16 novembre 2011

The Burton Collection of Chinese19th century Coral Carvings

A large coral 'Phoenix and Ladies' carving, 19th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd, 2011 The coral carved with three standing figures including two ladies and a boy, one lady depicted carrying a vase and the boy holding a flowering peony branch, all riding on the back of a large phoenix, detailed with a peony branch in its beak and with long wing and tail feathers, the coral of a bright orange-pink tone; 15 in. (38 cm.) wide, stained ivory stand. Estimate £25,000 - £35,000. Price Realized 145,250 清   十九世紀  ... [Lire la suite]
16 novembre 2011

An archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup. 17th century

An archaistic rhinoceros horn  libation cup. 17th century.  Photo Christie's Image Ltd, 2011. The flared sides rising to an oval mouth and raised on a waisted foot, carved around the exterior with a band of taotie masks reserved on leiwen grounds below a band of 'C'-scrolls interspersed by small roundels, the openwork handle surmounted with several chilong clambering up and down, with one crawling over the rim and peering into the interior, the interior of the mouth rim encircled with a narrow key-fret border, the horn... [Lire la suite]

16 novembre 2011

A rare rhinoceros horn 'Hibiscus' libation cup, 17th century

A rare rhinoceros horn 'Hibiscus' libation cup, 17th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd, 2011 Finely carved as a large hibiscus flower, detailed in relief with a small chilong beside the stamen to the centre of the interior, one side of the exterior with hibiscus buds and leaves borne on strudy stems, the other with a day-lily amidst elegantly long curled leaves, the openwork handle formed by a chilong peering into the interior, the striated horn of an even caramel tone; 5¾ in. (14.6 cm.) wide. Estimate £100,000 - £150,000. Price... [Lire la suite]
16 novembre 2011

A rhinoceros horn archaistic libation cup, 17th centuryA rhinoceros horn archaistic libation cup, 17th century

A rhinoceros horn archaistic libation cup, 17th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd, 2011 Of flared form carved to the centre with a band of stylised phoenix detailed with long curled tail feathers, below a band of pendant blades enclosing cicadas, the interior of the mouth rim encircled by a continuous narrow key-fret border, interrupted by the flat top of the strap handle further decorated with a taotie mask surrounded by archastic scrolls, the horn of a warm honey tone; 6½ in. (16.5 cm.) wide.. Estimate £100,000 - £150,000.... [Lire la suite]
16 novembre 2011

A rare white jade bajixiang alms bowl. Qianlong period (1736-1795).

A rare white jade bajixiang  alms bowl. Qianlong period  (1736-1795). Photo Christie's Image Ltd, 2011 The compressed globular body tapering towards the base from the inward rounded shoulder, the exterior finely carved in shallow relief with linking ruyi-shaped cartouches enclosing the 'Eight Buddhist Emblems', bajixiang, interspersed by further smaller shaped cartouches enclosing xi (happiness) characters, the stone of an even white tone; 4¾ in. (12 cm.) diam., wood stand. Estimate £100,000 - £150,000. Price Realized... [Lire la suite]
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16 novembre 2011

A large and finely carved pale celadon jade marriage bowl. Qianlong period (1736-1795).

A large and finely carved pale celadon jade marriage bowl. Qianlong period  (1736-1795). Photo Christie's Image Ltd, 2011 The deep bowl with steep rounded sides, flanked by a pair of monster-mask handles detailed with bulging eyes, long horns, elegantly curled wings and suspending loose rings, carved in shallow relief to each side of the exterior with blossoming gnarled prunus trees, the interior crisply carved with a pair of confronting catfish amongst leafy lingzhi, the stone of an even pale tone with minor cloudy... [Lire la suite]


16 novembre 2011

A superb pair of white jade shallow bowls. Qianlong period (1736-1795).

A superb pair of white jade shallow bowls. Qianlong period  (1736-1795). Photo Christie's Image Ltd, 2011 Each bowl with slightly flaring sides rising from a short straight foot, delicately carved to the interior with a swallow in flight above a lotus pond scene, detailed with blooms and buds borne on tall leafy stems, the exterior further decorated with the Eight Buddhist Emblems, bajixiang, the stone of an even pale tone; 5¾ in. (14.5 cm.) diam. (2). Estimate £80,000 - £120,000. Price Realized £481,250. 清乾隆  ... [Lire la suite]
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16 novembre 2011

Christie's HK Sales of Important Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, 30 Nov 2011

An important early Ming blue and white bianhu moonflask.Yongle period  (1403-1424), estimate: HK$28,000,000-35,000,000/ US$3,700,000-4,500,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd, 2011 HONG KONG – Christie’s Hong Kong 2011 Fall Sales will present Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art on Wednesday, 30 November at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre.   The sale, estimated in excess of HK$600 million /US$80 million, brings together over 400 works of exceptional quality and with excellent provenance, as well... [Lire la suite]
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16 novembre 2011

A rare and finely-carved rhinoceros horn pouring vessel. 17th century, 'Xiao Yu' Two-character seal mark

A rare and finely-carved rhinoceros horn pouring vessel. 17th century, 'Xiao Yu' two-character seal mark. Photo Christie's Image Ltd, 2011 Of slightly flared cylindrical form, supported on a slightly splayed foot and rising towards a waisted neck, finely carved around the exterior of the body with taotie masks, each centred on vertical bands of 'C'-scrolls, delicately surmounted by three sinuous chilong with long elegant bifurcated tails in high relief, one crawling through the handle decorated with archaistic motifs on a leiwen... [Lire la suite]
16 novembre 2011

A finely carved archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup. 17th century

A finely carved archaistic rhinoceros horn  libation cup. 17th century.  Photo Christie's Image Ltd, 2011 Of flared quatrefoil form rising from a tall slightly splayed foot encircled with a key-fret band, well-carved to the mid-section of each side with stylised monster masks, detailed with curled horns and reserved on a leiwen ground, between bands of confronting stylised mythical beasts and key-fret borders encircling the mouth and foot rims, interrupted on one side with several clambering chilong with bifurcated tails... [Lire la suite]


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