28 novembre 2018

A rare huanghuali square-corner tapered cabinet, fangjiaogui, Qing dynasty 17th-18th century

Lot 2944. A rare huanghuali square-corner tapered cabinet, fangjiaogui, Qing dynasty 17th-18th century; 72 3/8 in. (184 cm.) high, 41 1/8 in. (104.5 cm.) wide, 20 5/8 in. (52.5 cm.) deep. Estimate HKD 1,600,000 - HKD 2,000,000. Price realised HKD 1,875,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The cabinet is of rectangular form and has rectangular single panel doors fitted with removable center stile. The wood-hinged doors with rectangular metal lockplates open to reveal the shelved interior with two drawers and a storage... [Lire la suite]

28 novembre 2018

A huanghuali six-poster canopy bed, jiazichuang, Early Qing dynasty

Lot 2942. A huanghuali six-poster canopy bed, jiazichuang, Early Qing dynasty; 93 7/8 in. (238.5 cm.) high, 89 in. (226 cm.) wide, 61 3/16 in. (155.4 cm.) deep. Estimate HKD 3,800,000 - HKD 5,800,000. Price realised HKD 5,500,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The rectangular bed frame is with a soft-mat seat set above a high waist and decorated with bamboo-form struts dividing scroll patterned panels. The curvilinear apron is carved in low relief with leafy... [Lire la suite]
28 novembre 2018

An important and very rare Beijing glass vase, Qing dynasty, early 18th century

Lot 2934. An important and very rare Beijing glass vase, Qing dynasty, early 18th century; 10 in. (25 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 350,000 - HKD 550,000. Price realised HKD 375,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The vase is elegantly formed with high shoulders that tapers to a sunken base. The translucent glass is decorated with opaque white splashes, below an overlay of blue swirls on the upper neck and encircling the everted mouth rim, box.  Literature: Franz Art, Chinese... [Lire la suite]
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28 novembre 2018

An imperial yellow glass tripod censer, Qianlong wheel-cut four-character mark within a double square and of the period (1736-17

Lot 2933. An imperial yellow glass tripod censer, Qianlong wheel-cut four-character mark within a double square and of the period (1736-1795); 3 ¾ in. (9.5 cm.) across handles. Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000. Price realised HKD 937,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The slightly compressed bulbous body is raised on three truncated conical supports, with a pair of loop handles rising from the flared flat rim. The opaque glass is of a rich yellow tone.  ... [Lire la suite]
28 novembre 2018

A rare imperial amber-colour glass bottle vase, Qianlong wheel-cut four-character mark within a double square and of the period

Lot 2932. A rare imperial amber-colour glass bottle vase, Qianlong wheel-cut four-character mark within a double square and of the period (1736-1795); 9 in. (22.8 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 240,000 - HKD 320,000. Price realised HKD 300,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The vase is constructed with the body sitting on a countersunk base, flaring to a broad shoulder below a long, cylindrical neck. The metal is of a rich, deep caramel colour reminiscent of amber, box. Literature: Franz... [Lire la suite]
28 novembre 2018

An imperial ruby-red glass globular water pot, Qianlong wheel-cut four-character mark within a double square and of the period (

  Lot 2931. An imperial ruby-red glass globular water pot, Qianlong wheel-cut four-character mark within a double square and of the period (1736-1795); 2 ¾ in. (7 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 562,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The slightly compressed globular body rises from a flat circular foot to an incurved mouth. The translucent material is of an ruby red colour, metal spoon. Literature: Franz Art, Chinese Art from the Hedda and Lutz Franz... [Lire la suite]
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28 novembre 2018

Zao Wou-Ki (1920 - 2013), 1.5.69

Lot 132. Zao Wou-Ki (1920 - 2013), 1.5.69, signed in Chinese and Pinyin; signed, titled and dated 1.5.69 on the reverse, oil on canvas, 54 by 65 cm; 21¼ by 25⅝ in. Estimate 3,500,000 — 5,500,000. Lot sold 4,680,000 HKD. © Sotheby's. Provenance: Private Collection, France (acquired directly from the artist circa 1970)Thence by descent to the present owner. This work will be included in the forthcoming Catalogue Raisonné currently being prepared by Françoise... [Lire la suite]
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28 novembre 2018

Zao Wou-Ki (1920 - 2013), 7.11.66

Lot 107. Zao Wou-Ki (1920 - 2013), 7.11.66, signed in Chinese and Pinyin and dated 66; signed in Pinyin, titled and dated 7.11.66 on the reverse, oil on canvas, diameter: 55 cm; 21⅝ in. Estimate 4,500,000 — 6,500,000. Lot sold 5,880,000 HKD. © Sotheby's. Provenance: Galerie de France, ParisPrivate Collection, EuropePrivate Collection, AsiaChristie’s, Hong Kong, 26 May 2012, lot 2003Acquired from the above sale by the present owner This work will be included in... [Lire la suite]
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28 novembre 2018

Zao Wou-Ki (1921 - 2013), 10.1.68

Lot 133. Zao Wou-Ki (1921 - 2013), 10.1.68, signed in Chinese and Pinyin; signed in Pinyin, titled and dated 10.1.68 on the reverse, oil on canvas, 82 by 117 cm; 32¼ by 46 in. Estimate upon request. Lot sold 68,932,000 HKD. © Sotheby's. Provenance: Galerie Art Themes, LyonPrivate CollectionSotheby's, Hong Kong, 3 October 2011, lot 781Acquired from the above sale by the present owner. Exhibited: San Francisco, San Francisco Museum of Art, Paintings by Zao Wou-Ki, 8 May - 16 June... [Lire la suite]
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28 novembre 2018

A carved Longquan celadon 'Floral' bowl, Yongle-Xuande period (1403-1435)

Lot 2955. A carved Longquan celadon 'Floral' bowl, Yongle-Xuande period (1403-1435); 8 in. (20.3 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 240,000. Price realised HKD 250,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The bowl has deep rounded sides carved on the exterior with composite floral scrolls, including lotus, pomegranate and peony blossoms, and the interior is carved with another floral scroll with the same flowers encircling a gardenia spray at the centre. The glaze is of a pale olive-green... [Lire la suite]