12 mars 2019

A rare huanghuali 'four-corners exposed official's hat' armchair, sichutouguanmaoyi, 17th century

Lot 1666. A rare huanghuali 'four-corners exposed official's hat' armchair, sichutouguanmaoyi, 17th century; 46 in. (116.8 cm.) high, 27 in. (68.5 cm.) wide, 22 in. (55.8 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 120,000 - USD 180,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The curved, protruding crestrail is supported on an S-shaped splat and elegantly curved rear posts which continue to form the rear legs. The curved arms rails are supported on curved stiles and extend beyond the front posts. The soft mat seat is set in the rectangular... [Lire la suite]

12 mars 2019

A huanghuali canopy bed, jiazichuang, 17th century

Lot 1662. A huanghuali canopy bed, jiazichuang, 17th century; 89 ½ in. (227.3 cm.) high, 83 in. (210.8 cm.) wide, 48 in. (121.9 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 150,000 - USD 250,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The mat seat is set in a rectangular frame above the narrow waist and shaped, beaded aprons carved with confronted chilong amidst scrolls. The whole is raised on cabriole legs carved with lion masks terminating in paw feet. The posts are joined on all sides by openwork railings carved with stylized... [Lire la suite]
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12 mars 2019

A rare huanghuali and huamu round-corner tapered cabinet, yuanjiaogui, 17th century

Lot 1667. A rare huanghuali and huamu round-corner tapered cabinet, yuanjiaogui, 17th century;70 in. (177.8 cm.) high, 36 ¼ in. (92 cm.) wide, 19 ½ in.(49.5 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The beautifully proportioned cabinet is constructed with a rounded, protruding, rectangular, molded top supported on elegantly splayed legs of rounded square section. The doors are constructed from two large panels of attractively grained huanghuali on either... [Lire la suite]
12 mars 2019

A very rare pair of huanghuali low-back armchairs, fushouyi, 17th century

Lot 1664. A very rare pair of huanghuali low-back armchairs, fushouyi, 17th century; 38 ½ in. (97.8 cm.) high, 22 ¼ in. (56.5 cm.) wide, 18 in. (46 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 300,000 - USD 500,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Each has an elegantly curved top rail carved with high, rounded corners that continue to the curving back posts and extend through the frame of a mat seat to form the rear legs. The back posts are joined by a low horizontal back panel carved in openwork with two confronted dragons... [Lire la suite]
12 mars 2019

Guido Mocafico, Vanités, 2007

Guido Mocafico, Vanité aux livres © 2007. Chromogenic print, 68x55,6 cm. Edition of 18+2 AP Guido Mocafico, Vanitas © 2007. Chromogenic print, 52x40 cm. Edition of 18+2 AP Guido Mocafico, Omnia Vanitas © 2007. Chromogenic print, 56x43,5 cm. Edition of 18+2 AP Guido Mocafico, Vanité et objets de musique © 2007. Chromogenic print, 73x57,4 cm. Edition of 18+2 AP Guido Mocafico, Nature morte à la vanité © 2007 .Chromogenic print, 44x56,7 cm. Edition of 18+2 AP Guido Mocafico, Le cabinet de l'astronome © 2007. Chromogenic... [Lire la suite]
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12 mars 2019

Sotheby’s Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Spring Sales 2019 To Take Place on 3 April

Lot 3. An Extremely Rare and Exceptional Blue and White Basin, Ming dynasty, Yongle Period (1403-1425); 25.6 cm, 10 1/8 in. Estimate: HK$8,000,000 - 12,000,000/ US$ 1,020,000 - 1,530,000. Courtesy Sotheby's.  Hong Kong - Sotheby’s Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Spring Sale Series 2019 on 3 April will be highlighted by a themed sale dedicated to the renowned Tianminlou Collection. Other sales include Scholarly and Imperial Works of Art from a Distinguished Collection, an outstanding collection... [Lire la suite]

12 mars 2019

A 'huanghuashi' limestone figure of Avalokiteshvara, Northern Qi-Sui dynasty (550-618)

Lot 562.  A 'huanghuashi' limestone figure of Avalokiteshvara, Northern Qi-Sui dynasty (550-618). Height 12 5/8  in., 32.1 cm. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deity carved in the round with a slender physique and gently rounded face, the proper right arm bent at the elbow with the hand raised beside the chest, the left arm at the side and holding a covered vase, the sashes falling in folds from the narrow shoulders and the dhoti clinging to the body in the... [Lire la suite]
12 mars 2019

A 'huanghuashi' 'Maitreya' stele, Northern Qi dynasty (550-577)

Lot 561. A 'huanghuashi' 'Maitreya' stele, Northern Qi dynasty (550-577). Height 7 1/2  in., 19 cm. Estimate 120,000 — 180,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the rectangular form with a deep rounded niche containing a high-relief carved central figure of Maitreya seated cross-legged, the proper right hand raised and holding an attribute, the deity wearing a crown, abundant pleated robes, and a necklace harness over the body suspending bi discs from ribbon tassels,... [Lire la suite]
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12 mars 2019

A 'huanghuashi' stele of a Buddhist triad, Northern Zhou dynasty (557-581)

Lot 559. A 'huanghuashi' stele of a Buddhist triad, Northern Zhou dynasty (557-581). Height 7 3/4  in., 19.7 cm. Estimate 120,000 — 180,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. carved in high relief with a Buddha in the center seated in voluminous robes, Mahasthamaprapta and Avalokiteshvara on either side, each wearing a diadem and draped in robes and sashes, one bodhisattva bearing the cintamani, the other likely a lotus stem, each supported by a blossoming round lotus, and flanked by a pair... [Lire la suite]
12 mars 2019

A 'huanghuashi' carved Shakyamuni stele, Northern Zhou dynasty, dated first year of the baoding period, corresponding to 561

Lot 560. A 'huanghuashi' carved Shakyamuni stele, Northern Zhou dynasty, dated first year of the baoding period, corresponding to 561. Height 16 1/4  in., 41.3 cm. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.  the large central seated figure carved as the historical Buddha Shakyamuni, seated in dhyanasana with one bare foot exposed above the heavy pleated robes, the hands in varada mudra and abhaya mudra, the head ringed with a foliate... [Lire la suite]