07 mai 2008

A pair of cinnabar lacquer square vases, gu - Jiaqing

A pair of cinnabar lacquer square vases, gu - Jiaqing The projecting mid section carved with the bajixiang (Eight Buddhist Emblems), the flared neck with a a key-fret ground below stiff leaves flanked by stylised dragons and enclosing foliate scrolls, the spreading foot carved with prunus, peony, lotus and orchid growing amidst rockwork (cracks, minor chips). 30.4cm (12in) high. (2). Estimate: £3,500 - 5,000 (Copyright © 2002-2008 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved) Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 12... [Lire la suite]
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07 mai 2008

A pair of cinnabar lacquer 'dragon' vases, hu - Jiaqing/Daoguang

A pair of cinnabar lacquer 'dragon' vases, hu - Jiaqing/Daoguang Each of square-sectioned pear shape, with a pair of conforming handles, carved on each side with a writhing five-clawed dragon amidst cloud scrolls, framed by densely carved foliate floral scrolls, with a lappet border above the foot with a floral spray, the interior and base black lacquered, wood stands (chips and cracks). 29.8cm (11¾in) high. (4). Estimate: £1,200 - 1,800 (Copyright © 2002-2008 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved) ... [Lire la suite]
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07 mai 2008

A rhinoceros horn carved wine cup - 18th century

A rhinoceros horn carved wine cup - 18th century Carved with foliate sides rising from a short foot forming a shallow cup, carved on the exterior with taotie masks against leiwen in low relief, with two flat ear handles, the surface of warm chestnut brown tone. 11.7cm (4¾in) 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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07 mai 2008

A small rhinoceros horn carved libation cup - 17th/18th century

A small rhinoceros horn carved libation cup - 17th/18th century The exterior naturalistically carved as large palmate leaves, the exterior with grape branches, leaves and rounded fruit, the handle formed by open work stems, the horn of a deep brown patina. 8.3cm (3¼in) wide. Estimate: £1,500 - 2,000 (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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07 mai 2008

A cloisonné enamel turquoise-ground tripod censer - Second half of the 16th century

A cloisonné enamel turquoise-ground tripod censer - Second half of the 16th century The exterior colourfully enamelled with an undulating foliate scroll bearing large lotus blossoms above lotus petal panels, on cabriole legs, the sides set with two stylised lion-mask handles, the interior rim and base with foliate lotus sprays. 14.5cm (5¾in) diam. Estimate: £5,000 - 8,000 Footnote: Compare two similar censers from the Pierre Uldry collection, illustrated by H. Brinker and A. Lutz, Chinese Cloisonné: The Pierre Uldry... [Lire la suite]
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07 mai 2008

A rare cloisonné enamel tripod censer - 16th Century

A rare cloisonné enamel tripod censer - 16th Century Of quadrilobed form rising to a short waisted gilt neck and flared rim, applied with two well cast gilt chicken-head handles, the chickens with a lingzhi-shaped crest, raised on three gilt hare-mask supports, each head with a ruyi-shaped nose tucked between the stretched forelegs, brightly enamelled with a continuous lotus scroll reserved on a turquoise ground, with a flat gilt underside. 6.8cm (2¾in) high. Estimate: £20,000 - 25,000 Footnote: The form of the... [Lire la suite]
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07 mai 2008

A dry lacquer figure of Buddha - 16th century

A dry lacquer figure of Buddha - 16th century The Buddha seated in vajraparyankasana with right hand raised in harina mudra and left in tarjani mudra, adorned in elaborate princely robes, the face with eyes downcast in serene expression, flanked by elongated earlobes, the hair rising to the usnisha, traces of gilt on the lacquer and face re-gilt (minor losses). 56.6cm (22¼in) high. Estimate: £30,000 - 40,000 (Copyright © 2002-2008 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved) Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 12... [Lire la suite]
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07 mai 2008

A large lacquered wood figure of a Confucian disciple - Late Yuan/early Ming dynasty

A large lacquered wood figure of a Confucian disciple - Late Yuan/early Ming dynasty The carved seated figure with legs pendant, his hands raised before his chest holding a tablet, wearing long flowing robes with remnants of polychrome lacquer representing a dragon design, tied around the waist with a belt, the downcast face with serene expression, remnants of a moustache and beard and high sage cap with mirrored roundel, a panel in his back reveals an aperture enclosing remnants of paper and cloth, stand (old losses).... [Lire la suite]
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07 mai 2008

A grey limestone seated figure of Maitreya Buddha - Northern Wei dynasty, Longmen Caves

A grey limestone seated figure of Maitreya Buddha - Northern Wei dynasty, Longmen Caves The figure deftly carved seated with legs crossed at the ankles, the folds of the thin dhoti cascading down the edge of the base and its legs in a series of rhythmic folds, slender torso with tapered waist, the elongated earlobes and the tall flaring crown framing the slightly bulging eyes gazing down in contemplation below arched brows issuing from the curve of the broad nose, all above the full lips drawn in a tender smile, stand.... [Lire la suite]
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07 mai 2008

A stone carving of a sleeping luohan - Song Dynasty

A stone carving of a sleeping luohan - Song Dynasty The figure carved seated with one knee raised on a pierced pedestal, with the head resting upon the hands placed one atop the other on the raised support, the face with eyes shut and a gentle expression, wearing long robes falling in folds over the pedestal carved with circular and ingot shaped motifs, the front of the pedestal incised with an inscription, traces of gold, red, blue, green and black pigments. 46.5cm (18¼in) high. Estimate: £20,000 - 30,000 Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
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