Alain.R.Truong

21 février 2020

A white jade 'horse' group, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 324. A white jade 'horse' group, Qing dynasty, 18th century; Length 5 1/4  in., 13.3 cm. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 USD. Lot sold 538,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. naturalistically carved as a recumbent horse with its mate nibbling at its fur, with full, well-rounded bodies, the details of their manes and tails finely combed, the stone of even color with some added russet staining. Provenance: Collection of Robert von Hirsch, prior to 1977, thence by descent. ... [Lire la suite]

21 février 2020

A partially cold-gilded bronze figure of Mahakala, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 376. A partially cold-gilded bronze figure of Mahakala, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795); Height 6 1/2  in., 16.5 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 112,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's. seated atop a lotus pedestal, holding a skullcup in the left hand, the right posed to hold a now-missing attribute, wearing a flowing dhoti with chased borders, a fluttering scarf, jewelry, and a five-leafed crown fronting a tiered topknot surmounted by a flaming jewel,... [Lire la suite]
21 février 2020

A rare gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin, 10th-11th century

Lot 379. A rare gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin, 10th-11th century; Height 11 in., 27.9 cm. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Lot sold 298,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the graceful figure standing barefoot with hands in anjalimudra, the upright body adorned with jewelry, wearing a long robe with a hood pulled over the tall tiara and chignon, head slightly turned, the forehead set with an urna above the narrow eyes and broad nose. Note: The slight turn of the... [Lire la suite]
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21 février 2020

Private collections and museum quality pieces are leading the 3rd stand alone Pre-Columbian Art auction on 7 april in Paris

 An impressive Chontal mask of a priest or lord, Late Preclassic period (300-100 B.C.). Estimate: €225,000-425,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. Paris – This season, Christie’s France will hold its 3rd stand-alone Pre-Columbian Art auction with an offering of over 70% from distinguished private collections. This auction, composed of 62 lots, will be highlighted by works from The Collection of James and Marilynn Alsdorf, the Fiore Arts collection as well as from a notable European collection.... [Lire la suite]
20 février 2020

A pair of famille rose yellow-ground bowls, Guangxu period (1875-1908)

Lot 1827. A pair of famille rose yellow-ground bowls, Guangxu period (1875-1908); 3 5/16 in. (8.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 7,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.   With steep sides rising to the rounded rim, painted around the exterior with the characters fu, lu, shou, and xi encircled by five bats and small ruyi heads in famille rose enamels within gilt cartouches, reserved on a yellow and... [Lire la suite]
20 février 2020

A pair of famille rose 'lotus' cups, Guangxu black-enameled marks and of the period (1875-1908)

Lot 1823. A pair of famille rose 'lotus' cups, Guangxu black-enameled marks and of the period (1875-1908); 8 in. (20.2 cm.) long. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 13,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.   Each modeled in the shape of a large lotus blossom with incised overlapping petals outlined in black enamel and filled with shades of pink, the outer row of petals rising to form the gently flared wall of the vessel, the yellow-dotted stamen... [Lire la suite]

20 février 2020

A pair of famille rose 'butterfly' vases, Guangxu six-character mark in iron red and of the period (1875-1908)

Lot 1822. A pair of famille rose 'butterfly' vases, Guangxu six-character mark in iron red and of the period (1875-1908); 15¼ in. (38.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 72,100. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.   Each brightly enameled with butterflies in flight between bands of ruyi encircling the mouth, lotus and shou characters on the shoulder, and upright lappets around the base.  Provenance: Acquired in... [Lire la suite]
20 février 2020

A large famille rose molded 'Hundred-deer' vase, hu, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 1825. A large famille rose molded 'Hundred-deer' vase, hu, Qing dynasty (1644-1911); 18 3/8 in. (46.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 40,000. Price realised USD 43,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.   Raised on a short foot and molded around the body with numerous deer frolicking amidst a rocky landscape painted in famille rose enamels and divided by a gilt bow-string band at the shoulder, all beneath a ruyi border at the flared rim, the interior and base... [Lire la suite]
20 février 2020

A famille rose 'phoenix' bowl, Daoguang seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 1820. A famille rose  'phoenix' bowl, Daoguang seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850); 8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 18,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.   The deep sides decorated with four phoenixes in blue, pink, yellow and green, in flight between four different flowers, all between gilt borders.  Provenance: Acquired in the 1980s. Note: A famille rose enameled... [Lire la suite]
20 février 2020

A famille rose baluster vase, Jiaqing seal mark in iron-red

Lot 1819. A famille rose baluster vase, Jiaqing seal mark in iron-red; 14 in. (37.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 242,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.   The bulbous body finely painted around the sides with a mountainous river landscape depicting various pavilions, flowering trees, a meandering river and a waterfall dividing a blue-green mountain face, all between bands of lotus scroll encircling the spreading foot and shoulder and... [Lire la suite]