13 mai 2020

A white jade ‘bridge’ carving on a green jade ‘riverscape’ stand, Qing dynasty

Lot 299. A white jade ‘bridge’ carving on a green jade ‘riverscape’ stand, Qing dynasty; 22cm long. Estimate HK$150,000 - 200,000. Sold for HK$ 2,020,000 (€ 240,782). Courtesy Bonhams. Finely worked with a bustling scene of figures at the water-crossing, including an equestrian riding a mule, a peddler carrying a sack over his right shoulder, a traveller seated at the edge with hat off, a fisherman in sampan inspecting his catch, supported on two wooden posts on each side, the edges scattered with pine trees and other... [Lire la suite]

13 mai 2020

A lacquered rootwood scroll pot, 17th-18th century

Lot 1127. A lacquered rootwood scroll pot, 17th-18th century; 11 ¼ in. (28.6 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 6,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The scroll pot is carved from a large section of hollowed elm root with large gnarled protrusions, and has an inset base of elm, all covered in a rich red lacquer. Provenance: James Tigerman Gallery, Chicago. Literature: S. Little, Spirit Stones of China, the Ian and Susan Wilson Collection of... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2020

A chenxiangmu brush rest, 18th century

Lot 1126. A chenxiangmu brush rest, 18th century. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 10,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The low curved brush rest is of natural form and deep reddish-brown in color. Together with a bamboo brush, 19th century, of curved form, with a bamboo cover.Brush rest: 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) wide; brush: 9 ½ in. (24.1 cm.) long, goat hair bristle. Christie's. The Ian and Susan Wilson Collection of Scholar's Objects, New York, 17... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2020

A carved rootwood water pot, 18th century

Lot 1125. A carved rootwood water pot, 18th century; 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 875. © Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The water pot has been carved from a single section of natural rootwood, with several spiky gnarls on the exterior, which has been lacquered. Provenance: Gerard Hawthorn Ltd., London. Christie's. The Ian and Susan Wilson Collection of Scholar's Objects, New York, 17 march 2016
13 mai 2020

A rare chenxiangmu brush pot carved with prunus, Late Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 1124. A rare chenxiangmu brush pot carved with prunus, Late Ming dynasty, 17th century; 6 ¾ in. (17.1 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 100,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The exterior of the brush pot is finely carved with prunus and bamboo amidst rocky outcrops, and is a rich nut-brown in color. Provenance: Butterfield's, San Francisco, 17 November 1994, lot 3158. Note: Two other similar chenxiangmu brush pots carved with prunus and... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2020

An inscribed and dated Duan ink stone, dated by inscription to Jiajing renwu year, corresponding to 1522, or earlier

Lot 1123. An Yixing pottery ink stone, probably 19th century; 6 ¾ in. (17.1 cm.) long. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 1,375. © Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The inkstone is of dark purplish-brown color with two small olive-toned "eyes" in the grinding surface which ends in an arched upper edge beside the well at one end. One of the long sides is carved with a lengthy inscription in kaishu indicating the present ink stone was a gift from the Defense Minister... [Lire la suite]

13 mai 2020

An archaic gold and silver-inlaid bronze ‘mythical animal’ ferrule, Eastern Zhou dynasty

Lot 466. An archaic gold and silver-inlaid bronze ‘mythical animal’ ferrule, Eastern Zhou dynasty; 11.5cm high. Estimate HK$150,000 - 200,000. Sold for HK$ 525,000 (€ 62,385). Courtesy Bonhams Shaped in the form of a leg of a mythical beast ending in a hoof, the exterior inlaid with silver and gold linings in geometric and swirling patterns, sectioned by three plain horizontal frieze at the base, waist and neck, the waist further flanked by a pair of ruyi-head finials. Note: For a comparative example, see Jessica... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2020

A pair of archaic gold and silver-inlaid bronze chariot corner fittings, Eastern Zhou dynasty

Lot 466. A pair of archaic gold and silver-inlaid bronze chariot corner fittings, Eastern Zhou dynasty; 14cm wide. Estimate HK$200,000 - 300,000. Sold for HK$ 525,000 (€ 62,385). Courtesy Bonhams Each right angled and held together by a linking strut and two flanges at the rear, the exterior elaborately decorated with two ferocious mythical beasts facing each other with their sharp paws outstretched to the front and back, showcasing their muscular body structure ending in a long furry tail, both creatures supporting... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2020

An archaic bronze incense burner and cover, boshanlu, Han dynasty

Lot 466. An archaic bronze incense burner and cover, boshanlu, Han dynasty; 29.8cm high. Estimate HK$40,000 - 60,000. Sold for HK$ 550,000 (€ 65,559). Courtesy Bonhams The figure wearing simple loose garments, cast with both hands planted at the waist and standing above a recessed circular platform, surrounded by four chi dragons depicted in muscular bodywork, elongated tail and twisted heads, its face framed with prominent beard and head supporting a large semi-spherical cup further surmounted by a pierced cover,... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2020

An archaic bronze wine vessel and cover, zhi, Western Zhou dynasty

Lot 466. An archaic bronze wine vessel and cover, zhi, Western Zhou dynasty; 20.5cm high. Estimate HK$250,000 - 350,000. Sold for HK$ 562,500 (€ 67,049). Courtesy Bonhams Slightly compressed and rising from an oval recessed foot, the wide body with waisted neck ending in a flared rim, decorated with bands of geometric borders with upward archaistic leaf lappets at the neck, flanked at the sides with a pair of narrow vertical looped handles, the domed cover further decorated with archaistic motifs ending in a... [Lire la suite]