22 juin 2017

Statue de Vajrabhairava en bronze, Tibet, XVIIIème-XIXème siècle

Lot 34. Statue de Vajrabhairava en bronze, Tibet, XVIIIème-XIXème siècle. Estimate EUR 8,000 - EUR 12,000 (USD 8,970 - USD 13,455). Price realised EUR 278,500 (USD 310,992). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Il est représenté en pratyalidhasana sur des divinités placées sur une base lotiforme. Ses mains principales, tiennent lekarttrika et le kapala et enlacent sa parèdre. Son visage principal est celui d'un taureau. Ses visages sont dorés à froid et rehaussés de détails peints ;... [Lire la suite]

22 juin 2017

Rare paire de chaises en huanghuali, dengguayi, Chine, Dynastie Qing, XVIIIème-XIXème siècle

Lot 51. Rare paire de chaises en huanghuali, dengguayi, Chine, Dynastie Qing, XVIIIème-XIXème siècle. Estimate EUR 100,000 - EUR 150,000 (USD 112,127 - USD 168,190). Price realised EUR 506,500 (USD 565,592). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Le dossier ajouré, centré d'un large bandeau galbé surmonté d'une traverse à ressaut central. L'assise rectangulaire à châssis en natte tressée. La ceinture ornée aux angles de ruyi stylisés repose sur quatre pieds de section rectangulaire aux angles... [Lire la suite]
22 juin 2017

Ensemble de douze panneaux en zitan et nanmu montés en paravent, Chine, Dynastie Qing, XIXème siècle

Lot 42. Ensemble de douze panneaux en zitan et nanmu montés en paravent, Chine, Dynastie Qing, XIXème siècle. Estimate EUR 12,000 - EUR 18,000 (USD 13,455 - USD 20,183). Price realised EUR 602,500 (USD 672,792). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Chaque panneau est composé d'un cadre en zitan dont la partie inférieure est ornée d'une chauve-souris soutenant le symbole de bon augure du double carpe. La partie supérieure est ornée d'une pierre sonore. Les panneaux en nanmu sont sculptés de fleurs... [Lire la suite]
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22 juin 2017

A rare white and russet jade cup, Liao Dynasty

Lot 59. A rare white and russet jade cup, Liao Dynasty, 8.5cm (3 1/4in) wide. Estimate HK$120,000 - 150,000 (US$15,000 - 19,000). Sold for HK$ 1,980,000 (€227,254). Photo: Bonhams. The exquisitely carved thinly-walled cup of oval form supported on an oval foot, the sides with two raised lobes with a stylised dragon handle to one side, the lustrous and translucent stone of milky-white tone suffused with attractive russet inclusions. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong in 2008The Songzhutang... [Lire la suite]
22 juin 2017

A very rare jade 'crouching tiger' seal, Han Dynasty

Lot 52. A very rare jade 'crouching tiger' seal, Han Dynasty, 2.4cm (1in) square. Estimate HK$150,000 - 200,000 (US$19,000 - 26,000). Sold for HK$ 1,062,500 (€121,948). Photo: Bonhams. The square seal platform surmounted by a ferocious crouching tiger superbly and vividly carved with a writhing body showing a fierce expression with bulging eyes and open mouth, the underside uncarved, the smoothly-polished stone of calcified white tone.  Provenance: Acquired from the distinguished Hong Kong... [Lire la suite]
22 juin 2017

A jade ring ornament, Han Dynasty

Lot 50. A jade ring ornament, Han Dynasty, 4.1cm (1 1/2in) long. Estimate HK$25,000 - 30,000 (US$3,200 - 3,900). Sold for HK$ 812,500 (€93,254). Photo: Bonhams. The circular ornament gracefully carved with the phoenix head and tail emerging from the edge, the head turned backward with its pointed beak biting on its incised feathers, the attractive translucent stone of even white tone highlighted with a faint russet inclusion at the beak.   Provenance: Acquired from the distinguished Hong Kong art... [Lire la suite]
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22 juin 2017

A 'Yue' celadon-glazed bowl, Five Dynasties

Lot 542. A 'Yue' celadon-glazed bowl, Five Dynasties, 18.2 cm, 7 1/8  in. Estimate 70,000 -- 90,000 HKD. Lot sold 137,500.  Photo Sotheby's with the deep rounded sides rising from a splayed foot to a foliate rim, covered overall with a thin layer of yellowish-celadon glaze suffused with a network of fine crackles Exhibited: Chugoku Toji Series, vol. 7: Celadon of Yue Ware - Tang to Northern Song, Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka, 1994, cat. no. 38. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 Jun 2017 ... [Lire la suite]
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22 juin 2017

A 'Yue' celadon-glazed box and cover, Five Dynasties

Lot 538. A 'Yue' celadon-glazed box and cover, Five Dynasties, 10.6 cm, 4 1/8  in. Estimate 60,000 -- 80,000 HKD. Lot sold 75,000 .  Photo Sotheby's freely carved and incised to the top with a central flower head surrounded by four stylised petals, covered overall with a greyish-celadon glaze Provenance: Mayuyama & Co., by repute. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 Jun 2017
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22 juin 2017

A 'Yue' celadon-glazed box and cover, Northern Song dynasty

Lot 537. A 'Yue' celadon-glazed box and cover, Northern Song dynasty, 8.6 cm, 3 3/8  in. Estimate 30,000 -- 50,000 HKD. Lot sold 62,500.  Photo Sotheby's of circular form supported on a splayed foot, carved to the top of the cover with a bird flying amidst flowers, covered overall with an olive-green glaze Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 Jun 2017
22 juin 2017

Lucian Freud's actual-size strawberries fetch £1.2 million

Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder, Still life of flowers in a Berkemeijer glass beaker decorated with raspberry prunts, including red and white parrot tulips, a white rose with a butterfuly and a pink rose, marigolds, lily-of-the-valley, forget-me-not and violets, with a sprig of rosemary and a fly on the shelf beneath, signed with the monogram AB (lower right), oil on copper. Lot sold £2,971,250. Auction record for the artist in... [Lire la suite]