18 mai 2020

Three scholar’s brushes, 18th-19th century

Lot 1142. Three scholar’s brushes, 18th-19th century; . Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 4,000. Price realised USD 1,125. © Christie's Image Ltd 2016 All three are of a bulbous, waisted, form, with wide spreading end. The first of hongmu is carved with a double raised bead where the brush attaches and has a five-character inscription da zha Li Dinghe (large brush [by] Li Dinghe), inscribed on the body. The second is also of hongmu, with a single raised bead at the brush end. The... [Lire la suite]

18 mai 2020

A chenxiangmu brush pot, 17th century

Lot 1139. A chenxiangmu brush pot, 17th century; 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 56,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The brush pot is carved as a section of prunus trunk and the sides are deeply and finely carved with two branches of flowering prunus, the blossoms applied with lacquer. The base, interior, and mouth rim are covered in black lacquer. Provenance: Sydney L. Moss Ltd., London, 1990. Literature: P. Moss, The... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2020

Chinese Archaic Bronzes from the Franco Marinotti Collection at Bonhams, 14 May 2015

Coming from a small city in Italy, the extraordinary journey of Franco Marinotti (1891-1966) began in a textile company near Milan (the Filatura Cascami Seta) at the beginning of the 20th century, where he made his way up to the prominent position of managing the Warsaw and Moscow branches. This enriching experience and strong commercial relationships developed in Russia allowed him to launch his own company in 1921, the CICE - Compagnia Industriale Commercio Estero, and have continuous business... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2020

A fine reticulated jade 'birds' finial, Ming dynasty

Lot 264. A fine reticulated jade 'birds' finial, Ming dynasty; 5.3cm high. Estimate HK$80,000-120,000. Sold for HK$ 400,000 (€ 47,793). Photo Bonhams. Reticulated and carved in the form of a flock of birds amidst dense foliage, including cranes, egrets, parrots and peacocks amongst blossoming lotus blossoms and pods issuing from leafy vines, on a flat oval platform, finely-carved chenxiang cloud-scroll stand. Provenance: Edward Dominick, 1960sA Californian private collection. Note: Compare... [Lire la suite]
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18 mai 2020

A green jade archaistic cylindrical vessel, cong, Qing Dynasty

Lot 73. A green jade archaistic cylindrical vessel, cong, Qing Dynasty; 8cm (3in) high. Estimate HK$80,000-120,000. Sold for HK$ 5,440,000 (€ 649,994). Photo Bonhams. Of cylindrical square-sectioned form, carved on all four sides of the exterior with three registers of stylised masks featuring prominent eyes, the stone of an even pale yellowish-green tone with buff-coloured inclusions. Note: The present lot is a good example of the Qing dynasty version of an archaic jade cong. The Qing dynasty... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2020

A yellow and russet jade archaistic 'chi dragon' disc, bi, 17th-18th century

Lot 72. A yellow and russet jade archaistic 'chi dragon' disc, bi, 17th-18th century; 6.2cm (2 1/2in) high. Estimate HK$30,000-50,000. Sold for HK$ 4,240,000 (€ 506,613). Photo Bonhams. The pierced oval disc worked in high relief on both sides, encircled by five frolicking chi dragons, the stone ranging from a pale greenish-yellow to dark brown tones. Note: Yellow jades are considered to be one of the rarest amongst all nephrite jades. This intricately reticulated carving is thus a fine... [Lire la suite]

18 mai 2020

A white and russet jade group of two dancing foreigners, 18th-19th century

Lot 68. A white and russet jade group of two dancing foreigners, 18th-19th century; 5.8cm (2 1/4in) high. Estimate HK$30,000-50,000. Sold for HK$ 1,360,000 (€ 162,498). Photo Bonhams. Two foreign figures with curly hair and beards, each wearing a long-sleeved tunic and a sash around the waist, holding each other and dancing in celebration, the white stone with russet inclusions. Bonham's. The Sze Yuan Tang Collection of Chinese Jades, Hong Kong, 5 April 2016
18 mai 2020

A yellow and russet jade recumbent dog, Ming Dynasty or later

Lot 62. A yellow and russet jade recumbent dog, Ming Dynasty or later; 6cm (2 3/8in) long. Estimate HK$60,000-80,000. Sold for HK$ 1,060,000 (€ 126,653). Photo Bonhams. Deftly carved resting on its paws with hind legs tucked at the sides, with a prominent snout, beady eyes and large floppy ears, the knobby spine with incised hair terminating in a bifurcated tail, the stone of a greenish-yellow tone with dark russet inclusions..  Note: Recumbent dog jade carvings first gained popularity during the Song... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2020

A pair of huanghuali round-corner tapered cabinets on stands, yuanjiaogui, Late Ming dynasty

Lot 115. A pair of huanghuali round-corner tapered cabinets on stands, yuanjiaogui, Late Ming dynasty; 186 by 80.5 by 47 cm., 73 1/4  by 31 5/8  by 18 1/2  in. Estimate 12,000,000 — 18,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 15,680,000 HKD (1,802,509 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. each cabinet top of standard mitre, mortise and tenon, tongue-and-grooved floating panel construction with one dovetailed transverse brace underneath, the edge of the frame beginning and ending... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2020

A zitan recessed-leg long table, qiaotouan, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 114. A zitan recessed-leg long table, qiaotouan, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 84.8 by 146 by 35.9 cm., 33 3/8  by 57 1/2  by 14 1/8  in. Estimate 1,800,000 — 2,800,000 HKD. Lot Sold 5,000,000 HKD (574,780 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the top of a single-board floating panel tongue-and-grooved to the frame with shaped everted flanges, made of the same piece of wood as the small frame members at the ends, the edge of the frame gently... [Lire la suite]