, Jiaqing period (1796-1820)

Lot 3286. A rare pair of large cloisonné enamel 'hundred deer' vases, hu, Jiaqing period (1796-1820); 18 5/8 in. (47.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price Realized USD 389,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each of the full-bodied vases is superbly decorated in vivid enamels against a bright turquoise ground, with a herd of deer, comprising bucks, does and their young, shown grazing, gamboling and resting in a lush landscape amidst pine and peach trees,... [Lire la suite]
28 mai 2020

An unusual mauve-pink and reddish-pink overlay white glass bowl, 18th-19th century

Lot 3285. An unusual mauve-pink and reddish-pink overlay white glass bowl, 18th-19th century; 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price Realized USD 5,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The rounded sides are carved in relief through the mauve-pink layer to the semi-opaque white ground with four phoenixes with backward-turned heads and long curled-under tails alternating with vaporous clouds above a band of similar color on the foot and below a reddish-pink band on... [Lire la suite]
28 mai 2020

A rare twelve-panel carved lacquer screen, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 3284. A rare twelve-panel carved lacquer screen, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Each panel 109 ¾ x 18 ¾ x ¾ in. (278.8 x 47.6 x 1.9 cm.). Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price Realized USD 100,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The screen is carved through a brown ground and picked out in a full range of colors. One side depicts a palace scene with arriving guests bringing gifts to a dignitary at center, amidst musicians, attendants, and military figures, all within a border of antiques,... [Lire la suite]