06 mai 2008

A RARE FAHUA MODEL OF GUANYIN - YUAN MING DYNASTY

A RARE FAHUA MODEL OF GUANYIN - YUAN MING DYNASTY Modelled seated in royal ease on a rockwork base applied with a dragon, flanked by two rockwork pillars above two attendants, the deity wearing a loose robe adorned with bejewelled garlands, the hair fashioned into a high chignon behind a tiara, partially glazed in blue and turquoise. 11 in. (28 cm.) high  - Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000 ($7,908 - $11,862) Provenance: With L. Michon, Blvd. Hausmann, ParisFrom a Roman Collection Christie's London. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS... [Lire la suite]
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06 mai 2008

A BEIJING BLUE GLASS BOWL - ENGRAVED QIANLONG FOUR-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN A SQUARE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-95)

A BEIJING BLUE GLASS BOWL  - ENGRAVED QIANLONG FOUR-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN A SQUARE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-95) Of deep rounded form on a short straight foot, decorated to the exterior with shaped panels depicting birds perched on blossoming branches separated by bamboo branches, the glass of a deep blue tone. 4½ in. (11.4 cm.) diam - Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000 ($3,954 - $5,931) Provenance: The Hope Denby Collection, Sussex Christie's London. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART INCLUDING EXPORT ART. 13 May 2008
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06 mai 2008

A VERY RARE AND FINE GILT AND SILVER-DECORATED CELADON-GROUND VASE - UNDERGLAZE-BLUE QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEALMARK

A VERY RARE AND FINE GILT AND SILVER-DECORATED CELADON-GROUND VASE - UNDERGLAZE-BLUE QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEALMARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-95) Of slender baluster shape with gilt animal handles to the waisted neck, the moulded body with florets and delicate scrolling designs between bands of ruyi to the shoulder, lappets to the spreading foot and hanging pendants below the mouth rim, covered overall in an attractive light celadon glaze. 5 3/8 in. (13.6 cm.) high - Estimate: £7,000 - £9,000 ($13,839 - $17,793) ... [Lire la suite]
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06 mai 2008

A GILT-DECORATED CORAL-GLAZED WATERPOT - JIAQING (1796-1820)

A GILT-DECORATED CORAL-GLAZED WATERPOT - JIAQING (1796-1820) The compressed bowl of rounded form, moulded with a chilong and a bat clambering over the mouth rim, the features and details highlighted in gilt, the interior white-glazed. 5½ in. (14 cm.) wide, wood stand - Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000 ($3,954 - $5,931) Provenance:  The Général Omer Blot Collection Christie's London. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART INCLUDING EXPORT ART. 13 May 2008
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06 mai 2008

A FINE WHITE JADE BOWL - QIANLONG (1736-95)

A FINE WHITE JADE BOWL - QIANLONG (1736-95) Carved with thick rounded sides rising to a slightly everted rim and raised on a gently splayed foot, the well-polished stone of an even pale white tone. 6 7/8 in. (17.4 cm.) diam. Estimate: £12,000 - £15,000 ($23,724 - $29,655) Provenance: Harold A. Hartog Collection Christie's London. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART INCLUDING EXPORT ART. 13 May 2008
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06 mai 2008

A SUPERBLY CARVED IMPERIAL SPINACH-GREEN JADE BRUSHPOT - QIANLONG (1736-95)

A SUPERBLY CARVED IMPERIAL SPINACH-GREEN JADE BRUSHPOT - QIANLONG (1736-95) The thick cylindrical sides pierced and deeply carved in varying relief with a continuous scene depicting a caparisoned elephant flanked by foreigners and two equestrians, the reverse with further figures on horseback, figures at work and a lion cub, all within a dense tree-lined rocky landscape, the well-polished stone of a deep green colour with some paler mottling and dark speckling throughout. 6¼ in. (15.8 cm.) high - Estimate: £100,000 - £150,000... [Lire la suite]
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06 mai 2008

A CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL VASE, GU - LATE MING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY

A CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL VASE, GU  - LATE MING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY Of archaic bronze form with a central bulb between the splayed pedestal foot and tall trumpet neck, the lower sections ribbed with four vertical flanges, enamelled with archaistic taotie masks between upright and pendant blades enclosing stylised dragons and phoenix, reserved against turquoise grounds of scrolling stylised lotus, the inside of the rim with further scrolling lotus. 14 5/8 in. (37.2 cm.) high - Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000 ($7,908 - $11,862) ... [Lire la suite]
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06 mai 2008

A CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL PEAR-SHAPED VASE - MING DYNASTY, 16TH/17TH CENTURY

A CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL PEAR-SHAPED VASE - MING DYNASTY, 16TH/17TH CENTURY The pear-shaped body with a tall slender neck and supported by a short spreading foot, the neck applied with a gilt bronze coiled dragon reaching up to the mouth rim, the body with raised peach-shaped panels decorated with mythical beasts and phoenix, reserved on grounds of lotus above a band of petals and prunus to the foot. 12¼ in. (31.2 cm.) high - Estimate: £7,000 - £10,000 ($13,839 - $19,770) Notes: A vase of similar form and design with an applied... [Lire la suite]
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06 mai 2008

A SILK BLUE-GROUND SLEEVELESS OUTER JACKET - 19TH CENTURY

A SILK BLUE-GROUND SLEEVELESS OUTER JACKET - 19TH CENTURY Embroidered on the front and back in coloured silks and gold thread with two large confronting dragons and flaming pearls amongst cloud and flame scrolls, above crashing waves and rockwork, with gilt metal buttons, the reverse similarly decorated. 47¾ in. (121.2 cm.) long, 37½ in. (95.3 cm.) max. wide - Estimate: £7,000 - £9,000 ($13,839 - $17,793) Christie's London. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART INCLUDING EXPORT ART. 13 May 2008
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06 mai 2008

AN IMPERIAL EMBROIDERED YELLOW-GROUND TWELVE-SYMBOL DRAGON ROBE, JIFU - MID-QING PERIOD

AN IMPERIAL EMBROIDERED YELLOW-GROUND TWELVE-SYMBOL DRAGON ROBE, JIFU - MID-QING PERIOD Finely couched in gold and silver thread with nine contorted five-clawed dragons clutching 'flaming pearls', further embroidered in silk threads in shades of blue, green, grey, red and ochre with the twelve imperial symbols amid stylised clouds interspersed with bats, all reserved on a rich, yellow ground above the terrestrial diagram with lishi stripe at the hem, with a dark blue-ground border at the cuffs and striped blue extensions. 58¾... [Lire la suite]
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