20 avril 2020

A rare red coral carving of a phoenix amidst clouds, Qing Dynasty

Lot 31. A rare red coral carving of a phoenix amidst clouds, Qing Dynasty; 27cm (10 5/8) long. Estimate HK$ 200,000-300,000. Sold for HK$ 250,000 (€ 29,701). Courtesy Bonhams. Intricately worked as a descending phoenix emerging from clouds, its head turned left and neck twisted backwards, its plumage carefully incised in life-likeness at the wings and tail feathers, the coral of a salmon pink tone with natural white inclusions, wood stand. Provenance: A European private collection Note: Superbly... [Lire la suite]
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17 avril 2020

A zitan inlaid four-lobed box and cover, Late Qing Dynasty

Lot 200. A zitan inlaid four-lobed box and cover, Late Qing Dynasty; 27.6cm (10 6/8in) wide. Estimate £ 20,000-30,000. Sold for £ 4,000 (€ 4,589). Photo Bonhams. The cover finely inlaid with carved mother-of-pearl, jade and agate to depict flowering branches of prunus and foliage growing from layered rocks below two hovering birds, all within a border of keyfret repeated on the foot, the base recessed, the wood of an attractive dark brown tone, fitted box.  Note: The fragrant and snowy-white... [Lire la suite]
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17 avril 2020

A rare pink and green tourmaline rosary bracelet, shou chuan, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 3364. A rare pink and green tourmaline rosary bracelet, shou chuan, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century; 11 1/4 in. (28.8 cm.) long. Estimate 150,000 - HKD 180,000. Price realised HKD 325,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.   The bracelet comprises eighteen dark green tourmaline beads, evenly divided by a larger pink tourmaline bead and a double-gourd bead suspending an irregularly-shaped toggle and finally terminating in two smaller pebbles, box. Note: Apart from tourmaline,... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2020

A pink tourmaline 'Peach and Bats' pendant, late Qing dynasty

Lot 3363. A pink tourmaline 'Peach and Bats' pendant, late Qing dynasty; 1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm.) diam. Estimate 80,000 - HKD 150,000. Price realised HKD 350,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.   The piece is delicately carved as a peach growing upon a leafy stem surrounded by bats, one of which bears a wan symbol tied to a ribbon. The stone is of an even translucent tone, box. Provenance: Consul Max Muller (1867-1960), acquired in Shanghai between 1905-1908. ... [Lire la suite]
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17 avril 2020

A rare imperial lapis lazuli archer's ring, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 3362. A rare imperial lapis lazuli archer's ring, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century; 1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm.) diam. Estimate 80,000 - HKD 120,000. Price realised HKD 106,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.   The ring is of characteristic cylindrical band form with one side finished with a convex surface and the opposite side with a slightly sloping edge. The exterior is incised in low relief around the sides with an eight-line Imperial inscription to either side of flowering... [Lire la suite]
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17 avril 2020

A large lapis lazuli water buffalo, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3361. A large lapis lazuli water buffalo, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 8 1/8 in. (20.5 cm.) long. Estimate 500,000 - HKD 700,000. Price realised HKD 600,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.   The stone is carved as a recumbent water buffalo with the legs tucked beneath the rounded body and tail flicked to one side. The head is turned to one side with a well-carved mouth, bulging eyes and long ridged horns above the well-hollowed ears. Note: The buffalo is associated with... [Lire la suite]
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15 avril 2020

A rare gold filigree 'phoenix' bracelet with original ivory box, Late Qing Dynasty

Lot 67. A rare gold filigree 'phoenix' bracelet with original ivory box, Late Qing Dynasty. The bracelet, 18.3cm (7 3/16in) long, 18ct gold, 49.91g. Estimate £ 3,000-5,000. Sold for £ 6,875 (€ 7,867). Courtesy Bonhams.  Superbly worked in filigree, with fine gold wires forming the multi-layered decoration, the central section with a phoenix with wings spread, flanked by a pair of phoenix, tree shrews and snakes; the rectangular ivory box carved on the cover with a central cartouche with figures under a... [Lire la suite]
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15 avril 2020

An ivory 'peach and bat' tray, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3776. An ivory 'peach and bat' tray, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 18.4 cm., 7 1/8  in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot Sold 687,500 HKD (70,114 EUR). Photo Sotheby’s the shallow flat-base tray carved with irregular incurved sides and a wavy profile, set to both sides with a gnarled brown twig extending onto and across the interior, issuing green lanceolate leaves, peaches, pink buds and blossoms, two outstretched bats hovering over the twigs... [Lire la suite]
14 avril 2020

An Imperial Ivory Shrine of Avalokitesvara, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period

Lot 3137. An Imperial Ivory Shrine of Avalokitesvara, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period (1736-1795); 20.6 cm., 8 1/8  in. Estimate 1,200,000 — 1,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,920,000 HKD (274,895 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's carved as the bodhisattva Avalokitesvara standing in a niche framed by thin jagged rockwork resembling mountains, an en face dragon writhing amidst ruyi-shaped clouds near the summits above, the deity standing inside the... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2020

A gold hand-warmer, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3192. A gold hand-warmer, Qing dynasty, 18th century; width 12.8 cm., 5 in., 18 carat gold. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot Sold 680,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of octagonal form with rounded shoulders, decorated on each side with a quatrefoil lobed panels each containing phoenix amidst clouds and flowers, set with a key-fret band around the rim, fitted with a pierced cover further decorated with a phoenix on a... [Lire la suite]
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