19 décembre 2021

A very rare light-brown and green glazed 'drinking game' tableau, Late Western-early Eastern Han Dynasty

Lot 211. A very rare light-brown and green glazed 'drinking game' tableau, Late Western-early Eastern Han Dynasty, Lingbao region, Henan province; 21cm (8 1/4in) long x 21cm (8 1/4in) wide x 19cm (7 1/2in) high. Sold for HKD250,000 (Est: HKD300,000 - HKD500,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Exquisitely moulded with five kneeling figures on a square tableau raising from four scalloped feet, gesticulating in animated discussion and surrounding a game board incised with grids in the centre, the figure glazed in light... [Lire la suite]

19 décembre 2021

A rare Imperial gold-splashed bronze 'chilong' scroll weight, Qianlong four-character mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 211. A rare Imperial gold-splashed bronze 'chilong' scroll weight, Qianlong four-character mark and of the period (1736-1795); 12cm (4 3/4in) long. Sold for HK$ 315,000 (€ 35,638) (Est: HKD200,000 - HKD300,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Well cast a chi-phoenix with five smaller chi-dragons climbing on her body, the surface with liberal slashes of gold, the bronze patinated to a rich golden-brown colour, the surface with liberal splashes of gold, near the phoenix tail incised with four-character mark... [Lire la suite]
19 décembre 2021

A translucent amber glass engraved 'floral' bowl, Qianlong four-character mark and of the period (1736-1795)

 Lot 230. A translucent amber glass engraved 'floral' bowl, Qianlong four-character mark and of the period (1736-1795); 17cm (6 3/4in) diam. Sold for HK$ 377,500 (€ 42,709) (Est: HKD300,000 - HKD400,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 The slightly rounded sides rising from a shallow foot rim ring to a slightly everted rim and incised with a continuous scroll of peonies and two butterflies, the base incised with the four-character mark within a square frame reading Qianlong nianzhi, the translucent glass of... [Lire la suite]
19 décembre 2021

A fine Ge-style glazed porcelain vase, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1796)

Lot 340. A fine Ge-style glazed porcelain vase, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1796). H. 40 cm. Sold: €17,000 (Est: €5,000 - €8,000). © 2021 Nagel Auctions Provenance: Collection of Adalbert Colsman (1886-1978) and Thilda Colsman, purchased from China-Bohlken, June 16th, 1939, by descent within the family to the present owner. Nagel Auctions. Asian Art, December 7, 2021
19 décembre 2021

A rare and fine Guan-type penta-lobed bottle vase, Yongzheng six-character seal mark and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 2913. A rare and fine Guan-type penta-lobed bottle vase, Yongzheng six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1723-1735); 9 5⁄8 in. (24.5 cm.) high. Price realised HKD 6,850,000 (Estimate HKD 2,500,000 - HKD 3,000,000). © Christie's 2021 The body of the vase is potted with five facets separated by indented corners between the neck and the foot ring, covered all over in a glaze of even sky-blue tone suffused with wide crackles. Provenance: A French private... [Lire la suite]
19 décembre 2021

A large moulded and carved celadon-glazed ‘lotus’ vase, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 2913. A large moulded and carved celadon-glazed ‘lotus’ vase, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 19 1⁄4 in. (48.8 cm) high. Price realised HKD 375,000 (Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 400,000). © Christie's 2021 The ovoid body and tall waisted neck are moulded and carved with a bold design of stylised lotus blooms on scrolling stems bearing curling feathery leaves, applied overall with a rich sea-green glaze pooling to a deeper tone in the recesses and continuing over the widely flaring dished mouth... [Lire la suite]
19 décembre 2021

A fine and very rare pair of celadon-glazed ovoid vases with chilong appliques, Qianlong six-character seal marks and of the per

Lot 2912. A fine and very rare pair of celadon-glazed ovoid vases with chilong appliques, Qianlong six-character seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 10 1⁄4 in. (26.1 cm.) high, boxes. Price realised HKD 26,650,000 (Estimate HKD 7,000,000 - HKD 9,000,000). © Christie's 2021 Well potted and resting on its recessed base, each ovoid vase is applied with an exquisite chilong with well-defined features clambering over the mouth rim, covered overall with an even and... [Lire la suite]