29 juin 2021

An orange-ground 'dragon' kesi, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 202. An orange-ground 'dragon' kesi, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 53 x 34 cm, 20⅞ by 13⅜ in.. Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 EUR. Lot sold: 11,340 EUR. Courtesy Sotheby's. depicting a five-clawed dragon reaching for a 'flaming pearl' among ruyi-shaped clouds, its scaly body emitting flames, all reserve on an orange ground, framed and glazed. Provenance: Jacqueline Simcox Gallery, London. Sotheby's. Arts d'Asie, Paris, 10 juin 2021
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29 juin 2021

A huanghuali rounded-corners cabinet, yuanjiao gui, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 24. A huanghuali rounded-corners cabinet, yuanjiao gui, Ming dynasty, 17th century; 110 x 69 x 43 cm, 43¼ by 27⅛ by 17 in. Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 EUR. Lot sold: 126,000 EUR. Courtesy Sotheby's. the rounded projecting four frame members set above the rectangular recessed top panel, joined by four round posts at each corner forming the tapered silhouette, the pair of single panel doors with wooden dowels fitting into sockets in the upper frame and lower front rail, above a... [Lire la suite]
29 juin 2021

A rare set of four rectangular huanghuali stools, changfangdeng, Late Ming-Early Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

  Lot 135. A rare set of four rectangular huanghuali stools, changfangdeng, Late Ming-Early Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century. Hauteur: 49,8 cm. (19 ½ in.), Largeur: 45,8 cm. (18 in.), Profondeur: 40 cm. (15 ¾ in.). Estimate EUR 60,000 - EUR 80,000. Price realised EUR 93,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021 Chaque tabouret est de forme rectangulaire. L'assise est en paille tressée supportée par quatre pieds quadrangulaires, dont les extrémités sont en forme de... [Lire la suite]
29 juin 2021

A pair of rare large mother-of-pearl-inlaid lacquer cabinets, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 132. A pair of rare large mother-of-pearl-inlaid lacquer cabinets, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Hauteur: 188,5 cm. (74 ¼ in.), Largeur: 118 cm. (46 ½ in.), Profondeur: 56 cm. (22 in.). Estimate EUR 50,000 - EUR 80,000. Price realised EUR 150,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021 La façade de chaque cabinet est somptueusement décorée de papillons en vol autour de branches de pivoines et rochers. Les côtés sont ornés de cartouches rectangulaires et circulaires abritant... [Lire la suite]
29 juin 2021

A mother-of-pearl inlaid black lacquer large dish, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 107. A mother-of-pearl inlaid black lacquer large dish, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century. Largeur: 40,5 cm. (16 in.). Estimate EUR 4,000 - EUR 6,000. Price realised EUR 3,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021 Il est de forme octogonale aux bords polylobés. Le centre est orné d'une scène de pavillon agrémentée de personnages à l'intérieur et sur la terrasse sous les arbres, le ciel est chargé de nuages en volutes. Les bords sont ornés de huit cartouches polylobés, chacun abritant une... [Lire la suite]
29 juin 2021

A red-lacquer brush and cover, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 107. A red-lacquer brush and cover, Ming dynasty, 17th century. Longueur: 22,5 cm. (8 7/8 in.). Estimate EUR 3,000 - EUR 4,000. Price realised EUR 3,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021 Le capuchon et le manche du pinceau sont ornés d'un décor de croisillons sculptés. Literature: Chinesische Lackkunst. Eine deutsche Privatsammlung, Museum für Lackkunst, Muenster, 30th May - 29th August 2010, no. 33. Christie's. Art d'Asie, Paris, 9 june 2021

29 juin 2021

In the style of Qian Xuan (Ming dynasty, 1368–1644), Butterflies and Flowers

  Lot 107. In the style of Qian Xuan (Ming dynasty, 1368–1644), Butterflies and Flowers. Monté en rouleau, encre et couleur sur soie. Deux cachets de collectionneurs. Dimensions: 28 x 26 cm. (11 x 10 ¼ in.). Estimate HKD 1,200,000 - HKD 1,800,000. Price realised HKD 1,500,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021 Of square section, the lipped-edge top is supported on a high waist and joined by a thick ogee apron, resting on four tapering cabriole legs ending... [Lire la suite]
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29 juin 2021

A wall fresco fragment of two ladies, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 525. A wall fresco fragment of two ladies, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644); 84.5cm (33 1/4in) high x 67cm wide (26 3/8in) wide. Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500. Sold for £ 10,200 (€ 11,900). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Depicting two ladies gazing to the right descending a path, with billowing scarves and sleeves, all within a walled garden, framed and glazed. Note: The style of the present fresco is inspired by late Tang dynasty temple painting style. This is evident in the treatment of the roundness of the... [Lire la suite]
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29 juin 2021

A rare military official's rank badge of a lion, buzi, Late Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 3054 A rare military official's rank badge of a lion, buzi, Late Ming dynasty, 17th century; 15 1⁄4 in. (38.5 cm.) square. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 250,000. Price realised HKD 106,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021 Made for a second rank military official, embroidered with a lion with green mane and tail shown seated amidst multicoloured clouds and flames atop a rock amidst waves with head turned to the side and mouth open in a roar to show its fangs, all... [Lire la suite]
29 juin 2021

A huanghuali square incense stand, xiangji, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)

Lot 3054 A huanghuali square incense stand, xiangji, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644); 34 1/8 in. (87 cm.) high, 20 in. (51 cm.) square. Estimate HKD 1,200,000 - HKD 1,800,000. Price realised HKD 1,500,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021 Of square section, the lipped-edge top is supported on a high waist and joined by a thick ogee apron, resting on four tapering cabriole legs ending in upturned tendril and ball feet set into the base stretcher. Provenance: Collection of... [Lire la suite]