22 novembre 2018

An extremely rare turquoise-ground rouge-enamelled ‘dragon’ tripod censer, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period

Lot 2925. An extremely rare turquoise-ground rouge-enamelled ‘dragon’ tripod censer, Qianlong six-character seal mark in rouge enamel in a line and of the period (1736-1795);9 ½ in. (24.2 cm.) high. Estimate: HK$2,800,000.00 - HK$3,800,000.00 (USD 358,890 - USD 487,065). Price realised HKD 3,220,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2018. The censer’s bulbous sides are finely decorated in bright rouge enamel against a turquoise ground with a five-clawed dragon leaping amidst clouds. The handles are decorated with... [Lire la suite]

22 novembre 2018

A pair of coral-red ground gilt-decorated circular boxes and covers, Qianlong four-character seal marks and of the period

Lot 2924. A pair of coral-red ground gilt-decorated circular boxes and covers, Qianlong four-character seal marks in gilt within squares and of the period (1736-1795). Each 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.) diam. Estimate: HK$1,500,000.00 - HK$2,600,000.00 (USD 192,262 - USD 333,255). Price realised HKD 3,460,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2018. Each domed cover is decorated in gilt with a central florette head surrounded by leafy lotus scroll, the box is decorated with same design on the exterior, and the interior... [Lire la suite]
22 novembre 2018

A rare aubergine-ground and yellow-enamelled ‘dragon’ bowl, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 2923. A rare aubergine-ground and yellow-enamelled ‘dragon’ bowl, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619); 6 in. (15.1 cm.) diam. Estimate: HK$1,200,000.00 - HK$2,000,000.00 (USD 153,810 - USD 256,350). Price realised HKD 3,700,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2018. The bowl is finely potted with deep rounded sides rising from a tall straight foot to a straight rim. The exterior is incised and enamelled with two scaly five-clawed yellow dragons... [Lire la suite]
22 novembre 2018

A magnificent large pale greenish-white jade 'prunus' trunk-form brush pot, 18th-19th century

Lot 86. A magnificent large pale greenish-white jade 'prunus' trunk-form brush pot, 18th-19th century; 21cm (8 1/4in) high. Estimate: HK$1,800,000.00 - HK$2,400,000.00 (€ 200,000 - 270,000). Sold for HK$ 4,300,000 (€ 482,723). © Bonhams. Of irregular cylindrical section, the thick-walled scholarly vessel skillfully carved as a section of a gnarled prunus tree trunk, the exterior naturalistically carved around the sides in high relief with blossoming branches growing in different directions, the natural... [Lire la suite]
22 novembre 2018

The Prince Kung Jade Table Screen. A magnificent Imperial white jade circular table screen, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 90. The Prince Kung Jade Table Screen. A magnificent Imperial white jade circular table screen, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 21cm (8 1/3in) diam. Estimate: HK$4,000,000.00 - HK$5,000,000.00 (€ 450,000 - 560,000). © Bonhams. Of circular form, dexterously carved on one side with a mountainous landscape scene depicting an Immortal holding a peach, facing his attendant carrying two fish, both standing on a ledge above a flowing stream, below a pavilion partially hidden in the mountains, opposite a lofty... [Lire la suite]
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22 novembre 2018

Four Chinese rhinoceros horn libation cups & a German rhinoceros horn goblet at Bonhams HK, 27 november 2018

Lot 87. An exceptionally rare and very large rhinoceros horn 'three-dragons and grapevine' wine receptacle, 17th-18th century; 19cm (7 1/2in) long. Estimate: HK$1,200,000.00 - HK$1,500,000.00 (€ 90,000 - 130,000). Unsold. © Bonhams. Boldly carved as a very large cup-shaped vine leaf emanating from thick twisting branches issuing further vines, tendrils and clusters of luscious juicy grapes skillfully carved in high relief, interspersed with three powerfully writhing dragons, each with incised manes,... [Lire la suite]
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22 novembre 2018

Fingerprints, thought to be those of Rembrandt, revealed on rare oil sketch

    Fingerprints on the lower edge of the present painting. Courtesy Sotheby's. LONDON.- Buried in the original layer of paint in the lower edge of the 17th-century oil sketch are two fingerprints - presumably those of the painting's creator - Rembrandt van Rijn. Pressed into wet paint, the prints, which are most certainly impressions of the artist’s thumb, had been hidden underneath overpaint and darkened varnish layers and were only recently discovered during technical examination and... [Lire la suite]
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