29 septembre 2019

A 'tiger and buffalo' gold plaque, 5th - 3rd century BC

Lot 811. A 'tiger and buffalo' gold plaque, 5th - 3rd century BC. Length 5 in., 12.7 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 40,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the rectangular sheet worked in repoussé with a buffalo spreading across the length of the plaque attached by two tigers at each side, the buffalo's head and horns in high relief, the fur indicated in finely combed lines, the tigers with thick wavy coats and long claws, all bordered by rope-twist band, pierced at the four corners and... [Lire la suite]

29 septembre 2019

A gold 'tiger and deer' plaque, 5th - 3rd century BC

Lot 809. A gold 'tiger and deer' plaque, 5th - 3rd century BC. Length 3 3/4  in., 9.5 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 17,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the gold sheet worked in repoussé with a tiger grasping a deer in its jaws, the tiger standing foursquare, its stripes hammered in high relief and the fur neatly incised, the deer suspended by its neck, the body hanging limp and framed by the side and lower borders of the plaque, the spaces between the animals' limbs cut... [Lire la suite]
25 septembre 2019

Rare Group of Early Chinese Paintings of Feasts to be Featured in an Exhibition this Fall

Chinese, Liao dynasty, 907–1125, Coffin box panel: Arranging an Outdoor Banquet, 10th–early 11th century. Wood with lacquer-based pigment. Princeton University Art Museum. Museum purchase, Fowler McCormick, Class of 1921, Fund (1995-86). PRINCETON, N.J. – The art of feasting will bring to life a remarkable epoch of cultural flourishing, economic development and foreign exchange in Chinese history in a groundbreaking exhibition premiering this fall. The Eternal Feast: Banqueting in Chinese Art from the 10th to the 14th... [Lire la suite]
21 septembre 2019

A fine and rare blue and white 'Three Friends of Winter' jar, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 606. A fine and rare blue and white  'Three Friends of Winter' jar, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 6 3/4 in. (17.2 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 250,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 501,900. © Christie's Image Ltd 2002 The jar is well painted with a central frieze depicting the 'Three Friends of Winter', prunus, bamboo and pine, between a lappet band above the foot and a chrysanthemum scroll around the shoulder, all covered in a blue-tinged glaze. Note: This small jar is decorated with a... [Lire la suite]
18 septembre 2019

A carved smokey-quartz figure of Li Bai, 18th-19th century

Lot 777. A carved smokey-quartz figure of Li Bai, 18th-19th century; 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.) long. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 20,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  The drunken poet is shown reclining beside an over-turned wine jar. Provenance: Janis H. Palmer (1917-1984) Collection, Chicago.The Art Institute of Chicago, accessioned in 1986.  Note: Li Bai (AD 701-762) was the foremost poet of the Tang dynasty (AD 618-907) and, together with Du Fu,... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2019

An exceptional soapstone figure of a luohan by Zhou Bin, Qing dynasty, 17th - 18th century

Lot 678. An exceptional soapstone figure of a luohan by Zhou Bin, Qing dynasty, 17th - 18th century. Height 4 3/8  in., 11.1 cm. Estimate 120,000 — 150,000 USD. Lot sold 150,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. seated on a quatrefoil cushion, leaning onto the left hand with the right knee raised at the opposite side of the body, the right hand gesturing in front of the chest, the body draped in loose robes fluttering upward at the hem lines, the fabrics finely incised with the brocade... [Lire la suite]

14 septembre 2019

An embellished zitan 'Squirrel and grapevine' circular box and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 830. An embellished zitan 'Squirrel and grapevine' circular box and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Diameter 3 1/4  in., 8.3 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 100,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the top of the cover adorned with four squirrels crouching in opposite directions and surrounded by a scrolling grape vine bearing clusters of fruit and leaves, the vine inlaid in silver wire, the animals, fruits, and leaves variously set with mother-of-pearl, shell,... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2019

An extremely rare and magnificent pair of gilt-bronze inset hongmu 'luohan' panels, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 667. An extremely rare and magnificent pair of gilt-bronze inset hongmu 'luohan' panels, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 49  1/4  by 30  1/8  in., 125 by 76.5 cm. Estimate 250,000 — 350,000 USD. Lot sold 300,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. each rectangular panel deftly carved in varying depths of high relief with a vertical landscape composed of mountainous peaks, rocky outcrops and islets connected by bridges and dotted with pine, wutong and... [Lire la suite]
08 septembre 2019

Qing Dynasty elephant censer among prized lots in Heritage Auctions' Fine & Decorative Asian Art Auction

 Lot 78242. A Chinese Imperial Cloisonné Enamel and Cabochon-Mounted Gilt Bronze Elephant Censer, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period (1736-1795); 17-1/2 x 15-1/2 x 12-1/2 inches (44.5 x 39.4 x 31.8 cm). Estimate: $50,000 - $70,000.    DALLAS, TX.- An enamel and gilt bronze censer from the Qing Dynasty is expected to vie for top-lot honors in Heritage Auctions’ Fine & Decorative Asian Art Auction Sept. 9-10 in New York. The sale includes numerous lots from private American... [Lire la suite]
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06 septembre 2019

An important and extremely rare inlaid iron flask, Warring States period-Han dynasty (475 BC–220 AD)

Lot 241. An important and extremely rare inlaid iron flask, Warring States period - Han dynasty (475 BC–220 AD). Height 32. cm. Estimate 150,000 — 250,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the flattened oval body sumptuously inset on each side with five registers of gilt-silver and turquoise plaques enclosing various mythical creatures and animals, each plaque surrounded by four detached scrolls inlaid in fine silver wires, separated by raised... [Lire la suite]