11 mai 2017

A gilt-bronze figure of Padmasambhava, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 171. A gilt-bronze figure of Padmasambhava, Qing dynasty, 18th century, 23 cm, 9 in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 30,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. seated in dhyanasana on a double lotus base, holding a vajra in the right hand and a skull cap in the left, wearing a dhoti, a shawl around the shoulders and a monk's cap, the face with a contemplative expression framed by pendulous ears Provenance: Acquired in China between 1900-1936.Thence by... [Lire la suite]

11 mai 2017

A fine and rare blue and white cup, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 216. A fine and rare blue and white cup, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735), 9 cm, 3 1/2  in. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Lot sold 32,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the U-shaped body rising from a short spreading foot to an everted rim, painted to the exterior in bright cobalt-blue tones depicting a continuous river landscape with a pair of scholars in conversation on a river bank, the base with a four-character mark in underglaze blue Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Londres, 10... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2017

A large moulded and incised celadon 'peony' bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 227. A large moulded and incised celadon 'peony' bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795), 26.8 cm, 10 1/2  in. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 GBP. Lot sold 37,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides resting on a straight foot, moulded to the exterior with large peony blooms borne on undulating leafy scrolls below a foliate band, the foot incised with a keyfret band, the interior incised with a leafy peony spray, encircled by further peony scrolls below a keyfret border, the... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2017

A carved ivory figure of a fisherman, late Qing dynasty

Lot 251. A carved ivory figure of a fisherman, late Qing dynasty, 34 cm, 13 3/8  in. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Lot sold 37,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. carved standing, wearing a loose-fitting robe tied with a bow at the waist, holding a small deer in his right arm and a lingzhi spray in his left hand, the face with broad smile and long beard, wood stand  Literature: S.E. Lucas, The Catalogue of Sassoon Chinese Ivories, London, 1950, vol. I, no. 63. Sotheby's. Important... [Lire la suite]
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11 mai 2017

A pair of cinnabar lacquer dishes, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

  Lot 148. A pair of cinnabar lacquer dishes, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795), 32.8 cm, 12 15/16  in. Estimate 8,000 — 10,000 GBP. Lot sold 37,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. each on metal body and of lobed circular form, with shallow everted sides supported on a short tapered foot, carved through rich layers of cinnabar lacquer, the interior with a central peony medallion surrounded by five bats in flight and eight sprays of floral blooms and leaves, encircled... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2017

A blue and white Ming-style 'lotus' dice bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 214. A blue and white Ming-style 'lotus' dice bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735), 29.5 cm, 11 5/8  in. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 GBP. Lot sold 37,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to a slightly flared rim, the thick walls painted with a broad lotus scroll between a border of breaking waves at the rim and 'S'-shaped scrolls at the foot, inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark written in a... [Lire la suite]

11 mai 2017

A fine white-glazed anhua 'dragon' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 126. A fine white-glazed anhua 'dragon' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722), 16 cm, 6 1/4  in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP. Lot sold 37,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to a slightly everted rim, covered in a pale white glaze, the exterior decorated in anhua with two striding five-clawed dragons, in pursuit of 'flaming pearls', the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue Provenance: S. Marchant and... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2017

A small white jade 'crane' boulder, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 273. A small white jade 'crane' boulder, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795), 9.5 cm, 3 3/4  in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 40,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. of rounded irregular form fashioned in varying layers of depth with a craggy mountainscape, the front depicting two cranes facing a fast flowing waterfall cascading over a precipice, beneath a pine tree,  the reverse carved with a further tree branch extending from jagged rockwork, the stone of an even... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2017

A fine yellow-glazed bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 220. A fine yellow-glazed bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735), 11.4 cm, 4 1/2  in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 40,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to an everted rim, the exterior covered in a pale yellow glaze, the interior white and the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue Provenance: Sotheby's New York, 22nd March 2000, lot 115 Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Londres, 10 mai 2017, 02:00... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2017

A fine pair of underglaze blue and iron-red 'dragon' dishes, Qianlong seal marks and period (1736-1795)

Lot 128. A fine pair of underglaze blue and iron-red 'dragon' dishes, Qianlong seal marks and period (1736-1795), 17.5 cm, 6 7/8  in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP. Lot sold 43,750 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. each with shallow rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot to a slightly everted rim, the interior painted with a lively five-claw dragon writing above breaking waves, the exterior painted with nine dragons dancing above breaking waves, the base inscribed with a seal... [Lire la suite]