07 mars 2018

G. Stand 139 at TEFAF Maastricht, March 10-18, 2018

G. (London, 1962). Necklace. Titanium, Japanese silk cord, white diamonds, 21 x 13 x 1.5 cm (8.3 x 5.1 x 0.6 in.). Signed 'G' London. © TEFAF This necklace featuring four rare Old Mine diamonds all displaying the typical 'water' characteristic, weighing 27.24ct (type II A), 15.45ct, 12.85ct and 8.70ct respectively. This necklace, gifted to Helen Hay Whitney in New York in 1902, has since been redesigned by G into this piece which celebrates its history but brings to life its new contemporary setting. G. (London, 1962). Ring.... [Lire la suite]
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07 mars 2018

A small pale grey and brown jade figure of Zhou Yanzi, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 630. A small pale grey and brown jade figure of Zhou Yanzi, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 1 ¾ in. (4.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The boy, Zhou Yanzi, is shown holding a bucket as he crouches beneath a deer skin that is draped over his back and head. The deer skin is highlighted in dark brown and is carved with star markings as well as detailed with the head and the antlers.  Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, 1950s, and thence by descent within... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2018

A bronze figure of the Medicine Buddha, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 637. A bronze figure of the Medicine Buddha, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 12 ¼ in. (31.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 56,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The figure is shown seated in dhyanasana on a lotus base with right hand extended in varadamudra while holding a myrobalan fruit between the thumb and forefinger and with left hand held in dhyanamudra above the lap. He wears a monk's layered robes and his hair is... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2018

A rare wucai lobed jar, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 601. A rare wucai lobed jar, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1573-1619); 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 56,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The molded sides are decorated with a continuous walled garden populated with cats variously shown seated on pedestals in front of screens, some peeking from behind screens, or shown alternating with dogs in the foreground, while two further dogs are shown seated and barking at... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2018

A rare carved red lacquer two-tiered rectangular box and cover, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 632. A rare carved red lacquer two-tiered rectangular box and cover, Wanli period (1573-1619); 8 ¼ in. (21 cm.) long. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 43,750 © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The top and canted sides of the cover, and the sides of the middle section, are well carved with charming scenes of boys at play ('Hundred Boys' motif) in garden settings, the decoration on the cover is above a narrow band of confronted chilong which is repeated at the rim of... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2018

A teadust-glazed bottle vase, Qianlong incised six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 608. A teadust-glazed bottle vase, Qianlong incised six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 8 ½ in.(21.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2018. The vase has a compressed body raised on a slightly waisted foot with molded edge and is covered overall with a very finely mottled, matte glaze of olive-green color that also covers the base around the mark which is covered with a russet-brown glaze, and the foot is covered with a dark brown wash. ... [Lire la suite]

07 mars 2018

A celadon-glazed drum-shaped vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 605. A celadon-glazed drum-shaped vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 6 ½ in. (16.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 40,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2018. Made in imitation of a drum, the vase has a flat top encircling the wide mouth, slightly raised bands applied with rows of bosses encircling the upper and lower body, and a pair of molded mask and ring handles on the shoulders. The vase is covered overall,... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2018

A rare flambé-glazed vase, Yongzheng incised four-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 607. A rare flambé-glazed vase, Yongzheng incised four-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 13 5/8 in. (34.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2018. The angular hu-shaped body is relief-decorated with a row of ruyi motifs on the tapering lower body and on the shoulder forming a cloud collar between double bow-string borders below the neck which is flanked by a pair of angular scroll handles. The exterior is covered with a glaze of rich,... [Lire la suite]
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07 mars 2018

A Robin's Egg-Blue-Glazed 'Lantern' Vase, Qianlong incised six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 606. A Robin's Egg-Blue-Glazed 'Lantern' Vase, Qianlong incised six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 9 ¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 120,000 - USD 180,000. Price realised USD 137,500. © Christie’s Images Limited 2018. The body tapers slightly towards the foot and is flanked by a pair of molded mock handles in the shape of inverted vases below the high shoulder and wide, slightly waisted neck. The vase is covered overall with an opaque turquoise glaze densely mottled in bright,... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2018

A Rare Teadust-Glazed Facetted Vase, hu, Qianlong incised six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 609. A Rare Teadust-Glazed Facetted Vase, hu, Qianlong incised six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 13 ¾ in. (35 cm.) high. Estimate USD 120,000 - USD 180,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2018. The vase of hexagonal shape has a pair of rounded tubular handles flanking the neck and is applied overall with a finely textured matte glaze of even, dark olive-green color that also covers the base surrounding the mark which is covered with a brownish glaze, and the foot is covered with a dark brown wash.  ... [Lire la suite]