01 août 2018

A small silver 'Lotus' cup, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 735. A small silver 'Lotus' cup, Song dynasty (960-1279); 3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) diameter, 34 g. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 10,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2015. The rounded sides chased as three rows of overlapping petals rising from a central lotus pod encircled by a band of stamens, box. Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in Hong Kong, 1988 Christie's. The Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth Part IV - Chinese Works... [Lire la suite]

01 août 2018

Silver lobed bowl, Song dynasty, 960 – 1279

Silver lobed bowl, Song dynasty, 960 – 1279. Diameter: 7 inches,17.8 cm. Height: 2 inches, 5 cm. Weight: 250 grams. © Ben Janssens Oriental Art A silver bowl in the form of an open chrysanthemum flower, its sides worked into twenty.four petals of equal dimensions, rising from a flat base. The bowl is wholly undecorated. The silver is of relatively thick gauge. The supremely simple, elegant design of this silver bowl epitomises the applied arts of the Song dynasty. Bowls of similar shape are found in both... [Lire la suite]
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01 août 2018

A parcel-gilt silver 'chrysanthemum' bowl, China, Song dynasty (AD 960-1279)

Lot 734. A parcel-gilt silver 'chrysanthemum' bowl, China, Song dynasty (AD 960-1279);4 ¼ in. (10.7 cm.) diameter, 37 g. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 8,125 © Christie's Images Ltd 2015. The bowl chased in the shape of a chrysanthemum flower, with gilded, domed center punched with stamens, and narrow petals decorated on the interior with a gilded band of foliate diaper below the lobed rim, box. Christie's. The Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth Part IV - Chinese... [Lire la suite]
01 août 2018

A pair of silver bracket-lobed floriform stem bowls, China, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368)

Lot 733. A pair of silver bracket-lobed floriform stem bowls, China, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368); 4 ¼ in. (10.7 cm.) wide, 134 g. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 47,500 © Christie's Images Ltd 2015. The sides of each bowl in the form of seven barbed petals radiating from the raised, pointed center, each petal chased just below the rim with a pair of flower sprigs, all forming a continuous band, the whole raised on a conforming pedestal foot chased with a diaper... [Lire la suite]
01 août 2018

A parcel-gilt silver hexalobed cup stand, China, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368)

Lot 730. A parcel-gilt silver hexalobed cup stand, China, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368). Stand 6 7/8 in. (17.6 cm.) diameter; cup 4 1/16 in. (10.4 cm.) diameter, 256 g. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 43,750 © Christie's Images Ltd 2015. Shaped as a shallow dish divided into six petal lobes, the flat rim chased with a band of foliate meander on a ring-punched ground repeated on the conforming, pedestal foot, the top of the central platform decorated with a scene of... [Lire la suite]
26 juin 2018

Splendid Accessories of Nomadic Peoples: Mongolian, Muslim, and Tibetan Artifacts of the Qing Dynasty from the Museum Collection

Lapis lazuli alms bowl and leather case - possibly Tibetan work, Qianlong imperial inscription dated to 1759, Qing dynasty, 18th century. © National Palace Museum  The Mongolian, Tibetan, and western Muslim territories of China are located in the central part of the Eurasian continent and geographically consist mostly of plateaus and basins. With its northern latitude and high terrain, the cold climate of the area yields unpredictable rainfall. Except for settlements along river... [Lire la suite]
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19 juin 2018

A fine blue and white 'lotus' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 3914. A fine blue and white 'lotus' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1662-1722); 7 1/2 in. (19 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price Realized HKD 524,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011    Well painted in bright tones of blue in the center of the interior with a lotus spray medallion repeated as a continuous frieze on the sides of the well and the exterior, below a narrow band of demi-lotus flowers at the rim on the... [Lire la suite]
14 juin 2018

A silver and gold damascened iron ritual axe, karttrika, Ming-Qing dynasty (1368-1911)

Lot 210. A silver and gold damascened iron ritual axe, karttrika, Ming-Qing dynasty (1368-1911). Hauteur: 20 cm. (7 7/8 in.). Estimate EUR 6,000 - EUR 8,000. Price realised EUR 75,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. Les deux côtés de la lame sont ornés de mantra en ranjana. La bordure supérieure est agrémentée de flammes émergeant de la gueule d'un makara. La prise est ornée d'un demi-vajra émergeant de têtes de makara surmontant une frise de lotus et de ruyi. ... [Lire la suite]
14 juin 2018

A rare zitan 'longetivy' scroll box and cover, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 60. A rare zitan 'longetivy' scroll box and cover, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Dimensions: 73 x 16 cm. (28 ¾ x 6 ¼ in.). Estimate EUR 35,000 - EUR 45,000. Price realised EUR 52,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. De forme rectangulaire, le couvercle est finement sculpté d'un caractère Shou stylisé flanqué par quatre chauves-souris volant parmi des nuages. La bordure est ornée d'une frise de motifs géométriques archaïsants; l'intérieur en nanmu. Provenance: Property... [Lire la suite]
13 juin 2018

A gilt-copper, wood, jade, soapstone, enamel and stained bone pagoda, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 203. A gilt-copper, wood, jade, soapstone, enamel and stained bone pagoda, Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Hauteur: 82 cm. (32 1/4 in.). Estimate EUR 60,000 - EUR 80,000. Price realised EUR 93,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. Elle repose sur une base en bois incrustée de lotus en cuivre doré. Des dragons s'enroulent autour des huit colonnes principales émaillées qui soutiennent trois niveaux de toits étagés. Les extrémités des toits sont ornées de chimères en os teinté vert et soutiennent des... [Lire la suite]
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