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]
19 septembre 2018

$1M+ Asian Art Auction announces Heritage Auctions' return to New York 'Asia Week'

Lot 78184  . A Pair of Wang Dafan Porcelain and Hardwood Table Screens, Republic Period, circa 1912-1949. Marks: Two red artist's seals; 29-1/2 h x 19-3/4 w x 11-1/4 d inches (74.9 x 50.2 x 28.6 cm) (overall);15-1/4 inches high x 9-7/8 inches wide (38.7 x 25 cm) (plaque, each). Sold for $150,000. DALLAS, TX.- Eager collectors drove the sale price for a pair of Wang Dafan Porcelain and Hardwood Table Screens, Republic Period, circa 1912-1949 to $150,000 to claim top-lot honors in Heritage Auctions’... [Lire la suite]
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16 septembre 2018

Chinese emperor's apartments go on display at the Acropolis Museum in Athens

ATHENS - A rare exhibition on China's Emperor Qianlong (1711-1799) is going on display at the Acropolis Museum, with a first time presentation to the public of remarkable artifacts representing over 100 years of Chinese culture of the 18th century. One of the most renowned emperors in Chinese history, Qianlong (Qing Dynasty, 1644-1911) is the Emperor who reformed China, doubled its size and population, tended to the well-being of its citizens and nurtured the arts and letters with passion. He remained on the throne for... [Lire la suite]
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16 septembre 2018

Chinese Rock Crystal Figure of Buddha, Qing Dynasty

Lot 138. Chinese Rock Crystal Figure of Buddha, Qing Dynasty. Height 9 1/8 inches. Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000. Sold for $13,750. Courtesy Doyle. Seated in dhyanasana, the left hand resting on his feet with palm upward in vitarka mudra, the right hand holding a rice grain or jewel between thumb and forefinger of palm-upward hand, his robes gently folding around his body and open at the chest, his undergarment tied mid-torso, his face with a benign expression, his hair in tight curls - very good... [Lire la suite]
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