10 avril 2022

Sotheby’s Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art 2022 Spring Sale Series

Lot 3801. A highly important and exceptional imperial soapstone 'Qianlong yulan zhi bao' seal, Qing dynasty, the 'lion' finial, Kangxi - early Yongzheng period, the seal face, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 7.8 x 7.8 x H. 10.7 cm. Estimate Upon Request. Lot sold: 153,334,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2022 Sotheby’s Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art 2022 Spring Sale Series is led by a highly important and magnificent soapstone seal carved for the Qianlong Emperor, prominently impressed on many of the greatest national... [Lire la suite]

05 avril 2022

A glass-inlaid gold hairpin, Song-Ming dynasty (AD 960-1644)

Lot 771. A glass-inlaid gold hairpin, Song-Ming dynasty (AD 960-1644); 5 1⁄4 in. (13.5 cm.) long, cloth box. Price realised USD 27,720 (Estimate USD 8,000 – USD 12,000). © Christie's 2022 The hairpin has a delicate openwork design of floral scroll, and is inset on one end with a rectangular plaque decorated with a bird in gold wire and further inlaid with glass, all enclosed within the border of scroll design. Together with a U-shaped end of a gold hairpin, Song-Ming dynasty,... [Lire la suite]
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02 avril 2022

Exceptional Chinese vase forms and furniture lead Freeman's April 13 Asian Arts Auction

Lot 28. A pair of Chinese huanghuali armchairs, Sichutou Guanmaoyi, Late Ming to Qing dynasty. H: 41 in.; W: 23 1/8 in; D: 21 in. Estimate $80,000 - $120,000. © Freeman's 2022  PHILADELPHIA, PA.- Freeman’s April 13 Asian Arts auction presents collectors of Chinese craftsmanship opportunities to add remarkable 17th - and 18th -century furniture and design objects to their collections.The sale is led by a pair of Chinese huanghuali, or fragrant rosewood, armchairs (Lot 28), elegant... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2022

An exceptionally rare white marble pear-shaped bottle and cover, Sui-Tang dynasty, 7th century

      Lot 295. An exceptionally rare white marble pear-shaped bottle and cover, Sui-Tang dynasty, 7th century. Height 12⅜ in., 31.5 cm. Estimate: 80,000 - 120,000 USD. © Sothebys. Property from an American Private Collection. Provenance: Sotheby's New York, 22nd September 2005, lot 297. Note: It is extremely rare to find vessels of this early date made of marble, a medium that was then used for carving figural or animal sculptures. A few white marble vessels, such as a footed... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2022

Doyle to present two auctions of Asian art during Asia Week New York

Lot 157. A Large Chinese Celadon Glazed Porcelain 'Dragon' Charger, Yongzheng Seal Mark and of the Period (1723-1735). Diameter 19 1/2 inches. Est. $80,000-120,000. © 2022 William Doyle Galleries, Inc.  NEW YORK, NY.- In celebration of Asia Week New York, Doyle will hold two auctions showcasing Asian Works of Art. The sales will present the arts of China, Japan and elsewhere in Asia dating from the Neolithic Period through the 20th century. Among the 700 lots to be offered are porcelains,... [Lire la suite]
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15 mars 2022

Two fragments of a ceremonial bone spatula, Shang dynasty

Lot 4. Two fragments of a ceremonial bone spatula, Shang dynasty. Length of longest 2¾ in., 7 cm. Estimate: 1,000 - 1,500 USD. Lot sold: 10,710 USD. © Sothebys. Provenance: Collection of H.K. Burnet. Sotheby's London, 3rd April 1941, lot 229. Collection of Professor D.M.S. Watson FSA (1886-1973). Sotheby's London, 19th October 1965, lots 18 and 19. Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1968-present, coll. no. E.4.9. Sotheby's. A Journey... [Lire la suite]

08 mars 2022

An extremely rare white marble 'grain measure' cup, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 8. An extremely rare white marble 'grain measure' cup, Song dynasty (960-1279). Height 2⅜ in., 6 cm. Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 USD. Lot sold: 20,160 USD. © Sothebys.  Provenance: Collection of Professor Charles Gabriel (1873-1940) and Brenda Zara Seligman (1882-1965), by 1955. Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, coll. no. T.5.2. Exhibited: The Arts of the T'ang Dynasty, Oriental Ceramic Society, London, 1955, cat. no. 319. Note: This... [Lire la suite]
27 février 2022

A very rare silver octogonal dish, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 763. A very rare silver octogonal dish, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 7 in. (17.7 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 10,000 – USD 15,000. Price realised USD 13,860. © Christie's 2022 The interior of the dish is decorated in repoussé with a scene of two figures at leisure and an attendant playing the qin in a courtyard flanked by pavilions. The courtyard is centered by a lotus pond from which emits vapor supporting a writhing dragon, while a phoenix is shown descending to one... [Lire la suite]
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27 février 2022

Three rare gold offering coins, Northern Song dynasty (AD 960-1127)

Lot 762. Three rare gold offering coins, Northern Song dynasty (AD 960-1127). Estimate USD 12,000 – USD 18,000. Price realised USD 201,600. © Christie's 2022 Each coin with a square aperture is cast on one side with two Buddhist figures, and on the reverse with four characters reading Chunhua yuan bao (Ingots of Chunhua). Each coin bears a number (either one yi, two er, or four si), on the top edge. Provenance: Galaxie Art (B. K. Wong), Hong Kong, 1984. Note: Chunhua... [Lire la suite]
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27 février 2022

A silver ‘chrysanthemum’ cup, Song dynasty (AD 960-1279)

Lot 761. A silver ‘chrysanthemum’ cup, Song dynasty (AD 960-1279); 3 1⁄2 in. (9 cm.) diam., Japanese wood box. Estimate USD 8,000 – USD 12,000. Unsold. © Christie's 2022 The rounded sides are formed by four bands of petals radiating from the convex center chased with two bees resting on closely packed stamens. Note: A silver chrysanthemum-form cup similarly decorated on the interior with a pair of bees resting on packed stamens, but raised on a tall, flared foot, was unearthed from a Yuan... [Lire la suite]
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