21 mai 2020

A large wood figure of Guanyin, Qing Dynasty

Lot 267.  A large wood figure of Guanyin, Qing Dynasty; 97cm (38 1/8in) high. Estimate £4,000-6,000. Sold for £31,250 (€ 34,744). Photo: Bonhams. Carved with naturalistic facial features gazing serenely downwards beneath a high chignon encircled by a crown, a sash looped across the palm of the right hand, the relaxed body enveloped in flowing drapery, seated at ease with the left arm gently resting on a raised knee, the body leaning on a rocky support.  The dating of this lot is consistent with the result... [Lire la suite]
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21 mai 2020

A cinnabar lacquer 'dragon' cabinet, 18th century

Lot 265.  A cinnabar lacquer 'dragon' cabinet, 18th century; 16.8cm (22 1/8in x 14 3/4in x 6 5/8in). Estimate £10,000-15,000. Sold for £31,250 (€ 34,744). Photo: Bonhams. The rectangular cabinet set with two pairs of hinged doors bordered with key-fret bands, each delicately carved with a ferocious five-clawed dragon detailed with horns, a curly mane and scales, coiling and striding in pursuit of the flaming pearl on a dense ground of crashing and foaming waves, all above a long drawer with four carp leaping from waves,... [Lire la suite]
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21 mai 2020

A blue and white porcelain-inlaid hardwood eight-leaf screen, 19th century

Lot 281. A blue and white porcelain-inlaid hardwood eight-leaf screen, 19th century. Each leaf 37.5cm (14 3/4in) wide x 176.2cm (69 3/8in) high. Estimate £15,000-20,000. Sold for £47,500 (€ 53,156). Photo Bonhams. Each leaf inlaid with five variously-shaped blue and white porcelain panels, each panel painted with mountain and riverscape scenes contain small figures variously fishing, conversing, traversing narrow bridges, farming with water buffalo and carrying bundles, the landscapes set with pagodas and dwellings... [Lire la suite]
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21 mai 2020

A rare blue and white 'dragon' garden seat, Second half 16th century

  Lot 193. A rare blue and white 'dragon' garden seat, Second half 16th century; 35.6cm (14in) high. Estimate £30,000-50,000. Sold for £37,500 (€ 41,966). Photo Bonhams. Of barrel shape applied with a pair of lion-mask handles, vividly painted to each side with a five-clawed winged dragon striding amongst scrolling clouds in pursuit of the flaming pearl above foaming waves and bordered by applied bosses, all beneath a band of ruyi-shaped cartouches containing horses galloping across flaming scrolls,... [Lire la suite]
21 mai 2020

A pair of huanghuali tapered cabinets, 18th-19th century

Lot 269. A pair of huanghuali tapered cabinets, 18th-19th century; 72cm (28 3/8in) wide x 39cm (15 3/8in) deep x 120.4cm (47 3/8in) high. Estimate £20,000-30,000. Sold for £43,750 (€ 48,960). Photo Bonhams. Each with a framed top panel projecting over the tapering sides supported on four long corner struts extending to form the legs joined by a curved apron, the two doors flanking the central support and all locked with brass plates set with loops, the doors opening onto a central shelf above two drawers. ... [Lire la suite]
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21 mai 2020

A white jade recumbent ram, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3776. A white jade recumbent ram, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 7.9 cm., 3 1/8  in. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD. Lot sold 275,000 HKD  (31,613 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's worked in the round as a ram resting upon its tucked-in hindlegs and kneeling forelegs, its head depicted turned backwards with its beard touching its robust back, its beard and tail detailed with fine incisions, the stone of an even white... [Lire la suite]
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21 mai 2020

An inscribed zitan reticulated cylindrical perfumier, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century 

Lot 3637. An inscribed zitan reticulated cylindrical perfumier, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century; 21.6 cm, 8 1/2  in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 275,000 HKD  (31,613 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's of cylindrical form, the hardwood deftly carved and pierced with two chilong, one ascending and the other descending with clawed arms outstretched, facing each other with their hair swept over serpentine bodies and writhing amidst swirling lingzhi stems, all between... [Lire la suite]
21 mai 2020

A small imperial celadon jade 'chilong' waterpot, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3700. A small imperial celadon jade 'chilong' waterpot, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 7.8 cm., 3 1/8  in. Estimate 250,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 325,000 HKD  (37,361 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's of beehive shape with gently incurving sides, carved to the exterior with the slender bodies of two chilong encircling a raised lip, each detailed with a split horn, hairs subtly picked out and a raised spine terminating in a bifurcated tail, carved below in low relief with... [Lire la suite]
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21 mai 2020

A yellow jade carving of a mythical beast, Ming dynasty

Lot 3771. A yellow jade carving of a mythical beast, Ming dynasty; 7 cm., 2 3/4  in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD. Lot sold 375,000 HKD  (43,108 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's the pebble worked as a crouching animal with bushy eyebrows and a notched spine ending in a tail swept up against hindquarters incised with archaised tufts of hair, the yellow stone suffused with russet veins and brown skin on the underside.  Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 07 Oct 2015
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21 mai 2020

A rare white jade bowl, Incised mark and period of Jiaqing (1796-1820)

Lot 3693. A rare white jade bowl, Incised mark and period of Jiaqing (1796-1820); 12.1 cm., 4 3/4  in.. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot sold 500,000 HKD  (57,478 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's carved with rounded sides supported on a short straight foot, the translucent stone of a white colour suffused with milky-white streaks, the recessed base incised with a four-character seal mark .  Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 07 Oct 2015