11 octobre 2016

Sotheby's to offer the first Chinese imperial firearm ever to appear at auction

The first Chinese firearm with an imperial reign mark to be offered at auction. ‘The Supreme Number One’; Estimate: £1,000,000-1,500,000 (HK$10,270,000-15,410,000 / US$1,330,000-1,990,000). Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- On 9 November 2016, Sotheby’s in London will present the first Chinese firearm with an imperial reign mark to be offered at auction. Created for the Qianlong Emperor of the Manchu Qing dynasty – arguably the greatest collector and patron of the arts in Chinese history – this brilliantly designed and... [Lire la suite]
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11 octobre 2016

Buddha’s Hand with Dragon, 18th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Buddha’s Hand with Dragon, 18th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911). Rock crystal. H. (incl. base) 8 1/4 in. (21 cm); W. 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm); D. 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm). Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902 (02.18.830). © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 
11 octobre 2016

Flower Holder with Pine and Bamboo, 18th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Flower Holder with Pine and Bamboo, 18th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911). Rock crystal. H. 6 1/16 in. (15.4 cm); W. 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm). Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902 (02.18.825). © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 
11 octobre 2016

Vase with Dragons, 18th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Vase with Dragons, 18th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911). Rock crystal. H. 7 5/8 in. (19.4 cm). Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902 (02.18.821a, b). © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 
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11 octobre 2016

Vessel in the shape of a bird with archaic designs, 18th–19th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Vessel in the shape of a bird with archaic designs, 18th–19th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911). Rock crystal. H. 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm); H. incl. base 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm). Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902 (02.18.832a, b). © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 
11 octobre 2016

Covered vessel in the shape of a bird, 18th–19th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911),

Covered vessel in the shape of a bird, 18th–19th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911). Rock crystal. H. 3 in. (7.6 cm); W. 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm); D. 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm). H. 3 in. (7.6 cm); W. 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm); D. 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm), 02.18.838a, b. © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

06 octobre 2016

Collecting history gathers at Bonhams Fine Chinese Art Sale in London

 LONDON.- Bonhams is offering an exceptional selection of Chinese ceramics and works of art in its Fine Chinese Art sale to be held on Thursday 10 November at Bonhams New Bond St, during London’s Asian Art Week.  Leading the early ceramic section of the sale is an exceptionally rare Ding tripod incense burner, dating to the Northern Song/Jin dynasty, 12th century, estimated at £80,000-120,000. Modelled after a Han dynasty bronze container, lian, and counted amongst ‘the five classic wares’, the Ding vessel is an... [Lire la suite]
04 octobre 2016

A Chinese large silver ewer & cover, late Qing dynasty, late 19th-early 20th century

Lot 24. A Chinese large silver ewer and cover, late Qing dynasty, late 19th-early 20th century. Estimate 3,000 - $4,000. Price Realized incl. BP:$39,680. Photo Mosgreen. With a dragon handle, finely worked with opera scene on two sides, a poem inscribed on the neck, mark of "Fang Juixia" to the base; 28.5cm high; 865grams weight. Provenance: Honey church Antiques, HK; A private Perth collection. Mosgreen. International Decorative Arts, 17/04/2016
12 septembre 2016

A carved amethyst 'cicada' snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 235. A carved amethyst 'cicada' snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000. Photo: Sotheby's. well hollowed, of archaistic form, the carapace and folded wings finely incised, the underside with legs tucked under the thorax and the abdomen carved with notched ridges, the mouth open below bulging eyes, stopper (2). Length 2 1/2  in., 6.5 cm.  Property from the collection of Robert and Maurine Muntz Provenance: Hugh Moss, London,... [Lire la suite]
12 septembre 2016

A yellow amber finger citron, Qing dynasty

Lot 355. A yellow amber finger citron, Qing dynasty. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000. Photo: Sotheby's. naturalistically rendered issuing from a gnarled leafy branch, the body formed with rounded undulating 'fingers' evoking the Buddha's hand, the lustrously polished amber mottled with cloudy white inclusions and some russet coloration. Height 4 in., 10.3 cm.  Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 13 sept. 2016, 10:30 AM
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