24 septembre 2020

Zhang Ruitu (Attributed to, 1570-1641), Landscapes and Calligraphy

  Lot 811. Zhang Ruitu (Attributed to, 1570-1641), Landscapes and Calligraphy. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 3,210,000. © Christie's  Images Ltd 2020. Album of fourteen double leaves, ink on gold-flecked paper. Each leaf measures 11 ½ x 13 5/8 in. (29.2 x 34.8 cm.). Each leaf inscribed and signed, with a total of twenty-six seals of the artist. Dated yichou year of the Tianqi reign (1625). Dedicated... [Lire la suite]
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24 septembre 2020

A diamond silver and gold maid of honor cypher, Russia, circa 1855-1860, number 59

Lot 823. A diamond silver and gold maid of honor cypher, Russia, circa 1855-1860, number 59; 3 in. (7.6 cm.) high, with crown. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 52,500. © Christie's  Images Ltd 2020. In the form of the Cyrillic initials ‘MA’ for Empress Maria Alexandrovna (1824-1880) and Dowager Empress Alexandra Feodorovna (1798-1860), set with old and rose-cut diamonds mounted in silver-topped gold, surmounted by a hinged diamond-set Imperial crown, with suspension... [Lire la suite]
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24 septembre 2020

A rare pale greenish-white jade 'dragon' vase group, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 822. A rare pale greenish-white jade 'dragon' vase group, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 6 ¾ in. (17.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 40,000. © Christie's  Images Ltd 2020. The cylindrical vase carved in high relief with a dragon chasing a flaming pearl, emerges from the rockwork that rises to one side with wannianqing (Rohdea japonica) from which issues leafy fruiting plants, hongmu stand. Provenance: The James and... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2020

A rare 'Daoist emblems' doucai bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1

Lot 821. A rare 'Daoist emblems' doucai bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735); 6 in. (15.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 137,500. © Christie's  Images Ltd 2020. Decorated with the Eight Daoist Emblems above a ruyi border on the exterior and a double peach spray in the interior. Provenance: Mathias Komor, New York, 12 March 1956.The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection,... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2020

A rare blue and white octagonal jarlet, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 817.  A rare blue and white octagonal jarlet, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1723-1735); 4 ¼ in. (10.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 60,000. © Christie's  Images Ltd 2020. Each facet finely painted with vertical leafy lingzhi scroll below the small, flared mouth. Provenance: The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago, acquired prior to 1990. Note: A similar Yongzheng-marked... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2020

A pair of gold 'double-gourd' earrings, erhuan, Ming dynasty style

Lot 349. A pair of gold 'double-gourd' earrings, erhuan, Ming dynasty style; 3/4in (1.9cm) high excluding pin (2). Sold for US$ 1,912 (€ 1,635). © Bonhams 2001-2020 The two rounded sections separated by a small, pearled ring at its waist, and hammered into eight panels to the side walls, each framing chased scrolling patterns, the base of the gourd decorated with a cash design, the top capped by a lotus leaf with a long S-shaped stem cleverly serving as the pin. Note: The double-gourd motif carries many... [Lire la suite]
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24 septembre 2020

A gold bracelet, qianzhuo, Liao dynasty

  Lot 347. A gold bracelet, qianzhuo, Liao dynasty; 2 3/4in (7cm) wide. Sold for US$ 10,700 (€ 9,151). © Bonhams 2001-2020 Hammered from a strip of gold, the C-shaped bracelet gently tapering toward each end, and terminated in a carefully rolled scroll, the outer side with three conforming ribs, enclosing two bands of delicately engraved acanthus leaves against a typical punched background. Note: A slightly more elaborate pair of this general shape from the Liao dynasty was published in Emma Bunker et... [Lire la suite]
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24 septembre 2020

A fine large molded celadon-glazed bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 532. A fine large molded celadon-glazed bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Diameter 13⅜ in., 34 cm. Estimate 50,000 - 70,000 USD. Lot sold 182,700 USD. © Sotheby's 2020. the deep rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot to an everted rim, the exterior finely molded and decorated in white slip with sprays of pomegranate, peaches, lychee, and ‘Buddha’s hand’ citron suspended above resplendent boughs of auspicious flowers including, peony, lotus, prunus, and aster,... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2020

An exceptionally rare Ru-type conjoined double-vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 531. An exceptionally rare Ru-type conjoined double-vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Height 7¼ in., 18.4 cm. Estimate 40,000 - 60,000 USD. Lot sold 88,200 USD. © Sotheby's 2020. formed of two adjoined baluster vases, each with a broad swelling shoulder rising from a splayed foot to a contracted neck and galleried rim, applied overall with an unctuous caesious-colored glaze suffused with a fine crackle, the knife-pared foot and mouth rim applied with a brown wash, the base with... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2020

A rare Guan-type lobed washer, Ming dynasty

  Lot 530. A rare Guan-type lobed washer, Ming dynasty. Diameter 4⅞ in., 12.3 cm. Estimate 60,000 - 80,000 USD. Lot sold 88,200 USD. © Sotheby's 2020. elegantly potted, the shallow flaring sides rising from a flat base sweeping up to a rim divided into six lobes, the body covered in an unctuous thick pale beige glaze suffused with a matrix of gold and black crackles, the base with five 'sesame-seed' spur marks.  Provenance: Collection of Sir Herbert Ingram, 2nd Bt (1875-1958)... [Lire la suite]