08 janvier 2020

A rare miniature parcel-gilt silver globular tripod jar, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 1466. A rare miniature parcel-gilt silver globular tripod jar, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013. The jar is raised on three cabriole legs engraved with feathers, and is finely chased around the sides with three stylized flower heads and another on the underside, which are surrounded by various birds in flight and various animals shown amidst stylized plants, all below two pairs of birds in... [Lire la suite]

08 janvier 2020

A rare miniature parcel-gilt silver shell-form box and cover, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 1465. A rare miniature parcel-gilt silver shell-form box and cover, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013. The hinged box is realistically formed as a clam shell, with a pair of cranes finely engraved on one half and a pair of parrots on the other half, each pair trailing knotted cords from their beaks as they fly amidst flowering, leafy stems within a plain outer border. The two hinge mounts are... [Lire la suite]
18 décembre 2019

A rare Beijing circular clock with gilt-metal case, Qing Dynasty, 18th century

Lot 32. A rare Beijing circular clock with gilt-metal case, Qing Dynasty, 18th century; Largeur 12 cm, width 4¾ in. Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 EUR. Lot sold: 37,500 EUR. © Sotheby's. de forme ronde, le boitier extérieur ajouré des huit symboles bajixiang ornés de rubans parmi les nuées, révélant le mécanisme interne, le cadran en émail blanc avec chiffres en caractères chinois, répétition à deux marteaux, mouvement à fusée chaîne et avec échappement à verge, le balancier monté sur la platine... [Lire la suite]
02 décembre 2019

Outstanding Private Collections at Lempertz

The upcoming two-day Asian art auction offers once again high-quality artworks from all corners of Asia, featuring three noteworthy German private collections: The Gerda and Gottfried Hertel Collection (lots 329 – 343) with primarily archaic Chinese bronzes, the equally exciting Gerda Sökeland Collection with important Tibetan thangkas and a second part featuring a fine selection of Tibetan and Nepalese sculptures. No less remarkable is the collection of Japanese inrô from the property of German lady ... The top lots of the... [Lire la suite]
21 novembre 2019

Les Arts d'Asie à l'honneur, le 12 décembre chez Christie's Paris

Lot 42. Rare et important paravent à douze feuilles en laque de Coromandel, Chine, Dynastie Qing, Epoque Kangxi, Daté de 1699. Estimation : €200,000-400,000. Price realised: EUR 2,110,000. © Christie’s images limited Paris – Le 12 décembre prochain, le département d’Art d’Asie présentera sa seconde vente de l’année. Réunissant 238 lots pour une estimation globale comprise entre 5.1 et 7.6 millions d’euros, cette vente propose un éventail complet des arts décoratifs asiatiques présentant plusieurs objets à... [Lire la suite]
09 novembre 2019

An aloeswood, jadeite, aquamarine and amethyst court necklace, chaozhu, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 118. An aloeswood, jadeite, aquamarine and amethyst court necklace, chaozhu, Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Approximately 60 5/8 in. (154 cm.) long. Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000. Price realised GBP 8,125. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  The necklace is comprised of one hundred and eight spherical aloeswood beads, spaced by four larger fotou agate beads. A double gourd-form coral fotouta and jadeite plaque suspending an amethyst toggle mounted with a cloisonné enamel... [Lire la suite]
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09 novembre 2019

A lapis lazuli, turquoise and aquamarine court necklace, chaozhu, and a lapis lazuli and coral rosary bracelet, shou chuan, Qing

Lot 117. A lapis lazuli, turquoise and aquamarine court necklace, chaozhu, and a lapis lazuli and coral rosary bracelet, shou chuan, Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000. Price realised GBP 11,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  The necklace includes one hundred and eight lapis lazuli beads carved with shou characters, separated by three larger fotou turquoise beads, each carved as a knot, a two-part double gourd-form turquoise fotouta and... [Lire la suite]
06 novembre 2019

A very rare gold mask, Liao Dynasty (907-1125)

Lot 53.  A very rare gold mask, Liao Dynasty (907-1125); 23cm (9in) long. Estimate £ 30,000 - 50,000 (€ 35,000 - 58,000). Sold for £ 32,562 (€ 38,021). Photo Bonhams. With straps encircling the crown of the head and joined at the top by a circular medallion, the facial features created by repousse with the hair finely incised, the circumference of the mask with punched and chased border, stand. Property from the Collection of John J. Studzinski, CBE Provenance: A & J Speelman Ltd., London, 24... [Lire la suite]
19 octobre 2019

Two openwork copper handwarmers, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 138. Two openwork copper handwarmers, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Larger: 5 in. (12.8 cm) wide. Estimate HKD 30,000 - HKD 50,000. Price realised HKD 412,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  The underside of one of the handwarmers is incised with a seal mark, Zhang Mingqi zhi, ‘Made by Zhang Mingqi’ and the other with a two-character mark reading Fengjiang.  Property from the Quek Kiok Lee Collection.   Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese... [Lire la suite]
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29 septembre 2019

A gold 'mask' plaque, Eastern Han dynasty (25-220)

Lot 810. A gold 'mask' plaque, Eastern Han dynasty (25-220). Height 2 3/4  in., 7 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 10,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the gold sheet hammered with repoussé and cut-out details, the circular face with openwork eyes and mouth, a broad nose, pronounced cheeks and forehead, and oval ears, framed by openwork curls on all sides and a rosette surrounded by further curls at the chest, stand (2). Provenance: Collection of Harry Geoffrey Beasley... [Lire la suite]