23 novembre 2022

A very rare pair of cloisonné enamel and gilt-bronze kneeling 'foreigner' candlesticks, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 119. A very rare pair of cloisonné enamel and gilt-bronze kneeling 'foreigner' candlesticks, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Each 30cm (12in) high. (2). Sold for £44,400 (Estimate $7,000 - $10,000). © Sotheby's 2022 Each figure finely cast with one sturdy arm raised to support the shaped drip pan surmounted by a columnar pricket, the other hand resting on the hip, dressed in a tunic with dragons over crashing waves, the lower half with lotus scrolls, the head encircled with a fillet over... [Lire la suite]

23 novembre 2022

A cloisonné enamel duck-shaped incense burner and cover, 16th-17th century

Lot 119. A cloisonné enamel duck-shaped incense burner and cover, 16th-17th century; 18.7cm (7 3/8in) high. (3). Sold for £44,400 (Estimate $7,000 - $10,000). © Sotheby's 2022 Finely modelled in the shape of a duck with its head slightly turned and beak open, its feather decorated in vibrant green, yellow, white, red, turquoise and blue, repeated at the cover, its back with an opening in the shape of feather, its beak and webbed feet gilded, all fixed on a wooden stand in the shape of waves. ... [Lire la suite]
23 novembre 2022

A very rare cloisonné enamel and gilt-bronze tripod incense burner, ding, 15th century

  Lot 116. A very rare cloisonné enamel and gilt-bronze tripod incense burner, ding, 15th century; 21.5cm (8 7/16cm) high. Sold for £88,500 (Estimate $60,000 - $80,000). © Sotheby's 2022 The robustly cast body of globular form supported on three short legs, exterior brightly enamelled in yellow, white, red, and dark blue with large lotus blossoms in two registers amidst leafy scrolls, repeated along the neck, the gilt-bronze rim applied with a pair of flaring upright handles... [Lire la suite]