08 janvier 2019

A small Chinese silver figure of a horse, 17th-18th century or earlier

Lot 1221. A small Chinese silver figure of a horse, 17th-18th century or earlier; 4¼ in. (10.9 cm.) long. Estimate $6,000 - USD 8,000. Price Realised $9,375. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Partially hollow cast standing foursquare with head facing forward and ears pricked, with hair markings scored on the long tail and on the segmented mane that falls on either side of the neck, with a small opening in the belly, some malachite encrustation. Provenance: Frank Caro, New York, prior to 1977.  ... [Lire la suite]

07 janvier 2019

A rare gilt-copper death mask & a silver death mask, Liao dynasty (907-1125)

Lot 1217. A rare gilt-copper death mask & a silver death mask, Liao dynasty (907-1125); 8¾ in. (22.3 cm.) across, 8¾ in. (22.3 cm.) long. Estimate $4,000 - USD 6,000. Price Realised $4,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The thin copper sheet subtly formed as a man's broad face, chased with a mouth, nose and rounded cheeks, with incised lines indicating a beard, a mustache and brows, with a small narrow hole in the center of the eyes which are shown as long, curved incised lines, with tiny... [Lire la suite]
07 janvier 2019

A rare gilt-copper death mask & a silver death mask, Liao dynasty (907-1125)

Lot 1217. A rare gilt-copper death mask & a silver death mask, Liao dynasty (907-1125); 8¾ in. (22.3 cm.) across, 8¾ in. (22.3 cm.) long. Estimate $4,000 - USD 6,000. Price Realised $4,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The thin copper sheet subtly formed as a man's broad face, chased with a mouth, nose and rounded cheeks, with incised lines indicating a beard, a mustache and brows, with a small narrow hole in the center of the eyes which are shown as long, curved incised lines, with tiny... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2019

Boy with lotus, Liao dynasty (907–1125), 11th–12th century

Boy with lotus, Liao dynasty (907–1125), 11th–12th century. Rock crystal. H. 3 11/16 in. (9.4 cm); W. 1 5/16 (3.3 cm); D. 7/8 in. (2.2 cm). Gift of Joji Takagi and Masao Iketani, 2008, 2008.326. © 2000–2018 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  
27 décembre 2018

An amber and jadeite court necklace (chao zhu), Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 1440. An amber and jadeite court necklace (chao zhu), Qing dynasty, 19th century. Length 53 in., 134.6 cm. Estimate $8,000 - $12,000. Sold: $22,500. © Sotheby's the 108 amber beads divided by four pale green jadeite fotou (Buddha heads), the fotou at the back connected to a gourd-shaped fotouta (Buddha head stupa), supporting a silk cord tassel intersected by a flattened rectangular jadeite pendant, terminating to a filigree-mounted jadeite tear-shaped bead, enhanced... [Lire la suite]
27 décembre 2018

A gold filigree 'Phoenix' ornament for an imperial concubine summer court hat, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 554. A gold filigree 'Phoenix' ornament for an imperial concubine summer court hat, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Height 5 1/2  in., 14 cm. Estimate $30,000 — 50,000. Sold for $112,500. Courtesy Sotheby’s. the resplendent bird formed of intricately worked bright gold wire, with the wings spreading slightly and the long flaring tail upswept giving the impression of a phoenix in flight, scrolls of qi emanating from the neck and sides, medium-size pearls inset at the chest, wings, crest, and... [Lire la suite]

27 décembre 2018

A gold filigree 'Phoenix' ornament for an imperial concubine summer court hat, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 555. A gold filigree 'Phoenix' ornament for an imperial concubine summer court hat, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Height 5 3/8  in., 13.6 cm. Estimate $30,000 — 50,000. Sold for $187,500 . Courtesy Sotheby’s. the resplendent bird formed of intricately worked bright gold wire, with the wings spreading slightly and the long flaring tail upswept giving the impression of a phoenix in flight, scrolls of qi emanating from the neck and sides, medium-size pearls inset at the chest, wings,... [Lire la suite]
15 décembre 2018

Rare boîte couverte en placage de bambou, Dynastie Qing, XVIIIe-XIXe siècle

Lot 104. Rare boîte couverte en placage de bambou, Dynastie Qing, XVIIIe-XIXe siècle; 20,8 cm, 8 1/4  in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 EUR. Lot sold 38,750 EUR. © Sotheby's ajourée en forme de caractère stylisé shou, le dessus et les côtés à décor de rinceaux feuillagés de lotus en fleur encadrant des caractères stylisés shou, l'intérieur compartimenté en placage de bambou non sculpté (2). Sotheby's. Arts d'Asie, Paris, 11 décembre 2018
14 décembre 2018

A yellow agate 'Three friends' vase, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 123. A yellow agate 'Three friends' vase, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Hauteur: 14,5 cm. (5 ¾ in.). Estimate EUR 10,000 - EUR 15,000. Price realised EUR 26,250. © Christie’s Images Limited 2018. La forme évoquant un tronc d'arbre, la panse est ornée d'un phénix et de lingzhi dans un jardin rocailleux. Il est parcouru de branchages feuillagés de pin, prunus et de bambous symbolisant les 'Trois Amis de l'Hiver', socle.  Provenance: French private collection, acquired by the... [Lire la suite]
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14 décembre 2018

Christie's France Asian Art sale achieves €7.1M

PARIS.- The Asian Art sale totaled €7,175,000 selling 87% by value, a result far above the presale estimate. The top lot of the sale was an important Thangka representing the Mandala of Vajravarahi which sold for €607,500 against a presale estimate of €400,000-600,000. This piece was part of the exceptional collection of Lionel and Danielle Fournier which 74 lots realised a great total of €3,588,750. Lot 13. An important framed thangka depicting the mandala of Vajravarahi, Tibet, 13th century. Dimensions: 42,5... [Lire la suite]
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