26 septembre 2016

A nice Kesi silk military rank badge (Buzi), 19th Century

Lot 43. A nice Kesi silk military rank badge (Buzi), 19th Century. Estimate 600.00€ - 800.00 €. Photo: Czerny's Depicting a third rang soldier's wife; embroidered with a leopard on a rock; featuring Buddhist symbols of good omen among clouds and around a red sun. Small scraping on the border. 30.5 x 29 cm. Notes: Women were allowed to wear a rank badge. The distinction between male and female rank badges was made by positioning the red disk (symbolizing the sun) differently. Both military and civil rank... [Lire la suite]
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26 septembre 2016

A finely carved imperial ruby-red overlay glass 'warriors' box and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 117. A finely carved imperial ruby-red overlay glass 'warriors' box and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795);  18.2 cm, 7 1/8  in. Estimate 250,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot Sold 300,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.    exquisitely carved through the outer layer of ruby-red glass to the speckled white ground, the top of the cover decorated with a medallion enclosing a dramatic scene of two warriors, one rendered attacking the other with his long spear, the victim... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2016

A pair of large ru-type bottle vases, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 114. A pair of large ru-type bottle vases, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate 900,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.   each robustly potted after the Song dynasty prototype, the compressed globular body resting on a slightly splayed foot and sweeping up to a tall gently waisted neck and cupped mouth, the shoulder bordered with three horizontal raised ribs, the neck with two evenly spaced fillets above a further raised fillet collaring the lower neck, evenly applied... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2016

A lemon-yellow-ground underglaze-blue 'nine peaches' dish, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 115. A lemon-yellow-ground underglaze-blue 'Nine peaches' dish, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 26.7 cm, 10 1/2  in. Estimate 900,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,062,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.  the shallow interior decorated with a medallion in inky tones of cobalt-blue with nine peaches borne on gnarled leafy branches, the succulent ripe peaches and furled leaves accented by simulated 'heaping and piling', all within a double-line border... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2016

A fine, large and brilliantly enamelled doucai 'phoenix and peony' meiping and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 116. A fine, large and brilliantly enamelled doucai 'phoenix and peony' meiping and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 4,000,000 — 6,000,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. sturdily potted with a well-proportioned rounded shoulder tapering to a countersunk base and surmounted by a short waisted neck, the body divided into three main registers with three iron-red lines, the central frieze painted with large multi-coloured flowering peony blooms borne on a curling leafy... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2016

A fine and rare famille-rose elephant-handled vase, zun, seal mark and period of Jiaqing (1796-1820)

Lot 103. A fine and rare famille-rose elephant-handled vase, zun, seal mark and period of Jiaqing (1796-1820). Estimate 4,000,000 — 6,000,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. of archaistic zun form, the well-proportioned baluster body supported on a short foot and tapering to a straight mouthrim, the neck flanked by a pair of handles modelled in the form of elephant heads, the exterior exquisitely detailed in shaded tones of the famille-rose palette with four... [Lire la suite]

26 septembre 2016

A rare coral-ground famille-verte 'floral' bowl, Yuzhi mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 108. A rare coral-ground famille-verte 'floral' bowl, Yuzhi mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722). Estimate 2,500,000 — 3,000,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. finely potted with deep rounded sides rising from a short slightly splayed foot to a gently flaring rim, the exterior vibrantly decorated with nine lush autumn-flowering buds and blooms, including peony, chrysanthemum, poppy and crabapple, the luscious blooms rendered borne on and growing amidst curling stems and verdant foliage, all... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2016

Sotheby’s Presents Age of Elegance during Its Autumn 2016 Sale Series

Louis Sauvageau, Nymph holding a bird's nest (details), white marble, 110 cm. Photo: Sotheby's. Hong Kong - This autumn, Sotheby’s is delighted to announce its fifth annual Age of Elegance – European Paintings, Sculpture, Silver and Fabergé in Hong Kong. This year’s edition of the unique selling exhibition brings together paintings spanning the 17th- through to the mid-20th centuries, exquisite sculptures, and exceptional objects in silver. The highly curated exhibition will also include, for the first time, an important group of... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2016

A yellowish celadon jade carving of a recumbent feline, Song-Ming dynasty (960-1644)

Lot 31. A yellowish celadon jade carving of a recumbent feline, Song-Ming dynasty (960-1644). Estimate HKD 120,000 - HKD 180,000 (USD 15,541 - USD 23,311). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  The bushy tail is flicked to one side. The jade is of yellowish celadon colour with areas of ivory-coloured alteration. 2 in. (5 cm.) long The property of a private Hong Kong collector. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 4 October 2016, Hong Kong
26 septembre 2016

A celadon and russet jade carving of a mythical beast, Song-Ming dynasty (960-1644)

Lot 30. A celadon and russet jade carving of a mythical beast, Song-Ming dynasty (960-1644). Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 150,000 (USD 12,951 - USD 19,426). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  The underside is carved in intaglio with the beard and hair markings. The softly polished stone has a pale greenish undertone and russet striations. 2 3/4 in. (7 cm.) long The property of a private Hong Kong collector. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 4 October... [Lire la suite]