05 mai 2016

An agate peach-form cup, 18th-19th century

Lot 170. An agate peach-form cup, 18th-19th century. Estimate £1,500 - 1,800 (€1,900 - 2,300). Photo Bonhams. The exterior carved with leafy stems in low relief, flanked with a naturalistic branch form handle topped with a peach, the stone of a variegated beige hue. 11cm (4 1/4in) wide Provenance: Christie's South Kensington, 26-27 April 1989, lot 532 (label)The Bootham Smallwood Collection Bonhams. AUCTION 23541: ASIAN ART, 10:30 BST - LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE
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05 mai 2016

An agate two-handled cup, 18th-19th century

Lot 169. An agate two-handled cup, 18th-19th century. Estimate £1,500 - 2,000 (€1,900 - 2,500). Photo Bonhams. The cup with an everted rim and raised on a short footrim, flanked with two lingzhi-form loop handles, the stone of a variegated caramel hue. 11cm (4 1/4in) wide Provenance: Christie's South Kensington, 26-27 April 1989, lot 532 (label)The Bootham Smallwood Collection Bonhams. AUCTION 23541: ASIAN ART, 10:30 BST - LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE
05 mai 2016

A soapstone figure of a luohan, 17th-18th century

Lot 168. A soapstone figure of a luohan, 17th-18th century. Estimate £1,500 - 2,000 (€1,900 - 2,500). Photo Bonhams. Seated wearing long flowing robes, holding a flask in both hands before him, the stone of caramel, pale green and mushroom hues. 7cm (2.3/4in) high. Provenance: An English private collection, assembled in Hong Kong from 1967-1989, and thence by descent  Bonhams. AUCTION 23541: ASIAN ART, 10:30 BST - LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE
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05 mai 2016

A soapstone figure of Budai, 18th century

Lot 167. A soapstone figure of Budai, 18th century. Estimate £5,000 - 8,000 (€6,300 - 10,000). Photo Bonhams. The figure of the future Buddha, Maitreya, delicately carved with long brocade robes open at the large belly, seated at ease with one hand atop the right knee, the face with a joyful expression, flanked with elongated earlobes, crowned with a bald pate, the features picked out with pigment, wood stand. 7.8cm (3in) high (2).  Bonhams. AUCTION 23541: ASIAN ART, 10:30 BST... [Lire la suite]
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05 mai 2016

A soapstone figure of Liu Hai, 17th century

Lot 166. A soapstone figure of Liu Hai, 17th century. Estimate £4,000 - 6,000 (€5,000 - 7,600). Photo Bonhams. Modelled dancing with the hands raised, wearing robes tied at the waist, with incised decoration of pomegranates, butterflies, clouds and floral sprays, the smiling face crowned with long hair with a tonsured patch, the stone of a mottled mauve and beige colour, wood stand. 25cm (9 3/4in) high (2). Bonhams. AUCTION 23541: ASIAN ART, 10:30 BST - LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE
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05 mai 2016

A large soapstone figure of Dongfang Shuo, 17th century

Lot 165. A large soapstone figure of Dongfang Shuo, 17th century. Estimate £2,000 - 3,000 (€2,500 - 3,800). Photo Bonhams. The peach-stealing Immortal finely carved with long robes decorated with floral motifs at the hems and a central shou character at the bulging belly above the rope belt, the left hand holding a peach-tree branch, the smiling face with a full beard and topped with a scholars cap and ribbons. 28cm (11in) high Bonhams. AUCTION 23541: ASIAN ART, 10:30 BST... [Lire la suite]
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05 mai 2016

A rare Ming-style blue and white floral vase, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period

  Lot 70. A rare Ming-style blue and white floral vase, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double-circle and of the period (1723-1735). Estimate £200,000 – £300,000 ($291,200 - $436,800). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The vase is elegantly potted in the form of a compressed hu, with two wide bands of flowers and foliage decorating the exterior of the body, separated by concentric bands. The short spreading foot is painted with a lotus border. 8 in. (20.2 cm.) high ... [Lire la suite]
05 mai 2016

A rare Ming-style blue and white pilgrim flask, bianhu, Yongzheng six-character seal mark in underglaze-blue and of the period

    Lot 69. A rare Ming-style blue and white pilgrim flask, bianhu, Yongzheng six-character seal mark in underglaze-blue and of the period (1723-1735). Estimate £60,000 – £80,000 ($87,360 - $116,480). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The elegantly potted flask is painted to each side of the rounded body with four large flower blooms surrounded by stylised foliage, encircled by a band of classic scroll and below a pair of handles with ruyi-shaped terminals. The neck and shoulder of the vessel are similarly... [Lire la suite]
05 mai 2016

A blue and white vase, Transitional period, mid-17th century

Lot 68. A blue and white vase, Transitional period, mid-17th century. Estimate £10,000 – £15,000 ($14,560 - $21,840). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The vase is of ovoid shape and is decorated with birds in flight and perched amongst prunus, bamboo and peony branches, all between anhua bands of flowers and lappets to the rims. 9 ½ in. (24.1 cm.) high Christie's. INSPIRED THEMES: A FINE SELECTION OF CHINESE WORKS OF ART, 10 May 2016, London, King Street
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05 mai 2016

33.52 carats Colombian sugarloaf emerald and diamond ring

Lot 279. 33.52 carats Colombian sugarloaf emerald and diamond ring. Estimate 435,000 — 625,000 CHF (397,553 - 571,197 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. Set with a sugarloaf emerald weighing 33.52 carats, the mount accented with single-cut diamonds, size 52. Accompanied by Gübelin report no. 15067320, stating that the emerald is of Colombian origin, with indications of minor clarity enhancement, and AGL report no. CS 69959, stating that the emerald is of Colombian origin, with a minor... [Lire la suite]
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