24 mai 2022

A small huali table, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 119. A small huali table, Qing dynasty, 19th century; 119 by 90 by 37.5 cm, 46⅞ by 35⅝ by 14¾ in. Lot sold 7,560 GBP (Estimate : 6,000 - 8,000 GBP). © Sotheby's 2022 Note: See a zitan table with similarly rendered square-sectioned legs, offered in our Hong Kong rooms, 8th October 2014, lot 3669. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 11 May 2022
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24 mai 2022

A long hongmu table, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 118. A long hongmu table, Qing dynasty, 19th century; 194.5 by 43 by 85 cm, 76½ by 17 by 33½ in. Lot sold 10,080 GBP (Estimate : 8,000 - 12,000 GBP). © Sotheby's 2022 Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 11 May 2022
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24 mai 2022

A huali stand, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 117. A huali stand, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century; 76.5 by 45 by 45 cm, 30¼ by 17¾ by 17¾ in. Lot sold 37,800 GBP (Estimate : 30,000 - 50,000 GBP). © Sotheby's 2022 Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 11 May 2022
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24 mai 2022

A huanghuali rectangular stool, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 116. A huanghuali rectangular stool, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 80 by 42.5 by 44.7 cm, 31½ by 16¾ by 17⅝ in. Lot sold 75,600 GBP (Estimate : 50,000 - 70,000 GBP). © Sotheby's 2022 Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 11 May 2022
24 mai 2022

A rare huanghuali square table, late Ming-early Qing dynasty

Lot 100. A rare huanghuali square table, late Ming-early Qing dynasty; 105.5 by 105.5 by 88.2 cm, 41½ by 41½ by 34¾ in. Lot sold 453,600 GBP (Estimate : 120,000 - 160,000 GBP). © Sotheby's 2022 Note: Tables of this versatile form and size were designed as surfaces for dining, writing, appreciating antiques, or even playing games. Square tables often appear on printed books and paintings, such as in the illustration of Chapter 11 of a Chongzhen period edition of Jin Ping Mei [The Plum in... [Lire la suite]
24 mai 2022

Three marble-inset zitan armchairs and a stand, Late Qing dynasty

Lot 3677. Three marble-inset zitan armchairs and a stand, Late Qing dynasty; chairs 62 by 48 by h. 96 cm, stand 41.5 by 41.5 by h. 79 cm. Lot sold 945,000 HKD (Estimate : 180,000 - 280,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art including Jades from the De An Tang Collection and Gardens of Pleasure – Erotic Art from the Bertholet Collection, Hong Kong, 29 April 2022
24 mai 2022

A superb pair of carved zitan square corner-leg tables, Qing dynasty, late 18th-19th century

Lot 3615. A superb pair of carved zitan square corner-leg tables, Qing dynasty, late 18th-19th century; 87 by 87 by h. 87.5 cm. Lot sold 6,930,000 HKD (Estimate : 8,000,000 - 12,000,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 Provenance: Collection of Y.C. Chen (1922-2012). Christie's Hong Kong, 29th May 2013, lot 1953. Note: Masterfully executed using the highly prized material of zitan (red sandalwood), these tables are exceptionally impressive for harmoniously combining European... [Lire la suite]
24 mai 2022

'The Portable Universe: Thought and Splendor of Indigenous Colombia' at LACMA

 House Model of Circular Dwelling, 200 BC–1300 AD, Calima, Gold, 4 1/4 × 4 in. diameter (10.8 × 10.2 cm), Museum Of Fine Arts, Houston, Gift of Alfred C. Glassell, Jr. (2001.1366), photograph © The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Los Angeles, CA – The Los Angeles County Museum of Art presents The Portable Universe / El Universo en tus Manos: Thought and Splendor of Indigenous Colombia, a groundbreaking exhibition showcasing the diversity and materiality of ancient Colombian cultures. Comprising approximately 400... [Lire la suite]