15 octobre 2016

A white jade 'mythical beast' vase and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century 

Lot 3705. A white jade 'mythical beast' vase and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot sold 750,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. of flattened form, the lower half of the vase worked in relief as a standing mythical animal, decorated with an animal head and curling tail, the body picked out with wings, the neck of the vase with a pair of kui dragon handles suspending loose rings, the domed cover decorated with a small bird, the translucent... [Lire la suite]

15 octobre 2016

A superbly carved imperial white jade recumbent horse, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3706. A superbly carved imperial white jade recumbent horse, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate 700,000 — 900,000 HKD. Lot sold 875,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. skilfully worked as a recumbent horse with its front legs gently bent and its head resting atop its front hooves, the muscular body rendered with taut haunches terminating in a long tail swept to its left, the narrow and long head detailed with a pair of wide and alert eyes, below its finely incised... [Lire la suite]
15 octobre 2016

A mottled grey jade 'dragon' brushwasher, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 3704. A mottled grey jade 'dragon' brushwasher, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 550,000 — 750,000 HKD. Lot sold 937,500 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. the substantial grey jade mottled with dark speckles and highlighted with light russet skin, skilfully worked as an oval vessel with sloping sides rising to a broad shoulder and an incurved rim, the exterior decorated in varying levels of relief with three ferocious dragons soaring amidst dense clusters of lingzhi-shaped... [Lire la suite]
15 octobre 2016

A finely carved celadon jade boat, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3634. A finely carved celadon jade boat, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate 900,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,375,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. worked in the form of a flat-bottomed boat on a bed of swirling waves, the bow covered with an arched woven roof and the mast folded on the side, with a long bamboo stick leaning diagonally against the roof hanging a cloak, the prow rendered with a standing figure steering the... [Lire la suite]
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15 octobre 2016

A very finely carved white jade 'champion' vase and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3710. A very finely carved white jade 'champion' vase and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,875,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. the even white stone worked as a pair of tubular vessels resting on splayed feet, flanking a falcon standing atop the head of a bear, the falcon depicted extending its wings across the exterior of both vases, the falcon's tail and the bear's hinquarters protruding from between the vessels on... [Lire la suite]
15 octobre 2016

Deux bijoux d‘exception d‘héritage impérial russe liés à Pierre le Grand & Catherine la Grande à Sotheby’s Genève

Photo: Sotheby's.   Genève – Cet automne, les salles de vente de Genève brilleront à travers l’élégance et le raffinement de la cour impériale russe. Dans le cadre de sa vente de Haute Joaillerie du 16 novembre 2016, Sotheby’s présentera deux joyaux d’exception et d’une importance historique. La première pièce est un magnifique collier en diamants, accompagné d’un fermoir détachable en forme de nœud. A l’origine, ce collier aurait été commandé en deux pièces séparées par l’impératrice Catherine II, « la Grande » (1729 –... [Lire la suite]

15 octobre 2016

An unusual enamelled 'lingzhi' washer, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3678. An unusual enamelled 'lingzhi' washer, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Lot sold 87,500 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. modelled as a lingzhi bloom borne on a short stippled curling stem forming the handle of the vessel, vividly enamelled overall with a kaleidoscopic blend of enamels thinning to the ridges; 9 cm, 3 1/2  in.. Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 26th October 1993, lot 113. Sotheby's, Important Chinese Art, Hong Kong,... [Lire la suite]
15 octobre 2016

A Dehua standing figure of Magu and deer, Republic period (1912-1949), early 20th century

Lot 169. A Dehua standing figure of Magu and deer, Republic period (1912-1949), early 20th century. Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 80,000 (USD 6,478 - USD 10,365). Price Realised HKD 93,750 (USD 12,142). Photo Christie’s Images Limited 2016. The figure is elegantly potted modelled standing beside a deer, her back impressed with a Xu Yunlin zhi seal mark. 15 3/4 in. (40 cm.) high.  Christie’s. Sale 12557. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]
15 octobre 2016

A guan-type archaistic vase, hu, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 167. A guan-type archaistic vase, hu, Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 150,000 (USD 12,956 - USD 19,434). Price Realised HKD 62,500 (USD 8,095). Photo Christie’s Images Limited 2016. The neck is flanked by a pair of handles each in the form of a mythical animal, the exterior moulded in relief with raised strapwork centred by four diamond-shaped recesses. The vase is covered overall in an even, greyish-blue glaze with faint golden crackling, with the exception of the foot... [Lire la suite]
15 octobre 2016

A Langyao red-glazed vase, guanyinzun, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 165. A Langyao red-glazed vase, guanyinzun, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 80,000 (USD 6,478 - USD 10,365). Price Realised HKD 118,750 (USD 15,380). Photo Christie’s Images Limited 2016. The vase is potted with a long slender body above a spreading stepped foot, covered in a crackled glaze of intense raspberry-red tone thinning gently to beige towards the mouth, the base covered in a clear crackled bluish-green glaze. 15 7/8 in. (40.4 cm.) high, box. ... [Lire la suite]