09 novembre 2019

An aloeswood, jadeite, aquamarine and amethyst court necklace, chaozhu, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 118. An aloeswood, jadeite, aquamarine and amethyst court necklace, chaozhu, Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Approximately 60 5/8 in. (154 cm.) long. Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000. Price realised GBP 8,125. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  The necklace is comprised of one hundred and eight spherical aloeswood beads, spaced by four larger fotou agate beads. A double gourd-form coral fotouta and jadeite plaque suspending an amethyst toggle mounted with a cloisonné enamel... [Lire la suite]
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09 novembre 2019

A lapis lazuli, turquoise and aquamarine court necklace, chaozhu, and a lapis lazuli and coral rosary bracelet, shou chuan, Qing

Lot 117. A lapis lazuli, turquoise and aquamarine court necklace, chaozhu, and a lapis lazuli and coral rosary bracelet, shou chuan, Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000. Price realised GBP 11,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  The necklace includes one hundred and eight lapis lazuli beads carved with shou characters, separated by three larger fotou turquoise beads, each carved as a knot, a two-part double gourd-form turquoise fotouta and... [Lire la suite]
06 novembre 2019

A very rare gold mask, Liao Dynasty (907-1125)

Lot 53.  A very rare gold mask, Liao Dynasty (907-1125); 23cm (9in) long. Estimate £ 30,000 - 50,000 (€ 35,000 - 58,000). Sold for £ 32,562 (€ 38,021). Photo Bonhams. With straps encircling the crown of the head and joined at the top by a circular medallion, the facial features created by repousse with the hair finely incised, the circumference of the mask with punched and chased border, stand. Property from the Collection of John J. Studzinski, CBE Provenance: A & J Speelman Ltd., London, 24... [Lire la suite]
19 octobre 2019

Two openwork copper handwarmers, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 138. Two openwork copper handwarmers, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Larger: 5 in. (12.8 cm) wide. Estimate HKD 30,000 - HKD 50,000. Price realised HKD 412,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  The underside of one of the handwarmers is incised with a seal mark, Zhang Mingqi zhi, ‘Made by Zhang Mingqi’ and the other with a two-character mark reading Fengjiang.  Property from the Quek Kiok Lee Collection.   Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese... [Lire la suite]
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29 septembre 2019

A gold 'mask' plaque, Eastern Han dynasty (25-220)

Lot 810. A gold 'mask' plaque, Eastern Han dynasty (25-220). Height 2 3/4  in., 7 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 10,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the gold sheet hammered with repoussé and cut-out details, the circular face with openwork eyes and mouth, a broad nose, pronounced cheeks and forehead, and oval ears, framed by openwork curls on all sides and a rosette surrounded by further curls at the chest, stand (2). Provenance: Collection of Harry Geoffrey Beasley... [Lire la suite]
29 septembre 2019

A 'tiger and buffalo' gold plaque, 5th - 3rd century BC

Lot 811. A 'tiger and buffalo' gold plaque, 5th - 3rd century BC. Length 5 in., 12.7 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 40,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the rectangular sheet worked in repoussé with a buffalo spreading across the length of the plaque attached by two tigers at each side, the buffalo's head and horns in high relief, the fur indicated in finely combed lines, the tigers with thick wavy coats and long claws, all bordered by rope-twist band, pierced at the four corners and... [Lire la suite]

29 septembre 2019

A gold 'tiger and deer' plaque, 5th - 3rd century BC

Lot 809. A gold 'tiger and deer' plaque, 5th - 3rd century BC. Length 3 3/4  in., 9.5 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 17,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the gold sheet worked in repoussé with a tiger grasping a deer in its jaws, the tiger standing foursquare, its stripes hammered in high relief and the fur neatly incised, the deer suspended by its neck, the body hanging limp and framed by the side and lower borders of the plaque, the spaces between the animals' limbs cut... [Lire la suite]
25 septembre 2019

Rare Group of Early Chinese Paintings of Feasts to be Featured in an Exhibition this Fall

Chinese, Liao dynasty, 907–1125, Coffin box panel: Arranging an Outdoor Banquet, 10th–early 11th century. Wood with lacquer-based pigment. Princeton University Art Museum. Museum purchase, Fowler McCormick, Class of 1921, Fund (1995-86). PRINCETON, N.J. – The art of feasting will bring to life a remarkable epoch of cultural flourishing, economic development and foreign exchange in Chinese history in a groundbreaking exhibition premiering this fall. The Eternal Feast: Banqueting in Chinese Art from the 10th to the 14th... [Lire la suite]
21 septembre 2019

A fine and rare blue and white 'Three Friends of Winter' jar, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 606. A fine and rare blue and white  'Three Friends of Winter' jar, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 6 3/4 in. (17.2 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 250,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 501,900. © Christie's Image Ltd 2002 The jar is well painted with a central frieze depicting the 'Three Friends of Winter', prunus, bamboo and pine, between a lappet band above the foot and a chrysanthemum scroll around the shoulder, all covered in a blue-tinged glaze. Note: This small jar is decorated with a... [Lire la suite]
18 septembre 2019

A carved smokey-quartz figure of Li Bai, 18th-19th century

Lot 777. A carved smokey-quartz figure of Li Bai, 18th-19th century; 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.) long. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 20,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  The drunken poet is shown reclining beside an over-turned wine jar. Provenance: Janis H. Palmer (1917-1984) Collection, Chicago.The Art Institute of Chicago, accessioned in 1986.  Note: Li Bai (AD 701-762) was the foremost poet of the Tang dynasty (AD 618-907) and, together with Du Fu,... [Lire la suite]