Alain.R.Truong

24 septembre 2016

"Spectaculaire Second Empire 1852 – 1870" au musée d’Orsay

Spectaculaire Second Empire (1852-1870) : Affiche. PARIS - Les fastes de la « fête impériale » et l’humiliante défaite de 1870 contre la Prusse ont longtemps terni la réputation du Second Empire, suspecté de n’avoir été qu’un temps de divertissements, d’affaires et de vices, tel que le décrit Zola dans ses romans écrits sous la IIIe République. L’époque pourtant fut celle d’une prospérité sans équivalent au XIXe siècle et de bouleversements sociaux inédits. Temps d’abondance, d’euphorie et de célébrations multiples -... [Lire la suite]

24 septembre 2016

A white jade carving of a recumbent mythical animal, Song-Yuan dynasty (960-1368)

Lot 28. A white jade carving of a recumbent mythical animal, Song-Yuan dynasty (960-1368). Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 150,000 (USD 10,361 - USD 19,426). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  2 1/4 in. (6 cm.) wide The property of a private Hong Kong collector. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 4 October 2016, Hong Kong
24 septembre 2016

A celadon jade carving of a mythical beast, Six Dynasties (220-589)

Lot 27. A celadon jade carving of a mythical beast, Six Dynasties (220-589). Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000 (USD 77,705 - USD 103,606). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  The surface is carved in intaglio with fine hair markings. The jade is of a yellowish-celadon tone suffused with russet inclusions.  2 1/8 in. (5.5 cm.) Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong in 1993. The property of a private Hong Kong collector. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 4... [Lire la suite]
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24 septembre 2016

A white and russet jade 'chilong' ring, huan, Song dynasty or later

Lot 26. A white and russet jade 'chilong' ring, huan, Song dynasty or later. Estimate HKD 250,000 - HKD 350,000 (USD 32,377 - USD 45,328). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  The disc is carved in relief with three chilong engaged in mutual pursuit. 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm.) wide Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong in the 1980's The property of a private Hong Kong collector. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 4 October 2016, Hong Kong
24 septembre 2016

A small white and russet jade carving of a belt hook, Song dynasty or later

Lot 25. A small white and russet jade carving of a belt hook, Song dynasty or later. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 120,000 (USD 10,361 - USD 15,541). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  The underside with a circular stud for attachment. The stone is of an even white tone with areas of russet inclusions. 1 5/8 in. (4.5 cm.) long The property of a private Hong Kong collector. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 4 October 2016, Hong Kong
24 septembre 2016

A white jade inscribed rectangular bead, yanmao, Song dynasty or later

Lot 24. A white jade inscribed rectangular bead, yanmao, Song dynasty or later. Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 150,000 (USD 12,951 - USD 19,426). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  Four rectangular sides of the bead are carved with inscriptions. 7/8 in. (2.3 cm.) long The property of a private Hong Kong collector. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 4 October 2016, Hong Kong

24 septembre 2016

A rare enamelled porcelain figure of Sakyamuni Buddha, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 107. A rare enamelled porcelain figure of Sakyamuni Buddha, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's  modelled in the form of Sakyamuni Buddha seated in vajraparyankasana, the right hand held inbhumisparshamudra and the left in dhyanamudra, clad in an brightly enamelled pleated robe draped over the left shoulder with the white undergarment gathered at the chest and cascading in folds near the bare feet,... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2016

A pair of famille-rose 'flaming pearl' altar ornaments, seal marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 106. A pair of famille-rose 'flaming pearl' altar ornaments, seal marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795). Estimate 1,800,000 — 2,500,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's  each modelled as the 'flaming pearl' of the qizhengbao or qizhen  ('Seven Royal Treasures') resting on an elaborate pedestal, the stylised emblem fashioned with a band of gilt-decorated iron-red flaming wisps surrounding multi-coloured lappets picked out with circular motifs and highlighted... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2016

A magnificent and extremely rare pair of large famille-rose stands and trompe l'oeil persimmons and pomegranates, Qianlong perio

Lot 105. A magnificent and extremely rare pair of large famille-rose stands and trompe l'oeil persimmons and pomegranates, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate 7,000,000 — 9,000,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's  each stand of slender proportion, sturdily potted on a rounded stepped foot rising to a shapely statuesque profile, centred with a bulbous central section between elaborate contours flaring out and curving inward, all below a wide double-lotus bordered... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2016

A pair of famille-rose ministers of the treasury, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 104. A pair of famille-rose ministers of the treasury, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's  each modelled as the 'Minister of the Treasury' of the qizhengbao or qizhen ('Seven Royal Treasures'), depicted seated in sukhsana on a voluminous pile of garment detailed with cloud scrolls, the figure portrayed extending his elbows outward and holding a flaming motif in his right hand, the left hand held... [Lire la suite]