31 janvier 2018

A very important and magnificent Imperial pearl court necklace (chao zhu), Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 1813. A very important and magnificent Imperial pearl court necklace (chao zhu), Qing dynasty, 18th century; diameter 134 cm., 52 3/4 in. weight: 330 g. pearl diameter 9.60 - 10.65 mm. Estimate 8,000,000 — 12,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 67,860,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2010. consisting of a strand of 108 freshwater Eastern pearls divided into groups of twenty-seven by four fotou (Buddha heads') large coral beads flanked by pairs of lapis-lazuli, the foutou at the... [Lire la suite]

09 janvier 2018

Chinese Antique Jewelry at Susan Ollemans

A Gold Finger Ring With Kylin, China, Liao dynasty, 11th century, gold. Price On Request © Susan Ollemans Silver- Gilt Filigree Bracelet, China, Qing Dynasty, 19th century. Silver-Gilt. Diameter: 9cm. Price On Request © Susan Ollemans Susan Ollemans started her business in 1979 and has traded in Oriental Works of Art ever since. She was trained at the Percival David Foundation, SOAS London University, and worked as an agent for Spink and Sons for 15 years. She has sold to the Museum of New South Wales, Australia; the Cultural... [Lire la suite]
16 décembre 2017

Jade and gold burial suit, finest to survive ancient China, featured in Nelson-Atkins exhibition

Life-Size Jade Burial Suit with Gold Thread, China, Western Han Dynasty (206 B.C.E.-9 C.E.). Excavated from the tomb of the King of Chu at Shizishan, Xuzhou in 1995. 69 x 26 13/16 inches. Collection of the Xuzhou Museum. KANSAS CITY, MO.- In ancient China, death was believed to be such a continuation of life that burial tombs were plotted as elaborate afterlife arenas, complete with large security forces made of clay, horse-drawn chariots, precious stones and jade figures. Dreams of the Kings: A Jade Suit for... [Lire la suite]
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04 décembre 2017

A gilt-metal pearl and precious stone-inset necklace, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 3032. A gilt-metal pearl and precious stone-inset necklace, Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 250,000. Price realised HKD 500,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017   The crescent-shaped front section is inset with two registers of coral, lapis lazuli, malachite separated by gilt ruyi pearl, turquoise, and coral beads, all attached to two dragon heads attached to a circular hinge inset with a pearl. The articulated terminals are fashioned with spiralling dragons... [Lire la suite]
11 novembre 2017

Sotheby's Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Sales to take place on 30 November and 1 December

A Fine Blue and White ‘Peach’ Moonflask, Seal mark and period of Qianlong. 24.3 cm Estimate: HK$1,800,000 - 2,500,000/US$230,000 - 320,000. Provenance: Collection of T.Y. Chao (1912-1999), and thence by descent in the family. Courtesy Sotheby's HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s will stage two mid-season sales of Chinese works of art at its Hong Kong Gallery: An Asian Collection of Jade Carvings (30 November) and Chinese Art including Selected Works of Art from the T.Y. Chao Family Collection (30 November – 1... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2017

A coral, kingfisher feather and pearl-inset gilt metal torque, lingyue, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 57. A coral, kingfisher feather and pearl-inset gilt metal torque, lingyue, Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000. Price realised GBP 93,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. Its body is divided into six sections inset with coral divided by kingfisher feather and hardstone mounts, the terminals confronting spheres forming hinges attaching to the two pivoting front sections, the reverse chased with alternating panels enclosing flowers and butterflies and the Buddhist endless knot.... [Lire la suite]
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31 octobre 2017

A rare silver and gold kendi, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 50. A rare silver and gold kendi, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644). 6 1/4in (16cm) high. Estimate USD  8,000 - 12,000. Sold for US$ 10,000 (€8,592). Photo: Bonhams. The compressed globular silver body decorated with repousse ridges beneath an incised floral band encircling the base of the tall waisted neck with a flared flange surrounding the mouth, the ridged cup-form spout, mounted with a gold petal-decorated fitting and stopper connected to a chain, the domed gold cover decorated in repousse with... [Lire la suite]
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29 octobre 2017

A rare silver raft group, 17th Century

Lot 177. A rare silver raft group, 17th Century. 6 3/4 in., 17.2 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 12,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. cast in the form of a woman, boy and deer transported in a gnarled hollowed pine log raft, the seated lady sheltered by an overhanging branch and grasping a long lotus pod as a steering paddle, (stand). Quantité: 2. Provenance: Christie's Hong Kong, 1/3rd May 1994, lot 551.Sotheby's London, 6th June 1995, lot 75. Note: A bamboo root... [Lire la suite]
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28 octobre 2017

A Pair of silver foliate cups, Song Dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 170. A Pair of silver foliate cups, Song Dynasty  (960-1127). 4 1/4 in., 10.7 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 26,400 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. each of hexafoil form with thin sides chased with petals delineated by wavy lines radiating out from a slightly raised prunus flowerhead in the center of the well, with further feathery leaves outlined with circle-punches, all supported on a slighly flared footring, the interior near the rim stamped with a maker's mark. Note: The... [Lire la suite]
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27 octobre 2017

Collection of Francis Golding (1944-2013) at Christie's London, 7 november 2017

Francis Nelson Golding, architectural, planning and conservation consultant: born Macclesfield 28 January 1944; Honorary Fellow, RIBA 2000; civil partner 2006 Dr Satish Padiyar; died London 7 November 2013. Francis Golding assembled this collection over the last forty years buying from reputable London dealers such as Bluett & Sons, John Sparks, and Spink & Son, and international auction houses including Sotheby's, Bonham's, and Christie’s. It comprises works that span over two thousand years of Chinese art and includes... [Lire la suite]