02 novembre 2018

A Chinese silver dead-mask, Liao dynasty (907-1125)

Lot 26. A Chinese silver dead-mask, Liao dynasty (907-1125). H. 19.5 cm. Estimate: €5,000.00 - €7,000.00. Lot sold € 5.000. © AAG Modelled in the repoussé technique, with oval face, with well-defined mouth, aquiline nose with pierced nostrils and slit eyes, with remains of original gilding. Provenance: - Collection Michel Paciello, Venice (1999)- Collection Drs. Koos de Jong, Amsterdam. Compare: - C. Deydier, Les Bronzes Chinoises, Paris 1980, p. 168, fig. 129 - [exhib. cat.] Schätze... [Lire la suite]
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02 novembre 2018

An important and extremely rare gold Xiongnu crest of a headdress in the shape of a mythological animal, Warring States period

Lot 17. An important and extremely rare gold Xiongnu crest of a headdress in the shape of a mythological animal, Warring States period, 5th-3rd century BC. W. 5.8 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 75,000 EUR. Unsold. © AAG Shaped as a reclining stag with scrolling antlers terminating in bird's heads. Provenance:- Collection of Claude Sciaky - Menaschè, Venice- Collection Drs. Koos de Jong, Amsterdam. Compare: - J.F. So and E.C. Bunker, Traders and Raiders on China's Northern Frontier, Seattle... [Lire la suite]
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06 octobre 2018

A Carved Wooden Moon Flask, Qianlong Period, 1736-1795

Lot 3323. A Carved Wooden Moon Flask, Qianlong Period, 1736-1795. H 35.7cm H 40cm with stand. Estimate HKD 600,000 - 800,000 (USD 76,576 - 102,101). Lot sold HKD 1,888,000 (USD 240,958). © Poly Auction. This large moon flask resembles the texture of agarwood and its overall surface is carved with naturalistic swirls and gnarled indentations. The slender branch like handles joins the garlic mouth to the sloping shoulders, supported on a short splayed foot. The base is... [Lire la suite]
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05 octobre 2018

A pair of small amber carvings of the Hehe Erxian, 18th century

Lot 1205. A pair of small amber carvings of the Hehe Erxian, 18th century; 2 ¾ and 2 5/8 in. (6.9 and 6.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 6,875. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  Each seated immortal has a jovial expression and wears long, flowing robes. One holds a flywhisk in his left hand and the other has an oval-shaped box resting on his lap. The semi-translucent amber has some opaque inclusions.  Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 30 October... [Lire la suite]
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05 octobre 2018

An amber group of immortals and attendants on a boat, 18th-19th century

Lot 1204. An amber group of immortals and attendants on a boat, 18th-19th century; 4 7/8 in. (12.2 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 17,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  The group depicts the Eight Daoist Immortals on a log boat borne on crashing waves.  Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 13 - 14 September 2018
05 octobre 2018

An amber figure of a lion, Qing dynasty

Lot 3365. An amber figure of a lion, Qing dynasty; 11.2 cm, 4 3/8  in. Estimate: 90,000 — 120,000 HKD. Lot sold 125,000 HKD (43,052 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. finely carved in the round as a recumbent lion with its head turned to the right and holding a brocade ball with his front paws, the beast portrayed with a pair of ferocious eyes between thick eyebrows and a prominent snout, the body centred with a protruding spinal column flanked by tufts of hair and terminating in a bushy tail,... [Lire la suite]
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05 octobre 2018

A finely carved and large amber boat with scholars, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3335. A finely carved and large amber boat with scholars, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 17.5 cm, 6 7/8  in. Estimate: 600,000-1,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 750,000 HKD (95,670 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the boat worked in the form of a substantial curved nodular log, extended to gnarled leafy branches issuing succulent peaches and blooming flowers on the raised end and around the exterior, the interior with two sages seated on either side of a long table with two cups and a qin,... [Lire la suite]
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05 octobre 2018

A magnificent, large and rare amber figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3311. A magnificent, large and rare amber figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 23.5 cm, 9 1/4  in. Estimate: 1,000,000-1,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,250,000 HKD (159,450 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. standing with the hands folded before her belly, wearing long billowing robes hemmed with incised borders and further embellished by beaded tassels on the lower body, the bare chest adorned with a ruyi necklace and beaded tassels, the serene face with downcast eyes and a gentle... [Lire la suite]
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05 octobre 2018

A superbly carved and rare lobed agate bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi–Yongzheng period (1662-1735)

Lot 3605. A superbly carved and rare lobed agate bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi–Yongzheng period (1662-1735); 18.5 cm, 7 1/4  in. Estimate: 800,000-1,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,250,000 HKD (159,450 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the luminous stone with natural swirls and ripples of scarlet red and yellow on a translucent ground, exquisitely carved with shallow rounded sides elegantly rising from a short foot to a rim divided into eight lobes meticulously accentuated with subtle yet defined ridges and... [Lire la suite]
04 octobre 2018

A rare embellished gold 'peach' box and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3430. A rare embellished gold 'peach' box and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 11.7 cm, 4 5/8  in. Estimate: 1,000,000-1,200,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,500,000 HKD (191,340 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. superbly modelled with each half of the box and cover forming a hollow peach meticulously joint together through an interlocking mechanism between the gnarled branches, each side of the exterior decorated with curling leafy stems extending across the rounded body, centred in... [Lire la suite]