23 novembre 2021

A rare cinnabar lacquer carved three-tiered double-lozenge-shaped box, cover and stand, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 309. A rare cinnabar lacquer carved three-tiered double-lozenge-shaped box, cover and stand, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 31cm (12 1/8in) wide. Sold for £ 16,500 (€ 19,599) (Est: £8,000 - £12,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 The cover meticulously carved with two five-clawed writhing dragons in pursuit of a flaming pearl in the form of a stylised Shou character, on a ground of swirling waves, all within key-fret borders, the straight sides of the boxes and cover decorated with six cartouches enclosing... [Lire la suite]

23 novembre 2021

A rare imperial apricot-ground embroidered silk woman's 'dragon' robe, Mid 19th century

Lot 286. A rare imperial apricot-ground embroidered silk woman's 'dragon' robe, Mid 19th century; 186cm (73 2/8in) wide x 133.5cm (52 2/8in) long. Sold for £ 19,000 (€ 22,569) (Est: £10,000 - £15,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Finely worked on the front and back in satin stitch and couched gold threads with nine writhing five-clawed dragons pursuing flaming pearls amidst dense trailing scrolls of five-coloured clouds interspersed with bats, all above the terrestrial diagram and the lishui stripe at the... [Lire la suite]
23 novembre 2021

An impressive pair of painted and gilt pottery figures of lokapalas, Tang Dynasty (618-907)

Lot 215. An impressive pair of painted and gilt pottery figures of lokapalas, Tang Dynasty (618-907); 61cm (24in) and 54.5cm (21 1/2in) high. Sold for £ 20,250 (€ 24,054) (Est: £8,000 - £12,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Each modelled in a powerful stance, standing on a demon with one knee raised, one of the demons with a serpent entwined around its leg, the figures with defiant expressions, each with a clenched fist resting upon the raised leg and the other arm held animatedly aloft, wearing elaborate armoured robes... [Lire la suite]
23 novembre 2021

A rare copper-red-glazed bowl, Xianfeng six-character mark and of the period (1851-1861)

Lot 237. A rare copper-red-glazed bowl, Xianfeng six-character mark and of the period (1851-1861); 15cm (5 7/8in) diam. Sold for £ 21,500 (€ 25,538) (Est: £15,000 - £20,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Elegantly potted with deep curving sides and raised on a narrow inward-tapering foot, covered to the exterior in a liver-red glaze thinning to a mushroom tone on the mouth and foot rims, the interior glazed white, cloth stand, box and cover with inscription. Provenance: a French private collection, acquired in... [Lire la suite]
23 novembre 2021

A massive polychrome painted stucco head of Guanyin, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 237. A massive polychrome painted stucco head of Guanyin, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 72cm (28 3/8in) high. Sold for £ 21,500 (€ 25,538) (Est: £15,000 - £20,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 The full face finely modelled with slender bow-shaped eyes and hooded eyelids, all below arched eyebrows extending to a broad straight nose and full red lips, the forehead centred with a circular indentation once holding a jewelled urna, the cheeks flanked by a pair of long pendulous ears, all below the combed hair piled... [Lire la suite]