21 mars 2017

A rare uncut silk and gold brocade dragon robe, 17th century

Lot 2045. A rare uncut silk and gold brocade dragon robe, 17th century. Estimate USD 20,000 ~ 30,000. Sold for US$ 46,250 (€42,816). Photo: Bonhams. The uncut silk of deep blue, couched with brilliant, gold-wrapped thread depicting nine four-clawed, writhing dragons pursuing flaming pearls of wisdom, set against a ground of gold cloud scrolls and auspicious symbols, including crane, qilin, and shou-characters, the bottom edges with wide hems depicting roiling waves crashing upon stylized peaks... [Lire la suite]
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21 mars 2017

A huanghuali table-form staad, 18th-19th century

Lot 2040. A huanghuali table-form staad, 18th-19th century. Estimate USD 2,500 ~ 4,000. Sold for US$ 37,500 (€34,715). Photo: Bonhams. The rectangular top terminating with everted ends, supported on trestle legs framing openwork panels carved with ruyi-heads, the beaded apron continuing onto scrolling spandrels. 14 1/2in (37cm) wide Provenance: Acquired in 1948 by Lester Knox Little (1892-1981), the last foreign Inspector General of the Chinese Customs Service. Bonhams. CHINESE WORKS... [Lire la suite]
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21 mars 2017

A Vertical-Form Lingbi Limestone Scholar's Rock

Lot 2028. A Vertical-Form Lingbi Limestone Scholar's Rock. Estimate USD 10,000 ~ 15,000. Sold for US$ 35,000 (€32,401). Photo: Bonhams. In the form of an irregular, twisting loop, the gnarled form framing a large void, the stone a dark gray with white veins and smooth, shiny surface, the lower half carved with a 20-character cursive inscription discussing the scholar's rock as an object of appreciation, the rock perched on a wooden stand carved to imitate root-wood; inscribed Japanese box. 7in... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2017

An archaistic green jade disk, bi, Qing dynasty

Lot 2008. An archaistic green jade disk, bi, Qing dynasty. Estimate USD 40,000 ~ 60,000. Sold for US$ 43,750 (€40,501). Photo: Bonhams. Carved on both sides, the disk centers on an aperture delimited by a plain border, encircled by a wide interior band of circular studs arranged in a grid, surrounded by an outer band decorated with four taotie masks linked by archaistic phoenixes, the edge of the disk carved with a inscription in regular script. 9in (22.9cm) diameter Note: A similar... [Lire la suite]
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21 mars 2017

A huanghuali side table, Pingtou'an, 17th century

Lot 2041. A huanghuali side table, Pingtou'an, 17th century. Estimate  USD  80,000 ~ 120,000. Sold for US$ 93,750 (€86,789). Photo: Bonhams. The rectangular paneled top set into a mitered, mortise and tenon frame above a plain recessed apron separated by oval rails joined to paired stretchers. 31 3/4 x 37 1/2 x 21in (80.6 x 95.3 x 53.3cm) Note: A very similar table is illustrated by Wang Shixiang in Connoisseurship of Chinese Furniture, Hong Kong, 1990, vol. 2, p.96, plate... [Lire la suite]
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21 mars 2017

Two rare and important Imperial gilt-bronze ritual 'ruibin' bells, bianzhong, Qianlong mark and of the period

Lot 2101. A rare and important Imperial gilt-bronze ritual 'ruibin' bell, bianzhong, Qianlong mark and of the period, dated Qianlong 8th year, corresponding to 1743. Estimate  USD  600,000 ~ 1,000,000. Sold for US$ 607,500 (€565,011). Photo: Bonhams. Finely-cast in concave cylindrical form, the flat top surmounted by a pair of addorsed crouching dragons, intricately worked with scaled, arched backs, the large heads with ferocious expressions and mouths agape to reveal pointed fangs,... [Lire la suite]

21 mars 2017

A coral-ground underglaze-blue 'Palace' bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 707. A coral-ground underglaze-blue 'Palace' bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735). Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 37,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   the deep rounded sides rising from a straight foot, painted to the exterior in varying tones of cobalt-blue with five lily blossoms borne on a continuous leafy scrolling stem, the interior with a central medallion enclosing a stylized lotus bloom surrounded by tender leaves, all reserved on a deep... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2017

A famille-verte bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 696. A famille-verte bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 25,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   the ovoid body rising to a tall slender  neck, the body brightly enameled with three Buddhist lions gamboling among ribbons, two in shades of green, the third smaller and in iron-red, a foliate scroll at the shoulder  below upright ruyi-lappets, the rim with a diaper band surmounting downturned ruyi-lappets suspending... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2017

A famille-verte 'Boys' rouleau vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 695. A famille-verte 'Boys' rouleau vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's.   the cylindrical body elegantly painted with boys at play, one with hands clasped over the eyes of a playmate, observed by an older boy wearing an official's robe and clasping a ruyi scepter, a small boy crouching over in laughter, as another, bearing a lotus blossom on a stick, happily tickles the central figure with a twig, all set between a band... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2017

An iron-red ground famille-verte rouleau vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 694. An iron-red ground famille-verte rouleau vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 12,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 15,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   the cylindrical body well painted with two large and bountiful flower baskets within rectangular panels, divided by two smaller shaped reserves of 'antiques' and butterflies, all reserved on an iron-red scrolling foliate and chrysanthemum bloom ground, the neck with stylized shou characters, with later... [Lire la suite]