12 janvier 2020

A pair of 'dreamstone' marble-inset panels, Qing dynasty

Lot 71. A pair of 'dreamstone' marble-inset panels, Qing dynasty; 15 1/2  by 20 7/8  in., 39.4 by 53 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 12,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. each wood panel inset with nine shaped marble stones, the marble well-figured with variegated gray, brown and green veins depicting mountain ranges shrouded in misty clouds, some with traces of inscriptions in black enamel and red-painted seal impressions, framed (2).  Note: Variegated... [Lire la suite]

12 janvier 2020

A huanghuali brushpot, Qing Dynasty, 18th century

Lot 46. A huanghuali brushpot, Qing Dynasty, 18th century. Height 6 1/2  in., 16.5 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Lot sold 11,250 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. of cylindrical form, the wood a golden-brown tone with attractive graining, the base centered with a circular plug.  Sotheby's. Monochrome, New York, 15 sept. 2015
12 janvier 2020

A bronze tripod censer, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 15. A bronze tripod censer, Ming dynasty, 17th century. Diameter 7 5/8  in., 19.3 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 62,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the compressed globular body rising from three splayed feet to a short neck with a wide everted lipped rim, the bronze patinated to a deep brown, the underside cast with an apocryphal Xuande mark within a rectangle. Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 3rd-4th May 1994, lot 394 Sotheby's. Monochrome, New York, 15... [Lire la suite]
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12 janvier 2020

A tieli wood and brown lacquer corner leg table (tiaozhuo), Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 51. A tieli wood and brown lacquer corner leg table (tiaozhuo), Qing dynasty, 18th century. Height 33 5/8  in., 85.4 cm; Width 54 in., 137.2 cm; Depth 18 3/4  in., 47.6 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 6,250 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. a rectangular brown lacquer panel set within a hardwood molded-edge frame, above a recessed and lacquered waist, the straight beaded apron supported on four square section beaded legs terminating in hoof feet, the underside with... [Lire la suite]
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12 janvier 2020

A huanghuali and burlwood corner leg side table (tiaozhuo), 17th-18th century

Lot 29. A huanghuali and burlwood corner leg side table (tiaozhuo), 17th-18th century. Height 31 in., 78.7 cm; Width 35 3/4  in., 98.8 cm; Depth 20 3/8  in., 51.8 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 118,750 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. of simianping, 'four sides flush' form, with a single top panel of well-figured burlwood enclosed by a wide, straight-edged frame set directly upon slender corner legs of square section terminating in high hoof feet, the underside with... [Lire la suite]
12 janvier 2020

Gao Xingjian (b. 1940), La Maison en rêve, 2005

Lot 73. Gao Xingjian (b. 1940), La Maison en rêve, ink on paper, framed, signed in English, dated 2005, 30 1/4  by 29 in., 77 by 73.5 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD.  Lot sold 17,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance: iPreciation, SingaporePrivate Asian Collection. Literature: Recent Works of Gao Xingjian, iPreciation, Singapore, 2006, p. 102. Note: Gao Xingjian—transculturally celebrated novelist, playwright, translator (particularly of eminent writers... [Lire la suite]
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12 janvier 2020

Master of the Water, Pine and Stone Retreat (B. 1943), Spring Snowmelt to Cool the Studio

Lot 43. Master of the Water, Pine and Stone Retreat (B. 1943), Spring Snowmelt to Cool the Studio, ink on cloud-dragon paper, inscribed, signed, and dated 2014 in English, and marked with three seals of the artist; titled and inscribed AK 14-9 on the reverse, 29 1/2  by 21 7/8  in., 75 by 55.5 cm. Estimate 3,000 — 4,000 USD. Lot sold 5,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. Inscription:  Spring Snowmelt to Cool the StudioHigh above the painting table the winter snow... [Lire la suite]
12 janvier 2020

Xiang Zhou Tai (b. 1968), Moving Clouds, Pine and Mountain Streams, 2010

Lot 27. Xiang Zhou Tai (b. 1968), Moving Clouds, Pine and Mountain Streams, 2010, ink on paper, 27 7/8  by 16 5/8  in., 70.8 by 42.3 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 18,750 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. Exhibited: Tai Xiangzhou Landscape, Arthur M. Sackler Museum of Art and Archaeology at Peking University, 2011, cat. no. 79. Note: Born in Yinchuan, Ningxia, Tai Xiangzhou has built a solid foundation in the arts and culture of China: calligraphy with his... [Lire la suite]
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12 janvier 2020

Lu Shoukun (1915-1975), Zen Painting

Lot 9. Lu Shoukun (1915-1975), Zen Painting, ink on paper, ink and color on paper, framed, signed and dated 1972 in Chinese, marked with three seals of the artist, 59 1/16  by 32 1/4  in., 150 by 82 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot sold 50,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. Note: Lü Shoukun is recognized as the pioneer of modern ink painting and is one of he most important figures to have worked outside of China in the 20th century. His innovation with... [Lire la suite]
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12 janvier 2020

Fung Ming Chip (b. 1951)

Lot 9. Fung Ming Chip (b. 1951), Couplet, ink on paper, hanging scroll, marked with two seals; inscribed 07P2-8, titled and signed by the artist on the reverse, 71  1/2  by 36  7/8  in., 181.7 by 93.7 cm. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 USD. Lot sold 22,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. Note: Born in Guangdong. China, Fung Ming Chip moved to Hong Kong in 1956 and then to New York in 1977, and from 1986 divided his time between both these cities and... [Lire la suite]
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