14 août 2019

A rare parcel-gilt silver pear-shaped ewer, 16th century 

Lot 1316. A rare parcel-gilt silver pear-shaped ewer, 16th century; 9 1/8 in. (23 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 18,0000. Price realised USD 18,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The sides chased with two ogival panels of Daoist immortals and further engraved with suspended ribbon-tied pomegranates overlaid by a stamped diaper band on the neck, the tall slender spout rising from the jaws of a dragon connected to the neck by a strut oflingzhi scroll opposite a dragon-head strut connecting the curved... [Lire la suite]
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10 août 2019

Chinese Gold from the Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth at Christie's New York, 26 March 2010

Lot 1292. A rare gold funerary mask, Liao dynasty (907-1125); 8 in. (20.3 cm.) high, Wt. 103.3 g. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 146,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Worked from thin gold sheet, with a decorative border stamped at the outer edge, the sheet crimped over the mouth, the nose, ears, eyes and brows which are incised with hair markings, as is a mustache above the mouth, with creases and wrinkles in the gold, the stamped design of the border also seen on two 'ribbons' attached to the... [Lire la suite]
28 juillet 2019

A rock crystal ‘Three Friends’ vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 39. A rock crystal ‘Three Friends’ vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 11.5cm., 4 ½ in. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 5,250  GBP. © Sotheby's naturalistically modelled in the form of a tree trunk, the exterior carved with a gnarled prunus tree, leafy bamboo and lingzhi beside rockwork and overhanging pine branches above, the transparent crystal with some minor inclusions. Provenance: Spink & Son Ltd., London, 18th October 1978. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics... [Lire la suite]
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15 juillet 2019

A finely decorated small gilt-silver box and cover, Tang dynasty (618-906)

Lot 10. A finely decorated small gilt-silver box and cover, Tang dynasty (618-906). Diameter 1 7/8  in., 4.8 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 60,000 USD. © Sotheby's. of circular form, the domed cover and box decorated with a flower-head medallion in the center encircled by a leafy scroll band, continuing on the rim within gilt borders, all on a stippled ground, Japanese wood box (10). Provenance: Mayuyama & Co., Ltd, Tokyo, acquired between 1960-1969. ... [Lire la suite]
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04 juillet 2019

A Chinese ormolu, enamel and paste-set musical automaton clock, Guangzhou Workshops, Qianlong Period, circa 1790

Lot 20. A Chinese ormolu, enamel and paste-set musical automaton clock, Guangzhou Workshops, Qianlong Period, circa 179042¾in. 109cm. high. Estimate 600,000 — 900,000 GBP. Lot sold 1,215,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's.  the three-tier case surmounted by an urn with revolving tree above the 3.5-inch enamel clock dial with gilt hands and centre seconds, the paste-set bezel with blue enamel surround decorated with gilt leaves, the rear-wound two-train chain fusee clock movement with... [Lire la suite]
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14 juin 2019

A pair of sandalwood, zitan 'scrolls' panels, 18th century

Lot 20. A pair of sandalwood, zitan 'scrolls' panels, 18th century. H: 35.0 x L: 42.5 cm. Estimate 10 000 € - 15 000 €. Lot sold 38 000 €. Courtesy Asium-Millon. deeply carved with pagodas, trees and rocks enhanced with white jade figures included in the scenario. Paire de panneaux en bois de santal rouge (Zitan) et jades incrustés. Chacun reprenant la forme d’un rouleau, les scènes représentent des pagodes, arbres et rochers sculptés en profondeur agrémenté de personnages en jade blanc... [Lire la suite]
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14 juin 2019

A good lobed gourd shaped box and cover with hard stone inlays, 19th century

Lot 19. A good lobed gourd shaped box and cover with hard stone inlays, 19th century. H: 7.0 x L: 15.5 x P: 10.0 cm. Estimate 600 € - 800 €. Lot sold 20 000 €. Courtesy Asium-Millon. Boîte couverte en bois à forme de Conque de forme lobée, le couvercle à décor de fruits et fleurs en pierre dure incrustée en relief. Hauteur : 7 cm Largeur : 15.5 cm Profondeur : 10 cm. Arts de la Chine - Arts du Japon chez Asium-Millon, 75009 Paris (France), le 13 Juin 2019.... [Lire la suite]
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12 juin 2019

Rare paire de boîtes de curiosité couvertes en zitan sculpté contenant une collection de dix jades, Dynastie Qing, XIXe siècle

Lot 42. Rare paire de boîtes de curiosité couvertes en zitan sculpté contenant une collection de dix jades, Dynastie Qing, XIXe siècle; 20,5 cm; 20,2 cm, 8 1/8  in.; 8 in. Estimate 40,000-60,000 EUR. Lot sold 60,000 EUR. Courtesy Sotheby's. chacune en forme de pêche de longévité émergeant de branchages noueux feuillagés et incrustations d'argent, les couvercles finement sculptés au centre de phénix sur des rameaux feuillagés en bois clair, chacune renfermant en... [Lire la suite]
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10 juin 2019

A large turquoise carving of a gourd, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 686. A large turquoise carving of a gourd, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century;16.5 cm, 6 1/2  in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 HKD. Lot sold 500,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. modelled in the form of a double gourd, borne on gnarled stems issuing smaller attendant gourds and curling tendrils around the exterior, detailed with two bats perched on the fruits. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 30 may 2019 - 31 may 2019
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01 juin 2019

A magnificent and rare pair of Canton tribute bejewelled and jadeite-inlaid silver-gilt boxes, Qianlong period (1736-1795) 

Lot 3114. A magnificent and rare pair of Canton tribute bejewelled and jadeite-inlaid silver-gilt boxes, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 1,800,000 - HKD 2,600,000. Price realised HKD 2,000,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. Each silver-gilt box is of octagonal-form, set with a jadeite plaque of conforming shape on each side, framed by borders comprised of seed pearls and red glass beads. The gilt base is chased with auspicious emblems within an octagonal panel,... [Lire la suite]