11 avril 2011

Natural pearl, conch pearl and cultured pearl

 Very fine natural pearl and diamond ring. Photo Sotheby's The ring centring on a natural pearl measuring approximately 13.45 x 13.65mm, surrounded by old European-cut diamonds together weighing approximately 7.00 carats; accompanied by an extra diamond-set ring fitting, pearl detachable; mounted in platinum. (2). Estimate 1,500,000—1,700,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,940,000 HKD Ring size: 5¾ Accompanied by SSEF report numbered 55288, dated 18 January 2010, stating that the pearl is natural saltwater pearl, with no indications of... [Lire la suite]

11 avril 2011

A rare white jade armillary three-ring disc. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

A rare white jade armillary three-ring disc. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. Photo Sotheby's deftly carved from a single piece of jade with three interlinked movable rings mounted like a gyroscope with each ring moving on a separate axis, the innermost ring decorated on each side in low relief with the constellation of seven stars of the Big Dipper, opposite to the moon, all surrounded by swirling clouds, the middle ring similarly carved with stylised archaistic dragons, encircled by the outermost ring with rocks rising from... [Lire la suite]
11 avril 2011

A rare finely inlaid soapstone curio cabinet. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

A rare finely inlaid soapstone curio cabinet. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. Photo Sotheby's of square section lavishly inlaid with panels of figures, flowers or vessel reserved on a bamboo-veneer ground, framed by multi-coloured soapstones finely incised with butterflies and flowers on wave-diaper ground, the tectal cover with a lady seated on a spindleback chair reading a book in a garden under a tall pine tree, the table before her laid out with peaches, a vase and books, the sides of the cover inlaid with panels of fruit... [Lire la suite]
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11 avril 2011

A rare and large green jade mountain with an imperial poem. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

A rare and large green jade mountain with an imperial poem. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period.  Photo Sotheby's the stone of a forest-green colour with black and white mottling, carved on one side with a pair of high-relief chicks perched upon a rocky hill amidst pine and paulownia trees, incised on the rock face with a poetic inscription, the reverse with gnarled pine trees growing on jagged ledges above a deep ravine, the mountain crags skilfully carved utilising the natural flaws in the stone; 26.3 cm., 10 3/8 in.... [Lire la suite]
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11 avril 2011

A Pair of rare gilt-bronze 'dragon' ornaments. Qing dynasty, 18th century

A Pair of rare gilt-bronze 'dragon' ornaments. Qing dynasty, 18th century. Photo Sotheby's possibly made as lantern hooks, each of 'J'-shape made from two mirrored sections soldered together with the interior left hollow, the broader arched upper section set with a dragon-head with large eyes, a long tongue thrust out, curling whiskers and horns atop its head, the sinuous scaled body with powerful legs and five-claws on each foot, winding through layers of ruyi clouds with reticulated openings, tapering to a hook formed by the... [Lire la suite]
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11 avril 2011

A SmaIl Fine And Rare Brushpot With Imperial Poems In Iron Red. Yuzhi Mark And Period of Qianlong

A SmaIl Fine And Rare Brushpot With Imperial Poems In Iron Red. Yuzhi Mark And Period of Qianlong. Photo Sotheby's well potted as a cylinder supported on four short ruyi legs, the exterior inscribed in iron-red with five imperial poems, titled Xiari yuan ju jishi wu shou ('Five Poems on Summer Days in the Garden'), all neatly written in regular script, signed Qianlong yuzhi, followed by two seals Qian and Long; 10 cm., 4 in. Estimate 5,000,000—7,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 6,020,000 HKD (771,795 USD) to an Asian Private NOTE/ The... [Lire la suite]

11 avril 2011

A Fine And Rare lnscribed Carved White And Russet Jade Boulder. Mark And Period of Qianlong

A Fine And Rare lnscribed Carved White And Russet Jade Boulder. Mark And Period of Qianlong. Photo Sotheby's finely and deeply carved to the front face depicting Guanyin seated on a rockwork pedestal, wearing loosely draped robes, an attendant standing behind her holding a vase containing a single willow branch, with a boy kneeling towards her in a position of deference, amid bamboo trees, with swelling waves crashing against the rocks below, a magpie perched above, round and smooth the reverse side skilfully carved utilising the... [Lire la suite]
11 avril 2011

An extremely rare and important imperial court painting of the bannerman Cemcukjab attributed to Ai Qimeng and Jin Tingbiao

An extremely rare and important imperial court painting of the bannerman Cemcukjab attributed to Ai Qimeng (Ignaz Sichelbart) (1708-1780) and Jin Tingbiao (Fl. 1757-1767). Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, dated to 1760. Photo Sotheby's hanging scroll, ink and colour on silkportraying the commanding officer of the northern borders of the Qing empire, with a distinguished war-weathered face, donning a fur-lined hat marked by a red glass bead and a peacock feather with a single-eyed plume, danyan hualing, dressed in a beige striped... [Lire la suite]
11 avril 2011

A Rare White Jade Bi Disc And Album Iricised. Mark And Period of Qianlong

A Rare White Jade Bi Disc And Album Iricised. Mark And Period of Qianlong. Photo Sotheby's the translucent stone of a milky white tone, meticulously carved in openwork, with four characters Chang yi zisun ('To Benefit Future Generations Forever'), surrounded by two pairs of stylised phoenix, the terminal above deftly carved with a pair of confronting phoenix beneath a scrolling cloud, the narrow sides incised with a Qianlong nianzhi mark and the characters yang zi erbai hao ('Number 200 of Yang'), the jade mounted in an album... [Lire la suite]
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11 avril 2011

A Magnificent And Very Rare Inscribed GiIt-Bronze Figure 0f Avalokitesvara, Ming Dynasty, Xuande Period, Dated To 1435

A Magnificent And Very Rare Inscribed GiIt-Bronze Figure 0f Avalokitesvara, Ming Dynasty, Xuande Period, Dated To 1435. Photo Sotheby's finely cast and seated in rajalilasana, his left hand resting on the lotus pedestal behind and the right arm supported by the raised knee, the serene face with downcast eyes, surmounted with a five-leaf crown, inset with a diminutive figure of Buddha Amitabha to the central leaf, enclosing the tightly curled hair rising to an elaborate high chignon and jewel, the pendulous earlobes with... [Lire la suite]
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