31 décembre 2013

A pale green jade 'landscape' boulder, 19th century

A pale green jade 'landscape' boulder, 19th century. Photo Bonhams. The pale green stone carved with the figure of a scholar and a boy in front of an overhanging cliff supporting a thatched hut beside a path leading over a humped bridge and past a tall pine, the reverse with an incised waterfall flowing between rocks. 14cm (5½in) long. Sold for £2,125 (€2,548) Provenance: a European private collection, no.PD 534 Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART. London, New Bond Street. 7 Nov 2013 - www.bonhams.com

31 décembre 2013

A green and russet jade 'lingzhi fungus' washer, 17th century

A green and russet jade 'lingzhi fungus' washer, 17th century. Photo Bonhams. The green stone with some mottled inclusions and retaining areas of the russet skin, the stone carved as a broad opening floral cup surrounded by twisting reticulated branches of lingzhi fungus, wood stand. 15.5cm (6 1/8in) wide (2). Sold for £5,250 (€6,297) Provenance: Hotel Drouot, Paris, 21 May 1974, lot 154A European private collection, no.PD 642 The lingzhi fungus has been referred to as the mushroom of immortality and elixir of life. Therefore the... [Lire la suite]
31 décembre 2013

A 'chicken-bone' jade 'Eight Buddhist Emblems' ruyi sceptre, 19th century

A 'chicken-bone' jade 'Eight Buddhist Emblems' ruyi sceptre, 19th century. Photo Bonhams. The heavy sceptre formed with a lingzhi fungus-shaped head carved with a shou character surrounded by the parasol, the vase, the fish and the lotus flower, the boldly curving shaft with the victory banner, the endless knot and the conch, and the wheel of fire at the tip. 42cm (16½in) long. Sold for £18,750 (€22,490) Provenance: Charles Brooking Compton (1876-1935), and thence by descentA European private collection, no.CAM 42 The Qing... [Lire la suite]
31 décembre 2013

Pair of small oblong-shaped pendant earrings adapting probably a vegetation form. Green glass. Vietnam, Đông Sơn Period (Bronze

Pair of small oblong-shaped pendant earrings adapting probably a vegetation form. Green glass. Vietnam, Đông Sơn Period (Bronze Age). Photo courtesy Expertisim Height: 3,5 cm (1-1/3 in.). http://en.expertissim.com
31 décembre 2013

Pair of oblong-shaped pendant earrings probably adapting a vegetation form. Translucent glass. Vietnam, Đông Sơn Period (Bronze

Pair of oblong-shaped pendant earrings probably adapting a vegetation form. Translucent glass. Vietnam, Đông Sơn Period (Bronze Age). Photo courtesy Expertisim Height: 5,5 cm (2 in.). http://en.expertissim.com
31 décembre 2013

Pair of “U”-shaped pendant earrings with outward scrolls at ends. Blue glass. Vietnam, Đông Sơn Period (Bronze Age)

Pair of “U”-shaped pendant earrings with outward scrolls at ends. Blue glass. Vietnam, Đông Sơn Period (Bronze Age). Photo courtesy Expertisim Height: 5,5 cm (2 in.). http://en.expertissim.com
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31 décembre 2013

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31 décembre 2013

A fine pair of full-tip rhinoceros horn 'lotus pond' libation cups,19th century

A fine pair of full-tip rhinoceros horn 'lotus pond' libation cups,19th century. Photo Bonhams. Each long horn intricately carved with a large lotus blossom concealing a frog crouching on the inside petals, issuing from a long smooth stem surrounded by twisting overlapping stems, leaves and lotus blossoms and buds on which frogs and crabs crawl, the lotus stems growing from waves with a crayfish swimming at the tip, wood stands. The taller 52.7cm; 20¾in) high (4). Sold for £86,500 (€103,419) Provenance: Charles Brooking Compton... [Lire la suite]
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31 décembre 2013

A very rare rhinoceros horn 'scholars in landscape' libation cup, 17th-18th century

A very rare rhinoceros horn 'scholars in landscape' libation cup, 17th-18th century. Photo Bonhams. The horn of a rich honey tone darkening to reddish-brown on the interior, intricately carved with a continuous scene of two scholars conversing on beside a swiftly flowing river, another figure seated on a sampan beneath a rocky promontory from which a bearded gentleman gazes at an overhanging crag, all amongst sparsely scattered pine and wutong trees, the handle formed from vertical rocks and twisted branches of pine reaching... [Lire la suite]
31 décembre 2013

A very rare rhinoceros horn 'pine' libation cup, 17th-18th century

A very rare rhinoceros horn 'pine' libation cup, 17th-18th century. Photo Bonhams. The broad-lipped glossy cup formed as a pine trunk with detailed oval knots carved in low relief, the handle shaped as a twisted pine branch issuing groups of pine needles, rising from the foot and reaching into the smooth interior, and intertwined with a slender twisting branch of flowering prunus. 16.8cm (6 5/8in) long. Sold for £110,500 (€132,113) Provenance: an important European private collectionPreviously on loan to two British museums... [Lire la suite]