05 juin 2016

A Manchu woman's headdress (dianzi), late 19th century

Lot 184. A Manchu woman's headdress (dianzi), late 19th century. Estimate: 1,000 EUR - 1,500 EUR. Photo Kunsthaus Lempertz  A Manchu woman's headdress (dianzi), the framework of iron wrapped with silk threads with a silken net and velvet. To the front four large kingfisher ornaments displaying bats and fruiting branches, to the back two smaller ornaments, and one large ornament on the flat top. Minor losses. Late 19th century. Wooden stand. H ca. 16 cmProvenance: Private collection, Rhineland ... [Lire la suite]
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05 juin 2016

A lady' s headdress (dianzi), around 1900

Lot 183. A lady' s headdress (dianzi), around 1900. Estimate: 2,000 EUR - 2,500 EUR. Photo Kunsthaus Lempertz A lady's headdress (dianzi) of woven rattan, black cotton and velvet, kingfisher ornaments, pearls and mirror glass, displaying variously sized flowers, butterflies, fish, dragons, symbols of the sun, a spider and a tablet with a character. Around 1900. Wooden stand. Height ca 13.3 cm Provenance: Private collection, Rhineland Kunsthaus Lempertz. Asian Art. Jun 10, 2016 10:00 CEST... [Lire la suite]
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03 juin 2016

A fine doucai "lotus" vase with kuilong-shaped handles, Qianlong period, achieves HK$15,525,000 at Tokyo Chuo Auction Hong Kong

The star lot was a fine doucai “lotus” vase with kuilong-shaped handles, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795) which sold for HK$15,525,000/ US$1,990,385 after furious bidding, nearly doubling the pre-sale high estimate. Courtesy Tokyo Chuo Auction Hong Kong HONG KONG.- Tokyo Chuo Auction Hong Kong held its Spring Auction at the Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong from 29 to 30 May 2016. Over 500 lots of imperial Chinese ceramics and works of art, classical and modern paintings, tea wares and scholar’s objects were... [Lire la suite]
02 juin 2016

Artcurial announces first sale of the year entirely dedicated to Asian Art

 PARIS.- On June 21st, Artcurial will hold its first sale of the year entirely dedicated to Asian Art. This event is eagerly awaited by international collectors and will have two distinct sections: one focussing on Chinese Art including a private Parisian collection of 20 white porcelain pieces from the 17th to the 19th century and a small sitting Buddha statue (estimation: 8 000 – 12 000 € / 8 800 – 13 200 $); the other focussing on Japanese art will be headed by a group of ivory sculptures showing two doves... [Lire la suite]
27 mai 2016

Rare antique Chinese animated triple fusee bracket clock soars to $1.27 million at Fontaine's

  This rare antique Chinese animated triple fusee bracket clock sold for a stunning $1.27 million at Fontaine's Auction Gallery on May 21st. Photo Fontaine's Auction Gallery.  PITTSFIELD, Mass. – A rare antique Chinese animated triple fusee bracket clock roared past its pre-sale estimate of $500,000-$750,000 to sell for $1.27 million at Fontaine's Auction Gallery's cataloged antique and clock auction held May 21st in the firm's Pittsfield showroom. It was the top lot in a sale that grossed $2.5 million, drew 150... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2016

Freeman's and Lyon & Turnbull to hold inaugural auction in Hong Kong May 31

Lot 84. From the Ernest Thornhill Collection. Highly important blue and white 'Dragon' stem cup, Xuande six-character mark and of the period. Estimate HK$ 22,000,000-44,000,000. Photo Lyon & Turnbull.  PHILADELPHIA, PA.- Lyon & Turnbull, Scotland’s Oldest Auction House, will partner with Freeman’s, America’s Oldest Auction House, for their inaugural auction in Hong Kong at the Liang Yi private museum on May 31. Following their 2015 sponsorship of Asia Week Hong Kong, along with their... [Lire la suite]

24 mai 2016

Two soapstone screens with inlays depicting censers and flowerpots, China, Qing Dynasty, 19th century

        Lot 57. Two soapstone screens with inlays depicting censers and flowerpots, China, Qing Dynasty, 19th century. Estimate 20 000 € - 30 000 €. Photo Cambi Casa d'Aste. 136,5 x 42,5 cm. CAMBI CASA D'ASTE, 20121 MILANO. Fine Chinese Works of Art (Milano), le 24 Mai 2016 à 9h30
24 mai 2016

A tortoiseshell teapot with inscriptions, China, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Mark and of the Period (1736-1795)

Lot 191. A tortoiseshell teapot with inscriptions, China, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Mark and of the Period (1736-1795). Estimate 5 000 € - 6 000 €. Photo Cambi Casa d'Aste. H. 12cm. CAMBI CASA D'ASTE, 20121 MILANO. Fine Chinese Works of Art (Milano), le 24 Mai 2016 à 9h30
23 mai 2016

Sotheby's Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art June Auction series to take place on 2-3 June

Lot 758. A Rare Shrine of Three-Gilt-Bronze Figures of Amitayus Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period Sculptures 30 cm; shrine 95 x 90 x 40 cm Est. HK$3 – 4 million / US$390,000 – 520,000. Photo: Sotheby's. HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Hong Kong June series of Chinese Works of Art sales will take place on 2 – 3 June 2016. A dedicated sale titled Water, Pine and Stone Retreat – Playthings will offer scholarly objects from the esteemed collection assembled since the 1960s, many inscribed with rare marks revealing the original identities... [Lire la suite]
20 mai 2016

A gilt filigree tourmaline-inset 'peach' belt buckle, Late Qing Dynasty

Lot 112. A gilt filigree tourmaline-inset 'peach' belt buckle, Late Qing Dynasty. Estimate £4,000 - 6,000 (€5,200 - 7,800). Unsold. Photo Bonhams. The transparent stone of light pink tone carved as a peach, surrounded by a gilt-metal filigree border, the reverse with fastenings and openwork designs of prunus on a cracked-ice ground. 7cm (2 3/4in) wide Note: A related belt-buckle inlaid with tourmaline is included in the Palace Museum collection in Beijing and illustrated in Gugong Zhenbao, Beijing, 2006,... [Lire la suite]