20 avril 2017

Lark Mason Associates achieves over $1.65 million for Asian works of art

Large Chinese Huanghuali Recessed Leg Table, 17th-18th Century. Estimate $150000-250000. Lot sold $ 876,248.75. Photo: Lark Mason Associates. NEW BRAUNFELS, TX.- Lark Mason Associates’ online auction of Asian Works of Art concluded on April 18th with an impressive result totaling over $1,650,000 for 66 lots selling out of 84 offered. The sale was previewed in their New Braunfels, Texas and New York City showrooms during Asia Week New York and was open for bidding in March and April on the... [Lire la suite]
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18 avril 2017

Ritual Basin Inlaid with Two Flying Phoenixes, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Ritual Basin Inlaid with Two Flying Phoenixes, Qing dynasty (1644-1911), gold, undated, mouth diameter: 43 cm, bottom diameter: 32.7 cm, height: 9 cm © The Palace Museum. Item used in the Qing court The basin is made of metal alloy which is eighty percent pure gold. The artists hammered and embossed twelve auspicious patterns along the rim, which include a pair of rhinoceros horns, auspicious vases, silver ingots, pomegranates, auspicious clouds, pearls, wheels of Dharma, double coins, double scrolls, canopies,... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2017

Gilded Silver Inkstone Container with Enamel Inlays, Qianlong reign (1736-1795), Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Gilded Silver Inkstone Container with Enamel Inlays, Qianlong reign (1736-1795), Qing dynasty (1644-1911), gilded silver, length: 27.2 cm, width: 22.1 cm, height: 22.5 cm © The Palace Museum.  Made of silver, the rectangular container has a cover and eight feet in the form of heads of ruyi scepters. The bottom bears a six-character Qianlong reign mark in seal script (zhuan shu). Both the body and the cover are gilded with gold floral patterns and inlaid with blue enamel panels depicting two dragons... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2017

Ewer in Form of Tibetan Vase with Sanskrit Patterns (Yin zanhua fanwen pengba hu), Qianlong reign (1736-1795), Qing dynasty

Ewer in Form of Tibetan Vase with Sanskrit Patterns (Yin zanhua fanwen pengba hu), Qianlong reign (1736-1795), Qing dynasty (1644-1911), silver, overall height: 21.2cm, mouth diameter: 1.3 cm, bottom diameter: 9.8 cm © The Palace Museum.  The ewer is characterized by a small mouth, flat belly and a long spout which is connected to the body with a relief animal's head. Its cover and stand are shaped like lotus blossoms. The center of the belly is decorated with gilded Sanskrit seed characters. On the neck and... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2017

Gourd-shaped Ewer with Gold Floral Patterns, Qianlong reign (1736-1795), Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Gourd-shaped Ewer with Gold Floral Patterns, Qianlong reign (1736-1795), Qing dynasty (1644-1911), silver and gold, height: 48 cm, mouth diameter: 7.5 cm © The Palace Museum.  In the form of a gourd, the silver ewer has a pagoda-shape cover and a long spout decorated with a dragon extending from the lower segment of the gourd. Its cover is embossed with many lotus. The body of the gourd is incised with three sets of patterns from the top to the bottom. Each features a larger gilded stylized lotus surrounded by... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2017

Gold Tea Bowl with Characters for Longevity and Happiness, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Gold Tea Bowl with Characters for Longevity and Happiness, Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Gold, height: 6 cm, mouth diameter: 9.5 cm, foot diameter: 5.1 cm © The Palace Museum.  The tea bowl is made of a metal alloy that is eighty percent pure gold. Both the exterior lip and the foot ring are rimmed with meandering patterns. The stomach is incised with four medallion characters for longevity (shou) and four double happiness (xi) characters. The area above the foot ring is decorated with a circle of lotus. The foot bears... [Lire la suite]

18 avril 2017

Gourd-shaped Ewer with Dragons in Clouds, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Gourd-shaped Ewer with Dragons in Clouds, Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Gold and semi-precious stones. Height: 28.8 cm, mouth diameter: 5.3 cm, foot diameter: 10.1cm © The Palace Museum.  The gourd-shaped ewer is made of an alloy which is seventy percent pure gold. Its spout is decorated with a beast and linked to the body by a dragon. The exterior is incised with a motif depicting two dragons competing for a pearl. The ewer has inlays of various semi-precious stones including pearl, ruby, turquoise, coral, and... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2017

Gold Cup with Jewel Inlay: Eternal Territorial Integrity, Qianlong reign (1736-1795), Qing dynasty

Gold Cup with Jewel Inlay: Eternal Territorial Integrity, Qianlong reign (1736-1795), Qing dynasty, height: 12.5 cm, mouth diameter: 8 cm © The Palace Museum.  This gold cup in the shape of a round tripod has a straight mouth rim with a band of rectangular spiral patterns around it. The four characters for "Eternal Territorial Integrity" are carved on one side of the cup, and the four characters for "Made in the Qianlong reign," on the other side. Rosette designs cover the entire outside surface of the cup with the... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2017

An Imperial Beijing enamel yellow-ground 'European Subject' snuff bottle, mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3696. An Imperial Beijing enamel yellow-ground 'European Subject' snuff bottle, mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795), 6 cm, 2 3/8  in. Estimate 700,000 — 900,000 HKD. Lot sold 875,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.  the ovoid body with a flat lip and slightly recessed, slightly convex foot surrounded by a protruding flat footrim, painted in famille-rose enamels on each main side with a panel enclosing a European subject, one depicting a bare-breasted woman wearing a scarf... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2017

A fine and magnificent large blue and white 'dragon' vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3618. A fine and magnificent large blue and white 'dragon' vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795), 46 cm, 18 1/8  in.. Estimate 35,000,000 — 45,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 49,037,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. well potted of elongated pear shape sweeping up to a slender neck, exquisitely painted in vivid cobalt blue with five sinuous five-clawed dragons animatedly striding in various positions around the vase amidst a dense lotus ground, all between a band of waves and pendent ruyi heads encircling the... [Lire la suite]