26 septembre 2020

Sotheby's Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Autumn Sales to feature 'Monochrome II'

Courtesy Sotheby's. HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Hong Kong presents two carefully curated Chinese Works of Art Sales to be held on 9 October 2020, Monochrome II and Important Chinese Art. Monochrome II is the sequel to the highly successful Monochrome sale held in July. Highlights include a jadeite-green glazed jar and cover from the Ming dynasty, a superb silver-streaked Nogime Temmoku bowl from the Southern Song dynasty and a magnificent huanghuali six-post canopy bed from the Ming dynasty. Important Chinese Art is a tightly... [Lire la suite]

24 septembre 2020

A pair of gold 'double-gourd' earrings, erhuan, Ming dynasty style

Lot 349. A pair of gold 'double-gourd' earrings, erhuan, Ming dynasty style; 3/4in (1.9cm) high excluding pin (2). Sold for US$ 1,912 (€ 1,635). © Bonhams 2001-2020 The two rounded sections separated by a small, pearled ring at its waist, and hammered into eight panels to the side walls, each framing chased scrolling patterns, the base of the gourd decorated with a cash design, the top capped by a lotus leaf with a long S-shaped stem cleverly serving as the pin. Note: The double-gourd motif carries many... [Lire la suite]
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24 septembre 2020

A gold bracelet, qianzhuo, Liao dynasty

  Lot 347. A gold bracelet, qianzhuo, Liao dynasty; 2 3/4in (7cm) wide. Sold for US$ 10,700 (€ 9,151). © Bonhams 2001-2020 Hammered from a strip of gold, the C-shaped bracelet gently tapering toward each end, and terminated in a carefully rolled scroll, the outer side with three conforming ribs, enclosing two bands of delicately engraved acanthus leaves against a typical punched background. Note: A slightly more elaborate pair of this general shape from the Liao dynasty was published in Emma Bunker et... [Lire la suite]
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23 septembre 2020

« Femme médecin », Chine, ca 17°-18° siècles

Lot 72: « Femme médecin », Chine, ca 17°-18° siècles. Ivoire.  L. 10 cm. Est: 800 € - 1 500 €. Courtesy Cornette de Saint-Cyr. Elle est traditionnellement représentée couchée, une jambe repliée, la main droite soutenant sa tête. Belle patine, traces de pigments noirs. Provenance : - Succession de Madame Anne-Marie Rousset- Ancienne collection Robert Rousset (1901-1981). Spécimen en ivoire d’Elephantidae spp (I/A)pré-Convention, antérieur au 1er juillet 1947 et de ce fait conforme... [Lire la suite]
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23 septembre 2020

Budai et enfants, Chine, ca 18° siècle

Lot 48: Budai et enfants, Chine, ca 18° siècle. Ivoire. 7,5 x 5 cm. Est: 1 200 € - 1 800 €. Courtesy Cornette de Saint-Cyr. Budaï est souvent ainsi représenté entouré d’enfants du fait de son association traditionnelle avec leur protection. Provenance : - Succession de Madame Anne-Marie Rousset- Ancienne collection Robert Rousset (1901-1981)- Porte deux étiquettes d’anciens inventaires de la collection Robert Rousset antérieurs à 1935. Spécimen en ivoire d’Elephantidae spp... [Lire la suite]
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23 septembre 2020

Immortel taoïste, Chine, ca 17° siècle

Lot 48: Immortel taoïste, Chine, ca 17° siècle. Ivoire. H. 25,5 cm. Est: 800 € - 1 500 €. Courtesy Cornette de Saint-Cyr. Belle représentation classique d’un des immortels. En dépit de petits accidents et de la perte de la main droite qui aurait pu tenir un eventail, on peut supposer qu’il puisse s’agir du fameux Zhongli Quan. Provenance : - Succession de Madame Anne-Marie Rousset- Ancienne collection Robert Rousset (1901-1981). Spécimen en ivoire d’Elephantidae spp (I/A)pré-Convention,... [Lire la suite]
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23 septembre 2020

A pair of gold 'dragon' hairpins, tongzan, Qing dynasty

Lot 347. A pair of gold 'dragon' hairpins, tongzan, Qing dynasty; 1 1/2in (3.8cm) high excluding pin (2). Sold for US$ 6,075 (€ 5,174). © Bonhams 2001-2020 The head of each dynamic dragon rendered in intricate pierced work and delicate wiring, and crowned with a silver-gray pearl between a pair of scrolling horns, its hollowed, elongated body serving as the pin, executed in a repetitive openwork pattern. Note: Simon Kwan and Sun Ji suggest in Chinese Gold Ornaments (Hong Kong: Muwen Tang... [Lire la suite]
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23 septembre 2020

A pair of gold 'lantern' earrings, erhuan, Ming dynasty style

  Lot 346. A pair of gold 'lantern' earrings, erhuan, Ming dynasty style; 1 1/2in (3.8cm) high excluding pin (2). Sold for US$ 5,075 (€ 4,322). © Bonhams 2001-2020 Each hollowed earring made by skillfully folding a beaten gold sheet into two globular sections with faceted sides, and mounted between delicate lotus petals, the base rendered as a lotus pod with tiny openings, with an elaborate S-shaped pin pulling from the top layers of a flower head and leaves. Note: Lantern-form earrings are... [Lire la suite]
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23 septembre 2020

Two gold hairpins, zan, Late Qing dynasty

Lot 345. Two gold hairpins, zan, Late Qing dynasty; 3 1/2 and 2 1/8in ((8.9 and 5.4cm) long (2. Sold for US$ 2,805 (€ 2,389). © Bonhams 2001-2020 Including a bianzan made in the shape of a flat weaving shuttle, the central waist un-decorated, separating four registers of chased flowers on each side, curving toward two double-gourd finials, the underside with two cartouche marks, reading 'Yuzhen', and 'zujin' (pure gold); the second a dingzan hairpin with a tapering shaft widening and... [Lire la suite]
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23 septembre 2020

A pair of gold 'bat' earrings, erqian, Qing dynasty

Lot 343. A pair of gold 'bat' earrings, erqian, Qing dynasty; 1 1/8in (2.8cm) diameter (2). Sold for US$ 1,530 (€ 1,303). © Bonhams 2001-2020 Each decorated with a carefully cut and chased bat soldered to the flattened hoop with beaded edges that narrows to a wire pin for threading through the earlobe. Note: Yang Zhishui states in Zhongguo Gudai Jinyin Shoushi (Beijing: Gugong, 2014) that during the Qing dynasty a new style of earrings came in fashion, known as erqian (vol. 3, p. 842).... [Lire la suite]
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