17 mars 2015

A large guan-type hu-form vase, China, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period

Lot 54. A large Guan-type hu-form vase, China, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1723-1735); 13 ¾ in. (34.9 cm.) high. Estimate $150,000 – $250,000. Price realised USD 1,445,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2015 Based on a Song dynasty prototype, the faceted pear-shaped body of rectangular section raised on a molded pedestal foot pierced with a rectangular aperture on each of the narrow sides, with a double bow-string band encircling the upper body... [Lire la suite]
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17 mars 2015

A rare large huanghuali folding stool, jiaowu, China, Ming dynasty, 17th century

A rare large huanghuali folding stool, jiaowu, China, Ming dynasty, 17th century. Estimate $300,000 – $500,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The upper frame comprised of two elegantly shaped horizontal members carved with confronted chilong framing the woven seat, supported on four legs of rounded section joined at the center by pins secured with baitong hardware, the legs secured to the horizontal feet with similar hardware and flanking the footrest, set with ruyi-head corner mounts and a... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2015

A very rare huanghuali recessed-leg demountable trestle-leg table, China, Late Ming-Early Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

A very rare huanghuali recessed-leg demountable trestle-leg table, China, Late Ming-Early Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century. Estimate $300,000 – $500,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The well-figured, single-plank top with everted ends above finely beaded apron continuing to pierced spandrels, raised on trestles fitted with openwork panels carved with shaped, beaded cartouches and fit into shoe feet - 33 1/8 in. (84.1 cm.) high, 71 ¼ in. (178.6 cm.) wide, 13 1/8 in. (33.3 cm.) deep Provenance: By repute, the... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2015

A rare huanghuali compound cabinet and hatchest, sijiangui, China, Late Ming-Early Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

A rare huanghuali compound cabinet and hatchest, sijiangui, China, Late Ming-Early Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century. Estimate $300,000 – $500,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Of rectangular form, the hatchest with panel doors fitted flush and opening to reveal a shelved interior above the cabinet with similar configuration, the cabinet doors opening to reveal the shelved interior with two drawers, all above shaped beaded aprons carved with interlocked leafy scroll on the narrow sides and elaborate lotus scroll on the... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2015

A rare 'four-corners-exposed' official's hat arm chair, sichutouguanmaoyi, China, Ming dynasty, 17th century

A rare 'four-corners-exposed' official's hat arm chair, sichutouguanmaoyi, China, Ming dynasty, 17th century. Estimate $300,000 – $500,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The elegantly shaped, protruding crestrail supported on a well-figured S-shaped splat and gracefully curving rear posts continuing to form the rear legs, the curved arm rails supported on tapering vertical stiles and extending beyond the front posts, the huanghuali seat within the rectangular frame above beaded aprons and spandrels,... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2015

A very rare pair of huanghuali bamboo-form continuous horseshoe-back armchairs,quanyi, China, Late Ming-Early Qing dynasty

A very rare pair of huanghuali bamboo-form continuous horseshoe-back armchairs, quanyi, China, Late Ming-Early Qing dynasty, 17th-early 18th century. Estimate $300,000 – $500,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each with wide sweeping crestrail above the S-shaped splat, supported on deeply curved standing stiles and terminating in the front legs, the hard mat seats set within the rectangular frame with rounded edge above simple shaped aprons carved in imitation of bamboo, the legs joined by stepped... [Lire la suite]

17 mars 2015

A rare large huanghuali recessed leg table, pingtou’an, China, Ming dynasty, 17th century

A rare large huanghuali recessed leg table, pingtou’an, China, Ming dynasty, 17th century. Estimate $400,000 – $600,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The single-panel top set within the wide rectangular frame with ice-plate edge, above plain aprons and cloud shaped spandrels, the whole supported on thick beaded rectangular legs joined by pairs of stretchers of conforming shape - 32 3/8 in. (82.2 cm.) high, 82 ½ in. (209.6 cm.) wide, 22 ¼ in. (56.5 cm.) deep  Provenance: The Collection... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2015

A very rare huanghuali waisted rectangular corner-leg games table, China, Ming dynasty, 17th century

A very rare huanghuali waisted rectangular corner-leg games table, China, Ming dynasty, 17th century. Estimate $500,000 – $700,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The rectangular removable top conceals a rectangular recess for a shuanglu board, now lacking, and gaming boards and two cylindrical game piece cups, the whole supported on a narrow waist above a pair of drawers with baitongmounts and raised on beaded legs of square section joined by humpback stretchers and terminating in hoof... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2015

A massive and very rare huanghuali recessed-leg painting table, hua’an, China, Ming dynasty, 17th century

  Lot 42. A massive and very rare huanghuali recessed-leg painting table, hua’an, China, Ming dynasty, 17th century; 33 ½ in. (85.1 cm.) high, 86 ¾ in. (220.3 cm.) wide, 28 1/8 in. (71.4 cm.) deep. Estimate $800,000 – $1,200,000. Price realised USD 3,525,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015  With two-panel top set within the wide rectangular frame with triple beaded edge, above thick plain beaded aprons and spandrels, all raised on massive thumb-grooved and beaded legs and joined by... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2015

An extremely rare and important set of four huanghuali horseshoe-back armchairs, quanyi, China, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 41. An extremely rare and important set of four huanghuali horseshoe-back armchairs, quanyi, China, Ming dynasty, 17th century;  36 ¼ in. (92 cm.) high, 24 ½ in. (62.2 cm.) wide, 17 ½ in. (44.5 cm.) deep. Estimate $800,000 – $1,200,000. Price realised USD 9,685,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Of elegant form and proportions with slender sweeping crest rail terminating in elegant hook handles above gracefully shaped standing stiles and thinly beaded shaped aprons, the curved splat... [Lire la suite]