17 novembre 2021

A fine uncut burgundy-ground embroidered silk 'dragon' robe, Circa 1860-1880

  Lot 221. A fine uncut burgundy-ground embroidered silk 'dragon' robe, Circa 1860-1880; 299cm (117 6/8in) long x 155cm (61in) wide. Sold for £ 34,000 (€ 40,432) (Est: £6,000 - £8,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 A complete bolt meticulously worked in bright silk satin stitch and couched gold threads with nine writhing, five-clawed dragons pursuing flaming pearls amidst dense trailing scrolls of wispy clouds interspersed with bats holding auspicious peaches, Shou characters and the Eight Daoist... [Lire la suite]

17 novembre 2021

A rare large yellow-ground silk brocade 'vajradhatu' square mandala, Early 15th century

Lot 221. A rare large yellow-ground silk brocade 'vajradhatu' square mandala, Early 15th century 190.5cm (75 1/2in) x 194cm (76 3/8in). Sold for £ 35,250 (€ 41,919) (Est: £30,000 - £50,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Finely woven with large blossoming lotus issuing from a continuous meander and scrolling foliage, each flower supporting a different Tibetan character executed in gold script woven in flat gilded paper, forming the 'Offering of the Universe' mantra reading from the centre to the east, south, west and... [Lire la suite]
17 novembre 2021

A very rare massive sancai-glazed model of a Bactrian camel, Tang Dynasty (618-907)

Lot 216. A very rare massive sancai-glazed model of a Bactrian camel, Tang Dynasty (618-907); 88cm (34 5/8in) high x 74cm (29in) wide x 27cm (10 5/8in) deep. Sold for £ 44,000 (€ 52,050). (Estimate £ 4,000 - £6,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 The beast powerfully modelled in mid-striding pose with its tall hair-lined neck reared back, the head raised and mouth open as if bellowing, exposing its teeth and prominent tongue, the cream-glazed body surmounted by a square fringed blanket finely decorated in green, chestnut... [Lire la suite]
17 novembre 2021

A Longquan celadon 'lotus' jar, Yuan dynasty (1271-1368)

Lot 337.  A Longquan celadon 'lotus' jar, Yuan dynasty (1271-1368); Diameter 32 cm, 12½ in. Lot sold: 8,190 GBP (Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's boldly carved around the exterior with a band of large lotus blooms above a band of upright lappets around the base, covered overall in an unctuous celadon glaze save for the rim and the foot ring burnt orange in firing. Provenance: An English Private Collection. Sotheby's London, 6th November 2013, lot 260. ... [Lire la suite]
17 novembre 2021

A large Longquan celadon 'dragon' dish, Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368)

Lot 336.  A large Longquan celadon 'dragon' dish, Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368); Diameter 35 cm, 13¾ in. Lot sold: 44,100 GBP (Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's with rounded sides rising to a flat everted rim, the interior carved with a coiling dragon, covered overall with a sea-green glaze. Provenance: Sotheby's London, 6th November 2013, lot 262. Literature: Jean-Paul Desroches, Two Americans in Paris, A Quest for Asian Art, 2016, Paris, no.... [Lire la suite]
17 novembre 2021

A large qingbai 'dragon and phoenix' ewer, Yuan Dynasty

Lot 335.  A large qingbai 'dragon and phoenix' ewer, Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368); Height 26 cm, 10½ in. Lot sold: 20,160 GBP (Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's the pear-shaped body rising to a tall gently flaring neck, supported on a splayed foot, the body set with a slender curved spout issuing from the mouth of a dragon, connected to the body by an elaborate strut set opposite a high arched handle formed by the scaled body of a dragon-fish, the exterior of the... [Lire la suite]