28 mai 2009

An ivory figure of Wen Chang. Ming dynasty, 16th/17th century

An ivory figure of Wen Chang. Ming dynasty, 16th/17th century the figure wearing loose-fitting robes and black hat of office, holding his belt with his left hand, with a serene expression on his face, the ivory of deep rich caramel colour, 17.2cm., 6 1/4in; together with a buffalo horn carving of a lady in long robes holding a fan. Est. 1,500—2,000 GBP. Lot Sold 1,750 GBP PROVENANCE: Spink and Son Ltd., 1990 and 1989. NOTE: Wen Chang is the popular Daoist god of literature. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works... [Lire la suite]
28 mai 2009

A brown glass overlay snuff bottle. Yangzhou school, early 19th century

A brown glass overlay snuff bottle. Yangzhou school, early 19th century Of flattened rectangular form rising from a short straight oval foot ring, finely carved through the layer of pale brown overlay to the opaque milky white glass, depicting a traveller riding a mule across a bridge, followed by an attendant, the reverse with a fisherman standing in a boat trying to sell his catch to an elderly gentleman seated on a pier, the sides each with a seven-character inscription written in archaic script, stopper. 7.1cm... [Lire la suite]
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28 mai 2009

An archaistic carved rhinoceros horn libation cup. Qing dynasty, 17th/18th century

An archaistic carved rhinoceros horn libation cup. Qing dynasty, 17th/18th century the horn of rich dark toffee tone, finely carved around the exterior with a taotie band, a chilong forming the handle. 14cm., 5 1/2 in. Est. 8,000—12,000 GBP. Lot Sold 34,850 GBP Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. 13 May 09. London www.sothebys.com
28 mai 2009

A large finely carved yellow glass snuff bottle. Attributed to Beijing, Qianlong

A large finely carved yellow glass snuff bottle. Attributed to Beijing, Qianlong Of sumptuous pear-shaped form, the compressed body resting on an oval foot and surmounted by a short straight neck, very finely carved in relief on each side with a pair of confronting dragons with ferocious countenances depicted in confrontation and coiled bodies poised in symmetry, evocative of taotie masks on archaic bronzes, all against a brilliant yellow ground, stopper. 7.2cm (2¾in) high. (2). Sold for HK$108,000 Note: A yellow... [Lire la suite]
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28 mai 2009

A fine rhinoceros horn libation cup. Qing dynasty, 17th/18th century

A fine rhinoceros horn libation cup. Qing dynasty, 17th/18th century the horn of warm honey tone, finely carved around the exterior with a scholar and his horse at rest in a rocky landscape, an old gnarled pine tree forming the handle. 14cm., 5 1/2 in. Est. 20,000—30,000 GBP. Lot Sold 145,250 GBP NOTE: Skilfully carved in high-relief, the charm of the present piece lies in the naturalistic depiction of the scholar who stands deep in thought while hunched over the trunk of a gnarled pine tree with his head propped up on his... [Lire la suite]


28 mai 2009

A fine jadeite snuff bottle. late Qing dynasty

A fine jadeite snuff bottle. late Qing dynasty Of slightly flattened rectangular form with shoulders gently rising to a short neck, resting on a raised foot, the icy white stone with brilliant apple-green splashes, stopper 5.8cm (2¼in) high. (2). Sold for HK$38,400 Provenance: Collection 'R', Zurich, 1980The Guo'an Collection (inventory number 325)Sotheby's Hong Kong, 30 October 2000, lot 556 Bonhams. Fine Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Paintings, 21 May 2009. Island Shangri-La Hong Kong Hotel, Admiralty, Hong... [Lire la suite]
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28 mai 2009

A fine rhinoceros horn libation cup. Qing dynasty, 17th/18th century

A fine rhinoceros horn libation cup. Qing dynasty, 17th/18th century of flaring U-shape, the rich toffee-coloured horn finely carved around the foot with a band of tumultuous foaming waves, to the rear of the vessel three writhing chilong form the handle, the interior of the rim with a key-fret band. 14.5cm., 5 3/4 in. Est. 8,000—12,000 GBP. Lot Sold 31,250 GBP Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. 13 May 09. London www.sothebys.com
28 mai 2009

A white jade snuff bottle. mid Qing dynasty

A white jade snuff bottle. mid Qing dynasty Of flattened rectangular form with gently rounded sides, resting on a short straight foot, the stone of an even white colour, stopper. 6.4cm (2¼in) high. (2). Sold for HK$60,000 Bonhams. Fine Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Paintings, 21 May 2009. Island Shangri-La Hong Kong Hotel, Admiralty, Hong Kong www.bonhams.com
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28 mai 2009

A large carved rhinoceros horn libation cup. Qing dynasty, 17th/18th century

A large carved rhinoceros horn libation cup. Qing dynasty, 17th/18th century the horn of dark amber tone, finely carved around the exterior with a scholar in a mountainous landscape, an old gnarled and knotted pine tree forming the handle. 15.8cm., 6 1/4 in. Est. 30,000—50,000 GBP. Lot Sold 79,250 GBP NOTE: This rhinoceros horn cup is notable for its meticulously carved scene, and exemplifies the dexterity of Qing dynasty craftsmen. The combination of trees modelled in the round, as seen on the tree-shaped handle, and smooth... [Lire la suite]


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