12 juillet 2016

A fine and rare white-glazed 'Lantern' vase, Incised seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850)

Lot 3109. A fine and rare white-glazed 'Lantern' vase, Incised seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850); 23.1 cm., 9 1/8 in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD (58,715 — 78,286 EUR). Lot sold 740,000 HKD (72,415 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. the ovoid body rising from a small slightly splayed foot to a tapering neck, incised with archaistic confronting dragons and stylized bats amidst scrolls between a band of lappets above the foot and a frieze of... [Lire la suite]

12 juillet 2016

A pair of wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowls, Seal marks and period of Daoguang

Lot 3177. A pair of wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowls, Seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850); 14.8 cm., 5 7/8 in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD (29,357 — 39,143 EUR). Lot sold 740,000 HKD (72,415 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot to a slightly flared rim, finely painted on the exterior with a green and a red scaly dragon pacing over a ground of flowering scrolls in pursuit of a... [Lire la suite]
12 juillet 2016

A white jade 'Twin horse' pendant, Qing dynasty

Lot 3260. A white jade 'Twin horse' pendant, Qing dynasty. Estimate 70,000 — 90,000 HKD. Lot sold 800,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the translucent stone of an even white tone highlighted with russet patches, carved in openwork with a pair of recumbent frolicking horses, their bodies mirroring and nuzzling each other, one horse licking the head of the other, the centre hollowed out; 4.7 cm., 1 7/8 in. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, Hong Kong, 04 Apr 2012
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12 juillet 2016

A large cinnabar lacquer 'Hundred boys' box and cover, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing period

Lot 3203. A large cinnabar lacquer 'Hundred boys' box and cover, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing period (1796-1820). Estimate 700,000 — 900,000 HKD. Lot sold 860,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. of rectangular form, the flat top surface deftly carved and incised in high relief through the rich red cinnabar lacquer with the 'Hundred Boys' at play in a fenced garden in front of a pavilion, a group performing a dragon dance while others parade with  lanterns and puppets, under a... [Lire la suite]
12 juillet 2016

A pair of gilt-bronze 'Dragon' bowls, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

Lot 3214. A pair of gilt-bronze 'Dragon' bowls, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. Estimate 250,000 — 350,000 HKD. Lot sold 860,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. of globular form, the deep rounded sides rising from a splayed foot to a raised rim, cast and gilt in high relief with two five-clawed dragons pacing above turbulent waves in reach of a 'flaming pearl', their scaly bodies writhing amidst stylized flames and clouds, a cragged cliff battered by the tempestuous sea on the reverse,... [Lire la suite]
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12 juillet 2016

A pair of fine green enamelled 'Dragon' wine cups, Seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850)

Lot 3175. A pair of fine green enamelled 'Dragon' wine cups, Seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850); 4.9 cm., 1 7/8 in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD (48,929 — 68,501 EUR). Lot sold 920,000 HKD (90,029 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's.  each with deep rounded sides rising from a short foot to the slightly everted rim, finely painted on the exterior with a pair of scaly dragons, one looking back over its shoulder, pacing over crested... [Lire la suite]

12 juillet 2016

La Nature de Chaumet

This La Nature de Chaumet Racines Célestes Oak necklace, set with spinels, sapphires, pearls and diamonds, is convertible and can be worn in three different ways (POA). La Nature de Chaumet Offrandes d’Eté Wheat brooch in white gold, set with a 2.21ct pear-shaped diamond and brilliant-cut diamonds (POA). La Nature de Chaumet Offrandes d’Été Wheat ring in white gold, set with a 3.03ct pear-shaped diamond and brilliant-cut diamonds (POA). La Nature de Chaumet Firmament Apollinien laurel ring in white gold, set with a 10.25ct... [Lire la suite]
12 juillet 2016

A finely carved cinnabar lacquer 'Mythical Animals' box and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3150. A finely carved cinnabar lacquer 'Mythical Animals' box and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot sold 980,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. of circular form, with a flat cover deeply and meticulously carved with three frolicking beasts, two fu lions and one resembling a fox possibly a huli jing, all reserved on a dense ground of fine rolling waves, the sides of the cover and the box further carved with waves,... [Lire la suite]
12 juillet 2016

A green jadeite censer and cover, Qing dynasty, 19th-early 20th century

Lot 3278. A green jadeite censer and cover, Qing dynasty, 19th-early 20th century. Estimate 250,000 — 350,000 HKD. Lot sold 980,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the compressed globular body raised on three cabriole legs in the form of lion paws issuing from mythical-beast heads, flanked at the sides by a pair of elaborately carved dragon-head handles suspending loose rings, the reticulated domed cover surmounted with a knop in openwork, meticulously carved with dragon... [Lire la suite]
12 juillet 2016

A small famille-verte and anhua decorated 'Three fish' cup, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 3180. A small famille-verte and anhua decorated 'Three fish' cup, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 8.1 cm., 3 1/8 in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD (39,143 — 58,715 EUR). Lot sold 1,100,000 HKD (107,644 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. delicately potted, the steep sides rising from a small tapering foot to a flared rim, painted around the exterior with three long-tailed fish finely detailed in shaded tones as if they... [Lire la suite]