05 mai 2008

Le beau mec du jour : DJ Masterbeat

(source www.hunkdujour.com)
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05 mai 2008

A formal surcoat of navy silk gauze - 19th century

A formal surcoat of navy silk gauze - 19th century Embroidered in different coloured silks with eight double-crane roundels above a wave-scroll border, the sleeves with three small crane roundels at the cuffs, simulated pearl buttons added later. Estimate: £3,500 - 5,000 (Copyright © 2002-2008 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved) Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 12 May 2008. New Bond Street
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05 mai 2008

A rare painted silk 'Flying Tiger' banner - Circa 1900

A rare painted silk 'Flying Tiger' banner - Circa 1900 The silk banner of golden yellow hue, painted in black, green and gilt, decorated at the centre with a ferocious tiger, its jaws open in a roar, with wings spread, the outstretched legs and claws grasping onto and standing over fire scrolls, all within a square border framed by fire scrolls (faded and stained, some tears). 80.5cm x 79cm (31¾in x 31in). - Estimate: £1,200 - 1,800 Provenance: reputedly taken during the Boxer Rebellion by Jack Henslow of the British... [Lire la suite]
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05 mai 2008

A massive parcel-gilt archaistic tripod censer, liding - 17th/18th century

 A massive parcel-gilt archaistic tripod censer, liding - 17th/18th century Standing on three cylindrical legs rising to the rounded sides divided into three lobes framed by ridges below a bow string under the galleried rim surmounted by a pair of loop handles, each lobe finely cast in relief with a multi-layered taotie mask heightened with gilt and silvered decoration flanked by stylised dragons, all reserved on a leiwen ground, the rim and handles decorated with a silver inlaid key-fret border, the legs with gilt and... [Lire la suite]
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05 mai 2008

A gold-splashed bronze shallow bombé censer - 17th/18th century

A gold-splashed bronze shallow bombé censer - 17th/18th century The exterior and base decorated with irregularly shaped gold splashes, the base cast with an apocryphal Xuande seal mark. 17.8cm (7in) wide. Estimate: £3,000 - 5,000 (Copyright © 2002-2008 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved) Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 12 May 2008. New Bond Street
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05 mai 2008

A large painted red pottery figure of a horse - Tang Dynasty

A large painted red pottery figure of a horse - Tang Dynasty The elegant horse well modelled striding forward with the head held high and right foreleg raised, the head with flaring nostrils and bulging eyes under the heavy brows and pricked ears flanking the incised mane sweeping down to the leather saddle fitted over a floral patterned cloth, the legs well defined and muscular, traces of black and red pigments over white slip (cracks), fitted box. 60cm (23½in) high. (2). Estimate: £1,500 - 2,000 Footnote: Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
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05 mai 2008

A painted red pottery figure of a prancing horse - Tang Dynasty

A painted red pottery figure of a prancing horse - Tang Dynasty The elegant horse well modelled striding forward on muscular legs with the right foreleg raised, the head held high and to the left, the mouth as if neighing, with flaring nostrils and black-painted bulging eyes under the heavy brows and pricked ears bent backwards, the deeply grooved mane sweeping down to the leather saddle fitted over a blanket draped over the flanks, traces of black and red pigments remaining over white slip, (cracks), fitted box. ... [Lire la suite]
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05 mai 2008

An 'eight trigrams' square vase, cong - Guangxu six-character mark and of the period

An 'eight trigrams' square vase, cong - Guangxu six-character mark and of the period Of archaistic cong form, standing on a short cylindrical foot, the four sides moulded with eight trigrams in groups of four horizontal ribs, all under a pale celadon glaze. 27.2cm (10¾in) high. Estimate: £1,000 - 2,000 Footnote: A very similar vase but with a Xuantong mark in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, is illustrated by H.A. Van Oort, Chinese Porcelain of the 19th and 20th centuries, Lochem, 1977, pl.111. (Copyright ©... [Lire la suite]
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05 mai 2008

A flambé-glazed bottle vase - Incised Daoguang seal mark and of the period

A flambé-glazed bottle vase - Incised Daoguang seal mark and of the period The round-shouldered body on a splayed foot, the neck applied on each side with a loop handle, covered overall in a rich lustrous flambé glaze with turquoise streaks, the interior glazed a buff tone with a matrix of grey crackles. 22.8cm (9in) high. Estimate: £8,000 - 12,000 Footnote: A similar Daoguang bottle vase was sold in these rooms, 14 May 2007, lot 147. (Copyright © 2002-2008 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved) ... [Lire la suite]
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05 mai 2008

A yellow, manganese and green-glazed 'buffalo and monkey' brushwasher - Kangxi

A yellow, manganese and green-glazed 'buffalo and monkey' brushwasher - Kangxi The recumbent water buffalo painted in manganese lying within the circular washer with its nose and horns protruding over the slightly tapering irregularly surfaced rockwork egg and spinach painted walls, the walls surmounted by a fruiting peach tree containing three monkeys, a green one seated on top and two yellow ones on either side, the interior walls green glazed, (minor chips), box. 11.4cm (4½in) high. (2). Estimate: £2,000 - 3,000 ... [Lire la suite]
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