15 juin 2016

A pair of wucai 'dragon and phoenix' cups, marks and period of Tongzhi (1861-1875)

Lot 834. A pair of wucai 'dragon and phoenix' cups, marks and period of Tongzhi (1861-1875). Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 HKD. Lot sold 32,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. each decorated to the exterior with a phoenix and a dragon reaching for a ‘flaming pearl’, below a border of beribboned auspicious objects, the interior centred with a dragon painted in iron red; 6.1 cm, 2 3/8  in. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 02 Jun 2016

15 juin 2016

An exceptional large wucai 'dragon' dish, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

Lot 816. An exceptional large wucai 'dragon' dish, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619). (1573-1619). (1573-1619). Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 HKD. Lot sold 687,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. robustly potted and brightly enamelled to the interior with two dragons reaching for a 'flaming pearl' amidst flames and ruyi-shaped clouds, the cavetto similarly decorated with further pairs of confronted dragons, the exterior with large floral blooms borne on a meandering scroll, the base inscribed with... [Lire la suite]
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15 juin 2016

An unusual wucai incense burner and cover, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 802. An unusual wucai incense burner and cover, Ming dynasty, 17th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Lot sold 56,250 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. of elliptical section and painted with a child and reclining man, set with appliqué handles in the form of coiled dragons, the cover with a finial of a recumbent Buddhist lion, all decorated in red, green, yellow and aubergine enamels; 10.8 cm, 4 1/4 in. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 02 Jun 2016
15 juin 2016

Rare sceptre ruyi en ivoire teintée, Chine, dynastie Qing, époque Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 435. Rare sceptre ruyi en ivoire teintée, Chine, dynastie Qing, époque Qianlong (1736-1795). Estimation €15,000 – €20,000 ($16,927 - $22,570). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016  Extremely well carved in openwork, the head is carved with a chrysanthemum blossom and buds borne on intertwined leafy branches. The gnarled stem is carved with further flowers, buds and two lingzhi fungus. 15 3/8 in. (39 cm.) long. Provenance: The collection of Max Müller (1867-1960), German Consul to Shanghai and... [Lire la suite]
15 juin 2016

Sceptre ruyi en émaux cloisonnés, Chine, dynastie Qing, seconde moitié du XVIIème siècle

Lot 353. Sceptre ruyi en émaux cloisonnés, Chine, dynastie Qing, seconde moitié du XVIIème siècle. Estimation €10,000 – €15,000 ($11,285 - $16,927). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016  The ruyi head is inlaid with five bats (wufu) confronted on a central yingyang symbol. The curved shaft is decorated with the auspicious characters fu shou kang ning, interspersed with bats and foliate motifs, all above a rocky outcrop emerging from crashing waves at the pointed tip. The reverse of both... [Lire la suite]
15 juin 2016

Grand sceptre ruyi en jade céladon, Chine, dynastie Qing, XIXème siècle

Lot 247. Grand sceptre ruyi en jade céladon, Chine, dynastie Qing, XIXème siècle. Estimation €10,000 – €15,000 ($11,285 - $16,927). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016  The large ruyi head terminal is carved in low relief with a bat in flight above two peaches. The curved shaft is carved with narcissi and lingzhi sprays, and the end with a bat holding a spray of millet in its mouth. The stone is of a celadon tone with some scattered creamy and cloudy inclusions. 16 7/8 in. (43 cm.)... [Lire la suite]
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15 juin 2016

Sceptre ruyi en laque rouge, vert et ocre, Chine, dynastie Qing, époque Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 134. Sceptre ruyi en laque rouge, vert et ocre, Chine, dynastie Qing, époque Qianlong (1736-1795). Estimation €15,000 – €20,000 ($16,927 - $22,570). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016  The sceptre is finely carved through three layers of lacquer of cinnabar red, dark green and ochre tone. The ruyi-shaped head depicts the Daoist Immortal, He Xiangu, holding a lotus spray over her shoulder set within a landscape. The arched shaft has a shaped panel enclosing a bat in flight, suspending from its mouth a... [Lire la suite]
15 juin 2016

An embellished gilt-bronze ruyi sceptre, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 787. An embellished gilt-bronze ruyi sceptre, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD. Lot sold 250,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the head with a variegated green jade plaque of five bats encircling wan and shou characters, the shaft cast with a peach branch, with the leaves highlighted with kingfisher feathers and the fruits inlaid with stones of various colours, such as red tourmaline, lapis lazuli and malachite; 39 cm, 15... [Lire la suite]
15 juin 2016

A carved stained ivory ruyi sceptre, Qing dynasty, 18th – 19th century

Lot 774. A carved stained ivory ruyi sceptre, Qing dynasty, 18th – 19th century. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 HKD. Lot sold 175,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. carved in openwork along the shaft with chyrsanthemum and secondary stems issuing gourds around a central branch, extending to the head with further leafy branches, stained green except for the flowers and fruits; 36 cm, 14 1/8  in. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 02 Jun 2016
15 juin 2016

A Longquan celadon 'qilin' screen table, Yuan dynasty (1271-1368)

Lot 814. A Longquan celadon 'qilin' screen table, Yuan dynasty (1271-1368). Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's. of rectangular form, one side carved with a qilin gazing at the moon within a recessed panel, the reverse freely incised with a mountainous landscape and two moulded cylindrical tubes beside the spandrels, all raised on a stepped base, covered in an olive-green glaze, the unglazed base burnt red in the firing; 18 cm, 7 1/8 in. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong,... [Lire la suite]